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HYD Versions


This post is about my analysis about the versions of the famous manga, “Hana Yori Dango”: Meteor Garden (Taiwan), Hana Yori Dango Jdorama (Japan), Boys Over Flowers (Korea), and Meteor Rain (The New Meteor Garden Version of Mainland, China).

The Versions

1. Meteor Garden (Taiwan)
2. Hana Yori Dango Jdorama (Japan)
3. Boys Before Flowers (Korea) – airing
4. New Meteor Garden (China) – undecided
5. Hanayoridango Philippines – not confirmed

1. Meteor Garden (Taiwan)

Meteor Garden was a big hit in Asia. It started the career of four unknown actors turned into a famous boyband called F4; composed of Jerry (Yan Cheng Xu), Vic (Zhou You Min), Ken (Zhu Xiao Tian) and Vanness (Wu Jian Hao), whom are now called JVKV.

Meteor Garden is the first live series version of the famous manga Hana Yori Dango.

The first season was really phenomenal especially in the Philippines (abs-cbn) because it was the first time Filipino people watched a love story where a rich and famous handsom…