Title: 花より男子 2/Hana Yori Dango Return
Also known as: Boys Before Flowers Return / Boys Over Flowers Return
Inoue Mao as Makino Tsukushi
Matsumoto Jun as Domyoji Tsukasa
Oguri Shun as Hanazawa Rui
Matsuda Shota as Nishikado Sojiro
Abe Tsuyoshi as Mimasaka Akira
Matsushima Nanako as Domyoji Tsubaki (sister of Tsukasa)
Kato Natsuki as Okawahara Shigeru
This second season of Hana Yori Dango picks up right after Domyoji leaves for New York. After confessing to Domyoji, Makino has not spoken to him for a year. Rui and the other members of F4 try and help Makino meet Domyoji again by going to New York for the christmas holidays. Though F4 and Makino meet Domyoji again, he has become a completely different person, and so they leave for Japan.
Some time later, Domyoji’s mother annouces that they will be returning to Japan. There, they hold a giant super-rich and classy birthday party for Domyoji and announce something very important. Domyoji, like in the first season, is engaged to a rich girl and heir. The only difference is that they are to be wed soon. What will Makino do?
On the side, Rui begins to fall in love with Makino… will this become a love… square?
Rui –> Makino –> Domyoji –> Shigeru (arranged fiancee of Domyoji)
My Comment :
Love this sequel. I like not only the story of our main couple but also the sad love story of Susumu (Makino’s younger brother)’s sad first love story (Domyoji is such a nice brother in law …:)) and Nishikado (I like to see him with Makino’s friend, Yuki). I love the OSTs as well and I think my fanmade MV tell alot about which are my favorite scenes in this drama…
Inoue Mao is effortlessly cute as Makino without the need to overacting and her chemistry with Matsumoto Jun is just so great.