I started watching the second season of Hana Yori Dango (Hana Yori Dango Returns) yesterday and was a bit surprised at the change in their appearance, mostly for the F4 though since Tsukushi looked the same to me. XD They looked more mature in this though.
Verdict? From the couple of episodes I’ve watched so far, I think this is a good sequel for the first season. I didn’t even know I could cry during a sushi dinner, damn it!
I’m also reading the manga in my spare time to see how the live action series deviated from the manga. Well, it deviated a lot. I guess the one who followed the manga more closely would be the Taiwanese version, Meteor Garden. But in my opinion, the japanese version is definitely better.