|Not to be confused with Volume 7 of Boys Over Flowers.|
- "I love reading books and watching movies. I enjoy foreign cop drama books, and when it comes to movies I tend to watch action and suspense horror. I rarely watch romance movies. Come to think of it, I don't really read romance manga either... That's not good given that I draw shojo manga."
- —Yoko Kamio, 2017
Boys over Flowers Season 2 7 (花のち晴れ〜花男 Next Season〜 7 Hana Nochi Hare ~HanaDan Next Season~ 7) is a collection of the series, Boys Over Flowers Season 2 by Yoko Kamio. It contains chapters forty-three through forty-nine. The volume was published in Japan by Shueisha on August 4, 2017. It was published digitally in English on January 23, 2018.
The F4's Sojiro Nishikado helps Haruto Kaguragi prepare to face off against Tenma Hase at the "Manly Man Festival". Tenma easily beats Haruto in the first round. However, everything changes when he discovers that Hitoshi Konoe lied about not being involved in the Eitoku harassment.
- "The rivalry between elite schools Eitoku Academy and Momonozono Academy turns into an all-out battle when Tenma Hase, Momonozono’s student council president and fiancé of Oto Edogawa, challenges Haruto Kaguragi, the leader of Eitoku’s Correct 5 and Edogawa’s would-be suitor, to a showdown at the Manly Man Festival! Haruto’s at an overwhelming disadvantage against martial arts expert Hase, but with some help from Sojiro Nishikado of the F4, he prepares to win the fight…and Edogawa’s heart!"
- —Viz description
Tenma Hase challenges Haruto Kaguragi to compete against him in the "Manly Man Festival." It will be held in two weeks in Kyoto. Haruto, who has no martial arts skills at all, immediately goes to Sugimaru Eibi for help. Several days later, Oto Edogawa hears about the competition from Hitoshi Konoe, who plans to announce it far and wide. Word about the contest spreads like wildfire among the students at Eitoku Academy and Momonozono Academy. After hearing about it, Kaito Taira laments Haruto's chances of winning. Meanwhile, Haruto's training in Kyoto is not going so well. He happens to meet Sojiro Nishikado. Sojiro agrees to help him practice archery after hearing Haruto's reason for wanting to win.
Under Sojiro's tutelage, Haruto's archery skills improve considerably, though it is still a long shot for him to win. He tells him more about Oto, which reminds Sojiro of similar story. At the same time, Tenma is training vigorously at kendo and ignores Oto's phone calls. On the day of the competition, Oto and Airi Maya head to Kyoto on a train with the other Eitoku students. The first round ends quickly as Tenma swiftly takes down Haruto in judo. Afterwards, Oto decides to talk to Tenma about stopping the competition. On the way, she receives a video from Arisa Konno. It shows Oto's confrontation with Konoe from several days ago, in which he confesses to the Eitoku attacks. Tenma overhears it.
Tenma is shocked to learn that his friend, whom he defended so vehemently, lied to him. He is late for the second round and ends up losing. Afterwards, Tenma punches Konoe and tells him to never "show [his] face in front of [him] again." Haruto later wins the whole competition by default when Tenma does not show up for the final round. After the competition, Haruto feels conflicted about the way he won, but Sojiro tells him "a win [is] a win." He then takes Sojiro's advice to ask Oto to meet him at the Shijo Ohashi Bridge. She tells him that she has to meet Tenma, to which Haruto declares "Go break up with him, and then be with me!" Meanwhile, Konoe's associates beat him up after he breaks off their partnership.
Haruto's promise to wait at the bridge for her rings through Oto's ears. To herself, she thinks that "[her] life started to go off the rails" the day she met Haruto. Oto then finds Tenma outside his Kyoto house. They go on a walk together. He apologizes for not believing her earlier, telling her that he "lost sight of what was most important." Tenma asks her about Haruto, which makes her irritated as she insists that she is completely different from him. Seeing the emotion on her face, Tenma realizes her true feelings and ends their engagement. They are then attacked by the three guys who beat up Konoe. A scuffle breaks out and Tenma is accidentally stabbed. Meanwhile, Haruto is waiting for Oto at the bridge.
- See also: Boys Over Flowers Season 2/Chapters
- Chapter 43: Tenma Hase challenges Haruto Kaguragi to a martial arts competition. The chapter was published in February 2017.
- Chapter 44: released on March 5, 2017. Haruto meets Sojiro Nishikado, who offers to help him train for the contest.
- Chapter 45: Haruto and Tenma continue training for the competition. It was released in March 2017.
- Chapter 46: Tenma and Haruto go head to head in the first round. The chapter was published on April 2, 2017.
- Chapter 47: was published on April 16, 2017. Tenma is unable to concentrate, after learning the truth about Hitoshi Konoe.
- Chapter 48: Haruto asks Oto Edogawa to meet him on a certain bridge if she has any feelings for him. It was released in April 2017.
- Chapter 49: It was first published on May 28, 2017. Oto goes to check on Tenma, who then breaks off their engagement.
- Afterword: Author Yoko Kamio talks about doing a biweekly serialization again, which she compares to remembering how to ride a bike. She also thanks the readers for picking up this volume.
- See also: Foreign editions of Boys Over Flowers
- France: Glénat published a French translation of the book on May 15, 2019.
- South Korea: Seoul Media Group released it in Korea as 꽃보다 맑음7 on February 28, 2018.
- Taiwan: The volume was published as Meteor Garden Next Season 7 (流星花園～Next Season～7) by Tong Li Comics on November 27, 2017.
- Yoko Kamio revealed the cover of the volume on her Twitter on July 20, 2017. Haruto and Oto are featured the front, while Sojiro is pictured on the back.
- The volume sold 28,822 copies during the first week of August 2017, and sold an additional 31,881 copies by August 13 for a total of 60,703.
- Kamio autographed and drew Sojiro in two copies of this volume for her assistants.
- The cover of this volume was used on the script of Hana Nochi Hare's seventh episode.
|Boys Over Flowers Season 2|
- Boys Over Flowers Season 2, Volume 7 on Viz
- Boys Over Flowers Season 2, Volume 7 on Amazon
- Boys Over Flowers Season 2, Volume 7 on Comixology
- Boys Over Flowers Season 2, Volume 7 on S-Manga (Japanese)
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