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For You in Full Blossom - Ikemen Paradise - 

Hana zakari no kimi tachi e: Ikemen paradaisu (original title)
Mizuki disguises herself as a boy and transfers to the same all-boys high school her idol, Izumi Sano, a high-jump athlete that gave up on the sport, attends. In between the antics of their classmates, she'll try to get him to jump again.
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Series cast summary:
Maki Horikita ...  Mizuki Ashiya / ... 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Shun Oguri ...  Izumi Sano / ... 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Tôma Ikuta Tôma Ikuta ...  Shuichi Nakatsu / ... 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Yasuhisa Furuhara Yasuhisa Furuhara ...  Taiyo Ogimachi 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Shunji Igarashi Shunji Igarashi ...  Shinji Noe 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Junya Ikeda Junya Ikeda ...  Itsuki Kamishinjo 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Yûma Ishigaki Yûma Ishigaki ...  Megumi Tennoji / ... 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Mayuko Iwasa Mayuko Iwasa ...  Hibari Hanayashiki 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Takaya Kamikawa Takaya Kamikawa ...  Hokuto Umeda / ... 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Keisuke Kato Keisuke Kato ...  Hikaru Yao / ... 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Ryô Kimura Ryô Kimura ...  Nakao Senri 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Mirei Kiritani Mirei Kiritani ...  Kanna Amagasaki 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Mahiru Konno Mahiru Konno ...  Akiha Hara / ... 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Nobuo Kyô Nobuo Kyô ...  Masao 'Oscar' Himejima / ... 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Seiko Matsuda ...  Principal Tsubaki / ... 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Shôichi Matsuda Shôichi Matsuda ...  Junnosuke Kuzuha 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Junpei Mizobata Junpei Mizobata ...  Kazuma Saga 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Hiro Mizushima ...  Minami Nanba / ... 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Masaki Okada ...  Kyogo Sekime 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Yû Shirota Yû Shirota ...  Kagurazaka / ... 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Ryôhei Suzuki ...  Soichiro Akashi 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Airi Taira Airi Taira ...  Erika Abeno 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Ryo Tajima Ryo Tajima ...  Joe arashiyama / ... 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Mitsuomi Takahashi Mitsuomi Takahashi ...  Mitsuomi Taikoku / ... 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Yûta Takahashi Yûta Takahashi ...  Haruki Shijo 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Kôhei Takeda Kôhei Takeda ...  Kohei Kitahanada 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Takashi Ukaji ...  Sawatari / ... 13 episodes, 2007-2008
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Already a successful television series in Taiwan, this Japanese language drama is also based on the manga by Nakajo Hisaya. Horikita Maki plays Ashiya Mizuki, a Japanese girl who has been living in the U.S. until she sees a young man named Sano Izumi (Oguri Shun) compete in the high jump on television. She begins to idolize him, and decides to move to Japan so she can attend the same school. The catch? Izumi goes to an all-boys school, so Mizuki can't be a student there. Unwilling to let such a trifling thing as being the wrong gender stop her, Mizuki disguises herself as a boy and enrolls at the school anyway. Written by Karumi

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Hottie Paradise

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 July 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

For You in Full Blossom - Ikemen Paradise - See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Mizuki Ashiya: Sano! Thank you.
Izumi Sano: Are you dumb?
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Remade as To the Beautiful You (2012) See more »

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The beginning of my love for J-Dramas...
10 January 2008 | by sparkplugminuetSee all my reviews

... started with Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (or rather, "That one good show I can't pronounce the name of.")

Now, several of my friends regularly scour the Internet in search of good Asian dramas to watch. Until recently, I have been very skeptical of the shows they watched (ProDai, 1 Litre of Tears, Hana Yori Dango) and even somewhat looked down on them and the shows. Yes, I was pretentious.

Until one day, a friend of mine was describing this scene in a television show she was watching and I couldn't stop laughing. I knew that I had to see this show. So, when I asked what channel it was on, she replied "Well, it's from Brandon" (the catalyst for this WHOLE obsession with Asian dramas). And then I knew I had been converted.

Let me tell you, this is an excellent show. It's funny, smart, sincere and awesomely awkward. If you're wary about watching J-Dramas or still aren't convinced that it's a legit form of entertainment (which I totally was), this will change your mind. Yes, it's (loosely) based on the manga, so the acting is a little over-the-top and the scenarios are unbelievable, but that's just the awesomeness of Hana-Kimi. All the actors are perfectly cast in their roles and the script is witty and hilarious. Yes, you will actually LOL. I do. Every time. And yes, you should find someone to watch it with so you can grab and squeeze them when it gets just too cute (which it does).

Moral: Watch. LOL. Cry. Squeal. LOL more. Be a better person.

Plus, the soundtrack is sure to get you in a good mood, without a doubt.


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