Hi everyone! I have great news to all fans of Hanakimi. Yes! It has been confirmed that there will a Japanese version live drama of Hanakimi. It will star airing this summer and the episodes will be subbed by B.O.N. Funsubs . I have already seen the Taiwanese version but I still can’t wait to watch this version of the manga, specially Junpei from Hana Yori Dango is there and is playing one of the major roles. I also like the fact that the lead girl has the same feel as the character in the manga just by looking at her, she can look like a boy but a bit of feminine touch to it just like what is portrayed in the manga. Sooo excited!!!!
* Title (Romaji): Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
* Tagline: イケメン♂パラダイス / Ikemen Paradise
* Format: Renzoku
* Genre: High school Romance, Comedy
* Episodes: ?
* Viewership ratings: ?
* Broadcast network: Fuji TV
* Broadcast period: 2007-Jul-03 to 2007-Sep
* Air time: Tuesday 21:00
Original writing: Nakojo Hisaya
Screenwriter: Mutou Susumuware
Producer: Gotou Hiroyuki(Fuji TV), Moriyasu Aya (Kyodo TV)
Director: Matsuda Shigeruchi (松田秀知), Tsuduki Junichi (都築淳一), 佐藤源太
Synopsis (from DramaWikki):
The drama is based on the popular manga of the same name by Nakajo Hisaya, which has already been dramatized in Taiwan. Horikita plays the protagonist Ashiya Mizuki, a Japanese girl in the U.S. who one day sees the young athlete Sano Izumi (Oguri) compete in the high jump on television. She begins to idolize him, and decides to move to Japan to attend the same school as him. However, Izumi goes to an all-boys school, so Mizuki disguises herself as a boy to achieve her dream of being with her idol.
Cast: Oguri Shun, Horikita Maki, Ikuta Toma
other cast: Kimura Ryou, Okada Masaki, Mizushima Hiro, Yamamoto Yusuke, Konno Mahiru, Kamikawa Takaya.
Stay tuned for it!!!