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Hana yori dango: What version is the best?
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Posted 4/2/09
i like all 3..they were unique nd special in their own way..i luv da taiwan nd korean F4 da best!! nd i luv japan nd korean MAKINO...nd Japn had the best endin thoo..none of them top tht yet
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Korean version, hands down! It has the best script out of all 3, plus some unique touches here and there, and it pays attention to all the details (setting, clothes, language etc). Most importantly, the male leads are hot (unlike Japan's F4, I went O_O when Doumyouji strutted out) and are competent actors, especially Jun Pyo. Goo Hye Sun portrayed Jan Di quite well too - not too meek or overly-abrasive.

The Japanese Hana Yori Dango was quite good, I like the flow of its story and all that; but looks-wise, the 4 chosen actors are definitely not F4 material, I'm sorry. Jun Matsumoto grows on you after a while, but it's still very hard to fit him with Domyouji's image. Also, there are some baffling inconsistencies, such as Tsukushi taking a milk bath every day (?!) and having beautifully manicured nails while supposedly being dirt-poor. So I'm actually happy to see Jan Di sporting short, unpolished nails like any regular non- image-conscious girl.

To me, the Taiwanese version is the most shoddy - very very raw acting, choppy pacing, plus the physical setting, clothes and crude language used are not befitting of an elite school for the rich and powerful. But this isn't a fair case because I couldn't get past the first episode (due to above reasons and Vanness Wu's annoying hair-flicking every 5 seconds), so maybe it got better in the later episodes, who knows.
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Posted 4/2/09 , edited 4/2/09
I have a feeling most people are going to choose the korean one (LOL)
Anyway,
for me I liked the Jap one
I just really enjoyed the acting a lot more.
With Hana Yori Dango, I was a fan of the anime (believe it or not) before anything.I loved the manga so much, and refused to watch the Jdrama to go with it -i didnt think it would do justice. Anyways, I decided one day to watch it -which, for me, was a big deal. xDD At first I hated how it didnt follow the manga, but by the end of the second season, I was in love with it. Keep in mind that accepting the drama was a hige stretch for me. I mean, the makino and domyouji in the drama are fairly different from the ones of the manga. A lot of it took some getting use to -but by the end of it, I really really really love it.

I decided to give Meteor Garden a shot after that. So boring, it sucked. I didnt even finish watching it. |:

The BBF/BOF came out, I was addicted at first.
Domyouji actually looked like domyouji, Kim bum was so cute ><
and Ji Hoon takes some getting use to but i really enjoyed it.
BUT I hated the girl who played Makino. (sorry) I did though.
I think a lot of people will enjoy this one more for the following reasons :
a) More eye candy
b) Soujirou x Yuki (dont know their korean names)
c) nicer set.
d) simply because its korean.

If I were to make a scale, this is how it would look like

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|- Meteor Garden

♥ dont hate me o.o


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Posted 4/2/09 , edited 4/2/09
I like the storyline in the Japanese version better. I loved the ending also. I love the Korean version because of Ga Yul and Yi Jung. That's basically why I was watching the Korean version. I wasn't very satsified with the way Yuki and Shojiro ended up in the Japanese version.

I have to say that the Korean version was a little too rushed in the end. But the actors and actresses are all so BEAUTIFUL!!! JIHOO!!!!! And Woo Bin had a little bit more screen time then Akira in HYD. Woo Bin is so funny. I wish I got to know him a little better in the drama. I wonder if they had more time what the director would do to bring more depth to Woo Bin. His lines when they were playing truth or dare was the best!!!!!!

Japanese version wasn't as lighthearted as the Korean one but I loved how they developed the main characters. Just the chemistry between the actors and actresses and how the whole story flowed just made it great.

If I could take the Japanese version's storyline and add the Ga Yul and Yi Jung scences plus all the great vacations spots they went to I would have a perfect drama.......in my mind of course. The Best Hana Yori Dango or Boys Before Flowers. I would be torn between the actors and actresses because I wouldn't know who to pick for which part so I'll just leave it at that.

