Hana Yori Dango
|Directed by||Yasuharu Ishii|
|Theme music composer||Yamashita Kosuke|
|Opening theme||"Wish" by Arashi|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of episodes||9 episodes|
|Original channel||Tokyo Broadcasting System|
|Original run||21 October 2005 – 16 December 2005|
|Followed by||Hana Yori Dango Returns|
Hana Yori Dango is a Japanese television drama series, broadcast on TBS in 2005. It was one of the most popular dramas of the year and won many major awards. It is the live action version of popular manga Boys Over Flowers.
Makino Tsukushi is a tough, hard working, and poor student at the prestigious Eitoku Gakuen school attended by the rich. Worse yet, the school is ruled by the handsome, powerful and ridiculously wealthy F4 or Flower 4, whom nobody dares to challenge.
Tsukushi is immersed into the lives of the F4 after defending her friend. She receives a red tag from F4, and as a result, the whole school turns against her. Despite the harassment, Tsukushi, the "tough weed", decides to clean up the F4's act and declares a war back on them. Her defiance ironically causes F4's leader, Domyoji Tsukasa, to fall in love with her, but Tsukushi is in love with the Flower 4's mascot boy, the sensitive Hanazawa Rui.
47th Television Drama Academy Awards
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