Hah! Rmb when that was all the rage? I never got to see Meteor Garden but definately heard of the F4 guys (who hasn't?!?).
I've only seen 2 episodes of Hana Yori Dango (at Matt's bbq) and got totally hooked. I've read all the episode guide to the anime series here. Yes, sad me. Ahh... such dedicated fans!
Let me do a little intro:
First you have the main character Makino Tsukushi.
She is very normal and down to earth compared to her other school mates at Eitoku Gakuen which is a very very very posh school for the rich kids of Japanese society. However Tsukushi comes from a poor family who must save up money to pay for her tuition as she got in on a scholarship.
At that school there is a group of the 4 guys. You guessed it! F4!!
Yes I agree they look gay. The guy in the middle is the leader, Doumyouji Tsukasa whose family owns the Doumyouji Financial Group or something. The guy behind him with the white suit is Hanazawa Rui. He is very cute. The other two are Mimasaka Akira and Nishikado Soujirou which are the playboys of the group. Don't know which is which.
Number one rule at the school is to never piss the F4 group off especially Doumyouji. Then you get a red notice which makes the whole school turn against you. The target is supposed to find it so unbearable that they end up leaving the school.
According to the episode guide, the whole story is based on Tsukushi "war" with the F4, mainly with Doumyouji. Then it turns into a love triangle to a square to a pentagon maybe even in a hexagon. They have a funny way of expressing their love let me tell you that.
In the end Doumyouji ends up with Tsukushi and Rui with this other girl.
I've only watched 2 episodes so I couldn't tell that that was going to happen. However it's so riveting that I bought both seasons from eBay. Hehe.
Just an extra picture of Rui:
I think that's the girl that Rui gets with. She's quite pretty.
Can't wait to get them!
Pictures came from this site.