Eleven Arts will be releasing Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern Part 2 in select theaters beginning tomorrow. The anime movie is a romantic comedy set in early 20th Century Japan, revolving around Benio Hanamura — a woman who rejects the gender roles that were pretty much set in stone at the time.
Hanamura’s pursuit of her own interests causes controversy in her community, but Lieutenant Shinobu Ijuin has her back…..until he suffers a military injury and comes back home with amnesia. If he can’t regain his memories and intervene, Benio will be forced into a marriage she doesn’t want.
Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern will have a scattered run across the country; it opens in four theaters tomorrow, one theater December 13, and six more December 15. More showings may be added in the coming weeks; check out the official list to see if it’s playing near you.
The original Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern (Part 1) is currently available on Blu-Ray.
In turn of the 20th Century Japan, a period characterized by widespread innovation and social restructuring, Benio Hanamura endeavors to take modernization to new heights. With a tomboy nature, Benio rails against traditional ideas that women should take care of the home—serving their husbands rather than pursuing their own dreams. Her values as a modern woman come under fire as the one man who supports her independence, Lieutenant Shinobu Ijuin, goes missing in action. Resurfacing back in Japan, Shinobu has lost all memory of his true identity. In this stunning sequel, will Benio be able to reconnect with Shinobu before she is married off to a new man?