Bai She: Yuan Qi

White Snake

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 白蛇:缘起
English: White Snake
Spanish: La Serpiente Blanca: El Origen
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2019
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: GKIDS
Source: Other
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, MythologyMythology
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.491 (scored by 29532,953 users)
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Ranked: #16942
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Popularity: #6580
Members: 6,614
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Xiao-Bai, a white snake demon, is sent on a mission to assassinate the Emperor's Taoist advisor, who has been killing snakes en masse in order to achieve immortality and curry the Emperor's favor. Xiao-Bai, however, is attacked by the advisor's lackeys before she can reach him and is subsequently defeated. Luckily, the demonic hairpin she was granted by the Snake Mother is able to save her life at the cost of her memories.

Xiao-Bai awakens in the Snake-catcher village, unaware that she is actually a demon or that she is surrounded by her sworn enemies. She meets Xu Xuan, the man who saved her, and is charmed by him. The two set out on a journey to discover who Xiao-Bai is, and learn the secret of her demonic hairpin. The pair is pursued by Xiao-Qing, Xiao-Bai's sister, who has sworn to the Snake Mother to retrieve Xiao-Bai within three days or die trying. As Taoists, demons, and humans collide, a tale of forbidden romance unfolds.

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Jul 3, 2020
melodicrain (All reviews)
6.3/10 (rounded to 6/10)

How much do quality visuals contribute the overall quality of a movie? White Snake proves that it is important, but great visuals can not necessarily save a mediocre story.

I watched this movie in Chinese a few months ago, and I was wowed by the amazing visuals. The backgrounds look spectacular, and the animation of the fight sequences is also very good. For some reason, I also really like how the fabrics look. If I had to point out some flaws about the visuals, I would say that some of the animation of the clothing looks stiff and that the character designs read more
Mar 11, 2020
torryn (All reviews)
Just for refrence i watched the subbed version not sure about the dubbed.

Ill start off wtih what was not to great with the movie, for starters the villians really feel flat, also the weight of everything was kinda thrown off from the main focus of the story which was a bit hard not to do giving what they were focusing on with the movie.

possible spoiler: The story is focused on over looking what someone is born as and more what you want to be for yourself and to others, ill leave it at that as i feel like that is kinda of a spoiler and read more
Sep 22, 2020
shimorimiyori (All reviews)
Not sure how much art contributes to the quality, but I can assure you that the artwork and animation is astounding. There is scenery in the film that's incredible, they're gorgeous and very appealing to look at. The animation is fluid, the battle scenes are fluid, and oh my goodness the scenery - THE SCENERY!

The story, however, cannot be said the same. It may just be my own preferences - but I like slow-burn romances, things such as:

1.) it takes weeks to kindle even a friendship among the duo
2.) they've known each other for at least a couple months before advancing the relationship
3.) and major read more
Jul 1, 2021
RynDeeVuo (All reviews)
As someone who's a multitude of Chinese webnovels over the years, watching this movie has been an absolute treat. Seeing daoists and demons come alive on screen was really fun and it was so cool watching all the world building this movie has to offer. While it was a little slow at the start, it makes sure to pay off each and every set up that it makes, gradually cumulating into a climax that ties everything together. The visuals are great, and the action is amazing. The romance itself is not that great, but I still found it to be enjoyable. I think the movie read more


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