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  • Children Voicing Children: In the audio drama, three year-old Wen Yuan is voiced by Yu Shuhan, who was two years old at the time of the recording.
  • Descended Creator: Kuo Haojun, who serves the producer of the audio drama, also voices Jin Guangyao's mother Meng Shi.
  • Directed by Cast Member: Well, voice director technically, but it still counts.
    • The voice director of the Animated Adaptation is Zhang Jie, Wei Wuxian's donghua voice actor.
    • In the audio drama: Feng Sheng, who voices Nie Mingjue in the audio drama, is also the voice director of the adaptation.
  • Dub Name Change: Has its own page here.
  • Executive Meddling: This is the reason why the second season of the donghua got crunched from 15 down to 8 episodes.
  • Fandom Nickname:
    • Wei Wuxian is also called WiFi, due to a homonym between the Chinese word for Wi-Fi (无线) and his courtesy name Wuxian (无羡).
    • Lan Wangji is 汪叽, which is also a homonym of his courtesy name. He's also been nicknamed Bluetooth to match with Wei Wuxian's Wifi, and because he's brother number two of the Lan(blue) sect.
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    • Lan Xichen is Brother-Reading Machine (读弟机) due to his ability to read his younger brother Wangji's infamously stoic facade.
    • Jiang Cheng is Uncle (舅舅), because he's Jin Ling's uncle.
    • Sometimes Nie Huaisang is referred to as "Director Nie", with that title often times appearing with his live-action actor during interviews.
  • Name's the Same: To those who are fans of Chinese dramas, note that the voice actors for Lan Xichen and Song Lan in the audio drama (Wang Kai and Wu Lei, respectively), are not the actors that played Xiao Jingyan or Fei Liu in Nirvana in Fire.
  • The Other Darrin: The characters have different actors in the donghua and the audio drama. Even the voice actors who have roles in both adaptations voice different characters.
  • Production Posse: Several members of the voice acting group 729 Voice Studio make up at least half of the donghua's cast. To name a few, there's Zhang Jie (who's also the voice director of the adaptation), Guo Haoran, Su Shangqing, Jin Xian, Yang Tianxiang, Liu Cong, Gu Jiangshan, Yin Xia Lao Gui, and several others.
  • Promoted Fan:
    • Several Chinese artists who drew the official art of the manhua and audio drama adaptations Mo Dao Zu Shi previously drew fanart of the novel. A few examples are Changyang, HAloggz, Higga, A-Xin, Qianerbai, and Spoonkid. For the Japanese dub of the audio drama, there's Gearous and Minatu.
    • Some of the voice actors who were cast in the fanmade song "Same Path, Different Routes" eventually starred in either the Animated Adaptation or the audio drama to play the characters they voiced. For the donghua, said voice actors are Bian Jiang (Lan Wangji), Guo Haoran (Jiang Cheng), Su Shangqing (Jin Ling), and Yang Tianxiang (Jin Guangyao). For the audio drama, there's Song Ming (Lan Qiren), Feng Sheng (Nie Mingjue), Zhang Kai (Yu Ziyuan), and Shan Xin (child!Lan Wangji).
      • Additionally, two of the singers that participated in the song ended up singing the official ending songs of the audio drama; with Aki Ajie (Wen Qing's singing voice) and Wu En (Lan Wangji's singing voice) performing the first and second ending songs, respectively.
      • Another singer, HITA (Jiang Yanli's singing voice), eventually sang the vocalized version of "Xianyun", the donghua's rendition of "WangXian".
      • There are also the voice actors who lent their lines in the fansong but are cast as completely different characters in the audio drama. Kuo Haojun (Wen Qing) voiced Meng Shi; and Xu Jing (child!Wei Wuxian's VA) voiced minor character Bicao.
    • There's a fanmade audio drama that covers the Yi City arc, with Zhang Jie voicing Xue Yang, Wei Chao voicing Song Lan, Feng Sheng voicing Xiao Xingchen, and Kuo Haojun voicing A-Qing. Later on, the former gets cast as Wei Wuxian's official voice actor in the donghua; whereas the latter three would voice Lan Wangji, Nie Mingjue, and Meng Shi, respectively, in the official audio drama.
