Poor Prince

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Poor Prince
Also known as 貧窮貴公子
Ping Qiong Gui Gong Zi
Genre Romance, Comedy
Created by Ai Morinaga
Starring Vic Zhou
Ken Chu
Annie Yi
Edward Ou
Will Liu
Opening theme "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by Dragon 5
Ending theme "你是我的幸福嗎" [Are You My Happiness?] by Annie Yi
Country of origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Original language(s) Mandarin, Taiwanese
No. of episodes 45
Producer(s) Angie Chai (柴智屏)
Location(s) Taipei, Taiwan
Running time 30 mins.
Original network Chinese Television System (CTS)
Original release 11 August (2001-08-11) – 8 November 2001 (2001-11-08)
Related shows Yamada Taro Monogatari
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Poor Prince (Chinese: 貧窮貴公子; pinyin: Ping Qiong Gui Gong Zi) also known as Poor Prince Taro and Yamadataro Monogatari, is a Taiwanese drama starring Vic Zhou, Ken Chu, Annie Yi, Edward Ou and Will Liu. It is based on Japanese manga series, Yamada Tarō Monogatari (山田太郎ものがたり, Yamada Tarō Monogatari?, literally, Yamada Tarō Story) written by Ai Morinaga. It was produced by Comic Ritz International Production (可米瑞智國際藝能有限公司) and Chai Zhi Ping (柴智屏) as producer. It was broadcast in Taiwan on free-to-air Chinese Television System (CTS) (華視) from 11 August 2001.


Tai Lang (Taro) is the smart, capable, and good at everything. He is popular with girls at school not just due to his qualities but also because of rumors that his family is the richest of the rich families at his school. But the truth is, Tai Lang lives in a poor one-room home with his mother and six siblings, scraping for every single cent and his skills come only from being the man and woman of the house. Unintentionally hiding his poverty, Taro is a kind person which makes him all the more lovable. When Long Zi falls for his exterior, she tries to seduce him to get out of the low-middle-class life she is living until she discovers the truth about his "riches"...



  • Opening theme song: "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by Dragon 5
  • Ending theme song: "你是我的幸福嗎" (Ni Shi Wo De Xing Fu Ma) [Are You My Happiness?] by Annie Yi

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