Hanazakari no Kimitachi e

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This article is about the Japanese television series. For the Japanese manga, see Hana-Kimi. For the Taiwanese television series, see Hanazakarino Kimitachihe. For The 2011 Japanese remake, see Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (2011 TV series). For The Korean television series, see To the Beautiful You.
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
Ikemen Paradise
花ざかりの君たちへ
イケメン♂パラダイス
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e Ident.png
From left to right: Toma Ikuta, Maki Horikita, and Shun Oguri.
Also known as Ikemen Paradise
Genre Comedy, Romance, Romantic comedy, Drama
Written by Muto Shogo
Yamaura Masahiro (Ep. 8 & 10)
Directed by Matsuda Hidetomo
Tsuzuki Junichi
Sato Genta
Starring Maki Horikita
Shun Oguri
Toma Ikuta
Opening theme Ikenai Taiyō by Orange Range
Ending theme Peach by Ai Otsuka
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of episodes 12
Production
Running time 54 minute episodes
Broadcast
Original channel Fuji Television
Original run July 3, 2007 (2007-07-03) – September 18, 2007 (2007-09-18)
Chronology
Related shows Hanazakarino Kimitachihe
Hanazakari no kimitachi e (2011)
To the Beautiful You
External links
Website

Hanazakari no Kimitachi e: Ikemen Paradise (花ざかりの君たちへ イケメン♂パラダイス Hanazakari no Kimitachi e: Ikemen Paradaisu?), also known as Ike-para, is a Japanese drama produced by Fuji Television and first aired on July 3, 2007. It is based on the comic by Hisaya Nakajo, published in English as Hana-Kimi. Filming locations include the Ryutsu Keizai University.

A TV Special has already aired with the regular cast reprising their roles. The story starts off half a year after Mizuki's secret of being a girl has revealed. It is near Valentine's Day, and Sano and Nakatsu are talking about the last week of Summer vacation. This is when the story gets back to the last week of Summer holidays, which is between episode 7 and 8. The shooting started on March 19, 2008.[1] A conference was held on September 18, 2008 announcing the completion of the special, subtitled Sotsugyoshiki & 7 to 1/2 wa Special (卒業式&7と1/2話スペシャル?).[2]

A remake of this drama with an entirely different cast was aired on Fuji Television during the 2011 summer season.[3]

Plot summary[edit]

The drama is based on the popular comic of the same name by Nakajo Hisaya. Horikita plays the protagonist Ashiya Mizuki, a Japanese girl in the United States who one day sees the young athlete Sano Izumi compete in the high jump 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.

Izumi goes to an all-boys school, so Mizuki disguises herself as a boy to meet with him again. Sano found out about Mizuki when her brother came to Japan. Sano hides the fact that he knows Mizuki's gender so that she doesn't go back to America. Sano, who gets closer to Mizuki, tries to high jump again. In the middle of the story Mizuki, falls in love with Sano. Nakatsu falls for Mizuki. Nakatsu was searching for shampoo when he opened Mizuki and Sano's bathroom and saw Mizuki in the shower — that's when he found out about Mizuki. Nakatsu and Sano try to not let Mizuki go back to America.

When Mizuki rushes to Sano's competition to bring his lucky charm, she bumps to Hibari; Mizuki drops her wallet and was found out by Hibari. Hibari showed the passport inside the wallet to the three dorm heads; she was unable to let the dorm heads see what is inside because Nakatsu interrupted. She was only able to tell that there is a girl in the school. The search began and Mizuki felt nervous, but Nakatsu and Sano had plans to cover her. The dorm heads saw a girl changing in the office and called Mizuki. They now know that Mizuki was a girl. Sano and Nakatsu also confesses that they knew about her gender before the dorm head learned. The dorm heads let Mizuki stay until graduation, but she collapsed when she fell from the stairs where her classmates were setting the maid cafe. The classmates opens her clothes and figured out she was a girl. Mizuki decides she will go back to America. Sano and the school nurse brought her to the airport where Sano gave Mizuki a goodbye kiss.

