My first Japanese drama was the 2007 drama Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, also known as Hana Kimi! I first watched this drama because I fell in love with its Taiwanese counter-part. Curious to see how the Japanese version would be different, I chose to give this drama a shot and really enjoyed it!
The drama centers around Ashiya Mizuki, a girl who decides to dress up as a boy and attend an all boys boarding school in the hopes of helping Sano Izumi (a world class high jumper) back into the sport after he suddenly quit. Funny and cheerful, the drama is sure to make you smile. Pictured above is Nakatsu, Mizuki’s first friend at the school, Mizuki, and Sano.