© Yoko Kamio / Shueisha
©2018 Tokyo Broadcasting System

Philippine media company ABS-CBN has announced on Wednesday that the Japanese live-action drama Hana Nochi Hare will air on Kapamilya Channel next month.

The show will start on February 8, which airs every Monday to Fridays at 09:00am, right after its TeleRadyo news block.


©Yoko Kamio / Shueisha

Hana Nochi Hare is the Japanese live-action series based on the Boys Over Flowers Season 2 manga series by Yoko Kamio, which was serialized in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ digital magazine from February 2015 to December 2019. The manga has a total of 14 volumes.

The manga was also published in English simultaneously throug Viz Media’s Shonen Jump digital manga service.

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”.


Hana Nochi Hare live-action drama made its television premiere through Asianovela Channel, which was the now-defunct Tagalog-dubbed Asian entertainment channel owned by ABS-CBN, in June 2019.

The channel, together with its sister channel YeY, ceased its broadcast in July 2020 due to the expiration of the media company’s broadcast franchise in May of the same year.