For the Hana Kimi special, Nakatsu and Sano reminiscence about when Sano fell in love with Mizuki. This takes us back to the weeks between episodes 7 and 8, where Mizuki's friend, Julia, from America comes to Osaka Gakuen to take Mizuki back to America. While Julia is in Japan, she decides to act as Mizuki's girlfriend to see if Sano really cares for her.

Cast[edit]

Second Dormitory[edit]

  • Maki Horikita (堀北 真希 Horikita Maki?) as Mizuki Ashiya (芦屋 瑞稀 Ashiya Mizuki?)
  • Shun Oguri (小栗 旬 Oguri Shun?) as Izumi Sano (佐野 泉 Sano Izumi?)
  • Toma Ikuta (生田 斗真 Ikuta Toma?) as Shuichi Nakatsu (中津 秀一 Nakatsu Shūichi?)
  • Hiro Mizushima (水嶋 ヒロ Mizushima Hiro?) as Minami Nanba (難波 南 Nanba Minami?)
  • Yūsuke Yamamoto (山本 裕典 Yamamoto Yūsuke?) as Taiki Kayashima (萱島 大樹 Kayashima Taiki?)
  • Masaki Okada (岡田 将生 Okada Masaki?) as Kyogo Sekime (関目 京悟 Sekime Kyōgo?)
  • Ryō Kimura (木村 了 Kimura Ryō?) as Senri Nakao (中央 千里 Nakao Senri?)
  • Junpei Mizobata (溝端 淳平 Mizobata Junpei?) as Kazuma Saga (嵯峨 和真 Saga Kazuma?)
  • Shunji Igarashi (五十嵐 隼士 Igarashi Shunji?) as Shinji Noe (野江 伸二 Noe Shinji?)
  • Hiromi Sakimoto (崎本 大海 Sakimoto Hiromi?) as Arata Kyobashi (京橋 新 Kyōbashi Arata?)
  • Shōta Chiyo (千代 将太 Chiyo Shōta?) as Taichi Yodoyabashi (淀屋橋 太壱 Yodoyabashi Taichi?)
  • Ryō Tajima (田島 亮 Tajima Ryō?) as Jo Arashiyama (嵐山 譲 Arashiyama jō?)
  • Enoku Shimegi (標 永久 Shimegi Enoku?) as Kyoichi Tannowa (淡輪 恭一 Tannowa Kyōichi?)
  • Hikaru Okada (岡田 光 Okada Hikaru?) as Riku Takaida (高井田 睦 Takaida Riku?)
  • Jun Ikeda (池田 純 Ikeda Jun?) as Itsuki Kamishinjo (上新庄樹 Kamishinjō Itsuki?)
  • Kōta Suzuki (鈴木 康太 Suzuki Kōta?) as Kanata Uenoshiba (上野芝 奏太 Uenoshiba Kanata?)
  • Keisuke Shibasaki (柴崎 佳佑 Shibasaki Keisuke?) as Manato Minase (水無瀬 学人 Minase Manato?)
  • Matsushima Shota (松島 庄汰 Shota Matsushima?) as Masashi Katsura (桂 真史 Katsura Masashi?)
  • Mamiya Shotaro (間宮 祥太朗 Mamiya Shotaro?) as Keisuke Awaji (淡路 圭介 Awaji Keisuke?)
  • Kurihara Goro (栗原 吾郎 Kurihara Goro?) as Kota Hanaten (放出 光太 Hanaten Kota?)

