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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 (2518d ago)
c.Omake by Shoujo Manga Maniac (2690d ago)
c.Oneshot by Shoujo Manga Maniac (2964d 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 (1212 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.46 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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7+
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6+
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5+
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1+
 3% (32 votes)

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 #557 increased(+28)
Monthly Pos #685 decreased(-6)
3 Month Pos #665 decreased(-5)
6 Month Pos #675 increased(+1)

List Stats
On 564 reading lists
On 707 wish lists
On 2951 completed lists
On 177 unfinished lists
On 369 custom lists

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Forum Posts
How many times have you read this? 161 days, 7 hours, 10 minutes ago
Which drama...? 885 days, 11 hours, 10 minutes ago
Anyone selling Boys Over Flowers/Hana Yori Dango? 1073 days, 8 hours, 23 minutes ago
Specials and Oneshot 1113 days, 23 hours, 27 minutes ago
HYD on NPR 1249 days, 18 hours, 28 minutes ago

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Not gonna lie   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by ronandhermy
July 15th, 2009, 1:08pm
I have to say I was a bit wary when I started this manga and then I fell in love with it. It cracks me up and Tusaka and Makino are not the typical shojo couple. In fact they're rather off the beaten path but it's cute. I like how the author was able to show the growth of the characters through various situations and still have some humor with the drama. Happy reading cheers.
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The funniest shoujo I've ever read   
Rating: N/A
by TKS
June 26th, 2009, 1:49am
The manga has some weakpoints (bullying aspect like another reviewer mentioned and the length--what the heck was the mangaka thinking? 30+ volumes is ridiculous), no doubt, but other than Girl Got Game I've never laughed so hard aloud from a shoujo. I also think the anime is just as good/funny. The characters are strong and develop beautifully over time. My yaoi, boy-love fan sister loves this manga because it's hilarious and not as typical as many shoujo are. Definitely one of my favorite manga!
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So worth my time~   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pnayhannah
June 18th, 2009, 2:18pm
It turned out to be one of my favs! I just hated the first 100 chapters. I mean, gawsh! So dramatic! It reaches the point where it's so unrealistic. Of course, the next 141 had its dramas too but you appreciate it because it's the ROMANTIC kind of drama. Yep, yep! Worth my time, worth the read.
Also, the drawings became so cute that I actually paused my time to just stare at it. <3 Definitely one of the best!!
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One of the most popular shojos ever?   
Rating: N/A
by MLE
May 23rd, 2009, 1:21pm
Ok, to start off. I know theres probably about a truck load of "the art is terrible" since theres at least 2 million people who've read this series. But we can all guarantee just by looking at the current volume preview, the art gets a truck load better. I mean, if you resist the ridiculous art style for the first around 30 chapters the art will get better bit by bit (by the time you get to around 60 or 70 you'll have some really nice art)

I just finished the series yesterday, and I immediately went on to Ore no Hanashi wo Shiyouka to see the sequel of hana yori. I'll say this manga is undeniably long, but it's worth your time (although Tsukasa's random anger outbursts can be slightly overused.) and as the series goes on the characters become alot less jerky (sakurako, sojiro, akira and rui)

at first when I read the story I supported the whole Tsukasa and Tsukushi pairing with absolutly no doubts and regrets... till around the time Rui started looking unbelievably caring and hot. (then I was like yay Tsukasa!... wait no. Yay Rui! wait no...)

despite some not so major flaws (like the bullying tactics were a little far... car dragging?) It's really good and touching manga biggrin (every manga has its flaws. deal with it.)
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Second best shoujo   
Rating: N/A
by Fantasist
April 22nd, 2009, 1:19pm
This manga is great. Granted the art isn't the best at first but it gets way better as the manga goes on. The story itself is only beaten by one shoujo manga (nodame). I say this as a faithful seinen fan (i'm a dude and i'm genneraly not reading shoujo mangas).

Still i can't help feeling touched by this manga. The main story is good but the small stories about the secondary characters is even better. What touched me the most was the story about Sara, yuuki and Soujirou. It was simpel, sweet and very realistic. Speaking in general terms the charakter develoment is superb.

Read it. It is the only shoujo manga i have ever given this high a rating (i won't give nodame a rating until it is finished, but so far its one of the only 10/10 i could ever imagine giving).

9,8/10

... Last updated on April 22nd, 2009, 1:28pm
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Quintessential Shoujo   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by PansyWansyLinsy
March 8th, 2009, 10:35pm
At 37 volumes, Hana Yori Dango first seemed like a daunting read for a strictly-shoujo-reader such as myself. However, I wonít hesitate to say that the length of the series plays to its strength. I donít think that the manga would have had such an emotional resonance if it had been a short series.

