The Romance of the Condor Heroes (2014)
Release Date: December 3, 2014 – 2015
English Subtitles: Yes
DVD Release: March 17, 2015
* Michelle Chen is voted sweet lovable Xiao Longnu!
* The Romance of Condor Heroes began filming on August 2013 and completed on January 2, 2014, it first premiered on December 3, 2014 on Hunan Satellite TV.
* Michelle Chen ‘babyfat’ is to chubby to portray Xiao Longnu.
Chinese Title: Shen Diao Xia Lu / 神鵰俠侶
Khmer Title: Tep Entry Baksey Snae / ឥន្រ្ទីទេពបក្សីស្នេហ៍
Thai Title: มังกรหยก 2014 ศึกเทพอภินิหารจ้าวอินทรีย์
Vietnamese Title: Thần Điêu Đại Hiêp 2014
Genre: Wuxia / Romance
Director: Li Huizhu
No. of Episodes: 52
The Romance of the Condor Heroes 2014 Original Soundtrack
1. 问世间 (Wenshi Jian) – Artist: Sean Chen (陈翔)
2. 相思引 (Xiangsi Yin) – Artist: Dong Zhen (董贞)
3. 你我 (Ni wo) (You and I) – Artist: Chen Xiao & Michelle Chen
4. 十六年 (Shiliu Nian) – Artist: Chen Xiao (陳曉) & Liu Xin (劉忻)
5. 浩瀚 (Hao Han) – Artist: Jason Zhang (张杰)
Chen Xiao (陈晓) as Yang Guo (son of Yang Kang & Mu Nianci)
Leo Wu Lei (吴磊) as Xiao Yang Guo (young Yang Guo)
Michelle Chen (陈妍希) as Xiao longnü
Calvin Zheng (郑国霖) as Guo Jing
Yang Mingna (杨明娜) as Huang Rong (wife of Guo Jing, chief of Beggars’ Sect)
Christopher Lee (李铭顺) as Huang Yaoshi (Huang Rong’s father, The Five Greats of Eastern Heretic)
Rachel Momo (毛晓彤) as Guo Fu (oldest daughter of Guo Jing & Huang Rong, likes Yang Guo but marries Yelu Qi)
Sophie Zhang (张雪迎) as Guo Xiang (younger daughter of Guo Jing & Huang Rong)
Zhao Wenhao (赵文浩) as Guo Polu (youngest son of Guo Jing and Huang Rong, Guo Xiang’s twin brother)
Viann Zhang (张馨予) as Li Mochou (infamous third-generation disciple of Ancient Tomb Sect, senior sister of Xiaolongnü)
Sarah Zhao (赵韩樱子) as Cheng Ying (Lu Wushuang’s cousin, disciple of Huang Yaoshi)
Qiu Xin Zhi (邱心志) as Gongsun Zhi (wants to marry Xiao Longnu)
Wu Jingjing (邬靖靖) as Gongsun Lue (daughter of Gongsun Zhi & Qiu Qianchi, likes Yang Guo)
Jess Zhang (张茜) as Qiu Qianchi (mother of Gongsun Lue, wife of Gongsun Zhi)
Joyce Jian (菅韧姿) as Rou er (Gongsun Zhi’s lover)
Song Yang (宋洋) as Zhen Zhibing (disciple of Qiu Chuji)
Zhang Zhehan (张哲瀚) as Yelu Qi (younger son of Yelu Chucai, marries Guo Fu)
Yolanda Ma (马樱侨) as Yelu Yan (younger sister of Yelu Qi, likes Yang Guo but marries Wu Dunru)
Fei Meng (孟飞) as Yelu Chucai
Kevin Yan (严宽) as Wang Chongyang (The Five Greats of Central Divine, loves Lin Chaoying)
