Trivia / Hana Yori Dango

  • Ascended Fanon: Rui was originally supposed to be the romantic lead, but Tsukushi ended up paired with Tsukasa when that ended up being the Fan-Preferred Couple.
  • Life Imitates Art: The actor and actress that portrayed Domyouji and Makino in the drama adaptation, Jun Matsumoto and Mao Inoue, have similar personalities with their fictional counterparts. Their relationship off-set developed in a curiously parallel route as Domyouji and Makino's — they started of with bad impressions of each other, Jun tried to win back into Mao's favor, Mao was in love with someone else at the time (apparently she had a boyfriend during HYD filming), two years passed and finally Jun won her heart during the filming of HYD:F movie. (They have not admitted their relationship to the public, though there have been couple sightings and matching clothes going on between them.)
    • In interviews they flirt and bicker all the time, which have strong vibes of Domyouji/Makino's dynamics.