Yoko Kamio debuted in a spin-off magazine of Margaret, titled The Margaret with a story story in 1986. She published "End of the Century" in Margaret in January 1992. The short story was followed by her successful serial, Boys Over Flowers, which was released in Margaret from March 1992 to August 2003. Her series', Cat Street, Tora to Okami and Crown of Thorns were published in Margaret 's sister magazine, Bessatsu Margaret.
Margaret still regularly promotes news relating to Boys Over Flowers, including an interview of the Hana Yori Dango Returns cast in January 2007, as well as advertising Hana Yori Dango Final and Hana Yori Dango: Koi Seyo Otome! in their June 2008 issue. To promote the launch of Boys Over Flowers Season 2 on Shonen Jump+, the first chapter of the series was published in the February 2015 issue of Margaret.
Kamio's history with Margaret
- See also: Yoko Kamio bibliography
Early worksYoko Kamio debuted in The Margaret (
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 and over two-hundred chapters in August 2003. Kamio also published two one-shots in the magazine, "Story of an Encounter" in September 2000 and "Night of the Crescent Moon" in December 2003. Both are side stories of Boys Over Flowers.
Absence and promotionsPost-Boys Over Flowers, Kamio published several series' in Bessatsu Margaret, a sister magazine of Margaret, including Cat Street (2004-2007), Tora to Okami (2009-2012) and Crown of Thorns (2013-2014). After an almost six year absence, Kamio returned to Margaret with a one-shot, titled "Ringo Banana Gyunyu" in December 2013.
Margaret published an interview with the Hana Yori Dango Returns cast in January 2007, and also promoted Hana Yori Dango Final and Hana Yori Dango: Koi Seyo Otome! in their June 2008 issue. In February 2015, they supported the launch of Boys Over Flowers Season 2 on Shonen Jump+ by printing the first chapter in the magazine. The same year, Margaret announced the development of Hana Yori Dango: The Musical in their April issue. Cast interviews of the musical's stars were included in the three issues of Margaret during 2015.
In the sixth issue of Margaret in March 2016, Kamio participated in a collaboration honoring the series, Osomatsu-kun by parodying the F4. In April, Kamio also participated in the second Osomatsu-kun collaboration.
Bessatsu Margaret (
- 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 launched in February 2001. As of April 2010, the magazine has ceased publication. Boys Over Flowers was published as Meteor Garden (流星花園) in the magazine.
- Main article: Furoku
- Main article: My Margaret
Margaret had its fiftieth anniversary in 2013 and celebrated by holding an exhibition showcasing the history of the publication. Boys Over Flowers was one of many to be featured at the exhibit. In 2014, it was renamed "My Margaret". Several exhibitions were held throughout Japan, before it ended in June 2016.
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: