About the Author
Yoko Kamio was born on June 29, 1966 and made her manga debut in 1986 with HATACHINO MAMADE MATTEIRU (Waiting Until 20). Her works since include SUKI SUKI DAISUKI (I Really, Really Like You), and MARY-SAN NO HITSUJI (Mary's Lamb). Following its release, HANA YORI DANGO (Boys Over Flowers) broke sales records by becoming the first shojo manga series to sell over 35 million copies in Japan, making the series the best-selling shojo manga in Japan. The series went on to win the 1996 Shogakukan Comic Award in the Girls Preferred Division.