iQIYI International promises an exciting Asian Drama-filled January with recently released titles


Work and school may have begun but new adventures and a world of discovery await everyone’s me-time on iQIYI International which just released a fresh list of Asian drama, movies and reality shows. This January, there are fresh drops of iQIYI original and exclusive content aplenty, from C- and K-content to Japanese anime sure to bring on the feels, the giggles, or the suspense depending on what tickles one’s fancy.

“January is packed with exciting new titles you should not miss on iQIYI. There is something for everyone in our lineup of new C-dramas and variety shows. K-fans will find their favorite celebrities starring in new iQIYI- exclusive series, as new seasons of Japanese animes that drop are sure to delight anime aficionados,” said Sherwin Dela Cruz, iQIYI Philippines Country Manager. “Expect the joy that Asian Drama brought Filipino viewers in 2020 to continue in the New Year as iQIYI continues to unveil fresh content. There’ll never be a dull moment with iQIYI!”

Catch Chinese actors Chen Linong, Li Xian, and Yang Zi, who each have a growing fan base in the Philippines, star in iQIYI exclusive SOUL SNATCHER. Premiering on January 15, the C-movie tells of the special bond between fox spirit Bai Shi San (played by Li Xian) and innocent scholar Wang Zi Jin (played by Chen Li Nong), as Bai Shi San seeks to achieve immortality.

For viewers who love to watch series, there’s a long list of iQIYI Original and Exclusive C-dramas to catch. In THE WORLD OF FANTASY, an adaptation from the novel ‘Spiritual Realm’, a group of passionate teenagers, along with new mentors and friends, jointly guard the spiritual domain as they search for truth in their life experiences and pursue higher power. The main characters are played by Adam Fan as Qin Lie, Cheng Xiao as Ling Yu Shi, and Liu Yi Tong as Song Ting Yu. MY BESTFRIEND’S STORY is a drama set in 21st century Shanghai starring Cecilia Liu and Ni Ni. It revolves around two women with different backgrounds and personalities who forge a deep friendship as they support each other through hard times in life. Other C-dramas on iQ.com this January are LOVE SCENERY, VACATION LOVE, and GOOD LIFE.

K-dramas fans should not miss the much-awaited premiere of iQIYI Original and Exclusive SHE WOULD NEVER KNOW (previously known as “Sunbae, Don’t Put On That Lipstick”) on January 18. Get ready to be smitten by lead actors SF9’s Rowoon and Won Jin-A, together with Lee Hyun-wook and Lee Joo-bin, in a show about the pull-push romance between a lovely sunbae and a handsome, sexy, serious, and straightforward hoobae. In the Korean boy love drama TO MY STAR, which premieres on January 22, Tale of the Nine Tailed stars Son Woo-hyun and Kim Kang-min play two individuals who have contrasting beliefs about their paths.

Fresh drops in Japanese anime this January include new weekly episodes of Dr. STONE SEASON 2 (exclusive on iQIYI, S1 also available on the app); THAT TIME I GOT REINCARNATED AS A SLIME 2nd SEASON; THE PROMISED NEVERLAND SEASON 2; and CELLS AT WORK! CODE BLACK and CELLS AT WORK!!, the 2nd season in the series/franchise.

Viewers can access these releases for free on iQIYI International’s website at iQ.com or on the platform’s free mobile application that can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. For access to new episodes as they drop, viewers can also sign up for a Standard VIP account at PHP99 or for a Premium VIP account at PHP249.


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