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Boys over Flowers Season 2 (花のち晴れ 〜花男 Next Season〜 Hana Nochi Hare — Hanadan Next Season) is the sequel to Yoko Kamio's Boys Over Flowers. It premiered online simultaneously on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ and Viz Media's website on February 15, 2015. The final chapter was published on December 22, 2019. The manga was collected into fifteen volumes on March 4, 2020.
The manga was adapted into a television drama, titled Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season. It began airing in April 2018 on TBS. Hana Sugisaki stars as the series' heroine, Oto Edogawa. Sho Hirano and Taishi Nakagawa costarred as Haruto Kaguragi and Tenma Hase. The drama is also a sequel to 2005's Hana Yori Dango.
Oto attempts to her hide her family's poverty, while attending the exclusive Eitoku Academy. The school has suffered a drop in reputation since the F4's graduation, which Correct 5 leader Haruto tries to remedy by forcing the poor students to withdraw. After a chance encounter with Oto at her job, Haruto slowly develops feelings for her.
After the F4's graduation, Eitoku Academy's popularity is at an all-time low. Haruto Kaguragi, who was saved by Tsukasa Domyoji in middle school, formed the Correct 5 with Kaito Taira, Airi Maya, Sugimaru Eibi, and Issa Narumiya to fulfill his promise to protect the school. They hold "peasant hunts" to rid the school of students who cannot pay tuition or donations. Oto Edogawa is from a bankrupt family and works at a convenience store. She desperately tries to hid her secret, but is discovered by Haruto. However, she learns about his obsession for mail-order items at the same time, which keeps her safe. Haruto begins to worry 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 at first, but eventually thanks him for his help.
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 required 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 protect 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.
Haruto and Oto become friends again once their misunderstanding is cleared up. He forgives Airi for trying to kick Oto out of the school, though he is still mad. Later, Airi apologizes to Oto and brings her and Haruto to one of her father's stores. She sends Haruto ahead to a cafe, while she locks Oto in the building's basement with Tenma. Haruto, alerted by Oto's absence, leaves to find her. A couple of days later, Kaito is searching for Airi, who has gone missing. Haruto is unconcerned but Oto is anxious to find her and gets mads at him. She eventually locates her at an abandoned factory. Haruto arrives soon, after finally realizing how Airi feels about him. The two girls become friends when Airi visits Oto a few days later. She brings Oto to resort, though she and Haruto are unable to make up again. He later meets model Megumi Nishidome in the hot springs baths.
Megumi goes to Eitoku to return Haruto's wallet. He repeatedly tries to get her to leave and Oto sees the two of them talking. Haruto attempts to explain the situation, but she tells him "It has nothing to do with me." Haruto becomes depressed by the sort-of rejection. Oto and Tenma later go on their monthly date. At an aquarium, they meet Megumi who reveals that she has developed a crush on Haruto. After talking to Megumi, Oto asks Tenma to start dating her for real. Later that night, Megumi visits Haruto at his home. She clumsily tries to comfort him by making him a meal. Her horrible cooking inspires to confess his feelings to Oto right away. Megumi follows him to Oto's work, where he sees her with Tenma. Over the next few days, Haruto starts acting rashly. Megumi becomes concerned and begs him to "stop hurting [him]self."
After meeting at an amusement park, Oto, Tenma, Megumi, and Haruto decide to spend the day together. Haruto absentmindedly boards the Ferris wheel with Oto. He takes the moment to confess his love, which is interrupted by a child nearly falling out of the car below them. Haruto saves the child, but falls onto a mattress below. Later that day, Oto visits Haruto to finish their conversation. She thanks him for sharing his feelings and asks him to stop pursuing her. Haruto has little time to be sad though, when his friends tell him about a rising trend in Eitoku students being attacked. Some days later, Oto is herself targeted. Three young men attack her with spray paint and accidentally get it in her eyes. Students from Momonozono, including Hitoshi Konoe, happen by and take her to the hospital. Tenma then asks her to transfer to Momonozono.
Haruto goes to Oto's work to check on her. They soon begin arguing and Oto informs him about her transfer. That night, Megumi confesses her feelings to Haruto again. He thinks about it, but decides that he is not yet ready to end his feelings with Oto. The next day, Oto receives a new uniform from Konoe. She goes to confront him about his pushy behavior, and finds him speaking to the men who attacked her. She tries to tell Tenma, but he thinks she is mistaken. Haruto finds her in tears on the side of the road. Tenma and Konoe reach her home just as Haruto and Oto are walking up. An argument ensues and Oto tells everyone to go home. Haruto stays and hugs her, when she tells him that she is not transferring. Tenma sees the exchange. The next night, Tenma confronts Haruto and challenges him to compete against him in a martial arts competition.
