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Hana yori Dango  
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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!

Note: Won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo in 1996 and 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! .


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Associated Names
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)
Meteor Garden
No me lo digas con flores (Spanish)
Ore no Hanashi wo Shiyouka (spin off)

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Arr!! Here There Be Manga
HYD Scanlations

Latest Release(s)
v.8 (ver1.5) by Humanist (2921d ago)
c.Omake by Shoujo Manga Maniac (3093d ago)
c.Oneshot by Shoujo Manga Maniac (3367d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
37 Tankoubon Volumes (Complete)
20 Kanzenban Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1268 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.45 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 15th 2015, 8:03am PST



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Original Publisher
Shueisha (1992; 2005)

Serialized In (magazine)
Margaret (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (37 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #615 increased(+83)
Monthly Pos #772 decreased(-39)
3 Month Pos #683 decreased(-71)
6 Month Pos #659 decreased(-47)

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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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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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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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Rating: N/A
by Verix
February 27th, 2012, 1:06pm
This manga is painfully realistic at portraying how cruel (rich) people can be, and accurate shows how people can act. It shows human behavior in a sometimes a bit extreme/dramatic way, but even so it definitely manages to evoke some emotions. It shows the ugly without holding back. Sometimes it's just plain painful to read. But the main character endures.. and the manga goes on, usually with a turn for the better.

It's a pretty unique manga if you look further than the shoujo setting. There's ballsy moments that make you chuckle out loud, but since it is shoujo, there's also silly "I loved that guy but I went out with that guy but I now realize the other guy loved me more" moments. At times this felt like Twilight:super soap opera edition.
Then again, I read Twilight. Kill me.

All in all it's a pretty unique manga mixed with ballsy, dark and sweet moments. Now and then there was a disappointing volume (amnesia volume sucked), but this was a worthwhile read none the less.

... Last updated on February 28th, 2012, 11:32am
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Worth The Length   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by boo-bop
January 28th, 2012, 7:52pm
This is the first manga I ever read. At the time I didn't know what I was reading (didn't even remember the name XD) I just read Volume 18. I didn't know what I read so I described it to my friend later and she knew exactly what I was talking about. I didn't find out the Japanese name until later on so I started reading Lovely Complex (which I still love) and then started on Hana Yori Dango again.
I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite mangas of all time! It may seem long, but it needs to be that long for all of the character development. Because there is A LOT of it. Which I love wink
I especially love the character development with Domyoji. The changes he makes are insane, but nessesary for him to become a normal human being.
And I have to say that Tsukushi is a female lead that I completely 100% like. Even when she does make stupid choices.

... Last updated on January 29th, 2012, 7:57pm
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by alex3510
September 27th, 2011, 3:31pm
I was certain, as I have watched the Kdrama about 3 times, that I would hate this manga, but I was proven wrong on so many levels. The plot is very shoujo, but so incredibly romantic and over the top, but in a good way. Such a classic for so many reasons. I loved all of the characters and the concept. Amazing! worth the 2 days of non stop reading that I put into finishing off all 241 chapters. Wow, such a great manga!!!!!
Also, in addition, just watched the J-drama. If you loved the manga, watch it!

... Last updated on August 28th, 2012, 3:54pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bibisuki
September 19th, 2011, 6:17pm
I already watched the anime, the japanese dorama: Hana Yori Dango, Hana Yori Dango 2, Hana Yori Dango Final (movie), and the korean dorama Boys Over Flowers, at last I've finished within a week the manga, it didn't leave the same feeling as the anime, but the manga got so much power that I couldn't stop myself from reading the next chapter. That's the power masterpiece mangas got, they fully capture your soul.
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One of the Best   
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by cherrykookie
July 7th, 2011, 9:05pm
This is a must read manga.

I first read this when i was in grade 5 or so, and i just finished re-reading it today-ha! Although i had already read it, i still laughed, cried and loved this manga all over again. The characters, even the side characters are all lovable and realistically developed. Its nice to see how they all grow up and transform over the course of the manga. The romance is very intense and you can feel it flying off the pages! I'm surprised at how intense Tsukasa is..haha! The mighty Tsukasa who would never look at girls and was never interested in love actually fell in love--and fell super hard! I also have to add something about Rui--Tsukasa and Rui BOTH are adorable. I actually cheered for both of them--and i really appreciate the relationship that Rui and Makino have. The mangaka created an amazing world-- Domyouji's house, Makino's appartment, and the emergency exit. You can tell that it was well thought out. I also liked how at the end, the author showed us glimpses of all the side characters, so she tied everything up! smile That was nice.

