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Hana Yori Dango

Alt titles: Boys Over Flowers

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The average Tsukushi Makino attends the snobby, elite Eitoku Academy, which is dominated by the Flower Four (F4) – the sons of the most powerful families. Like the rest of her classmates, Tsukushi keeps a low profile until one day she can stand it no more! For her obstinance, the F4 declare war and it's Tsukushi against all. In the middle of it all, she finds herself drawn strangely close to two of the F4; they might not be as bad as they seem. With her heart torn between two boys, will Tsukushi be able to find the love she desires?

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Hana Yori Dango - The Movie Movie 1997 TBD

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Boys Over Flowers 1992 TBD
Name Role
Yoshihiko UMAKOSHI Character Design
Shigeyasu YAMAUCHI Director
Michiru OSHIMA Music
Yoko KAMIO Original Manga Creator
Hiromi SEKI Producer

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Hana Yori Dango vivafruit 4.5/10 Apr 14, 2007
Boys Over Flowers vivafruit 4.5/10 Apr 14, 2007
Hana Yori Dango DistMan 8/10 Jan 26, 2005
Boys Over Flowers DistMan 8/10 Jan 26, 2005

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Boys Over Flowers Rancel 7.5/10 Apr 19, 2014
Hana Yori Dango Rancel 7.5/10 Apr 19, 2014
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Peach Girl

Peach Girl

Momo is loud, shallow, a player, a betrayer, and one to best stay away from -- or at least, that's the misconception people have when they see her makeup, bleached hair and suntanned skin. In reality, Momo just wants the same friends, hobbies and crushes any girl her age would like. However, when her only friend starts spreading rumours about her, her boyfriend starts to doubt her, and the most popular boy in school starts to take a more then friendly interest in her, she'll have much more to worry about than just her appearance!

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Oh my Peach girl is an exact copy of HYD, well not exact but almost ;p Got the same kind of plot with guys fighting over one girl. I would just say that Peach girl is a new format of HYD so if you like some more love triangles you better watch this one and it's a long one too ;)
The two female leads in their respective animes are highly similar in many ways. Both attract the attention of numerous and most popular males, as well as many jealous females. Comic relief is present in both animes throughout the series. Plots are centered around the love life of the female leads and finding their true love.

These are two fun and dramatic series, each one surrounding a girl with a loud and up-front personality with her mind set on one man, but her heart falling for another. If you liked watching one you would undoubtedly enjoy the other.


Both of the lead characters are strong girls who aren't afraid to fight! Both animes take place in a school setting. Peach Girl as well as Hana Yori Dango (Boys over Flowers) involve the characters working through love triangles and betrayal of friendships.


Girls get your claws out because that is exactly what they do to the two main heroines in the story.  Both Peach girl and Hana Yori Dango are filled with romance and heartbreak and misunderstandings galore!  With love just around the corner for both heroines it is quite a journey to actually make it to the finish line, that however is the most entertaining part.  Filled with romance the characters will catch your heart up with in seconds of watching.


A girl is is torn between two men, finding hard to decide about her true feelings. Schoolmates bully the main character alot in each. Over the top drama.


DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA! These two animes are just teaming with fake friends, wacky situations and an all-around feeling of relief that you're not living Momo or Makino's life. Both of these are really good shows and wonderful stories :)


Both of the lead characters are strong girls who aren't afraid to fight! Both animes take place in a school setting. Peach Girl as well as Hana Yori Dango (Boys over Flowers) involve the characters working through love triangles and betrayal of friendships. 

Marmalade Boy

Marmalade Boy

Miki is a normal high school student, living a normal life, but one day she is welcomed home with an announcement: her parents have decided to get divorced and switch partners with close friends of the family. The reason? Love. But to add to Miki's disbelief, she may get a new "brother," and he may just happen to be in love with her...

