After Shigeru caught Tsukasa on top of her and then runs out, Tsukushi wants to give chase and try to explain things so that Shigeru doesn’t get the wrong idea. Tsukasa, however, doesn’t care so much because his marriage with Shigeru still hasn’t been formalized after he skipped that dinner with Shigeru’s parents. He blames this on Tsukushi’s bad timing and says that it was all because he was worried for her after he found out that she collapsed. Tsukushi panics a little when she hears that he came to the hospital and questions when that was. Starting to suspect something, Tsukasa answers that he left when he saw Rui there and then suddenly wonders if Rui kissed her. The more Tsukushi tries to deny it, the more Tsukasa thinks that something happened. When Susumu interrupts them, Tsukushi uses the opportunity to try to kick him out, but Tsukasa persists with his questioning until Tsukushi finally admits that she was suddenly kissed by Rui. An angry Tsukasa proceeds to call her a slut, and when they start arguing again, he says that his reason for objecting is because he doesn’t like it. While all this is going on, Shigeru calls Akira to ask about Tsukushi and Tsukasa’s relationship. Akira tells her that their relationship is over and feels that Tsukasa chose to go out with Shigeru, so she should trust in him and wait patiently.

The next day, after Susumu leaves home for his high school entrance exams, Tsukushi talks to herself and loudly clears her throat a few times outside of Tsukasa’s room, but there’s no response. Later, while Tsukushi is in the process of taking her own exams, Rui, Soujirou, and Akira meet in their lounge. Rui had hung up the phone the previous night soon after Shigeru had caught Tsukushi and Tsukasa together, and is now learning why Tsukasa was there from the other two guys. The man in question shows up in a foul mood that gets worse when he notices Rui. He confronts Rui about what happened in the hospital, and when Rui wonders if he’s mad about the kiss, Tsukasa lunges to attack. Rui easily dodges and blocks Tsukasa’s punches and then counters with one of his own that busts up Tsukasa’s lip. Rui is the angry one now, and he feels that he should be the one asking what Tsukasa did to Tsukushi. In shock, Tsukasa asks if Rui is serious about Tsukushi, and Rui affirms that he is indeed serious. Rui then reminds Tsukasa of what he said a year ago: he wouldn’t hold back if something happens between Tsukasa and Tsukushi. He blames Tsukasa for trampling on Makino’s feelings since then and calls him the worst. Hearing these words, Tsukasa goes into a rage and tosses a potted plant into the lunchroom below the lounge. He then goes downstairs and starts beating up random guys, making a mess of the entire place.

Tsukasa is long gong by the time Tsukushi finds the lunch room in shambles after she’s finished her exams. Akira’s not to happy about it, but Soujirou tells her not to worry. In talking about where she moved, Soujirou gets her to laugh again and says that it’s not like her to be depressed. She thanks him and then tries to convince him to take Yuuki on his bike to the beach, but Soujirou refuses to give girls a ride. Tsukasa meanwhile is attempting to clear things up with Shigeru about last night and is surprised to learn that she’s not concerned about it at all. She even jokingly asks if he had sex with Tsukushi and pretends to see Tsukushi nearby. When Tsukasa ends up asking her what she’s thinking, Shigeru answers that she’s always thinking about only him. At the same time, Tsukushi and Rui are at a cafe, and he’s explaining how his feelings for her developed. At first, he thought she was annoying with how she cried, laughed, and was angry all the time. But something inside of him started to change when he saw how hard she was trying. He started to feel that it was natural for them to be together and he became lonely when she wasn’t there. To Rui, this all means that he likes her.

When she goes to the dango shop later, Tsukushi hears Okami-san frame the question to be who she loves the most now. Yuuki thinks that Tsukushi can’t forget about Tsukasa so easily, but Tsukushi feels that he should become happy with Shigeru. At that time, Tsukasa is walking home when he spots Susumu sitting alone in a playground looking dejected. As it turns out, Susumu fell in love at first sight with a girl who lent him an eraser during his exam. The problem is that he never found out who she was and doesn’t know what school she goes to. Seeing these first-time feelings of love developing in Susumu, Tsukasa decides to help out. His strategy is for Susumu to wait for the girl on the day that the exam results are announced – that’s when Susumu should confess his feelings. Tsukasa tells Susumu to be confident in himself and says that Susumu will definitely be ok because he’s the younger brother of the woman Tsukasa approved of. While he’s away, Tsukasa’s mother is meanwhile reading the paper about the poor financial fortunes of the Doumyouji group. After telling Nishida again to mark Tsukasa, Kaede calls up Shigeru and takes her out to dinner to check up on their relationship. Although things look good on the surface, Kaede notices something in the way Shigeru smiles and talks.

