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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

Related Series

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 (2629d ago)
c.Omake by Shoujo Manga Maniac (2801d ago)
c.Oneshot by Shoujo Manga Maniac (3075d 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, 63 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1225 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.45 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 14th 2014, 7:23pm 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 #555 increased(+64)
Monthly Pos #674 increased(+57)
3 Month Pos #670 increased(+33)
6 Month Pos #657 increased(+20)

List Stats
On 579 reading lists
On 720 wish lists
On 2991 completed lists
On 180 unfinished lists
On 372 custom lists

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Forum Posts
any opinion of the drama 45 days, 10 hours, 19 minutes ago
How many times have you read this? 272 days, 8 hours, 40 minutes ago
Which drama...? 996 days, 12 hours, 39 minutes ago
Anyone selling Boys Over Flowers/Hana Yori Dango? 1184 days, 9 hours, 52 minutes ago
Specials and Oneshot 1225 days, 0 hours, 56 minutes ago

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My childhood   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Pinky Poison
February 14th, 2014, 1:16pm
There are so many reasons why I love this series.
 
First, it's the artwork. I believe some time when I was young, I thought the artwork was not my taste. But as I grew older, I thought it was so beautiful and especially, the mangaka drew the male characters so attractive that I even started to have feelings for them lol I admire how Kamio-sensei could figure out that hairstyle for Domyouji. It's perfect for his character and personality. But for those who aren't fond of this artwork. Please keep reading it, you'll definitely fall in love for it in the end wink

As for the storyline, well nowadays there are so many mangas which are about bullyings and such things but I must admit that Hana yori Dango is the best of them all. I've never come across a manga series that I could also fall in love with all the characters. I find them all lovable, not Umi though (haha). But what really bothers me the most is the relationship between Tsukushi and Rui. When I was little, I was head over heels for Rui. But now I feel different, I completely understand why Tsukushi fell in love with Tsukasa.
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However, isn't it cruel to make Rui having one-sided loves all the time? When I finished reading this series, I had the kind of sad feeling. I really felt sorry for Rui. He should be happy. Well, the mangaka initially made Rui the main male character, but as the series went on Tsukasa became more popular so she changed. I've asking myself so many times. What would have happened if Tsukushi had chosen Rui? I'd love to see how the story would have turned out.
 
As the story went on, about 30+ volumes..
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Things suddenly become so complicated that Tsukushi had to deal with Tsukasa's mother. Everything became extremely dramatic when Tsukushi decided to cut all the connections with the Doumyouji's and somehow, seeing Tsukasa being so violent without her scared me. It was sweet to see him all sweet and simple when he was so happy to receive Tsukushi's cookies at the beginning but later on, his possessive love became a little too much. That was the moment when a small part of me wanted Rui to take her away. The storyline got ridiculous to the point Tsukasa lost his memory (and that b-tch Umi appeared!!!), which made the whole scenes full of Tsukushi crying and Rui comforting her. (I still now feel so sorry for Rui, you little boy -sobs-)
 
And then BAMMMM! THE ENDING!! The ending is really unsatisfactory. You know the feeling when I reread this series, 37 volumes for 2 days and got this kind of ending. I was so angry and sad at the same time. I believe everybody here expected an actual wedding from the mangaka too. This vague ending left me an irritating feeling and RAAAAAH. Even though I know Tsukasa would come back after 4 years but this is so.... IRRITAAAAATING.

Well, the story would become perfect if Kamio-sensei added some extras about their wedding, future, and some happy moments!! After all those incidents involved with Tsukasa's mother, everything was all sad and full of tears :( 
And those oneshots about Rui from Jewelry Box even made me feel more sad...
-okay the end of my emotional speech about this series-

Overall, I think this is a really good read. Much better than those shoujo mangas nowadays with the same plots repeated everyday. The series was predictable at some points. But the good thing was the mangaka knew how to make her story interesting enough for us to follow. Anyways, I'm buying this series and I will reread it again once I get the books!                     

... Last updated on February 14th, 2014, 1:20pm
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Pretty good :)   
Rating: N/A
by Asahi
March 26th, 2013, 1:40am
at first I have no interest in reading as it seems so... complicated, and the story is pretty well-known, like, everybody know how it goes, because it has been made into many versions of dramas. But even though it's like that, I couldn't stop reading in the end. The chapters make me wanna know what happens next. Sure the story isn't very 'direct'. Tsukasa and Tsukushi, I feel like hitting both their heads sometimes. But in the end I like this story smile nice one! classic!
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Enjoyable   
Rating: N/A
by Strawberry Angel
January 5th, 2013, 4:09pm
Lol, this manga was quite long, but it was very enjoyable~. I began to read 2 chapters, but dropped it cuz of the art..sorry DX so I tried watching the Korean drama (first time trying to watch something Korean) it was very good so I picked up the manga again, I got used to the art and the art improves. There is character development, and most of the characters are likeable. Though Makino's parents pissed me off so much...way too irresponsible and greedy, Makino went through so much and her parents did not help. Overall, its pretty good.Also, the scanalations were...uh...poor ish? There were many empty bubbles and mistakes. >.< not trying to be a total jerk or anything..it just made some thongs confusing..
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Recommended   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Manaacass
December 27th, 2012, 4:22am
I love Tsukasa, i dont care of he is a bully at the end you know he wasnt the stupid man who slap everyone, he was really in love :c an Rui makes me cry everytime that i remember him :C i love this manga I'll read it again, every year <3
And yes the art is not the best but at the end you just love it
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L-O-V-E   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by FMACodeBleachMan
September 19th, 2012, 7:53pm
This is by far one of my favorites. It starts off kind of slow, with some awkward moments like on the island when Tsukasa finds Makino with another member of the F4 and then when Tsukasa agrees to dating/being with the girl his mom set him up with to break away from Makino. After those, the story gets really interesting and do does the art for at the beginning the characters, especially Makino and Tsubasa, didn't look that well drawn but the art gets a lot better the more the story goes. And, this was the first manga imever that I cried after reading one part (when Makino almost leaves Tsubasa on the the bus but gets off the bus because she truly does love Tsubasa). It's just a great story I can read over and over again. I really suggest reading it!! smile

... Last updated on November 1st, 2012, 9:30pm
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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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Well...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Glad-kun
August 16th, 2012, 10:01am
It's too long, but it's saved by really good pacing.
Too much stupid twists.
The ending itself is very lazy and stupid... But I'm used to this already.
Overall it's a good manga unless you have allergies to some of its components. Like all that social inequality crap with strict parents and arranged marriages. Adds to the drama at first, but gets old really fast. Even in one manga.
Another annoying factor was that I misspredicted pairing and expected another outcome. Which never came.
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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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....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.
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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.
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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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nice read!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by hyunwon88
May 17th, 2012, 12:36pm
I've watched the 3 live actions, movie & anime of this manga and I love the Taiwanese version more! Jerry yan portrayed tsukasa the best.

Anyway I have to agree with some comments that this manga had a lot of ups and downs and its painful to read some chapters. However the author was able to redeem the quality of HYD as the story progresses. The plot becomes more interesting and the romance gets a lot deeper. I would say that this manga is original but bcoz it has been created earlier some mangakas copied its storyline to make their work interesting which makes this manga cliche for young readers who've just read other mediocre mangas before this.

The only problem I have with this manga is the ending, however the HYD movie compensates for it. And its not a fanfiction coz according to wikipedia the mangaka helped the screenwriter with the movie plot.

I will definitely recommend this manga to readers who love deep storyline, character growth and romance.

... Last updated on May 17th, 2012, 10:00pm
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