Brat Boys Beyond… not so far away?

There’s been a lot of fuzz about the new adaptation of the popular manga, Hana Yori Dango. A lot of forums have discussed over and over again who’ll be the perfect candidate for Makino, or who’s going to be the next Jerry Yan. But is it really true? The same thing happened with the adaptation of Twilight. A lot of people created fake posters, fake informations and it just got out of hand. There were petitions to stop it, and lots and lots of people reacted negatively. So is this real or not? Well, frankly, I couldn’t care less. But I fell in love with meteor Garden and well, I just have the time.

So, as many of you know, the first adaptation was a huge success. F4 suddenly became know worldwide, Asian dramas became popular… Hell, I remember going home in a rush just to watch it! I even hide under my bed if the situation becomes unbearable! Meteor Garden change the Filipino TV forever. And what do I know, maybe other countries too.

Soon after that, Japan claimed F4 and made their own version- Hana Yori Dango or Boys Over Flowers. Now, just like the first, Japan’s own F4 didn’t fail the expectations of every girl in the world. Come on, Shun Oguri? Jun Matsumoto? Who wouldn’t love this adaptation?

And well, will Korea lose? Of course not! They made their own. Now, this one tried to sticked to the tradition. But failed in one. I know, I know. I’m really harsh.

Oh, I forgot… the Chinese made one as well… an ugly one at that. They completely broke the tradition… So I won’t include them in the pics.. Ugly.

Anyway, here’s some evidence of the *ahem* hotness *ahem* of the characters:

Dao Ming Si, Domyouji Tsukasa, Goo Jun Pyo

Hua Ze Lei, Hanazawa Rui, Yoon Ji Hoo

If I was a little more hard working I would give you the others… but I’m not. So, going back to the topic, a poster made by a fan, (with that quality? Of course it’s a fan!) is circulating in webs. Here’s the pic:

Brat Boys Beyond

Well, it has an ABS-CBN logo… am I wrong? Is this really the true poster? If it is then… “Yuck.” Anyway, look at those ugly guys… all of them are amateurs and they all look so useless… Do they even know how to act? And Sarah Geronimo?? Arg. Stupid Casting Director. She’s not fit for the role. All the actress who played Makino are beautiful… See for yourself:

Shan Cai, Makino Tsukushi, Geum Jan Di

See? Why Sarah? Well, some actually say that it’s not her. In a website called, well, Maja is the leading lady. Kinda weird, no? Well, that’s kinda okay. I like her actually. So, here she is:

Maja Salvador

Beautiful, ne? I wish it’s her…

Anyway, the bottom line of all these stuff is… could it be true? And if it is true, would it be as great as the first three? And lastly, why the fuck would Philippines even consider joining in the fight between Japan, Korea and Taiwan? They’re fine by themselves. Stop with the ugly adaptations. Just like My Girl, Kim Sam Soon and Only You. Please stop.

Brat Boys Beyond: A Filipino Version of Hana Yori Dango

Rumor has it that another version of the manga Hana Yori Dango will come out this 2011. How true is the rumor? Who knows? But I’m begging ABS CBN to not embarrass the Philippines.

So far, there had been 5 adaptations of the manga: Meteor Garden (CTS Taiwan) 2001; Hana Yori Dango (TBS Japan) 2005; Boys Over Flowers (KBS Korea) 2009; Meteor Shower (Hunan TV China) 2009;  and Bunga (Astro Ria Malaysia) 2009. I had seen all except the Chinese and the Malaysian one and truthfully, I’m surprised there’s a Malaysian adaptation. No wonder Philippines is making one. They don’t want to lose.

Anyway, the title of the Filipino version is Brat Boys Beyond. Now, I don’t now who came up with that one. But why didn’t they just translated Boys Before Flowers to Filipino?

Hmm.. Mga Lalaki Bago Bulaklak… Ugh. I guess Brat Boys Beyond is sooo much better. Hay~ I guess we should just wait and see what’s going to happen. But while I’m waiting, I’ll be checking out the possible actors for the leads.

My brother’s blog says that Maja Salvador is the favorite for the role of Makino. But another site said that Sarah Geronimo is confirmed to be taking the role. Well, no one really fits the role. But what the heck? See their pictures and decide for yourself.
Maja Salvador

Maja Salvador

Maja Salvador

as for Sarah Geronimo…
Sarah Geronimo

Sarah Geronimo

Is it obvious that I don’t like her?