Hanazakari no Kimitachi e – the Japanese version…

If you have been following the Taiwanese drama, you will definitely heard of popular Taiwanese drama, “花樣少男少女” (HanaKimi), starring Ella, Wu Zun, Jiro Wang that was aired not so long ago.

Well, it seems the popularity of that drama has reached the ears of the powers that be in Fuji TV. According to this article in TW Yahoo, Fuji TV has decided to release a Japanese version! The lead actress role will be played by “Nobuta” aka Horikita Maki. Fuji TV has previously released the Japanese version of “Hana Yori Dango”. It is reported that Horikita Maki will have a short hair cut for this role.

Well, I did a search on this upcoming drama and it will be a summer drama (Japanese drama world is usually divided by seasons). The lead actor (Izumi) will be played by Oguri Shun! And guess what? Ikuta Toma (aka Yamapi’s wife) will be Shuichi!!! Gosh, I’m really looking forward to this drama.

But I do hope the Japanese version will have better plot than the Taiwanese version. The TW version is just too silly, even though it was in an enjoying way – except the ending episode (don’t get me started on that ep). Since Fuji TV did very well for HYD 1 & 2 (to me, it is miles better than the TW versions), I have good faith that they will not disappoint in their version of Hana Kimi.


14 thoughts on “Hanazakari no Kimitachi e – the Japanese version…

  1. i do hope Japanese version’s better than Taiwanese though especially the ending …urgh..! (even there will be season 2 but still…)

  2. I’m actually loking forward to this dorama.
    The few clips of the series just makes me more excited.
    I tried to watch the taiwanese version but I gave up after one episode.
    It was just to silly and I read some volumes of the manga years ago and thought it was better.
    But only 3 days to go to the first ep. of hanakimi(the jap. version)

  3. omgosh!!!!!
    i can’t wait 2 watch it.
    oguri shun fits the character perfectly!
    i hope it wld be much better den the taiwan version wich ending iz uper abrupt.
    cant wait 2 get my hands on the dvd!!!(:
    ps.do any1 knows when the dvd wld be available in singapore?

  4. yeah, i think so too..
    i like maki better as mitsuki.. but for the story, they really changed some parts…

    and now i can’t wait for the 5th to come out…

  5. i really liked oguri shun in this show as sano. he depicted the kind of sano i would have expected from the manga. after the silly version of hana kimi from TW, i really expect a lot from the jap version. i won’t say it exceeded my expectation but i have to say that i enjoy the interaction between sano and mitsuki more than ella and wu zun… although the rest of the guys are really idiotic, esp. the heads of the 3 hostels…

    hope the ending is not as dumb as the TW version. i will really faint.

  6. I’ve already watch the whole 12 episodes… and i could say that this is way better than of the taiwan version… Tho there are changes, i really like the storyline… The characters are very good! Especially the lead roles, they’re convincing! This is really fun after the hana yori dango seasons..

    The ending is better than the taiwan version… I hope it has season 2.. I cant wait to watch it!

    Oguri, Maki, Ikuta as well as the whole casts rocks!… True IKEMEN Paradise!…hehhe…lolz

  7. yoh..
    hana kimi is really..*indescribable*
    i cried several times. NAkatsu is soOOoo HOT!
    too bad. Mizuki only see him as a friend.
    he’s better than sano.
    i hope there’s a season 2…
    can you inform me if there is?..

  8. There is going to be a sp episode:
    Last summer’s “Hanazakari no Kimitachi e” drama series is returning for a one-episode special. Starring Maki Horikita, Shun Oguri, and Toma Ikuta, the show was very popular, especially among female viewers. It averaged 17.3% ratings, with the final episode reaching 21.0%.

    According to Fuji TV, the special will take place half a year after the series’ end. With Osaka Gakuen getting ready for an upcoming Valentine’s Day event, Sano (Oguri) and Nakatsu (Ikuta) reflect on the final week of their last summer vacation, which falls into the timeline of the original series between episodes 7 and 8. The special also includes a graduation scene and addresses the relationship between Mizuki (Horikita) and Sano.

    Filming begins on Wednesday, but no broadcast date has been specified yet.
    Source: Sankei Sports

  9. OMG! Japan’s version of hana kimi, makes me very sporadic so many times, i cant take the wait for its season 2(japan’s version) for it almost exceeded my expectations.

    I’ve heard that there would be an upcoming season, and i cant wait 2 see it here in the philippines.

    Does it already start in taiwan?

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