Set in an alternative timeline to the TV series and manga, the movie features a classic Cinderella story told through the medium of 80's dance. Tsukushi Makino is a trainee dancer in a New York Performance group, struggling to become the star of the show with the help of Rui Hanazawa and Tsukasa Doumyouji.
I personally did not like this "movie". It may have the same characters, but it's TOO fast paced and the story line is pretty horrid. I mean, you MAY like it if you've never seen the Hana Yori Dango anime series, but if you've seen it, you'll be HIGHLY disappointed in this movie.
Yes, I know it's supposed to be set in a new time and theme, but they could have done a LOT better job on it -- the story line wasn't half as good as it could have been. They also should have spent more time on it instead of only giving it
a pathetic half hour :/
Therefore I simply warn you: If you want to watch it, go for it, but don't expect anything and get your hopes up, except a movie that dishonors the anime.
Ok So the original movie is broken up into 3 parts on YouTube -- with no subtitles, there is also a Fan Dub Version of the movie, which definitely soften my feelings of the original series -- that left me feeling disappointed and I may write a review on why, but the Fan Dub Version of this on YouTube Made me LOL so hard, that it soothe any disappointment I may have gotten from the original series.
The story line of this movie actually matched the intro, As I watched the series I wondered when the intro and story line would over lap it never
did -- which makes me wonder why they didn't just create a new intro, I mean if your advertising dancing I assume that dance will be a big part of the series, since I watched to experience then, to review what it is I feel for a certain anime.
After finishing the anime that I felt was extremely dragged out, I was happy to see a 30 mini-movie that actually went with the intro, the fan dub was the best out of watching all of the series & the original ova video b/c it's funny, and contains a bit more substance to it. This review is for the Fan Dubbed version on YouTube.
Well let me first start of by saying that as much as a big fan I am of Hana Yori Dango, I give this movie an overall 6. Well, mainly because this movie was wayy too short and completely off track from the original plot, which by the way~ is why I loved HYD in the first place. Also, this was a condensed movie of only 30 minutes long, which is why I felt it was missing more material. It was quick paced and not as developed as I would've wanted it to be... However, if your a MAJOR fan of HYD, enjoy short length
movies, and dancing!! then maybe you might like this movie.
Ok, so I binged watched Boys Over Flowers (anime), binged the Manga, as well. So, I decided I had to suffer through this.
It's so bad. They used the name of Boys Over Flowers to tell a completely different story, in a different setting. "Alternate timeline" crap always annoys me. The only thing that this "movie" shares with the manga/anime is the name and characters. That's it. Just a way to make money and milk a little more out of the cow.
The storyline was bad, and as I mentioned, the characters only LOOK like those from Boys Over
Flowers, other than that, no real resemblance. The used the same opening theme. It's like someone saw the anime opening and decided to write a bad fanfic based on it. On an opening animation!