WEFOUNDBoys Over Flowers, Vol. 25


This isn’t a series overview; I’m just comparing volume one with volume 32. I haven’t read volumes two through 31. When the series is complete in English, I’ll have to ask myself: “I really like Hana Yori Dango but do I $300 like it? Do I like it as much as a new iPod?”

Behold the power of Hana Yori Dango ! Boys Over Flowers , (as it is called in English) is the best-selling shojo manga, possibly the best-selling shojo of all time, with over 35 million copies in Japan, possibly as many as 58 million copies depending on your source. 1 A 2008 live action film finale to the 2005 live action drama series was number one at the Japanese box office, bumping Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull to number two at the box office. 2

Let’s think about those best seller numbers for a minute: Valley of the Dolls at 30 million copies is often cited as one of the top-selling books of all time (after the Bible and Mao’s books). 58 million books is more in league with say, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary . Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hollows sold 44 million, (perhaps 72 million worldwide). 3

Haruto Kaguragi stands atop the wealthy elite of Eitoku Academy, but he's secretly in love with its poorest student, Oto Edogawa. After hearing that Oto plans to transfer to rival Momonozono Academy, Haruto says things he doesn't mean. Angry and hurt, Oto is then confronted by Konoe for meeting up with Haruto. And Megumi bares her soul (and more!) to comfort a depressed Haruto.

Although Tsukushi Makino is from a poor family, she attends an elite school for the super rich, where her life has become intertwined with the “F4,” the ruling boys of the school, in a whirlwind of love and confusion!

The rivalry between elite schools Eitoku Academy and Momonozono Academy turns into an all-out battle when Tenma Hase, Momonozono’s student council president and fiancé of Oto Edogawa, challenges Haruto Kaguragi, the leader of Eitoku’s Correct 5 and Edogawa’s would-be suitor, to a showdown at the Manly Man Festival! Haruto’s at an overwhelming disadvantage against martial arts expert Hase, but with some help from Sojiro Nishikado of the F4, he prepares to win the fight…and Edogawa’s heart!

This isn’t a series overview; I’m just comparing volume one with volume 32. I haven’t read volumes two through 31. When the series is complete in English, I’ll have to ask myself: “I really like Hana Yori Dango but do I $300 like it? Do I like it as much as a new iPod?”

Behold the power of Hana Yori Dango ! Boys Over Flowers , (as it is called in English) is the best-selling shojo manga, possibly the best-selling shojo of all time, with over 35 million copies in Japan, possibly as many as 58 million copies depending on your source. 1 A 2008 live action film finale to the 2005 live action drama series was number one at the Japanese box office, bumping Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull to number two at the box office. 2

Let’s think about those best seller numbers for a minute: Valley of the Dolls at 30 million copies is often cited as one of the top-selling books of all time (after the Bible and Mao’s books). 58 million books is more in league with say, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary . Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hollows sold 44 million, (perhaps 72 million worldwide). 3

Haruto Kaguragi stands atop the wealthy elite of Eitoku Academy, but he's secretly in love with its poorest student, Oto Edogawa. After hearing that Oto plans to transfer to rival Momonozono Academy, Haruto says things he doesn't mean. Angry and hurt, Oto is then confronted by Konoe for meeting up with Haruto. And Megumi bares her soul (and more!) to comfort a depressed Haruto.

This isn’t a series overview; I’m just comparing volume one with volume 32. I haven’t read volumes two through 31. When the series is complete in English, I’ll have to ask myself: “I really like Hana Yori Dango but do I $300 like it? Do I like it as much as a new iPod?”

Behold the power of Hana Yori Dango ! Boys Over Flowers , (as it is called in English) is the best-selling shojo manga, possibly the best-selling shojo of all time, with over 35 million copies in Japan, possibly as many as 58 million copies depending on your source. 1 A 2008 live action film finale to the 2005 live action drama series was number one at the Japanese box office, bumping Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull to number two at the box office. 2

Let’s think about those best seller numbers for a minute: Valley of the Dolls at 30 million copies is often cited as one of the top-selling books of all time (after the Bible and Mao’s books). 58 million books is more in league with say, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary . Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hollows sold 44 million, (perhaps 72 million worldwide). 3


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