Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season (花のち晴れ 〜花男 Next Season〜) is a television drama based on Yoko Kamio's sequel to her hit manga Boys Over Flowers. The drama was directed by Yasuharu Ishii and produced by Katsuaki Setoguchi, who both worked on Hana Yori Dango (2005) and its sequels.
The story takes place after Hana Yori Dango Final (2008). Hana Sugisaki stars as the series' heroine, Oto Edogawa. Sho Hirano and Taishi Nakagawa play opposite her as Haruto Kaguragi and Tenma Hase. Hana Nochi Hare premiered on April 17, 2018 on TBS and concluded on June 26. It was released on DVD in October 2018.
Oto (Sugisaki) is a student at Eitoku Academy, which is now ruled by the C5. She keeps her "commoner" status a secret, so she may remain at school. One day, she and the C5's leader, Haruto (Hirano), learn each other's secret. After a bad first impression, the two eventually become friends.
After her father's company went bankrupt, Oto Edogawa (Hana Sugisaki) has kept it a secret from her classmates at Eitoku Academy. She tries her best to avoid the C5, who "hunt" down the school's poor students. Haruto Kaguragi (Sho Hirano) formed the group with his comrades Kaito Taira (Tatsuomi Hamada), Airi Maya (Mio Imada), Sugimaru Eibi (Keisuke Nakata), and Issa Narumiya (Jin Suzuki). One day, Haruto sees Oto at her part-time job and she learns about his secret hobby. He tries to intimidate her into leaving school, though she gets the upper hand by blackmailing him. Haruto then attempts to make her fall in love with him. Oto, however, slaps him with a piece of meat, after he insults her friend and coworker, Arisa Konno (Haruka Kinami). Haruto chases after her and ends up saving her from a male coworker.
Oto later reveals to Haruto that staying at Eitoku is a condition of her arranged engagement to Tenma Hase (Taishi Nakagawa). In shock, Haruto insults Oto. The C5 disguise themselves and sneak into Momonozono Academy, Eitoku's rival. They are quickly spotted, but Tenma, the student president, covers for them. After meeting Tenma, Haruto finds himself at Oto's work and he apologizes for his earlier comment. The next morning, Haruto admits his feelings for Oto to Kaito. Airi leaks to the whole school about Oto being a "commoner". Oto decides to quit, but the other students begin bullying her anyway. Tenma, having paid her tuition, arrives in time to save her. Haruto feels guilty about the incident and visits her at the hospital. Oto and Haruto are friends again, when Konno invites them to hang out with her and boyfriend, Mi-tan (Kenta Hamano).
Airi asks Oto to be her friend, after apologizing. She wins Oto over by telling her about her childhood. A few days later, Airi goes out with Oto and Haruto. She tricks Oto into a walk-in freezer, in which she trapped Tenma earlier. Haruto rushes to help them and severs his friendship with Airi. The next day, Airi goes missing but Haruto is unconcerned. Oto finds her at an abandoned factory. Haruto then arrives and carries Airi home. At Issa's ikebana exhibit, Haruto accidentally meets Megumi Nishidome (Marie Iitoyo) in the onsen. She visits Eitoku the next day to return his wallet. Seeing them together makes Oto jealous and she refuses to listen to Haruto's explanation. Several days later, Oto goes on a date with Tenma. They run into Megumi, who asks if she can pursue Haruto. Oto says "Go right ahead." She later asks Tenma to be her official boyfriend, not just a fiancé.
Megumi attempts to cheer up a depressed Haruto by taking him to an amusement park. There they happen to see Oto and Tenma. The two couples spend an uneasy day together, after Megumi suggests a double date. That night, Oto realizes that she has to settle things with Haruto in order to reassure Tenma. Haruto tells Oto that he loves her. She thanks him for being honest but restates that she is dating Tenma. After being rejected, Haruto tries to focus on being the C5's leader and start "peasant hunts" again. Oto worries that she caused Haruto's change as she prepares to transfer to Momonozono. After a fight with his father (Kenichi Takito), she finds Haruto and reminds him to be himself. The next day, he makes an impassioned speech to his classmates, deciding to quit "peasant hunts."
Cast and characters
- 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, Aya Matsuki
- Production: TBS
- Music: Takashi Ohmama, Yoshihisa Hirano, Masato Suzuki, Yuri Habuka
|1||"A new chapter of Hanadan opens!"|
"Hanadan shinshō kaimaku" (花男新章開幕!)
|April 17, 2018|
|2||"Sneaking into the rival school!? Clash!! Weakling guy vs. the fiancé of fate"|
"Raibaru-kō ni sennyū!? Gekitotsu!! Hetare danshi vs. unmei no konyakusha"
|April 24, 2018|
|3||"Oto's desperate situation! Her savior...a weakling!? Or her fiancé!?"|
"Shomin bare zettaizetsumei! Kyūseishu wa...hetare otoko!? Konyakusha!?"
|May 1, 2018|
|4||"Counterattack by a small devil and parting tears...New rival appears!"|
"Do S shōakuma no gyakushū, namida no wakare...shin raibaru tōjō!
|May 8, 2018|
|5||"A rival in love appears! Love square starts!? First time confessing love!?"|
"Koigataki genru! Shikaku kankei sutāto!? Jinsei hatsu no ai no kokuhaku!?"
|May 15, 2018|
|6||"A fateful double date! Tears of confession, and a first kiss"|
"Unmei no W dēto! ! Namida no kokuhaku, soshite hajimete no kisu!"
|May 22, 2018|
|7||"Domyoji's house again!! Bye-bye, young man"|
"Dōmyōji-tei futatabi!! Bai bai hetare danshi"
|May 29, 2018|
|8||"A birthday party of love and friendship! An engagement dinner party"|
"Ai to yūjō no tanjō pātī! Konyaku o kaketa shokujikai"
|June 5, 2018|
|9||"Love's destiny and miracle, who really likes who!?"|
"Unmei no koi to kiseki no koi, hontō ni sukina hito wa!?"
|June 12, 2018|
|10||"Love and pride betting on the final battle! The victor is..."|
"Ai to puraido o kaketa saishū kessen! Katsu no wa..."
|June 19, 2018|
|11||"The strongest love comedy finally concludes!"|
"Saikyō rabukome tsuini kanketsu! Jibun rashikui rareru sukina hito"
|June 26, 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 was shown. 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 (
|October 26, 2018||
- Main article: Hana Nochi Hare Original Soundtrack
King & Prince's debut single "Cinderella Girl" served as the show's theme song. It was released on May 23, 2018. Hikaru Utada performed the drama's insert song, "Hatsukoi" ("First Love"). Utada previously wrote and performed "Flavor of Life" for Hana Yori Dango Returns.
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