  • Real-Life Relative: Liu Mingyue, Jin Zixuan's voice actor in the audio drama, would go on to eventually marry Chen Nianru, who voiced Luo Qingyang (Mianmian) and Cangse Sanren in the same adaptation.
  • Relationship Voice Actor:
    • Several of the cast in both the animated and audio drama adaptations of Mo Dao Zu Shi also starred in the The King's Avatar. Case in point: note 
      • Wei Wuxian = Ye Xiu (Zhang Jie) - donghua
      • Lan Wangji = Zhang Xinjie, Su Miqiu (Bian Jiang) - donghua = Wang Jiexi (Wei Chao) - audio drama
      • Jiang Cheng = Lin Jingyan, 《Cold Night》 (Guo Haoran) - donghua = 《Poplar Beach》 (Peng Yao) - audio drama
      • Jin Ling = Qiao Yifan (Su Shangqing) - donghua
      • Lan Jingyi = 《Sleeping Moon》 (Wang Chenguang) - donghua = Du Ming (Cao Xupeng) - audio drama
      • Lan Xichen = Zhou Zekai (Jin Xian) - donghua
      • Lan Qiren = Han Wenqing (Song Ming) - audio drama
      • Nie Huaisang = Sun Xiang (Liu Sanmu) - donghua
      • Yu Ziyuan = Chen Guo (Ji Guanlin) - donghua
      • Wen Qing = Tang Rou (Qiao Shiyu) - donghua
      • Jin Guangyao = Xu Boyuan (Yang Tianxiang) - donghua
      • Wen Ning = Gao Yingjie (Shao Tong) - donghua = Bao Rongxing (Teng Xin) - audio drama
      • Jin Zixuan = Liang Fang, Tang Hao (Gu Jiangshan) - donghua
      • Wen Chao = Chen Yehui (Liang Xiaoqiang) - donghua
    • Zhang Jie, Yang Tianxiang, Guo Haoran, Su Shangqing, and Jin Xian worked together on the audio drama adaptation of the steampunk danmei novel Sha Po Lang, with the first two playing the main leads (also the Official Couple). Liu Cong and Yin Xia Lao Gui (from the donghua) also voice several background characters in the drama; and from the audio drama, Wei Chao voices the character Li Feng.
    • Tatsuhisa Suzuki and Satoshi Hino, who voice the leads in the Japanese dub of the audio drama, previously worked together in Black Butler and Free!.
    • Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Hikaru Midorikawa, and Toshiyuki Morikawa worked in Diabolik Lovers.
    • While they didn't star in the same game, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Hikaru Midorikawa, Satoshi Hino and Hiroki Takahashi have all worked on a nitro+CHiRAL game. Namely, Morikawa voiced Rai in Lamento - beyond the void, Midorikawa voiced Shiki in Togainu no Chi and Zenya Okinaga in sweet pool, and Hino and Takahashi voiced Noiz and Koujaku, respectively, in DRAMAtical Murder.
  • Star-Making Role: While Lu Zhixing has been in the voice acting industry for years, his role as Wei Wuxian in the audio drama garnered widespread attention and acclaim from fans.
  • Talking to Herself: For the audio drama...
    • Nie Mingjue is Feng Sheng's main voice role, but he voices several other background characters.
    • Shan Xin voices both Wen Qing and child!Lan Wangji.
    • Yan Meme voices Sisi and child!Lan Xichen.
    • Ye Zhiqiu voices Qin Su and child!Wei Wuxian.
    • Yang Neng voices A-Qing and Anxin.
    • Chang Rongshan voices both Madam Mo and Granny Wen.
    • Chen Nianru voices Luo Qingyang, Cangse Sanren, and A-Yan (the insane girl from the Dafan Mountain arc).
  • What Could Have Been:
    • According to the author, Wen Ning was supposed to die (permanently) after the Second Siege arc, and Jin Ling was to die next and, following Wen Ning's footsteps, be resurrected into a fierce corpse to help fight the Big Bad. However, she didn't go through with it as she felt that there wasn't enough foreshadowing to justify those moments, and that it may come across as angst written purely for shock value.
    • Nie Huaisang was originally written with a partner/accomplice in mind, although the idea was scrapped in the final version.
    • The author stated that Lan Wangji was the first character among the many she had conceptualized as Wei Wuxian's love interest, and she ultimately went with him as the deuteragonist after some deliberation.


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