Hana Yori Dango: Romantic Story(花より男子 ロマンチックストーリー,(花より男子 ロマンチックストーリーHana Yori Dango Romanchikku Sutōrī) is a series of fifteen light novels by Shimako Takeuchi. They are based on the manga, Boys Over Flowers by Yoko Kamio and included illustrations by her. Some of the illustrations were included in her art book in 1995.
The novels were published by Shueisha under their Cobalt-Pinky (コバルトピンキー文庫),(コバルトピンキー文庫) label from 1994 to 1998. They were all reprinted and released on October 17, 2005 under the Cobalt label.
Shimako Takeuchi (竹内 志麻子,Shimako Takeuchi) is a pen name of the Japanese writer, Shimako Iwai (岩井 志麻子,Iwai Shimako, born December 5, 1964). She wrote many novelizations under her pen name for Shueisha Cobalt, including a novelization of the Super Gals! manga. Hana Yori Dango: Romantic Story was her last work under this name.
China: the novels were published by 21st Century House and translated by Wang Chaowei in June 2003 for China.