Hana yori Dango

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Alternative Titles

English: Hana Yori Dango
Synonyms: HYD
Japanese: 花より男子


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, SchoolSchool, ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.681 (scored by 2022920,229 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11052
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2388
Members: 51,977
Favorites: 672

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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...

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Characters & Voice Actors


Seki, Hiromi
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamayoshi, Yasuo
Episode Director
Umezawa, Atsutoshi
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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
Skadi (All reviews)
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 read more
Feb 11, 2008
Orbi (All reviews)
Considering that this anime aired about 10 years ago, the animation and sound are not as great as the shows you'd see nowadays, but that's no reason to shy away from this great series.

The characters are fully developed and you really start to put yourself in their shoes once you get to know them better. While some of the storylines can be a bit farfetched, there's just enough balance of drama, romance, and comedy to draw you in. The storylines have so many twists that you'll never be bored while watching this series.

Bottom line: If you're looking for an anime packed with drama, romance, read more
Jan 9, 2015
Avalein (All reviews)
I really want to write a review for this anime I don't think it will be as long as the others however, this is my first review.

This anime, while old with older art, was amazing for me. I had been feeling like I hadn't seen a good romance in a while and what brought my attention to it was a review that had said it "restored their faith in the romance genre"

The main characters while childish and obnoxious at the start slowly seem to develop into mature-ish young adults. Starting with Makino, throughout the anime she is rather stubborn, naive and headstrong. She is a read more
Mar 1, 2008
StarMasayume (All reviews)
I loved the story concept when I first heard it--it sounded awesome and I couldn't wait to watch it. Guess what? It is awesome! I have watched this series numerous times with different friends (surprisingly a few were guys!) and all have loved it. The animation style is a bit more old school... but in a way it's more endearing than all color shininess. I like the more subdued coloring style in settings and the music fits well. I love the violin music and the opening song. Some people may be annoyed by character stubborness... key word DRAMA, lots and lots of it. And just read more

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