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Hana yori Dango  
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Description
From Viz:
Although Tsukushi Makino is from a poor family, she attends an elite school for the super rich, where her life has become intertwined with the "F4," the ruling boys of the school, in a whirlwind of love and confusion!

In 1996 Hana yori Dango received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo.

This is the best selling shoujo manga in history.

Boys over Flowers officially ended with volume 36, but Yoko Kamio, just couldn't stay away from her beloved characters! Boys Over Flowers: Jewelry Box (Boys Over Flowers: Hana Yori Dango Some call it Volume 37) contains two short stories that take place 1 year after the end of Boys over Flowers volume 36. It also contains a section with some of the important events in the series that show the characters maturing, plus a special bonus strip! .

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
流星花园
花より男子
花样男子
꽃보다 남자
Boys over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers: Jewelry Box
Con Nhà Giàu
Dumplings over Flowers
Hana Yori Dango - Ore no Hanashi wo Shiyouka (spin-off)
HanaDan
Meteor Garden
No me lo digas con flores (Spanish)
Ore no Hanashi wo Shiyouka (spin off)

Groups Scanlating
Arr!! Here There Be Manga
HYD Scanlations
Hawks
Humanist
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Latest Release(s)
v.8 (ver1.5) by Humanist (2387d ago)
c.Omake by Shoujo Manga Maniac (2559d ago)
c.Oneshot by Shoujo Manga Maniac (2833d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
37 Tankoubon Volumes (Complete)
20 Kanzenban Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 18, Chap 144 - Alternative Ending

User Reviews
Hana Yori Dango by dulcie
Hana Yori Dango by HYDh8er

Forum
9 topics, 62 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1194 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.46 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 16th 2014, 12:10am PST


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Year
1992

Original Publisher
Shueisha (1992; 2005)

Serialized In (magazine)
Margaret (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (37 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #617 decreased(-6)
Monthly Pos #779 decreased(-10)
3 Month Pos #702 increased(+31)
6 Month Pos #731 increased(+58)

List Stats
On 549 reading lists
On 685 wish lists
On 2886 completed lists
On 178 unfinished lists
On 340 custom lists

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Forum Posts
How many times have you read this? 30 days, 10 hours, 30 minutes ago
Which drama...? 754 days, 14 hours, 30 minutes ago
Anyone selling Boys Over Flowers/Hana Yori Dango? 942 days, 11 hours, 43 minutes ago
Specials and Oneshot 983 days, 2 hours, 47 minutes ago
HYD on NPR 1118 days, 21 hours, 48 minutes ago

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Hana Yori Dango, I love   
Rating: N/A
by smilekat
October 26th, 2009, 10:02am
A little embarrassed to say, I've only finished reading this about a day ago. Because of it's popularity, I've come across this manga several times years ago, but never bothered to read it due the given plot synopsis putting me off. I was like, "'F4'?? You gotta be kidding me".

However, years later, with all the hype going on with the drama being aired on our local channel, I had to give it a try.

And boy, am I glad I did.
This is officially one of my faves. I won't even talk about the art, as i'm sure it's already been mentioned in past posts (surprisingly, I didn't have such a big problem with it) ---in fact, the art made it much funnier to read.

This is one intensely emotional manga. Whenever I read this, I was either laughing, smiling at myself, or even crying (or on the verge of -).

Hana Yori Dango is a very typical shoujo, with it's cliché plot and scenes, but it's the detail within and in the characters and how they respond to the situation that makes it truly a great read. It is, without a doubt, the characters and their development throughout that give this manga it's charm. Never before have I cheered on both sides of a love triangle (sort of) as both Doumyouji and Rui are two very alluring male characters. Rui is the emo-loner-man who we see open up and show us the ever-caring and understanding person he is, while Doumyouji is the spoiled, violent brat who undeniably changes from boy to man as we see him become one of the most loving and determined men I have ever read. The heroine, Makino, is very appealing, herself. Unlike most shoujo heroines, her strength and independence despite her situation and confusion is truly admirable. I could go on about each character, but I'm sure that would eventually bore you.

It's true, this manga is very long, but once you find yourself enjoying it, 241 chapters fly by, and before you know it, you'll be on the last chapter hoping it doesn't end.

