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"I'm so excited to draw Eitoku Academy again! I hope even those of you who haven't read the previous Boys Over Flowers books will enjoy this new series. Look forward to more volumes to come!"
Yoko Kamio, 2015[src]

Boys Over Flowers Season 2 ( 花のち晴れ 〜花男 Next Season〜 Hana Nochi Hare ~HanaDan Next Season~, lit. "Sunshine After Flowers — Flower Boys Next Season")[1] is the sequel to Yoko Kamio's Boys Over Flowers. The manga premiered online simultaneously on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ and Viz Media's website on February 15, 2015.[2] A new chapter of the series is typically released online every other Sunday.[1] The series has been collected into eight volumes as of January 4, 2018.[3]

Season 2 will be adapted into a television drama, titled Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season. It will air in April 2018 on TBS. Hana Sugisaki is set to star as the series' heroine, Oto Edogawa. Sho Hirano and Taishi Nakagawa will costar as Haruto Kaguragi and Tenma Hase.[4] The drama is a sequel to 2005's Hana Yori Dango.[5]

Oto attends the exclusive and expensive, Eitoku Senior High, which has suffered a severe drop in reputation since the F4's graduation. Haruto, leader of the Correct 5, is trying to fix the school by forcing the poor students to withdraw. His chance encounter with Oto at her job changes both of their lives forever.

Summary

After the F4 graduated, Eitoku Academy's popularity is at an all-time low. Haruto Kaguragi formed the Correct 5 with Kaito Taira, Airi Maya, Sugimaru Eibi, and Issa Narumiya to restore its failing reputation. The Correct 5 hold "peasant hunts" to rid the school of students who cannot pay tuition or donations. Oto Edogawa, another student, is from a bankrupt family and works at convenience store. She desperately tries to hid this, but is discovered by Haruto. However, she learns about his obsession for mail-order items at the same time, which keeps her safe for now. Haruto constantly worries about her revealing his secret and spies on her at work. In a turn of events, he saves her from a coworker, who attempts to assault her. Oto calls him "creepy" for following her, but eventually thanks him for his help.[6]

Oto reveals to Haruto that she is engaged. Haruto enters into a state of depression, after hearing her fiance's identity. He is Tenma Hase, the student body president of Eitoku's rival, Momonozono Academy. In the meantime, Airi, who is obsessed with Haruto, learns about Oto and outs her secret to the entire school. Oto resolves to leave school and sets Tenma "free" from their engagement, which requires her to stay at Eitoku. Haruto is forced to consider expelling Oto, but finds that he cannot go through with it. Airi goes to do it herself. Haruto chases after her and they discover several students beating up Oto. Tenma arrives just in time to protects Oto and announces that he has paid her donation. At the hospital, he confesses his love for her. Haruto agonizes over his role in Oto getting hurt. After Rui Hanazawa gives him advice, Haruto is able to decide what is important to him.[7]

Manga

Season2-Viz1

Viz's digital release

Main article: List of Boys Over Flowers Season 2 chapters

Boys Over Flowers Season 2 debuted simultaneously in Japan and America on February 15, 2015. It is released biweekly on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ and Viz Media's website.[2] The first volume of the series was published in Japan on July 3, 2015[8] and digitally in America on December 22.[9] The series is currently on its eighth volume, which was released on Janary 4, 2018.[3] It is also published in South Korea,[10] Taiwan,[11] and France.[12]

Adaptation

Main article: Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season

An adaptation of Boys Over Flowers Season 2 was announced in later January 2018. The series will star Hana Sugisaki, Sho Hirano, and Taishi Nakagawa. It will air on TBS in April 2018.[4] The story is set ten years after the feature film, Hana Yori Dango Final (2008).[5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.dramafever.com/news/-hit-manga-hana-yori-dango-boys-over-flowers-is-getting-a-sequel/
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-02-09/viz-shonen-jump-to-add-new-boys-over-flowers-season-2-manga/.84264
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4088813324/ (Japanese)
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://natalie.mu/eiga/news/266412 (Japanese)
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://www.tbs.co.jp/hana_hare/ (Japanese)
  6. Boys Over Flowers volume 1, chapters 1-4
  7. Boys Over Flowers Season 2 volume 2, chapters 7-13
  8. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4088804023/ (Japanese)
  9. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-12-16/viz-media-to-release-momogumi-plus-senki-manga-digitally/.96598
  10. http://lalaoz.info/10 (Korean)
  11. http://www.tongli.com.tw/BooksDetail.aspx?Bd=JC0971001 (Chinese)
  12. https://www.decitre.fr/livres/hana-nochi-hare-tome-01-9782344027349.html (French)

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