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Boys Over Flowers has cemented itself in popular culture due to its successful adaptations, particularly in Asia. It has been referenced and parodied many times in different types of media.

Allusions/references[]

Osomatsu-san-collaboration

Osomatsu-san collaboration

  • In the tenth episode of the Japanese drama Otomen (2009), Boys Over Flowers is referenced several times. It particularly references the F4's arrival from episode one of the Japanese drama.[1]
  • The title of South Korean travel-reality show, Grandpas Over Flowers (2013), references Boys Over Flowers. Its popularity led to two spin-offs, Sisters Over Flowers (2013) and Youth Over Flowers (2014).
  • Boys Over Flowers is referenced in Osomatsu-san (2015) when the sextuplets of the series turn into idols of their school called the "F6."[2] Author Yoko Kamio participated in a Margaret collaboration honoring the series. She drew the sextuplets with Tsukasa Domyoji, making them the "F7."[3] The F6 have appeared in several stage shows, including two dedicated solely to the F6.[4]
  • In the web drama The Guys I Want to Catch (2021), Son Dong-woon, Niel, Wooseok, and Sejun play police trainees known as the "F4." However, in this case, the "F" stands for "Failure."[5]
  • Seihyo references Boys Over Flowers and other shojo tropes in a November 2022 commercial.[6] The commercial uses elderly actors for comedic affect, leading social media users to quip "baby boomers over flowers" (花より団塊 () ).[7]
  • Boys Over Flowers was one of several manga featured in an anti-piracy music video, titled "Thank You," by Vaundy.[8][9]

Tributes[]

Rainie-as-XiaoYou-2020

Rainie Yang recreating her role as Xiao You

Karencici-tribute

Karencici with her F4

Parodies[]

Boys-Over-Acting

"Boys Over Acting"

F4_Thailand_Parody

F4 Thailand Parody

Drama comparisons[]

Boys Over Flowers popularity has often lead to others dramas drawing parallels or comparisons.

  • The Heirs (2013) stars Lee Min-ho as another chaebol heir. The drama shares a few similarities to Boys Over Flowers, such as following a poor student attending an elite school.[19]
  • Güneşi Beklerken (2013), also known as Waiting for the Sun,[20] is a Turkish soap opera. It follows an ordinary girl whom stands up to her rich and priveleged classmate.[21]
  • Gakko no Kaidan (2015) has drawn comparisons to Hana Yori Dango due to it having a clique, the Platinum 8, whom bully the other students.[22]
  • Moon River (2015) is a Taiwanese drama that has been favorably compared to Hana Yori Dango and Boys Over Flowers. Besides having a familiar premise, it also shares similar scenes.[23][24]
  • Cinderella with Four Knights (2016) shares a basic premise with Boys Over Flowers. It follows a "Cinderella"-like female lead whom meets four handsome men. Star Ahn Jae-hyun also mentioned that it shared similarities to Boys Over Flowers.[25]
  • He's Into Her (2021), a Filipino series that has been cited as "reminiscent" of Boys Over Flowers with a "Gen Z attitude."[26] It stars Belle Mariano as a normal girl who angers her school's most popular boy played by Donny Pangilinan.[27]

Misc.[]

References[]

  1. http://cherry-rambles.blogspot.com/2014/08/otomen-episode-10-recap.html
  2. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/mr-osomatsu/episodes-1-2/.94125
  3. https://mantan-web.jp/article/20160219dog00m200042000c.html (Japanese)
  4. https://dic.pixiv.net/a/F6%28おそ松さん%29 (Japanese)
  5. https://www.soompi.com/article/1478415wpp/highlights-son-dongwoon-teen-tops-niel-pentagons-wooseok-and-victons-sejun-cast-in-web-drama
  6. https://twitter.com/seihyo_jp/status/1592835813284675584 (Japanese)
  7. https://nlab.itmedia.co.jp/nl/articles/2211/17/news117.html (Japanese)
  8. https://www.abj.or.jp/arigato (Japanese)
  9. https://jojo-news.com/2023/03/10/vaundy-releases-anti-piracy-music-video-featuring-jojos-bizarre-adventure/
  10. https://www.instagram.com/p/CHCMFNahNd_/ (Chinese)
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70RTxbhqj5s
  12. https://tw.news.yahoo.com/karencici重現《流星花園》「道明寺」找來火紅男星神還原!-084410801.html (Chinese)
  13. https://k.sina.com.cn/article_1768506265_6969439900100yfev.html (Chinese)
  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftkc2oCkybM&t
  15. https://www.soompi.com/article/1008829wpp/11-hilarious-k-drama-parodies-k-pop-groups
  16. https://www.sbs.com.au/popasia/blog/2018/07/24/10-hilarious-k-drama-parodies-idols
  17. Cristine Reyes played Jan-di for the first and second segment.
  18. http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-513548/filipino-parody-boys-over-acting
  19. https://www.kdramastars.com/articles/12078/20131113/the-heirs-vs-boys-over-flowers.htm
  20. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3052000/
  21. Güneşi Beklerken on Turkish Wikipedia
  22. https://www.cyzo.com/2015/01/post_20202_entry.html (Japanese)
  23. http://fishy2love.blogspot.com/2015/09/moon-river-makes-me-nostalgic-as-i.html
  24. http://mydramalist.com/article/2015/10/06/currently-watching-moon-river
  25. https://entertain.naver.com/read?oid=112&aid=0002839379 (Korean)
  26. https://philtimes.com.au/hes-into-her/
  27. http://www.alphagirlreviews.com/hes-into-her-review-this-filipino-hate-to-love-story-gives-you-a-memorable-couple/
  28. https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/from-fashion-f4-to-nations-husband-godfrey-gaos-rise-to-fame

See also[]


Boys Over Flowers
Volumes

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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" | 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

Web projects

Cafe de Hanadan | Boys Over Flowers Highlights

Events

Shogakukan Manga Award | My Margaret (Gallery) | Salón del Manga de Barcelona | Girls' Manga Graffiti
Making of Yoko Kamio's World | Hana Yori Dango Exhibition: Jewelry Box (Gallery | Merchandise | Promotion)

Promotion and collaborations

Foxey x Boys Over Flowers Special Collaboration (Gallery)

Related pages

Adaptations | Foreign editions | Furoku | Kanzenban | Popular culture | Shueisha Girls Remix

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