Chibi Maruko Chan (Taiwan, 20 episodes)
THIS live-action adaptation of Chibi Maruko
Chan should appeal to Mandarin-speaking fans of the popular comic series. It stars wellknown Taiwanese stars all decked out in costumes and sporting hairstyles that stay faithful to the original manga.
Chibi Maruko is played by newcomer Zoey Lin in trademark pageboy hair and red pinafore while Fahrenheit’s Jiro Wang plays her friend Kazuhiko Hanawa, complete with flyaway hairstyle.