In addition to the previously-announced U.S. screenings, the Haikara-san: Here Comes Miss Modern anime film will be screening in Canada this June. ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio licensed the North American distribution rights, and Canadian theater chain Cineplex announced a June 8 release date for Part One.
Based on Waki Yamato’s classic shoujo manga Haikara-san ga Tōru, the Haikara-san screenings will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles. You can find out more on the official website, and check out the new poster below.
Here’s the U.S. theatrical trailer if you missed it the first time around:
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 manga, and inspired a successful run for the TV adaptation. Today, titles like Wonder Woman and Lady Bird and even other anime such as Mary and the Witch’s Flower and Napping Princess have carried the torch with themes of female empowerment. Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern updates a beloved character while joining the roster of new female cinema for today’s world. It is the perfect time for this title.