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Romantic Asian movies/dramas - girls disguised as boys

Post by Neyjour » May 3rd, '09, 23:32

I'm looking for romantic Asian movies and dramas where the female lead disguises herself as a boy. Hope you all can help me! :D

What I've seen so far:
The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince / 커피프린스 1호점
Hua Yang Shao Nian Shao Nu (Hana Kimi) 花樣少年少女
Gam Chi Yuk Sip (He's a Woman, She's a Man)

Also, "He's a Woman, She's a Man" has a sequel (Gam Chi Yuk Sip 2 / Who's the Woman, Who's the Man) that I'm trying to find, but I'm not having any luck. If anyone knows where it can be downloaded (non-torrent please) I'd be very grateful.

TIA!
Ney

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EDIT:
~Updated List~

DRAMAS

Chinese:
Hana Kimi / Hua Yang Shao Nian Shao Nu / 花樣少年少女 (info)
Mulan / Hua Mu Lan / 花木蘭 (info)
My Bratty Princess / Diao Man Gong Zhu / 刁蛮公主 (info)
The Butterfly Lovers / Liang Zhu:
(1999) The New Liang San Bo and Zhu Ying Tai / 新梁山伯與祝英台 (info?)
(2001) The Youth of Liang Shan Bo and Zhu Ying Tai / 新梁山伯祝英台 (info)
(2007) Butterfly Lovers / Liang Shan Bo Yu Zhu Ying Tai / 梁山伯与祝英台 (info)
Japanese:
Hana Kimi / Hanazakari no Kimitachi e / 花ざかりの君たちへ (info)
Mendol ~Ikemen Idol~ / メン☆ドル (info)
Korean:
The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince / 커피프린스 1호점 (info)
The Painter of the Wind / 바람의 화원 (info)

MOVIES

Chinese:
Chinese Odyssey 2002 / Tian Xia Wu Shuang (info)
He’s a Woman, She’s a Man:
(1994) He’s a Woman, She’s a Man / Gam Chi Yuk Sip (info)
(1996) Who’s the Woman, Who’s the Man / Gum Gee Yuk Yip 2 (info)
The Butterfly Lovers / Liang Zhu:
(1994) The Lovers / Leung Juk (info)
(2008) Butterfly Lovers / Jian Die / 剑蝶 (info)
Japanese:
Dororo / どろろ (info)
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Hua Mu Lan

Post by honey_almond » May 4th, '09, 02:55

There was a 1999 Taiwanese drama entitled "Hua Mu Lan" about the historical female warrior who disguised herself as a man to join the army. I thought it was pretty good :)

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Post by honey_almond » May 4th, '09, 03:03

Also the Korean drama "The Painter of The Wind." It's both romance and historical.

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Post by Lucille » May 4th, '09, 03:04

Painter of the Wind. PTW is a Korean Drama about a woman who pretends to be a man inorder to pursue her passion for art. It also has a very interesting romance story.

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Post by Neyjour » May 4th, '09, 03:53

Thanks very much! :)

Do you know if "Hua Mu Lan" was ever fansubbed? I checked the fansub wiki and couldn't find anything.

For "The Painter of the Wind", a group called KST has it listed as an upcoming project, but there's no mention of a date, and I couldn't find any info at all abut it on their website. So I'm wondering if they still plan to fansub it, or if that listing at the wiki is outdated.

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Post by SSpiegel » May 4th, '09, 04:09

You can find subs for The Painter of the Wind at Bimbibap.com.
They might be a bit confusing at times, as the creator is clearly not a native English speaker, but they still did the hard work of subbing it for us, so I'm grateful.

I'm still at the process of watching it, but it is very good and visually beautiful. The main actress is totally believable both as a boy and a girl.

I totally love girls disguised as boys! :wub: I've hunted down pretty much every gender-bender manga there is and I'd really like to see more of them made into drama. HanaKimi was good, but Horikita was definitely the weakest link. I wouldn't have believed her as a boy for a second! Maybe the Taiwanese counterpart (Ella) was really unattractive, but she really looked like a boy!
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Post by Neyjour » May 4th, '09, 04:23

Thanks so much for the link to the subs! :-) As long as I can get the general gist of what's being said, I'm happy. Heh. :P

I agree...Ella wasn't that attractive in Hana Kimi, but she was really believable as a boy, which I thought was great! Actually, that was the first time I had ever seen her and after the series, when I went looking for the theme song MVs, I was so surprised to see how pretty she actually is and how different she looked from the drama!

I adore the whole "girl disguised as a boy" thing as well! I hope there are others out there that people will recommend, and I hope more will be made in the future! It really is a great theme for comedy and romance. :D

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The Painter of The Wind

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Post by SSpiegel » May 4th, '09, 15:10

I searched around a little and found two dramas.

Mendol ~ Ikemen Idol has three girls dressing up as a boy band (I think, I haven't seen it). It's almost all subbed, 9 out of 12. Not sure if it's any good tho.

Then there's a Chinese drama The Mischievous Princess. It's supposed to be a kind of a periodical romantic comedy, with a princess sneaking out of the palace dressed as a boy. It's fully hardsubbed, 30-something episodes. The episodes seem variously seeded, but I'm sure it won't be a problem to find seeders for the unseeded ones. I might check it out!
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Post by calimerina » May 4th, '09, 16:12

I can suggest you 2 chinese movies: Butterfly lovers (there are several tv series and movies based on the same story, the 2008 movie is played by Charlene Choi and Wu Chun) and Chinese Odissey 2002 (HK movie). This one is a very good and funny movie with a brilliant cast (Faye Wong, Vicky Zhao, Chang Chen and one of the best asian actors, Tony Leung).

