|Not to be confused with Volume 8 of Boys Over Flowers Season 2.|
- "I've gotten to volume 8 before I knew it! Looking at all the Boys Over Flowers volumes in my bookcase, I am amazed that I've written so many. When I started this series, I thought it would probably run to about five volumes. I never thought it would continue so long."
- —Yoko Kamio, 1994
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Tsukasa Domyoji want to have Tsukushi Makino and Rui Hanazawa expelled from Eitoku Academy. His sister convinces him to settle it through sports. They decide on a three-on-three basketball game. It is an intense match, despite Tsukasa's team vastly outmatching Tsukushi's.
- "Tsukushi Makino is from a poor family, but she's attending an elite school for the super rich. Her life has become intertwined with the ruling boys of the school in a whirlwind of love and confusion.
Tsukasa wants Tsukushi and Rui expelled from Eitoku Academy, and he challenges them to a basketball showdown. Later, thanks to Tsukasa's sister Tsubaki, Tsukushi and Rui are forced to spend a night together. But Rui confesses to Tsukushi that he is still unable to forget about Shizuka."
- —Viz description
Tsukasa Domyoji announces his plans to have Tsukushi Makino and Rui Hanazawa expelled from Eitoku Academy. Tsukushi attempts to protest, but is silenced by one indifferent glance by Tsukasa. Rui seems resigned to their fate, so Tsukushi gradually comes to terms with it. Meanwhile, Tsubaki Domyoji learns what is happening by threatening Kazuya Aoike. The next day, she storms into the principal's office to stop Tsukasa's blackmail attempt. Everyone gathers into the office shortly. Tsubaki stops the bickering and suggests that they settle the situation through sports. Rui proposes a basketball game with him, Tsukushi, and Kazuya playing against Tsukasa, Sojiro Nishikado, and Akira Mimasaka.
Following a long day of practice, Tsukushi runs into Tsukasa on her way home. He promises to cancel the match if she says she loves him. Tsukushi asks him to let her go. He then pushes her against a wall and attempts to kiss her. Faced with her resistance, Tsukasa gives up and says "You hate me that much?" He has a sad smile as he walks away, promising not to hold back the next day. Tsukushi wonders whether she will one day regret her decision to reject him. The next day, she is surprised to see the entire school gathered for the match. Rui seems confident and declares "We're going to win this!" as their team put their hands together. Tsukushi thinks of Tsukasa's smile as they enter the court.
Acting as referee, Tsubaki lays down the ground rules. Tsukasa's team starts and easily wins their first point, despite Rui telling Tsukushi and Kazuya exactly what to do. At eight-to-one, Rui changes his strategy. He begins making Tsukasa jealous by acting over-familiar with Tsukushi. It works and soon Rui's team has six points. He decides to go for a two-pointer and tosses the ball to Tsukushi. She puts all her effort into the shot but misses. Kazuya then manages to score one point. Now that it is Tsukasa's turn, he declares "I quit." He leaves after telling Tsukushi "Do whatever you want." Akira and Sojiro are annoyed by his attitude. Tsubaki points out that they were going to talk him out expelling Rui anyway.
That night, three guys rob a dazed Tsukasa. He does nothing when they take his wallet, but becomes incensed when he believes one of them said "Rui." He beats them all up. Meanwhile, the others are drinking at the Domyojis'. Tsubaki decides to lock Tsukushi and Rui in a guest room upon learning that they have not slept together. In the room, Rui confesses to Tsukushi that he is not sure about his feelings for her and apologizes for using her to forget Shizuka Todo. Meanwhile, Tsukasa comes home. Sojiro and Akira treat him delicately. Tsubaki instead talks to him honestly about Rui and Tsukushi. He takes the news surprisingly well. The next morning, he watches Tsukushi leave the house.
- See also: Boys Over Flowers/Chapters
- Chapter 45: published on February 20, 1994. Tsukasa Domyoji wants Tsukushi Makino and Rui Hanazawa expelled.
- Chapter 46: Tsubaki Domyoji suggests that they settle the matter through sports. The chapter was released in early March 1994.
- Chapter 47: Tsukasa gives Tsukushi one last chance, the night before the basketball match. It was released in Margaret No.8 of 1994.
- Chapter 48: first published on April 5, 1994. The basketball game, determining Tsukushi's and Rui's fate, commences.
- Chapter 49: Tsukasa suddenly decides to end the match. The chapter was published in late April 1994.
- Chapter 50: It was released in Margaret's May 1994 issue. Tsubaki and the others lock Tsukushi and Rui in a guest bedroom.
- Chapter 51: Rui reveals his true feelings to Tsukushi. The chapter was first released on May 20, 1994 in Margaret.
- Side-columns: Yoko Kamio talks about the growing length of the series and thanks her readers and supporters. She spends three panels on her psychic friend, Yuchiku Rinoie, and then one on fan letters.
- See also: Foreign editions of Boys Over Flowers
- France: Glénat published the volume as Hana Yori Dango Tome 8 on May 26, 2004.
- South Korea: It was published under 꽃보다 남자 in Korean on October 31, 1997.
- Spain: The book was translated by Planeta Comics and released on December 21, 2006.
- Taiwan: It was released as Meteor Garden 8 (流星花園 8) on November 5, 1996 in Taiwan.
- Vietnam: Kim Dong published it as Con Nhà Giàu 8 on October 21, 2019.
- See also: Boys Over Flowers Highlights
- The illustration used on the cover of this volume was first featured on the cover of Margaret No.13 in June 1994. It was later included in the art book.
- In episode five of the anime, Tsukushi is shown reading this volume. However, the two pages featured are actually from chapter eighteen of volume four.
- Viz Media's version of the cover has rows of white dots of low quantity, while the original has several rows of green dots. Many of the other foreign editions also changed the background.
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