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Hanazakari no Kimitachi e: Ikemen Paradise 06 – ‘The Beginning of Stormy Love’   Leave a comment

An overview of the Episode:

Everyone is back on campus, enjoying the last of the holidays. Nakatsu is ready to move back to his room, when Mizuki asks him to stay… just a little longer. Nakatsu obviously says sure and starts to read more into it than there really is, but the true reason is that Mizuki needs a buffer. She can’t face Sano since seeing him fail to even jump the qualifying height and feels that she is to blame for Sano’s failure. Sano on the other hand is actually very determined. He doesn’t seem put off by his continual failed jumping attempts and his old jumping rival showing up… saying snide remarks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hanazakari no Kimitachi e: Ikemen Paradise 05 – ‘Hopeless Coast Story’   Leave a comment

An overview of the Episode:

So the episode opens with what appears to be Mizuki’s kidnap… don’t worry it was just a prank by her fellow dorm buddies. they are off to the beach and they (more like Nakatsu) wanted her to join. the place they are ‘staying’at is run my Namba’s mother Io. It’s not for free so the students take it in turn to work in the hotel. In this episode there are three different story lines. Nanba’s love triangle between his old girlfriend and Nakao, Sano is with Sekime at the summer camp for the track athletes and the mini beach competition. Read the rest of this entry »

Hanazakari no Kimitachi e: Ikemen Paradise 04 – ‘Dangerous Three-Person Room ‘   Leave a comment

An overview of the Episode:

The episodes starts with the strangely misidentified newspaper title saying that there is a closure in Osaka high. further inspection and explanation reveals there is a problem with Dorm 1’s water pipes and while they are being repaired the dorm will be split among the remaining dorms. Everyone will bunk now with 3 per room instead of 3… just until the summer. The dorm is split up randomly with the use of a lucky dip type of sorting arrangement. Poor Nambasan is forced to bunk with fellow dorm head tenoji while Nakatsu sees this as his opportunity to get closer to Mizuki… under the guise of confirming that he isn’t gay. Read the rest of this entry »

Hanazakari no Kimitachi e: Ikemen Paradise 01 – ‘Getting into the Forbidden Boys’ Dormitory’   Leave a comment

An overview of the Episode:

Mizuki turns up to her new school to find girls screaming at the gates. They are female fans waiting for the good looking boys of Osaka High to go to class. We are also introduced to the fact that there are many sister schools, including the neighbouring St.Blossoms girl school that look out for their brother school. In the class the guys are talking about girls when the big news is announced ‘We have a transfer student from America’. The guys get very excited about the prospect until Mizuki walks through the door. Read the rest of this entry »

Hanazakari no Kimitachi e: Ikemen Paradise series summary   Leave a comment

An overview of the Series:

A Japanese drama adaptation of a is a shōjo manga series written by Hisaya Nakajo and was aired on Fuji TV. The show follows the protagonist Ashiya Mizuki, a Japanese girl living in California, USA with her parents. one day she sees the young athlete Sano Izumi compete in high jumping on television and begins to idolize him. When an incident involving defending Mizuki from some gangsters gets Sano injured (while on a training trip in America) and results in him stopping high jumping, wrecked with guilt Mizuki travels to go to Japan to help Sano find his love for high jumping. However, Sano goes to an all-boys school that is famous for its handsome students, so Mizuki disguises herself as a boy by cutting her hair and enrols in Ohsaka High in order to meet with him again. Read the rest of this entry »

Hanazakari no Kimitachi e: Ikemen Paradise 02 – ‘Wrong Kiss’   Leave a comment

An overview of the Episode:

The episode starts off with Mizuki getting confronted by the school doctor, who doesn’t seem happy about there being a girl in the school. She gets saved by Yuujiro the dog who runs then obediently to Sano’s side. Mizuki follows it to run into him. She tries to thank him for his help and for carrying her to the doctor’s. She doesn’t get the reaction she expects so she sort of shouts at him and says a few truths about his behavior, only to immediately regret it. the dorm head Tennōji has heard about the cheating going on and being the honourable man he is makes an official apology to dorm 2 and says he will remove himself as the winner of the marathon. The director bursts in at that moment screaming ‘Marvelous’ that the dorms are so responsible and the next event will be… ‘The Mr. Osaka Contest’. Sekime starts to explain that it’s a sort of pageant where 10 members of St.Blossoms and 10 members of the Osaka hotties compete for the title of king and queen. Read the rest of this entry »

Hanazakari no Kimitachi e: Ikemen Paradise 03 – ‘Bizarre Big Brother’   Leave a comment

An overview of the Episode:

In this episode Mizuki’s brother (Shizuki) comes to Osaka Hiah to bring her back to America. He doesn’t agree with her actions of disguising herself and enrolling in an all boy’s school. During his visit we learn why Mizuki has gone through all the trouble of getting into this school and getting close to Sano. She blames herself for the attack that injured Sano enough for him to stop jumping. During the episode she pleads with Shizuki to let her stay till she makes it up to Sano and motivates him enough to start jumping again. Shizuki talks to the school doctor and Sano and in the end concedes to Mizuki and ends up leaving Japan without Mizuki. Read the rest of this entry »