Miss Modern is making her way to the west in an all-new way!
Earlier today, Eleven Arts announced that Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern will get an English dub. In a Facebook post, the distributor revealed that Mimi Torres (Fallout 4, Sleeping Dogs) will play the lead role as Benio in the adaptation.
As of press time, the following theaters are confirmed to be showing the English dub:
- Malco Theatres Razorback (Fayetville, AR, 6/12/2018)
- Celebration! Cinemas Woodlands (Grand Rapids, MI, 6/8/2018 – 6/14/2018)
- Malco Theatres Paradiso (Memphis, TN, 6/12/2018)
- Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Richardson (Richardson, TX, 6/8/2018 & 6/10/2018)
- Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Las Colinas (Irving, TX, 6/8/2018 & 6/10/2018)
Both the subtitled and dubbed versions of the film will hit theatres in June. The second film, meanwhile, will open this fall.
The Haikara-san: Here Comes Miss Modern films are based on Waki Yamato’s classic manga series of the same name. Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Rurouni Kenshin) directed the first film and wrote the screenplay at Nippon Animation. Terumi Nishii (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Penguindrum) is provided character designs for the project.
The film, which opened in Japan on November 11, received the approval of manga author Waki Yamato.
Eleven Arts describes the feature as:
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.