Would you choose boys or flowers?

boys over flowers, jdrama

Available on VIKI

All students in a rich school the protagonist previews how she sees the rish people in her school , since she is the only scholarship student there. 

I can’t help but laugh about the images of cars driving , all don’t follow the normal transit rules and drive in the middle of the street with 2 rows . As a commoner and poor person you avoid  breaking rules , as a rich person you dont care about the poor world, your life, your rules kind of life.

And then we have the red card thing, where the person that receives it suffers major targeting by the all school event teachers.Even if the card is just a declaration of war of 4 students. They are the richest and most notorious in the school that have the permission to act as kings . You can Imagine why rich adult-people act as brats and bastards, especially when they are running a business.  

One in particular , Domyoji, acts like a demon king because he doesn’t have anyone to go against him or show him real feelings, instead of the obedient and money bought feelings. Whenever a red card appears, Domyoji takes fun in challenging everyone that received a red target to prove they have no real feelings for the red card victim. And of course , a rich brat there is always a wicked witch mother. 

And then we have the character Shizuka, which actually means calm in japanese, it suits her the calming and soothing persona that provides everyone with the best vibes to relax. 

One of her sayings in the drama and anime , “ Beautiful shoes will take you to beautiful places ” – we tend to think none would look at your shoes , however that notion is wrong . Bad shoes or shoes with holes can cause health concerns like the pressure you put on your spine, or to just avoid getting a cold from feet frozen to death. I have colleague like that has feet  fingers visible in her “closed”-office-type shoes, none says anything about it, at first we thought she hadn’t any money until we learned she spends the money in multiple hair care treatments, which costs  30 new shoes. 

Regardless, the Drama is inspired by the Manga version with the same name Hana yori Dango – boys over flowers, a hit 1992-2008 manga series that was authored by Yoko Kamio. “BOYS OVER FLOWERS” is a 2005 Japanese drama series that was directed by Yasuharu Ishii

Makino (Inoue Mao) is a student at the super-prestigious Eitoku Academy, a seat of learning for some of the children of Japan’s wealthiest individuals.All that changes on the day her only friend spills juice all over the pristine white shirt of Domyouji Tsukasa (Jun Matsumoto), the most aggressive and spoiled member of the so-called “Flower Four” or “F4.” This unofficial group comprises the good-looking but bratty sons of the most powerful business people in Japan. The F4 are ruthless bullies, and often pressure their victims into dropping out.After Domyouji treats her only friend that’s when she snaps and gives him a taste of his own medicine, Domyouji Tsukasa unexpectedly falls for her. All of a sudden, the pendulum swings in favour of Makino – but things get very complicated when fellow F4 member Hanazawa Rui (Oguri Shun) also takes a shine to her!

The actor Oguri Shun was previously mentioned in the Hana Kimi Review. Check it out!

And if you are a more Kdrama fan, please know there is an adaptation of the story. as well other adaptations across Asia.

Flowers and Boys – Hana Kimi – LGTB friendly

Let’s start with the basics!

It starts with the typical worship idol-groupies around high-schools!

The High schools in this drama are the all girls schools or all boys schools with minimal socialization between themselves. And of course, the female-only schools are represented by the Queen-bees of the area.

The drama starts with a transfer student from America. And the lack of knowledge of the outside world creates the stereotype , Americans are blonde , have blue eyes and big muscles. Or a jack bauer, a fictional character secret spy from a US fictional series.

Hard time reading kanji? Don’t feel bad! All boys schools can`t read names in Kanji, as well. If you aware of the Japanese Proficiency level test, I challenge you to go on Youtube and search : JLPT N1 Japanese try to answer. On the drama, they clearly dont really study so its not surprising they can’t read the names in Kanji. Learning Hiragana is easy, But learning Kanji is a life commitment.

First impressions, the transfer student, Ashiya Mizuki, arrives and suffers the typical praxis bullying. Ashiya made the first mistake by putting the shoes in the wrong place. In her thoughts,she reveals the former athlete and now classmate, Sano Izumi, is the reason she disguised herself to enter an all boys school.

Speaking of school, the excessive need to make someone participate in a school-club like Theater, or Karate, just to win a prize at the end of the year , like free desserts.

On a curious level , a LGTB is already shows up , in spite the drama, being from 2007 and an adaptation from the Manga series in 1996 with the same name. In the end, it isn’t weird that the translation of the Hana Kimi is ¨For You in Full Blossom¨. This meaning has more than one meaning starting with the timeline of the drama and the typical new school year in Japan`s that starts in Spring. It also represents the growth the boys go through. Even the principal at a certain point says “I ask myself what type of flowers will bloom in our school this year”. It would be weird if the story only mentioned the typical masculine as flowers, but considering all the details inside the drama, this is a must watch LGTB friendly and funny Drama!

The main Actress playing the girl Ashiya Mizuki, that disguises as a boy :

Maki Horikita

She’s an incredible Japanese actress who first came onto the scene in 2003. Since then, she’s starred in numerous Japanese television dramas, television and magazine advertisements, and movies. Some of Horikita’s most popular roles include the introverted high school student Nobuko Kotani in Nobuta wo Produce, the righteous law student Tsurara Yoshikawa in Kurosagi, and the cross-dressing sports fan Mizuki Ashiya in Hana Kimi.

On 22 August 2015, Horikita’s management agency announced that she had tied the knot with actor Koji Yamamoto, also incredible actor, earlier that day. The couple got close in May 2015 when they played the role of lovers in the theatrical production Arashi ga Oka (Wuthering Heights) and had commenced dating in June.

On March 2, 2017, she officially announced her retirement from the entertainment industry to look after her family as a mother of 2 at home.

The Main actor playing the Athletic Sano :

Shun Oguri is an accomplished Japanese actor, voice actor and film director. The son of stage director Tetsuya Oguri and youngest of 3 siblings, Shun started his career as an extra in his father and brother’s works. His official acting debut came at the age of 13 in the 1995 TV drama, Hachidai Shogun Yoshimune.

With a filmography of over 100 credits, Oguri has made an indelible mark in Japanese cinema. He directed his first film in 2010, Surely Someday, in which he also had a cameo role. In 2020, Oguri will make his Hollywood debut in Godzilla vs. Kong. As a voice actor, he is well-known for his role as Alfons Heiderich in Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005), among other series.

Official Opening song: Orange Range – Ikenai Taiyou

Opening Song : Orange Range – Ikenai Taiyou

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