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Boys Over Flowers
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Series information
Directors Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Writers
Producers
Based on Boys Over Flowers by Yoko Kamio
Starring Maki Mochida
Naoki Miyashita
Koji Yamamoto
Locations
Companies Toei Animation
Asatsu-DK
ABC TV
Channel
Opening theme
Ending theme
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Episodes 51 (list of episodes)
Aired from September 8, 1996 – August 31, 1997
Preceded by
Followed by

Boys Over Flowers (花より男子 (はなよりだんご) Hana Yori Dango)[1] is an anime series based on the manga of the same name. It aired from September 8, 1996 to August 31, 1997 for fifty-one episodes. The anime was directed by Shigeyasu Yamauchi and produced by Toei Animation, Asatsu-DK, and ABC TV.

The series has been released on VHS and DVD in Japan.[2] It was licensed by Viz Media for North America in 2003 to cross-promote their release of the manga.[3] Discotek Media bought the license in August 2015,[4] and released the entire series on a DVD box-set in October 2016.[5]

Episodes

Ep # Title[6][2] Airdate
1 "Declaration of War!"
"Sensen Fukoku!" (宣戦布告! () )
September 8, 1996
2 "No Brand Girl!"
"Nōburando no On'na!" (ノーブランドの女! () )
September 15, 1996
3 "I Won't be Hurt!"
"Kizutsui Tari Shinai!" (傷ついたりしない! () )
September 22, 1996
4 "The Ordinary Duo!"
"Panpīna Futari!" (パンピーな二人! () )
September 29, 1996
5 "Me, Him... and the Other Guy!"
"Kare to Atashi to Aitsu" (彼とあたしとアイツ () )
October 6, 1996
6 "Cinderella for a Night"
"Ichiya no Shinderera" (一夜のシンデレラ) () )
October 13, 1996
7 "Atami Night Love"
"Koi no Ataminaito" (恋のアタミナイト () )
October 20, 1996
8 "The Nightmare of the Fall Term!!"
"Shingaki no Akumu!!" (新学期の悪夢!! () )
October 27, 1996
9 "Tsukasa Domyoji Snaps!"
"Dōmyōji Tsukasa Kireru!" (道明寺司・キレル! () )
November 10, 1996
10 "The Woman Who Gave Up Everything"
"Subete o Suteru Josei" (すべてを捨てる女性 () )
November 17, 1996
11 "Love Beyond the Horizon"
"Ai wa Dai Soranokanatahe" (愛は大空の彼方へ () )
November 24, 1996
12 "A Date in the Snow"
"Deto!? Yuki no Omotesandō" (デ-ト!? 雪の表参道 () )
December 1, 1996
13 "Love Moves Too Fast"
"Haya Sugiru Koi no Tenkai" (はやすぎる恋の展開 () )
December 8, 1996
14 "Sakurako's Secret"
"Sakurako no Kakusareta Himitsu" (桜子の隠された秘密 () )
December 15, 1996
15 "Get Lost!!"
"Tottoto Kiena!!" (とっとと消えな!! () )
December 22, 1996
16 "Please Believe Me!"
"Atashi o Shinjite!" (あたしを信じて! () )
December 29, 1996
17 "Mine at Last"
"Yatto Tsukamaeta" (やっとつかまえた () )
January 5, 1997
18 "Will You Go Out with Me?"
"Ore to Tsukiawanai?" (俺とつきあわない? () )
January 12, 1997
19 "Be Still My Beating Heart"
"Sazameku Mune no Kotori" (さざめく胸の小鳥 () )
