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Boys Over Flowers 

Hana yori dango (original title)
Makino Tsukushi, coming from a humble family of reduced income, feels out place at Eitoku Gakuen, a school largely attended by the progeny of the most rich and powerful people of the ... See full summary »






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Series cast summary:
Mao Inoue Mao Inoue ...  Tsukushi Makino 9 episodes, 2005
Jun Matsumoto Jun Matsumoto ...  Tsukasa Dômyôji 9 episodes, 2005
Shun Oguri ...  Rui Hanazawa 9 episodes, 2005
Shôta Matsuda Shôta Matsuda ...  Sôjirô Nishikado 9 episodes, 2005
Tsuyoshi Abe Tsuyoshi Abe ...  Akira Mimasaka 9 episodes, 2005
Megumi Satô Megumi Satô ...  Sakurako Sanjo 9 episodes, 2005
Aki Nishihara Aki Nishihara ...  Yuki Matsuoka 9 episodes, 2005
Saki Seto Saki Seto ...  Yuriko Asai 9 episodes, 2005
Aki Fukada Aki Fukada ...  Erika Ayuhara 9 episodes, 2005
Emiko Matsuoka Emiko Matsuoka ...  Minako Yamano 9 episodes, 2005
David Itô David Itô ...  Nishida 9 episodes, 2005
Mako Ishino Mako Ishino ...  Chieko Makino 9 episodes, 2005
Mariko Kaga ...  Kaede Domyoji 9 episodes, 2005
Takako Katô Takako Katô ...  Sachiyo Sengoku 9 episodes, 2005
Susumu Kobayashi Susumu Kobayashi ...  Haruo Makino 9 episodes, 2005
Satoshi Tomiura Satoshi Tomiura ...  Susumu Makino 9 episodes, 2005
Takayuki Takuma Takayuki Takuma 6 episodes, 2005
Nanako Matsushima ...  Tsubaki Domyoji 6 episodes, 2005
Mayumi Sada ...  Shizuka Todo 5 episodes, 2005


Makino Tsukushi, coming from a humble family of reduced income, feels out place at Eitoku Gakuen, a school largely attended by the progeny of the most rich and powerful people of the country, so she's determined to draw as little attention to herself as possible and pass her high school days without incident. She's specially cautious of staying out of the way of the F4, a group made up by the four richest boys in school and that rules over the entire student body by intimidation and bullying. However, when her one friend at school manages to draw the ire of the leader of the F4, Domyoji Tsukasa, Makino jumps in to defend her friend and confronts him. By doing so, she not only becomes the newest target of Tsukasa's anger, but also, and unexpectedly, the focus of his interest. This, just as Makino was starting to have feelings for the enigmatic Hanazawa Rui, another member of the F4 and close friend to Tsukasa, marks the end of her quiet and untroubled days and turns her life into the ... Written by Dama del Puente

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Comedy | Drama | Romance



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Release Date:

21 October 2005 (Japan) See more »

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Boys Before Flowers See more »

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(9 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Based on a Manga by Kamio Yoko of the same name. See more »


Tsukushi Makino: Says who?
Doumyouji Tsukasa: The Almighty Me!
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Version of Hana yori dango (1995) See more »


Performed by Arashi
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Better than the korean version, except for the girl.
23 December 2012 | by martin-fennellSee all my reviews

This is a review of seasons one and 2. I liked this version better than the korean one. Although I think I prefer the female lead in the K version. The version has a more sympathetic male lead, who is also a better actor. I'm not saying he's great, but he's certainly more animated. In the K version, I could never understand what she saw in him. In this one I can. This version is more wacky, but it also has it's violent moments. My favorite character is probably the owner of the sweet shop, especially her stories about john lennon, and a certain person who goes around in a red suit at Christmas. Funnily enough, in this version, the male lead's hair is referred to as weird. Actually I saw nothing wrong with it. In the korean version, (unless I'm mistaken) no mention is made of the hair. Although IMHO, it is weird. Note. The next winner of Miss World will be decided on a play of stone, paper, scissors. 9/10

What can i add to what I said about season 1. Well, I've recognised the male lead is a good actor. The character is more endearing than his counterpart in the korean version. I guess one thing that made me root for him, instead Rui, which I did in the korean version, was his mangling of certain Japanese/English phrases/words. I also liked that in the fight with Rui in particular, he didn't always come out on top. Wheras I think he did in the K version. I thought the best performance was by Nishihara Aki as Yuki. who sheer coincidence was also the best looking. Okay, She's gorgeous.

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