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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)


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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Doumyouji Tsukasa: Makino is not that type of girl! Even for you,sleep talking is talking when you're sleeping, talking when you're awake is not sleep talking, so if it's sleep talking, talking when you're awake is okay too, but if it's not sleep talking, it's talking when you're awake, talking when you're awake, it means not sleeping...
Tsukushi Makino: What are you saying?
Soujiroh Nishikado: Are you lost in your own words?
Doumyouji Tsukasa: Shut up! Anyway, sleep talking happens during RAM sleep
[he meant to say REM, ram is lamb for Japanese]
Tsukushi Makino: That's not ...
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Better than the Korean version?
8 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Korean series from 2009, "Boys Over Flowers," was my first introduction to this story. I loved it so much that I decided to also view the Japanese version that had come out a few years earlier. Now, I'm not sure which version is my favorite. Although the stories are virtually identical, there are enough differences to make this a worthy viewing even if one is already familiar with the basic plot line.

THe Korean version is more glamorous, with beautiful sets, exotic locales, incredible fashion on display, and the actors are more physically beautiful, which enhances their aura as a group of super-cool, privileged young men. But the Japanese version stands out because the heroine and main rival to the primary love interest are much more demonstrative and direct with their feelings. We feel the heartache and confusion all the characters feel as they deal with this love triangle. And, without extended back stories for the supporting characters, there's more time to devote to developing the relationship between the main characters. My advice, see both versions.

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