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Hana yori Dango

Makino Tsukushi, a girl who comes from a poor family, just wants to get through her two last years at Eitoku Gakuen quietly. But once she makes herself known by standing up for her friend to the F4, the four most popular, powerful, and rich boys at the school, she gets the red card: F4's way of a "Declaration of War." But when she doesn't let herself be beaten by them and is starting to fall for one of the F4, Hanazawa Rui, she starts to see that there is more than meets the eye... (Source: ANN)

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User Count3308
Favorites Count58
Start Date8th Sep 1996
Next ReleaseInvalid date
Popularity Rank2643
Rating Rank2197
Age RatingPG
Age Rating GuideTeens 13 or older


All I can say for Hana Yori Dango is fantastic. Although this happens to be an older anime with graphics that don't really fare well against todays animation, the story, characters and music all make up for it.  As you watch this crazy story play out, the characters and sounds all drag you into their world, a place where drama, comedy and romance thrive. At some points in the story, I even tried to compare it to a Shakespearian play. Don't judge this anime based on graphics alone, as i said it's of an older variety, the first episode was released in 1996 with a total of 51 episodes.  A must watch

I like to keep my reviews brief and straight to the point without any spoilers Story- The story was elegantly done. I loved how they had a clear plots and didn't steer away from it. These plots were not as simple as a love triangle they were complex and really developed. The whole anime was based off the concept of love and how people would do anything for it. Art- This anime was made during the 90's however the art is not to harsh. I like the vintage look that this anime provides. Characters- This anime gives a wide variety of characters that we see grow and blossom from each trail that they face. Each character progressed and we got to see who they actually are. Even supporting characters were developed to their full potential and that is what makes this anime different from other anime's. No character was left alone and forgotten about. Enjoyment- I enjoyed this anime thoroughly. It was more than just another love story and that' s what makes it different from other romance anime's. It had a story to tell that was deeper that just love. They had economic situations that many people face on a daily basis and internal feelings that people would feel. I totally would recommend this anime to anyone who wants a good romance story that is complex and has meaning.

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