|Not to be confused with Volume 3 of Boys Over Flowers.|
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 of the series. It 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, having been knocked out by her 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 returns to Eitoku Academy but decides to live life on her own terms, no longer keeping "a fake smile on [her] face." Haruto issues a warning to Airi Maya but forgives her. She seems disturbed by his words and destroys her bedroom, when she goes home that night.
Bored, Haruto vists Oto at the convenience store. Her coworker, Arisa Konno invites them to hang out with her and her boyfriend, Mi-tan. Oto only reluctantly goes along with it, but ends up having a nice time with everyone. At the batting cages, Haruto shows his dedicated side by keeping at it until he hits a home run. They then move on to a restaurant, where Airi unexpectedly arrives. Airi tearfully apologizes to Oto, who forgives her though Haruto remains skeptical about her sincerity. She then brings Oto and Haruto to a store and gives her a new dress. Airi sends Haruto ahead of them to a café 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 café. Haruto becomes angry, when she refuses to say 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. Oto goes searching on her own, following a clue to an abandoned factory. She finds Airi nearly passed out and holds her. At the same time, Haruto remembers an old memory, which helps him finally realize Airi's love for him. He arrives at the factory and carries Airi to safety, while telling her sorry.
The next day, Airi visits a sick Oto at her home. Attempting to get over Haruto, Airi now supports his crush on Oto and asks if "there [is] still hope for [him]". She then whisks Oto away to a resort, despite the latter's protests. Oto walks alone on a nearby beach and coincidentally runs into Haruto. Nervous, Haruto unfortunately comes off looking arrogant during their conversation. Oto then goes inside to watch Issa Narumiya's flower arranging demonstration. Afterwards, she goes into the resort's hot springs. A few minutes later, Haruto gets into the hot springs and sees a naked girl, taking him by surprise. His screams are loud enough to be heard by Oto and Airi in a different bath.
- See also: Boys Over Flowers Season 2/Chapters
- Chapter 14: published on October 18, 2015. Haruto Kaguragi visits Oto Edogawa in the hospital to clear up a misunderstanding.
- Chapter 15: Oto and Haruto go out with Arisa Konno and Mi-tan. It was released in November 2015 in both Japan and America.
- 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. The chapter was released in Japan and America on November 29, 2015.
- Chapter 18: When Airi goes missing, Oto goes looking for her. It was published on December 13, 2015.
- Chapter 19: published on December 27, 2015. Airi and Oto are now friends, and Airi decides to help Haruto win over Oto.
- Chapter 20: Haruto accidentally sees a naked girl at a hot spring. It was published on January 10, 2016 by Shonen Jump+.
- "Bonus Story": originally published as "Bonus Story 2" on January 24, 2016. The story shows more of the unlikely friendship between Airi and Oto.
- See also: Foreign editions of Boys Over Flowers
- France: It was published in France on September 5, 2018 by Glénat.
- 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.
- The volume sold an estimated 34,205 in three days. By March 13, 2016, 72,134 copies were sold.
- Hana Yori Dango: F4 and First Kiss held a quiz in honor of the volume's release in early March 2016. 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.
- The cover illustration was also featured on the script cover of Hana Nochi Hare's third episode.
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- Boys Over Flowers Season 2, Volume 3 on Viz
- Boys Over Flowers Season 2, Volume 3 on Amazon
- Boys Over Flowers Season 2, Volume 3 on Comixology
- Boys Over Flowers Season 2, Volume 3 on S-Manga (Japanese)
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