At this point danmei, China's equivalent of the BL genre, has amassed a fervent fandom across the globe—so much so that production companies in the nation continue to film romances between men in the guise of "bromance” in an attempt to get around the Chinese government’s censorship restrictions.
This year, the new danmei drama My Esports Genius Brother combines video games with gay love and brings you a gorgeous cast of on-screen Chinese talents, starring the highly popular Youth With You trainee Zhou Junyu!
The plot of My Esports Genius Brother has a lot of similarities to last year’s hit sensory Korean BL drama Color Rush, except that the senses involved in My Esports Genius Brother include touch and taste in addition to vision.
The main character, handsome tsundere Jiang Yifeng, is famed as an esports genius. But not only is Yifeng colorblind, he also has no sense of touch or taste. Worried that his little sister will lose her mind over the latest popular idol, Lu Lin, he starts spewing hate for Lu Lin all over the internet.
But in an ironic twist of fate, Jiang Yifeng crosses paths with Lu Lin in real life, and as they spend more time together, he finds that his senses are slowly beginning to recover. And that’s not all—much to his shock, Yifeng discovers that he’s fallen in love with Lu Lin.
Zhou Junyu stars in My Esports Genius Brother as the main character of Jiang Yifeng. At 24 years old, Junyu still has a pair of innocent puppy eyes and an adorable smile that brings to mind visions of one's very first crush. Add to that his lovely skin and his impressive height of 187 cm, and it’s as if he was made to order to suit the tastes of fans everywhere.
Though it hasn’t been long since Zhou Junyu made his debut, he’s working avidly to expand his reach. Not only is he a member of boy band Jup1ter, he’s also appeared as a contestant on shows like The Coming One and Youth With You, as well as pursued acting in dramas such as Welcome to Xiang Yan Tun, You Are My Cosset, and A Cat and a Fish, simultaneously refining his acting skills and increasing his exposure.
Such a hard worker, with the good looks to go with it—isn’t it enough to make your heart skip a beat? Fellow fǔ nǚs, let us all do our best to support Zhou Junyu by watching My Esports Genius Brother, that is now available exclusively on GagaOOLala!
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