This drama involves 12 different stories which happened to teenagers, taken from real life social cases. Shen Qi is a student who has a brain tumor, giving him the ability to see Death Girl when no one else can. As he witnesses her task of ferrying different people to the afterlife, he gradually falls in love with her and begins to understand the transition between life and death.
Serena Fang as Du 渡 (Death Girl) / Du He 杜荷
Aaron Yan as Shen Qi 沈奇 / Gao Chao 高超
Wang Zi as Huang He 黃禾 - A honor student who had an affair with his teacher.
Teresa Meng as Xiao Qing 筱青 - Huang He confided in her that he wanted to put an end to his double life.
Zhang Jun Ming as Ye Xiao Lin 葉小琳 - A quiet student who was severely neglected by her family.
Lin Chen Xi as Zeng Nicole 曾妮可 - A student who sold sex to earn money to leave her abusive, alcoholic father.
Kris Shen as Tang Zi Qi 唐子齊 - A classmate of Nicole who wanted to help her.
Chao Yi Lan as Li You 李優 - A transgender student whose true gender was a secret.
Tang Zhen Gang as Chen Guo Hao 陳國豪 - He was Li You's best friend who later hated her for her secret.
Jenny Wen as Chen Ke Ju 陳可菊 - A student whose sexual orientation was in flux.
Zhong Yao (鍾瑤) as Yang Qiao Qiao 楊巧巧 - She was in love with Ju and wanted to die with her.
Chen Yi as Xiao Dao 小刀 - A hot-tempered student who chose loyalty to friends over his own life.
Jay Shih as Li Qiang 李強 - Xiao Dao's friend whose family was almost ruined by a local crime boss.
Ah Ben as Xiao Lun 小侖 - An effeminate student who was sexually harassed in school.
Zhang Yong Zheng as Zhao Da Dong 趙大東 - A bully who tried to prove his masculinity by targeting Xiao Lun.
Cai Yi Zhen as Xiao Ya Zhen 蕭亞貞 - An over-scheduled student who found herself pregnant.
Kao Ying Hsuan as Shen Quan 沈泉 - A reclusive teacher intern whose girlfriend died during an abortion.
This drama is amazing, Currently watching it and it has already made it onto my fave list..
The opening song is so addictive also, Gloomy Salad Days <3
The different issues this drama is about, Its powerful material. In some way, It makes you want to cry and still makes it impossible for you to stop watching it. <3
I have school tomorrow, But I can't stop watching it now <3 I'm not going to be able to function correctly tomorrow ^^
Now I'm officially done watching Gloomy Salad Days. This was such an amazing drama.
Made you cry, Laugh, Scream and live into every story in the show.
My fave arcs must have been the Du, Shen Qi, Xiao Lun and the Da Dong chapter.
Its too bad I'm actually done watching this. This made its way onto my fave dramas list pretty quickly.
What the hell is up with the English name "Gloomy Salad Days"? Sounds like romantic comedy set in family restaurant, ffs. That's my biggest complaint - translating 死神少女 correctly as "Death Girl" isn't that hard. Intresting series nevertheless, reminds me a bit of Jigoku Shoujo ("Hell Girl"), a anime which tells story of Enma Ai who makes contracts with people who are in unbearable situations in their lives with no way out, dragging their tormenters and wrong-doers to Hell but simultaneously judging those who made contract into eternal limbo between Hell & Heaven.