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ESC to close 4.07 (by 7756 users)hana yori dango
  • 2005
  • TV
  • Japan

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Titleinterface

romanized hana yori dango
native
english Boys Over Flowers (literal)
aka boys before flowers, hanadan

Based On

based on manga
title hana yori dango
author Kamio Youko (神尾葉子)

Genres

genres drama, romance

Language

language Japanese

Production

country Japan
type real
format TV
network TBS

Release

date 21 Oct, 2005 - 16 Dec, 2005
episodes 9
duration 54 minutes
air day Friday
at 22:00 - 22:54
status released

Stats

avg. score 4.07 of 5 by 7756 users
total users 9817
rating 31554
favorites 1883

Relations

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hana yori dango 2
2007 TV jp
sequel
liu xing hua yuan
2001 TV tw
same setting
hana yori dango
1995 film jp
same setting
yi qi lai kan liu xing yu
2009 TV ch
same setting

Synopsis

Makino Tsukushi is the poorest student at Eitoku gakuen, a high school notorious for catering to the rich and privileged youth in Tokyo. The wealthiest of all are a group of third year boys from the most powerful families in Japan, known as 'F4' (Mimasaka Akira, Nishikado Soujirou, Hanazawa Rui, and Doumyouji Tsukasa), who more or less run the school through power and intimidation. Makino is determined to keep her head down and graduate quietly, but when her new friend is bullied and she stands up to F4, she becomes the target of the leader, Doumyouji. While she fights back, declaring war on F4 and simultaneously developing a crush on the reluctantly helpful Hanazawa, Doumyouji suddenly finds his feelings towards her changing drastically as well.

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Roles

Makino Tsukushi
main
Hanazawa Rui
main
Doumyouji Tsukasa
main
Nishikado Soujirou
supporting
Mimasaka Akira
supporting
Sanjou Sakurako
supporting

Production

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Reviews


26 Nov, 2009
I must say first that this being my first Jdrama probably played at least a small role in how much I liked it. But I really do love strong female characters like Makino and while I didn't like any of the F4 members at first, they grew on me and helped to make this a pretty good show. Aside from that, I have to thank Hanadan for introducing me to Arashi (no, I was not Jun-baited but Arashi-baited) :)
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Recommendations


24 Jan, 2013
Both these dramas have a romantic storyline, and in both there is a rich man who falls in love with a poor woman.
Both dramas have story lines which are pretty similar. The male leads are both guys with rough personalities who come from rich families. Both male leads are heirs to their family company. As the shows progress, the stories come to be about the forbidden love between a rich man and a poor woman.

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purtysunshine 16 Jun, 2018
My thoughts after re-watching this series are...that I'm not entirely sure I should have re-watched it. A part of me wishes that I had let it remain as a pure memory full of admiration and love.

And to be perfectly honest, I DO still adore this show. Also, this review is based purely on my re-watch of the first season as I have not gotten to the second season or movie yet.

Hana Yori Dango has a special place in my heart for two reasons:

1. It was the first Japanese drama I ever watched (along with Nobuta wo Produce as they were airing at the same time) and

2. I watched this while I was studying abroad in Japan, as it was airing.

Since then, I have re-watched the series a few times but it's been years now since my last re-watch and I definitely notice some glaringly poorly executed qualities.

To explain--I have had this idea for a while now that Japanese dramas are not what they used to be. I always refer back to Hana Yori Dango as kind-of being the headliner for the "golden" days of J-Dramas. They were SO good...and then they were not. And I could never really put my finger on why.

After re-watching HYD, I have come to the realization that it's not necessarily the fact that Japanese dramas have changed for the worst so much as I have just out-grown them. This is because many of the issues that I have when watching Japanese dramas nowadays (inconsistent story, silly and unrealistic characters, over-done humor) are all present in HYD, and I think at the time I initially watched it, I just didn't care...or know any better.

So, because of nostalgia, HYD still makes me "EEK" like a silly fangirl. It's still epic in my heart. However, if I were to watch it now without the memories and attachment I have associated with it I think I would not have enjoyed it nearly as much.

I am curious to see how I feel about the remainder of show.
samarjune 29 Nov, 2016
This is the best Hana Yori Dango drama ever I love it way better than the Korean by long shot.
wacko 22 Oct, 2016
I'm a bit of upset after rewatching this. I mean, Domyouji is such an abusive person. Not just physically but also mentally. But the small loveydovey moments are supposed to make up for it all. And Rui. He's so innocent. SIGH. Why did I have to grow up?
fumirin 08 Jun, 2015
One of the best dramas and will always be 100 times better than the Korean version.
forestmaiden71 22 Jul, 2014
Best.Drama.Ever.
littledreamer 04 May, 2014
I fall in love in that drama. My favorite! <3 Music, acting, story... perfect. I just love it!!!
meikominyoung 22 Dec, 2013
Better than korean ver.
kamilles 10 Sep, 2013
My favorite drama! I think this one is way better than the Korean one. (I haven't seen the Chinese/taiwanese remakes)
It was also one of the first dramas i ever wathced...
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