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Young people from different backgrounds are studying martial arts at the Assassin Academy. Han Xiao Chu, the top school student, was the first to go out on outside mission. She was accompanied by the student Long Bi Xie, the last placed student. During the mission, something happens and Xiao Chu awakens back at the academy with all students missing the memory of Long Bi Xie and him also missing. (Source: Michaela H at MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(台灣)
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 18
  • Aired: Oct 22, 2021 - Oct 28, 2021
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Mango TV
  • Duration: 16 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 382 users)
  • Ranked: #5494
  • Popularity: #7234
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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Completed
goxia
15 people found this review helpful
May 14, 2022
18 of 18 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

Nothing Is What It Seems To Be

Assassin Academy is a short web drama directed by Wu Cheng Feng (who is also the director of the more widely known drama Queen of Attack).

The strongest points of the drama are its unusual (for a wuxia drama) plot and the main characters.

Despite the short format, the story contains many twists and turns which don't feel very rushed. There are layers upon layers of mysteries which the protagonists are trying to uncover. As written in the headline, and as one of the main characters says in the first episode - nothing and nobody is as simple as they seem to be on the surface. Despite including light and comedic scenes, it really is an action thriller which evokes different kinds of emotions, especially towards the end.

The narrative is not linear - some scenes seem out of the blue or illogical until we are shown the flashbacks explaining the actions of the characters. It makes the story a little bit more difficult to follow, but it also increases the interest of the viewers. The flashbacks follow rather closely to their subsequent (in terms of the timeline) scenes, so the whole story doesn't seem very disjointed.

I enjoyed the performances of the three main leads: Stephanie Xu (whom you may have seen in Love in Between or Love of Thousand Years) did a good job portraying a skilled and self-confident martial artist/assassin, challenged with confronting her uncertain past and troubling present. Brian Chang brought to life a charismatic and reliable male lead with hidden skills and obscure past. Duan Xing Yu was great in her (double) role of a mischievous student and loyal friend.

It is clearly a low-budget drama, but the sets and the costumes are decent. The camera work feels a bit amateurish, but it didn't hamper my enjoyment of the drama.

In general, I recommend watching it if you are tired of the usual wuxia storylines and tropes and are looking for a compelling mystery and likable characters.

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Completed
Suzie Queue
4 people found this review helpful
Jul 7, 2022
18 of 18 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 4.0
Rewatch Value 5.5
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Cliffhanger Hell

I searched long and hard to find episodes after episode 8 - and with English subtitles. I was really into the story up to that point. I liked the interaction between the characters, their friendships and their loyalty. The chemistry between the ML & FL was cute and believable.

And then I got to episode 18 and got a cliffhanger! Oh no! Is there going to be a Season 2?! Can't find information anywhere, and now I'm left with this gaping void of unanswered questions and 'what happens next'?

I have to mention the great acting that Duan Xing Yu (Cha Zi (Purple)/Fei Yan) did. She was a treat to watch - her quirky side switching from personality to personality, and her tragic side in the end.

Can't wait to see Season 2. Could we be warned next time there's a cliffhanger?!

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Details

  • Drama: Assassin Academy
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 18
  • Aired: Oct 22, 2021 - Oct 28, 2021
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Mango TV
  • Duration: 16 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 382 users)
  • Ranked: #5494
  • Popularity: #7234
  • Watchers: 1,277

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