Hana Kimi Special

Hana Kimi Special (2008)

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The special took place half a year after the series' end. With Osaka Gakuen getting ready for an upcoming Valentine's Day event, Sano and Nakatsu reflect on the final week of their last summer vacation, which falls into the timeline of the original series between episodes 7 and 8. The special also includes a graduation scene and addresses the relationship between Mizuki and Sano.

  • Native title:

    花ざかりの君たちへ
  • Also Known as:

    Ikemen Paradise Special; For You In Full Blossom Special; Hanazakari no Kimitachi e Special

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Rourou
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Apr 9, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
I was kind of surprised with the special, if you're Hana Kimi's fan you'd feel a little disappointed. I believe we all agree that they should've made the special about the school's trip to California in order to visit Mizuki but that wasn't the case.
Anyway, the special was fair enough we get to see more of great moments specially hilarious ones. I totally love Nakatsu he's the best ever! It's true read more that Hana Kimi's cast was outstanding but every time I think about this drama, Nakatsu jumps into my mind with his weird yet funny and cool thoughts.
Maybe some people didn't like the special or thought of it as unfair but believe me the fact of seeing Hana Kimi's cast and events all over again is worth wasting your time on it.
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Chimai
6 people found this review helpful
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Nov 20, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
While I'm sure any Hana Kimi fan will enjoy this, it did fall behind my (and many others') expectations.

The end of the drama led us to believe that the special would take place in California. Sadly, that didn't happen. Budget problems? I don't know the reason. But it didn't happen.

That aside, the story was a bit disjointed and uninteresting. They just tried to fit too much in and it made read more it kind of a mess. I feel like they just tried to fit in everything that they didn't put in the drama but was in the manga/Taiwanese version. I don't think that was a good idea. It would have been much better to have a real, original story. Nevertheless, it was entertaining.

As I already said in my review for the drama, the cast was outstanding. This time I have to shout out to Shirota Yu. The scene in the cafeteria with Sano was just hilarious. Bages Minami also did a god job playing Julia.

The music was good, basically the same as the drama.

In the end, it was a bit of a disappointment. There were definitely things they could have done better plot-wise, but it still kept the spirit and tone of the drama.
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    Tama Aug 30, 2016

    this drama special is actually really nice, especially because Sano finally shows some emotion, the comedy is still good and nakatsu will forever be my fav hana kimi character

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    --jjt Mar 3, 2015

    why couldn't they make a special from the ending of the actual drama series?

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    Moyosakini Jan 6, 2015 - edited
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    GuillaumeCoigniez Dec 25, 2014

    Guess I am the only one but I loved the special more than the serie.

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    rainruma Aug 15, 2014 - edited

    A complete waste of time .....unnecessary....did not add anything to the story .....
    .....and... it wasn't funny....IMO , one of the worst specials.....

    The original drama was funny and told a good story w/ lots of ridiculous silly yet good humor provided by the huge all-star cast..... ..... this added nothing , wasn't funny ,
    .... and the worst part is .... that it did not quench my thirst from the end of the drama in ep.12.
    ---- I really wanted to see Sano and Mizuki after they got together and also more of Nakatsu .... Very disappointed !

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      Malu 30 days ago

      Same thought! I rated it 7 because I could see more of nakatsu (I love him) but it really felt like an episode full of fillers. It wasn't credible that of Sano felling in love and the blonde friend was annoying to me. Also, didn't you find it frustrating that after reaching the end of the series they made you go back 7 episodes for this?

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    em45 Sep 26, 2013

    best part: "Oh! My! Julia" hahaha

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    reika Jun 30, 2013

    For me, it's a great special (though I definitely wouldn't mind if they do the California trip instead). It's been like weeks since I watched the drama, and it's very refreshing to see the casts again in this special. It's a 9 for me. :)

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    SicaTuyet Apr 27, 2013

    It was great. They added in the Julia and Nakatsu Soccer problem arc, which was beautiful. If only they added it in the original. The ending was really nice too :) I still wished it was the Cali trip, but bleh. They did mention the trip in the special though ^^

    Nice to watch if you don't have time to rewatch the whole drama but want to satisfy your feels

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    aizcold Nov 22, 2012

    i watched it again because of ikuta toma.. haha.. its really funny...

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    Jazteen14 Oct 30, 2012

    This wasn't needed. Wasn't really funny. They tried to show when Sano fell in love but it seemed.... fake.
    Oh, and was Julia supposed to be a foreigner with naturally blonde hair?

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    Grapejuice Sep 4, 2012

    Pretty good, but wouldnt watch it again.

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    clstmk Jul 13, 2012
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    MSS-88 May 26, 2012

    can't find it anywhere T_T ..

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    yankumicho Apr 28, 2012

    I liked the special, but it should have been about the trip to Cali. I wanted those scenes so much; I really wanted to have this trip when it occurs in the story arcs--and the whole Gilbert thing.

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    Rourou Apr 5, 2012

    A little disappointed in the special they could've made it better

Details

  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    1
  • Aired:

    Oct 12, 2008
  • Aired On:

    Sunday
  • Network:

    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 15 min.

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  • Score:

    7.8 (scored by 4,977 users)
  • Ranked:

    #923
  • Popularity:

    #2899

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