Demi Gods & Semi Devils* Title: 天龍八部 / Tian Long Ba Bu
* Also known as: Demi Gods & Semi Devils / Heaven Dragon, The Eighth Episode
* Episodes: 40
* Genres: Adventure / Fantasy / Martial Arts
* Broadcasted by: CCTV
* Broadcast year: 2003
* Ending theme song: Forgiveness by Faye Wong
Tian Long Ba Bu is an adaption of a Jin Yong novel of the same name. The epic centers around the Begger Leader Qiao Feng, the Dali Prince Duan Yu and the Shaolin Monk Xu Zhu. Each of their stories are interweaved throughout the show and finally clash and join at the climax of the story.
Qiao Feng's (Hu Jun) story is his quest to find his real identity and the mystery surrounding an event that occured 30 years prior that left him as an orphan. Duan Yu's (Jimmy Lin) story covers his meetings with many of his half sisters that he did not know he had (thanks to his adventurous dad during his young days) and the battle with Duan Yuan Qing as the rightful ruler of Dali. Xu Zhu (Gao Hu) is a lowly Shaolin Monk who gets caught in the middle of an internal struggle of the Care Free Sect, one of the most powerful and secretative sects around. Their stories take place during the Northern Song Dynasty and across warring kingdoms of Song, Liao, Dali, and Western Xia.