Yōko Kamio (神尾 葉子, Kamio Yōko, born June 29, 1966) is a Japanese manga artist and writer. Her best known series Boys Over Flowers (花より男子, Hana Yori Dango), for which she received the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1996,[1] is one of the best-selling manga series of all time and the best-selling shōjo manga.[2][3] Her work has been translated and distributed in Asia, Europe,[4] and North America.[5]

Yōko Kamio
神尾 葉子
Born (1966-06-29) June 29, 1966 (age 55)
Tokyo, Japan
Area(s)Manga artist
Notable works
Boys Over Flowers
Cat Street
AwardsShogakukan Manga Award (1996)


Boys Over FlowersEdit

Boys Over Flowers was serialized in Shueisha's bi-weekly Margaret magazine from October 1992 to September 2003 and was collected into 37 volumes. The manga has been licensed by Viz Media for publication in the United States.[6] It has also been published by Glénat in France[7] and by Planeta DeAgostini in Spain.[8] In July 2006, a short story based on the manga was published in issue 15 of Margaret magazine. Another two-installment short story was published in January 2007.[9]

After Boys Over FlowersEdit

Kamio's next project, Cat Street, was another shōjo drama/romance published by Shueisha. In it she tells the story about a former child actress who starts attending an alternative school after years of withdrawal from society. The protagonist subsequently rebuilds her life and rekindles her acting career. Cat Street was serialized in monthly Bessatsu Margaret (Betsuma) from the August 2004 issue of the magazine onward and collected into eight tankōbon volumes, the first of which was released on April 25, 2005 and the last on April 25, 2008. A live-action television drama adaptation was aired by NHK in October that same year.[10][11][12] Kamio's next series was Matsuri Special, which debuted in the first issue (November 2007) of Jump Square, a shōnen manga magazine.[13] It is about a high school girl whose father has trained her to become a female professional wrestler.

One of her later series was Tora to Okami which ran in Betsuma magazine from 2010 to 2011. [14]

Another series was Ibara no Kanmuri which ran from 2013 to 2014.[15]


  • Ano Hi ni Aitai (1989)
  • Sayonara o Arigatō (1989)
  • Suki Suki Daisuki (1990)
  • Merii-san no Hijitsu (1991–1992, 5 volumes)
  • Boys Over Flowers (1993–2003, 37 volumes)
  • Cat Street (2004–2007, 8 volumes)
  • Matsuri Special (2008–2009, 4 volumes)
  • Tora to Okami (2009–2012, 6 volumes)
  • Crown of Thorns (2013–2014, 2 volumes)[16]
  • Boys Over Flowers Season 2 (2015–2019)[17]


  1. ^ 小学館漫画賞: 歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on July 10, 2008. Retrieved 2007-08-19.
  2. ^ Brown, Urian (February 16, 2015). "This Week's Issue 02/16/15". Shonen Jump.viz.com. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  3. ^ 花より男子 : ラブコメの金字塔が12年ぶり連載スタート 「少年ジャンプ+」で新シリーズ. Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese). 2015-02-10. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
  4. ^ "Manga Hana Yori Dango" (in French). Glénat. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Boys Over Flowers, Vol. 1". Viz Media. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Hana Yori Dango Licensed...But by Who?". Anime News Network. 2003-03-24. Retrieved 2011-12-22.
  7. ^ "Hana Yori Dango Tome 1" (in French). Glénat. Retrieved 2012-09-14.
  8. ^ "No me lo digas con flores" (in Spanish). Planeta DeAgostini. Retrieved 2012-09-14.
  9. ^ "2-Issue Boys Over Flowers Side Story Revealed in Japan". Anime News Network. 2007-12-10. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
  10. ^ Kamio, Yoko (April 25, 2005). キャットストリート 1 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Archived from the original on October 21, 2007. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  11. ^ Kamio, Yoko (April 25, 2008). キャットストリート 8 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Archived from the original on September 22, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  12. ^ "キャットストリート NHK ドラマ 8" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on August 14, 2008. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  13. ^ "Jump Square's page on Matsuri Special". Retrieved 2007-05-21.
  14. ^ "Boys Over Flowers' Kamio to Launch Tora to Ōkami Manga". Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  15. ^ "Boys Over Flowers' Kamio Ends Ibara no Kanmuri Manga". Anime News Network. 2014-02-12. Retrieved 2015-02-09.
  16. ^ "Boys Over Flowers' Kamio to Launch Ibara no Kanmuri Manga". Anime News Network. 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
  17. ^ "Boys Over Flowers' Yoko Kamio To Launch New Series in Shonen Jump". Anime News Network. 2015-01-31. Retrieved 2015-02-09.

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