Devil Beside You

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Devil Beside You
Devil Beside You.jpg
Devil Beside You DVD Cover
Also known as 惡麼在身邊
Èmó zài shēnbiān
Genre Romance, Comedy
Format Television series
Directed by Lin He Long (林合隆)
Starring Rainie Yang
Mike He
Kingone Wang
Opening theme "臭男人" (Jerk) by Huang YiDa
Ending theme "曖昧" (Ambiguous) by Rainie Yang
Country of origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 20
Production
Location(s) Taipei, Taiwan
Running time 90 mins (Sundays at 22:00)
Production company(s) Comic Ritz International Production
Broadcast
Original channel China Television (CTV)
Original run 26 June 2005 (2005-06-26) – 18 September 2005 (2005-09-18)
Chronology
Preceded by 雙璧傳說
Followed by It Started With a Kiss (惡作劇之吻)
External links
CTV homepage

Devil Beside You (Chinese: 惡魔在身邊; pinyin: Èmó zài shēnbiān) is a 2005 Taiwanese drama starring Mike He, Rainie Yang and Kingone Wang. It is based on Japanese manga Akuma de Sourou, The Devil Does Exist (悪魔で候 Akuma de Sōrō?), written by Mitsuba Takanashi. It was produced by Comic Ritz International Production (可米瑞智國際藝能有限公司) with Chai Zhi Ping (柴智屏) as producer and directed by Lin He Long (林合隆). The series was first broadcast in Taiwan on free-to-air China Television (CTV) (中視) from 26 June to 18 September 2005 and cable TV Eastern Television (ETTV) (東森) for 20 episodes.

Synopsis[edit]

The story begins with Qi Yue (Rainie Yang) planning to confess her liking to the basketball team captain, Yuan Yi (Kingone Wang). She wrote a love letter and plans to pass it to him. Being as careless as only she can be, she has made her confession to the wrong person, who happened to be the school's devil, Ah Meng (her junior, a first year student in school). She is so shocked and embarrassed to see Jiang Meng aka Ah Mon's (Mike He) face that she drops her love letter in front of Ah Mon and runs away. Ah Mon picks up the letter.

Ah Mon is amused by the whole thing and decides to have some fun with Qi Yue. He threatens Qi Yue to print a thousand copies of her love letter and let the whole school know of her liking for Yuan Yi. In order to stop Ah Mon, Qi Yue agrees to be his 'runner'.

With Ah Mon's continuous bullying of Qi Yue, she is driven to stop all the nonsense by confessing her liking to Yuan Yi again. In this way, she will not be afraid of Ah Mon's disclosing the love letter anymore. To Qi Yue's surprise, Yuan Yi has a similar liking for her.

While Qi Yue assumes that the whole ordeal with the devil is going to end, she receives another piece of bad news - her mom is going to marry the school's chairman who is also Ah Mon's father, which means Ah Mon is going to be her stepbrother.

Qi Yue's love letter is being put up on the school notice board and she misunderstands that it is Ah Mon who did it. She confronts him and storms off. After realizing that she has misunderstood Ah Mon, she apologises to Ah Mon and pleads him to hit her so that she feels better - Ah Mon kisses her instead. Yuan Yi happens to see them kissing and confronts their relationship, Ah Mon yells at Yuan Yi, saying that he wants Qi Yue. After Yuan Yi runs away in anger, Qi Yue looks at Ah Mon and begins to sob. After Qi Yue walks away in tears, Ah Mon has a strong feeling of guilt.

Yuan Yi regrets not believing in Qi Yue and returns to her, asking her out on a date. Qi Yue agrees happily. On their first date, they met Ah Mon again. Qi Yue and Ah Mon have some misunderstandings and they went separate ways.

After the date, Qi Yue left for home. After she took her bath, she fainted and was saved by Ah Mon's father. He brings her to his house to take care of her while her mom was away on a trip. Ah Mon and Qi Yue meet again at his house. She knows from Yuan Yi that she has misunderstood Ah Mon again. Seeing Ah Mon has injured his hand, she offers to clean the wounds for him. Sitting on Ah Mon's bed and putting medicine on his hand, she realizes Ah Mon is staring at her intensely and this makes her heart pound. Qi Yue wakes up and finds herself sleeping on Ah Mon's bed. Apparently, both have fallen asleep and Ah Mon's father has carried her to his bed.

Qi Yue finally realizes that the person she likes is Ah Mon. She tells Yuan Yi the truth and walks away. In the evening, she sits alone at the playground, crying softly to herself for hurting Yuan Yi. Ah Mon finds her and comforts her. She takes a ride on Ah Mon's bicycle. They had a minor accident and both fell on the road, unharmed. Qi Yue asks Ah Mon why is it always so dangerous to be with him. Ah Mon replies her that he cannot stop the dangers but he will protect her. Ah Mon kisses Qi Yue passionately on the road.

