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The cover of the first DVD compilation released by Studio Pierrot.

The episodes of Hanasakeru Seishōnen are produced by Studio Pierrot. The series premiered on April 5, 2009 on the NHK, and is ongoing and scheduled for a total of 39 episodes.[1] The series was directed by Chiaki Kon until episode 20, but changed afterward to Hajime Kamegaki for unknown reasons. Two pieces of theme music are used, one opening theme and one ending theme. The opening theme, "Change", and the ending theme, "One", are both performed by J-Min.


Episode Listings

# Title Original airdate[1]
01 "Innocent Girl"
"Inosento gaaru" (イノセントガール) 
April 5, 2009
Kajika transfers to a Japanese middle school from America and becomes good friends with her classmate Yui Yamate, and stays in Japan for a day. However, on the day she arrives, Kajika attracts the attention of a bad senior, and at the end of school, she is cornered by that senior and her gang. Kajika's bodyguard Haga Toranosuke comes to save her but is unable to because one guy holds her, so she gets into the car and agrees to go. Once there, the leader decides that he wants her to be his but she states, "How do you intend to make me yours, my heart isn't even here". Just as the gang is about to attack her, Li Ren, who Kajika has the utmost faith in, appears and protects her. 
02 "Circling Love"
"Meguriai" (廻り愛) 
April 12, 2009
Kajika accepts a proposal to participate in a "marriage game" from her father, Harry Burnsworth. One day, she meets Eugene Du Vorkan, whom Kajika believes is the reincarnation of her beloved white leopard Mustafa. She visits his apartment to confirm her suspicions. Li Ren who is in charge of overseeing the "marriage game" suspects that Eugene is one of the husband candidates chosen by Harry. In addition to Eugene's candidacy suspicion, Li Ren also has an uneasy feeling about him, and looks into his background. At the same time that Li Ren is receiving the background report on him, a woman appears in Eugene's room with a gun. 
03 "Sleepless Night"
"nemurenu yoru" (眠れぬ夜) 
April 19, 2009
Li Ren determines that getting involved with Eugene is dangerous, and locks Kajika in her room. However, irritated by Li Ren actions, Eugene decides that he won't let things end like that and that very night, Eugene sneaks Kajika out of the house right past Li Ren's security. They hide out in his father's secondary residence and end up talking for quite a while. Kajika tells Eugene-who doesn't care what happens to himself- how she feels. Eugene's two older brothers come to see what all the commotion is about. Li Ren arrives and takes Kajika home. Later, Li Ren tells Kajika she can go to Paris for Eugene's birthday. The episode ends with Li Ren learning that Eugene probably isn't Baron Vulcan's real son. 
04 "The day when the long Night ends"
"Nagaki yoru no akeru hi" (長き夜の明ける日) 
April 26, 2009
Kajika visits the Vorkan house on the day that Eugene is set to celebrate his twentieth birthday with his family. Thrown off balance by Kajika's unexpected visit, Eugene yells at Kajika to get out, but his family intervenes and invites her to stay. Because of Eugene's outburst, Kajika becomes extremely worried. The Vorkan's butler pleads with her to save Eugene's soul. As such, Kajika and the others wait on standby in another room as Eugene's birthday party commences. At the party, Eugene reveals to the others that he knows about the secret surrounding his birth and that this has severely depressed him. He then hands his father a gun and pleads to be put out of his misery. 
05 "Encounters ~ Reunions"
"deai ~ saikai" (出会い~再会) 
May 3, 2009
