Hana Yori Dango

Year:2005

Section:Japanese Dramas

Genre:Fantasy, Romantic Comedy

Number of Episodes:9

Language: Japanese

Average Rating:       (out of 6 ratings)

Synopsis:

Hana Yori Dango, or Boys Over Flowers, is the very popular Japanese young-girl manga first published in print form from 1992 through 2003. This first publication of a relatively simple fish-out-of-water, boy-meets-girl, rich-versus-poor set in high school has mushroomed into practically an industry unto itself. Apart from being the champion best-selling manga of its kind in Japan, responsible for more than 50 million copies, the plot has been transplanted into two live-action movies, an anime film, an anime series, and three live-action television series in Taiwan (Meteor Garden), in Japan, and most recently in Korea (Boys Over Flowers). This doesn't even mention the many young actors and actresses whose careers started as a result, or the musical group F4, the Flower Four, who took their name as a crossover from the name of the rich boys' gang in the original story. Another announced television version produced in the Philippines is a signal that the fascination for the characters of Hana Yori Dango remains undimmed.



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Hana Yori Dango

Reviewed by: empress August 27, 2007

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

There are a lot of plot descriptions, so I won't just another and spit out the same. Onto the review! Japanese drama is complicated. It tries to get to the point, using enough to say enough sort of thing, that it does not drag compared to Korean dramas, no "fluff" roaming around so that you would think some things should have been cut and if it was it would have been well-rounded. But since Japanese drama is what it is, it...

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Hana Yori Dango

Reviewed by: lixiangqingren July 25, 2007

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Title: Hana Yori Dango Also Known As: Boys Before Flowers / Boys Over Flowers Broadcast Network: TBS Episodes: 9 Genre: Romance Theme Song: Wish by Arashi Insert Song: Planetarium by Otsuka Ai Cast Inoue Mao as Makino Tsukushi Matsumoto Jun as Domyouji Tsukasa Oguri Shun as Hanazawa Rui Matsuda Shota as Nishikado Soujiroh Abe Tsuyoshi as Mimasaka Akira Sato Megumi as Sanjou Sakurako Nishihara Aki as Matsuoka Yuki Seto Saki as Asai Yuriko Fukada Aki as Ayuhuara Erika Kobayashi Susumu as Makino Haruo Tomiura Satoshi as Makino Susumu Ishino Mako as Makino Chieko Kaga Mariko as...

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Hana Yori Dango

Reviewed by: Bridget July 31, 2006

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

Title Translation: Boys Over Flowers / Boys Before Flowers (based on a Japanese pun meaning dumplings over flowers ) Year: 2005 No. of episodes: 9 Theme songs: "Wish" - Arashi (opening); "Planetarium" - Otsuka Ai (interlude) * Based on the Japanese shoujo manga of the same title, by Yoko Kamio Cast: Matsumoto Jun as Doumyouji Tsukasa Inoue Mao as Makino Tsukushi Oguri Shun as Hanazawa Rui Matsuda Shota as Nishikado Sojiro Abe Tsuyoshi as Mimasaka Akira Sato Megumi as Sanjou Sakurako Supporting...

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Hana Yori Dango

Reviewed by: bluegirl11375 July 12, 2006

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

English Translation: "Boys over Flowers" CAST Inoue Mao as Makino Tsukushi Matsumoto Jun as Domyouji Tsukasa Oguri Shun as Hanazawa Rui Matsuda Shota as Nishikado Sojiro Abe Tsuyoshi as Mimasaka Akira Sato Megumi as Sanjou Sakurako Nishihara Aki as Matsuoka Yuuki Sada Mayumi as Toudou Shizuka Matsushima Nanako as Domyouji Tsubaki INTRODUCTION You might recognize “Hana Yori Dango” from the Japanese comic from which it has been adapted, or from the Taiwanese adaptation, "Meteor Garden". It translates to...

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Hana Yori Dango

Reviewed by: Gem Tsoi June 19, 2006

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

'Hana Yori Dango', the Japanese live action of the much-beloved anime/manga of the same name, delivers the goods in a surprisingly delightful 9-episode drama that blows its Taiwanese compatriot, 'Meteor Garden', completely out of the water where acting, cinematography, direction, and set are concerned. Synopsis Makino Tsukushi, an ordinary girl from a middle-class family, is enrolled in the richest and most exclusive school in all of Japan: the much admired and envied Eitoku High...

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Hana Yori Dango

Reviewed by: hoshi February 05, 2006

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Duration 9 episodes Main cast Makino Tsukushi = Inoue Mao Doumyouji Tsukasa = Matsumoto Jun Hanazawa Rui = Oguri Shun Mimasaka Akira = Abe Tsuyoshi Nishikado Soujirou = Matsuda Shouta Sanjou Sakurako = Sato Megumi Toudou Shizuka = Sada Mayumi Doumyouji Tsubaki = Matsushima Nanako Doumyouji Mariko (Doumyouji Tsukasa's mother) = Kaga Mariko Matsuoka Yuki = Nishihara Aki Nakatsuka = Oshinari Shugo Kurimaki Ayano = Sakai Ayana Makino Tsukushi's mother = Ishino Mako Makino Tsukushi's father = Kobayashi Susumu Kato Takako(lady boss) = Sengoku Sachiko Three girls who always bully Makino: 1) Ayuhara Erika = Fukada Aki 2)...

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Member Ratings

ayeen_cire

06-09-2009 05:47 AM

     

I REALLY LOVE HANA YORI DANGO that i watch it many many times..and i cannot forget every episodes of it...love it that MUCH!!!!


i_love_toma

04-16-2008 09:57 PM

     

i love dis show as much as i like hana kimi japan!


♥ lady blue ♥

03-21-2008 09:25 AM

     

this is the only japanese drama that made me laugh and cry., waaaa.! and i olso love the 2 of this.,


i love ol of dem.,!!! waaa.!


bubletwuble

03-03-2008 08:25 PM

     

The hype of ‘Meteor Garden’ drove me to watch the series but coming out from it, it left me wondering what the hype was all about besides F4 (the band). Having never read the manga, there is nothing I could compare ‘Hana Yori Dango’ to. The only thing I can say is the series was great. It cut out all the drag on bits in MG while keeping a smooth story flow. It was short, precise, hilarious and knows exactly what the audience wants to see showing me what the real hype of a series is all about. Therefore it definitely receives a 10 on my ratings.


ogurishunuiaein

09-18-2007 01:30 AM

     

Matsumoto Jun was very good in this series. I watched MG and, even if Tsukasa isn't tall compared to Jerry Yan, when he was bullying everyone, it was believable. All of the actors in the drama were very good: the jokes were funny and the dramatic scenes were really touching. In my opinion, way, way better than MG & MG2 combined.


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