Hana Yori Dango (2005), an official adaptation

Meteor Shower (2009), an unlicensed adaptation

First published in 1992,[1] Yoko Kamio's Boys Over Flowers has spawned and inspired many adaptations, including a film, an anime, several television series', and musicals. The first live-action television adaptation, titled Meteor Garden, was produced in Taiwan in 2001 and was followed by two sequels.[2] A Japanese television series, Hana Yori Dango, was released in 2005. It was followed by a television sequel and a film.[1] In 2009, the manga was adapted into a successful Korean drama.[3] A remake of Meteor Garden was released in 2018.[4] Currently, a Thai adaptation is in production.[5]

The premise of Boys Over Flowers has gained considerable popularity, probably due to the international success of its many adaptations. As such, this has lead to the production of several unlicensed and/or loosely-based versions. Siapa Takut Jatuh Cinta (2002, 2017), Meteor Shower (2009), Boys Before Friends (2013), and Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan (2014) are the best known examples.

Official

Japan

Taiwan

  • Meteor Garden (2001): the series was the first television drama adaptation of Boys Over Flowers.[20] The drama propelled its five leads into super stardom,[21] compelling the four male leads to form the idol band, F4.[22] Meteor Garden was a huge success throughout Asia.
  • Meteor Rain (2001): a spin-off to Meteor Garden. Each episode of the series follows a different F4 member, except Vic Chou, though he does appear. It aired in late 2001, shortly after the end of Meteor Garden. Peien Chien, Aisa Senda, and Mai Sato guest starred in the series.
  • Meteor Garden II (2002): the sequel to Meteor Garden. Unlike its predecessor, the sequel is only partially based on Boys Over Flowers.[23] It aired on CTS in 2002.[24] The lead cast was joined by Michelle Saram, who played a rival to Barbie Hsu's Shan Cai.[25]

South Korea

China

Thailand

Unlicensed

Note: the following television series are not official adaptations, but resemble Boys Over Flowers enough to be considered either unlicensed/unauthorized and/or loosely-based.
  • Siapa Takut Jatuh Cinta (2002): an Indonesian drama that aired in 2002. Early on, the series was accused by fans and the media of plagiarizing Meteor Garden.[35]
  • Meteor Shower (2009): an unlicensed Chinese adaptation that aired in August 2009. The series' creators later stated that Meteor Shower is an "original work" and is only inspired by the manga.[36] It was followed by a second season in August 2010.
  • Boys Before Friends (2013): a web, loosely-based American version of Boys Over Flowers.[37] The production was plagued with constant casting changes[38] and concluded after six episodes.
  • Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan (2014): an Indian youth soap that was adapted from the Korean drama, Boys Over Flowers.[39] The series ended on December 31, 2015[40] with over three-hundred episodes. It was followed by a thirteen episode event series in May 2018.[41]
  • Siapa Takut Jatuh Cinta Reborn (2017): a remake of the 2002 Indonesian series. The project was first announced in mid-2017,[42] before premiering on November 13, 2017 on SCTV.[43] The finale aired on October 28, 2018.[44]

