Shuiesha recently announced that Boys Over Flower manga has set the Guinness World record for “Most published Shojo manga by a single author. Yoko Kamio’s Boys Over Flowers, also known as “Hana Yori Dango” has 59.4 million printed copies in circulation as of November 2022.
Boys Over Flowers recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. The author of the manga series, Yoko Kamio expressed her happiness saying she is very happy that this record was given to the manga in its 30th anniversary year. The author believes this is a record supported by so many readers.
Here is a rough translation:
I am very happy to be registered in the Guinness World Records in the year of the 30th anniversary of Boys Over Flowers. I believe that this is a record that has been supported by so many readers. thank you very much. And I’m going to hold my first original painting exhibition from April. Please come and see Tsukushiya F4!
Boys Over Flowers manga was serialized in Shueisha’s Margaret magazine from October 1992 to January 2004. Viz Media is officially licensing the manga in North America.
The original manga series has been adapted into various other mediums, including an audio drama which was released on CD from July 1993 to July 1994. A Japanese live-action film adaptation was released in 1995, followed by anime series produced by Toei Animation. The anime series aired from 1996 to 1997.
The first live-action TV drama, Meteor Garden, was produced in Taiwan and aired in 2001. A Japanese live-action TV drama followed in 2005. The most popular live-action TV drama adaptation, however, was produced in South Korea and aired in 2009.
MyAnimeList describes the manga series as follows:
Tsukushi Makino, a working-class girl, attends an elite elevator school called Eitoku Academy, populated by children from rich, high-society families. She is the “weed” of the school surrounded by all the rich kids including the “Flower” Four (F4). The F4 leader and son of the wealthiest, most powerful family in Japan, Tsukasa Domyoji, takes an interest in Tsukushi, because she is the only girl at Eitoku who doesn’t fawn over him. However, his hot-headed nature and bullying ways are originally a major turn-off for Tsukushi, who has her sights set on someone else.
Source: Comic Natalie