There are countless stories where a boy or a girl has to hide their true gender in order to be able to keep or stay in a certain job or any other reason where their situation makes it vital for them to live like the other gender. Throughout the years, anime has quite a few of such series, but what about Asian dramas? Here are three dramas with androgynous girls.
Title: Hana Kimi
Mizuki Ashiya goes to an all-boys school where her goal is to make amends with Izumi Sano and have him start his athletic career over with high-jumping. Hana Kimi, along with Hana Yori Dango, was one of my first Asian Dramas—so it holds a place rather dear to my heart. There are still times where I rewatch the entire thing from the start since it is a really interesting drama—where it has a good balance between drama, romance, and comedy (but mostly comedy).
Title: Coffee Prince
From: South Korea
Choi Han-Gyul hires Go Eun-Chan as his “gay-lover” in order to stop his grandma from arranging blind dates for him. What he doesn’t know is that Eun-Chan is really a girl, but she constantly gets confused for a boy. Later on, she decides to get a job in his coffee-shop where he only hires “good-looking men,” doing so means she’s obligated to hide the fact she’s a girl which causes a bit of trouble since Han-Gyul starts to question his sexuality as he’s falling in love with her. This was one of the dramas that aired in national TV years ago where I currently live. I loved watching every second of it—even though it was with Spanish dubs and I would’ve preferred to have seen it with subs and in its original language.
This is the most recent out of all of the others on the list. Pi Ya Nuo is forced to live as a boy after a fortune warns her family that she would live a life of misfortune if she were to live as a girl until her 26th birthday. On the year that she was going to turn 26, she meets Du Zi Feng and they make a blood-promise to be together like brothers. She finds herself falling in love with him, and he too, falls for her, but he doesn’t know Ya Nuo is a girl. I originally saw this drama as a means to get used to listening to Mandarin since I had recently started to study the language at the time. I also wrote a review on this drama about a year ago on the old blog and I moved it onto here. I highly recommend it since it’s incredibly cute and it is filled with meme-able moments and iconic bitchfaces.
Well, that’s it for today. Thank you for reading! Until next time, keep your paws and bowls of ramen up, everyone! Nya! 🐾
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