Yamada Tarō Monogatari (山田太郎ものがたり Yamada Tarō Monogatari?, literally, Yamada Tarō Story) is a Japanese manga series created by Ai Morinaga. The manga series, published by Kadokawa Shoten, ran from 1996-2000 with a total of fourteen volumes. Besides, after the ending of the series. The author came out with another special volume about the other siblings within the Yamada Family called The Tale of the Yamada Family
Tarō Yamada is smart, athletic, and very handsome. He seems perfect on the outside, but he's actually dirt poor due to his mother's reckless spending habits and his always-gone father. Although never once does he admit it, everyone at school thinks he is a very humble rich boy because of his good looks. However, at home, he must care for his six younger siblings, who share a one-bedroom place with him and his mother.
貧窮貴公子 / Ping Qiong Gui Gong Zi : Poor Prince
In 2001, the manga was used by a Taiwanese television network CTS as a 15-episode serial drama. Produced by Chai Zhi Ping, the series starred Vic Zhou as Tai Lang (Tarō).
山田太郎ものがたり / Yamada Tarō Monogatari : Tale of Yamada Tarō
From July to September 2007, Japanese television network TBS aired a dramatization of the story, starring Kazunari Ninomiya as Tarō and Shō Sakurai as Takuya, Tarō's wealthy best friend who occasionally offers Taro a helping hand. The Japanese version of the drama has received higher ratings and is generally more popular than the Taiwanese version. The opening theme song is "Happiness" by Arashi, the Japanese musical group, which the two stars are members of.
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