Hit manga Hana Yori Dango (Boys Over Flowers) is getting a sequel
The beloved Japanese classic Hana Yori Dango, the source material for Boys Over Flowers, will soon be releasing a second "season." This new segment will be called Hana Nochi Hare — Hanaden Next Season, aka Sunshine After Flowers — Flower Boys Next Season, and it will follow a new group of students at Eitoku Academy. The storyline is set to take place two years after the famous F4 graduate, and the original writer Yoko Kamio will be writing this sequel.
Exact details for this new series have yet to be released, but the below poster implies that this manga will follow a new set of flower boys at the same elite prep school. Time will tell if these new characters can live up to the example of their predecessors, particularly that of Domyouji Tsukasa and Makino Tsukushi.
The first chapter of Hana Nochi Hare will be released online on February 15th. And there's awesome news for North American fans: the series will be published simultaneously in English by Viz Media! The English title will be called Boys Over Flowers Season 2 and a new chapter will be posted every other Sunday.
The original Hana Yori Dango was a huge success, spanning 37 volumes and sparking mega-hit Taiwanese, Japanese, and Korean dramas. While it's been 12 years since the completion of the original manga series, fans all around the world are still hold this story close to their hearts.
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