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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hana Kimi (Hanazakari no Kimitachi e - Ikemen Paradise, 2007)

AKA: Hottie Paradise!

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The HOTTIES:
Oguri Shun~Sano Izumi
Toma Ikuta~Nakatsu Shuichi
Daito Shunsuke-Sano Shin
Shirota Yuu-Kagurazaka Makoto

First Dormitory Students
Ishigaki Yuma as Tennoji Megumi (Dorm Leader)
Takahashi Mitsuomi as Daikokucho Mitsuomi
Takeda Kohei as Kitahanada Kohei
Suzuki Ryohei as Akashi Soichiro
Sato Yuuichi as Tetsukayama Shota
Hayakawa Ryo as Gotenyama Sakyo
Matsushita Kouji as Shojaku Ren
Nishiyama Sousuke as Shichido Soma
Hagiwara Tatsuya (萩原達也) as Ishikiri Hiroto

Second Dormitory Students
Mizushima Hiro as Nanba Minami (Dorm Leader)
Kimura Ryo as Senri Nakao
Okada Masaki as Sekime Kyogo
Yamamoto Yusuke as Kayashima Taiki
Igarashi Shunji as Noe Shinji
Mizobata Junpei as Saga Kazuma
Sakimoto Hiromi as Kyobashi Arata
Chiyo Shota as Yodoyabashi Taichi
Tajima Ryo as Arashiyama Jyo
Shimegi Enoku as Tannowa Kyoichi
Okada Hikaru as Takaida Riku
Ikeda Jun as Kamishinjo Itsuki
Shibasaki Keisuke (柴崎佳佑) as Minase Manato

Third Dormitory Students
Kyo Nobuo as Himejima Masao (Oscar M. Himejima, Dorm Leader)
Kato Keisuke as Yao Hikaru
Watanabe Toshihiko (渡辺俊彦) as Imamiya Sho
Takahashi Yuta (高橋優太) as Shijo Haruki
Matsuda Shouichi as Kuzuha Junnosuke
Miyata Naoki as Saiin Tsukasa
Furuhara Yasuhisa as Ogimachi Taiyo
Ojima Naoya as Kaizuka Kohei
Suzuki Kota (鈴木康太) as Uenoshiba Kanata
Nakada Yuya as Katabiranotsuji Ken
Kawakami Yu as Korien Genji

St. Blossom's Academy
Iwasa Mayuko as Hanayashiki Hibari
Matsuda Madoka as Kishizato Juri
Kiritani Mirei as Amagasaki Kanna
Kurose Manami as Imaike Komari
Taira Airi as Abeno Erika

The drama is based on the popular manga of the same name by Nakajo Hisaya. Horikita plays the protagonist Ashiya Mizuki, a Japanese girl in the U.S. who one day sees the young athlete Sano Izumi compete in high jumping on television. She begins to idolize him. Sano gets injured one day in America while trying to help Mizuki escape from some gangsters. He stops high jumping ever since. Mizuki blames herself for the incident and decides to go to Japan and help Sano find his love for high jumping. However, Izumi goes to an all-boys school, so Mizuki disguises herself as a boy in order to meet with him again.



So many cute guys, not enough blog space. *sighs then frowns* I had to watch this again. Why? Well, it was one of the first jdramas that I watched. At that time, I didn't know who Oguri Shun, Mizushima Hiro, Shirota Yuu, Ishigaki Yuma, or anyone else was at the time. I was a newbie through and through. Watching it again, I'm more aware and appreciative of it this time around. Oh, Oguri Shun.....*sighs*.

If you noticed when they showed torso shots, his left breast is sunken in. At the time I didn't realize but he has a genetic disorder called Pectus Excavatum. It was quite obvious this time around since I couldn't take my eyes of his absolutely cute self. The disorder didn't matter though. In pics, I'm sure they photoshop those to hide the minor problem. I say MINOR because it definitely is no big deal.

If you haven't seen this drama, why haven't you? This is any drama fanatic favorite. You'll know by all the forums that worship this show. I have to agree, the hottie factor is HUGE!!!


There were so many things I missed the first time. This time around, I was able to focus and be aware of its testosteronal surroundings. Hehe!

I think I might watch Nodame Cantabile again because I miss Chiaki....*smiles* Tamaki Hiroshi was my first love....*sighs then giggles*

This time around...I'm putting pics of the not so popular guys and because I don't have enough space to put more Oguri Shun up. (OMG! I can't believe I said that.)

Who to put? Who to put?

Toma Ikuta
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Shirota Yuu
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First noticed him in the movie Prince of Tennis, loved the manga/anime had to see the live-action. He did Tetzuka so well. They picked an "ace" when they chose him for that part. He always plays the "cool" characters.

Okada Masaki
Masaki Okada

1 comment:

mia said...

I also love hana-kimi, it rocks! And let me just say that I enjoyed reading through your blog. Glad to know that I'm not the only one who's in her 30s to have recently discovered the whole asian tv-movie-music stuff. I sometimes feel so odd singing to news or kat-tun songs, but it just grew on me. Keep on posting, I'm now getting ideas on which movies/series to watch. Thanks :D