Boys Over Flowers Season 2 3 ( 花のち晴れ〜花男 Next Season〜 3 Hana Nochi Hare ~HanaDan Next Season~ 3) is the third volume of Boys Over Flowers Season 2 by Yoko Kamio. The volume was first published on March 4, 2016 by Shueisha and consists of chapters fourteen through twenty. It has sold 72,134 copies as of March 13, 2016. The volume was published digitally by Viz Media on June 28, 2016.
Haruto Kaguragi and Oto Edogawa become friends again, after clearing up the misunderstanding. Later, Airi Maya locks Oto in the basement of a retail store with Tenma Hase. Haruto severs their friendship and Airi goes missing. Kaito Taira enlists Oto's help in locating her.
- "Haruto Kaguragi, leader of the most exclusive clique at Eitoku Academy, owns up to his love for poor student Oto Edogawa by tracking down the instigator of the bullying incident that nearly forced her to leave school. When it turns out the culprit is his jealous childhood friend Airi, he reprimands her. Shattered and repentant, Airi apologizes to Oto and asks to be friends...but is she really over Haruto?"
- —Viz description
Haruto Kaguragi wakes up in Oto Edogawa's hospital room, after accidentally touching her breast. On their way home, he apologizes for his inadvertent role in her getting beat up. Oto also attempts to apologize for an earlier comment, though Haruto refuses her apology and places all the blame on himself. They become friends again now that the misunderstanding is cleared. The following day, Oto goes back to Eitoku Academy, but decides to live life on her own terms. Haruto forgives Airi Maya, who is seemingly devastated by his words. At home, Airi destroys her bedroom, shocking one of her maids.
Bored, Haruto vists Oto at the convenience store. Her coworker, Konno invites them to hang out with her and her boyfriend, Mi-tan. Oto reluctantly goes along with it, but ends up having a nice time with Haruto. After spending time at the batting cages, they eat out at a restaurant, where Airi unexpectedly shows up. Airi tearfully apologizes to Oto, who forgives her, though Haruto remains skeptical. She then brings Oto and Haruto to a store and gives her a dress. Airi sends Haruto ahead of them to a cafe and takes Oto to the basement for another "present". She actually locks her in a dark room, where Oto finds Tenma Hase.
Tenma reveals that Airi lured him into the basement by telling him that Oto "[was] in danger". He is relieved to see that she is okay. Meanwhile, Airi meets Haruto at the cafe. Haruto becomes angry, when she refuses to admit where Oto is. He eventually manages to set Oto and Tenma free. Two days later, Airi goes missing and Kaito Taira asks Oto for help. Haruto refuses to aid their search, so Oto goes searching on her own. She follows a clue to an abandoned factory, where she finds Airi nearly passed out. At the same time, Haruto remembers an old memory, which helps him finally realized Airi's love for him. He arrives at the factory and carries Airi to safety.
Airi later visits a sick Oto at her home. Airi appears to be attempting to get over Haruto and asks Oto about Tenma. She even asks if "there's still hope for Haruto" to be with Oto. Airi then whisks Oto away to a resort, despite her protests. Oto walks alone on a nearby beach and coincidentally runs into Haruto. Nervous, Haruto unfortunately comes off looking arrogant during their conversation. After watching Issa Narumiya's flower arranging demonstration, Oto goes into the resort's hot springs. A few minutes later, Haruto gets into the hot springs and sees a naked girl. His screams are heard by Oto and Airi in a different bath.
- Chapter 14: published on October 18, 2015, the chapter continues from the cliffhanger of chapter thirteen. Haruto Kaguragi visits Oto Edogawa and they become friends again, after a misunderstanding.
- Chapter 15: Oto and Haruto are with Konno and Mi-tan, when Airi Maya suddenly arrives. The chapter was released on November 1, 2015.
- Chapter 16: Airi tricks Oto and locks her in a basement with Tenma Hase. It was published on November 15, 2015.
- Chapter 17: Haruto rescues Oto and Tenma from Airi's basement. The chapter was released in Japan and America on November 29, 2015.
- Chapter 18: Airi goes missing, and Oto and Haruto go looking for her. It was published on December 13, 2015.
- Chapter 19: published on December 27, 2015. Airi and Oto become friends. She takes Oto to see Haruto, hoping to give him a shot at love.
- Chapter 20: the chapter was published on January 10, 2016 by Shonen Jump+. Haruto accidentally sees a naked girl at a hot spring.
- "Bonus Story": originally published as "Bonus Story 2" on January 24, 2016. The story portrays the unlikely friendship between Airi and Oto.
- See also: Foreign editions of Boys Over Flowers
- South Korea: on September 30, 2016, Seoul Media Group released the volume as 꽃보다 맑음3.
- Taiwan: the volume was published as Meteor Garden Next Season 3 (流星花園～Next Season～3) on August 18, 2016 by Tong Li Comics.
- Yoko Kamio posted a sample picture of the cover on her Twitter on February 15, 2016.
- Hana Yori Dango: F4 and First Kiss held a quiz in honor of the volume's release in early March. A dress matching one of Airi Maya's was available as an award for the player's avatar. The game was also advertised on the book's obi.
- Kamio signed and drew pictures of Airi in a few copies of this volume for her assistants and others.
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