The one thing I loved most about this manga was the comedy. It definitely balanced out the drama, and I even enjoyed how it sometimes ruined the romantic moods.

Hana Yori Dango, overall, is an enjoyable read for those who are patient enough to read through it's flaws. Now I see why it is so popular.

... Last updated on October 26th, 2009, 10:07am
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One of the greatest shoujos of all time.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Chlorophyll
June 15th, 2008, 12:03pm
This manga has it all. It has all the romantic guilty pleasures that make shoujo mangas stand out, but at the same time, written tastefully and with care. All the characters are lovable and the humor will make you smile. The main character is a girl to root for. This is a very sweet manga and one of the best.
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....not that good   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by lalalarry
July 1st, 2012, 10:42pm
I read this with high hopes but those came crashing down.
If you came to read about a girl who's mentally strong... you're gonna have to deal with the major flaws. Yes she has a strong mentality but she's also reeeeaaallly annoying.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
she plays with the two main character's hearts and feelings, i like you! no but my heart beats for him! and etc.
it's damn annoying.
this goes on for most of the story.
and the morals are pretty screwed up too.
if you're rich you can do anything you like and get away with it.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
the girl gets trashed dumped on her, gets bullied, REALLY BADLY and ends up falling for the guy who did that shit to her. now i don't know about you but i think that's kind of wrong. and the guy never says sorry (even after like, 50 chapters) or shows remorse or gets reprimanded.


to be honest, i don't understand all the hype about this!
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Highly Recommended!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Eitoku
September 7th, 2012, 3:54pm
This is one of my favorites! Just a warning to all you new readers, don't let the art at the beginning turn you off (it eventually gets better, trust me!). Actually, I think I'm one of the few people who like the art from beginning to end (since I got used to the style in the 90's) and besides, it provides a funnier vibe. Then again, the plot is too engaging that you won't mind the art much anymore. If you think this is a cliche shoujo, think again. This is a CLASSIC. This manga is probably one of the biggest inspirations of all the cliches you're reading in the latest shoujo titles now.

Tsukushi Makino is one of the strongest female leads I've ever seen. True, she doesn't have the physical strength of super man. But she is VERY emotionally strong, spunky, independent, stubborn, stands up for what she believes is right and despite her tough persona, she has a warm/forgiving heart. She also has her moments of weakness but that just makes her more human. I consider her a very inspirational heroine.

What impressed me more in this manga is the character growth and the couple development. You get to love and hate the characters at the same time. It shows how fleshed out they are cause you get to see both their good and bad traits. Perhaps I am really more drawn to the characters rather than the plot itself (cause there are arcs that are too unrealistic it's funny. lol).

If you have seen the anime/drama versions, don't skip this manga! It has its own charm and differences. I actually laughed and cried more while reading this manga than the adaptations.

... Last updated on September 8th, 2012, 6:24pm
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It's so amazing. ONE OF THE BEST MANGAS EVER.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 0carinaoftime
September 2nd, 2009, 9:33pm
Seriously, I've never wholeheartedly supported the main couple as much as I have for Tsukasa and Tsukushi. They are adorable together <3 and Tsukasa is such a perfect man. Don't let the length or art scare you away. Once you actually start reading it you'll be wishing for it to never end and the art improves radically throughout the 36 volumes. You don't notice as you're reading but if you compare art from the first volume to the last, it looks like a completely different mangaka!

The story is amazing; so romantic so touching. Tsukushi and Tsukasa are their own categories of main characters. Rui is adorable as well. Not to mention Sojiro <3
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okay   
Rating: N/A
by lynn101
September 20th, 2008, 3:24pm
i don't know about other people but i didn't really like the art but the characters were pretty cool. the heorine was strong. but it was sooo long that i just got bored and didn't want to read any more.
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i freakin love it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Mangafan54
July 12th, 2012, 12:40am
Its just amazing! First of the characters are just so interesting and unique and the really does a good job of showing their good sides and bad sides, explaining their lifestyle and why they act the way they do. All characters make some type of character growth, especially the 2 main characters. Then the plot is just interesting and its hard to tell whats going to happen next. It just a typical shoujo manga where they fall in love unbelievably fast. It takes time for them to realize their feelings for each and more time for them to love each other so much they can't stand the idea of being away from each other. I highly recommend it: great plot, nice classic art, interesting characters. Trust me, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll get mad, and you'll defiantly fall in love with this manga ^_^
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you go makino!   
Rating: N/A
by mmiiaa
January 1st, 2008, 11:13pm
Ok, well, I have not finished this series, but i am getting close to the end. Really its a good series, and the artwork gets better as it continues and so does the character development and plot, even if it is slow as my dead grandma. (no offense). but as much as I am liking this series, I wish there weren't so many twists and turns and just get to the happy ending. really, all this stress will make me break out.
I reccommend it though to anyone who likes romance/drawn-out drama/rich boy, poor girl love story.
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Holds up almost twenty years later...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kitanne
April 1st, 2010, 9:59pm
For starting in 1993, it's pretty impressive that this manga still holds up today even in the early bits. Although there is certainly a difference in the quality and style of the artwork, the change happens very gradually and is not disruptive. In fact it's kind of cool to see her style evolve, especially if you've read her later series Cat Street before.

