Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern
| はいからさんが通る 前編 ~紅緒、花の17歳~
Animezing! August

Drama, Romance

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

Benio’s aptitude for martial arts, her strong will, and her dedication to her friends is what made her such an icon in the original [1975 to 1977] manga

Eleven Arts, 2018


Welcome to our two-part feature in our August lineup!
Part 2 will be announced at a later date.


Serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōjo Friend magazine, with cumulative sales of over 12M copies, the Haikara-San manga series has and still is beloved by readers of many generations. This monumental work of girls' comics from creator Yamato Waki has been adapted into various forms, including an animated TV series and a live-action film.

Director Furuhashi Kazuhiro is one of the most established anime directors in the industry. His works include the beloved Rurouni Kenshin series, Hunter × Hunter, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, and Dororo among many others.

During the Taisho era of 1918, 17-year-old Hanamura Benio thrives on bucking tradition. As a boisterous and quarrelsome tomboy, Miss Hanamura leads a life of kendo and tree-climbing adventure with her best friends Tamaki and Ranmaru. Benio is determined to find love on her own, though her family has other plans. She encounters tests of love, independence, and friendship during wartime.

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