Hanazakari no Kimitachi e

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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
Title screen of the series
Also known as Ikemen Paradise
Hana Kimi
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
Release
Original network Fuji Television
Original release July 3 (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 www.fujitv.co.jp/b_hp/hanakimi/index.html

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]

Cast[edit]

Group Cast Role
Second Dormitory Maki Horikita Ashiya Mizuki
Shun Oguri Sano Izumi
Toma Ikuta Nakatsu Shūichi
Hiro Mizushima Nanba Minami
Yūsuke Yamamoto Kayashima Taiki
Masaki Okada Sekime Kyōgo
Ryō Kimura Nakao Senri
Junpei Mizobata Saga Kazuma
Shunji Igarashi Noe Shinji
Hiromi Sakimoto Kyōbashi Arata
Shōta Chiyo Yodoyabashi Taichi
Ryō Tajima Arashiyama jō
Enoku Shimegi Tannowa Kyōichi
Hikaru Okada Takaida Riku
Jun Ikeda Kamishinjō Itsuki
Kōta Suzuki Uenoshiba Kanata
Keisuke Shibasaki Minase Manato
Matsushima Shota Katsura Masashi
Mamiya Shotaro Awaji Keisuke
Kurihara Goro Hanaten Kota
First Dormitory Yuma Ishigaki Tennōji Megumi
Mitsuomi Takahashi Daikokuchō Mitsuomi
Kouhei Takeda Kitahanada Kōhei
Ryōhei Suzuki Akashi Sōichirō
Yūichi Sato Tezukayama Shōta
Sōsuke Nishiyama Shichidō Sōma
Ryō Hayakawa Gotenyama Sakyō
Tatsuya Hagiwara Ishikiri Hiroto
Kōji Matsushita Shōjaku Ren
Kohei Takeda Kitahanada Kohei
Horii Arata Kumatori Jin
Yamamoto Ryosuke Kiyoshikojin Akira
Ando Ryu Mukonoso Andrew
Asaka Koudai Takatsuki Subaru
Kanai Sonde Obitoke Kazuki
Kotani Shotaro Moriguchi Hiroto
Okayama Tomoki Kadoma Shotaro
Third Dormitory Nobuo Kyo Himejima Masao/Oscar
Keisuke Katō Yao Hikaru
Toshihiko Watanabe Imamiya Shō
Yūta Takahashi Shijō Haruki
Shōichi Matsuda Kuzuha Junnosuke
Naoki Miyata Saiin Tsukasa
Yasuhisa Furuhara Ōgimachi Taiyō
Naoya Ojima Kaizuka Kōhei
Yuya Nakata Katabiranotsuji Ken
Yū Kawakami Kōrien Genji
Miyajima Kusuto Yaenosato Nobuhiro
Takami Ozora Kyobate Sansui
Katoono Taikou Kawachimori Hisashi
Kasai Shige Mozu Yasushi
Kawahara Kazuma Narayama Sakon
Okazaki Kazuhiro Izumigaoka Hideharu
Kettaro Minamikata Shin
Tōkyō High School Yū Shirota Kagurazaka Makoto
Shunsuke Daito Sano Shin
St. Blossom's High School
  • Hanayashiki Hibari and Hibari 4
Mayuko Iwasa Hanayashiki Hibari
Mirei Kiritani Amagasaki Kanna
Airi Taira Abeno Erica
Madoka Matsuda Kishinosato Juri
Manami Kurose Imaike Komari
Teachers Seiko Matsuda Principal Tsubaki
Takashi Ukaji Head teacher Sawatari
Susumu Kobayashi Yoshioka
Takaya Kamikawa Umeda Hokuto
Others Mahiru Konno Hara Akiha
Yoshinori Okada Ashiya Shizuki
Hajime Yamazaki Ashiya Takumi
Mariko Tsutsui Ashiya Eiko
Yoko Moriguchi Nanba Io
Natsuki Harada Tanabe Kanao
Tetta Sugimoto Sano Takehiko

