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
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, is a Japanese drama produced by Fuji Television and first aired on July 3, 2007. It is based on Hisaya Nakajo's manga, 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. A conference was held on September 18, 2008 announcing the completion of the special, subtitled Sotsugyoshiki & 7 to 1/2 wa Special
The series has already been dramatized in Taiwan.
The drama is based on the popular manga of the same name by Nakajo Hisaya. Horikita plays the protagonist Ashiya Mizuki, a Japanese girl in the U.S. who one day sees the young athlete Sano Izumi compete in high jumping on television. She begins to idolize him. Sano gets injured one day in America while trying to help Mizuki escape from some gangsters. He stops high jumping ever since. Mizuki blames herself for the incident and decides to go to Japan and help Sano find his love for high jumping. However, Izumi goes to an all-boys school, so Mizuki disguises herself as a boy in order to meet with him again.