Actually, I would have to say that I love the first half of the series, maybe even first 2/3rds but the last part is sort of boring...

Spoiler (highlight to view)
There was a certain point, after Makino went to New York the first time, I was sort of...over the whole Romeo and Juliet-esque "we can not be together because of our families" thing. Not only did Domonji's mom suck hardcore style but Makino's family was idiotic as well. Actually, Makino's family was so annoying I started skipping over scenes of them.

I was also at that point secretly routing for Rui and was all sad face when Makino did take him up on his fabulous adorable Rui-ness. They were so natural with each other in a way that is probably go to always bug Domonji. Heh heh heh, Rui will probably milk that for all it's worth.

However, I do feel like a lot of the problems with the manga came from the long length and distribution over the years. It would be hard to keep up the same tone in the storyline that long! But even though it has faults, the manga remains one of the shojo greats! It may seem a bit cliched today but it does the cliches right and, well, probably was one of the mangas that inspired the cliches. Definitely worth a read for any Kamio Yukio fan but also for anyone who likes more "mature" shojo.

... Last updated on April 1st, 2010, 9:59pm
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I'll be damned.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
May 9th, 2012, 6:09am
What the heck is wrong with Makino? At first, she was really strong, very brave and she can speak out whatever she has on her mind which is exactly the fact why I love her in the first place! But as the storyline gets deeper, and I can see her "degrading" and getting more and more annoying, especially when she's acting like a weak character. Why can't she be honest with Tsukasa about her love for him? Just because she's afraid that Tsukasa's mother will do something to her friends, she tends to pull back? Where on earth is the strong Makino that shouted and called Tsukasa's mother names?! OMG. It was so...horrible. I do enjoy reading the storyline, no doubt! But the character development! That's the real problem!

Not to forget that she can just kiss with whomever she "trusts". How on earth can she trust someone so easily, and when she found out that they betrayed her, got mad but then, forgives again and gets fooled again?! Not logic. I'm seriously disappointed. Where did the strong Makino went? I have to say, I prefer Tsukasa way much more than Makino after seeing her becoming weaker and weaker. Yes, Tsukasa might be childish but at least he's better than Makino. At least he's honest. I feel sorry for him when Makino keeps stepping crushing his feelings like that. I have no comments for the other 3 F4 members. They have a very strong friendship bonding, especially Akira and Nishikado. Omg. This two have been trying to pull the group together when it began to break. They even tried to pull Tsukasa and Makino together and make sure that their relationship progresses. It's really nice to see that Tsukasa and Rui have friends like that, although they're playboys. Rui is...quite okay. He's not exactly the best character but he develops very well throughout the manga. I love the part where he splashes water and call the 3 girls who likes to bully Makino "murderers" when they tricked her to go out to the snow blizzard. He was friggin' awesome.

And I really don't want to complain about this since I'm downloading, but the scanlation was so poor from volume...I dunno 9 or 10. I was so disappointed to the group that scanned and translated those few volumes. It's like they did a half-ass job and the one thing that pissed me off the most is the empty bubbles!!! Why?! Why is it empty?! OMG. I wouldn't mind if they inserted a sentence that doesn't make sense than to leave it empty! I don't want to critic them to be honest! But I was so pissed! Why would they want to translate this work when they're not putting their best on to it?!

... Last updated on May 9th, 2012, 6:34am
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