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November 28, 2021

【Manju 漫劇】Drunk in Love 一醉經年 (The 188 Series)

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Just came across this manhua drama of Drunk in Love, or also translated as Years of Intoxication 一醉經年 (one of the 188 series), hmmm, very surprised indeed! I knew the novel has been serialised into manhua since the beginning of this year, but it looks like they have turned it into something called manju now… Manju is a new term meaning a combination of manhua + video + drama, so it is still slightly different to dongman or donghua.

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November 27, 2021

Light the Night 華燈初上 (Taiwanese Series OST)

Light the Night 華燈初上 is a new Taiwanese webdrama that premiered on November 26, 2021. It will consist of 3 seasons of 8 episodes each, so a total of 24 episodes. The first season of 8 episodes are now all available to stream online, the premiere date of the subsequent two seasons are yet to be confirmed.

The drama is set in the 1980s in Taiwan, so the OST has some cover songs from that era which was originally sung by the very popular Taiwanese singer, Teresa Teng 鄧麗君. One of her signature songs very well-known throughout the Chinese community around the world, The Moon Represents My Heart 月亮代表我的心, is now covered by Ashin 阿信 (vocalist of Mayday 五月天) as the opening theme song for the soundtrack!

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Snackmasters Australia (2021)

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Snackmasters is a new cooking competition show that will premiere on Monday, November 29, 2021 on Channel 9 at 7:30pm. It was supposed to premiere a week earlier but a last-minute move was made by the channel to delay the premiere by a week in order to avoid crashing with the finale of Celebrity MasterChef Australia on Channel 10, which in turns moved the finale a day later from Sunday November 21, 2021 to Monday, November 22, 2021 last week. Ahhh, another day, another cat-and-mouse scheduling of TV shows in Australia, LOL…

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November 22, 2021

The Memory Garden 如果花知道 (Taiwanese Series OST)

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The Memory Garden 如果花知道 is a new 40-episode Taiwanese TV series that will premiere on December 20, 2021. The two male leads in this new series are Ray Chang 張睿家 and Shih Chih-Tian 石知田 who were both in the WBL series from earlier this year. The theme song has just been released so here it is…

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November 21, 2021

Baker Boys รักของผม…ขนมของคุณ (Thai Series OST)

Baker Boys รักของผม…ขนมของคุณ (Thai name translated literally as My Love…Your Snacks) is a new 12-episode Thai series that will premiere on November 24, 2021. It is based on the Japanese manga series Antique Bakery 西洋骨董洋菓子店 by Yoshinaga Fumi よしなが ふみ. The manga has already been adapted into a live-action Japanese TV series in 2001 and also an Japanese anime series in 2008. A Korean film adaptation, Antique 서양골동양과자점 앤티크 was also released in 2008. This is not a BL series but it does have a gay character as a main protagonist.

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November 20, 2021

Gold Leaf 茶金 (Taiwanese Series OST)

Gold Leaf 茶金 is a new 12-episode Taiwanese drama series that premiered on November 13, 2021. It is the story of the tea industry in Taiwan in the 1950s. It’s a mutli-dialect/multi-language drama and also the first Taiwanese drama to use Hailu Hakka 海陸腔客語 dialect as the main dialogue, while Mandarin, Hokkien, English, Japanese, and Shanghainese are also being used in the drama.

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November 19, 2021

Arrogant หลงตัวเอง 囂張(泰語版) – Sarocharat Tosrisawatkasem

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Very surprised to find this! This is the Thai cover of the hit Mandarin song from 2019 originally sang by en which I posted previously. This Thai version has just been released in Taiwan and I’m not sure if it has already been released in Thailand or if it has an official Thai MV for the song as I could not find any information for that.

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November 14, 2021

WBL Boys’ Vacation 微波爐男孩的假期 (Taiwanese Reality TV OST)

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WBL Boys’ Vacation is an 8-episode reality TV show featuring the 6 actors from the two seasons of the WBL TV series from earlier this year. It premiered on November 12, 2021 and will continue airing new episode every Friday night. Very interesting with the play on words with the WBL name in Chinese 微波爐 which means microwave oven, so in Chinese the title translated as Microwave Oven Boys’ Vacation, LOL… Well, it is because the pinyin of 微波爐 is wei bo lu which abbreviated as wbl, very clever, LOL… It also has the connotation that they are the generation who only know how to use microwave oven and don’t know how to cook, and now they have to go camping without any microwave oven! Anyway the audio theme song has just been released and it is performed by the 6 actors. The official MV of the song will premiere on November 19, 2021.

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November 13, 2021

My Beautiful Man 美しい彼 (Japanese Series OST)

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My Beautiful Man 美しい彼 (Utsukushii Kare 美麗的他) is a new 10-episode (Update December 24, 2021: Just watched episode 6 and it was the final episode! Oh well, never mind, the next Japanese BL-ish series is not too far away, Kei x Yaku will premiere on January 13, 2022…) Japanese BL series that will premiere on November 18, 2021. The series is adapted from the BL novel series of the same name by Nagira Yuu 凪良ゆう. Three volumes of the novel series have been published so far, and the first volume published in 2014 won first place in the Best Novel category at the 6th Chill-Chill BL Awards in 2015.

The preview of the opening and closing credits songs have been released, about 30 seconds each. I’ll add the official MVs here if and when they are available…

Caramel カラメル (opening song preview) – Mosawo もさを。

Follow (closing song preview) – Rosu ロス

Update November 21, 2021: Opening song, Caramel カラメル, 30 seconds opening sequence preview… MV will premiere tomorrow, November 22, 2021!

MV for the closing song, Follow, will also premiere on November 22, 2021…

Update December 6, 2021: Another MV for Caramel, this time it is the drama version…

Caramel カラメル (drama version) – Mosawo もさを。

Update December 20, 2021: Drama version MV of the closing theme song…

Follow (drama version) – Rosu ロス

November 12, 2021

Dakaichi: Spain Arc 抱かれたい男1位に脅されています。~スペイン編~ (Japanese Anime Movie OST)

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