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Margaret (マーガレット () Māgaretto) is a shojo manga magazine published by Shueisha. Margaret began publication in 1963 as a weekly magazine,[1] and as a biweekly magazine in 1988.[2] It is currently sold on the fifth and twentieth of each month.

Yoko Kamio debuted in a spin-off magazine of Margaret, titled The Margaret with a story story in 1986.[3] She published "End of the Century" in Margaret in January 1992.[4] The short story was followed by her successful serial, Boys Over Flowers, which was serialized in Margaret from March 1992 to August 2003.[5] Her series', Cat Street,[6] Tora to Okami[7] and Crown of Thorns were published in Margaret 's sister magazine, Bessatsu Margaret.[8]

Margaret still regularly promotes news relating to Boys Over Flowers, such as a Hana Yori Dango Returns cast interview in January 2007,[9] and Hana Yori Dango Final and Hana Yori Dango: Koi Seyo Otome! promotion in their June 2008 issue.[10] To promote the launch of Boys Over Flowers Season 2 on Shonen Jump+, the first chapter was published in the February 2015 issue.[11]

Kamio's history with Margaret

Early works

Yoko Kamio debuted in a spin-off magazine of Margaret, titled The Margaret (ザ マーガレット () ), with the story story, "Hatachino Mamade Matteiru" in 1986.[12] In January 1992, her story "End of the Century" was published in Margaret.[13] Her works, Sayonara o Arigato, Ano Hi ni Aitai, Suki Suki Daisuki, and Mary-san no Hijitsu were possibly published in Margaret or one of its spin-off magazines.

Boys Over Flowers success

Kamio began her hit series, Boys Over Flowers in the eighth issue of Margaret in March 1992. The manga concluded after eleven years in August 2003. Kamio also published two short stories related to Boys Over Flowers, "Story of an Encounter" in September 2000 and "Night of the Crescent Moon" in December 2003.[5] She returned to the series in 2006 with another short story and again in 2008 with "Shall I Talk About Myself? Part 1" and "Part 2".[14]

Absence and promotions

During Kamio's absence from the magazine she published several series' in Margaret 's sister magazine, Bessatsu Margaret, including Cat Street (2004-2007),[6] Tora to Okami (2009-2012)[15] and Crown of Thorns (2013-2014).[16] After an almost six year absence, Kamio returned to the magazine with the one-shot, "Ringo Banana Gyunyu" in December 2013.[17]

Margaret regularly prints and promotes news relating to Boys Over Flowers. They published Hana Yori Dango Returns cast interview in January 2007,[9] and promoted Hana Yori Dango Final and Hana Yori Dango: Koi Seyo Otome! in their June 2008 issue.[18] In February 2015, they supported the launch of Boys Over Flowers Season 2 on Shonen Jump+ by printing the first chapter in the magazine.[11] The same year, Margaret announced the development of Hana Yori Dango: The Musical in their April issue.[19][20] Cast interviews of several of the musical's stars were included in the eighteenth, twenty-third, and twenty-fourth issues of Margaret during 2015.[21][22]

In the sixth issue of Margaret in March 2016, Kamio parodied the F4 with "F7" in a collaboration honoring the series, Osomatsu-kun.[23][24][25] In April, Kamio participated in the second Osomatsu-kun collaboration.[26]


Related magazines

Bessatsu Margaret

Bessatsu Margaret (別冊マーガレット () Bessatsu Māgaretto), often abbreviated to Betsuma (別マ () ), is a monthly shojo manga magazine published by Shueisha. The magazine is a spin-off of Margaret. Many of Yoko Kamio's works have been published in Betsuma, including Cat Street, Tora to Okami, and Crown of Thorns.


Main article: Margaret (Taiwan)

Margaret (瑪格麗特) is a Taiwanese manga magazine based on the original Japanese Margaret. It was published by Tong Li and began in February 2001. As of April 2010, the magazine has ceased publication.[36][37] Boys Over Flowers was published as Meteor Garden (流星花園) in the magazine.


Main article: Furoku

Furoku (付録 () lit. "Appendix") are extra gifts that come along with shojo magazines, such as Margaret, Ribon, and Nakayoshi. These 'extra gifts', include telephone cards, notebooks, small toys, etc. Margaret produced an innumerable amount of furoku related to Boys Over Flowers during its eleven-year run.

My Margaret

Main article: My Margaret

Margaret celebrated it's fiftieth anniversary in 2013[38] and held a celebration on November 9 and 10, 2013 in Kanazawa.[39] They have since had several several other exhibitions under the fiftieth anniversary tag. The events are also referred to as "My Margaret".

Character polls

Sometime in 1992, a character popularity contest was held in Margaret for Boys Over Flowers. Another contest was held around mid-to-late 2001. The results of both character polls are the following:[40][41]

1992 poll
  1. Tsukasa Domyoji
  2. Tsukushi Makino
  3. Rui Hanazawa
  4. Sojiro Nishikado
  5. Shizuka Todo
  6. Kazuya Aoike
  7. Akira Mimasaka
  8. Chieko and Haruo Makino
2001 poll
  1. Rui Hanazawa
  2. Tsukasa Domyoji
  3. Tsukushi Makino
  4. Sojiro Nishikado
  5. Tama
  6. Sara Hinata
  7. Akira Mimasaka


  1. (Japanese)
  2. (Japanese)
  3. Japanese Wikipedia
  4. (Italian)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Boys Over Flowers: Jewelry Box
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 (Spanish)
  10. (Japanese)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 (Japanese)
  12. Japanese Wikipedia
  13. (Italian)
  18. (Japanese)
  19. (Japanese)
  21. 21.0 21.1 (Japanese)
  22. 22.0 22.1 (Japanese)
  23. 23.0 23.1 (Japanese)
  24. (Japanese)
  26. 26.0 26.1 (Japanese)
  27. (Italian)
  28. (Japanese)
  29. (Japanese)
  30. (Japanese)
  31. (Japanese)
  32. (Japanese)
  33. (Japanese)
  34. (Japanese)
  35. (Japanese)
  36. (Chinese)
  37.瑪格麗特的句點。 (Chinese)
  38. (Japanese)
  39. (Japanese)
  40. Boys Over Flowers volume 2, side-columns
  41. Boys Over Flowers volume 31, side-columns

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