HYD vs. BBF >>> F4 vs. F4

hana yori dango F4 vs. boys before flowers F4

hana yori dango F4 vs. boys before flowers F4

 

Yayyy! So this is my very first post in my HYD vs BBF series and i’m so excited. So in this first installment, i’ll be comparing the Hana Yori Dango F4 vs. the Boys Before Flowers F4.  Later on, I’ll be comparing each individual member of F4, but for now, I’m comparing their overall chemistry with each other and so on.

Hmm…so I’ll start at the very beginning in episode 1 of each drama. In both HYD and BBF, the F4 make a grand entrance into the drama with everyone cheering for them and everything like that. On a personal note, i watched BBF before i watched HYD and in order to decide if i wanted to watch HYD, i watched this grand entrance to see what the F4 boys in the Japanese version looked like. And when i first saw it, i was seriously like “EWWW!” cuz no offense, but that entrance made them look REALLY unattractive. Where as in BBF, they have this intense music going on in the background and all the girls are like “OMG! F4!!!!” and they just look cooler and better looking when they enter together.

And then there are those red cards….

hana yori dango red card vs. boys before flowers red card

hana yori dango red card vs. boys before flowers red card

Um…which one would you be more scared to get? one that uses font Bradley Light TC or one that has an intense skull on it (plus some gold lettering…). And the HYD one is so plain…if i got one of those in my locker, i just would have been like…”oh. okay.” lol.

Something else that i really liked in BBF was how, on multiple occassions, they flashbacked to childhood moments amongst the F4.

boys before flowers F4 as kids

boys before flowers F4 as kids

they’re so cute :] especially the one that plays goo jun pyo. But yeah, when they showed F4 as kids, i think it gave the viewers a sense of just how long these guys have been friends. Not to mention that the actors in BBF really made it seem like they’d been friends for a long time….i think it was because they were so comfortable around each other. In HYD i didn’t get that feeling so much, cuz the only flashback they really had was when Domyouji told Rui that shaved apples were gonna make him go bald -.-”

On another note, in HYD i didn’t see a lot of interaction between Rui/Soujiro, Rui/Akira, and Domyouji/Akira. It was mainly Domyouji/Rui and Soujiro/Akira with the occassional Domyouji/Soujiro (but that was really only when they were beating each other up…lol.)

So…in the end…

boys before flowers F4 wins!!!

boys before flowers F4 wins!!!

The Boys Before Flowers F4 wins!!!!!! This means the current point standing in the HYD vs. BBF battle is 0 to 1.

Thanks for reading guys, please leave your comments and thoughts on which F4 you thought whould have won; i’d love to hear your opinions! The next installment will be HYD vs. BBF >>> Fashion. Stay tuned and subscribe if you want! thanks again.

peace, hydandbbfanalyst ❤

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~ by jcstoy on July 29, 2009.

25 Responses to “HYD vs. BBF >>> F4 vs. F4”

  1. i dunno..the F4 Korean are definitely cuter but the F4Japanese sort of grows on you….and i like tht they are always fighting because that to me is what boys do! hahaha…but the F4 Japs win for being more “real”…But the F4 Korean are the stylish ones!

  2. I agree that the Japan F4 win and are the more real one ! There are small details which confirm that :
    “The bond between Korean F4 also can’t convince me:
    – When F4 appear, JunPyo leads the way & there’s a significant distance between him & F3, it doesn’t feel like they’re friends – childhood friends, of all thing – it feels like they’re a gang, JunPyo is the boss while the other 3 are followers.
    – When JunPyo & JiHoo fight, the other 2 just stand motionlessly & watch helplessly. Again, I have to ask: Aren’t they friends? Why not doing anything to stop the fight? And when JiHoo falls down but JunPyo keep on hitting him like JiHoo is his worst enemy, there’s nothing able to prevent my belief of them being F4 totally cracked. Not to forget, a true man DOES NOT hit a person who already fell. “

  3. hey there sorry. why do you spend all trying to conflict with this blog’s views? If you are so opinionated and confident about your views, why don’t you just make your own blog? This ISN’T your blog. Stop wasting your life trying to change sometime that’s not going to happen.

