If there is one story that has stood the test of time and crossed international borders to reach the hearts of millions, it’s the story of the “Flower 4” or “F4.” The original shōjo manga, Hana Yori Dango (花より男子), was published in Japan from 1992 to 2003 and was adapted into an anime series and two anime films. The story follows a working-class girl who attends an elite private school for children of the wealthy that is terrorized by a group of snobbish, good-looking boys known as the “Flower 4” or “F4.” Since the anime’s popularity in Japan, it also has been made into very popular television dramas in Taiwan, Japan, Korea and China.
Take a look at the photos below: Which actor looks the most like his or her manga character?
|Cast members for the F4 from around the world|
The brooding, possessive, wavy-haired leader of F4 (known as Domyouji Tsukasa or Gu Jun Pyo) is the bad boy who drives fans wild, despite his spoiled and arrogant behavior. Korean actor Lee Min Ho and Japanese actor Matsumoto Jun were extremely well-suited for this role; both their reputations skyrocketed after playing the character.
Watch the first episode of the Korean Drama “Boys Over Flowers” to see the world-famous F4 entrance scene:
There has been much debate over the years about which version of the F4 is the hottest and has the most chemistry as a group. Vote now to let us know which is your favorite!