Due to their relationship as future step siblings, they keep their romantic relationship in the dark. Except for some close friends of Ah Mon & Qi Yue, nobody knows of their relationship.

Ah Mon's buddy, Yang Ping, who is in love with Li Xiang, is unhappy to see Ah Mon and Qi Yue together. He wants to get rid of Qi Yue so that Ah Mon can be with Li Xiang. At the school's rooftop, he ambushes Qi Yue and wants to kill her. Li Xiang hesitantly tells Ah Mon of Yang Ping's plan and Ah Mon rushes to Qi Yue's rescue. He beats up Yang Ping and brings Qi Yue home. At home, Qi Yue confesses her liking to Ah Mon and he hugs her, saying that he is happy to know that she likes him.

One fine day, a sweet-looking boy comes to Qi Yue and confesses his liking for her. This shocks Qi Yue and her whole class as he storms into her class and tells her that he likes her and wants her to convey a message to her boyfriend that he wants Qi Yue for himself. His name is Ah Rang.

Yuan Yi casually mentions this to Ah Mon and he storms away in anger. In the evening, he tells Qi Yue that nobody is more confident than he is in liking her and she belongs to him only. Qi Yue smiles at his possessiveness.

Qi Yue goes to Da Zhi High School to look for Ah Rang and realizes that he is Ah Mon's younger brother. Yuan Yi tells Ah Mon about this and Ah Mon storms off to look for Qi Yue. At seeing Ah Rang and Qi Yue, he trips Ah Rang and makes him fall to the ground. Ah Mon grabs Qi Yue's arm and walks away. He does not want to talk about his brother at all. Ah Rang is actually harmless, and his only intention is to attract Ah Mon's attention. He longs for his brother's affection. While arguing with Ah Mon, Ah Rang suffers an asthma attack and Ah Mon rushes him to the hospital. Both brothers patch up. Ah Mon was told that Qi Yue fainted in the hospital. Ah Mon runs towards her. At her home, Ah Mon reprimands Qi Yue for being a busybody and tiring herself out, which is the cause of her fatigue. He is concerned about her, which makes Qi Yue happy. Ah Mon's relationship with Ah Rang is better so when Ah Rang gets bullied, Ah Mon comes to his rescue. Ah Mon threatens the bullies and they run away since Ah Mon brought along his group of friends, so the bullies were outnumbered. Later, the bullies come after Ah Rang but Ah Mon takes them all on without Ah Rang's knowledge. Ah Mon defeats them all with ease but then they use a car to hit Ah Mon. This causes Ah Mon to get hurt and it affects his basketball skills on the court.

Ah Mon's grandmother suspects that Ah Mon and Qi Yue are seeing each other. She plans to match make Ah Mon with a rich girl, Mei Di, which Qi Yue feels sad and uncertain. At the same time, Qi Yue's first love reappears as her school lecturer (Ah Sen). This causes Ah Mon to be jealous and he feels insecure. Ah Mon rejects Mei Di and she left wishing Qi Yue and him happiness. Similarly, Qi Yue tells Ah Sen that she likes Ah Mon and he goes back to his girlfriend.

Following that adventure, Ah Mon and Qi Yue take advantage of their parents' out of town trip to travel to see Qi Yue's father's grave. They get caught in a rain storm and discover that the train is not running. Ah Mon gets a hotel room, but Qi Yue can't stand the tension and makes the trip back home to find her mother waiting for her. She finally confesses that she and Ah Mon are a couple. Since this is going to be a problem for the family, her mother decides that they will have to move out of the house. However, when she faints, they find out that she's pregnant. Though it isn't proper, they decide that they will support Ah Mon and Qi Yue's relationship, and continue their own.

While things seem to be going fine again, Ah Mon's mom comes back and wants Ah Mon playground, Ah Mon tells Qi Yue that she can continue to date other people while he is away but he will always like her only. They attend their parents' wedding a few days afterward. Ah Mon tells Qi Yue that he will definitely come back to her. And she decides to wait for him.

Later that year, at Christmas time, Qi Yue goes out to get a part for the Christmas Tree that Ah Mon gave her the previous year. While she's out, she's grabbed off the street and blindfolded, thrown in the trunk of a car and taken to another location. It's a prank, orchestrated by Ah Mon's friends. When she takes off her blindfold, Ah Mon is standing in front of her. He tells Qi Yue that he's back and they kiss.