Kajika and Haga Toranosuke go to Li Ren's party and meet several people. Kajika starts talking to Li Ren's aunt, who gives her a key to the greenhouse saying that she should go out the back and take a breather. Haga cannot find her and everyone starts to look for her. Meanwhile the aunt is planning something bad in regards to Kajika and tells Leon "she should be helpless against the wiles of a city man, pull this off nicely, Leon". Inside the greenhouse, Kajika meets Leon for the first time, and he begins to hit on her; but she is oblivious as ever and starts to walk away saying she won't talk to him because she doesn't know him that well. He carries on saying that he's in love and she's ignoring him, she tells him that he's not one of the men her dad picked for the game and in enters, Rumati Ihvan, the second prince of Raginay. The man hitting on Kajika tells him to go away and Rumati beats him up for hitting him on the head and knocking his sunglasses off. Kajika sees that the boy has blue eyes with black hair and finds it strange and interesting. Back in his room, Rumati is stubbornly disagreeing with Quinza; his serving man, over wearing the holy cloth, which is worn on the head to show respect to the their sun god; Quinza threatens to slit his own throat unless he wears the cloth. Kajika sneaks out because she can't sleep and meets Rumati on the way out, they start to talk, unwanted by Lumati, and learn new stuff about each other, Lumati gives his cloth to Kajika and minutes later they run into assassins. 
06 "Pure Heart"
"Junshin" (純心) 
May 10, 2009
07 "Feelings for Someone"
"Taga tameno Omoi" (誰が為の想い) 
May 17, 2009
08 "Promise"
"Puromisu" (プロミス) 
May 24, 2009
09 "Something that Never Changes"
"Kawaranai mono" (変わらないもの) 
May 31, 2009
Eugene, unable to contact Kajika, decides to go to Japan to meet her friend Yui. He goes to Yui's school and introduced himself as Kajika's fiance, Yui is overjoyed that Kajika has not forgotten her. Afterward, Eugene asks Yui if he could see her house too. Meanwhile, Kajika finds out that Eugene is also in Japan. Together with Toranoske and Li Ren they also go to Yui's house. They find Eugene there, wearing a yukata. Sparks ignite between Li Ren and Eugene (who doesn't know a word in Japanese, hence is talking in English), ending with Li Ren cooking Beijing style food to prove that he is better. They have dinner with Yui's family and then they take their picture together. 
10 "Cross Days"
"Kurosu Deizu" (クロス・デイズ) 
June 7, 2009
Mahati, grandfather of Lumati, who was then just Crown Prince of Laginay comes to America for a conference. He is attacked by assassins in his hotel room and fled by hiding in a laundry cart. He later finds himself in the slums where he meets Kathleen (or Katherine). They go into a bar where she introduces Mahati to Fred Barnesworth, Kajika's grandfather. Mahati gets drunk on champagne and ends up sleeping in Kathleen's apartment. In the morning they discover who Mahati really was. In the present, Kajika visits Fred. They talk about the husband hunting game and Kajika shows Fred, pictures of the 2 candidates. When Fred sees the picture of Lumati, he thought it was Mahati. He had a stroke. 
11 "Shape of Love"
"Ai no Katachi" (アイのカタチ) 
June 14, 2009
Mahati, for his protection, resides with Kathleen, who was made Lady of the Inner Court by Mahati. Assassins once again came for Mahati and both he and Kathleen flee through the fire escape while Mahati's attendant holds the assassin back. Mahati and Kathleen were cornered however, Mahati was able to subdue the pursuers using his word as King. Mahati and Kathleen talked. And one thing lead to another. Mahati proposed to Kathleen then returned to Laginay to get permission from his father, leaving Kathleen in Fred's hands and promising to return. In the present, Kajiki learns of the truth behind her father's lineage. Fred then burns the manuscript of the novel he was writing. A novel about Mahati. 
12 "Alone"
"Hitori" (ヒトリ) 
June 21, 2009
13 "Country of the Sun"
"Taiyou no Kuni" (太陽の国) 
July 5, 2009
14 "Warmth"
"Nukumori" (ぬくもり) 
July 12, 2009
Eugene visits Rumati's cousin at his mansion and learns that there is someone else pulling the strings from the shadows. 
15 "Moonlight Medium"
"Gekka no Miko" (月下の巫女) 
July 19, 2009
16 "Pride"
"Puraido" (プライド) 
July 26, 2009
Kajika accepts an invitation to the prince's coronation and a request to visit with Rumati's cousin Najayra. Rumati escapes from the mansion but is captured by hired gunmen who are to deliver him to Raginay,dead or alive. 
17 "Feelings That Don't Reach"
"Todokanu Omoi" (届かぬ想い) 
August 2, 2009
18 "Opposition"
"Opojishon" (オポジション) 
August 23, 2009
19 "Uncontrollable Emotions"
"Osaekirenai Kimochi" (おさえきれない気持ち) 
August 30, 2009
20 "Turning Point"
"Taaningu Pointo" (ターニングポイント) 
September 6, 2009
21 "Unforgettable Feelings"
"Wasurenu Omoi" (忘れえぬ想い) 
September 13, 2009
22 "Repose"
"Ripōsu" (リポーズ) 
September 20, 2009

