Tokyo Juliet (TV series)

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Tokyo Juliet
東方茱麗葉
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Tokyo Juliet promo poster
Also known as 東方茱麗葉, Dong Fang Zhu Lì Ye
Genre Romance, Comedy
Directed by Ming Tai Wang (王明台)
Starring Ariel Lin 林依晨
Wu Chun 吳尊
Simon Yam 任達華
Opening theme Upwind 逆風 by Garden Sister 花園精靈
Ending theme That's You Without a Doubt 非你莫屬 by Ariel Lin 林依晨
Country of origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 17
Production
Producer(s) Huang Wan Bo 黃萬伯
Location(s) Taipei, Taiwan
Running time 90 mins (Sundays at 10:00 PM)
Production company(s) Comic International Productions Co., Ltd. 可米製作
Release
Original network Gala Television (GTV)
Original release 3 June (2006-06-03) – 23 September 2006 (2006-09-23)
Chronology
Preceded by Bump Off Lover 愛殺17
Followed by Emerald on the Roof 屋頂上的綠寶石
External links
Website www.gtv.com.tw/Program/S051420050820U/index.html%20GTV

Tokyo Juliet (Chinese: 東方茱麗葉; pinyin: dōng fāng zhū lì yè) is a 2006 Taiwanese drama starring Ariel Lin, Wu Chun of Fahrenheit and Simon Yam. It is based on Japanese manga series Tokyo Juliet, 東京ジュリエット (Tōkyō Jurietto?), written by Miyuki Kitagawa. It was produced by Comic Productions (可米製作股份有限公司)[1] and directed by Mingtai Wang (王明台). It was broadcast on cable TV Gala Television (GTV) Variety Show/CH 28 (八大綜合台) on 3 June 2006 to 23 September 2006.

At the time the drama was filmed, Wu Chun was a relatively new actor and spoke unsatisfactory Mandarin, so producers had his voice dubbed over by Julian Yang (楊士萱).[2]

Synopsis[edit]

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.

Summary[edit]

Lai Sui is an upcoming fashion designer who had her designs "Little Daisy", which she drew when she was 5 years old, stolen by Chu Xing (Simon Yam), a fashion 'genius'. Even though Chu Xing is a fashion genius, he still feels the need to steal designs from an up-and-coming designer. Sui believes this theft is the cause of her parents' separation, because her mother left her father for Chu Xing after he dedicated the "Little Daisy" clothing line to her since she had been one of his models. 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 and popular senior Ji Feng Liang (Wu Chun). To her dismay, she finds out that he is both Chu Xing's one and only son and the young boy she knew at that party! 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...

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Tokyo Juliet
Original Soundtrack
東方茱麗葉 電視原聲帶
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Tokyo Juliet Original Soundtrack cover
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released 8 June 2006 (2006-06-08)
Genre Mandopop
Length 46:24
Language Mandarin
Label HIM International Music

Tokyo Juliet Original Soundtrack (Chinese: 東方茱麗葉 電視原聲帶; pinyin: Dōng Fāng Zhūlīyè Diànshì Yuánshēngdài) was released on June 8, 2006 by various artists under HIM International Music[3] It contains 13 tracks, in which 6 tracks are various instrumental versions of the songs. The opening theme is track 1 "Upwind 逆風" by Garden Sister, while the closing theme is track 3 "I'm No One's But Yours 非你莫屬" by Ariel Lin. The Soundtrack also comes with a bonus VCD.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Upwind" (逆風) Garden Sister 4:17
2. "Only Have Feelings For You" (只對你有感覺) Fahrenheit feat Hebe 3:58
3. "I'm No One's But Yours" (非你莫屬) Ariel Lin 4:42
4. "Tree of Love" (愛情樹) Z-Chen 3:56
5. "To Own" (佔有) Fahrenheit 3:49
6. "Can't Let Go" (放不下) Kaira Gong 4:08
7. "Healing" (痊癒) Z-Chen 4:40
8. "Upwind Night Flight" (暗夜飛行 (逆風演奏曲)) Instrumental 4:00
9. "Cloud-Covered Storm Fashion Show Accompaniment" (雲裳風暴 Fashion Show 配樂) Instrumental 2:50
10. "The Script of Happiness-I'm No One's But Yours" (幸福的手稿-非你莫屬演奏曲) Instrumental 3:20
11. "Cheongsam Show Accompaniment" (旗袍Show 配樂) Instrumental 3:09
12. "Juliet's Tears I'm No One's But Yours" (茱麗葉的眼淚 非你莫屬 演奏曲) Instrumental 3:16
13. "The Stage of Love Bossanova Show Accompaniment" (愛的伸展台 Bossanova Show 配樂) Instrumental 3:07

Bonus VCD[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I'm No One's But Yours - MV" (非你莫屬 - MV)  
2. "Tokyo Juliet - BTS" (東方茱麗葉精彩片花)  

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Casting[edit]

  • Tokyo Juliet marks Wu Chun's first role as the male lead. His previous acting roles were a bit part in 2005's KO One and an uncredited walk on role in It Started with a Kiss with his Fahrenheit members.
  • At the time the drama was filmed, Wu Chun was a relatively new actor and spoke unsatisfactory Mandarin, so producers had his voice dubbed over by Julian Yang (楊士萱).[5]
  • Angela Chang 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) Fahrenciti.com Wu Chun filmography profile info Retrieved 2010-11-11
  2. ^ (Chinese) GTV's Tokyo Juliet claims #1 in the ratings, even beats the World Cup. June 20, 2006. March 20, 2007.
  3. ^ (Chinese) HIM International Music Tokyo Juliet OST album info 8 June 2006. Retrieved 2010-12-02
  4. ^ Yesasia.com Tokyo Juliet OST album info 8 June 2006. Retrieved 2010-12-02
  5. ^ (Chinese) GTV's Tokyo Juliet claims #1 in the ratings, even beats the World Cup. June 20, 2006. March 20, 2007.

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