The Chinese novel “A Record of a Mortal’s Journey to Immortality” has captivated readers with its thrilling story and interesting characters. This novel has also been adapted into a Chinese anime series of the same name, which premiered in 2020 on Bilibili and has since gained immense popularity among donghua viewers. The anime has even spawned three seasons, with A Record of a Mortal’s Journey to Immortality Season 3 having been released on November 25, 2023.
The story of “A Record of a Mortal’s Journey to Immortality” revolves around a young and ordinary boy from a humble village, named Han Li. By a stroke of luck, he joins a minor sect in Jiang Hu and becomes an Unofficial Disciple. This unexpected turn of events sets him on a path filled with challenges and opportunities. Han Li, the protagonist, must navigate the treacherous world of cultivation and overcome his mediocre aptitude. Along the way, he must also avoid attracting the attention of those who may wish to harm him.
The novel takes readers on a thrilling journey as Han Li faces off against devilish cultivators and ancient celestials. Despite his humble origins and limited abilities, he is determined to find his own path towards immortality. The story is a testament to the indomitable spirit of an ordinary mortal who defies all odds to achieve greatness.
The Chinese anime adaptation of “A Record of a Mortal’s Journey to Immortality” has brought this captivating story to life on the screen, all thanks to the joined production of Studio Original Force, and Wonder Cat Animation. With its stunning visuals and compelling storytelling, the anime has garnered a dedicated fanbase. Viewers have been eagerly following Han Li’s journey, eagerly awaiting each new season to see how his story unfolds.
A Record of a Mortal’s Journey to Immortality Live Drama
Did you know that the novel is getting a live-action adaptation? Now, let’s move forward to the new adaptation of the novel, “A Record of a Mortal’s Journey to Immortality,” in the form of a Chinese TV drama series called The Mortal Ascension in 2024. This highly anticipated live drama stars the popular actor Yang Yang, who takes on the role of the protagonist, Han Li. The upcoming drama is known by various titles, including “Fan Ren Xiu Xian Zhuan,” and “Faan Yan Sau Sin Chyun.”
Directed by Yang Yang himself, the live drama promises to bring the captivating story to life on the small screen. With the guidance of screenwriters Wang Yu Ren and Jia Dong Yan, the drama aims to stay true to the essence of the original novel while adding its own unique elements. Both Wang Yu Ren and Jia Dong Yan are also serving as producers while Mu Ning will serve as action director, and Liu Jing Ping as art director. The production of the series will be handled by Golden Pond Media and Youku.
Fans can expect thrilling martial arts fights, mesmerizing cultivation practices, and the trademark xinxia antics that have made the novel and anime series so popular. The live drama will also incorporate historical and adventure cliches, transporting viewers to a world filled with ancient secrets and mystical realms.
With Yang Yang at the helm, audiences can anticipate a captivating performance that brings the character of Han Li to life. As one of China’s most beloved actors, Yang Yang’s portrayal is sure to capture the essence of the determined and resilient protagonist.
Stay tuned for the release of “A Record of a Mortal’s Journey to Immortality” live drama, as it promises to be an exciting and immersive adaptation that will captivate both fans of the novel and new viewers alike.
The Casts of The Mortal Ascension Drama
Let’s take a closer look at the talented Chinese actors who will be bringing the characters of “A Record of a Mortal’s Journey to Immortality” to life in the upcoming drama.
First up, we have Yang Yang, who will be portraying the protagonist, Han Li. Yang Yang is a highly popular actor known for his roles in various series and movies, such as “Love O2O” and “The King’s Avatar.” With his charming and versatile acting skills, Yang Yang is sure to capture the essence of Han Li’s determined and resilient character.
Playing the role of Nan Gong Wan is Gina Jin. Gina Jin (Jin Chen) is an actress who has gained recognition for her performances in dramas like “Falling Into You” and “Why Women Love .” Her talent and on-screen presence make her a perfect fit for the role of Nan Gong Wan, a character with a mysterious and enchanting aura.