    Oh and btw you sound seriously work on your english grammar. Before you try to impose a legitimate argument, people have to understand what the hell you’re trying to say and I really doubt they can understand if you missing a S at the end of a word or forgetting to change your verb tense.

    Oh, and OBVIOUSLY you’re more biased towards Hana Yori Dango…well in case, of course, you’re too dim to notice that.

  4. Ok on this point I maybe biased toward HYD, but at least I support my idea with arguments.
    I repeat “The bond between Korean F4 also can’t convince me:
    – When F4 appear, JunPyo leads the way & there’s a significant distance between him & F3, it doesn’t feel like they’re friends – childhood friends, of all thing – it feels like they’re a gang, JunPyo is the boss while the other 3 are followers.
    – When JunPyo & JiHoo fight, the other 2 just stand motionlessly & watch helplessly. Again, I have to ask: Aren’t they friends? Why not doing anything to stop the fight? And when JiHoo falls down but JunPyo keep on hitting him like JiHoo is his worst enemy, there’s nothing able to prevent my belief of them being F4 totally cracked. Not to forget, a true man DOES NOT hit a person who already fell. “ (If you don’t believe me rewatch BOF)
    In all what you said can you tell me if I am wrong ? They made JunPyo and JiHoo enemies but Domyoji and Rui although they competed, they were firtly friends (even the author of this site can’t tell me the contrary).

  5. i agree that korean f4 definitely is the winner, even though i thought mats n shun portrayal of their character r excellent, if u r 2 talk bout the bonds between all 4 of them, the korean version did a better job of showing the bonds…

  6. i also agree that the f4 korean version is the winner, first coz they are the most goodlooking f4s which means that they look the part of supposedly rich, spoiled, playboy kids, plus the actors did justice to the roles coz as basically unknown actors, they REALLY COULD ACT. as for the fighting, they are supposed to be high school kids. the jap f4 is also ok and the f4 leader is handsome but he does not look like a rich heir plus his height does not make him fit the role of a leader.

  7. @ Nikki if u r 2 talk bout the bonds between all 4 of them, the korean version did a better job of showing the bonds…

    Ah ?? How. Explain…

  8. So Mamae You base your vote only on the look department…
    @ hte author “On another note, in HYD i didn’t see a lot of interaction between Rui/Soujiro, Rui/Akira, and Domyouji/Akira. It was mainly Domyouji/Rui and Soujiro/Akira with the occassional Domyouji/Soujiro (but that was really only when they were beating each other up…lol.)”
    AH SO !! Please can you tell me when Ji Woo left to Paris why Jun Pyo is mad because is childhood friend came back? I know he loves Jan di and Jan di loves Ji hoo but in HYD Domyoji showed sadness when Rui left and happyness when he came back ??? Can you give me one good Yi Jung (who was always stuck with Ga Eul) and Won Bin scene ? I remember, at first, People complained F4 korean didn’t have a lot of chemistry so the makers decided to show some “real” friendship between the F4 really by the second part of the drama.

    I read your review but I saw NOTHING which supports the idea of a somewhat “bond” between F4 korean… but you based your vote mostly on the look like Mamae (what I am not too agree too because Japan didn’t look or act poor at all [dare say the contrary] while F4 Korean didn’t act F4 : Ji Hoo who washes his car, Jun Pyo who eats openedmouth like a beggar, F4 Korean who ride a horse hum…, Won Bin who is homeless and always in Jun Pyo house, you don’t know his family, Yi Jung supposed playboy who likes Soju more than women). Yet you stated F4 japan had bond even though you said Domyoji-Rui and Akira-Soujiro( what is normal since even in the manga the relationships are described like that because the two latter have the same hobby : hitting on girls)…
    Here again BOF don’t deserve to win.

