Sunny Girl promo poster
|Also known as||陽光天使
Yang Guang Tian Shi
|Directed by||Wang Ming Tai / Gong Chao|
|Opening theme||Sunny by Boney M|
|Ending theme||Bu Neng Gao Su Wo (不能告訴我) by Nylon Chen|
|Country of origin||Republic of China (Taiwan)|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Producer(s)||Huang Wan Bo / Ma Ying 馬瀛|
|Location(s)||Taiwan, China, Japan|
|Production company(s)||Comic International Productions|
|Original channel||TTV Main Channel|
|Original release||4 August 2011– 22 December 2011|
|Related shows||Successful Story of a Bright Girl|
Sunny Girl (traditional Chinese: 陽光天使; simplified Chinese: 阳光天使; pinyin: Yang Guang Tian Shi; literally: "Sunshine Angel") is a 2011 Taiwanese drama starring Wu Chun and Rainie Yang It is produced by Comic International Productions (可米國際影視事業股份有限公司). The drama started filming in May 2010 and wrapped on 21 September 2010. It was filmed on location in Taiwan, China and Japan. It was broadcast in the summer of 2011. Sunny Girl is the Taiwanese remake of the 2002 Korean drama Successful Story of a Bright Girl.
- Title: 陽光天使 (阳光天使) / Yang Guang Tian Shi
- English title: Sunny Girl / Sunshine Angel
- Episodes: 22
- Broadcast network: Hunan TV / TTV / GTV
- Broadcast period: 2011-Jul-06 / 2011-Aug-04 / 2011-Aug-14
- Air time: Thursday 22:10
- Opening theme song: Sunny by Boney M
- Ending theme song: Bu Neng Gao Su Wo (不能告訴我) by Nylon Chen
Sunshine is a poor, cheerful Japanese girl who lives with her sacrificing, loving grandmother. Despite the fact that they love her, her parents are extremely irresponsible con-man/woman and have left her with a 100,000 yen debt. Her debtors finally give her an ultimatum—if she doesn't pay her parent's debt, she must go to jail for 300 days or become a maid for a rich family, using her wages to pay the debt.
She agrees to become a maid. Before she can leave, Yaxin (the wealthy CEO of "A Lovera," a beauty-products company) falls through the roof of her straw-thatched shower. It turns out he was parachuting, but his balloon broke. After she threatens him with the wrath of an army of Japanese grandparents, he apologizes to her bathroom.
Unfortunately for her, he turns out to be her new boss. Though at first he scorns her for dressing like a grandma and she thinks he's a pampered, unreasonable child, as days pass they fall in love.
During this time, Geng Fei, Yaxin's childhood friend, is secretly plotting to destroy Yaxin. Though he has moments of uncertainty about what he's doing, he's spurred on by his dad's commands and his love for Angela—who loves Yaxin and does everything she can to be by his side. Despite all three being childhood friends, Angela never seemed to notice that Geng Fei has loved her ever since she began loving Yaxin.
Despite her obvious affection, Yaxin is preoccupied with his work and doesn't spend time with her—causing her to react jealously when she realizes that he spends more time with Sunshine. As Sunshine continues to work for him, her infectious optimism begins to grow on Yaxin and he starts to fall in love with her.
Angela, desperate, then announces her engagement to Yaxin, lying to her mother (who has been like a mother to Yaxin ever since his own parents died) that she's already talked to Yaxin. She also accidentally kills Sunshine's grandmother after hitting her with her car. Geng Fei uses this to force her to leave and study for a year, telling her that he can't bear to see her with a man who doesn't love her. Sunshine, who has paid off her debt, also disappears for a year after she finds out that Yaxin is getting engaged.
A year later, due to chance, they all meet up again. Yaxin tells Angela that he doesn't love her and plans to propose to Sunshine under the pretense of selling her back her house—which he bought after her parents sold it. Unfortunately, Geng Fei has become powerful enough to bankrupt him and Angela's mom, who owns the other half of the company. Angela strikes a killing blow by giving Geng Fei her mom's and Yaxin's flashdrives—which Gun Fei promptly destroys.
Yaxin is soon removed from his status in the company, his house becomes foreclosed, and he becomes a homeless heir. In this time, Yang Guang is there to help him through his rough times. They bond even more and work together to help Yaxin take back the company.
- Wu Chun as Di Yaxin (狄雅辛)
- Rainie Yang as Chen Yangguang (陳陽光)
- Liu Zi Yan as Angela 殷安琪
- Zhang Jun Ning as Geng Fei 耿非
- Lee Shiau Shiang as Ai Yingshan 艾英善
- Gu Bao Ming as Yang Yilang 陽一郎
- Zhao Shu Hai as Geng Guwen 耿顧問
- Wu Qian Qian as Elizabeth 殷董事長
- Nakano Ryoko (中野良子) as Yangguang's grandmother
- Muto Nobutomi (武藤信美) as Xiao Lin He Zi 小林和子
- Zhang Guang Lei (張光磊) as Qi Lei 齊磊
- Bai Yun (白雲) as Liao Jianyu 廖建宇
- Ya Zi (丫子) as Liao's sister