Name: Boys Over Flowers (Hana Yori Dango)
Mangaka: Kamio, Youko
Volumes: 37 (Such a painful number)
Licensed: Viz (Complete)
Scanlator: Too many
Genre: Drama/High school/Comedy/Unrequited Love/Bullying
Age Group: Teen
Summary: Tsukushi attends an elite school, not because of wealth but because of intelligence. Because of this she has become aquainted with the F4. The F4 are the richest and hottest (Debatable) guys at school. Not to mention the biggest bullies ever. Like a weed, Tsukushi decides to fight back against her bullies and finds one of the guys is falling for her. Now press play.
Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Opinion: Worst thing about this is the graphics. They are old. But, if you can suck it up the plot is very redeeming. Again with the bullying theme but it turns out quite well. This is another unrequited love story, but mostly for the side character rather then the main character. I mean the heroine deals with some rejection but not as much as Domyouji. How sad.
It is very long. Don’t bother if you can’t commit. And if you buy (like me) you are in for a LOT of pain (when buying). They are older too so the chance is slipping away. (Cries in corner) I really wannit. But, I must admit that the juice is worth the squeeze. The ending is real good. And when the main couple gets together its like “Well finally! How cute.”. It feels like couples end up together just too easily these days. It’s nice to see a struggle. (A THIRTY SEVEN VOLUME STRUGGLE!)
Final Rating: 8/10
Extra: There IS a drama but I haven’t seen it. Any good people? I’ve HEARD it’s good.