Series: Short Sabre Story
A relatively shortnote
Wuxia series from 1998, starring the fan-favourite Dicky Cheungnote
as the main character. Part of the season trilogy called "Sabre Song", though it's mostly disconnected from the other two. note
Shen Yu Men, the no.1 lead figure
in the Pugilist Community
dies from injuries during a confrontation with his arch-nemesis, head of the Qing Yi sect, Chen Shi Yuan. This is found out only by his butler
, Shi Bao Shan, and the two chamber maids, the mature and friendly
Shui Xian, and the playful
and food-happy Mu Dan.
Meanwhile, the same day, a young but talented chef named Meng Xiao Hua - who looks exactly
like Shen Yu Men - has just completed his 15-year apprenticeship as a cook in only 10-years, and has just officially started his career. The butler and the maids, while stopping by the restaurant he works in for a meal, spot his uncanny resemblance; to prevent the potential chaos that can arise in the Pugilist Community due to a sudden power vacuum, and also to prevent the Qing Yi sect from spreading evil in the absence of its only formidable rival, Shi Bao Shan decides to take him away and shape him into a perfect Body Double
- against his will, of course.
Not only suddenly knocked off the path to a bright and clear future but also thrown into a lethal conflict against his will, Xiao Hua is, naturally, completely against it. Unfortunately for him, there's no turning back anymore; under the guise of injury-induced Laser-Guided Amnesia
, he was sent back "home" to "recuperate". Once he arrived at "his" mansion, though, he awkwardly finds out that masquerading as the Chief under the ever-watching Shi Bao Shan is the least of his worries; in addition to his nemeses outside of his private life, Shen Yu Men was apparently awfully distant from his family members too - his younger brother hates his guts, and his wife had been practically a stranger to him for the past 5 years. And then there's the harem of beatiful girls Yu Men gathered during his lifetime in addition to his wife... To make things worse, all of them
know Kung Fu
are well-respected top-notch martial artists, and they're not afraid to get violent - for him or to him
. At the same time, the Qing Yi sect has gotten wind about "his survival", and is planning to attempt at his life again.
We also shouldn't forget that Xiao Hua knows nothing about martial arts.
Thus begins Xiao Hua's life as a Body Double
for someone who's polar opposite of him aside from the looks. What will change; himself, or people around him?
This comedic, yet heartwarming, series is quite fun and recommendable for anyone interested in Wuxia series.Note: All the names on this page follow the Chinese naming system: <Family name> <Given name>. As a general rule, if a name has three words, the first one is the family name.