Boys Over Flowers (TV)

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©1996 Yoko Kamio / Shueisha, Toei Animation 


 
[ adapted from Boys Over Flowers (manga) ]

Related anime:
    Hana Yori Dango (movie) (alternate retelling)

Alternative title:
Boys Before Flowers 
Hana Yori Dango (Japanese) 
Meteor Garden 
Mille emozioni tra le pagine del destino per Marie-Yvonne (Italian) 
Mille note di poesia per Yvonne (Italian) 
No me lo digas con flores (Spanish) 
花より男子 (Japanese) 
꽃보다 남자 (Korean) 
Genres: comedy , drama , romance 
Objectionable content: Mild 
Plot Summary: Makino Tsukushi: a girl who comes from a poor family just wants to get through her 2 last years at Eitoku Gakuen, quietly. But once she makes herself known by standing up for her friend to the F4, the 4 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 doesnt 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... 
User Ratings: 673 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 80 votes (sub:52, dub:23, others:5
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Tagalog dubbed
1 Korean dubbed
)
 Excellent: 150 votes (sub:114, dub:27, raw:2, ?:2, others:5
5 Spanish subtitled
)
 Very good: 194 votes (sub:143, dub:47, raw:3, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Good: 124 votes (sub:86, dub:27, raw:4, ?:1, others:6
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Indonesian dubbed
1 +
1 Spanish edited dub
)
 Decent: 58 votes (sub:45, dub:10, ?:1, edit.dub:1, raw:1)
 So-so: 31 votes (sub:22, dub:5, ?:2, others:2
2 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Not really good: 13 votes (sub:11, dub:2)
 Weak: 13 votes (sub:10, dub:3)
 Bad: 7 votes (sub:4, dub:3)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 1765 users, rank: #605 (of 6023)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.695 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.7258, rank: #885 (of 6016)
Weighted mean: 7.618 (Very good−), rank: #881 (of 6016) (seen all: 8.02 / seen some: 6.55 / won't finish: 4.49)
Bayesian estimate: 7.616 (Very good−), rank: #692 (of 4534)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode 
Number of episodes: 51 
Episode titles: We have 51
Vintage: 1996-09-08 to 1997-08-31 
Opening Theme:
"Futsuu no Nichiyoubi ni (An Ordinary Sunday)" by Tomohiko Kikuta 
Ending Theme:
#1: "Kenka no Ato de" by Tomohiko Kikuta 
#2: "Todoku ka na" by CaYOKO 
Official website:
Links: We have 3
Trivia: We have 3
Review:
Boys Over Flowers DVD 1 (Dec 11, 2003)
News: Show:
Japan's Favorite TV Anime (Oct 12, 2006)
TV Asahi Top 100 Anime (Sep 23, 2005)
ACen License Round-Up (May 28, 2003)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Boys Over Flowers - Please Believe Me! (DVD 4) 2004-03-09
    Boys Over Flowers - Be Still My Beating Heart (DVD 5) 2004-05-04
    Boys Over Flowers - Crime & Punishment of a Kiss (DVD 6) 2004-07-06
    Boys Over Flowers (DVD 7) 2004-09-07 (from $15.99)
    Boys Over Flowers (DVD 8) 2004-11-09
    Boys Over Flowers - Lovers on the Run?! (DVD 9) 2005-01-11 (from $14.99)
    Boys Over Flowers - Love Triangle From Hell (DVD 10) 2005-03-08 (from $19.99)
    Boys Over Flowers - Open Up Your Heart (DVD 11) 2005-05-03
    Boys Over Flowers - Neverending (DVD 12) 2005-07-05
    Boys Over Flowers (Hana Yori Dango) (DVD 2) 2003-11-04
    Boys Over Flowers (Hana Yori Dango) - Love Beyond the Horizon (DVD 3) 2004-01-06
    Boys Over Flowers (Hana Yori Dango)- Declaration of War! (DVD 1) 2003-09-09

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi 
Music: Michiru Oshima 
Original Manga: Yoko Kamio 
Character Design: Yoshihiko Umakoshi 
Art Director:
Shinzo Yuki 
Yuki Yukie 
Animation Director:
Chuji Nakajima 
Hiroyuki Kawano 
Mitsuru Aoyama 
Tomoko Ito 
Toshie Kawamura 
Yasuhiro Namatame 
Yoshihiko Umakoshi  (OP, ED1; 6 episodes
eps 1, 16, 25, 32, 43, 51
)
 
Producer:
Hiromi Seki 
Takashi Horiuchi (Asatsu) 
Tetsu Rotake (ABC) 
Yasuo Kameyama (Asatsu) 

Color Scheme: Kunio Tsujita 
Costume Design: Toshie Kawamura 
Key Animation: Yoshihiko Umakoshi (ED2; 7 episodes
eps 1, 7, 16, 25, 32, 43, 51
)
 