Hu Yu Xuan will be taking on the role of Han Li’s loyal companion Zhang Tie. Hu Yu Xuan also appeared on other shows like Our Times, Hidden Love, and Professional Single.
Zhang Xiao Chen Tang will be playing the character of Li Feiyu. Zhang Xiao Chen previously appeared on shows like Sword Snow Stride, and Ancient Love Poetry.
Zhao Qing will also be joining the cast as Mo Caihuan, she will also appear in the live-action adaptation of the donghua White Cat Legend known as Dali Temple.
Other cast members for The Mortal Ascension drama includes the following:
- Jin Shi Jie as Mo Dafu Guan
- Yun Peng as Wan Xiaoshan
- Su Yu Jie as Meng Da
- Cao Zan as Meng Er Sun
- Yi Ming (孙一鸣) as Meng San
- Liu Wen Huan as Meng Si
- Guo Xin Yu as Meng Wu
- Zhao Xiao Tang as Chen Qiaoqian
- Li Xi Zi as Chen Rong
- Liu Tian Bao as Chen Mu
- Cao Jun as Song Meng
- Zhang Xiang as Liu Jing
- Qianling Nayi as Zhong Weiniang
- Li Sheng Jia as Wu Xuan
- Li Nai Wen as Li Huayuan
- Wang Tong Hui as Sect Leader Zhong
- Liu Yan as Hong Fu
- Paul Che as Senior Uncle Ma
- Jin Jia Yue (金佳悦) as Dong Xuan’er
- Yin Zhu Sheng as Xu Lao
- Liu Ya Jin as Xiang Zhili
- Li Ming as Ling Hu
- Lao Zu Jia Bing as Wang Yu
- Zhang Hai Yu as Zhong Wu
- Ying Er as Ni Chang
- Yan Feng as Fu Yunzi
- Mu Ning as Feng Yue
- Zhang Yao as Qi Yunxiao
- Rong Zi Xi as Xin Ruyin
- Wang Duo as Wang Chan
- Zong Feng Yan as Yan Yunshan
- Kenji Chen as Xuan Le
- Chang Di as Lv Tianmeng
- Wang Hai Xiang as Ye She
- Chen Zhen as Qing Wen
- Zu Ka Er as Bing Yao
- Xu Hai Qiao as Yun Lu
- Luo Guang Xu as Qin Yan
- Yu Kang (喻亢) as Tie Luo
- Wu Yue as Emperor Yue
- Liu Ke Jun as Yan Ruyan
- Liang Yong Ni as Han Yunzhi
- Li Yue as Lu Mingyuan
- Zhou Xiao Fei as Hu Pinggu
- Han Jian Yi as Qu Hun
- Zhang Wan Er as Xiao Cui’er
I would like to invite Chinese viewers to eagerly anticipate and watch the highly anticipated live drama adaptation of “A Record of a Mortal’s Journey to Immortality.” Scheduled for release in 2024 and slated to have 40 episodes, this drama promises to be a captivating and thrilling experience for fans of the original donghua.
With its engaging storyline and rich characters, “A Record of a Mortal’s Journey to Immortality” has already captured the hearts of many viewers. The drama will bring to life the epic journey of Han Li, the determined protagonist, as he navigates the treacherous path to immortality.
Not only will this drama showcase the talents of renowned actor Yang Yang, who will be portraying the resilient Han Li, but it will also feature a stellar cast of actors who will breathe life into the other beloved characters, each actor has been carefully chosen to bring authenticity and depth to their respective roles.
The series will be joining the long list of donghua that are getting its Chinese drama counterparts such as The Founder of Diabolism, Cinderella Chef, Take My Brother Away, Psychic Princess, and even the upcoming series like Link Click, and Dali Temple.
So mark your calendars and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey with “A Record of a Mortal’s Journey to Immortality” live drama in 2024. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the magic and excitement of this highly anticipated adaptation. Stay tuned for more updates and be prepared to be captivated by the world of immortality and adventure.
Last Updated on November 27, 2023 by Yu Alexius