    So on The fiancee, F4 and female lead’s family comparisons the arguments and results don’t macth.

  9. And I state you see ZERO interraction between Jihoo-Yi jung (always stuck with Ga Eul) and Won Bin (and How since the man didn’t exist in BOF like zero). BOF showed the only link between Ji Hoo and Jun Pyo was only Jandi but nothing else especially friendship.

  10. since it is a comparison between korean f4 and the jap f4, i choose the korean ones coz they look the part, the bond between them is also better since it is shown that they help each other, fight each other, play sports together, joke around unlike in the jap version werein their scenes together are few or if ever there is, they are beating each other up, the jap f4 together scenes are few or one member is missing. as for the looks department, well, you would be blind not to notice that the korean f4 really are a goodlooking bunch and face it, as beginners in acting, they have potential as actors.

  11. Lol tell me how many times did you see Won Bin in the drama ? you say they have a better bond than Japanese F4 and they help each other. Alright but you didn’t reply to my questions ” Please can you tell me when Ji Hoo left to Paris why Jun Pyo is mad because his childhood friend came back and didn’t care too much when he went ? I know he loves Jan di and Jan di loves Ji hoo but in HYD Domyoji showed sadness when Rui left and happyness when he came back … Can you give me one good Yi Jung (and I state who was ALWAYS stuck with Ga Eul) and Won Bin scene (and please don’t tell me the akward deck scene) ?” Lol you talk about look but all you say “korean f4 really are a goodlooking bunch and face it” but you did not contradict what I said : Ji Hoo who washes his car, Jun Pyo who eats openedmouth like a beggar, F4 Korean who ride a horse like comedians, Won Bin (Akward deck scene) who is homeless and always in Jun Pyo house, you don’t know his family, Emo YiJung supposed playboy who likes Soju more than women and who hits on them like 5-years-old-boy).
    At last ” as beginners in acting, they have potential as actors” So you don’t disagree too much on their bad acting ?

  12. “And I state you see ZERO interraction between Jihoo-Yi jung (always stuck with Ga Eul) and Won Bin (and How since the man didn’t exist in BOF like zero). BOF showed the only link between Ji Hoo and Jun Pyo was only Jandi but nothing else especially friendship. But they made them ennemies”

    Prove me that’s wrong.

  13. the scenes in bof when they were kids is enough to show how the f4 bond, as for the washing of the car, the way jun pyo eats, yi jung with ga eul and homeless woobin, well, tsukasa’s character is soo violent, the only bonding between him and rui is the sadness he showed when he left for paris, the i know it is a comic series and if fiction but the way the way the jap version portray the f4 leader is really really really unbelievable, cmon they are supposed to be naughty, arrogant, conceited high school kids not violent criminal character on CSI!

  14. “tsukasa’s character is soo violent, the only bonding between him and rui is the sadness he showed when he left for paris” LMAO so that means you didn’t watch HYD at all… Alright for Rui and Domyoji, You have forgotten some scenes : when Domyoji wrote a letter to Rui after the latter went to Paris at episode 3 (Where was Jun Pyo…he doesn’t care about Ji Hoo) , when Rui returned and Domyoji was happy (Jun Pyo doesn’t care about Ji Hoo), the scene when violent arrogant Domyoji knelt in front of Rui to pleaded him to let Makino be with him (Domyoji)and he (Domyoji) reckoned his mistakes, what implies his friendship for Rui is as important as his love for Makino (Jun Pyo doesn’t care about Childhood friend feeling yet he said before, friendship is more important for him than love…UH ? ), the scene when Domyioji’s mother disinherited his son did you watch the scene between Domyoji and F3 (especially Rui and Domyoji) when he told them he will go to find Makino and leave with her even poor ? Did you see the intensity in the scenes whenever Domyoji was in Rui room ? Sorry but Domyoji character deserves much more respect than Jun Pyo concerning friendship (and for me not only friendship).
    You said “the way the way the jap version portray the f4 leader is really really really unbelievable, cmon they are supposed to be naughty, arrogant, conceited high school kids not violent criminal character on CSI”
    Are you sure you really watched HYD and followed his subtle changes thorough the 2 seasons (Domyoji of epi 1 and epi 8 season 1 is already two different characters) and not only drools on shallow things such as “Rui is so nice and too cute…” ?

