Would Someone Please Recommend Me An Asian Drama Where The Lead Girl Is A Tomboy Or Not Very Girly?

Jan 9, 2009 1:46 PM

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Haha, I've been watching a lot of shows about naive, girly girls lately.

Here's the ones I've seen that fit the bill:


Alone in Love
A Thousand Years of Love
Attic Cat
Bad Family
Coffee Prince
Country Princess
Delightful Girl Choon-Hyang
Famous Princesses
Four Sisters
Glass Slippers
Lovers in Paris
My Bratty Princess
My Love Patzzi
Powerful Opponents
Ruler of Your Own World
Smile Again
Sweet Buns
The Painter of the Wind
Who Are You?
Witch Amusement


Abarenbo Mama
Anmitsu Hime
Attention Please
Flowers For My Life
Hana Kimi
Hana Yori Dango
Last Friends
Lunch Queen


Hua Yang Shao Nian Shao Nu (Hana Kimi)
Love Contract
Magicians of Love
Mean Girl Ah Chu
Meteor Garden
Mr. Fighting
Prince Who Turns To Frog
Reaching for the Stars
Ying Ye 3 Jia 1


Love at First Fight
Return of the Condor Hero


Falling in Love

Hong Kong:

Eternal Happiness
War of In-Laws II

Any suggestions you could give would be much appreciated!! :D
Modified by zareba, Mar 23, 2009 1:54 PM
Mar 17, 2009 5:11 PM

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Nobuta no Produce ish...Initially the girl wouldn't be considered a tom boy or a girly girl that's probably in love....not sure x.X

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Mar 17, 2009 6:12 PM

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xD Okay. I''l check that drama out.

Never heard of it.
Mar 20, 2009 8:53 PM

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Zettai Kareshi

th female lead is not quite girly, but since its romance drama, th female lead obviously wants love.
afterall, this is a adaption from th shoujo manga of th same name. ((:

but i not sure if it is what you want. XDD
Mar 21, 2009 1:51 AM

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Hotaru no Hikari
Hotaru works for a famous interior design company. It's a glamorous job but Hotaru's private life is totally the opposite of glamorous. She lives alone, and when she isn't working she's mostly lazing about her rented house in training wear. She's not interested in men. In fact, she isn't interested in anything. "I'd rather lay around than fool around," is her motto.

Her landlord is a bar owner, and one day his son, who has just separated from his wife, comes to inspect the rental property, not knowing that someone is living there. He is shocked at the mess, but not as shocked as Hotaru. He turns out to be her boss, Takano.

Not a tomboy but not very girly, she's still cute in her own way though. It was a funny drama.
Mar 21, 2009 2:56 PM

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I've heard of Zettai kareshi. Never considered it.

Hotaru No Hikari sounds funny.

I'll check them out. Thanks. :D
Mar 22, 2009 2:15 AM

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sorry, i'm back to this thread again. XDD
anw, i heard that there is a new drama, Atashinchi no Danshi.
it starts at 14 April. and from th trailer, th female lead doesnt look like she is girly. so probably you might want to try? and anw, th female lead is Horikita Maki.

heres th wiki.d-addicts page link:
Mar 22, 2009 6:59 AM

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The synopsis sounds cool. About the "eccentric" family. Reminds me of my favorite drama ever, Bad Family.

Will definitely watch it when it comes out.

Mar 22, 2009 9:36 AM

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okashii_ said:
th female lead is Horikita Maki.

That's enough to interest me too! :D
Story looks fine, hope it'll be a funny drama. I'll also check it once it'll be available.
Mar 22, 2009 10:50 PM

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- 9 Ends 2 Outs
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- Sweet Spy

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- Snow Queen
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Mar 22, 2009 10:55 PM

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Nodame Cantabile as well as Sexy Voice and Robo. If you want descriptions, check their manga pages.
Mar 22, 2009 11:13 PM

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I was about to suggest Nobuta as well, but I saw that someone already had. lol

The next one which you would definitely enjoy is Satorare. It centers around a man whose thoughts can be heard by everyone. The catch: he doesn't know. This fact produces a lot of hilarious situations.