Konoe quickly spreads around the news of the competition, making the competition into a showdown between Eitoku and Momonozono. Later, Haruto meets the F4's Sojiro Nishikado who helps him train. On the day of the contest, Haruto is surprised by the large crowd of students from both schools. In the first round, Tenma bests Haruto in judo. Oto, afterwards, receives a video from Konno which shows Konoe confessing to the attacks. Tenma happens to overhear it and his resolve is shaken. He loses the second round and does not show up for the third, allowing Haruto to win by default. Haruto asks Oto to meet him at a bridge though she refuses. She goes to see Tenma, who ends their engagement. They are then approached by three muggers and Tenma is stabbed, while trying to protect Oto. Meanwhile, Haruto waits for Oto and hopes that she arrives soon.
At the hospital, Oto writes Haruto a note, telling him to stop waiting and go home. He never receives it and ends up waiting until his friends pick him up around sunrise. Oto later decides to stay with Tenma at his Kyoto house, while he recovers from his injury. They are also joined by Konoe, who wishes to turn over a new leaf for Tenma. On New Years', Tenma travels to Tokyo to make amends with Haruto as well as to propose a partnership between their schools. Haruto accepts it and an unlikely friendship forms between the two of them. Tenma, wishing to be upfront with him, tells Haruto about his breakup with Oto. He, however, has already given up on pursuing her. Oto has since returned to school for her third year, despite being absent for nearly six months. Things are now awkward for her and Haruto, who treats her coldly.
During the joint summer trip between Eitoku and Momonozono, Haruto and Oto are stranded in the ocean when their tour boat leaves them behind by accident. He refuses to talk to her for four hours. At which point, she starts to pass out so he holds her aloft until Tenma and Airi save them. Haruto immediately returns to Tokyo, where he finds himself locked out of his house. His father has disowned him and plans to adopt a new heir, Kei Windsor. Two days later, Oto comes back home and Haruto asks to stay with her. She agrees, having promised him a favor. The next day, the two are celebrating Haruto's birthday when Airi shows up. Haruto then goes to her house, where she admits she has developed a crush on Tenma. Meanwhile, Kei attempts to befriend Oto by helping out at her job. She is highly suspicious of him which gradually changes as she learns more about him.
Kobayashi resigns from his job but Haruto does not want him to quit. He goes to confront Kei and finds him with Oto. She tries to explain the situation, but he snaps at her. Later that night, she learns from Kaito that Airi likes Tenma. Oto fears she has hurt Airi somehow. Kei happens by and takes her to a cafe, where he tells to "cut ties" with her friends and go with him to America. Meanwhile, Kobayashi finds Kei's research on the Kaguragis and Oto. After hearing this, Kaito advises Haruto to go tell Oto. Haruto cannot bring himself to go until Airi tells him Oto is going to America. He races over to the airport and stops her from leaving with Kei. The two are approached by Sojiro and Akira Mimasaka, who invite them to the latter's house. They lock Haruto and Oto in the guesthouse, where she admits her feelings for him. Haruto holds her, deciding to take another chance at love.
Upon returning home, Haruto learns that Kei was another of his father's "tests." Meanwhile, Oto's mother informs her that Tenma's father wants a meeting with them. The next morning, Airi begs Oto to be with Tenma. She ultimately tells Tenma's father that she is in love with someone else, officially ending the engagement. Afterwards, Tenma asks her not to go but eventually comes to his senses and pushes her away. At the same time, Kaito calls Airi "selfish" for what she said to Oto and then hints that he loves her. The next day, Oto goes to Haruto's summer festival. Her memories of Tenma weigh on her, which she admits to Airi. Having overheard, Haruto declares "Let's make our own memories from now on." After telling Haruto about his crush, Kaito confesses his feelings to Airi at school. Meanwhile, Tenma decides to transfer to a school in Los Angeles.
