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“Haikara-san ga Tooru” Anime Films to Get US Theatrical Run


Look out, America, because Miss Modern’s making her way across the Pacific!

Earlier today, Warner Bros. Japan announced that they’re planning a North American theatrical run for the Haikara-san ga Tooru (Here Comes Miss Modern) films. According to the panel hosts, the two films are slated to screen in subtitled format.

As of press time, a première date is still unknown.

Haikara-san ga Tooru will be a two-film series. The first feature, Gekijōban Haikara-san ga Tōru Zenpen – Benio, Hana no 17-sai (Here Comes Miss Modern The Movie – Benio, Radiant 17 Years Old), is slated for a 2017 début. Sequel movie Gekijōban Haikara-san ga Tōru Kōhen – Tokyo Dai Roman (Big Romance in Tokyo) will open in 2018.

Previously, Gekijōban Haikara-san ga Tōru Zenpen – Benio, Hana no 17-sai was originally slated to open on November 11.

The Haikara-san ga Tooru films are based on Waki Yamato’s classic manga series of the same name. Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Rurouni Kenshin) is directing the film and writing the screenplay at Nippon Animation. Terumi Nishii (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Penguindrum) is producing character designs for the project.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Music: Michiru Oshima
  • Art Director: Kentaro Akiyama
  • Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
  • Director of Photography: Takeo Ogiwara (Graphinica)
  • Color design: Kunio Tsujita

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Shinobu Ijūin: Mamoru Miyano
  • Benio Hanamura: Saori Hayami
  • Tamaki Kitakōji: Asami Seto
  • Shingo Onijima: Kazuya Nakai
  • Tōsei Aoe: Takahiro Sakurai
  • Ranmaru Fujieda: Yuuki Kaji

Saori Hayami will perform theme song Yume no Hate made (Until the End of the Dream)

Source: Warner Bros. Japan (Industry Panel)

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