Sean Chen (陈翔) as Lu Zhanyuan (House of Lu, Li Mochou likes)
Yoki Sun (孙耀琦) as Lu Wushuang (Lu Zhanyuan’s daughter, likes Yang Guo)
Deng Sha (邓莎) as He Yuanjun (wife of Lu Zhanyuan, foster daughter of Wu Santong & Wu San Niang)
Zhang Yameng (张雅萌) as Wu Sanniang
Zong Fengyan (宗峰岩) as Ouyang Feng (The Five Greats of Western Venom)
Elena Chen (陈廷嘉) as A Xue (Ouyang Feng sister-in-law)
Yang Rong (杨蓉) as Mei Chaofeng (third disciple of East Heretic Huang Yaoshi, teacher of Yang Kang)
Zhang Yonggang (张永刚) as Jinlun Guoshi
Yin Xiaotian (印小天) as Hong Qigong (The Five Greats of Northern Beggar)
Jeffery Ji (季晨) as Yideng Dashi (The Five Greats of Southern Emperor Master Yideng)
Crystal Huang (黄奕) as Feng Heng (Huang Yaoshi’s wife)
Juck Zhang (张超) as Wu Dunru (disciple of Guo Jing and Huang Rong, elder son of Wu Santong & brother of Wu Xiuwen, loves Guo Fu)
Elvis Han (韩东君) as Wu Xiuwen (disciple of Guo Jing and Huang Rong, youngest son of Wu Santong, likes Guo Gu)
Jiro Wang (汪东城) as Kublai Khan
Michelle Dong (董璇) as Lin Chaoying (founder of the Ancient Tomb Sect, former lover of Wang Chongyang)
Simona Wang (王双) as Wan Yanping (likes Yelu Qi but marries Wu Xiuwen)
Zanilia Zhao (赵丽颖) as Mu Nianci (Yang Guo’s mother)
Chen Zi Han (陈紫函) as Qiu Yinong
Andy Zhang (张丹峰) as Dugu Qiubai (greatest swordsman, Yang Guo carries his sword)
Qin Lan (秦岚) as He Xiang
Wang Ruizi (王瑞子) as Pangniu
Sarah Zhao (赵韩樱子) as Cheng Ying (loves Yang Guo but became his sworn sister)
Zhang Yonggang (张永刚) as Jinlun Fawang
Shen Bao Ping (沈保平) as Qiu Chuji (fourth brother of the Quanzhen Seven Disciples, he named baby Guo Jing and baby Yang Kang, teacher of Yang Kang)
Wangmao Lei (王茂蕾) as Zhao Zhijing
Eric Ding (丁宇辰) as Shen Daoshi (Quanzhen Taoist)
Cao Xinyue (曹馨月) as Hong Lingbo
Zhang Tianyang (张天阳) as Huo Do (Prince of Mongolia, disciple of Jinlun Fawang)
Zhu Zi Xiao (朱梓骁) as Hu Bilie (Mongolian prince, grandson of Ghenghis Khan)
Alina Zhang (张萌) as Liu Ying (Yinggu)
Houjing Jian (侯京健) as Feng Mofeng (great five disciples of Huang Yaoshi)
Rong Yao Zhong (肜耀忠) as Yin Kexi (Hu Bilie’s warrior, stole Jiu Yang Zhen Jing from Shaolin and later hid it in a gorilla’s tummy)
Huang Ming (黄明) as Long Jiu
Zhou Dehua (周德华) as Zhou Botong
Ethan Yao (姚奕辰) as Chen Xuanfeng
The Condor Heroes is an adaptation based on the novel series, The Return of the Condor Heroes by Jin Yong.
