JDramas (Ratings & Reviews): Hana Kimi

24 01 2010

Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (花ざかりの君たちへ)

Summary: The story starts off with Ashiya Mizuki (芦屋 瑞稀) enrolling in Osaka Gakuen (桜咲学園), a school for boys. To do so, she defies her parents wishes, disguises herself as a boy, and leaves her home in the United States for Japan. Why? Because a high jumper, Sano Izumi (佐野 泉), injured himself to save her life and can’t jump anymore. And, surprise surprise, Sano goes to Osaka Gakuen. When Mizuki arrives, the residents are not as friendly as they could be, but Mizuki sticks it out. She also discovers that Sano is her roommate. At Osaka, Mizuki befriends the funny Nakatsu Shuichi (中津 秀一). To top off all the weirdness, Shuichi starts falling for Mizuki, only to wonder about his sexuality (he still thinks Mizuki is a guy) while Mizuki pursues her love with Sano. Starring Horikita Maki (堀北 真希), Oguri Shun (小栗 旬), Ikuta Toma (生田 斗真).

Review: Well, I am a very shallow person because I watched this due to its popularity. Gomen. Nobody judge me. But, to my surprise, it was rather enjoyable. I found this drama extremely funny at times. Actually, those were times I liked it. Hana Kimi was not good in its portrayal of emotional scenes. Those scenes just came out cheesy and a little unbearable. But, my favorite character goes to Nakatsu, hands down. He completely stole the show. Oguri Shun and Horikita Maki also portrayed their characters quite well, but it was Ikuta Toma that really stood out. All in all, it’s not serious and very sweet. I would recommend it to those that are searching for a little laughter in their lives. This is the show for you.

Rating: 6/10

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