- Tsukasa: "What's wrong with me?! Huh?! Answer me! Where are you ever gonna find a guy as perfect as me?!"
- Tsukushi: "I hate your stupidity! I hate your hairstyle! I hate the way you strut around in your stupid clothes! I hate your smugness! I hate those snake eyes of yours! I hate everything about you!"
- — Tsukushi's reasons for disliking Tsukasa
Chapter 7 of Boys Over Flowers was first released in June 1992 in the manga magazine, Margaret. The chapter was followed by the eighth installment in July 1992. It marks the first official appearance of Shizuka Todo.
News of the return of Rui Hanazawa's first love, Shizuka Todo, reaches Tsukushi Makino. She later receives a shock when Rui mockingly kisses her on the cheek. Meanwhile, Tsukasa Domyoji tries his best to impress Tsukushi.
After he stops Yuriko Asai and her friends from harassing Tsukushi Makino, Tsukasa Domyoji offers his hand to her. Tsukushi almost accepts, but comes to her senses, realizing that he put her "in this situation" in th first place. Tsukusa asks her "what's wrong with me?", prompting Tsukushi to fire off several reasons why she dislikes him. She punches him and quickly hurries away, before overhearing Akira Mimasaka's and Sojiro Nishikado's conversation about Shizuka Todo.
She joins their talk and asks questions about Shizuka. They tell her a story from their childhood. When they were children, Rui had severe autism. Shizuka was the only one able to bring him out of his shell. Tsukushi is downcast after hearing the story, and wanders through Tokyo until she happens upon Rui kissing a poster with Shizuka's face on it. He appears irritated by her presence, which causes her to babble. Rui perceives Tsukushi's feelings for him and kisses her on the cheek. Rui walks away and Tsukushi realizes he was "toying with [her]".
The next day at school, Yuriko and her friends are talking about Shizuka and point out how different Tsukushi is from her. Annoyed, Tsukushi leaves the room. She passes by Tsukasa and barely recognizes him since he has straightened his hair to look more appealing to her. However, his hair begins to curl immediately back to his natural style, much to Tsukushi's amusement. Akira and Sojiro run up and announce Shizuka's arrival. Rui is the first one to greet Shizuka, who jumps into his arms and declares "I've missed you so much!"
- Erika Ayuhara
- Minako Yamano
- Rui Hanazawa
- Shizuka Todo (First appearance)
- Sojiro Nishikado
- Tsukasa Domyoji
- Tsukushi Makino
- Yuriko Asai
- In this chapter, Sojiro wears a Chicago Bulls sweatshirt. The team was extremely popular at the time of this publication, having just won the 1991 and 1992 NBA Finals.