Chen Xiao as Yang Guo
Michelle Chen as Xiao Longnü
Leo Wu Lei as Xiao Yang Guo (young Yang Guo)
Calvin Zheng as Guo Jing
Yang Mingna as Huang Rong (wife of Guo Jing, chief of Beggars’ Sect)
Christopher Lee as Huang Yaoshi (Huang Rong’s father, The Five Greats of Eastern Heretic)
Rachel Momo as Guo Fu (eldest child of Guo Jing & Huang Rong, likes Yang Guo but marries Yelu Qi)
Sophie Zhang as Guo Xiang (younger daughter of Guo Jing and Huang Rong, founder of the Emei Sect, likes Yang Guo)
Zhang Zhehan as Yelu Qi (second son of Mongolian Prime Minister Yelu Chucai, was in love with Wang Yangping but marries Guo Fu) & Yolanda Ma as Yelu Yan (sister of Yelu Qi, likes Yang Guo but marries Wu Dunru)
Zong Fengyan as Ouyang Feng (The Five Greats of Western Venom)
Rong Yang as Mei Chaofeng (third disciple of East Heretic Huang Yaoshi)
Sarah Zhao (right) as Cheng Ying (disciple of Huang Yaoshi, likes Yang Guo but became his sworn sister)
Viann Zhang as Li Mochou (infamous third-generation disciple of Ancient Tomb Sect (Gumu Pai), senior disciple sister of Xiaolongnü)
Sean Chen as Lu Zhanyuan (House of Lu, former lover of Li Mochou)
Deng Sha as He Yuanjun (wife of Lu Zhanyuan, foster daughter of Wu Santong & Wu San Niang)
Yoki Sun as Lu Wushuang (daughter of Lu Zhanyuan & He Yuanjun, she is crippled, likes Yang Guo)
Qiu Xin zhi as Gongsun Zhi (wants to marry Xiao Longnu)
Jess Zhang as Qiu Qianchi (mother of Gongsun Lue, wife of Gongsun Zhi)
Wu Jingjing as Gongsun Lue (daughter of Gongsun Zhi & Qiu Qianchi, likes Yang Guo)
Simona Wang as Wan Yanping (likes Yelu Qi but marries Wu Xiuwen)
Zhu Zi Xiao as Hu Bilie (Mongolian prince, grandson of Ghenghis Khan)
Kevin Yan as Wang Chongyang (The Five Greats of Central Divine, loves Lin Chaoying)
Michelle Dong as Lin Chaoying (founder of the Ancient Tomb Sect, loves Wang Chongyang)
Yin Xiaotian as Hong Qigong (The Five Greats of Northern Beggar)
Zanilia Zhao as Mu Nianci (Yang Guo’s mother)
Juck Zhang as Wu Dunru (left) & Elvis Han as Wu Xiuwen (right)
浩瀚 (Hao Han) – Jason Zhang
You and Me – Chen Xiao & Michelle Chen
OST – 问世间 (Wenshi Jian) – Sean Chen
The Condor Heroes Trilogy
The Romance of the Condor Heroes (2014) starring Chen Xiao as Yang Guo and Michelle Chen as Xiao Longnu is the second part to the Condor Heroes trilogy series written by Jin Yong. The prequel is, The Legend of Condor Heroes, followed by, The Return of the Condor Heroes, and last, The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber.
Yang Guo is the main protagonist in The Romance of the Condor Heroes 2014. He is the son of Yang Kang & Mu Nianci who are characters from part 1, Legend of the Condor Heroes. Yang Guo’s name was given to him by Guo Jing, he named the baby boy “Guo”, which means “wrong” or “fault”, and gave him a courtesy name “Gaizhi”, which means “to correct”. Guo Jing hopes that Yang Guo would redeem his family’s honour, which had been tarnished by Yang Kang’s past actions, and promised Mu Nianci that he will teach Yang Guo martial arts when the boy becomes older.
Who is Xiao Longnu?
Xiao Longnu her name translated to English means ‘little dragon girl’ is a disciple of Lin Chaoying. Xiao Longnu was an orphan and abandoned as an infant outside Chongyang Palace (Quanzhen Sect) by an unknown figure. Her cries broke the silence of the night and drew the attention of Quanzhen’s priests. Before they could decide what to do with the baby girl because the sect does not accept female members, a middle-aged woman called Granny Sun appeared and took Xiao Longnu away to the nearby Ancient Tomb. She was raised by Lin Chaoying’s disciple, and became the third generation disciple of the secret Ancient Tomb Sect (Gumu Pai). Xiao Longnu is known to be the most beautiful women in the novel her beauty is so captivating, that men or women who gaze at her will be locked on her beauty.
