Apparently, Miss Modern’s ready for her close-up with a second director.
Earlier today, the staff for the Haikara-san ga Tooru (Here Comes Miss Modern) film series announced that Toshiaki Kidokoro will direct the second film. Kidokoro will replace the previously confirmed Mitsuko Kase (Young Black Jack, Ristorante Paradiso).
In addition to the staffing news, the team revealed a new image from the movie that features Benio in a wedding gown.
The second film, titled Gekijōban Haikara-san ga Tōru Kōhen – Hana no Tōkyō Dai Roman (Here Comes Miss Modern the Movie: Hana’s Great Tokyo Romance), will open in Spring 2018.
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), debuted in Japanese theaters on November 11. The film received the approval of manga author Waki Yamato.
Sequel movie Gekijōban Haikara-san ga Tōru Kōhen – Tokyo Dai Roman (Big Romance in Tokyo) will open in 2018. Both films will receive a theatrical run in the United States, though specifics on the timing have yet to be disclosed.
The Haikara-san ga Tooru films are based on Waki Yamato’s classic manga series of the same name. Kazuhiro Furuhashi is writing the screenplay at Nippon Animation. Terumi Nishii (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Penguindrum) is providing 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: Comic Natalie