|Skip Beat! Photobook|
Skip Beat! (TV Series) or also known as Extravagant Challenge, premiered on 18 December 2011 by the free-to-air terrestrial television channel on FTV Main Channel and 24 December 2011 by the cable subscription television channel on GTV Variety Show.
The Skip Beat! live-action adaption is a joint production between Taiwan and Japan, and is primarily produced by Gala Television under executive producer Doze Niu.
The live-action adaption follows the manga through the end of the Dark Moon arc, which is slightly further than the anime. It does include some written additions, but is mostly very loyal to the manga.
Chinese | Japanese
On 1 January 2009, Gala Television had to indefinitely postpone the production due to several financial setbacks and script re-writes, causing Yan to drop out of the project.
Last 1 February 2011, one month before filming, Ivy Chen replaced Ariel Lin, who had already signed to film another production when Skip Beat! was languishing in development hell. Filming then began on the 1st of April 2011 with locations in Taipei (a national capital of the Republic of China) and Tokyo (a national capital of the Japan).
The filming ended on 1 July 2011, making the filming of the series four months overall.
|Skip Beat! Cast|
|Taiwanese Name||Original Name (Japanese)||Portrayed by|
|Gong Xi||Kyoko Mogami||Ivy Chen|
|Dun Helian||Ren Tsuruga||Choi Siwon|
|Bu Po Shang||Sho Fuwa||Lee Donghae|
|Jiang Nan Qin||Kanae Kotonami||Bianca Bai|
|Luo Li||Lory Takarada||Allen Chao|
|Du Jin||Yukihito Yashiro||King Chin|
|Maria||Maria Takarada||Frances (Wu Zhao Xian)|
|Shen Deyuan||Takenori Sawara||Charge Pu|
|Yangyang||Shoko Aki||Ada Pan|
|Liuli'er||Ruriko Matsunai||Li Yi Jin|
|Director Xin Huan||Seiji Shingai||Ko Yu-luen|
|Director Xu Fang||Hiroaki Ogata||Chang Shao-huai|
|Kuang Meishen||Mimori Nanokura||Cindy Sung|
|Xu Yongchun||Haruki Asami||Jessie Zhang|
|Yi Mei||Itsumi Momose|
|Qing Jie||Hiroko Iizuka||Ke Shu-qin|
|Boss's wife||Taisho's Wife||Ge Lei|
|Gong Xi's mother||Saena Mogami||Xie Qiong Nuan|