ABS-CBN’s digital terrestrial channel Asianovela Channel has announced on Friday that the Japanese live-action series Hana Nochi Hare will premiere on the channel this month.
The show will premiere on June 24, airing every Monday to Fridays at 07:00am, with an encore telecast at 12:00pm and 08:00pm.
This will be the Filipino-dubbed Asian drama channel’s first Japanese television drama series since it first launched in July last year.
Hana Nochi Hare is the Japanese live-action series based on the Boys Over Flowers Season 2 manga series by Yoko Kamio, which is being published in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ digital magazine since February 2015. The manga currently has 11 volumes.
The manga is a sequel to the hugely-popular shoujo manga series Boys Over Flowers, which was released from 1992-2008. The manga was also the source material for several popular live-action dramas like the 2001 Taiwanese series Meteor Garden and the 2005 Japanese series Hana Yori Dango.
The manga’s story is set several years after the legendary group F4 had graduated the elite Eitoku Academy, when Correct 5 emerged and ruled the school and target poor students by ousting them.
Oto Edogawa is a poor student, but had kept appearance to fit in. While on her part-time job, she discovered the secret of clique’s leader and decided to use it for her own advantage.
Yasuharu Ishii, who previously worked on the Hana Yori Dango 2 television series, directed Hana Nochi Hare, while Love and Lies live-action film scriptwriter Erika Yoshida adapted Kamio’s original story.
The television series starred Hana Sugisaki (“Rukia Kuchiki”, Bleach live-action film) as “Oto Edogawa”, Sho Hirano (“Mizuki Kurata”, Shark live-action series) as “Haruto Kaguraki”, and Taishi Nakagawa (“Arata Kaizaki “, ReLife live-action film) as “Tenma Hase”.
Asianovela Channel is the Filipino-dubbed Asian entertainment channel of Philippine media conglomerate ABS-CBN, which was launched in July 2018.
The channel primarily airs Asian dramas and films previously aired on their flagship free-to-air channel, as well as its sister channels, including the defunct Filipino dubbed channels TAG and HEROtv.
The channel is available exclusively on ABS-CBN TVplus digital terrestrial TV service in Mega Manila, Metro Cebu and Cagayan de Oro.