Production Chief: Atsunori Kazama 
Series Coordination: Yumi Kageyama 
Theme Song Arrangement: Akira Nishimoto (OP, ED) 
Theme Song Composition: Tsukasa (OP, ED) 
Theme Song Lyrics: Arisu Satô (OP) 
Theme Song Performance: Tomohiko Kikuta (OP, ED) 
Kōji Yamamoto as Rui Hanazawa 
Maki Mochida as Tsukushi Makino 
Naoki Miyashita as Tsukasa Doumyouji 

Chiho Ohkawa as Tsubaki Doumyouji 
Keiko Imamura as Shizuka Toudou 
Rumi Shishido as Sakurako 
Yoji Ietomi as Kazuya Aoike 
Yoshihiko Akaida as Soujiro Nishikado 
Yuuta Mochizuki as Akira Mimasaka 

Daisuke Kishio as Male student C(ep 1) 
Emika Sato as Shigeru Okawahara 
Fuuko Misaki as Makiko Endou 
Hiroki Takahashi as Junpei Oribe 
Hitoshi Honma as
Junpei's Brother 
Nishida 
Kanako Tobimatsu as Yuki Matsuoka 
Masataka Nakai as Male student A(ep 1) 
Mika Doi as Doumyouji Kaede 
Mikako Sakurada as Sakurako Sanjo 
Miyuki Nikaido as Shigeru's Mother 
Nami Sato as Minako Yamano 
Naoko Okada as Female student B(ep 1) 
Naomi Matamura as Female student C(ep 1) 
Nobuaki Suzuki as
Homeroom teacher(ep 1) 
Yasukichi Makino 
Norito Yashima as Principal 
Rumi Watanabe as Chieko Makino 
Sahori Kajikawa as Erika Ayuhara 
Takayuki Inoue as Susumu Makino 
Yoko Koyanagi as Urara Aoi 
Yoshiko Shimizu as Yuriko Asai 
Yusuke Oguri as
Male student B(ep 1) 
Thomas 
Japanese companies
Production: Toei Animation 
English staff
English cast
Script: Ian Farthing 
Executive producer: Seiji Horibuchi 
Producer: Akiko Yagi 

Engineering Assistant: John Duncan 
Production Coordination: Geoffrey A. Rosen 
Re-Recording Mixing:
Keith A. Goddard 
Mark M. Pinder 
Recording engineer: Aaron Nordean 
Script Adaptation: Ian Farthing 
Video Post-Production:
Heather Nevin 
James McCartney 
Leland Miller 
Voice Direction: Teri Snelgrove 
Kelly Sheridan as Tsukushi Makino 
Michael Adamthwaite as Tsukasa Domyoji 
Stephen Park as Rui Hanazawa 

Brad Swaile as Kazuya Aoike 
Jocelyne Loewen as Sakurako Sanjo 
Nicole Oliver as Shizuka Todo 
Rebecca Shoichet as Shigeru Okawahara 
Willow Johnson as Tsubaki Domyoji 

Alistair Abell as Akira Mimiasaka 
Andrew Francis as Sojiro Nishikada 
Bill Switzer as Junpei Oribe 
Chiara Zanni as Yuriko Asai 
Daniella Evangelista as Erika Ayuhara 
Ellen Kennedy as Chieko Makino 
Gabe Khouth as Susumu Makino 
Gabe Kouth as Susumu Makino 
Nicole Bouma as Makiko Endo 
Richard Newman as Yasukichi Makino 
Sylvia Zaradic as Urara Aoi 
Tabitha St. Germain as Yuki Matsuoka 
Trevor Devall as Thomas 
Venus Terzo as Minako Yamano 

English companies
ADR Production: The Ocean Group 
Licensed by: Viz Media 
Translation: JN Productions 
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Guido Rutta 
Executive producer: Nicola Bartolini Carrassi 

Synchronization: Adriano Scarpante 
Theme Song Performance: Cristina D'Avena 
Marcella Silvestri as Marie Yvonne Tudor 
Patrizio Prata as Thomas Dolber 
Simone D'Andrea as Rupert Atkins 

Elda Olivieri as Giselle La Roche 

Luca Bottale as Nathan Montgomery 
Nicola Bartolini Carrassi as Alexander Motters 
Italian companies
Broadcaster:
Hiro (from July 2010) 
Italia Teen Television (from 8 july 2004) 
Dialogues: CITI 
Distributor: DENEB Film 
Dubbing: DENEB Film 
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
(none)
Benjie Dorango as Tsukasa Doumyouji 
Jeremiah Joseph Reyes as Rui Hanazawa 
Kathyin Masilungan as Tsukushi Makino 

Blair Arellano as Jiro 
Noel Escondo as Kazuya Aoike 
Pinky Rebucas as Sakurako Sanjo 
Robert Brillantes as Akira Mimasaka 
Yvette Tagura as Shizuka Toudou 

Danny Mandia as Yasukichi Makino 
Sherwin Revestir as
Makiko Endou 
Yuki Matsuoka 
Yvette Tagura as
Chieko Makino 
Shigeru Okawahara 

Tagalog companies
Broadcaster:
ABS-CBN 
Hero 
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