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Margaret (マーガレット () Māgaretto) is a shojo manga magazine published by Shueisha. The magazine began publication in 1963 as a weekly magazine,[1] later changed to biweekly in 1988.[2] It is currently sold on the fifth and twentieth of each month. The Rose of Versailles, Itazura na Kiss, Hirunaka no Ryuusei, Stepping on Roses, and Mei-chan no Shitsuji are among the series published in Margaret.

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 released 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, including an interview of the Hana Yori Dango Returns cast in January 2007,[9] as well as advertising Hana Yori Dango Final and Hana Yori Dango: Koi Seyo Otome! in their June 2008 issue.[10] 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.[11]

Kamio's history with Margaret

See also: Yoko Kamio bibliography

Early works

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Boys Over Flowers creator Yoko Kamio

Yoko Kamio debuted in The Margaret (ザ マーガレット () ), a spin-off magazine of Margaret, with the story story, "Hatachino Mamade Matteiru" in 1986.[3] In January 1992, her story "End of the Century" was published in Margaret.[12] Her other early works, Sayonara o Arigato, Ano Hi ni Aitai, Suki Suki Daisuki, and Mary-san no Hijitsu were most likely 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 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.[5]

She returned to the series in 2006 with an unnamed short story and again in 2008 with "Shall I Talk About Myself", a two-part story starring Rui Hanazawa.[13]

Absence and promotions

Betsuma-2004

An issue of Bessatsu Magaret featuring Cat Street on the cover

Post-Boys Over Flowers, Kamio published several series' in Bessatsu Margaret, a sister magazine of Margaret, including Cat Street (2004-2007),[6] Tora to Okami (2009-2012)[14] and Crown of Thorns (2013-2014).[15] After an almost six year absence, Kamio returned to Margaret with a one-shot, titled "Ringo Banana Gyunyu" in December 2013.[16]

Margaret published an interview with the Hana Yori Dango Returns cast in January 2007,[9] and also promoted Hana Yori Dango Final and Hana Yori Dango: Koi Seyo Otome! in their June 2008 issue.[17] 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.[18][19] Cast interviews of the musical's stars were included in the three issues of Margaret during 2015.[20][21]

In the sixth issue of Margaret in March 2016, Kamio participated in a collaboration honoring the series, Osomatsu-kun by parodying the F4.[22][23][24] In April, Kamio also participated in the second Osomatsu-kun collaboration.[25]

Covers

Related magazines

Bessatsu Margaret

Bessatsu Margaret (別冊マーガレット () Bessatsu Māgaretto), often abbreviated as 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.

Taiwan

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.[35][36] Boys Over Flowers was published as Meteor Garden (流星花園) in the magazine.

Furoku

Main article: Furoku

Furoku (付録 () lit. "Appendix") are extra gifts[37] that come along with manga magazines, such as Margaret, Ribon, and Nakayoshi.[38] These 'extra gifts' include telephone cards, notebooks, small toys, etc. Margaret produced a large amount of furoku related to Boys Over Flowers during the eleven-years it was published in the magazine.

My Margaret

Main article: My Margaret

Margaret had its fiftieth anniversary in 2013[39] 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.[40] In 2014, it was renamed "My Margaret".[41] Several exhibitions were held throughout Japan, before it ended in June 2016.[42]

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:[43][44]

1992
  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
  1. Rui Hanazawa
  2. Tsukasa Domyoji
  3. Tsukushi Makino
  4. Sojiro Nishikado
  5. Tama
  6. Sara Hinata
  7. Akira Mimasaka

References

  1. http://www.shueisha.co.jp/history/history3.html (Japanese)
  2. http://www.shueisha.co.jp/history/history6.html (Japanese)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Yoko Kamio on Japanese Wikipedia
  4. http://www.nekobonbon.com/Hanayori/Testi/hanayori01.htm (Italian)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Boys Over Flowers: Jewelry Box
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-08-29/yoko-kamio-draws-cat-street-manga-side-story
  7. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-01-12/boys-over-flowers-kamio-to-launch-tora-to-okami-manga
  8. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-03-12/boys-over-flowers-kamio-to-launch-ibara-no-kanmuri-manga
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 http://shojodeirdre.blogspot.com/2006_12_01_archive.html (Spanish)
  10. http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/lovelovedongdong/diary/200806050002/ (Japanese)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 http://feilin-s.blogspot.com/2015/03/2015-6_6.html (Japanese)
  12. http://www.nekobonbon.com/Hanayori/Testi/hanayori01.htm (Italian)
  13. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-12-10/2-issue-boys-over-flowers-side-story-revealed-in-japan
  14. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-01-12/boys-over-flowers-kamio-to-launch-tora-to-okami-manga
  15. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-03-12/boys-over-flowers-kamio-to-launch-ibara-no-kanmuri-manga
  16. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-12-21/hana-yori-dango-kamio-draws-1-shot-manga
  17. http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/lovelovedongdong/diary/200806050002/ (Japanese)
  18. http://margaret.shueisha.co.jp/news/index.html (Japanese)
  19. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-04-18/boys-over-flowers-manga-gets-musical-adaptation/.87261
  20. 20.0 20.1 http://margaret.shueisha.co.jp/news/index.html (Japanese)
  21. 21.0 21.1 http://margaret.shueisha.co.jp/news/index.html#news25 (Japanese)
  22. 22.0 22.1 http://natalie.mu/comic/news/176880 (Japanese)
  23. http://mantan-web.jp/2016/02/20/20160219dog00m200042000c.html (Japanese)
  24. http://tubotterugirl.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-7580.html
  25. 25.0 25.1 http://natalie.mu/comic/news/184313 (Japanese)
  26. http://www.nekobonbon.com/Hanayori/Testi/hanayori01.htm (Italian)
  27. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/81938 (Japanese)
  28. http://ameblo.jp/shueisha-margaret/entry-12094553159.html (Japanese)
  29. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/166651 (Japanese)
  30. http://natalie.mu/comic/pp/margaret (Japanese)
  31. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/23752 (Japanese)
  32. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/27692 (Japanese)
  33. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/61190 (Japanese)
  34. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/88650 (Japanese)
  35. http://gnn.gamer.com.tw/4/43394.html (Chinese)
  36. http://ihuan.pixnet.net/blog/post/26018431-瑪格麗特的句點。 (Chinese)
  37. http://manga.tokyo/report/the-world-of-japanese-shojo-manga-magazine-furoku/
  38. http://kaijukorner.blogspot.com/2014/05/furoku-part-2-girls-magazines.html
  39. http://natalie.mu/comic/pp/margaret (Japanese)
  40. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/89656 (Japanese)
  41. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/114280 (Japan)
  42. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/190132 (Japan)
  43. Boys Over Flowers volume 2, side-columns
  44. Boys Over Flowers volume 31, side-columns

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