Hanazakari no Kimitachi e – 01

One of the JDramas I’m watching as of now (as requested by Orion at the blog of Epic Win).

Based on the manga of the same name, Hana-Kimi is about a girl named Mizuki Ashiya, who disguises herself as a boy to sneak into Osaka High, an all boys school to be with her idol, Izumi Sano, a former high-jumper. All I can say is that it’s really aimed at those fangirls who squeal at the site of all those pretty boy actors and all of its reverse harem goodness. Can’t say I was really ecstatic with the whole atmosphere of this drama, but what can I say? I’m not a fangirl.

Mizuki Ashiya; the most beautiful girl-trap I’ve ever seen. Yep. Seriously though, her actor (Horikita Maki) is pretty cute.

Sano Izumi; the lead idol boy. For some reason, he quit high jumping, something he was famous for and why Mizuki idolizes him so much. Hopefully, some of you would recognize his actor (Oguri Shun) from “Densha Otoko” (“The Train Man“).

Shoichi Nakatsu; the runner dude in this episode. Seems he develops a fake gay-love for Ashiya in the next episode judging from the preview.

… HOLY SHIT, IT’S KAMEN RIDER KABUTO! X) A contrast to the character he played in Kabuto, Hiro no longer “Walks The Path of Heaven”… rather, this time he walks the path to AIDs as Minami Nanba. As in, he’s still a player, but this time he takes it too far.

The local homosexual guy in the school. We all saw this coming, didn’t we?

OMG IT’S KAMEN RIDER SASWORD! Tsurugi Yusuke is still very much a wierdo in this show. He seems to have a sixth sense and is able to see ghosts. I guess he developed that after he was killed off in Kabuto, he even brought his Kagami-stalking powers with him as Kayashima Taiki!

Background girls that I don’t care about.

3 thoughts on “Hanazakari no Kimitachi e – 01”

  1. Woohoo!

    Interesting…I didn’t know that this had been made into a live-action. I read some of the manga, but it was waaaay to shoujo for my tastes.

    Nice summary, though. That last screen shot made me laugh. 😀

  2. 0rion: Yeah, it also seemed a bit too shoujo-ish for my tastes, but I’m used to it. My friends gave me a “ROFL” when I told them I was watching it. :O

  3. Well, even if I’m not necessarily into the show, I respect that you are secure enough in your manliness to watch it. 😉
    I used to watch a lot of J-dramas that had the SMAP cast in them, and all my Japanese friends would just shake their heads and sigh. “Stupid gaijin! Doesn’t he know these shows are for WOMENFOLK??”

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