Three seemingly very different lives come together in the most surprising ways. Qiao Feng (Wallace Chung) is a beggar leader. Duan Yu (Kim Ki Bum) is the Dali Prince. Xu Zhu (Han Dong) is a Shaolin monk.

The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Chinese

Status: Ended

Runtime: 45 minutes

Premier: None

The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils - Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils - Netflix

Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils is a wuxia novel by Jin Yong (Louis Cha). It was first serialised concurrently from 3 September 1963 to 27 May 1966 in the newspapers Ming Pao in Hong Kong and Nanyang Siang Pau in Singapore. The novel has since spawned adaptations in film and television in Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan. The novel's title has been a challenge for translators for years. The major characters in the novel are based on eight races of demi-gods and semi-devils described in Buddhist cosmology. In Buddhism, these demi-gods and semi-devils are markedly different from the human race but are still bound to Saṃsāra by their own desires. Jin Yong originally modelled each major character after one of the races but, as he continued writing, the complexity of the story made it impossible for such a simplistic mapping. An alternative English title of the novel is Eight Books of the Heavenly Dragon.

The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils - Plot - Netflix

The plot is made up of separate yet intertwining story lines revolving around three protagonists – Qiao Feng, Duan Yu and Xuzhu – who become sworn brothers in chapter 41. The complex narrative switches from the initial perspective of Duan Yu to those of the other main characters and back.

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