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

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bully girl1: Oh my! for a second... Hanazawa Rui-San's eyes met mine!
bully girl 2: He's coming over!
bully girl1: Oh no! what should I do?
[excited]
bully girl1: [happy]
Rui Hanazawa: say.
bully girl1bully girl 2bully girl 3: Yes!
Rui Hanazawa: Where's Makino?
bully girl 3: Makino-San isn't here today, but i think she's just ditching school...
[tsukasa pushes her on the ground]
[...]
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5 February 2006 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

"Hana Yori Dango" (Boys Over Flowers) is quite intriguing - written and illustrated by Kamio Yoko, it started out as a manga and was made into an anime, and later brought to life as the Taiwanese live-action drama "Meteor Garden". With all its incarnations, surely there must be something about its story that strikes a chord in people's hearts.

And yes, there is. In Fall 2005, Japanese TV network TBS released its own live-action "Hana Yori Dango" series starring Inoue Mao (Kids War 3) as the strong-willed Makino Tsukushi and Matsumoto Jun (of pop group ARASHI) as the hot-tempered Domyouji Tsukasa (here, Matsumoto is a revelation as he renders a heartbreaking Domyouji). Joining the well-appointed cast is Oguri Shun (Gokusen, Great Teacher Onizuka) who takes on the role of the calm and collected Hanazawa Rui.

Makino is a student at Eitoku, an exclusive school for Tokyo's rich kids. She seems to be getting by until she gets involved with the notorious F4 (Flower 4), a group of four of the richest boys on campus, and whose members include the very irritable Domyouji and the soft-spoken Hanazawa. Challenges face Makino as she gets entangled in the world of F4, and subsequently, the affection of Domyouji and Hanazawa who are the best of friends yet are complete opposites of each other.

"Hana Yori Dango" is an excellently produced show with topnotch production design. Viewers will be transported into a world of magnificent imagery - with mansions, flashy cars and the latest fashions that spice up the screen. The characters are adequately developed and the situations that unfold will keep you at the edge of your seat. But what makes this series even more appealing is its unique combination of humor and drama that just never runs out of steam. Packed into nine satisfying episodes, "Hana Yori Dango" will give you the ride of your life. Expect emotions to run high. It will make you laugh and cry. It will make you cheer. It will capture your heart.


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