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Post by Neyjour » May 4th, '09, 21:09

Thanks very much everyone! These all sound great! :D

Here's an updated list of what's been mentioned so far. I've also included Dororo...can't believe I had forgotten that one! :thumright:

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DRAMAS

Chinese:
Hana Kimi / Hua Yang Shao Nian Shao Nu / 花樣少年少女 (info)
Mulan / Hua Mu Lan / 花木蘭 (info)
My Bratty Princess / Diao Man Gong Zhu / 刁蛮公主 (info)
The Butterfly Lovers / Liang Zhu:
(1999) The New Liang San Bo and Zhu Ying Tai / 新梁山伯與祝英台 (info?)
(2001) The Youth of Liang Shan Bo and Zhu Ying Tai / 新梁山伯祝英台 (info)
(2007) Butterfly Lovers / Liang Shan Bo Yu Zhu Ying Tai / 梁山伯与祝英台 (info)
Japanese:
Hana Kimi / Hanazakari no Kimitachi e / 花ざかりの君たちへ (info)
Mendol ~Ikemen Idol~ / メン☆ドル (info)
Korean:
The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince / 커피프린스 1호점 (info)
The Painter of the Wind / 바람의 화원 (info)

MOVIES

Chinese:
Chinese Odyssey 2002 / Tian Xia Wu Shuang (info)
He’s a Woman, She’s a Man:
(1994) He’s a Woman, She’s a Man / Gam Chi Yuk Sip (info)
(1996) Who’s the Woman, Who’s the Man / Gum Gee Yuk Yip 2 (info)
The Butterfly Lovers / Liang Zhu:
(1994) The Lovers / Leung Juk (info)
(2008) Butterfly Lovers / Jian Die / 剑蝶 (info)
Japanese:
Dororo / どろろ (info)

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Post by dabogy » May 5th, '09, 22:34

Here I was thinking "what an odd request"...and I read the thread only to find out that there's so many shows haha :scratch: So shocked

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Some I've seen..

Post by soysuva » Jul 9th, '10, 21:15

Kdrama:
- Boys Over Flowers [Link: HULU | DRAMAFEVER] 4/5
- Coffee Prince [Link: HULU]
- Queen Seon Duk [Link: VIKI |Download@D-ADDICTS
- Secret Garden [Link: VIKI]
- Sungkyunkwan Scandal (Eng Sub) [Link: Download@MEHANATA.net | VIKI | HULU] 5/5
- You're Beautiful (Eng Sub) [Link: VIKI] 5/5

Thai Drama's
- Mae Ka Khanom Wan (Eng Sub) [Link: YOUTUBE]
- Taddao Bussaya (Eng Sub) [Link: YOUTUBE] 4/5

CDrama's/Taiwan/HK
- Butterfly Lovers
- Chinese Paladin (had some cross-dressing in this drama) [Link: Download@CP.ORG | Download@ancientchinese.net | Download@D-ADDICTS]
- Hua Yang Shao Nian Shao Nu [Link: MYSOJU]
- Ti Amo Chocolate [Link: VIKI] N/A Rate
- Yang Warriors [1]

JDrama's
- Ouran High School Host Club [Link: Download@D-ADDICTS | Download@doramax264.com]

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CMovies:
- Mulan 2009 (Eng Sub) [Link: VIKI] I rate this a 5/5 stars!!


N/A Rate = Haven't decided on what to rate it.
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Note: I've only listed the drama's and movies I could remember.[/b]
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Post by bjharm » Jul 26th, '10, 11:48

well they are two more Thai drama I seen all comedies, sadly Thai drama names tend to all sound the same to me, so i have to track them down
OK you have a good start with wishboniko youtube, I also certain one of the two is there. lol,is in fact Mae Ka Khanom I was thinking of..she beats him up and shoot him twice as I remember, the other one I have to look more for.
found it Sompong Nong Somchai at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuiuNjsqraI
I never knew there was a squeal to He's a Woman, She's a Man hope you find it.
There a lot more chinese ones Eternal Happiness http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Eternal_Happiness
the theme of the girl dress as a male is very common one for ancient type drama, as good well brought ladies where suppose to stay locked up in the house and not go out.
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Legend_of_the ... eroes_2008
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Tian_Wai_Fei_Xian
both have girl as a boy in the beginning..same leads too
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Bold_Beautiful_Woman
think this is TW but a modern one..you find it up at vikkii
http://www.viikii.net/videos/watch/9092 ... art-1.html
not a girl pretending to be a guy as such but a playboy that gets turned into a girl by a curse.
I sure there more
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jQlTk5zx1I
Who’s the Woman, Who’s the Man

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Post by bjharm » Jul 27th, '10, 12:59

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBAYXT-1 ... re=related
bit like Taddao Bussaya in the girl dresses as a guy to look for a hidden will and to hide from the wicked step mother trying to kill her. She plays 15 year old boy with a dog that talks..well we can hear its thoughts, of course it is a comedy. Much longer than Taddao Bussaya at 28? episodes, there 18 been subbed so far.

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good

Post by any » Aug 15th, '10, 12:14

I can’t but agree.
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