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Hana yori Dango

Hana yori Dango

Alternative Titles

English: Boys Over Flowers
Synonyms: HYD, Boys Over Flowers: Jewelry Box, End of the Century
Japanese: 花より男子

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 37
Chapters: 244
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 1992 to Apr 2008
Authors: Kamio, Yoko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Margaret

Statistics

Score: 8.171 (scored by 7856 users)
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Ranked: #5602
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Popularity: #358
Members: 15,897
Favorites: 1,044
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Volumes: /37
Chapters: /244
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Synopsis

Tsukushi Makino, a working-class girl, attends an elite elevator school called Eitoku Academy, populated by children from rich, high-society families. She is the "weed" of the school surrounded by all the rich kids including the "Flower" Four (F4). The F4 leader and son of the wealthiest, most powerful family in Japan, Tsukasa Domyoji, takes an interest in Tsukushi, because she is the only girl at Eitoku who doesn't fawn over him. However, his hot-headed nature and bullying ways are originally a major turn-off for Tsukushi, who has her sights set on someone else.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Included one-shot:
Volume 1: End of the Century

Background

Hana yori Dango won the 41st Shogakukan Manga Award for best shoujo manga in 1995.

The series was published in English as Boys Over Flowers by VIZ Media from August 6, 2003 to June 9, 2009. It was also published in Spanish by Planeta Cómic as No me lo digas con flores from 2004 to 2010. The same publisher is releasing the kanzenban edition on September 17, 2017.

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Oct 18, 2014
Olwyn (All reviews)
I began reading this manga under the false pretense that it'd be good, since I saw so many recommendations and good reviews, and apparently it's the most popular shoujo manga of all time (even though I'd never heard of it before stumbling upon a reccomendation on this site). But I was extremely disappointed.

Story - Absolutely dreadful. The only thing that kept me from dropping this manga was my curiosity. I wanted to know who Makino would end up with, and if she really would conquer against those who bullied her, like was established in the beginning of the manga. But that never happened. I read more
May 9, 2013
mokona_mushroom (All reviews)
Hana Yori Dango (Boys Over Flowers) is a excellent example of why not all things popular are good. (In fact, they're usually the furthest thing away from being good).

Hana Yori Dango is long running manga considered to be the cream of the crop of Shoujo series in Japan. It has spawned several TV dramas in different countries, an anime series and three movies, one of which is an anime. It's story is very well known in many Asian countries, and is very much beloved and popular as well.

It is also the best selling Shoujo manga of all time in Japan, having sold 54 million read more
May 25, 2013
Eitoku (All reviews)
Hana Yori Dango is the first shoujo manga I read, therefore it always hold a special place for me. If you have seen the anime or any of its drama adaptations, you should definitely check out this manga as well.

In the times when feminism is yet to conquer Japan, Makino Tsukushi (the heroine) retaliates against the F4's bullying. Yes, I'm aware that she doesn't have the fighting skills of Wonder Woman but what makes her strong is the strength of her spirit. She's spunky, independent, hard-working, refuses to be a subject of social humiliation and stands up for what she believes is right - traits read more
Aug 14, 2011
kaedesumire (All reviews)
What can I say? I absolutely adore this manga. I love it so much that I decided to write my first review for it.

I should start by saying that in order to read Hana Yori Dango, I feel like I had to overcome a few crucial things.

First: the art: I'm a stickler for pretty drawn manga (I'm shallow, hah), so when I first saw HYD, i was skeptical. It was a bit dated, with the characters all looking kind of...heavy? But the story was so funny and so engaging, that I kept going.

Second: the shoujo "cliches". Yeah, they are to be expected of read more

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