Volumes 1 & 2 of the new version of Haikara-san ga Tooru by Waki Yamato were published on December 13. The original version of this famous love story was published in Shoujo Friend (Kodansha) from 1975 to 1977. It is set in Taisho-era Tokyo and tells the story ofBenio Hanamura, who is an active and tomboyish girl known as ‘Haikarasan’, and her betrothed named Shinobu Ijuin, who is a second lieutenant.
An anime movie adaptation of the manga will be released in 2017, and it will be a two-part work.
The re-published version of the manga consists of 8 volumes. Volume 1 includes a dialogue between Yamato and Ryoko Yamagishi, and Volume 2 has a commentary by Moyoko Yasuno who calls Haikara-san ga Tooru ‘the best girls’ comic in the universe.’