The X-Family; ft. Jack Na playing violin!

Hello everyone!

It’s the 7th day of the Lunar New Year! Happy birthday everyone! Since we’re still continuing our spree of violin music, let me share with you  one of my favorite violin scenes from the drama The X-Family.  I was originally gonna share something from Angel ‘n Devil, but I couldn’t find the specific clip I wanted.

However, the violinist is the same. Jack Na is an absolutely amazing actor and violinist! I also love the series that he plays in. I also recommend watching the KO series if you haven’t seen it already! The original order goes as such: KO One, The X-Family, KO 3an Guo. There’s also more in the series featuring a new generation of actors/singers: KO One Return, KO One Re-act, The X-Dormitory, Angel ‘n Devil, and KO One Remember. This series is absolutely amazing because I love the music in it and the idea of having powered-people living among normal people. Sort of like Harry Potter without wands. My favorite is Ko 3an Guo. Now without further ado….

Excuse the horrible quality. The show is quite old. If you need it, the Chinese titles of the series are:

  • 終極一班 KO One
  • 終極一家 The X Family
  • 終極三國 KO 3an Guo
  • 終極一班2 KO One Return
  • 終極一班3 KO One Re-act
  • 終極X宿舍 The X Dormitory
  • 終極惡女 Angel n’ Devil/ KO Bad Girls
  • 終極一班4 KO One Remember

This is the order of the release dates. If you want to watch it in chronological order according to the time and place in the series, KO One Remember comes after KO One Re-act. I think Angel n Devil is somewhere around the same time as KO One Remember, but that can be watched as a separate show since there are no cameos of other characters from the other series.  The X Dormitory is last 🙂

Enjoy!

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Saiunkoku Monogatari

Saiunkoku Monogatari, or the Tale of the Kingdom of Colored Clouds  is what really got me into the sound of the Chinese violin (erhu 二胡). The main character, Shuurei, plays this instrument, and the sound is a key part in the anime’s soundtrack. Not only that, the story is extremely beautiful and enlightening. Each character has their own journey; there is a stream of elegance and refinement in all of them. The colors and the design of the drawings behind the anime is really beautiful as well. I encourage everyone who has not watched this to watch it. Or read it, as it is originally a light novel by Sai Yukino.

It’s not really a romance story either, although there are hints of it here and there. It’s more like…. a really intelligent story.

But the music is what makes it ever so more beautiful.

These are the songs played by the main character in the anime. Look at the thumbnail of the characters! Shuurei is the beautiful lady in the center, and the Emperor is behind her.

Listen, listen, listen!

Schoolyard Legend: Three Lives Three Worlds Peach Blossom Destiny

In celebration of the release of the webdrama “Schoolyard Legend: Three Lives Three Worlds Peach Blossom Destiny” <<学院传说之三生三世桃花缘>>, let me present to you the main original soundtrack to this drama,  花开树下 网剧, sung by Jiro Wang Not sure of the English translation, but you pronounce it as this: Huā kāi shù xià wǎng jù 🙂

The rap is cringe-worthy, but don’t you like the sound of the erhu? I love it when modern-day songs include traditional instruments. It sounds absolutely beautiful.

I hope somebody subs this drama soon… my Chinese isn’t good enough to understand the whole plot! D: