70 drama series about the anti-Japanese war were screened in China last year. Not so much 'killing Kruger with your mouth' as 'killing Tojo and 700 million of his dwarf-like compatriots with your super CGI.'
Zhi Zhongpeng, a professional extra who has been working at Hengdian World Studios for more than 4 years, told in an interview that the role he got most is a Japanese soldier. In 2012, he played Japanese soldiers for more than 200 times in over 30 Sino-Japanese War themed TV dramas. In an extremely case, he, in the role of a Japanese soldier, “died” 8 times in a day...
...If the sheer number of such TV dramas is enough to raise eyebrows, the way in which Japanese soldiers and Chinese anti-Japan heroes are depicted is even worse. Many netizens thought that these TV shows are more like sci-fi dramas than war dramas – anti-Japan heroes are acting like Neo in the Matrix with the ability to dodge bullets and mastering Superman kung fu.
I wonder if all the funky stuff is to do with still not being able to portray the fact that most of the fighting in the war against Japan was done by KMT troops. And to make matters worse, not only did the wrong people do most of the fighting, most of the time they lost.