First Dormitory[edit]

  • Yuma Ishigaki (石垣 佑磨 Ishigaki Yūma?) as Megumi Tennōji (天王寺 恵 Tennōji Megumi?)
  • Mitsuomi Takahashi (高橋 光臣 Takahashi Mitsuomi?) as Mitsuomi Daikokucho (大国町 光臣 Daikokuchō Mitsuomi?)
  • Kouhei Takeda (武田 航平 Takeda Kōhei?) as Kohei Kitahanada (北花田 航平 Kitahanada Kōhei?)
  • Ryōhei Suzuki (鈴木 亮平 Suzuki Ryōhei?) as Soichiro Akashi (明石 総一郎 Akashi Sōichirō?)
  • Yūichi Sato (佐藤 雄一 Sato Yūichi?) as Shota Tezukayama (帝塚山 翔太 Tezukayama Shōta?)
  • Sōsuke Nishiyama (西山 宗佑 Nishiyama Sōsuke?) as Soma Shichido (七道 宗磨 Shichidō Sōma?)
  • Ryō Hayakawa (早川 諒 Hayakawa Ryō?) as Sakyo Gotenyama (御殿山 左京 Gotenyama Sakyō?)
  • Tatsuya Hagiwara (萩原 達也 Hagiwara Tatsuya?) as Hiroto Ishikiri (石切 寛人 Ishikiri Hiroto?)
  • Kōji Matsushita (松下 幸司 Matsushita Kōji?) as Ren Shojaku (正雀 漣 Shōjaku Ren?)
  • Maeda Goki (前田 公輝 Maeda Goki?) as Kitahanada Takeshi (北花田 剛 Kitahanada Takeshi?)
  • Horii Arata (堀井 新太 Horii Arata?) as Kumatori Jin (熊取 仁 Kumatori Jin?)
  • Yamamoto Ryosuke (山本 涼介 Yamamoto Ryosuke?) as Kiyoshikojin Akira (清荒神 明 Kiyoshikojin Akira?)
  • Ando Ryu (安藤 龍 Ando Ryu?) as Mukonoso Andrew (武庫之荘 アンドリュー Mukonoso Andrew?)
  • Asaka Koudai (浅香 航大 Asaka Koudai?) as Takatsuki Subaru (高槻 昴 Takatsuki Subaru?)
  • Kanai Sonde (金井 成大 Kanai Sonde?) as Obitoke Kazuki (帯解 和希 Obitoke Kazuki?)
  • Kotani Shotaro (小谷 昌太郎 Kotani Shotaro?) as Moriguchi Hiroto (守口 博人 Moriguchi Hiroto?)
  • Okayama Tomoki (岡山 智樹 Okayama Tomoki?) as Kadoma Shotaro (門真 将太郎 Kadoma Shotaro?)

Third Dormitory[edit]

  • Nobuo Kyō (姜 暢雄 Kyō Nobuo?) as Masao Himejima (姫島 正夫 Himejima Masao?) aka Oscar (オスカー).
  • Keisuke Katō (加藤 慶祐 Katō Keisuke?) as Hikaru Yao (八尾 光 Yao Hikaru?)
  • Toshihiko Watanabe (渡辺 俊彦 Watanabe Toshihiko?) as Sho Imamiya (今宮 昇 Imamiya Shō?)
  • Yūta Takahashi (高橋 優太 Takahashi Yūta?) as Haruki Shijo (四条 春樹 Shijō Haruki?)
  • Shōichi Matsuda (松田 祥一 Matsuda Shōichi?) as Junnosuke Kuzuha (樟葉 淳之介 Kuzuha Junnosuke?)
  • Naoki Miyata (宮田 直樹 Miyata Naoki?) as Tsukasa Saiin (西院 司 Saiin Tsukasa?)
  • Yasuhisa Furuhara (古原 靖久 Furuhara Yasuhisa?) as Taiyo Ogimachi (扇町 太陽 Ōgimachi Taiyō?)
  • Naoya Ojima (尾嶋 直哉 Ojima Naoya?) as Kohei Kaizuka (貝塚 こうへい Kaizuka Kōhei?)
  • Yuya Nakata (中田 祐矢 Nakata Yuya?) as Ken Katabiranotsuji (帷子ノ辻 健 Katabiranotsuji Ken?)
  • Yū Kawakami (川上 祐 Kawakami Yū?) as Genji Korien (香里園 源治 Kōrien Genji?)
  • Miyajima Kusuto (宮島 楠人 Miyajima Kusuto?) as Yaenosato Nobuhiro (八戸ノ里 伸広 Yaenosato Nobuhiro?)
  • Takami Ozora (宝海 大空 Takami Ozora?) as Kyobate Sansui (京終 山水 Kyobate Sansui?)
  • Katoono Taikou (上遠野 太洸 Katoono Taikou?) as Kawachimori Hisashi (河内森 尚 Kawachimori Hisashi?)
  • Kasai Shige (笠井 しげ Kasai Shige?) as Mozu Yasushi (百舌鳥 康 Mozu Yasushi?)
  • Kawahara Kazuma (川原 一馬 Kawahara Kazuma?) as Narayama Sakon (平城山 左近 Narayama Sakon?)
  • Okazaki Kazuhiro (岡崎 和寛 Okazaki Kazuhiro?) as Izumigaoka Hideharu (泉ヶ丘 秀晴 Izumigaoka Hideharu?)
  • Kettaro (けっ たろ Kettaro?) as Minamikata Shin (南方 心 Minamikata Shin?)