The Ancient Tomb Sect (Gumu Pai) is a kung fu school founded by Lin Chaoying. All the disciples of Ancient Tomb sect are females, the kung fu of this Sect is elegant, graceful, light, beautiful and appears harmless to outsiders. Xiao Longnu grew up alone and never had any contact with the outside world. She was taught that men are all evil and untrustworthy and therefore not to have any emotional feelings for the human world. She always wears white symbolizing her purity and innocence since she was untainted by the outside world during her years in the Ancient Tomb.
In the News
It is known in the media that Taiwanese actress Michelle Chen role to play Xiao Longnu received a lot of criticism from people. Many people have propagated that Michelle Chen’s face is too chubby for her role of Xiao Longu. Do you agree? Xiao Longnu’s beauty is supposedly mysterious and beautiful because she has always lived in the Ancient Tomb Sect and has never been to the outside world. When she appears outside to the world for the first time people would be enchanted by her alluring beauty along with many of her powerful and dangerous moves, Long Sash of Gold Bells, attacking people with the sashes of her sleeves. Michelle Chen is not ugly it is that beauty is idealized and perceived differently by people.
Well, Michelle Chen is not giving up her role she is not overpowered by the ridicules and insults and continues to accept her role, and why? Michelle Chen have responded on her Weibo saying, “I am the one who wanted to take on the Little Dragon Girl role. Who defines the rules for her looks. It’s a new interpretation.” Michelle Chen almost considered suicide because of the criticism she received from netizens. She attended a charity event for anti-depression in Taipei, Taiwan on May 25, 2014.
U Shocked or confused?
Maybe Jealous? that Michelle Chen is chosen to play the most ethereal beauty of wuxia novels? If you want to see when Xiao Longnu first comes out in the series watch it on episode 3. On first sight of Michelle Chen your mouth opens you are saying, OMG! what the…? ok, does she capture your attention of the most beautiful Xiao Longnu described in the novel? After seeing her from the beginning of the episodes and more into the series you could probably get use to her look. But than you can say that almost anyone can be turned into a beautiful goddess and don’t let anybody tell you different. Still, just consider it a fresh new point of view to the novel.
Many people reacted critically to Michelle Chen for accepting her role but after the release of the Romance of the Condor Heroes it clearly shows how many people find Michelle Chen’s qualities fresh sweet and lovable.
One of my favorite part is when Yang Guo first meets Lu Wushuang (Yoki Sun), I think this part is pretty funny. Episode 14
The Romance of the Condor Heroes 2014 first broadcast on December 3, 2014 on Hunan Satellite TV.
Real-life Condor Heroes Romance
Guess what? Chen Xiao our handsome Yang Guo is dating Michelle Chen? in real life! Yes is true! Please put on your shock face now. Yes, popular novel character Yang Guo and Xiao Longnu has the power to turn on-screen couples into real-life romance! Oh and yes, Michelle Chen is 4 years older than Chen Xiao. Congrats!
In media news Chen Xiao & Michelle Chen has wed they are officially husband & wife. – source; http://www.sporela.com/index.php/latest-entertainment-news/3588-chen-xiao-michelle-chen-wedding-booked-for-19-july-2016-in-beijing-21st-in-taipei
Christopher Lee & Fann Wong who both starred in The Return of the Condor Heroes 2008. They married in 2009 and has one child. Yes, Fann Wong is just older than Christopher Lee by a couple of months.
Romance of the Condor Heroes 2014 (DVD), Mandarin, No English subtitles, Yesasia
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Chen Xiao (Yang Guo) – July 5, 1987 (30)
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The Romance of the Condor Heroes Original Soundtrack
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2. 浩瀚 (Hao Han) – Jason Zhang
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