Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season (花のち晴れ 〜花男 Next Season〜) is an upcoming television drama based on Boys Over Flowers Season 2 by Yoko Kamio. It began airing in April 2018 on TBS. The drama will be directed by Yasuharu Ishii and produced by Katsuaki Setoguchi, who both worked on Hana Yori Dango (2005).
The story takes place ten years after Hana Yori Dango Final (2008). Hana Sugisaki will star as the series' heroine, Oto Edogawa. Sho Hirano and Taishi Nakagawa will play opposite her as Haruto Kaguragi and Tenma Hase. Hana Nochi Hare premiered on April 17, 2018. It currently airs weekly on Tuesdays at 22:00.
After her father's company went bankrupt, Oto Edogawa (Hana Sugisaki) has kept it a secret from her classmates at Eitoku Academy. The school is no longer popular since the F4's graduation. To restore Eitoku's reputation, Haruto Kaguragi (Sho Hirano) formed the Correct 5 with Kaito Taira (Tatsuomi Hamada), Airi Maya (Mio Imada), Sugimaru Eibi (Keisuke Nakata), and Issa Narumiya (Jin Suzuki). The Correct 5 conduct "peasant hunts", forcing the school's poor students to withdraw. Oto avoids the group in order to stay at Eitoku, which is a condition of her arranged engagement to Tenma Hase (Taishi Nakagawa).
Cast and characters
Class 2-D students
- Original work: Boys Over Flowers Season 2 by Yoko Kamio
- Screenplay: Erika Yoshida
- Producer: Katsuaki Setoguchi
- Cooperation producer: Ayana Saito
- Directors: Yasuharu Ishii, Toshio Tsuboi, Shingo Okamoto
- Production: TBS
- Music: Takashi Ohmama
|1||"Another Hanadan opening, declaration of war!! Things that are absolutely more important than money"|
"Mōhitotsu no hanadan kaimaku sensen fukoku! ! Okane yori zettai taisetsuna mono"
|April 17, 2018|
|2||"TBA"||April 24, 2018|
ProductionOn January 24, 2018, an adaptation of Yoko Kamio's Boys Over Flowers Season 2, a sequel to her Boys Over Flowers, was announced. Up-and-coming actors Hana Sugisaki, Taishi Nakagawa, and singer Sho Hirano were cast as the series' lead Oto Edogawa, Haruto Kaguragi, and Tenma Hase. Hana Yori Dango Katsuaki Setoguchi and Yasuharu Ishii will return as producer and director with Heroine Shikkaku writer Erika Yoshida. Hana Nochi Hare is a sequel to Hana Yori Dango Final (2008), which in turn is a sequel to TBS's Hana Yori Dango (2005) and Hana Yori Dango Returns (2007).
Auditions for various roles were held on January 28, 2018, while wardrobe fittings began on February 9. The Correct 5's jackets were made by the French company, Dormeuil. On February 17, Tatsuomi Hamada, Marie Iitoyo, Mio Imada, Jin Suzuki, and Keisuke Nakata were added to the cast. Shooting begin in late February. Some of the locations were also used for Hana Yori Dango.
PromotionAn official Twitter account and web page for Hana Nochi Hare was created on January 23, 2018. On February 16, an Instagram account was launched under the username, "oto_edogawa". It is also referred to as "Oto Gram" (
Sugisaki, Nakagawa, and Iitoyo walked the runway at the Tokyo Girls Collection (TGC) show on March 31. On April 7, 2018, a special preview of Hana Nochi Hare. 10,000 people applied to attend, but only 200 were selected. The stars of the drama walked the red carpet, before the preview.
On March 10, Sugisaki, Hirano, and Nakagawa were interviewed on King's Brunch as a part of the segment, "New Spring Drama Report". Hirano's band King & Prince performed the series' theme song, "Cinderella Girl" on "CDTV Special! Graduation Song Music Festival" in late March. Nakagawa and Sugisaki were also interviewed on the program. On March 31, Sugisaki, Hirano, Nakagawa, Hamada, Iitoyo, Haruka Kinami, Saki Takaoka, and Momoko Kikuchi appeared on TBS's All-Star Thanksgiving.
Hirano and Nakagawa were interviewed in the April issue of TVfan Cross. Sugisaki and Hirano graced the cover of Weekly The Television (
King & Prince's debut single "Cinderella Girl" serves as the show's theme song. It will be released on May 23, 2018. Hikaru Utada performs the drama's insert song, "First Love". Utada previously performed "Flavor of Life" for Hana Yori Dango Returns.
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