Tsukushi is a poor girl who got into the rich and fancy Eitoku High School with her smarts. She tried to go through high school without any trouble, but fate had something else in store for her. After a run in with the F4 (Flower Four), Tsukushi is the center of the school`s hazing. Rather than leaving the school like the other F4`s victims, Tsukushi stays. But now there`s another problem: she has developed feelings for two members of the F4!
Hana Yori Dango is a Japanese television drama series, broadcast on TBS in 2005. It was one of the most popular dramas of the year and won many major awards. It is the live action version of popular manga Boys Over Flowers.
Makino Tsukushi is a tough, hard working, and poor student at the prestigious Eitoku Gakuen school attended by the rich. Worse yet, the school is ruled by the handsome, powerful and ridiculously wealthy F4 or Flower 4, whom nobody dares to challenge.
Tsukushi is immersed into the lives of the F4 after defending her friend. She receives a red tag from F4, and as a result, the whole school turns against her. Despite the harassment, Tsukushi, the "tough weed", decides to clean up the F4's act and declares a war back on them. Her defiance ironically causes F4's leader, Domyoji Tsukasa, to fall in love with her, but Tsukushi is in love with the Flower 4's mascot boy, the sensitive Hanazawa Rui. Later she finds out that she only has friendly feelings for Rui. She starts developing romantic feelings towards Domyoji Tsukasa. As their relationship becomes official, Domyoji's mother tries every possible way (even the worst way) to prevent her from being with him.
* Mao Inoue as Tsukushi Makino (牧野 つくし)
* Jun Matsumoto as Tsukasa Domyoji (道明寺 司)
* Shun Oguri as Rui Hanazawa (花沢 類)
* Shota Matsuda as Sojirou Nishikado (西門 総二郎)
* Tsuyoshi Abe as Akira Mimasaka (美作 あきら)
* Aki Nishihara as Yuuki Matsuoka (松岡 優紀)
* Mayumi Sada as Shizuka Todo (藤堂 静)
* Megumi Sato as Sakurako Sanjo (三条 桜子)
* Nanako Matsushima as Tsubaki Domyoji (道明寺 椿)
* Mariko Kaga as Kaede Domyoji (道明寺 楓)
* Takako Kato as Sachiyo Sengoku (Okami-San)(千石 幸代)
* Susumu Kobayashi as Haruo Makino (牧野 晴男)
* Mako Ishino as Chieko Makino (牧野 千恵子)
* Satoshi Tomiura as Susumu Makino (牧野 進)
Awards and nominations
47th Television Drama Academy Awards
* Winner: Best Actress - Inoue Mao
* Winner: Best Supporting Actor - Matsumoto Jun