Hana Yori Dango Episode Guide

I did my best at listing the episode titles and translations for them. Some were translated by me, some were not, so forgive me if the translations change a bit over time as people point out to me what ones I have listed wrong (surely they aren't all correct =) There will also be episode summaries here as soon as I get the chance to write them up! But beware, the summaries are my views of what is going on. Sometimes I am working from translations, other times I am relying on my own lame Japanese skills, so some summaries may not be perfectly accurate. I am doing my best and will be sure to correct anything I find to be inaccurate. Also, these summaries contain HUGE SPOILERS so read at your own risk :)

Oh, and a little note about my summaries. I call most of the characters by the same names consistently- Rui, Tsukushi, Doumyouji, Akira, Kazuya. However I have a tendency to call Nishikado Soujirou sometimes by his first name and sometimes by his last. I don't know why I do this =) Also, the three snotty girls: Asai, Yamano, and Ayuhara are all so similar in character, that I tend to refer to them as a unit. Sometimes I may say Asai is doing something when it is really Yamano or Ayuhara. I tend to blur them all together in my head :)

(7-12-2000) ALSO: I think I should mention that I wrote all of these summareis back in 1997 while the show was airing in Japan. There were no subtitled versions of ANY of the episodes, so I was just going by my Japanese skills at the time. Since then, at least the first 28 episodes have been subbed into English (yay!) and my Japanese skills have gotten a little bit better, so I can see that there are a lot of sections I don't explain properly, or have been resolved in detail in the fansubs. I'll eventually try and go back and revise my summaries with my knew knowledge about what is going on, but for now please try to enjoy what I managed to write at the time ^_^ I did my best! Thanks :)

*YES, I realize that I do not have summary for episode 25 up yet! I'll get to it!*
Hanazawa Rui

Episode # Airdate m/d/y Title (Jpn) Title (Eng) Summary
1 9-8-96 Zenzen Fukoku! Declaration of War! Summary
2 9-15-96 Nou Burando no onna! No-Brand Woman! Summary
3 9-22-96 Kizutsuitari shinai! I Won't Get Hurt! Summary
4 9-29-96 Binbo na futari! The Commoner Duo Summary
5 10-6-96 Kare to atashi to aitsu Him, Me, and That Guy Summary
6 10-13-96 Hitoyo no Shinderura One-night Cinderella Summary
7 10-20-96 Ai no Atami Naito Night of Love in Atami Summary
8 10-27-96 Shingaki no Akumu Nightmare of the New Semester Summary
9 11-10-96 Doumyouji Tsukasa Kireru! Doumyouji Tsukasa Snaps! Summary
10 11-17-96 Subete o suteru jyosei! The woman who threw it all away! Summary
11 11-24-96 Ai wa Oosora no Kanata e Love Flies High Over the Clouds Summary
12 12-1-96 Deeto! Yuki no omote sandou Date?! Snow on Mainstreet Summary
13 12-8-96 Hayasugiru koi no notenkai Love's swift development Summary
14 12-15-96 Sakurako no kakusareta himitsu Sakurako's Hidden Secret Summary
15 12-22-96 Totto to kiena! Get Lost! Summary
16 12-29-96 Atashi o shinjite! Believe in Me! Summary
17 1-5-97 Yatto Tsukamaeta Caught at Last Summary
18 1-12-97 Ore to Tsukiaranai? Can I Hang Around You? Summary
19 1-19-97 Sazameku mune no kotori The fluttering bird in my heart. Summary
20 1-26-97 Uragiri no Atsui Yoru Warm Night of Betrayal Summary
21 2-2-97 Kisu no Tsumi to Batsu The Crime and Punishment of the Kiss Summary
22 2-9-97 Tomadoi no hatsu deeto First Date at the Seaside Summary
23 2-16-97 Doumyouji Tsubaki rawaru Doumyouji Tsubaki comes home! Summary
24 2-23-97 Ai no rashi! Gakuen tsuihou? Love's Tempest! Banished from School? Summary
25 3-2-97 Futari Sorezore no Ai The Couple's Different Kinds of Love Summary
26 3-9-97 Numurenai Futari no Yoru! The Couple's Sleepless Night! Summary
27 3-16-97 Doumyouji, N.Y. e! Doumyouji Goes to New York! Summary
28 3-23-97 Tsukushi, Kanada e! Tsukushi Goes to Canada! Summary
29 3-30-97 Aitsu no Nekumori His Warmth Summary
30 4-6-97 Tomodachi Iranai? Wanna be Friends? Summary
31 4-13-97 Shyoukeki! Nidome no Akafuda Shock! The Red Cards Times 2! Summary
32 4-20-97 Doumyouji... konai? Doumyouji... don't come? Summary
33 4-27-97 Itsuka Waraeru Hi Someday We'll Laugh at This Day Summary
34 5-4-97 Ore no daiji na onna desu! This girl is important to me! Summary
35 5-11-97 Koi no Touhikou?! Love's Escape?! Summary
36 5-18-97 Tsukasa no Haha no Hisokana Takurami Tsukasa's Mother's Secret Plan Summary
37 5-25-97 Shikumareta taiketsu! Planned Confrontation! Summary
38 6-1-97 Choukyoushite Ageru! I Will Train You! Summary
39 6-8-97 Ma no Trainguru Devil's Triangle Summary
40 6-15-97 Koi no Hikigiwa- Bunkiten The Brink of Love's Withdrawl- Parting of Ways Summary
41 6-20-97 Atarashi Hibi no Hajimari The Beginning of New Days Summary
42 6-29-97 Battari! Dabaru (W) deeto (Battle?) Double Date Summary
43 7-6-97 Kokoro no Kizu wa Fukakute Omoi The Heart's Wounds Intensify Feelings Summary
44 7-13-97 Omaejya dameda! It can't be you! Summary
45 7-20-97 Sunao ni Nareba? Be Honest, Won't You? Summary
46 7-27-97 Hariken Sekkinchyou! Within the Approaching Hurricane! (?) Summary
47 8-03-97 Tenkousei- Shigeru no Hamon! Exchange Student- Shigeru's Ripple! (?) Summary
48 8-10-97 Ryuugaku suru shikanai?! Study Abroad (?)?! Summary
49 8-17-97 Futari no Atarashii Kankei The Couple's New Connection Summary
50 8-24-97 Mou Oshimai Ni Shou We Shouldn't See Each Other Anymore Summary
51 8-31-97 Nebaaendingu Neverending

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