Characters[edit]

Major characters[edit]

Drama character Actor Manga character Characteristics
Qi Yue (齊悅) Rainie Yang Kayano Saitou She is a sweet and innocent sophomore in college who lives with her widowed mother. She is shy and sometimes clueless, but has a loyal and kind heart that shines even through the toughest of times. She harbors a crush on the captain of the basketball team, Yuan Yi, but her life is turned upside-down by Ah Meng. Eventually, she falls out of love with Yuan Yi and starts developing feelings for Ah Meng. She constantly worries about him and their relationship being discovered. Qi Yue is also one of the managers of the basketball team. Although it hurts for her to accept that Jiang Meng is her future brother, she still continues to love the devil boy.
Jiang Meng aka Ahmon (江猛) Mike He Takeru Edogawa He is the son of the president of the school. He is a freshman at the college, yet he has power over his teachers due to his father's position. Ah Meng is also frightening to a lot of people and is known to bully girls, yet he is also known as the "prince of seduction." Despite his cool composure and "bad" attitude, Ah Meng has a gentle side and often sticks up for what is right. Li Xiang has a crush on him, which he does not reciprocate, but Ah Meng has feelings for Qi Yue. Although she is his future stepsister (elder), he does love her and enjoys teasing her. He knows that she loves him but gets jealous when he finds out that there are new people that are pursuing her. Ah Meng also joins the basketball team and has faster reflexes than rival Yuan Yi's. Ah Meng also has a little brother.
Shang Yuan Yi (尚源伊) Kingone Wang Kamijou Yuuichi He is a boy in Qi Yue's class (teasingly nicknamed "Ah Yi (Auntie in Chinese)", and is the captain of the basketball team. Qi Yue is initially in love with Yuan Yi for his gentle personality. Yuan Yi reciprocates her feelings and they become a couple. When Qi Yue falls in love with Ah Meng, she breaks up with Yuan Yi, wishing not to lead him on. Yuan Yi is angry and hostile towards Ah Meng at first, but gets over it and realizes his feelings for Qing Zi after she kisses him and he admits that he has feelings towards Qi Yue but he also knows he has no more chance because of Ah Meng.
Qing Zi (晴紫) Tsai Pei Lin (蔡裴琳) Harukawa Kyoko She is Qi Yue's outspoken best friend. She and Xiao Cai are the ones who encourages Qi Yue to confess her love to Yuan Yi, even though Qing Zi herself had a crush on him. Qing Zi cares for Qi Yue a lot and spends a lot of effort in helping her. After Qi Yue and Yuan Yi break up, Qing Zi starts dating Yuan Yi. Qing Zi and Yuan Yi's relationship is tested when Qing Zi feels that Yuan Yi is spending more time playing basketball than being with her. Feeling dejected, she meets with a stranger she chatted with online. She later gets into a tussle with him and Yuan Yi comes to her rescue instead of playing in the team's basketball match. When her father gets a new job, he forces her to emigrate with him, taking her away from Yuan Yi and her friends. Yuan Yi, in order to keep her with him, challenges her father, a skilled swordsman.
Xiao Cai (小彩) Fu Xiao Yun (傅小芸) Nanachan She is Qi Yue and Qing Zi's friend. She and Qing Zi were the ones who supported Qi Yue to confess her love to Yuan Yi. Unlike Qing Zi, Xiao Cai appears to be more calm. She also alerted Yuan Yi of Qing Zi's escapade with the stranger because she was worried about Qing Zi's safety.
Xin Li Xiang (辛莉香) Fan Hsiao Fun (范筱梵) Rika Moroboshi In high school, she was an anti-social girl and acted snotty to all the girls in the class. Whenever she got bullied, Ah Meng would protect her. Li Xiang has also developed a crush on Ah Meng, calling him "Prince". She would do anything to get Ah Meng to notice her, she would even go as far as hiring girls to beat her up so Ah Meng could "save" her. Finally she realizes that this is not the way to get him to love her. Yang Ping had a crush on her and she then starts to have feelings for him and goes out with him.
Yu Yang Ping (于陽平) Masuyama Yuki Youhei He is Ah Meng's best friend who supports him. He used to be mocked by the middle school basketball teacher because he was overweight and he could not play well. Ah Meng was defensive and protective over him and he beat up the teacher. This lead them to become good friends. He has feelings for Li Xiang, but she has a crush on Ah Meng. He is willing to do anything for her, even trying to beat up Qi Yue. Li Xiang then starts to develop feelings for him and they start to go out.
Yuan Chuan Rang aka Ah Rang (袁川讓) Figaro Ceng Yuzuru He is Ah Meng's younger brother. Their father tried desperately to forget about him, and named Ah Meng as the successor of the company. Ah Rang follows and stalks Qi Yue everywhere, trying to force her and blackmail her to like him, who in turn, does everything she can to stop him. He tries to ruin Ah Meng's name, and puts Ah Meng and Qi Yue in lots of danger. He is later softened by Qi Yue, who later feels sorry for him and reaches out to him, and becomes more open. Ah Rang actually really looks up to Ah Meng and sees him as a hero, and actually cares deeply about him. He also tried to act like him, which causes him to get bullied and beaten up in school. Ah Meng then teaches him how to protect himself and fight the boys who bulied him. His mother chose him instead of Ah Meng when his parents divorced, causing Ah Meng to envy his younger brother. Ah Meng would often ignore him and never look at him, and act coldly toward him. Ah Rang is also being helped by the university president's assistant who is in love with Ah Rang's mother, who does not reciprocate that love. Plus, Ah Meng had accidentally shoved Ah Rang into a vase that had severely injured and cut his neck when they were young. This caused Ah Meng to have felt really sorry to his younger brother over the years. Because of this injury, he usually is weak and can collapse due to breath failure. He has asthma and after a "fake" attack, he and Ah Meng rekindle their relationship and become brothers once more.
Liu Mei Di (劉美蒂) Katherine Wang Kai Di (王凱蒂) A girl who Ah Meng saved when she dropped her glasses in the middle of a road. He took her to an optician and bought new glasses for her. She never got a good sight of him as she broke her glasses, but she fell in love with him. Coincidentally, Ah Meng's grandmother arranged a marriage for him and Meidi to try to break Ah Meng and Qi Yue apart. She is well-sheltered because everyone thinks she is cute and innocent due to her appearance. Ah Meng is the only person, besides blunt Li Xiang, that didn't give her what she wanted which is one of the reasons she loves him so much. She also has anemia that causes her to be dependent on chocolate, notably Ferrero Rocher, so she always carries a box in her bag. She likes to give out the chocolates to thank people for their kindness.
Tian Si Shen (田思慎) Wu Zhong Tian (吳中天) Shin Fujita Qi Yue's first crush. He was her father's student when they were younger. He and Qi Yue had spent a lot of time together, and he was her mentor. She had always said when she was younger that she wanted to marry him when she grew up. He studied overseas for some time. When he came back, he became a substitute professor for a short while at her college. He also became the coach for the basketball team. Though he has a girlfriend, he harbors feelings for Qi Yue. Once he knows that Qi Yue is not the same girl she used to be and is in a relationship with Ah Meng, he then tries to get back his girlfriend.