Of course, despite this being an awesome tale, it does have its flaws. The art-- at first was a turn off, however i'm glad that i kept on reading, because the art drastically evolves. Its kind of funny because the drawing style makes them look younger than the way they were drawn in the beginning. Also, the length may see long, but once you get hooked, the story flies right by you and you feel sad once you reach the end and want even MORE. This is probably because its a bit slow paced. I really loved this manga, but after 100 chapters or so were the story began dragging on and lost some of its touch. It became overdramatic to my liking..with the constant twists and turns preventing Tsukasa and Makino from being together. JUST LET THEM BE TOGETHER DAMNIT.. thats what i thought haha. Especially the part where
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Tsukasa lost his memory-- i guess it made Makino realize how much she treasured Tsukasa, but the length of that arc was so unecessarily long..
the second time i read it i skipped the whole part which was 20 or so chapters?
As much as i loved Makino for the most part, nearing the end she started to annoy me-- not telling Tsukasa things and always hiding the truth. I felt like she was always weak inside and that she hides her true self underneath that shield of strength. Like i said earlier, the manga lost its intensity (at least for me) and the atmosphere definitely changed.

Nonetheless, the awesomeness of this manga makes up for the flaws, and i do believe that this is a truly great read. If you don't read this, you're missing out! Seriously. Don't judge a book by its cover. This lesson is inside and outside this manga wink Makino would have never known that Tsukasa isn't very bright, and also quite childish but manly and kind, or that Soujiro has depth to himself, or that Rui isn't that cold.

And I really believe in Tsukasa and Makino! The rollercoaster romance they have, all their memories together and obstacles they overcame/overcome, i really believe that they'll be able to keep loving each other for a long time smile

... Last updated on July 7th, 2011, 9:16pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by willnira
March 8th, 2011, 11:13pm
one of the bests you'll ever find!
go on read it it'd make your heart go doki-doki
and you'll feel like crying and you'll laugh omg! and if you got also time watch the dramas (Y) totally worth it!<33

it gets boring after a while (let's be honest),
it had a lot of drama...A LOT!
but...I don't know somehow it's a good read every once in a while S: because there are a lot of horrible mangas and well.. E_E this one is one of the MUST READ!

... Last updated on November 14th, 2011, 5:38pm
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My First Love   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RemmeR
February 11th, 2011, 2:09pm
If you are questioning whether or not to read read it, I only have one thing to say... FOR THE LOVE OF GOD READ IT!!!!!!! embarrassed

This manga will always have a special place in my heart. It wasn't the first manga I read, and definitely not the last. But this manga had something. Something that made me go completely insane. I literally lived, ate and breathed Hana Yori Dango for about a year. Eagerly waiting for the scanlations to upload and trying to find time to read it... And re-read it. I can absolutely say, that no manga, no book (yes even Twilight included) or movie EVER made me as obsessed as this story made me. I couldn't stop thinking about the plot, the characters. It's just simply addictive!! biggrin And absolutely not in a bad way. This is pure genius! It's got everything: great plot, wonderfull characters wich you learn to both love and hate, and surprising twists and turns when it comes to the relationships and events following the main characters.

I sincerely urge you to read this manga. If you don't, I'll haunt you in your sleep >]

Joke aside, I actually have trouble findig words to how much this manga has affected me and how much I love it. And I'm not saying it as an otaku, I'm saying it as any person with a sane mind would say about any story wich you could relate to and learn from. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry and it makes you angry. It's simply just wonderful.

I've watched the anime and the dramas... and well, they don't live up to the manga, but that's expected with them. Usually the book/manga is always better than the movie.
But I've been a little afraid of reading the others of her works, like "Cat Street". I know it's not Hana Yori Dango, but I'm afraid I'll compare them too much. Is there anyone out there who's read other mangas from this Mangaka? And did you think it was worth it? wink
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