This episodes starts out with a letter addressed to Kajikas Japanese school friend Yui. While Yui is being flown to New York, Eugene is away in Austria as it is the anniversary of his mothers death. Yui meets Rumati and automatically thinks of him as having the appearance of a prince due to the dangerous nature of his identity he is introduced as Rumanty Ivan a visiting friend from Singapore. While in Singpore Lee-leng meets with Carl, where he reveals who the Rosenthal group intends to support. He explains that the plan is to force both Rumati and Somand into a confrontation in which the hope is that they would both destroy each other. Carl and his father are opposed, Carl can not support the idea of determining one nation's future on the bases of one companies profit. What is even worse is the fact that his father has based this decision on his emotions and grudges. Carl admits to Lee-leng that when he thinks of Kajika he can image there being no quarrel between Roenthal and Burnsworth. Carl tells Lee-leng of how Harry Burnsworth came to him almost a year ago and said "If you want her, You can have her. It all depends on Kajika".

Carl wants Kajika and intends to take him up on that offer. 
23 "Farewell"
"Ketsubetsu" (決別) 
September 27, 2009

This episode starts off by Kajika putting forth the ides to cut Eugenes hair!

Things have changed in the last year, there is an uprising in the North of Raginei and while Noei is rallying forces to fight he doesn't believe that having no monarchy is in the best interest for the country. With the firm belief that Rumati is the best choice for king he decides to go to America in order to convince him to return to Raginei. Eddie the reporter turns up at Kajika's house with evidence of corruption, there are slums where there previously weren't, prison and execution camps where people are killed without trial. Rumati has been shown photos that proves all of this is true. While Rumati ponders this he comes to choose what he will do about it. Will he leave it for his brother to rule? Or Will he rise up and take the throne? 
24 "Confusion"
"Tomdadoi" (とまどい) 
October 11, 2009
Everyone is worried about how Rumati will receive the news about Raginei. He decides to grant an interview in Singapore. Rumati knows that he will not see Kajika for a while so he asks if he can give her a lover's kiss; he kisses her, but Li Ren sees the kiss and it seems to make him angry. Kajika is confused about what kind of love she feels for her friends and has a talk with Eugene about it. Rumati realizes that Li Ren loves Kajika and has an argument with him. He asks Li Ren why he won't tell Kajika how he feels. Later, Rumati apologizes and both of them go to Singapore where the prince gives an interview in which he states that he'll return to Raginei even if just one of his people call for him. 
25 "Missing Piece"
"Umaranu Kakera" (埋まらぬ欠片) 
October 11, 2009
26 "Puppet"
"Kairai" (傀儡) 
October 25, 2009
27 "Heavy Chains"
"Omoi Kusari" (重い鎖) 
November 1, 2009
Kajika is set on going to Raginei. Li Ren has refused. Kajika emplains to both Li Ren and Toranosuke that she believes she must go. Meanwhile news of Eugene's abduction reaches Lee-ling, thinking that a high probability that Najayra is behind it. Meanwhile Noei gains the support of Lieutenant Kopel, in which the lieutenant vows to hold soilders back in order to fight for Rumati's return. The elders of the Huang group visit in order to inform Li Ren that a bride has been chosen for him, his cousin Ling-lee. Argument ensues that as the head of the Huang group it is his obligation to settle down and produce an heir, to which Lee-ling refuses. With this in mind Kajika visits Rumati and shows a flashback at a time in which her and Li Ren seemed to be closer. Having made up her mind Kajika says farewell to Rumati and vows that she will see Raginei with her own eyes. To do this she stows away in Ling-lee's car and escapes the property. 
28 "Beyond the Differences"
"Surechigai no Saki" (すれ違いの先) 
November 8, 2009
29 "Within the Circle of Destiny"
"Unmei no Wa no Naka de" (運命の輪の中で) 
November 15, 2009
It comes to light that Kajika is really first in line for the throne. 
30 "Unstoppable Progress"
"Tomaranu Ayumi" (止まらぬ歩み) 
November 22, 2009
31 "Unmerging Ideas"
"Majiwaranu Rinen" (交わらぬ理念) 
November 29, 2009
32 "Lies and Truths"
"Uso to Makoto" (嘘と真) 
December 6, 2009
Kajika, Lee-leng, and Sezun have entered the palace in order to rescue Eugene and Noei. Disguised as tailors they reunite with Eugene. Lee-leng leaves Kajika with Eugene in order to head to the jail cell where Noei is held captive. Lee-leng was able to rescue Noei with the help of the priest though on the way to meeting up with Kajika, they come face to face with the guards. On the other hand, danger is approaching Kajika and Eugene, who are waiting for Lee-leng’s arrival. 
33 "Seeds of Catastrophe"
"Wazawai no Tane" (災いの種) 
December 13, 2009
34 "Triumphant Return"
"Gaisen" (凱旋) 
December 20, 2009
35 "The Beginning of 1,000 Years"
"Sennen no Makuake" (千年の幕開け) 
January 17, 2010
36 "For Eternity"
"Eien Ni" (永遠に) 
January 24, 2010
37 "Relying on the Course of Love"
"Aisuru ga Yue" (愛するがゆえ) 
January 31, 2010
38 "Sharp Words"
"Kizamu Kotoba" (刻む言葉) 
February 7, 2010
39 "Yakusoku no Sora"
"The Promised Sky" (約束の空) 
February 14, 2010

List of Specials

# Title Original airdate
12.5 "Toranosuke's Bodyguard Journal"   June 28, 2009
A recap of episodes 1-12 as told by Toranosuke. 
25.5 "Zao's Raginei Super Secret File"   October 18, 2009
A recap of episodes 13-25 as told by Zao. 

DVD Releases

A total of 13 DVD releases are set to be published by Studio Pierrot, each containing three episodes.[2] The first was released in July 2009 and the last will be released in July 2010.

Japanese Hanasakeru Seishounen DVD Releases
Volume Date Episodes
Volume 1 July 31, 2009[3] 1-3
Volume 2 August 28, 2009[3] 4-6
Volume 3 September 25, 2009[3] 7-9
Volume 4 October 30, 2009[3] 10-12
Volume 5 November 27, 2009[3] 13-15
Volume 6 December 25, 2009[3] 16-18
Volume 7 January 29, 2010[3] 19-21
Volume 8 February 26, 2010[3] 22-24
Volume 9 March 26, 2010[3] 25-27
Volume 10 April 30, 2010[4] 28-30
Volume 11 May 28, 2010[5] 31-33
Volume 12 June 25, 2010[6] 34-36
Volume 13 July 30, 2010[7] 37-39


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