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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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Latest Release(s)
v.8 (ver1.5) by Humanist (2729d ago)
c.Omake by Shoujo Manga Maniac (2902d ago)
c.Oneshot by Shoujo Manga Maniac (3175d 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 (1245 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.45 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 17th 2015, 1:34pm PST



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Original Publisher
Shueisha (1992; 2005)

Serialized In (magazine)
Margaret (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (37 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #592 increased(+46)
Monthly Pos #715 decreased(-125)
3 Month Pos #636 increased(+1)
6 Month Pos #631 increased(+5)

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any opinion of the drama 145 days, 21 hours, 38 minutes ago
How many times have you read this? 372 days, 19 hours, 59 minutes ago
Which drama...? 1096 days, 23 hours, 58 minutes ago
Anyone selling Boys Over Flowers/Hana Yori Dango? 1284 days, 21 hours, 11 minutes ago
Specials and Oneshot 1325 days, 12 hours, 15 minutes ago

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that took a while   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by rockerpunk
May 11th, 2010, 3:13am
this was a slightly frustrating read since it was so long...and the first 20 volumes were odd..i didn't like it at gets better tho even tho the
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amnesia twist was very very cliche. sweet that he finally got rid of that umi on his own but otherwise unnecessary maybe?

it gets slightly better later on, i wanted to see what happened and couldn't put it down...but it definitely is not one of my favourite mangas..was a bit painful to read.
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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...

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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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Rating: N/A
by dreamer00013
February 19th, 2010, 3:32pm
I look at the art, the cover of the last volume.
No. That's definetly not Hana yori Dango, it just can't be. I look again at the title. I still don't want to believe it, I refuse. How can such horrible art get so much better?
The characters actually look nice....? Why?
Why wouldn't the mangaka start already with such a nice art style? I - and surely lots of other people - would have read it. Maybe even till the end, who knows. But like this, I don't want to read Hana yori Dango. Stupid characters, stupid story line.... I would have born it if at least the art was good. But it isn't just one volume with horrible art. It's more.

By the way, I would love to recommend it to all hardcore-shoujo-fanatics (& my enemies bigrazz).

... Last updated on February 19th, 2010, 3:33pm
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So cute!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Oriolidae
February 17th, 2010, 4:17pm
I've read shoujo for MANY years, and I've never read this classic. I'm glad that I finally did read it. Even though Hana yori Dango is OVERLY SUPER STUFFED with clichés, it wears these with style. It is the ultimate shoujo love story, and the series is so long (over thirty volumes ftw!), that you can't but fall in love with Makino, the F4 and all the other characters (gosh there were many characters, I had to write all the names down on paper to keep track of them all).

It is amazing that this manga has kept me entertained through out all volumes. The moments where I felt irritated were few, and the art is characteristic and sweet. If you don't love it from the start, don't worry - it'll grow on you. <3

One thing though. Poor scanlations / translations irritated me a lot sometimes! From volume 10 and forward, you'll often encounter LQ scans, but the worst is the translations. I'm rather sure that many puns and jokes were lost in translation, and it makes me quite sad, when the mangaka intended to fill in these bits to tie the plot together. *Sigh*... But I can't really complain, since I haven't bought one single volume.

Every girl who loves a sweet romance - THIS IS A MUST (as many others may have mentioned before me). But what the heck,
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why did Tsukasa and Makino not sleep together, aaaarh it actually really disappoints me. OVER THIRTY VOLUMES, there should have been room for that. :D

The only time when I was seriously about to rip out my eyes was when
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Tsukasa lost his memories of Makino. DAMN. That was just a tiny winy bit too cliché. And one or two volumes before it happened I thought: "No... It'd be soooooo lame if he actually lost his memory. I don't want to read that. AAARGH!!" ... And then it happened. Jeez. Well, I got over it when his memory was restored. Nice. <3

Well, even though there were a few flaws in the story, it still deserves at least 9. Hana yori Dango. You'll always be with me ... Euwie, I was kind of cliché there too right? Ah, nevermind! biggrin

... Last updated on April 6th, 2011, 3:05pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sunsetofnemesis
November 4th, 2009, 9:16am
What can i say about Hana Yori Dango? This manga it's so good that all the good things I want to say about it have been told here already. This story it's just for people meant to love and live romance.... Such a great Plot i love it
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The ups and downs Doumyouji and makino went through melted my heart. I love how Doumyouji always shows how much he cares for her and the crazy things he's willing to do just for seeing her happy, I love the end... If Makino didn't remain with him i know many readers would've upset...
love it love it
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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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I honestly gave it a shot   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Artimidorus
September 12th, 2009, 8:28pm
I had heard this was good, and I saw it recommended at the same time as Skip Beat. I read both, but while I very quickly caught up on Skip Beat.. this series just killed me. As others have stated, the art is horrible and it does NOT get better. I don't know what later chapters others read, but as of chapter 71, the art skill sucks. The eyes are just... like half full fish tanks.

The story is annoying, and while I gave this series a serious try due to not wanting to say something is horrible based on only a few chapters, by 71 chapters and not much has actually happened and impacted the story... I just have to put it away. It isn't the worst series I have ever read, so it doesn't get a 1 or a 2, but I can't in all honesty give it more than what I do. The characters are uselessly annoying, the story is bland and goes nowhere quickly, and the art is already talked about.
Read if you are a -hardcore- shoujo only type person, or someone who can forgive no story, bad art, bad characters, and generic bubbley backgrounds every other frame.

Oh yeah, and the eyelashes on these people.. they are almost scary. I would run from someone who walked up to me with eyelashes like that. >_<

... Last updated on September 12th, 2009, 8:29pm
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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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Great piece of work!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by thebikernun
August 17th, 2009, 9:21pm
I enjoyed the story line! You can see the art as well as the character's grow through-out this manga! Love it!
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Rating: N/A
by shojofrik
August 17th, 2009, 1:05am
Well, I think I'm just repeating the others because I 100% agree with them that this manga is a masterpiece, My mother is a fan of the taiwanese drama and so was everyone in my class back when I was still in the 6th grade (6 years ago) but I wasn't into all the hype, I didn't like the Teli that much. Then my mum bought the manga (because she was so crazy about it) she only bought 2 volumes, I tried reading it and I got so attached. But I looked for it everywhere and could not find it, I was devastated and tried to distract myself with other mangas.
6 years later it was summer and I was bored (yes it is sad) so I read the whole manga online in 2 days, not sleeping at all at night. It was a great experience I tells ya, I love tsukasa! I think this manga is pretty unpredictable at times, so that's a great point. But at the same time it get's overrated like a little bit impossible/unrealistic things and cliches there, but still captivating enough to keep me reading on. TRUST ME, even if you have had watched the drama or whatever (Which I haven't) READ THIS ! GO ON !

* I'm so sad that it has ended now ;( I'll save the re-read in the future. Cheers x

... Last updated on August 17th, 2009, 1:10am
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