When his sister returns home, Susumu hides the love letter that he’s been practicing writing. His odd behavior gets Tsukushi a little suspicious, but she doesn’t act on it. The next day, Tsukasa gets Akira and Soujirou to help mold Susumu into the proper type of guy they think he should be. This leads to a complete makeover, them proofing his love letter, and even practice runs of what Susumu will say when the time comes. When Susumu panics because Tsukasa won’t be coming with him, Tsukasa reassures him that he’ll be ok because the two of them exist under the same sky. The night before the exam results are to be announced, Susumu stays out late to practice what he’ll say. He rushes to the school the next morning and is surprised to find Tsukasa already there waiting for him. Tsukasa encourages him to do his best and feels that Susumu will be ok by himself. He reminds Susumu again that they’re under the same sky and then heads to the park to wait to hear what happened. Since Susumu seems to be taking his time, Tsukasa gets plenty of time to reminisce about all the times he confessed his feelings to Tsukushi. In the end, Tsukasa is left waiting for the better part of the day because the girl Susumu likes doesn’t show up until very late. Upon seeing her, Susumu goes through with his confession and hands the girl his love letter without a hitch.

Tsukushi gets home later that afternoon and finds her parents waiting. They’re back because they want to hear about Susumu passing his exams, but they all realize that Susumu hasn’t returned home yet. By this point, Susumu is finally reporting back to Tsukasa about what happened. The first thing Tsukasa asks is if Susumu passed his exams, and the answer is yes. When he then asks about the girl, Susumu shakes his head no. Seeing that Susumu still has the love letter confirms to Tsukasa that the confession ended in rejection. Since Susumu can’t help but start crying, Tsukasa says that Susumu did his best and then comforts the boy with a hug. Even as the tears flow down his face, Susumu thanks Tsukasa over and over again for his help. By the time they head home together, it’s gotten dark and Tsukushi is out searching for her brother. When they run into her, Tsukasa tells her about Susumu passing his exams, but she’s still suspicious as to why they didn’t call or anything. Tsukushi accuses Tsukasa of plotting something and feels that he causes them trouble. That’s why she doesn’t want him to show himself in front of them. Despite Susumu’s protests, she starts badmouthing Tsukasa and tells him to leave the room he now occupies next door to them.

Tsukasa, however, refuses to go. He explains that he learned something important from Susumu – Susumu made him remember the important feelings he had forgotten in this past year. What Tsukasa realized is that he likes Tsukushi and can’t think about any woman other than her. Even though she might think of him as the worst, he is still falling in love with her. Unsure of how to respond, Tsukushi tells him that this isn’t a joke and then drags Susumu back home. Unbeknownst to all of them, Nishida had witnessed the entire scene. Tsukushi ends up being unable to sleep that night and remembers how Yuuki had advised that although she doesn’t need to answer Rui immediately, it’s also not good for Tsukushi to leave things as they are. With those words in mind, Tsukushi calls up Rui, but she hangs up as soon as he answers the phone. As a result of this, Rui gets in his car and races off somewhere. Tsukushi is still awake by the time someone arrives and knocks on her apartment door. However, it’s not Rui – it’s Nishida.