The show is very subtle when it comes to anything related to romance. In case you were wondering. Other than that, very worth your time. Only 10 episodes long.
Mar 23, 2009 10:58 AM

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Wow, DearSky thanks a lot! There's a lot there. =)

Sexy Voice and Robo. Haha. Funny name. Will have to see about that one.

Satorare I haven't heard of. Cool synopsis. Sounds really cool.

Thanks everyone. :D

Good to know there are more series to watch. I thought I had seen mostly all of this type.
Modified by zareba, Mar 23, 2009 11:12 AM
Apr 22, 2009 10:49 AM

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=) I want to watch Korean Lawyers and Satorare now. xD

Can't find it at sites like Mysoju.
Apr 22, 2009 3:58 PM

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That just screams Coffee Prince. ^^
Apr 22, 2009 4:47 PM

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Haha, I know it does.

I loved that drama.

I've noticed a lot of dramas have tomboys.

But, I've seen the majority of them.

That's why I need help. ^_^
May 17, 2009 10:03 PM

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this isn't a suggestion, but i just wanted to say that Coffee Prince is the best drama i've ever seen. gotta love it >_<
May 18, 2009 10:59 AM

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XD I really like Coffee Prince.

But.. Bad Family is still my fave drama to date.
Aug 27, 2009 2:40 PM

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(J-Drama) Mei-chan no Shitsuji --> I find Mei very non-girly... but she is forced to be surrounded by girly girls (and their butlers)
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It is also a manga ^_^ -->
Feb 22, 2010 6:52 PM

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my name is kim sam soon
hong gil dong

mei chan no shitsuji
nobuta wo produce
atashinchi no danshi
Aug 5, 2012 5:57 PM

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you should check out rooftop prince, the girl in it is different from the bimbos you see in other dramas. she's independent and ends up taking care of the male characters.

plus it's really funny (:
Aug 5, 2012 6:26 PM

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On the Fringe, a Singaporean drama.
‎"Our everyday lives may, in fact, be a series of miracles." - Nichijou
Aug 7, 2012 5:53 PM

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City Hunter (My most favorite)
Bridal Mask
1 Litre of Tears (I wouldn't consider the girl, girly though.. she's just deeply ill, with a diease, it's a sad drama)

I haven't seen any of the dramas you listed, but I hope you find a good drama. :D
Aug 15, 2012 8:17 AM

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Secret Garden (Korean)

The drama tells the story of Kim Joo Won (Hyun Bin), an arrogant and eccentric CEO who maintains the image of seeming perfection, and Gil Ra Im (Ha Ji Won), a poor and humble stuntwoman whose beauty and body are the object of envy amongst top actresses. Their accidental meeting, when Joo Won mistakes Ra Im for actress Park Chae Rin, marks the beginning of a tense, bickering relationship, through which Joo Won tries to hide a growing attraction to Ra Im that both confuses and disturbs him. To complicate matters further, a strange sequence of events results in them swapping bodies.
Sep 8, 2012 3:30 PM

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You should check "Wild Romance" its really catchy!
It's korean and the main actress is really good playing her character!
Sep 30, 2012 10:58 AM

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"To the Beautiful You," Erm well... not really.
Oct 5, 2012 6:06 PM

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'To The Beautiful You': Korean Drama.
Lead girl, disguises herself as a boy because she wants to see her 'idol' (I suppose) high jump again after he suffers from an injury.
It's a really funny drama and I love it!
Oct 7, 2012 1:14 AM

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well a korean drama i like that is like this is you are beutifull- its about a girl who is in a boy band named A.N.JELL as a guy because her twin brother is getting surgery

Oct 8, 2012 10:19 AM

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You're Beautiful (Kdrama) - Lead girl is not very girly infact she has to pretend to be a boy for the popband she had to join. This romantic comedy is hilarious and very romantic. One of my favorite KDrama. Amazing songs and the show was fantastic a mix of being very funny and having the right amount of drama.

Currently watching City Hunter - amazing so far!!!!!
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