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Not to be confused with Volume 1 of Boys Over Flowers Season 2.

"Hi, I'm Yoko Kamio. Thank you so much for buying a copy of my Boys Over Flowers manga.♡ "
Yoko Kamio, 1992

Boys Over Flowers 1 (花より男子 1 () Hana Yori Dango 1) is the first collection of chapters from the manga series by Yoko Kamio. The volume was first published by Shueisha on October 23, 1992.[1] Viz Media licensed the series for release in North America[3] and published the first volume on August 6, 2003.[2] It contains the first five chapters of the series as well as Kamio's one-shot, "End of the Century".

Tsukushi Makino, an ordinary girl, attends a school populated by the children of Japan's wealthy. Four of these people are the F4, whom basically control the school. After months of witnessing them bully others, Tsukushi defies the F4 and angers their leader, Tsukasa Domyoji.

Book description[]

"Tsukushi Makino is accepted into the prestigious, Eitoku Academy. Life changes dramatically for Tsukushi when her friend falls on Tsukasa Domyoji. Tsukasa is the explosive leader of the "F4," a group of the most powerful, rich and handsome boys. Domyoji refuses to accept Makiko's apology and Tsukushi steps in to protect her friend. A red tag appears in the Tsukushi's locker the next morning which is a sign from the F4 that she is to be bullied by the school. Tsukushi continues to stand up to her oppressors."
—Viz description[4]

Summary[]

Tsukushi Makino is an ordinary, middle-class girl attending the elite Eitoku Academy. She tries her best to avoid the F4, a group of rich and handsome boys, whom control the school's students and faculty. Tsukushi becomes disgusted with herself and her classmates for allowing the toxic environment to continue without doing anything. One day, she protects her friend Makiko Endo when the F4's leader, Tsukasa Domyoji, refuses to forgive her for accidentally falling on him. Tsukushi receives a red card, their "declaration of war", the next day. Makiko begins to avoid her, fearing the F4's wrath. Tsukushi, however, decides to fight back and delivers red cards to the F4, declaring her own war on them.[5]

The other students start to bully Tsukushi, such as throwing eggs at her and hiding her desk. She holds back tears as she runs to an emergency stairwell, where she meets the aloof F4 member Rui Hanazawa. He offers her no sympathy to her plight. Rui, however, later saves her when some boys attempt to assault Tsukushi on Tsukasa's orders.[6] Tsukushi returns to school with a new vigor, easily foiling every attempt to hurt her. She confronts Tsukasa by kicking him in the face, saying "You call yourself a man?!" The kick leaves him in a daze, reminding him of his beloved sister. After the incident, Tsukushi's popularity rises among the students, who make a game of saying hi to her. Tsukasa then decides his next move.[7]

Tsukasa kidnaps Tsukushi and brings her to his mansion, where his servants give her a makeover. He makes an offer for her to be around him. Tsukushi feels insulted and storms out, telling him "I'm not for sale". She happens to meet Rui on his way home and learns a smile is one thing that cannot be bought with money.[8] The next day, vicious rumors are written about Tsukushi on her homeroom's blackboard. She assumes Tsukasa is the culprit. She later finds the message being cleaned by three girls whom invite her to a party. Tsukushi hesitates, but decides to go after consulting her best friend. At the party, they embarrass her in front of everyone. She realizes that they are the perpetrators of the rumor.[9]

Content[]

See also: Boys Over Flowers/Chapters
End-of-the-Century

"End of the Century" title page

  • Chapter 1: The first installment of Boys Over Flowers was published in Margaret No.8 in March 1992.[10] The chapter introduces the series' main characters, including Tsukushi Makino and Tsukasa Domyoji.
  • Chapter 2: First published in April 1992.[10] Tsukasa sends some goons to assault Tsukushi, after she declares war on the F4.
  • Chapter 3: Released in Margaret No.10 in April 1992.[10] Tsukushi grows closer to Rui Hanazawa and is later kidnapped by Tsukasa.
  • Chapter 4: Tsukasa tries to impress Tsukushi with his wealth, which fails miserably. It was published in Margaret No.11 in May 1992.[10]
  • Chapter 5: Published in Margaret in May 1992.[10] Some vicious rumors about Tsukushi are spread around school.
  • "End of the Century": A one-shot unrelated to Boy Over Flowers that was published in Margaret No.3-4 in January 1992.[11]
  • Side-columns: Yoko Kamio welcomes readers and discusses her favorite music, Tsukasa's hairstyle and overall image, seeing Rie Miyazawa in Tokyo, becoming a manga artist, bullying, and professional wrestling. She dates the last column September 6, 1992.

Editions[]

See also: Foreign editions of Boys Over Flowers
  • France: Glénat published the volume in France as Hana Yori Dango 1 on March 5, 2003.[12]
  • South Korea: It was released by Seoul Media Group on June 30, 1997 as 꽃보다 남자1.[13]
  • Spain: The volume was published as No me lo digas con flores 1 on November 16, 2006.[14]
  • Taiwan: published by Tong Li Comics as Meteor Garden 1 (流星花園 1) on February 10, 1996.[15][16]
  • Vietnam: The book was initially published as Con Trai Hơn Hoa 1 by TVM Comics. It was republished by Kim Dong as Con Nhà Giàu 1 on July 8, 2019.[17]

Videos[]

See also: Boys Over Flowers Highlights

Notes[]

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  • The cover image was first published on the cover of Margaret No.13 in June 1992.[18][10] It was also included in Yoko Kamio's art book dedicated to Boys Over Flowers.
  • This volume and volume two are the only ones of have "Story and Art by Yoko Kamio" on the spine of the book in Viz's edition. The following volumes list her name only.
  • In one of her free talks, Kamio writes that she based Tsukasa's image on American actor Christian Slater but admits that he "never resembled [him] in the first place."
  • In another free talk, Kamio reveals that she has received a lot of letters from readers who have been bullied. She encourages them to "hang in there."
  • Kamio thanks Mio Asada, Shumon Tanaka, Sachiko Negishi, and Yuki Negime in the liner notes near the end of chapter one.

  • The sentence "saw Rie Miyazawa, the actress!" from the second side-column was accidentally reprinted in the third side-column after the sentence, "As a child, I had big dreams..." in Viz's edition.
  • In chapter three, Viz makes a mistake with Sojiro's line to Akira telling him that he has a "mother complex." Akira responds that he is just a "lady killer." However, both use the "he" pronoun, making it seem like they are referring to Tsukasa.
  • Yuki's name is spelled with two "U"s instead of one in chapter five.
  • In the Viz edition, "to be continued in volume 2" is printed on the last page of the short story "End of the Century". This is an error and refers to Boys Over Flowers not the one-shot.

  • References[]

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    Boys Over Flowers
    Volumes

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    Chapters

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    233 | 234 | 235 | 236 | 237 | 238 | 239 | 240 | 241 | 242

    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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