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Best-Selling Shoujo Manga 'Hana Yori Dango' to Get New Series

by tsubasalover
Feb 10, 2015 4:09 AM | 33 Comments
Popular shoujo manga Hana Yori Dango by mangaka Yoko Kamio will be getting a new series titled Hana Nochi Hare: Hana Dan Next Season. The story will take place two years after the F4 (a group of four wealthy boys named "Flower Four") graduated, and will feature a new group of characters at Eitoku Gakuen.

The new series will be released digitally worldwide via the mobile app Shounen Jump+ in Japanese and the VIZ Manga App in English (titled Boys Over Flowers Season 2), as well as in South Korea. It will begin this Sunday, February 15th with 64 pages (some in color) and subsequent chapters will be published bi-weekly. The original 37 volumes of Hana Yori Dango will also be available to read for free on Shounen Jump+ (in Japanese) until the new series begins. Viz will make a special announcement regarding the series once enough users have shared their article.

Hana Yori Dango is one of the best-selling shoujo manga in Japan of all time, with over 61 million copies sold. It began serialization in Margaret in 1992 and finished in 2008. The manga received a TV anime adaptation in 1996, as well as numerous drama series and movies in not only Japan, but also in Korea, Taiwan, and even India.

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Hana Nochi Hare: HanaDan Next Season on MAL

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2sugoi2die said:
TokyoCrazyPXD said:
Wait so let me get this straight? So from what I understand we are getting a new series, with new cast and its after the F4 has graduated??? So does that mean we will not be seeing what happened with Tsukushi and Tsukasa!?????? The cast is the reason I loved the manga so much in the first place. And as far as I remember...

[spoiler]
We did not get to see a definite resolution to Tsukushi's and Tsukasa's relationship! It seems like a waste to start up a whole new relationship with 2 new characters when they haven't resolved the original one. In the anime it
I bet we will get a few peeks here and there into the old cast life, somewhat like an afterstory for the old cast and the start of a story for the new cast.


I hope so.

Feb 15, 2015 9:20 PM by TokyoCrazyPXD

l like Korean drama

Feb 14, 2015 4:09 AM by Aniulka1126

TokyoCrazyPXD said:
Wait so let me get this straight? So from what I understand we are getting a new series, with new cast and its after the F4 has graduated??? So does that mean we will not be seeing what happened with Tsukushi and Tsukasa!?????? The cast is the reason I loved the manga so much in the first place. And as far as I remember...

[spoiler]
We did not get to see a definite resolution to Tsukushi's and Tsukasa's relationship! It seems like a waste to start up a whole new relationship with 2 new characters when they haven't resolved the original one. In the anime it
I bet we will get a few peeks here and there into the old cast life, somewhat like an afterstory for the old cast and the start of a story for the new cast.

Feb 13, 2015 5:02 AM by rrtyuui

Wait so let me get this straight? So from what I understand we are getting a new series, with new cast and its after the F4 has graduated??? So does that mean we will not be seeing what happened with Tsukushi and Tsukasa!?????? The cast is the reason I loved the manga so much in the first place. And as far as I remember...

[spoiler]
We did not get to see a definite resolution to Tsukushi's and Tsukasa's relationship! It seems like a waste to start up a whole new relationship with 2 new characters when they haven't resolved the original one. In the anime it

Feb 12, 2015 6:12 AM by TokyoCrazyPXD

F4.. it used to be so so very popular here in our country, Philippines =) F4. <333

Sanchai ;D

Feb 11, 2015 8:07 AM by Zel_Ezl

Demi_V said:
Best-selling Shoujo?? I may getting into this series, but I really dislike harems altogether.

It's not a harem , each character from F4 has their own love story , only 2 character fell for the heroine.

Feb 11, 2015 4:42 AM by Haine

AmuoOoChan said:
aww memories when I was fangirling Tsukasa. I don't like him anymore >-> He is a plain abusive douche...

Now that you mention this, there is one guy from this series who is infamous for being a DV男 (whatever you call this in English), don't know which character though since I'm not familiar with the names. I also heard that this author's other series are kind of similar, so I'll better keep my expectations low...

pokeguy123 said:
Yessssssss
W8 is this a seiries sequel to the manga?

tsubasalover said:
The story will take place two years after the F4 (a group of four wealthy boys named "Flower Four") graduated, and will feature a new group of characters at Eitoku Gakuen.

Feb 11, 2015 3:08 AM by Face_Faith

Nice.

Feb 11, 2015 2:58 AM by BruceLad

Best-selling Shoujo?? I may getting into this series, but I really dislike harems altogether.

Feb 11, 2015 2:53 AM by Demi_V

oh, seems pretty intersecting, looking forward to see an updated story with new characters.

Feb 11, 2015 2:25 AM by retii

Watched the live adaptations; korean and taiwanese version. Loved it. Watched the anime; dissappointed/hated it. I dont know what to expect really. I havent read the manga yet so I dunno.

Feb 10, 2015 7:22 PM by Xynic

KYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAHHHHHH~
I'm gonna go reread all the volumes again... For the 6th time. ^^

Feb 10, 2015 6:12 PM by billyboyforever

Its been so long since I've read this and watched the dramas. Will see how this plays out with the new cast.

Feb 10, 2015 4:05 PM by HuaXue

Maybe I'll finally give a shot to the manga, then...

Buuut... I've had mostly boring experiences with shoujos so far :|

Feb 10, 2015 4:01 PM by Wintovisky

The J-drama is more true to the manga! I couldn't stand the Korean because of they changed so much D: Its the same with the Korean hana kimi... -_-

I can warn you if you watch the anime that the manga wasn't complete when they made it... Sooo the anime ending is not how it ended... And the animation quality isn't the best... And its the same with the J-drama ending too... The movie after is one big filler... It doesn't take place in the manga.

aww memories when I was fangirling Tsukasa. I don't like him anymore >-> He is a plain abusive douche...

Feb 10, 2015 3:49 PM by AmuoOoChan

Yessssssss
W8 is this a seiries sequel to the manga?

Feb 10, 2015 3:22 PM by pokeguy123

i think korean version was better than japan version

Feb 10, 2015 2:36 PM by whitefeather

Nah i'll rewatch the j-drama with Jun Matsumoto instead.

Feb 10, 2015 2:04 PM by Chibi-Alice

oh damn.... the Korean drama was like my childhood lmao

exciting news!

Feb 10, 2015 1:59 PM by LOAD

Banzai~

Feb 10, 2015 1:56 PM by Haine

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