-- The HYD Live Action Movie -----------------------

Movie Cover Interestingly enough, Hana Yori Dango was also released as a live action movie back in 1995. Unlike the more recent Meteor Garden series, this live action movie is not Taiwanese-based but rather a Japanese movie. The series features a relatively popular actress, Uchida Yuki, as Makino Tsukushi. I personally have not watched the movie, as it seems hard to come by these days. However, from what I've heard, the plot seems to follow the anime close enough with similar events and some violence. ^^; As can be expected when a series gets turned into another "format"- there are obviously some changes. Certain characters are not present or the roles changed around a bit. Similarly, some events didn't happen or if they did, they were presented in a different way and order.

Some actors and actresses that can be found in the HYD live action movie cast are: Shosuke Tanihara (Doumyouji Tsukasa), Naohito Fujiki (Hanazawa Rui), Marie Eguro (Toudou Shizuka), Norika Fujiwara (one of the bullies akin to Asai), and of course Uchida Yuki (Makino Tsukushi) who also sang the opening song of the movie, "Baby's Growing Up".

A much more in depth information on the live action movie plus some pictures can be found at Emily's wonderful HYD site. Pay her a visit- she's one of the lucky few who got to watch the movie. :D

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