Written by Yoko Kamio
English publisher Viz Media
Imprint Jump Comics
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump
|Published by Shueisha|
Genre Romantic comedy
Publishers Viz Media (NA), Shueisha
Original run February 15, 2015 – present
Similar Boys Over Flowers, Cat Street, Yume no Shizuku - Kin no To, P and JK, A Chef of Nobunaga
Boys Over Flowers Season 2, known in Japan as Hana Nochi Hare ~HanaDan Next Season~ (Japanese: 花のち晴れ〜花男 Next Season〜, "Sunshine After Flowers — Flower Boys Next Season"), is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoko Kamio. It is a sequel to Kamio's Boys Over Flowers (1992–2003), which is the best-selling shōjo manga series of all time. The story takes place at Eitoku Academy, three years after the members of the F4 have graduated, with all new characters.
The manga began serialization with its first three chapters in Shueisha's digital online magazine Shōnen Jump+ on February 15, 2015, with its chapters collected into five tankōbon volumes as of December 2016. Viz Media began publishing an English version the same day it began in Japan as part of their Jump Start initiative. They published the first four chapters in their digital magazine Weekly Shonen Jump before shifting to posting the chapters for free on their website.
Boys over flowers season 2
Years after the F4 have graduated, Eitoku Academy has not been the same. Due to the recession, there has been a decline in enrollment. Contributing to this is the rise of rival school, Momonozono Academy, that has been taking in more students. A new clique called the Correct 5 now rules the school and has been targeting students whose families have not donated by making them leave school. The leader of the Correct 5, Haruto Kakuragi, is the most popular boy at Eitoku Academy. However, he secretly buys gimmicky self-help items to become strong. Oto Edogawa is a female student at Eitoku who pretends to be rich in order to fit in, when in reality, she is impoverished. She works part-time at a convenience store, when one night she sees Haruto Kakuragi coming into the store picking up the items he had purchased. Both are shocked to see each other. The next day, they confront each other and agree to keep each other's secret.
Oto EdogawaA girl who attends Eitoku Academy who pretends to be rich in order to fit in. However, her family is poor and has to work at a convenience store in order to make ends meet. She doesn't like the Correct 5 and their ways. While she doesn't like Haruto at first, she slowly warms up to him, when he saved her from an attempted kidnapping from one of her co-workers. In chapter six, it is revealed the reason she is at Eitoku is because she is engaged to someone and will be married when she turns 18. Her fiance is revealed to be Tenma Hase.
Kaito TairaThe right-hand man and best friend to Haruto, he is the only one who knows about his secret. He is the intelligent member of the Correct 5.
Airi MayaThe sole female member of the Correct 5. Her father owns a shopping mall, and like any rich girl, she is spoiled. She is jealous of Oto hanging around Haruto.
Sugumaru EbisuThe athletic member of the Correct 5.
Tenma HaseA student from Momonozono Academy and the student body president. He is considered a star pupil at Momonozono and the reason why many students are applying there instead of Eitoku. He is also Oto's fiance.
The first tankōbon volume of Boys Over Flowers Season 2 sold 28,606 copies in its first week.