Tōkyō High School[edit]

  • Yū Shirota (城田 優 Shirota Yū?) as Makoto Kagurazaka (神楽坂 真言 Kagurazaka Makoto?)
  • Shunsuke Daito (大東 俊介 Daitō Syunsuke?) as Shin Sano (佐野 森 Sano Shin?)

St. Blossom's High School[edit]

Hibari Hanayashiki and Hibari 4

  • Mayuko Iwasa (岩佐 真悠子 Iwasa Mayuko?) as Hibari Hanayashiki (花屋敷 ひばり Hanayashiki Hibari?)
  • Mirei Kiritani (桐谷 美玲 Kiritani Mirei?) as Kanna Amagasaki (尼崎 カンナ Amagasaki Kanna?)
  • Airi Taira (平 愛梨 Taira Airi?) as Erica Abeno (阿倍野 エリカ Abeno Erika?)
  • Madoka Matsuda (松田 まどか Matsuda Madoka?) as Juri Kishinosato (岸里 樹里 Kishinosato Jyuri?)
  • Manami Kurose (黒瀬 真奈美 Kurose Manami?) as Komari Imaike (今池こまり Imaike Komari?)

Teachers[edit]

  • Seiko Matsuda (松田 聖子 Matsuda Seiko?) as Principal Tsubaki (椿 校長 Tsubaki Kouchyou?)
  • Takashi Ukaji (宇梶 剛士 Ukaji Takashi?) as Head teacher Saruwatari (猿渡 教頭 Saruwatari kyoutou?)
  • Susumu Kobayashi (小林 すすむ Kobayashi Susumu?) as Yoshioka (吉岡 Yoshioka?)
  • Takaya Kamikawa (上川 隆也 Kamikawa Takaya?) as Hokuto Umeda (梅田 北斗 Umeda Hokuto?)

Others[edit]

  • Mahiru Konno (紺野まひる Konno Mahiru?) as Akiha Hara (原 秋葉 Hara Akiha?)
  • Yoshinori Okada (岡田 義徳 Okada Yoshinori?) as Shizuki Ashiya (芦屋 静稀 Ashiya Shizuki?)
  • Hajime Yamazaki (山崎 一 Yamazaki Hajime?) as Takumi Ashiya (芦屋 拓見 Ashiya Takumi?)
  • Mariko Tsutsui (筒井 真理子 Tsutsui Mariko?) as Eiko Ashiya (芦屋 英子 Ashiya Eiko?)
  • Yoko Moriguchi (森口 瑤子 Moriguchi Yōko?) as Io Nanba (難波 伊緒 Nanba Io?)
  • Natsuki Harada (原田 夏希 Harada Natsuki?) as Kanao Tanabe (田辺 可南子 Tanabe Kanako?)
  • Tetta Sugimoto (杉本 哲太 Sugimoto Tetta?) as Takehiko Sano (佐野 岳彦 Sano Takehiko?)

