Martial Universe 武动乾坤 is a Chinese TV series adapted from a novel of the same name by Tian Can Tu Dou 天蚕土豆 starring Yang Yang (Just One Smile is Very Alluring), Crystal Zhang (Go Princess Go), Wu Chun, Wang Li Kun (The Gods), Ashton Chen and Liu Yan. The novel was published in 2011 and viewed over 32 million times within months after its release to tell an epic fantasy adventure that resonates with the male demographics born in the 70's, 80's and 90's.
The premise is about a young man under appreciated by his own tribe yet he chances upon a stone talisman that changes his life, igniting a series of events that shape him into a martial arts hero.
Yang Yang whose career is sizzling after Just One Smile Is Very Alluring takes on the role as the titular lead while Crystal Zhang headlines as the female lead. Novels that have a huge fandom usually equate to overwhelming expectations, yet netizens seem to have given a big thumbs up for the Go Princess Go actress though their initially positive response seem to be turning sour due to recent controversies surrounding the cast.
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