Qian Yunxi, the oldest daughter of the prime minister was born with a special ability. Because of this she was deemed 'abnormal' and was raised at Mt. Lin Yun. Upon turning 16, she took her younger sister's place to marry into the royal family of Ye. Rumors say Ye Youming is strange, cold and cruel. Just how will Qian Yunxi's fate play out?
This was a very simple anime to get into and follow.
The story follows a strong female lead, Qian Yunxi. She is confident and can be abrasive. She has many hidden talents that make you continually interested as you don't know what to expect. The male lead, Lord Ye, is rather cold and domineering. The character dynamic between these two comes down to a lot of power play. Over the course of the show, the two become quite endearing and it becomes easy to attain a soft spot for the relationship and romance they build together through their constant bickering.
The plot is straightforward. It
is not too deep, and this series ends with the expectation of a second season. There was not a lot of presentation of each character’s past, they hinted here and there, but it seems that further plot depth is to come.
This anime has a good balance of comedy that doesn’t seem forced or over the top. As noted in another review, the theme for each episode felt repetitive in which Qian Yunxi becomes rebellious but things end up working in her favor (bubbles86). Even though this was the case, each situation was different and drove the story forward. New characters were able to be introduced and the drama kept you drawn in.
I found this to be an easy anime to sit back and casually watch without requiring too much mental energy.
This anime has surprised me on many levels with the reviews it has received after watching it. It DOES not at all live up to those exceptions. I've tried again and again to push through the series hoping to be blown away, wanting to stop after episode 2.
Story: Starting off this series, it wasn't at all bad and it pleased me to see some old Imperial Chinese history in a fictional setting. I was really hopeful, but merely after episode 2 it quickly becomes generic. The story doesn't provide much detail, depth, or really any interesting development. I'm a big sucker for Romance and
comedy, but no real emotion can be felt and most of the "haha" moments fall flat on their face. And the plot holes just tie everything nicely together. (3/10)
Art+Sound: Generic for an anime. Visually bland at some points but nothing too much to complain about. (6/10)
Characters: Uninteresting and generic. Yunxi was pretty cool to watch but really nothing extra ordinary. (5/10)
Enjoyment: Outside of episodes 1 & 2, didn't really enjoy this series. Had high hopes but it just didn't have a good story nor delivered any interesting romance or funny comedy. Of course starting off it was a bit off putting hearing Chinese dub after watching hours and hours of Japanese dubbed anime, but I came to enjoy it. (2/10)
Overall: Not an anime I recommend you watching if you're someone looking for an anime you'll remember and truly cherish or with a depthful storyline and characters. This doesn't mean at all that objectively this anime is bad, some people might like it, but don't go in with high hopes. (3/10)
I really enjoyed this anime to the point that I wish it was easy to find the manga online, but it isn't. The only way for you to read more about Tong Ling Fei are some videos of someone showing you each chapter, but at least it is something. I like the main character, she is confident and does what she believes in. I really admire how strong she is and no matter what happens, she keeps on fighting. If you are looking for a romantic, action/supernatural anime, then this is it. I would really like a season 2 if possible or for the manga
to be released to everyone! Please watch this!
Really enjoying this show, the heroine is amazing and not the usual airheaded clutz (reminds me of Ayuzawa in Maid Sama). The story, in the beginning, was very intriguing; not that I dislike it now but it's seeming the same each episode, something happens she rebels but it works out well for her and puts her in higher standing, I'm still very interested in the overall story arch and how things pan out for the heroine.
I love the opening and really enjoy watching it every time. I think the characters look fantastic, I think the heroine and her maid are the most likable characters in
the show, its also nice to see well-rounded characters with flaws. Can't wait to see more.