"No Brand Girl!"
Episode information
Series Boys Over Flowers
Episode 2
Airdate September 15, 1996
Screenplay Yumi Kageyama
Animation director Chuji Nakajima
Production Yoshihiro Oka
Preceded by "Declaration of War!"
Followed by "I Won't be Hurt!"
Tsukasa: "Look at me! I only wear brand names and what do you wear?"
Tsukushi: "If you want to know, I'm proud to be a no-brand girl. I don't need brand names to give myself a sense of worth."
— Tsukushi's 'no-brand girl' speech

"No Brand Girl!" (ノーブランドの女! (のーぶらんどのおんな) Nōburando no on'na!)[1] is the second episode of the Boys Over Flowers anime that aired on September 15, 1996. It was followed by the third episode of the series, "I Won't be Hurt!".

Tsukasa Domyoji kidnaps Tsukushi Makino and gives her a makeover. Later, Yuriko Asai and her friends invite Tsukushi to a party to purposefully embarrass her.



Tsukushi and Makiko communicate through this toy

Tsukushi Makino continues to go to Eitoku Academy, despite the previous events with the F4. The students make a game out of saying "Good Morning" to Tsukushi without the F4 knowing, which she is partially offended by. Makiko Endo attempts to speak to her, but Tsukushi hands her the voice recorder.

After class, Tsukushi goes looking for Rui Hanazawa, who she finds playing the violin near the stairwell. Tsukushi thanks him for saving her, although he appears bothered by her presence. She does not seem to mind his harsh words. Makiko gives her the voice recorder with a new message.


"I'm no-brand!"

On the way home, a group of men grab Tsukushi and push her into a car. The men apparently work for Tsukasa Domyoji, and they appear to use chloroform to knock her out. She is taken to Tsukasa's house, where his a group of professionals massage, dress, and fix her and makeup. Tsukasa proposes a deal that she can be around him as long as no one else is. Tsukushi angrily rejects his offer, saying that she is a "no-brand" person. She once again reminds him of his sister. Outside the gate, Tsukushi runs into Rui, who actually smiles at something she says.

Someone spreads lies about Tsukushi at school the next day. She assumes the F4 wrote the lies and yells at Tsukasa that she is in fact a virgin. He takes that as a sign that she likes him. Yuriko Asai, Minako Yamano, and Erika Ayuhara erase the lies on the blackboard and invite Tsukushi to a party. They claim the party is "casual", however it appears otherwise when she arrives.

Cast and characters

Character Voice Notes
Akira Mimasaka Yuta Mochizuki
Chieko Makino Rumi Watanabe (Voice only)
Erika Ayuhara Sahori Kajikawa (First appearance)
Makiko Endo Fuuko Misaki
Minako Yamano Nami Sato (First appearance)
Rui Hanazawa Koji Yamamoto
Sojiro Nishikado Yoshihiko Akaida
Tsukasa Domyoji Naoki Miyashita
Tsukushi Makino Maki Mochida
Yuki Matsuoka Kanako Tobimatsu
Yuriko Asai Yoshiko Shimizu (First appearance)



  • Screenplay: Yumi Kageyama
  • Director: Yoshihiro Oka
  • Animation director: Chuji Nakajima
  • Art director: Tadanomi Shimokawa


  • Tsukasa mixes up the expression "night and day" with "light and day".
  • The party Tsukushi is invited to is in Roppongi, a notable and popular night life spot in Tokyo.


External links

See also

v - e - dBoys Over Flowers (anime)

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Encore Piece from Tsukushi | "Ordinary Sunday" | "Todoku Kana" | Variations "Hana-Dan"


Anime Album | Hana Yori Dango: The Movie | Home video releases | Merchandise | Toei Animation 80s-90s Girls

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