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Marmalade Boy and Hana Yori Dango share the same high school romance plot. Both animes introduce a really touching love story between the main characters. Many obstacles block the main characters' paths, but at the end true love conquers all. In Hana Yori Dango, the story stays focused on the main characters of the story and trouble seems to be caused by those main characters, but in Marmalade Boy, many new characters are introduced throughout the series as antagonists. Both animes are similar in length. Artistically, Hana Yori Dango is a bit softer in colour but both animes are pretty old.
Love triangles and a confused high school student... nothing else is missing, these two series really are twins, except that I liked the art better in Marmelade boy. They are both two old series and deals with a girl who can't choose who to like. But Hana Yori Dango was abit more serious than MB. But don't let that stop you if this is the genre you like.

Both of these shows feature a heroine that is not considered the prettiest flower in the garden, and neither one has any other qualities to recommend themselves except their straightforward attitudes. Yet somehow they both seem to attract the attention of two of the more handsome boys at school. Both shows feature dark plot twists. Although of the two Hana Yori Dango is the darker one with the heroine occasionally being treated in a brutal manner by those that oppose her. Coincidentally both shows seem to heavily feature little electronic toys that the heroines are constantly using when reflecting on their love life, by the end of each show I wanted to throw each heroine's respective gadget out the window though.


Both main characters, Makino and Miki are strong and cheerful girls who are not sure with their feelings at the beginning..and when they finally realize who they are in love with, they have to overcome many obstacles to be happy..many other characters are involved in both series, especially in Marmalade Boy which develops very slowly..but still, if you liked one, I think you would like the other.


Both have a great love story that is developed with characters you will fall in love with.

There is a struggle and triumph that isn't so forthcoming...it lasts until you've gone through sadness, anger, tears, laughter, frustration and more.

Both will engulf you into their stories and characters from episode to episode like a warm embrace.

My all time favorites Hana Yori Dango, Itazura na Kiss & Marmalade Boy. All three have the same air of longingness and fulfillment that is hard to find in fiction or in life.

Enjoy one and you'll want to see the others.

The characters are rich, entricate and complex. There some you'll love, some you'll hate, some you'll love to hate and others you'll hate to love but will..and still you'll be left wanting more...


Marmalade Boy and Hana Yori Dango have the exact same high school romance feelings to them.  The plot revolves around a female character that is just trying to make it through her high school years.  In both these series it is not so easy for our heroine.  There of course has to be a lot of romance, drama, and confused events taking place to effect how the main characters see each other.  Miki and Makino (Marmalade Boy and Hana Yori Dango respectively) demonstrate their strong willed natures and ability to make it through any situation even when they are not seen as the most popular or prettiest girl among the school.


The main theme of these anime is not quite a simple love-story. Both series have dramatic and humorous parts always make you feel the situation and leave in hopes that everything's gonna be alright. Here is also the school theme.

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...

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If you liked Hana Yori Dango, you'd also like Ouran High School Host Club, because they're both about a female character entering an elite private school that is full of rich kids. There are harems and reverse harems in both.


Both animes are based on reverse harems. Even more than that, each series is based on a teenage girl who is poor, yet somehow ends up attending a high school for the super rich and elite. As such, they both face a lot of obstacles, and their strong spirits and wills to continue ultimately lead to their success. Both series provides us with laughs and of course a little bit of romance. Hana Yori Dango has a little bit more romance, and at times can be sad, which is a little different from the always hilarious and comedic Ouran. I'd say that if you liked one, you'll the love the other as well! ^^


both series show us the difficult life of the rich people, and how their lifes affect their love lifes, not being able to decide by themselves. While Ouran is more funny and less dramatic than HYD they treat the same problems and have the same twists between the realationship of the main characters. They show greatly the differences between two different kind of lifes, the rich and the poor, differences like the food, the houses, marriages, etc. And all of this in a high school atmosphere. You'll surely like on if you liked the other.


