Boys Over Flowers (2005– )
"Hana yori dango" (original title)

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Series cast summary:
Mao Inoue ...
 Tsukushi Makino (9 episodes, 2005)
Jun Matsumoto ...
 Tsukasa Dômyôji (9 episodes, 2005)
Shun Oguri ...
 Rui Hanazawa (9 episodes, 2005)
Shôta Matsuda ...
 Sôjirô Nishikado (9 episodes, 2005)
Tsuyoshi Abe ...
 Akira Mimasaka (9 episodes, 2005)
Megumi Satô
(9 episodes, 2005)
Aki Nishihara
(9 episodes, 2005)
Saki Seto
(9 episodes, 2005)
Aki Fukada
(9 episodes, 2005)
Emiko Matsuoka
(9 episodes, 2005)
David Itô
(9 episodes, 2005)
Mako Ishino
(9 episodes, 2005)
Mariko Kaga
(9 episodes, 2005)
Takako Katô
(9 episodes, 2005)
Susumu Kobayashi
(9 episodes, 2005)
Satoshi Tomiura
(9 episodes, 2005)
Takayuki Takuma
(6 episodes, 2005)
(6 episodes, 2005)
(5 episodes, 2005)
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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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The title Hana yori Dango, more correctly "Boys before Flowers", is a pun on a Japanese saying, "Dumplings before Flowers", "Hana yori Dango" lit. "dango (rice dumplings) rather than flowers"). "Dumplings before flowers" is a well-known Japanese expression that refers to people who attend Hanami, but rather than enjoying the beauty of the flowers, head straight for the food vendor booths, preferring tangible things like food and drink to the abstract appreciation of the flowers' beauty. See more »

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Tsukushi Makino: Says who?
Doumyouji Tsukasa: The Almighty Me!
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Version of Boys Over Flowers (2009) See more »

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Performed by Ai Otsuka
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Fantastic adaptation of Hana Yori Dango
17 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I came to this series with an initial prejudice after being utterly turned off by the wooden, dry acting in the Taiwanese version called Meteor Garden. Then, I happened to pick up a copy of Hana Yori Dango in a bookstore, and the series captivated me so much I read all 36 volumes in the course of a few days.

Hana Yori Dango then became my absolute favorite manga, and Doumyoji and Tsukushi my favorite manga characters. Matsumoto Jun and Inoue Mao do a truly fantastic job of bringing my favorite characters to life.

Jun honestly isn't the most attractive of actors, and he's a bit lacking in the height department to boot, but he has such a spark on camera that by the end of the series, I went from wondering what he was doing as uber-hottie Doumyoji to being absolutely crazy for him. As physically unsuited for Doumyoji as he is, after seeing this series I just cannot imagine anyone else as Doumyoji.

Inoue Mao is wonderfully feisty as Tsukushi, and she has great chemistry w/ Jun. In the series, she seems to spend more time doubting Doumyoji than actually developing her relationship w/ him, but that's probably more due to time constraints and writing than anything else. Still, it's a shame that there weren't more scenes of Doumyoji and Tsukushi together.

The supporting actors are great as well, and I particularly like the actors who play Nishikado and Akira. They're a great source of comic relief, and very amusing to watch.

Love, love, love this series. It's definitely piqued my interest in Japanese dramas, and Mastumoto Jun in particular. I think he's definitely my favorite Japanese actor at the moment. And he looks much better in Gokusen and Kimi wa Petto. Curly hair just isn't for him.


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