January 19, 1997
20 "Night of Betrayal"
"Uragiri no Atsui Yoru" (裏切りの暑い夜 () )
January 26, 1997
21 "The Crime and Punishment of a Kiss"
"Kisu to Tsumitobachi" (キスと罪と罰 () )
February 2, 1997
22 "A Bewildering First Date!"
"Tomadoi no Hatsu Dēto" (戸惑いの初デート () )
February 9, 1997
23 "The Arrival of Tsubaki Domyoji!"
"Dōmyōji Tsubaki ara Waru!" (道明寺椿あらわる! () )
February 16, 1997
24 "Love's Tempest! Being Expelled!?"
"Ai no Arashi! Gakuen Tsuihō!?" (愛の嵐!学園追放!? () )
February 23, 1997
25 "Two Ways to Love"
"Futari Sorezore no Ai" (人・それぞれの愛 () )
March 2, 1997
26 "Sleepless Night!"
"Nemurenai Futari no Yoru!" (眠れない二人の夜! () )
March 9, 1997
27 "Tsukasa Goes to New York!!"
"Dōmyōji, N. Y e!!" (道明寺、N.Yへ!! () )
March 16, 1997
28 "Tsukushi Goes to Canada!!"
"Tsukushi, Kanada e!!" (つくし、カナダへ!! () )
March 23, 1997
29 "His Body Against Mine"
"Aitsu no Nukumori!" (アイツのぬくもり! () )
March 30, 1997
30 "Do You Want a Friend?"
"Tomodachi, Iranai?" (友だち、いらない? () )
April 6, 1997
31 "Shock! Horror! Another Red Card!"
"Shōgeki! Futatabime no Akafuda" (衝撃!二度目の赤札 () )
April 13, 1997
32 "Tsukasa Won't Come...?"
"Dōmyōji wa Konai?" (道明寺は・・・来ない? () )
April 20, 1997
33 "Someday We'll Laugh..."
"Itsuka Waraeru hi" (いつか笑える日 () )
April 27, 1997
34 "The Woman in My Life!"
"Ore no Daijina On'nadesu!" (俺の大事な女です! () )
May 4, 1997
35 "Lovers on the Run!?"
"Koi no Tōhikō!?" (恋の逃避行!? () )
May 11, 1997
36 "Tsukasa's Mother's Secret Plan"
"Tsukasa no Haha no Hisokana Takurami" (司の母の密かな企み () )
May 18, 1997
37 "It's Showdown Time!"
"Shikumareta Taiketsu!" (仕組まれた対決! () )
May 25, 1997
38 "I Will Tame You!!"
"Chōkyō Shite Ageru!!" (調教してあげる!! () )
June 1, 1997
39 "Love Triangle from Hell!"
"Ma no Toraianguru" (魔のトライアングル () )
June 8, 1997
40 "The Turning of Love's Tide"
"Koi no Hikigiwa Bunkiten" (恋の引き際・分岐点 () )
June 15, 1997
41 "The Dawning of a New Day"
"Atarashī Hibi no Hajimari" (新しい日々の始まり () )
June 20, 1997
42 "Surprise! A Double Date!"
"Battari! W Dēto" (バッタリ!Wデート () )
June 29, 1997
43 "Deep Wounds of the Heart"
"Kokoro no Kizu wa Fukakute Omoi" (心の傷は深くて重い () )
July 6, 1997
44 "You're Not the One"
"Omae ja Dameda!" (おまえじゃダメだ! () )
July 13, 1997
45 "Open Up Your Heart"
"Sunao ni Nareba?" (素直になれば? () )
July 20, 1997
46 "Hurricane Approaching"
"Harikēn Sekkin-chū!!" (ハリケーン接近中!! () )
July 27, 1997
47 "New Student Shigeru Causes Shockwave!"
"Tenkōsei Shigeru no Hamon!" (転校生・滋の波紋! () )
August 3, 1997
48 "Study Abroad!?"
"Ryūgaku Suru Shika nai?!" (留学するしかない?! () )
August 10, 1997
49 "Our New Relationship"
"Futari no Atarashī Kankei" (二人の新しい関係 () )
August 17, 1997
50 "Time to Call It Quits"
"Mō Oshimai ni Shiyo" (もうおしまいにしよ () )
August 24, 1997
51 "Neverending"
"Nebāendingu" (ネバーエンディング () )
August 31, 1997

