Nirvana in Fire

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Nirvana in Fire


  • Title: 琅琊榜 / Lang Ya Bang
  • English title: Nirvana in Fire
  • Genre: Historical, political, revenge
  • Episodes: 54
  • Viewership ratings: peak= 1.254%, average= 0.809% (Dragon TV), 0.834% (BTV) [1]
  • Broadcast network: Dragon TV, Beijing TV
  • Broadcast period: 2015-Sep-19 to 2015-Oct-15
  • Air time: 19:30
  • Original Soundtrack: Nirvana in Fire OST
  • Related TV series: Nirvana in Fire 2


During the 4th century, war broke out between the feudal Northern Wei dynasty and Southern Liang dynasties, leading Liang's General Lin Xie to take his only child, the 19 year old Lin Shu, to battle. Unexpectedly, Lin Xie was framed by a political rival, causing the unjust deaths of seventy thousand Chiyan army soldiers, just after they drove off the hostile Wei forces.

After barely escaping with his life, Lin Shu establishes the Jiangzuo Alliance with the help of Langya Hall and makes a name for himself as Mei Changsu, chief of the pugilistic world. Under the alias of Su Zhe, he returns to the capital of Liang 12 years on to overturn the injustices imposed on the Chiyan Army and secretly assist his friend the unfavoured Prince Xiao Jingyan in his battle for the throne.

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Correlation Chart
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Jiang Zuo Alliance
Royal family
Court personnel
People in the Palace
People of Northern Yan
  • Qiao Xin as Yuwen Nian (Princess of Southern Chu, sister of Xiao Jingrui) (voiced by Tang Xiao Xi)
  • Guo Dong Yue as Yuwen Xuan (Prince Ling of Southern Chu) (voiced by Bian Jiang)
  • Hao Wen Xue as Qiu Xiuze (Officer of Southern Chu. Ranked number five on the Langya List) (voiced by Guo Zheng Jian)
  • Ni Tu as Su Tianshu (Master of Medicine Pavilion. Ranked number seven on the Langya List. Wei Zheng's god-father) (voiced by Guo Zheng Jian)
  • Wang Chen Yi Xian as Princess Xuanji (Ruler of Hua Tribe, whose mission is to avenger her kingdom)
  • Xu Zhan Wei as Lao Xi (Expert of Medicine Pavilion)
  • Long Ze (龙泽) as Sect Leader Ji

Production Credits

Notes and Trivia

  • Filming period: 2014-Feb-13 to 2014-Jun-07
  • Filming locations: Hengdian World Studio, Xiangshan Film City, Shihu City, Zhexi Grand Grassland Gumingjiu Cultural Village, Yandang Mountains
  • Due to the drama being under Daylight Entertainment which also produced The Disguiser, much of the ensemble cast remain the same.
  • Hu Ge has filmed many costume dramas before, but it is his first historical drama without any fight scenes.
  • The protagonist Mei Chang Su experienced a terrible tragedy before escaping death. Back in 2006, Hu Ge got into a serious car accident that almost took his life, which is why he finds parallels between himself and his character.
  • It is Wang Kai's first time acting in a historical drama, and it proved to be a breakout role for him as an actor.
  • Its sequel Nirvana in Fire: The Wind Blows in Changlin continues the storyline to tell the story of the next generation.
  • The source novel was initially supposed to be in the danmei genre (BL-novel), but the story was eventually changed.


  • 28th Golden Eagle Awards
  • 22nd Magnolia Awards
  • 19th Huading Awards (2016):
    • Best 100 Television Dramas (First Place)
  • 30th Flying Apsaras Awards
    • Outstanding Director (Kong Sheng)
    • Outstanding Historical Drama
  • 7th Anhui Television Drama Awards (2015):
    • Top Ten Most Influential Dramas
    • Best Actor (Hu Ge for Nirvana in Fire, The Disguiser, & Good Times)
    • Acting Breakthrough Award (Wang Kai for Nirvana in Fire, Love Him if You Dare, The Disguiser)
    • Most Popular Mainland China Star (Wang Kai for Nirvana in Fire, Love Him if You Dare, The Disguiser)
    • Most Popular Supporting Actor (Victor Huang)
    • Most Full of Potential (Wu Lei)
  • 6th Macau International Drama Festival (2015):
    • Best Drama
    • Best Television Producer (Hou Hongliang)
  • Shout, iQiyi Night (2015):
    • Best Drama
    • Best Television Actor (Hu Ge)
    • Most Capable Actor (Jin Dong)
    • Most Popular New Actor (Wu Lei)


  • "If one dies, that's when they lose everything. Might as well consume everything in the fight." - Marquis Xie Yu to Princess Li Yang during the time they were surrounded (episode 22)
  • "Jing Rui is the most accepting person that I have ever seen. Maybe God gave him this magnanimous and forgiving personality to offset all the pain he will have to suffer." - On Xiao Jingrui before leaving the city after knowing about the truth of his birth (episode 26)
  • "Succeeding will be up to fate, but strategising is up to people." - Prince Jing to Mei Changsu during the plan to rescue Wei Zheng (episode 33)
  • "Even though my heart has never changed for Ni Huang but for this lifetime, she and I cannot be together. I can't say these words to her, I'm afraid she will not be able to handle it. Nothing is absolute in the world, life is difficult, you understand it." - Mei Changsu to Xia Dong on his love for Ni Huang (episode 48)
  • "They all say fate lasts for three lives. In the next life, I hope that we can be born into ordinary families, and spend the rest of our lives together in peace." - Mei Changsu to Ni Huang before they went to battle (episode 54)

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