Thanks to Haruto, Oto manages to say goodbye to Tenma in time. He leaves Japan with a new sense of hope, after speaking to Tsubaki Domyoji. Haruto gets on the bad side of Oto's mother when he reveals that he previously stayed at their home alone with her daughter. Airi later tries to give the couple some time together by stranding them at her family's vacation home. There Oto is finally able to fully confess her feelings to Haruto. They are interrupted by Oto's mother, whom forced Airi to take her to them. The next day, a girl walks into Oto's job and asks for directions to Haruto's house. When Oto mentions her later, Airi dismisses the girl as a fan. She actually proves to be the Correct 5's childhood friend and Haruto's first crush, Amei Hanawa, when they run into her on the street. Amei later tags along on their double date with Airi and Kaito.
Later, Haruto explains his history with Amei to Oto. They reconfirm their own feelings. Meanwhile, Amei finds Haruto's old emails and is devastated. The next day, Oto informs Haruto about meeting her father. That weekend, Haruto sees Amei chasing after his car. She confesses that she cannot forget him, just before collapsing. Haruto is delayed by four hours, while waiting for her family at the hospital. Once he gets to Oto's house, her father has a talk with him before sending him away. Near his house, he finds Amei waiting. She embraces him and he notices Oto watching nearby. He tells Amei how much he appreciated her support when he was young. She finally lets go and Haruto walks her home since Oto has left. Over the next two days, he waits for Oto to contact him. He later learns she is Los Angeles and rushes over there. Things are quickly settled between the couple.
The next day, Oto and Haruto are joined by the rest of the Correct 5. She notices Airi and Kaito acting strangely. He admits to Oto that he feels insecure about Airi. In turn, Airi reveals to Oto that she is unsure about his feelings. Airi later informs Kaito that she may study aboard. He tells Oto and Haruto about Airi's decision. Oto yells at him for not being honest with himself. Kaito rushes off to find Airi and declares his feelings again, leading to the couple sharing their first kiss. Now with that settled, Oto and Haruto go out on a date. Along the way, they have a short encounter with Tsukushi Makino. The next day, Tenma takes everyone to meet his friend, Tsubaki Domyoji. At her house, they run into Tsukushi again. Oto notices a sadness about her. The Correct 5 and Oto later say goodbye and head back to Japan on Haruto's plane. They find a stow away, Tsukushi.
Back in Japan, Oto invites Tsukushi back to her house, where they are joined by Rui and Oto's parents. They reveal to their daughter that they plan to move to Kyushu to set up a new company. Tsukushi encourages the couple to not separate if that is what the want. Her parents allow her to remain in Tokyo and stay at one of her aunt's apartments. Oto and the others later go to see off Tsukushi since she decided to return to Los Angeles to continue her bridal training. Haruto runs into the F4, whom are racing to meet Tsukushi in time. He calls Oto, stalling the plane long enough for Tsukasa to reunite with Tsukushi. After meeting the F4, the Correct 5 rejoice in finally meeting their heroes. On Christmas, they attend all attend Arisa Konno's wedding. Haruto gives Oto a ring later that night as a promise for a future proposal.
- Main article: Boys Over Flowers Season 2/Chapters
Boys Over Flowers Season 2 debuted simultaneously in Japan and America on February 15, 2015. It was released biweekly on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ and Viz Media's website. The first volume of the series was published in Japan on July 3, 2015 and digitally in America on December 22. Following the series' serialization ending in December 2019, it was collected into fifteen volumes on March 4, 2020.
- Main article: Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season
An adaptation of Boys Over Flowers Season 2 was announced in late January 2018. The series stars Hana Sugisaki as Oto, Sho Hirano as Haruto, and Taishi Nakagawa as Tenma. It began airing on TBS in April 2018. The drama is also a sequel and spin-off of Hana Yori Dango (2005) and its sequels. It was released on DVD and blu-ray on October 26, 2018.
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- Due to it being published in Shonen Jump+, Kamio took both female and male readers into consideration while conceptualizing and writing the series.
- Until December 2018, Viz also released the series on Amazon and Comixology. After Viz launched its subscription service, the chapters were only published on Viz's website and app.
- In March 2020, art work from Season 2 and its parent series was displayed at Shueisha Gallery to commemorate the release of the final volume.
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- Boys over Flowers Season 2 on Yoko Kamio's website (Jp)/(En)
- Boys over Flowers Season 2 on Viz
- Boys over Flowers Season 2 on Comixology
- Boys over Flowers Season 2 on Shonen Jump+ (Japanese)
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