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Posted 4/2/09
well.............look wise i gotta say the jp makino and domioji look WAYYYY better
the korean jan di and joon pooy annoyed the heck out of me.....especially jan di...
but put thoes 2 aside i LOVE the rest of the F4. i mean seriously aside from joon pooy i would say they got the best F4 around
also love the plot of the korean version....very dramatic
jp version was good 2 but not as dramatic
BUT...........the jp had WAY better romance than korean....i mean seriously if i didn't watch HYD b4 i watched BBF i would not knwo tat joon pooy would end up with jan di...there is like ZERO chemistry between them....i prefered jan di WAY better with the rui dude....they actually look like they're in love....and joon pooy even looked better with the fiance if u ask me......
Then again.........i love how the layout is in korean version...everything looks so modern and i love the scenery!!!
but going back i thinkt he jp version had the perfect ending while hte korean version.....not so much.....
so all in all jp version 4 me is 1st but korean come in 2nd very close.
oh and if ur wondering about the tw version....tat one didn't make the list.......i watched it....it was god while it lasted...until the plot got dragged out..........but jerry and vic were very cute ^-^
too bad i dont' liek barbie tat much.......
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I don't know why most people don't like Meteor Garden, it's pretty good.That is d first HYD i've watched and i was so addicted 2 it.It made me cry so much.And Jerry Yan looks great that time.

HYD Jap version- Frankly jun matsumoto doesn't suit d role of Doumyuji he's short and not so good looking.what i like best on that version is Inoue Mao.The choosen F4 on that series are all duuuuh

BOF/BBF - The best choosen F4.Love d acting especially of Lee Min Ho vry convincing he seems like a pro already.anyway all of them act so good.The OST are great i kept on humming it even in work.Hope so der will be a sequel,pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Posted 4/2/09
Jap all the way ;D I got bored of korean on ;[ Idk why
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Posted 4/2/09
I liked Taiwanese version and Korean version. They both have good scenes in each of it. I don't know about Japanese verison since I hadn't watch it yet.
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Posted 4/2/09
JAPANESE!! <33333 MatsuJun and Mao-chan 4ever <3 XD

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29 / F / Balayan, Batangas...
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Posted 4/3/09
I think i love it all.... But i think japanese version is the best.... But in case of "soujiro's" moments, i'll pick the korean version
Posted 4/3/09
jp version...
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Posted 4/3/09
Taiwan all the way for me. Will always be the best to me. Unless Mainland tops them...
Posted 4/3/09
TW version - Frankly speaking, I was very addicted to this show before,I never missed any episode
during the airing of the season 1, Till came the 2nd season, I got really frustrated by story and I was
kind a Bored. The Story line was not able to maintain it's consistency. But Meteor Garden was able to
focus more on the members of f4, each one of them was given a story.

Jap Version - There are 2 reasons why I'd rather picked the TW version than this.
First, there F4 sucked. I really wanted to hate the producers for choosing the actors who played the F4,
I mean, Look at them? there supposed to be handsome and all... but what did they dO??? huhu.
Second, they tend to focus more on domyouji and makino's love story that they forgot that
they warent the only characters in the series, but then I was able to appriciate the f4 in the end
and I salute Mao for giving justice to her role as makino,and jun, well, I like how he plays domyouji
co'z he's really funny when he's acting stupid. but It was not enough.

K Version - hehehe,k version of F4, well,
THEY ARE SO HOT! GOD, I LOVE them all. I cant get them off of my head since the day I first watched
this. YEAH, I Agree. This version is the best. Though I really wish YOON EUN HYE was
the one playing Jan di.
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Posted 4/3/09
japanese version beats all, but the others are still pretty good
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Posted 4/3/09
haven't seen japanese and korea so it's meteor garden..
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