I thought that pairing Susumu and Tsukasa together would end in disaster, but it actually turned out pretty well. In the big brother role, Tsukasa’s a pretty nice guy and did a lot for Susumu. Although the rejection was predictable, I still enjoyed watching Tsukasa not make a fool of himself for once. I laughed when they were playing with his hair and loved the scene when Susumu’s crying and Tsukasa comforts him. The end result of all of this is that Tsukasa has once again come to terms with his feelings for Tsukushi. That means that both Tsukasa and Rui said that they liked her this week, and I would venture to say that Rui has won the first round. He certainly got the better of Tsukasa in their fight, and Tsukushi isn’t currently pissed off at him.
They almost got through the entire episode without playing Flavor of Life -Ballad Version-…almost. Towards the end of the episode, I had noticed that they hadn’t played it yet and was wondering if they would because they already used the full version of Love so sweet as an insert song. Still, I just knew it was coming during the scene where Tsukasa declares that he likes Tsukushi and that’s indeed where it played. Again, it’s not that I don’t like the song, but I think it would be cool if they could showcase several different artists for a little variety.
The big questions left at the end of this episode are what Nishida is doing at Tsukushi’s apartment, where Rui went, and what Tsukushi is doing in a maid outfit in the preview. As always, I’m looking forward to seeing next week’s episode.


  1. FI…FA..FO…FU…..I smell something VERY ARTIFICIAL HERE!!!
    J-drama means JOKING DRAMA RIGHT!!!?? RIGHT????(LOL) 😀

  2. hi…plx…..Where did you dowloaded this dorama? Did u dowloaded with sub english or RAW? i’m still watching chapter 3, because in the d-addicts don’t have the chapter 5…i’m dowloading the chapter 4…but I’ll get crazy if i won’t watch this dorama soon…hihihi…thx…i’m sorry but i don’t speak english very well, i only read and translate for my language very well….tx

  3. Im Fads one of the fan of HYD since it’s start. Did you know that movie start in my birthday… Oct 21….. that’s why i really really like this movie… It’s one of the best of the best…. This is a very romantic-comedy movie…. I reallt love this.

  4. Hotaru: I haven’t touched the manga in ages, but I’m pretty sure Susumu was in there.

    tyrea: I completely agree.

    namakeruViFFY: That’s because the majority of the important events from the episode were about Tsukasa and Susumu.

  5. thank you again x3 go rui =D tsukasa finally finds out that tsukushi is the only one he’ll love =.=” well its a bit too late =x now that rui step in and your right rui won the first round =) go rui x tsukushi! i cant wait to see why nishida is doing at her place and where rui is going @_@

  6. Haha, Tsukushi in the maid outfit in what seems like the Doumyouji mansion reminds me of Ukyou Ayane’s Yokujou Climax. It will be interesting if things turn out that way, but I can see how HYD2 can work with Yokujou Climax‘s plot–Makino is hired as a maid in the Doumyouji residence so that she can earn money to support her family, but as she works in the residence, Tsukasa ends up developing his feelings for her more especially with her around his house in a maid outfit. ;D

    Too bad it’s not cosplay. And Tsukasa wouldn’t fit the male protagonist in Yokujou since Tsukasa’s not forceful and manipulative like that. >_> Susumu would go with Yokujou’s Omori Mio, but he doesn’t have this huge sister complex like the little brother in Yokujou.

    Ahh, I’m getting off topic, haha. Thanks for the summary as always!

  7. i really like rui character and wish that him and makino would end up together. but in the end you know she is going to end up with tsukasa leaving rui heartbroken ;(
    m juss curious what is going to happen between yuri and soujirou… ahh cant wait to next weeks episode.
    thanks alot for the summary!

  8. Nooooo I am a fan of TsukasaXTsukushi! I think Tsukasa’s pride that doesn’t let him to show his feelings, and his loveley childish acts when he wants to tell his feelings and he doesn’t know how to say … they are all soo cute! remember he had no father and her brat mother didn’t show him how to make up his feelings, so he is not easy in love but he’ll love his first love forever. thats sooo kawaaiiii!
    Rui’s character is so … umm… numb! you know what im saying? he is sooo cute and lovely but he is not the one for Tsukushi!

    Ayumi san
  9. Hello there. Thank you for the summary as usual. I always look forward to it. Tsukushi is probably in the maid outfit, because they’re following the manga… I don’t want to say more so I don’t spoil it for those who haven’t read the manga or seen the taiwanese version of HYD (Meteor Garden I).

