Makino Tsukushi eats near expiration goodies where she works…it’s both cute and amusing! XD
Inoue Mao has some of the best facial expressions that I’ve ever seen. ^-^
Tsukushi’s somewhat eccentric family is both aloof and the best ever! ♥
Tsukushi’s seemingly timid and naive “best” friend is actually a she-devil in disguise! :O So good it’s creepy!
Domyoji’s house looks more like an embassy, fortress, castle…actually I’m not sure what it is. :O
Inoue Mao sometimes reminds me of Manoeri. 🙂
Hana yori dango’s version of the 3 witches is deliciously evil…still I wonder why Tsukushi didn’t knock all three of them out at some point and I think every viewer wanted to do the same.
The storyline is extremely engaging with the highs & lows, ups & downs, euphoria & sadness…and just about every emotion in between to give the viewer exactly what you’d expect from only the finest of dramas. Wonderfully offbeat writing abound and through it all this drama rocks!
Domyoji’s sister is played by the incomparable Matsushima Nanako! Can simblings be any prettier than this?!
It’s incredibly amusing trying to count how many times Tsukushi says “haaah???!!!” in the entire drama series……I lost count half way through! XD She has the best puzzled reactions! XD
Never before in the history of cinema has asking for a date been so awkward, angry and amusing at the same time! I love when Domyoji briskly walks around the table where Tsukushi is sitting puzzled as he “sets” the time and place for their “date”… O__o
That expression says it all! XD
“Tsukushi” may be the oddest name for a girl that I’ve ever heard! XD
The leader of F4, Domyoji get to sit in luxury while the hazing like beatings ensue before him. :O
And all it takes to set him off is a single drop of fruit juice accidentally getting in his eye! ^-^
LOL reason 16. A splash of juice on Domyoji’s shirt put there by accident is where all the troubles and tribulations of Tsukushi’s life stem directly from.
Tsukasa’s mother is actually Cruella DeVil in disguise. 🙂
Now isn’t that the look of love! 😛 Domyoji is such an awesome character filled with inner conflict and pain. It was so amusing watching him fall in love with Tsukushi only to not be able to express his feelings to her in a proper manner…talk about self torment!
Has a single red sheet of paper ever been so dangerous to one’s life and sheesh it really instantaneously can turn it upside down! :O I love how it’s written as “from”, like it’s some sort of gift. ^-^
Did I mention just how adorable Inoue Mao is!!!
Hanazawa Rui. I think that’s reason enough…he’s such a cool character! And he always seems to save Tsukushi at the most difficult moments making him the show’s most heroic and charismatic.
F4…just the premise of their extreme wealth being able to buy the “town”, the school and just about everyone in it makes for great writing here! Seriously, pure genius!
The entire musical score is tuning in a Tim Burton feature which could only mean that Danny Elfman must be nearby!
Makino Tsukushi’s character embodies a vulnerableness protected by a hard outer shell. She’s truly one of the best written main characters that I’ve seen in a drama in years.
Rich people have dinner like this!…hehe it’s so wonderfully wacky! Could that “dinner” table be any longer?!!! 🙂
Never has the beating up of bad boys been so cute!!! (^o^)/ Tsukushi is the ultimate role model in dealing with bullies. Here shown through different stages in her life. That’s gotta hurt!!! ^-^………………..
…………….that’s gotta hurt!!! ^-^………………
……………..that’s gotta hurt!!! ^-^ Yep Tsukushi standing up for the weaker ones!!! =) Gotta ♥ her! Adorable, strong and unafraid to make a difference! ^-^
Mom and Dad make Tsukushi the most loving of bentos!! And well that leads to the final and biggest reason why I ♥ Hana yori dango.
Hana yori dango includes one of the best moments in drama history! After cruely tossing Tsukushi’s awesome bento to the ground the most unexpected thing occurs. Really how could anyone have known? And from this point on you’re definitely hooked on to this drama for good!!
At first there’s sadness and……
…………Tsukushi now pondering Tsukasa’s arrogance………..
…………his arrogance now being pondered as his stupidity………….
……………………..pondering now turning to anger………….
……………”Hrm yes…anger leads to the dark side.”…
………..Now that’s the Tsukushichan we were waiting for!
And Domyoji doesn’t even see it coming….clueless to whom he’s dealing with this time! XD
Ah the look of love….no I mean hate!
Now here’s the beautiful part. The stance. Followed by well timed kangaroo hops. ♥
Tsukushi is about to deal out a beat down! ♥
I loved how Domyoji was still in a daze here…probably thinking: “What is this crazy girl doing?” O__o Arrogance gets the best of him here as Tsukushichan socks him one! ^-^
And a final stare down. :O Okay so all hell breaks loose after Tsukushi’s actions here but it was sooooo worth it don’t you think! =D