Manga Haikara-san ga Tooru will get a new anime movie for its 40th anniversary! It will be divided into two parts. The first part is called Haikara-san ga Tooru: The Movie Part 1 ~Benio, Hana no 17 sai~ and will come out on 11 November 2017. The second part, Haikara-san ga Tooru: The Movie Part 2 ~Tokyo Dai Roman~, is scheduled to come in 2018.
Also, with part 2 will make sure that this anime adaptation will cover everything until the last episode of the original work, which went unfinished in the previous anime. It has been more than 35 years since the 1978 anime series, and the love story of Benio and Shinobu will come to an end in the new movies.
The staff of the movie is also something to look forward to. Part 1 will be directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi, who also worked on Gundam UC and Kenshin; he will also be writing the screenplay. Part 2 will be directed by Mitsuko Kase, known for his work on Saikano and Ristorante Paradiso. Character designs will be conducted by Terumi Nishii (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures: Diamond is Unbreakable) and the music will be done by Michiru Oshima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Snow White with the Red Hair).
It will be amazing to see such a classic masterpiece get re-made into a contemporary anime!
‘Haikara-san ga Tooru: The Movie’
Haikara-san ga Tooru: The Movie Part 1 ~Benio, Hana no 17 sai~
Haikara-san ga Tooru: The Movie Part 2 ~Tokyo Dai Roman~
Part 1: Saturday 11 November 2017
Part 2: Scheduled for 2018
Official Website: haikarasan.net
Official Twitter: @haikara_anime
Original Work: Waki Yamato (Kodansha KCDX Dessert)
Director (Part 1): Kazuhiro Furuhashi
Director (Part 2): Mitsuko Kase
Character Design: Terumi Nishii
Background Design, Art Director: Kentaro Akiyama
Color Design: Kunio Tsujida
Cinematography: Takeo Ogiwara (Graphinika)
Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Music: Michiru Oshima
Animation Production: Nippon Animation
Production: ‘Haikara-san ga Tooru: The Movie’ Production Committee
Distribution: Warner Brothers Pictures
Benio Hanamura: Saori Hayami
Shinobu Ijuin: Mamoru Miyano