In April 2023, Guinness World Records recognized the Japanese manga “Hana yori dango” (Boys Over Flowers) as having the most published copies of a single author’s Shojo manga series.
“Boys Over Flowers” is a manga for girls by Yoko Kamio that ran from 1992 to 2004. This manga depicts the main character, an ordinary person, struggling to make her way through a school for rich children. The total number of comics sold in Japan exceeds 61 million copies. And this is developed into a variety of media, including anime, film, TV drama, and stage.
I subscribed in real time when it was serialized. All the characters are pretty, charming, and adorable. The story’s main character, a young girl, experiences bullying from the entire school at first, but she doesn’t give up. She uses her natural cheerfulness and guts to stand up to bullies. And it is a Cinderella story in which she is loved by a popular and rich boy at school and leads an enjoyable school life.
Check it out if you haven’t read it yet!