  15. it’s jap F4 vs. korean F4, not the storyline so we cant help but take notice of their looks first which obviously, the korean f4 is leading

  16. LMAO so I was right you choose F4 korean because of their “good” look. It’s your opinion (even though I find it shallow). Alright but please they had no chemistry and their “bond” looked fake. So don’t tell me as a group (F4) they win LMAO.

  17. do prefer korean F4..also from the storyline, hyd is full of unfunny joke.. it didnt look like a rich and almighty boys, as a heir of big company, and the bond of friendship also didnt exist ,the story was just between domyouji and makino. try again next time after all, sorry..

  18. it is the 3rd country make the adaptation, everybody knows how the story goes, of course people wants to see something different, nice setting, clothes, cars, houses, expensive sports, and who wants to watch ugly actors, of course i’d rather watch goodlooking actors.

  19. LOL So Japan F4 wins.

  20. HYD f4 is a great improvement from meteor garden although jerry yan is very goodlokking and vic zhou but the jap f4 made up with great acting skills but the korean f4 is a combination of the 2 adaptation, goodlooking and good actors who totally look the part of the manga characters.

  21. Good actors ? LMAO JI hoo 1 face, Won Bin akward scenes who c doesn’t know what expression to put in one scene(deck scene horrible !), Kim bum who can’t act playboy for nuts and hits on women like a 5 years old boy, Jun Pyo who can’t act funny with his akward tongue scenes and who is all melo he doesn’t look itimidating at all …LMAO they sure have “good” acting

  22. i agree on you~~
    my 1st impression of J-F4 was ‘euww..they’re ugly..’
    i nearly stop watching after watching half of the 1st ep..thanks God, i didnt..then, their bonds really grows on me.. maybe they spent 3years together..even they’re not the perfect F4 for me, but they’re my fav F4!!XD

    K-F4 is total wins in term of looks and fashion style! they r good looking and cute, but i’d prefer better acting than just being candies in the eyes..^^

  23. i can’t wait till you compare the individual members of F4! (Also, are you going to compare makino/jandi -their overall characters- and yuki/gaeul?)

  24. Sooo hard to choose. They’re all soo cute!!!
    I’m really judging unobjectively, cause I’m crazy about Jun Matsumoto and Shun Oguri. So I would choose HYD F4, but the Korean one is REALLY growing on me, I can’t breath evenly when LeeMinHo and KimHyunJong smile…AAAWWW!!!!

  25. Japanese F4 for me. Even appearance-wise (though I’m sure I’m in the minority). I mean, sure Domyouji’s shorter and all, but he’s good-looking anyway. And his acting’s awesome. Rui (Shun Oguri) beats Ji Hoo hands down in acting and in appearance. Matsuda Shota was much more play-boy like than Kim Bum was. (Kim Bum’s playboy act made me cringe sometimes. Although Kim Bum’s interactions with Kim so Eun were better). The akira character in both dramas weren’t very well defined, but I liked Akira (Japanese) better, because his peaceful, joking, negotiating, older woman- chasing, personality showed better.

    Don’t get me wrong, the Korean F4 wasn’t bad. They just weren’t… great.
    And the Japanese F4 showed unity, which the Korean one lacked. BOF had Jun Pyo and Ji Hoo as enemies almost, while in HYD, you could clearly see the close friendship between Domyouji and Rui. Yes, they didn’t have flashbacks but you could tell by their present actions that they were a team.

    I do agree that HYD didn’t have many Rui/ Akira and Soujirou scenes. But despite that, I kind of felt the friendship vibe anyway. Oh well.

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