Cast and characters

Starring

Costarring[7]

Guest starring[8]

Minor voices[8]

Staff

  • Original work: Boys Over Flowers by Yoko Kamio
  • Series director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi
  • Script writers: Aya Matsui, Genki Yoshimura, Reiko Yoshida, Yumi Kageyama
  • Episode directors: Akinori Yabe, Atsutoshi Umezawa, Ryo Tachiba, Shigeyasu Yamauchi, Takao Iwai, Yasuo Yamayoshi, Yoshihiro Oka
  • Producers: Hiromi Seki (Toei Animation), Takashi Horiuchi (Asatsu), Tetsu Rotake (ABC), Yasuo Kameyama (Asatsu)
  • Series Coordination: Yumi Kageyama
  • Music: Michiru Oshima
  • Production Chief: Atsunori Kazama
  • Art directors: Shinzo Yuki, Yuki Yukie
  • Animation directors: Chuji Nakajima, Hiroyuki Kawano, Mitsuru Aoyama, Tomoko Ito, Toshie Kawamura, Yasuhiro Namatame, Yoshihiko Umakoshi
  • Color scheme: Kunio Tsujita
  • Character design: Yoshihiko Umakoshi
  • Costume design: Toshie Kawamura

Short film

Anime-movie

Promo photo for Hana Yori Dango: The Movie

Main article: Hana Yori Dango: The Movie

On March 8, 1997, Hana Yori Dango: The Movie premiered at the Spring Toei Anime Fair.[9] The staff and cast of the anime series returned to work on the film. The movie is set in New York City on Broadway, where Tsukushi Makino is training to become a dancer.[10]

Home video release

Main article: Boys Over Flowers home video releases

Japan first released the anime on twelve VHS tapes sometime in the late 1990s. The VHS release was for rental purposes only.[2] In 2006, they released the series and the film on a DVD box-set.[11] The DVDs were also published separately in 2007.

Viz Media licensed the series for North American release in 2003 to coincide with their publication of the manga.[3] Discotek Media bought the license[4] and re-released the anime on a DVD box-set on October 25, 2016.[5]

Music

The opening song for the anime was "Ordinary Sunday" by Tomohiko Kikuta. The ending songs were "Kenka no Atode", also by Tomohiko Kikkuta, and "Todoku Kana" by CaYOCO. "Ordinary Sunday" and "Kenka no Atode" were released together as a single. Two soundtracks, Encore Piece from Tsukushi and Variations "Hana-Dan", were released in 1996.

Merchandise

Main article: Boys Over Flowers merchandise

Various merchandise related to Hana Yori Dango was released in Japan during the late 90s. These items included, a guide book to the anime seres, a coloring book, a calendar, and a sketchbook were also released.. Carddass and Lami published a series of cards based on the Hana Yori Dango anime. Bandai and Banpresto released several toys also.

References

  1. The series was later released as Hana Yori Dango by Discotek Media in North America.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://niko-niko.net/hana/anime.html
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2003-05-26/hana-yori-dango-anime-licensed
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-08-27/discotek-adds-hana-yori-dango-07-ghost-beelzebub-kyousougiga-getter-robo-armageddon-z-x-ignition-karate-master/.92209
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://www.amazon.com/Hana-Yori-Dango-Anime-Movie/dp/B01L7JFJ9O/
  6. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/hanadan/story1.html (Japanese)
  7. Hana Yori Dango: Margaret Anime Album
  8. 8.0 8.1 Hana Yori Dango on Japanese Wikipedia
  9. http://wikimon.net/File:1997_spring_toei_anime_fair_poster.jpg
  10. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/movie/Animfair97/dango/home.html (Japanese)
  11. http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/17631/full/ (Japanese)

See also

External links

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