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Hana Yori Dango

Japanese name: Hana Yori Dango
Japanese name: 花より男子
English name: Boys Before Flowers; Boys Over Flowers
Italian name: Mille note di poesia per Yvonne
Dates: September 8, 1996-August 31, 1997
Broadcast time: Sunday, 8:30-9:00 am
Number of episodes: 51
Animation Studio: Toei Animation
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Creator(s): Kamio Youko (manga)
Series Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Episode Director(s): Shigeyasu Yamauchi, Yoshihiro Oka
Planning: Yumi Kageyama (series composition)
Writer(s): Yumi Kageyama
Art Director: Shinzo Yuki, Yuki Yukie
Art Design: Kunio Tsujita (color), Toshie Kawamura (costumes)
Character Designer(s): Yoshihiko Umakoshi
Animator(s): Yoshihiko Umakoshi (director), Chuji Nakajima (director), Mitsuru Aoyama (director), Tomoko Ito (director), Hiroyuki Kawano (director), Toshie Kawamura (director), Yasuhiro Namatame (director), Noboru Koizumi (director)
Music: Michiru Oshima
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Maki Mochida (Tsukushi Makino), Naoki Miyashita (Tsukasa Doumyouji), Kouji Yamamoto (Rui Hanazawa), Youta Mochizuka (Akira Mimasaka), Yoshihiko Akaida (Soujirou Nishikado), Kanako Tobimatsu (Yuki Matsuoka), Ietomi Yoji (Kazuya Aoike), Keiko Imamura (Shizuka Toudou), Fuuko Masaki (Makiko Endou)
Genre(s): drama, romance, high school, teenagers
Home Video
United States: DVD (Viz Media, DHYD 01-12)
Note(s): A live action version of this series was made in Taiwan as Liu Xing Hua Yuan ("Meteor Garden").

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Hana Yori Dango go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

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