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1 "Getting into the Forbidden Boys' Dormitory"
"Kindan no danshi ryō totsunyū" (禁断の男子寮突入) 
July 3, 2007 (2007-07-03)
Ashiya Mizuki arrives at Ohsaka High, a school that accepts students based on appearance rather than merit. Almost immediately she has several awkward and embarrassing encounters with classmate Sano Izumi. Sano, a high jump athlete, is the reason Mizuki disguised herself and entered an all-boys school. Mizuki is introduced to the school's three dormitories that compete in school-wide events: Dorm 1, captained by Tennouji Megumi, contains the martial arts department; Dorm 2, led by Nanba Minami, specializes in sports; and Dorm 3, headed by Oscar M. Himejima, hosts the performing arts. Mizuki joins Dorm 2 to be close to Sano, and even becomes his roommate, but learns that he quit high jumping because of a torn ligament. For the sake of winning a marathon competition between the dorms, some students injure Mizuki's foot, but she is determined to keep running. Sano hears of the incident and comes to watch, and when Mizuki collapses before the finish, he carries her to the nurse's office. The school's doctor Umeda discovers that she is a girl. 
2 "Wrong Kiss"
"Ikenai kiss" (イケナイkiss) 
July 10, 2007 (2007-07-10)
Mizuki runs from Umeda's office without responding. Back at the dorms, the three dorm heads declare they will win fair and square in the next event, the Mr. Ohsaka contest, which will be a joint event with the girls of St. Blossoms, Ohsaka's sister academy. St. Blossoms' Hanayashiki Hibari, supported by the Hibari 4, is determined to win. During the decorating, Sano gets drunk and kisses Mizuki, which the members of dorm 2 inform her happens whenever he has even a small amount of alcohol. Meanwhile, Nakatsu Shūichi struggles with being inexplicably attracted to the "boy" Mizuki. Umeda informs Mizuki that Sano has decided to drop out of track and field. With Nakatsu trailing after her, Mizuki finds Sano arguing with rival Kagurazaka. Sano tells her later that he is afraid to return to the field; she says he should go at his own pace, as long as he doesn't give up. Mizuki confides to Umeda that in America, she was the reason Sano's leg was injured, so he decides not to expel her yet. Both Sano and Mizuki make appearances in the contest, with Mizuki in a dress. The dog Yuujiro is named King, and Mizuki is Queen. 
3 "Bizarre Big Brother"
"Ryōki-tekina aniki!" (猟奇的なアニキ!) 
July 17, 2007 (2007-07-17)
Mizuki's brother comes to bring her back to America. He sets foot on campus in the middle of the dorm members' search for a panty thief who is terrorizing St. Blossoms and is mistaken for a suspicious person, which doesn't give him the best impression of Mizuki's classmates. Sano overhears them arguing and learns that Mizuki is a girl, as well as her involvement in his injury. When Mizuki tells Umeda about her troubles, the gay doctor decides to tease her uptight brother. Mizuki meets Umeda's ex, a photographer, and learns from her that Sano's younger brother is now a high jump star. After Mizuki's brother confronts Sano, Sano tries to chase Mizuki away. But she bounces back from his harsh words, which makes him think about her determination. He tells her brother that he couldn't take the pressure of being a record holder, but now he wants to show the same spirit Mizuki has. Nakatsu determines that he is not homo, but can't fight his feelings for Mizuki. The search for the panty thief uncovers a bra in Mizuki's luggage, endangering her secret, but Sano reveals that Yuujiro is the real thief. 
4 "Dangerous Three-Person Room"
"Abunai 3-ri heya" (アブナイ3人部屋) 
July 24, 2007 (2007-07-24)
The students learn that Dorm 1 will be temporarily closed for maintenance, and its members will move into Dorm 2 for a few days. Nakatsu takes the place of the third person in Mizuki and Sano's room, causing chaos for them. However, Mizuki is more concerned that Sano appears to be avoiding her. When she goes to Tōkyō High School to observe Sano's brother, Shin, she witnesses a confrontation between the two and learns that Shin is angry that his brother ran away. She asks Nakatsu what might make Sano happy, and Nakatsu convinces her that Sano needs a girlfriend, so Mizuki forces Sano to attend a joint party with St. Blossoms. Sano storms out of the party and blames Mizuki for dragging him there. She is discouraged and is considering returning home to America when Nakatsu pulls her out to the track field, where Sano has been training every night. Sano informs Shin and his rival Kagurazaka that he will compete again. 
5 "Hopeless Coast Story"
"Ikenai kaigan monogatari" (イケナイ海岸物語) 
July 31, 2007 (2007-07-31)
6 "The Beginning of Stormy Love"
"Dai haran no koi hajimaru" (大波乱の恋始まる) 
August 7, 2007 (2007-08-07)
7 "Suddenly in Bed"
"Totsuzen no beddo in" (突然のベッドイン) 
August 14, 2007 (2007-08-14)
8 "I Like Mizuki"
"Ore wa Mizuki ga suki" (オレは瑞稀が好き) 
August 21, 2007 (2007-08-21)
9 "Exposed!"
"Bareta!" (バレた!) 
August 28, 2007 (2007-08-28)
10 "Depend on Me"
"Ore ni shi toke yo!" (オレにしとけよ!) 
September 4, 2007 (2007-09-04)
11 "I'll Jump for You"
"Omae no tame ni tobu" (お前のために跳ぶ) 
September 11, 2007 (2007-09-11)
12 "We'll Protect You"
"Ore-tachi ga mamoru!" (オレたちが守る!) 
September 18, 2007 (2007-09-18)

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]

International broadcasts[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

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

China[edit]

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

Indonesia[edit]

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

Malaysia[edit]

  • Air 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. Archived from the original on September 20, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 
  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. ^ Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (March 23, 2008). "Japanese TV series "Hana Kimi" premieres today, March 24". PEP. Retrieved April 28, 2017. 
  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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