  10. i just watched the episode at for those who want to see it. ive watched all the other episodes too most of them at this is my favorie drama. i liked domyouji better in hyd 1. im definitely rooting for rui and makino this season. but thats not going to happen. oh well. cant wait for episode number 6. yay.

  11. most lkly it is tsukushi going to tsukasa’s hse and act as a maid and the old woman in the preview is the housekeeper or nanny.. well, i think the storyline is diverting to be lk the taiwanese version of hana yori dango which i believe follows the manga too 😛

  12. i always look forward to ur blogs every saturday. right now i’m dying for episode 6. i hate the teasers they put in the end coz it gets me even more psyched for the next episode. love rui, love domiyoji, love makino. i dont know who to chose for her. !!!!!. im dying to know where rui went, maybe to tsukasa’s or tsukushi’s? where did u go rui!!! that sara girl was crying in the teaser. could that mean a confrontation between her and soujirou? ooooo!!! just read estherr’s comment : “no way!? realy?”. anyway thanks again

  13. Hey guys, I’ve got a question: on which days of the week is Hana Yori Dango 2 aired on TV? And how many times a week?

    Looking forward to hearing soon from you :-)Thank you in advance!

    PS:Your summary is really great!Thx

  14. Loved a lot episode 5. Especially, the scene where Rui and Makino are in cafe and Rui is talking about when he started to like Makino. Yayaya!!! You can’t imagine how I wish for Rui end up with Tsukushi… Just wonder why every one loves Tsukasa, heh…?

    Anyways, got some spolers from Internet and it seems like that Tsukushi is going to work in Tsukasa’s house as a maid because her newly-found, old building will crash – things definitely moving Tsukasa and Tsukushi together (sigh..).
    Can’t imagine how this season will end? Tsukasa+Tsukushi is definitely, but how am I gonna see my Rui crying?

    Thanks a lot for the summary,

  15. thank you so much for the summary. i havent really watched the 5th ep. but i cant wait for the 6th one anyway! that was so sweet of Tsukasa to do that for Susumu…too bad Tsukushi still thinks he’s horrible. but im glad he finally realized his feelings for her. poor Rui!

    I also think that the part where she works as a maid in his house will follow the Taiwanese version Meteor Garden because in that drama she worked as a maid in his house. He also fell more madly in love with her! ^_^ I just hope the mom wont go crazy. lol

  16. im totally addicted to this show i was never into jdramas let alone any asian dramas that is until i was introduced to this one, it just keeps getting better and better, it makes you so emotional too, like you want to laugh, smile, be happy, then theres always a twist that makes you sad, angry, and wonder what will happen next. it definetely keeps you on the edge of your seat esp; when it ends. you cant wait to see the next episode. i really hope makino falls for domyouji again and they stay together FOREVER && i hope rui finds a new love (he’s soo hott)..

    i love this show, it should just go on forever… haha && i love rui!!

  17. omg thnx so much for the detailed makes u understnad it alot more…but i am soooooooo excited for the next episode im waitng for the subs to come out!…in the previews i almost died when i herd tsukasa say ” i only want you makino!” TSKUASKA X MAKINO

  18. hola serie esta super chevereeee aunque aca no la dan en la television!!! =) una amiga me presta unos cD’s donde estan los capitulos pero de verdad que son super interesantes ademas los chicos estan muy bien…todos trabajan bien!!

  19. gosh… i just finish watching HYD 2..I really love the guys in here..Makino is superb..she’s cute and very talented..Tsukasa is very gorgeous… i loved seeing him from Gokusen 1 til HYD 1 and 2, Rui is a great actor also supported with the talent of Akira, and Sujiroh and the rest of the cast here, the drama seems very interesting and beautiful.. I wish to see more of them..perhaps HYD 3….

  20. I just wanted to say that the best part so far in the whole HYD 2 would have to be when Rui punched Tsukasa. That part was just total WIN. Too bad, of course, in the end, the main actor’s friend never gets the girl.

  21. I watch the HYD 2 except episode 5. reading it completed the whole story, but it would be great if I could watch it. In the end it’s Tsukasa and Makino but Riu would be better I think he is hotter and sweter then Tsukasa. But that’s mine opinion.


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