|Not to be confused with Volume 12 of Boys Over Flowers.|
- "After eight years in the same studio, I've moved. My new work space is in a high-rise, so on a good day I can see Mt. Fuji. The views of sunsets and the city at night are also stunning. I really enjoy gazing at the sky by myself while eating, idly thinking of new story lines. Thank you for taking the time to read volume 12."
- —Yoko Kamio, 2019
Boys over Flowers Season 2 12 (花のち晴れ〜花男 Next Season〜 12 Hana Nochi Hare ~HanaDan Next Season~ 12) is the twelfth volume of Boys Over Flowers Season 2. It was published by Shueisha on April 4, 2019. 45,345 copies were sold during its first week, followed by a further 29,301 copies in its second week. It was released digitally by Viz Media on October 22, 2019.
A misunderstanding causes Oto Edogawa's mother to dislike Haruto Kaguragi. It becomes worse when Airi Maya tries to give them some time alone together. Later, the Correct 5's childhood friend Amei Hanawa comes back to Tokyo. She claims to be Haruto's first crush.
- "Romance between Haruto, the leader of elite Eitoku Academy's Correct 5, and Oto, a poor student, has always been fraught, but the budding couple faces their biggest obstacle yet -- disapproval from Oto's mother! Then, as the pair's feelings solidify, another obstacle emerges in the form of Haruto's childhood crush..."
- —Viz description
At the airport, a crying Oto Edogawa arrives in time to say farewell to Tenma Hase and promises to greet him with a smile next time they see each other. Before boarding the plane, a woman tells Tenma "Fate will carry your soul to its most suitable place." Hitoshi Konoe then reveals that he is following him to Los Angeles. Tenma feels hopeful as walks through the gate. At Oto's house, Haruto Kaguragi tells her mother about Tenma leaving Japan. He causes a misunderstanding when he mentions staying with Oto alone at their home before. When Oto returns, a fight occurs between her and her mother after she defends Haruto. A week later, Airi Maya decides to give Haruto and Oto a chance to be alone together.
Haruto and Oto are a stranded at Airi's vacation home in the mountains due to an oncoming storm. Oto determines to confess her feelings to Haruto soon. While hunting for food, Haruto is reminded of Megumi Nishidome. Oto becomes jealous though she refuses to acknowledge. Haruto voices his unease about their relationship. Oto runs outside and he follows. She apologizes for making him feel "unsure" and tells him that she loves him. He hugs her, which causes them to fall. Getting soaked from the rain, the two go inside to take separate baths. Afterwards, he finds some "nostalgic" writings by the Correct 5 on a wall. Haruto chastises his younger self for writing "I wish tomorrow wouldn't come" and leans in to kiss Oto.
Oto's mother walks in on the couple, after forcing Airi to take her to them. She grabs Oto and drives off in Airi's car, refusing to hear anyone out. Haruto and Airi decide to take the helicopter home in the morning. She reveals that their friend, Amei Hanawa, is returning to Tokyo soon. The next day, a girl walks into Oto's work and asks her for directions. Oto recognizes the place as Haruto's house. After work, Oto goes to a cafe with Haruto and Airi. She mentions the girl, whom Airi concludes was a fan of Haruto's. He then asks if the girl did something, saying "If something happens, tell me right away." Afterwards, the girl, whom Airi recognizes as Amei, runs up and hugs Haruto. He quickly pushes her away. In response, she says "Is that any way to treat your first crush?"
Haruto eventually regains his wits and introduces Oto as his girlfriend. Despite being taken aback, she happily introduces herself to Oto. Haruto then takes Oto's hand and runs off. He explains that he did not tell her about Amei before because he felt that it was not important. Meanwhile, Airi tells Amei about her double date with Kaito Taira, Haruto, and Oto. Amei accosts Oto after work and asks to tag along on the date. Haruto becomes angry at Amei, but Oto reluctantly says it is okay. Later on, Haruto and Amei end up in the same boat when they separate into two groups to go on the pond. She asks him why he stopped texting her. He denies this, saying he continued messaging her for six months after she left. Crying, she says "I thought you had forgotten me."
- Chapter 80: first published on September 2, 2018. Oto Edogawa arrives in time to say goodbye to Tenma Hase, when he decides to leave Japan.
- Chapter 81: a misunderstanding occurs between Haruto Kaguragi and Oto's mother, who now disapproves of him completely. It was released in September 2018.
- Chapter 82: Airi Maya tricks Haruto and Oto into spending time alone together at her vacation home. It was published on September 30, 2018.
- Chapter 83: it was first published in October 2018. Oto finally gathers the courage to confess her feelings to Haruto.
- Chapter 84: troubles continue for Oto and Haruto with her mother continue. It was released on November 11, 2018.
- Chapter 85: Airi's and Haruto's childhood friend Amei Hanawa returns to Tokyo. The chapter was released on Shonen Jump+ in November 2018.
- Chapter 86: originally published in December 2018, the chapter features Amei inserting herself in a double date between Haruto, Oto, Airi, and Kaito Taira.
- Chapter 87: the last chapter released in 2018. Amei searches for answers on why Haruto stopped contacting her in middle school.
- See also: Foreign editions of Boys Over Flowers
- Taiwan: Meteor Garden Next Season 12 (流星花園～Next Season～12) was published in Chinese on July 8, 2019 by Tong Li Comics.
- South Korea: the volume was released as 꽃보다 맑음 12 on April 30, 2020 by Seoul Media Group.
- Kamio revealed on her Instagram that Haruto and Oto would be featured on the cover on February 12 and 18, 2019.
- On March 31, 2019, Kamio unveiled the full cover on her Twitter.
- Kamio drew pictures of Airi and Amei in copies of this volume for her assistants.
|Boys Over Flowers Season 2|
- Boys Over Flowers Season 2, Volume 12 on Viz
- Boys Over Flowers Season 2, Volume 12 on Amazon
- Boys Over Flowers Season 2, Volume 12 on Comixology
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