Hana yori Dango

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Synonyms: Boys Over Flowers, HYD
Japanese: 花より男子
English: Hana Yori Dango
German: Hana Yori Dango
Spanish: Hana Yori Dango
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Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 8, 1996 to Aug 31, 1997
Premiered: Fall 1996
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.591 (scored by 2514725,147 users)
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Ranked: #14802
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2744
Members: 61,862
Favorites: 799

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Makino Tsukushi, a girl who comes from a poor family, just wants to get through her two last years at Eitoku Gakuen quietly. But once she makes herself known by standing up for her friend to the F4, the four most popular, powerful, and rich boys at the school, she gets the red card: F4's way of a "Declaration of War." But when she doesn't let herself be beaten by them and is starting to fall for one of the F4, Hanazawa Rui, she starts to see that there is more than meets the eye...

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Seki, Hiromi
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwai, Takao
Episode Director, Assistant Director
Yabe, Akinori
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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Ordinary Sunday (Futsuu no nichiyoubi ni) by Kikuta Tomohiko

Ending Theme

1 "Kenka no Ato de... (ケンカのあとで...)" by Kikuta Tomohiko (菊田知彦) (eps 1-32)
2 "Todoku Kana (届くかな)" by CaYOCO (eps 33-51)


Oct 9, 2009
The shoujo romance genre is littered with countless series with predictable formulaic plotlines, bishies, and uninteresting characters. Often we are left with a terrible non ending or one in which usually one side can’t express their feelings for the other until the credits start to roll. Hana Yori Dango completely captivated me from the beginning and left me with a rewarding ending that restored my faith in the romance genre.

The premise starts out in a way that you wouldn’t expect much romance to develop from. Tsukushi Makino is a middle to lower middle class student at an exclusive high school attended by ...
Dec 2, 2012
Mixed Feelings
The opening theme is pretty catchy and while the story was very slow to get to the point, I did enjoy the drama of this series.
That being said, it was way too much drama and it felt like everything was repeating.
Certain scenes were realistic and others...just weren't.

The ending of the anime didn't really give me any closure, since the heroine didn't seem really close to her main lead at least not in a romantic way, but I was able to get through this anime.

I would recommend it to someone like me, just enjoys watching anime and wants to add another title to this list, however ...
Jan 26, 2021
A romance that is not romantic at all

Hana Yori Dango was one of my worst anime experiences, mainly because it tricked me in the first 20 episodes. In the beginning, the anime offers an interesting plot, especially with the protagonist. However, to my surprise, everything broke down relatively quickly, here are, in my view, the main problems of the work:

-The "triangle": The love triangle of this anime does not make any sense, because simply, one of the 2 parts of the triangle is not interested in the protagonist, in fact, all the moments that this person directs in a more "loving" way with protagonist seemed ...

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