Starting out, HYD is very much like your typical shoujo. It features this seemingly meek heroine who, in fact, is much tougher than her exterior suggests. I would daresay that itís Makino Tsukushi that really keeps the manga afloat for some of the early volumes.

At times it felt like much of a chore having to sludge through the first half of the series - dated art, and an inordinate amount of dissembling from the often dense heroine. The ever-revolving door of love interests that kept appearing in the story got old and frustrating really fast. Yet, like almost everyone here, I couldnít stop once I got started.

Thirty-seven (36) volumes flew by, and like many other people have mentioned, the manga actually gets better after the first 20 volumes. Of course, our beloved manga-ka exhausts a fair amount of clichés to get there, but because HYD is so character-driven, itís nearly impossible to stop once youíve begun.

It is the characters, above all else, that endears you to its story. Youko Kamo strikes a delicate balance of a strong, but vulnerable teenager in the admirably bold and earnest Makino. Tsukasa Doumyouji, similarly, is an exceptionally vibrant character. At first, he appears to be the typical bully bishonen archetype (with bad hair at first ^_^), but unlike many other shoujos, Doumyouji is a surprisingly rounded character. His demanding, spoiled, and violent personality is redeemed by his unrelenting determination to fight for what he wants. Heís honest to himself regardless of everything and anything else, and itís probably this particular quality that makes him so attractive.

My biggest complaint about this manga would probably be the gradual loss of Doumyoujiís perspective later on down the road. For a good portion of the manga, the budding romance between the two seemed to be told as much from his view as it was from Makinoís. Nonetheless, with all its flaws, Hana Yori Dango has been well-worth the time and emotional investment. It is my regret that I never gave this manga a chance when I had first heard about it, so don't make the same mistake I did, give Hana Yori Dango a chance.

... Last updated on March 11th, 2009, 9:21pm
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suprsingly great :)   
Rating: N/A
by cl!ckbeat
February 2nd, 2009, 5:34pm
Okay so at first glance...
- horrible art
and if you were to keep reading a little, despite the first impression...
- seemingly typical shouga manga plot
(at least the 'comedic' ones anyways)
& if you're like me, you'll probably end up guessing who she's going to end up with by the end of the first couple of chapters
BUT
don't stop reading it or not even bother to read it
because (maybe i just got used to it) but the art gets MUCH BETTER. Of course at the first couple of chapters (or more) aren't so pretty but by the middle you pretty much become used to it and by the end you start to notice that they actually look really good biggrin (especially Rui ^_^)
Oh and as for the plot, don't judge it.
It's not as typical as you might think.
Now this is depending on how good you guess, but it's pretty obvious who's she's going to end up with from the start but come on, practically all shoujo mangas are like that.
PLUS, you know you love it when the girl ends up with the right guy smile and the plot is written so good that you won't care anyways.
Well, I think I dragged on a bit, bottom line----read the manga please ^_^!
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Wow!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
December 27th, 2008, 8:44pm
Truthfully i hesitated to read this manga because:
1.) The art in the beginning was just horrible
2.) The fact that it's around 37v's
3.) i already watched the drama so i thought it would be like a repeat -.-
HOWEVER:
I found that
1.) The art gets A LOT better each volume (and i mean AMAZING ART)
2.) 37 volumes felt like 15v's to me for i finished it in 2 days!
3.) It was a lot different from the drama: Different scenario's times and places.

So all in all.. I highly Recommend this manga and now i know why people like this manga so much and why it has such high ratings cuz its so friken good! i couldn't stop reading! Don't miss out on this incredible manga! The art get's a lot better trust me. It has the best twists, plots, development and the characters are really interesting. && Again, if your picky with art (like i am) the art gets a lot better and i mean A LOT; if you've read her other manga Cat street it's the same art as hana yori dango.
Highly Recommended****************************************************
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Definitely my cup of tea.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hyd_ed
December 17th, 2008, 7:53pm
Okay. So you're all like. Ew Domyouji's so ugly.
Well I'm like stop being a superficial ... person.
Domyouji is one of the most romantic... manga men I've ever read! He's arrogance is so lovable. Ok so you dont like Domyouji, there's enough F4 to go around. All a different variety of personalities. And now to the girl. Makino Tsubasa isn't your every day girl. She's not your typical airhead cliche maniac.
This is a serious must read.
All in a girls opinion.
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Seen the teve show!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by justadued
December 11th, 2008, 4:53pm
OMG didnt know that the chinese teve drama show called "liu xing hua yuan" was based on this manga biggrin I looooved the show!

The manga was really easy to read, but it had to much twists in it for my taste, it seemed almost like the main characters wasnt suppose to be with eachother...
overall a great easy to read manga, but not quite to the standard of cat street, but close enough to keep you intressed

... Last updated on December 14th, 2008, 10:41am
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