I liked it but if I compare it to Hana Yori Dango the story is nowhere near as good. I know I should judge it on it's own merits but I can't. I didn't have the same kind of feelings for the Oto as I did for Makino. She starts out rich and spoiled but due to change in fortune she is now poor but still betrothed to her childhood friend Tenma. There isn't anything in the character or her story that really makes me want to root for her. The rival school storyline isn't very interesting. And most or worst of all Haruto is even dumber than Domiyoji. I was mostly happy to see Hanazawa Rui (Oguri Shun) make an appearance. I hated that there were scenes with Domiyoji but they only showed him from the back and used audio that I assume is from the original. If they couldn't get Matsujun in the drama I feel like it would have been better without the from behind shots of the Matsujun stand-in.
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