Japan to Adapt Hana Yori Dango Manga Sequel Hana Nochi Hare into J-dorama Scheduled for April 2018 Airing

The J-dorama adaption of popular manga Hana Yori Dango scheduled for 2018 has finally been confirmed but it’s not the adaptation or rumored leading lady initially thought. TBS will be adapting the HanaDan sequel Hana Nochi Hare – Hana Yori Dango Next Season into a live-action dorama and not making the umpteenth adaptation of the original. The manga is serializing since 2015 and set 10 years after the F4 and female lead Makino Tsukushi graduated elite Eitoku Academy.

The story follows the new clique the C5 (Correct 5) led by a male lead who was rescued by Domyouji years ago from bullies and now strives protect Eitoku and keep it’s stature up. The female lead is a poor girl attending Eitoku but is from a formerly rich family that went bankrupt, and she’s engaged to the rich student body president of the rival upstart new elite high school competing for top students with Eitoku. The leads will be played by Sugisaki Hana and idol-actor Hirano Sho from Johnny’s Entertainment, with Nakagawa Taishi playing the third wheel second male lead. The dorama is slated to premiere this April on TBS.


Japan to Adapt Hana Yori Dango Manga Sequel Hana Nochi Hare into J-dorama Scheduled for April 2018 Airing — 15 Comments

  1. I think this mangaka writes the most horrible and immature male leads. I preferred Rui in the original and now in Hana Nochi Hare, I much prefer Tenma.

    • You know that when the author is writing the drama rui was always meant to be end game right? Problem is after 37 volumes Doymyoji is such a big hit with fans of the manga, she decided to change the ending. Also rui is kinda passive boring, and makino realised later they are so comfortable with each other they feel more like best friends than lovers. Whereas with doumyoji theres extreme love and hate and it was just lit due to his fiery love for her. Think fireworks with one and a walk in the park with gentle breeze for the other. Girl chose passion. Nothing wrong with it

      • Matsujun was such a revelation as Domyoji I was ready to slay someone had she not ended with him. His character evolution from begining till end without losing his flavour was the best thing of the storyline. As you stated Rui is boring and better as good friend.

    • I think that making Dramas was the best what could happen to the Mangaka. For me the Manga was never special, her story was average the best. But the screenwriters helped out a lot and the actors made them shine. They made the ridicilous story work. Especially the Japanese Version is still a gem.

      • I totally agree. I can’t read the manga. The anime is horrible imo. Only Jdrama brought life to this work

  2. What there a sequel and i dint know about it, oh my bad, hana yori is my all time fav manga and live action drama with cbina f4 and japan c5 oh very evcited the problem where can i watch

    • yup, waiting for the sub is the worst thing when you love dorama. And mostly you cant find it on subscene, but on japan forum like d-addict.
      Sometimes I do feel spoiled with how fast kdrama get subbed (twice a week, at least 1.5 hour per epi) compare to jdrama (once a week, 45-50min per epi)

  3. Whew! Thank goodness they aren’t remaking Hana Yori Dango!! Never even thought they had a sequel so this should be something to look forward to!!

    • Me too… I think the remakes for both Hana Yori Dango and Itazura na Kiss has been done too many times already and the storylines are outdated – let’s move on. I don’t mind seeing a drama version of the sequel though as it is new and fresh for viewers.

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