Hana Nochi Hare ~HanaDan~ Next Season Cast: Sugisaki Hana, Hirano Sho and Nakagawa Taishi

We finally have a confirmation to previous rumors of a Hana Yori Dango sequel! It’s not another remake of the popular drama but a live action adaptation of its sequel Hana Nochi Hare ~HanaDan~ Next Season (Boys Over Flowers Season 2). The drama will air at TBS in April, Tuesdays 10pm timeslot. Sugisaki Hana will take on her first lead role in a drama series as the protagonist Edogawa Oto. She will be joined by Hirano Sho (of the soon to debut Johnnys group King & Prince) and actor Nakagawa Taishi.

The setting of the drama takes place 10 years after the F4 graduated from Eitoku Academy. Edogawa Oto (Sugisaki Hana) is the daughter of a former company president. Her life completely changed after their family business went bankrupt. Her fiance is Hase Tenma (Nakagawa Taishi), the popular student council president of the rival school.

With declining enrollment due to a recession and the rise of a rival school, Eitoku Academy is now ruled by the Correct 5 whose leader is Kakuragi Haruto (Hirano Sho). The group seeks out, then runs out, any students whose families haven’t made appropriate donations to the school. When Haruto and Oto discover each other’s secrets — that Haruto buys self-help items to get stronger, and that Oto is poor and works at a convenience store – they promise to keep each other’s secrets.

(via OriconCrunchyroll)

  • Comments

    • neko

      I need matsujun appearing on this one

    • byebicycle

      when will they let this series die

      • Elodie Genia

        It’s not a remake but a sequel

        • byebicycle

          i know

    • AoZora

      The story and the premise looks interesting… I am aware of Nakagawa’s acting skills… Lets set how hirano performs.. Sugisaki was good in Her Love Boils Bathwater and not so good in Blade of the Immortal.

      • CyDo

        nakagawa can’t acT thou lol

        • AoZora

          I have watched two of his movies and he was good in them. ReLife and today’s Kira-kun..

          • CyDo

            u have weird sense of “good acting” lmao

            • AoZora

              I enjoyed watching Taishi’s acting in those two movies and I find him good looking too..You can call my “Good acting” sense weird.. everybody’s assessment will differ…

              • CyDo

                Your argument can be used to attack ur own argument to. Back then u said that you only want to attend a concert of someone with a vocal talent. Everybody’s assesment of vocal talent would be as diverse as acting talent. I’m not fans of Ayu’s vocal, but Ayu’s ability in singing is much better (esp back then) when compared to Nakagawa’s ability in acting..

                • AoZora

                  I was never a fan of Ayu and my opinions about her is from her Music Station for March 31 which many of them criticized. She is already deaf in one ear and her singing in tune is very difficult. I never said Ayu is bad singer. My comment was based on present state of condition..

                  I accept that I have a weird sense of assessment . Hope it makes you feel good… :)

                  “u have weird sense of “good acting” lmao” was actually a personal attack.

                  When I was commenting about Ayu in another post,I was actually agreeing to your comment that “Arashi lipsyncs in concerts”. Thats why I said,i haven’t attended any of their concerts because of this reason..

                  • light

                    Arashi doesn’t lipsyinc for the most part though? It’s clear from the ws clips and fan recordings.

                  • Lol

                    Rrr why someone who not attended arashi concert judge they are lipsync in their concert lol
                    They sing live in concert hun

                    • matrix

                      But actually, in the past, they do lipsynch, but lately in their tour, they do sing live even if its sound bad except Nino. Ofc

                      • Lol

                        I watched them 1st time 10 yrs ago they didnt lypsinc
                        From their old fancam they didnt too
                        /shrug

                      • light

                        As Lol said, in the past there were more fancams that go from old to very old and they are mostly live.

                      • matrix

                        Fancams only last for 5 – 10 mins, if its more than that, it is not fancam but recording,
                        It is obviously that lives had these pre-recording for DVD.

                      • Charlie

                        ??? fancam = fan taken recording. It lasts for as long as they record. Fans have recorded whole concerts before.

                      • matrix

                        I love to believe it, but its isn’t realistic. Also fancams exist before J&A ban cams in their livetour, and Arashi has been notorious per se with their critics in lipsync during their lives which has been accepted by the fans, but mostly Sho rap are not lipsync, but their dance routine mostly lipsynch, but ofc not entirely live they do it, there were parts they do it.

                      • light

                        The lipsync thing is mostly about music shows, not concerts. And in the past they actually always sang live on them.

                      • light

                        Fans recorded full concerts before and cameras were already banned. It’s pretty easy to hear if it’s live or not from them. Some of the vocals, especially from Jun, were terrible.

    • light

      Doumyouji was the worst, Makino should have just beaten him up and sued his ass off.

    • Sui

      Lol read it as ame nochi hare thought this manga is finally getting a live action. Ahhh felt so cheated for a moment.

    • Azura Of Ylisse

      The story looks promising. I just wish they didn’t attach it to Hana Yori Dango.
      But it looks like it’ll be good.

      • neko

        the manga is attached it to handan, there are short cameos in the manga

      • CyDo

        the connection to hanadan is the reasom why the manga sells

    • Dramafan

      I wonder if Kinpuris debut single will be the theme song for this? But does anyone know if sho is a good actor?

      • neko

        well I liked him in shark but haven´t see him since then

      • hatenaisora

        i hope they give kinpuri another iconic songs like “love so sweet” or “one love”

        • Dramafan

          Yeah that would be a great debut for them

    • sweetpotate

      Okay, but “Correct 5” tho? That’s even weirder than “Flower 4” lol.

      “Haruto buys self-help items to get stronger” just sounds… dodgy hahaha XD

      Hoping they’ll throw in a couple of cameos for nostalgia :D

    • Dalooshe

      I’m surprised they decided to keep the 2005 version untouched and go with a sequel!

      Anyways I like the idea that they’re in the same universe/timeline so all good :) looking forward to see it now!

      • CyDo

        it’s based on the sequel manga after all

    • ☉⊖☉

      The only thing I care about on this news is that Sugisaki Hana’s getting a lead role. I love her acting; and even though this is something I’ll probably never watch, I wish her best.

      • CyDo

        agree

      • katsura

        Elizabeth !!!

        • ☉⊖☉

          Hey bro

    • Jorge Alison

      So that’s why King&Prince is debuting in the spring, the same time the dorama will air.

      We already know who is gonna sing the theme song.

    • Thanks goodness it’s not a remake.

    • CyDo

      the casting of sugisaki hana is great (at least it’s not hirose suzu andhet sister… we need more variety!), but can’t they get better actors?

    • CyDo

      that Haruto buys self-help items to get stronger

      this is so cheesy lol

    • eplizo

      I might watch this out of curiosity lol.

    • Keny

      wonder if this one too, is about an abusive asshole like the original.
      if so.. skip

      • Dramafan

        From the sound of the discription he’s not but I haven’t read the actual manga.

      • izzy

        nah hana nochi hare is the superior version without all the abuse and bullying.

    • Hermione48fan

      “It’s not another remake of the popular drama but a live action adaptation of its sequel Hana Nochi Hare ~HanaDan~ Next Season (Boys Over Flowers Season 2)”. Are you talking about a manga with the same name here?.

      • Lol

        That s the manga title name..ask Yoko kamio why she named it like that lol

    • katsura

      Haruto buys ‘self-help items’ to get stronger…
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/12b883eb2274a5fdc51cee9c6af8bf7d5f4b32f2e081d10b324e915c87a92dc4.gif

      But of course a Johnny’s the lead smh. You bet they get Nakagawa just to give us the Second Lead Syndrome.