- "I have three cats, but only two of them get along with each other. Every time I pass in and out of their respective rooms over the course of a day of drawing manga, I wonder if they'll ever be able to coexist."
- —Yoko Kamio, 2016
Boys over Flowers Season 2 5 (花のち晴れ〜花男 Next Season〜 5 Hana Nochi Hare ~HanaDan Next Season~ 5) is the fifth compilation of Boys Over Flowers Season 2. It was first published on December 2, 2016 in Japan by Shueisha. As of December 11, 2016, the volume has sold an estimated 69,555 copies. Viz Media published the volume digitally on May 23, 2017. It contains chapters twenty-eight through thirty-five.
Oto Edogawa and Tenma Hase run into Haruto Kaguragi and Megumi Nishidome at an amusement park. The awkward double date ends in a near-death experience for Haruto. Later, Haruto confesses his feelings to Oto.
- "Haruto Kaguragi stands atop the wealthy elite of Eitoku Academy, but he’s secretly in love with its poorest student, Oto Edogawa. After Haruto and Megumi bump into Oto and Tenma at the amusement park, they decide to go on a double date. But when Haruto finds himself alone on the Ferris wheel with Oto, he attempts to confess his feelings. Too bad a freak accident spoils his plans! Later that night, Oto comes to his house to finish where they left off..."
- —Viz description
At an amusement park, Oto Edogawa and Tenma Hase run into Haruto Kaguragi and Megumi Nishidome. Megumi suggests to turn their meeting into a double date, which everyone reluctantly agrees to. The couples decide to ride the Ferris wheel. Haruto absentmindedly walks pass Tenma and gets on the ride with Oto. Alone together, Haruto nearly confesses his love to Oto. The Ferris wheel suddenly stops, causing a child to hang out of the car below. Haruto climbs down and rescues the child. He falls onto a mattress, when the ride begins working. Megumi throws her arms around Haruto, happy to see that he is alright.
After Haruto's near-death experience, Megumi asks him to "go out with [her] for real." Oto later decides to settle things with Haruto, following a fight with Tenma. He confirms his feelings for her. Oto thanks him for sharing and tells him "now we can end this." Before she leaves, Oto entreats him to stop pursuing now that she is dating Tenma. Kobayashi arrives with a puzzle, which he and Haruto put together. Haruto sees Megumi and her phone number in the puzzle, just before she shows up. At the same time, Oto walks home, where she finds Tenma waiting for her. She apologizes, but he kisses her, saying "don't ever apologize to me again."
Kaito Taira, Sugimaru Eibi, and Issa Narumiya inform Haruto about a trend known as "Eitoku hunting." Several students have been attacked in town with yellow spray paint. Haruto realizes that the Correct 5 has "to get more powerful" in order to protect their school. The next morning, they arrive at Eitoku to find the school's gates vandalized. Oto appears with a mop and bucket, urging the other students to help clean the graffiti. Meanwhile, Tenma attends a student council meeting at Momonozono Academy. Oto and Airi Maya later promise to meet after school. Oto is approached by three strangers with spray paint, while waiting for Airi.
Airi frantically calls Haruto when Oto does not show up. However, he appears disinclined to help her. Two hours earlier, the thugs attack Oto and get spray paint in eyes by mistake. A group of Momonozono students happen by and assist her to the hospital. When Tenma arrives, he asks her to transfer to his school. He gives her time to think it over and has Hitoshi Konoe escort her to work. Konoe asks her twice about when she is transferring, though she insists that "[she is] still thinking about it." A short while later, Haruto materializes at Oto's work. He seems worried at first, but quickly becomes annoyed when she mentions Tenma.
- Chapter 28: Oto Edogawa and Tenma Hase coincidentally meet Haruto Kaguragi and Megumi Nishidome at an amusement park. The chapter was released on May 29, 2016.
- Chapter 29: first published on June 26, 2016. Haruto accidentally gets on the Ferris wheel with Oto.
- Chapter 30: Haruto nearly dies after saving a child from falling off the Ferris wheel. It was published in July 2016.
- Chapter 31: the chapter was released on July 24, 2016. In this chapter, Haruto confesses his feelings to Oto and she asks him to stop pursuing her.
- Chapter 32: a trend known as "Eitoku hunting" comes to Haruto's attention. The chapter was first published in August 2016 on Shonen Jump+.
- Chapter 33: After school, Oto is attacked by three guys with spray paint. It was published on September 4, 2016 in both Japan and America.
- Chapter 34: was released in September 2016 by Shueisha and Viz Media. Oto is taken to the hospital by some Momonozono students, including Hitoshi Konoe.
- Chapter 35: Tenma invites Oto to transfer to Momonozono, after she is targeted in an "Eitoku hunt". The chapter was published on October 2, 2016.
- See also: Foreign editions of Boys Over Flowers
- South Korea: volume five was published on February 28, 2017 in South Korea as 꽃보다 맑음5.
- Taiwan: it was released as Meteor Garden Next Season 5 (流星花園～Next Season～5) on January 24, 2017 in Taiwan.
- Yoko Kamio confirmed that Tenma Hase was featured on the cover on her Twitter in October 2016.
- Kamio drew Megumi Nishidome in three copies of this volume as gifts for her assistants.
|Boys Over Flowers Season 2|