Sunday, June 19, 2011

Tokyo Juliet - 東方茱麗葉 / Dong Fang Zhu Li Ye / Tokyo Juliet

While lost during a party, Lin Lai Sui (Ariel Lin) fortuitously meets a young boy who comforts her while she is scared. He compliments her hair while touching it, saying that it looks very long and dark, just like a doll. From then on, she thought of him as her first love and grew her hair out in hopes of meeting him again.

Lai Sui is an upcoming fashion designer who had her designs “Daisy”, which she drew when she was 5 years old, stolen by Chu Xing (Simon Yam), a fashion ‘genius’. At the opening ceremony of her university, Bao Cheng Institute, she openly embarrasses and challenges Chu Xing, promising she will become a much more prominent designer than him and cause his downfall. Privately, Sui also vowed she would not fall in love until her promise is fulfilled. However, she soon changes her mind when she meets the attractive, flirty, kinky, and popular senior Ji Feng Liang (Wu Chun).. There are many surprises in store for Sui as she tries to outmaneuver Chu Xing’s plans to ruin her while still striving to keep a steady relationship with Liang. Then again, in the world of fashion nothing is secure.

Title: 東方茱麗葉 / Dong Fang Zhu Li Ye / Tokyo Juliet
Genre: Drama, Romance
Episodes: 17
Subtitles: Hardsubbed
Broadcast network: GTV
Broadcast period: 2006-Jun-03 to 2006-Sep-23
Air time: Saturday 22:00-23:30
Subtitles by: TJ Fansubs

Cast :
Ariel Lin as Lin Lai Sui
Wu Chun as Ji Feng Liang
Simon Yam as Chu Xing
Tang Zhi Ping as Ai Li Ou
Huang Hong Sheng as Lu Yi Mi
Kagami Tomohisa as Ke Xing
Jozie Lu as Gan Li Sha
Janel Tsai as Gao Gang Quan
Cai Yi Zhen as Pei Mei Zi
Wu Jun Qiang as Teng Guang Xi
Bryant Chang as Zheng Nei Si
Shang Hao Xiang as Wei Ze Gong
Chen Ruo Yi as Ma Li Ya
Wang Jue as La Fu Er / Ka Er Ma Ni
Jane Wang as Sui's mother / Chu Ying's wife
Hong Jiao Nang
Zhang Hao Ming as clothing store owner
Alexia Kao as You Qi
Guo Ching Chun as Liang's Mother
Xiang Bo Tao as childhood Ji Feng Liang
Xu Qiong Yun (許瓊云) as childhood Lin Lai Sui
Trivia :
The series was based on the Japanese shoujo manga "Tokyo Juliet" by Miyuki Kitagawa.
Julian Yang dubbed Wu Chun's voice in the drama. Wu Chun, being a non-native Chinese speaker, had trouble enunciating long and fast dialog.
Angela Zhang was supposed to take the role of Lin Lai Sui but was busy filming Bump Off Lover so the role was given to Ariel Lin.

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