Episode list[edit]

Episode Broadcast Date Episode Title Viewership
1 July 3, 2007 Getting into the Forbidden Boys' Dormitory 15.9%
2 July 10, 2007 Wrong Kiss 16.8%
3 July 17, 2007 Bizarre Big Brother 16.5%
4 July 24, 2007 Dangerous Three-Person Room 16.6%
5 July 31, 2007 Hopeless Coast Story 15.3%
6 August 7, 2007 The Beginning of Stormy Love 14.7%
7 August 14, 2007 Suddenly in Bed 14.7%
8 August 21, 2007 I Like Mizuki 17.5%
9 August 28, 2007 Exposed! 18.2%
10 September 4, 2007 Depend On Me 17.8%
11 September 11, 2007 I'll Jump for You 19.5%
Last September 18, 2007 We'll Protect You 21.0%

Average viewership as 17.33%. Highest viewership recorded was on September 18, 2007 at 22:11 at 23.1%. (In Kantō region).[1]

Differences[edit]

There are many differences from the manga and drama. Though the concept and characters are the same, the story is described differently. For example Sano got injured from saving his friend, while in the drama he got injured from saving Mizuki. Genders are also different in the drama as well. Akiha is supposed to be a guy, however the character is portrayed as a woman in the drama. In the manga Sano found out Mizuki's true gender when he accidentally "felt her up", but in the drama Sano finds out Mizuki's a girl when he overhears Mizuki talking to her brother. Nakatsu also found out about Mizuki's gender a lot earlier, while in the manga he finds out Mizuki's true gender along with everyone else.

Music[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  1. Peach [Performed by: Otsuka Ai]
  2. Ikenai Taiyou [Performed by: Orange Range]
  3. IKEMEN Boogie
  4. Men of Paradise
  5. St.BLOSSOM
  6. Go to School!
  7. HA.NA.ZA Carnival
  8. Save Me
  9. Early Summer
  10. IKE-MEN 2007
  11. I can't tell you why
  12. Boyz be ambitious!
  13. Beautiful Enough
  14. Into a Nap
  15. Be Silent
  16. OSAKA♂Boyz
  17. IKEMEN Boogie Nights
  18. I am Lady
  19. I can't tell you why (reprise)
  20. Emergency
  21. Sand Time
  22. Is This Spiritual
  23. Trap Happy
  24. PEACH (IKEMEN☆instrumental version)

Insert songs[edit]

  • Oh My Julia by Checkers

International broadcasts[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

  • Airing date: May 4, 2008 to July 27, 2008
  • Broadcast network: TVB Jade

China[edit]

  • Airing date: January 16, 2009 to January 26, 2009
  • Broadcast network: Xing Kong[5]

Indonesia[edit]

  • Airing date: June 18, 2011 to July 15, 2011
  • Broadcast network: Indosiar

Malaysia[edit]

  • Airing date: October, 2008 to January, 2009
  • Broadcast network: 8TV

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "短髪&男装のホマキが帰ってくる!フジ系「花ざかり-」SP" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2008-03-20. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  2. ^ "イケメン・石垣 客席の母に「あぁ!」" (in Japanese). 2008-09-18. Retrieved 2008-09-18. [dead link]
  3. ^ "前田「イケ☆パラ」で連ドラ単独初主演! (2/2ページ)" (in Japanese). 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
  4. ^ Japanese TV series Hana-Kimi premieres today, March 24 Philippine Entertainment Portal
  5. ^ 创新娱乐 首选星空 -- 亚洲风剧场 Retrieved January 25, 2009. In Chinese. Page subject to change as broadcasting of newer drama series begins.

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