Minor characters[edit]

Drama character Actor Relationships
Jiang You Hui (江友暉) He Du Lin Ah Meng & Ah Rang's father
Huang Xue Wei (黃雪薇) Ge Wei Ru (戈偉如) Qi Yu's mother
Yè Yī Láng aka Yĕ Láng (葉一郎/野狼) Huáng Xīng Lún (黃星綸) Ah Meng's gang
Líng Mù (鈴木) Cài Rú Zhì (蔡襦鋕) Ah Meng's gang
Guo Kai (郭凱) Yuan Jun Hao Ah Meng's gang
Chui Ming (椎名) Wang Jian Min Teacher
Grandma Jiang (江奶奶) Tang Qi Ah Meng & Ah Rang's grandmother
Yuan Mei Jin (袁美津) Meng Ting Li(孟庭麗) Ah Meng & Ah Rang's mother
Chuang Ya Lin (莊亞莉) Janel Tsai (蔡淑臻) Ah Sen's girlfriend

Multimedia[edit]

Music[edit]

  • Opening Theme: "臭男人" Chou Nan Ren (Jerk) by Huang Yida
  • Ending Theme: "曖昧" Ai Mei (Ambiguous) by Rainie Yang
Insert songs
  • "月亮代表我的心" Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo De Xin (The Moon Represents My Heart) - David Tao
  • "Set Me Free" - Huang Yida
  • "一秒的安慰" Yi Miao De An Wei (A Moment's Consolation) - Huang Yida
  • "理想情人" Li Xiang Qing Ren (Ideal Lover) - Rainie Yang
  • "An Rao Siao" - XL
  • "Mei Li De Hway Yi" (Chorus Version) - XL

Books[edit]

Name Author Publisher Published Date ISBN
Devil Beside You TV Drama Novel
惡魔在身邊電視小說[1]
Lan Hu / Leng Gan Chun Tian 22 July 2005 ISBN 986-7494-82-2
Devil Beside You Photobook
惡魔在身邊寫真書[2]
Ke Mi Fu Ya Jiao Chuan Shu Dian 13 Sept 2005 ISBN 986-7189-52-3

Remake[edit]

It remade by Indonesia as Benar Benar Cinta

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yesasia.com Devil Beside You - Fiction Retrieved 2010-09-30.
  2. ^ Yesasis.com Devil Beside You - Movie Book Retrieved 2010-09-30.

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