Both heroines in each anime are very identifiable in their desire to lead a normal high school life. However, that wish is changed when they, unfortunately at first, encounter the schools groups of rich boys. Although their personalities and values are total opposites of eachother, the changes brought about through their interactions provide an interestingly comedic story. As romance develops as well, girls would find themselves desiring to be one of the brave heroines!


Both animes have the same type of main female character who has financial issues but for some reason or the other is in a school with very rich students. It's pretty much a reverse harem. Even though Hana Yori Dango is a much older anime they both have wholesome and heartfelt characters. Be prepared to have a marathon because once you start watching you can't stop xD 


Welcome to the whealty school my dear countrypumpkin. Here you can see people who are coming from very very rich families and some of them don't like you because they know that you are from the poor family but what you care about the richeness: studying is the only thing which you know and maybe enjoying your highschooldays keeping low profile but be prepared....you maybe are strong-willed and handy in the tight situations but one thing there is which you cannot avoid: In this school theres group of the boys which steals every girls heart - maybe yours too or you them...


Both stories revolve around a female main character who finds herself surrounded by rich, mostly male, kids, plus a rather clueless, vain male main character.

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Kare Kano

Kare Kano

Yukino had it all. Brilliant, athletic, popular and pretty, she was the perfect school girl with many friends and admirers. But then one fateful day she met her match: a handsome young man named Arima. Now, not only is he beating her at her own game, she's becoming more and more dismayed to learn that she's developing her first real feelings of romance. Can Yukino maintain her model student appearance, or will love ruin all her plans?

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Both anime are high school dramas, though while Kare Kano goes really deep, Hana Yori Dango isn't that deep, but contains more "action". Sometimes Kare Kano shows art directly from the manga in the anime. This is done (though less often) in Hana Yori Dango as well. The characters in Kare Kano are alot different from the ones in Hana Yori Dango. In Kare Kano, it are perfect students, while in Hana Yori Dango, it are average students. Both enjoyable for everyon who likes high school romances.
Both are the only 2 romantic animes that I can see actually happening, very real situations when most romantic animes feel so fake. Also both are hilarious.

Kare Kano and Hana Yori Dango are both high school romances with a twist. Neither is new but I have not seen any other anime that have used any of the ideas behind these two. And no, it is not the same twist.

If you are looking for a unique high school series (not an easy thing to find), after having watched one of these, try the other.


Both Hana Yori Dango and Kare Kano are funny at times but also know when to be serious, so they aren't harem anime or anything. Also they are both set in a school environment with lots of angst and romance too!

Bokura ga Ita

Bokura ga Ita

Yano Motoharu is the most popular guy in class, the school’s basketball ace, and highly charismatic to boot! No wonder Nanami Takahashi can’t resist falling in love with him. When Yano returns Nana’s feelings, things seem too good to be true and the two begin a relationship; but Yano has a contradictory personality which confuses Nana most of the time. On top of that, tragic events in Yano’s past won’t stop haunting their relationship. Unable to halt their passionate feelings, are Yano and Nana heading for disaster or can they save each other from irreparable hurt?

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If you like Hana Yori Dango and want somthing similar than watch Bokura Ga Ita you wont be dissappointed. I reocmmend you to watch it as it teaches you a lot about love and friendship.

About Bokura ga it:

Takeuchi cherishes Yano's friendship, but at the same time, he may lose it for someone dear to him. Takahashi must search deep inside herself and find her true feelings for Yano while be able to trust and accept Yano's feelings for her as well, deciding if Yano is indeed the one for her or if someone else can provide better solace.


The main theme of these anime is not quite a simple love-story. Both series have dramatic and humorous parts always make you feel the situation and leave in hopes that everything's gonna be alright. But i think Bokura Ga Ita is much more sad and may be realistic.


You will find out just how hard relationships in a high school setting can be in both Hana Yori Dango and Bokura ga Ita.  The main characters in each are quite similar, the heroines are sweet and meek-ish types while the male leads are far more mature seeming than their years but with an distant personality and arrogant attitudes.  The couples have to strive to suvive!