Notes

  • In November 2017, a proposed Filipino adaptation from GMA Network was announced.[45] It is currently considered cancelled, likely due to copyright issues.
  • Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season (2018) is an official adaptation of the sequel manga. It is also a sequel to TBS's Hana Yori Dango series.[46][47]
  • Several television series from around the world have been compared to Boys Over Flowers over the years. Fans sometimes call the following examples adaptations, despite having very few similarities:
    • Güneşi Beklerken (2013): a Turkish soap that aired from July 2013 to July 2014.[48] Like Boys Over Flowers, the series features a strong female lead that stands up to two rich boys.[49]
    • Moon River (2015): a Taiwanese drama based on a novel.[50] It shares a similar premise with Boys Over Flowers,[51] following a student and her run-ins with the school's exclusive clique.[52]
  • Other series, such as Gakko no Kaidan (2015)[53] and Cinderella with Four Knights (2016), have drawn parallels to Boys Over Flowers.[54]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Boys Over Flowers: Jewelry Box
  2. Hana Yori Dango FF
  3. http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/2009/02/135_39265.html
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.sohu.com/a/238269854_114780 (Chinese)
  5. https://www.gmm-tv.com/news/2249/ (Thai)
  6. https://www.himekuri.net/d06/nonpy/201805/13.html (Japanese)
  7. Boys Over Flowers volume 10, side-columns
  8. http://www.tbs.co.jp/hanayoridango/story.html (Japanese)
  9. http://www.tbs.co.jp/hanayoridango/cast.html (Japanese)
  10. http://www.tbs.co.jp/hanadan2/message/ (Japanese)
  11. http://www.tbs.co.jp/hanadan2/cast/ (Japanese)
  12. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-03-20/1995-rui-actor-to-star-in-new-boys-over-flowers-film
  13. 13.0 13.1 http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-03-02/hana-yori-dango-gets-korean-live-action-tv-remake
  14. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-01-05/2008-top-domestic-movies-at-japanese-box-office
  15. http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2015/04/hana-yori-dango-to-get-a-musical-play-adaptation
  16. http://www.theaterguide.co.jp/theater_news/2015/08/20.php (Japanese)
  17. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-08-17/boys-over-flowers-musical-cast-revealed/.91784
  18. https://natalie.mu/comic/news/315777 (Japanese)
  19. https://spice.eplus.jp/articles/227737 (Japanese)
  20. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-06-10/live-action-korean-and-taiwanese-adaptations-of-manga-you-might-not-know-about/.73287
  21. http://news.abs-cbn.com/entertainment/04/02/14/meteor-garden-stars-then-and-now
  22. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-05-14/boys-over-flowers-forces-f4-idol-band-to-rename-itself
  23. https://star.ettoday.net/news/905217 (Chinese)
  24. https://www.dramafever.com/news/9-manga-that-were-remade-again-and-again-and-again/
  25. http://dramaqueenreview.blogspot.com/2013/11/tdrama-review-meteor-garden-2.html
  26. http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/2008/12/135_36591.html
  27. http://www.dramabeans.com/2009/03/boys-before-flowers-episode-25-final/
  28. http://www.dramabeans.com/2008/11/rounding-out-the-boys-before-flowers-cast/
  29. http://ameblo.jp/hanadan-musical/entry-12237166997.html (Japanese)
  30. http://ameblo.jp/hanadan-musical/entry-12219814286.html (Japanese)
  31. https://www.dramafever.com/news/meteor-garden-taiwans-boys-over-flowers-gets-a-fresh-remake-after-16-years/
  32. http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/meet-the-new-shancai-and-f4-in-the-2018-meteor-garden-tv-reboot
  33. http://www.gmm-tv.com/news.php?id=1782 (Thai)
  34. https://www.sanook.com/movie/103161/ (Thai)
  35. http://anisaeffendy.blogspot.com/2012/12/meteor-garden-vs-siapa-takut-jatuh-cinta.html (Indonesian)
  36. http://zixun.hunantv.com/hntv/20090124/182668.html (Chinese)
  37. http://www.dramafever.com/news/21-questions-about-the-american-boys-over-flowers-remake-answered/
  38. http://internationalfangirl.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-latest-leads-of-boys-before-friends.html
  39. http://www.filmibeat.com/television/news/2015/parth-samthaan-bid-adieu-kaisi-yeh-yaariyan-dilwale-shahrukh-style-pic-208589.html
  40. http://www.filmibeat.com/television/news/2015/kaisi-yeh-yaariyan-parth-nandhini-led-show-to-come-to-an-end-208496.html
  41. http://bestmediainfo.com/2018/05/kaisi-yeh-yaariyan-is-back-for-a-third-season-as-a-voot-original/
  42. https://www.popmagz.com/siapa-takut-jatuh-cinta-reborn-wilona-dengan-verrell-atau-aliando-16756/ (Indonesian)
  43. https://www.popmagz.com/siapa-takut-jatuh-cinta-sctv-tayang-hari-ini-fans-bilang-bosan-18307/ (Indonesian)
  44. https://www.liputan6.com/showbiz/read/3678069/live-streaming-sctv-episode-terakhir-sinetron-siapa-takut-jatuh-cinta-minggu-28-oktober-2018 (Indonesian)
  45. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-11-13/boys-over-flowers-south-korean-series-gets-filipino-adaptation/.123947
  46. https://natalie.mu/eiga/news/266412 (Japanese)
  47. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-01-23/boys-over-flowers-season-2-manga-inspires-live-action-series/.126828
  48. Güneşi Beklerken on Turkish Wikipedia
  49. https://prezi.com/jsi2swgfpvxy/gunesi-beklerken-and-boys-over-flowerss-similarities-and-di/
  50. http://www.everythingsweet.me/2016/03/drama-review-moon-river.html
  51. http://fishy2love.blogspot.com/2015/09/moon-river-makes-me-nostalgic-as-i.html
  52. http://mydramalist.com/article/2015/10/06/currently-watching-moon-river
  53. http://www.cyzo.com/2015/01/post_20202_entry.html (Japanese)
  54. https://entertain.naver.com/read?oid=112&aid=0002839379 (Korean)

See also


Boys Over Flowers adaptations
Television series

Boys Over Flowers (1996-1997) | Meteor Garden (2001) | Meteor Rain (2001) | Meteor Garden II (2002)
Hana Yori Dango (2005) | Hana Yori Dango Returns (2007) | Boys Over Flowers (2009) | Meteor Garden (2018)
F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers (2021)

Films

Hana Yori Dango (1995) | Hana Yori Dango: The Movie (1997) | Hana Yori Dango Final (2008)

Musicals

Hana Yori Dango: The Musical (2016) | Boys Over Flowers: The Musical (2017) | Hana Yori Dango (2019)


Boys Over Flowers
Volumes

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28
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Chapters

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Extras

"End of the Century" | "Story of an Encounter" | "The Bored Prince" | "Night of the Crescent Moon"
"Shall I Talk About Myself? Part 1" | "Part 2" | Cafe de Hanadan | Special

Books

Hana Yori Dango: Romantic Story | Hana Yori Dango Illustrations | Hana Yori Dango Love Psychology Analyzed
Hana Yori Dango FF | Hana Yori Dango Step Up English Book

Related pages

Adaptations | Boys Over Flowers Highlights | Collaborations | Foreign editions | Furoku | Girls' Manga Graffiti
International release and reception | My Margaret | Shogakukan Manga Award | Shueisha Girls Remix

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