Haikara-san: Here Comes Miss Modern
Picture Credit: Official chirashi
English Title: Haikara-san: Here Comes Miss Modern
Japanese Title: はいからさんが通る
Romanized Title: Haikara-san ga Tooru
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 07/17 - 08/01, 08/17 - 09/05 (TBA); Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 10/10 - 11/15
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, TBA; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, TBA
Based On: The girls comic series "Haikara-san ga Tōru" by Yamato Waki.
Author / Director: Koyanagi Naoko
Composer: Teshima Kyouko, Fujima Hitoshi
Choreographer: Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa, AYAKO
Shinjin Kouen Director:
Available on Blu-Ray: TBA
Available on DVD: TBA
DVD Scene/Music Cut: TBA
Other Cast: Haruya Yuuri, Mihane Ai, Misato Reina, Reiya Rion, Natsuki Manato, Misora Maru, Hoshizora Misaki, Marena Yui, Hatsune Yume, Kohana Uta, Reaki Mira, Hanato Hikari
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
(From official site)
It is April 1918. Spring is in the air. On his way to meet his fiancé in an arranged marriage that was worked out before he was even born, Second Lieutenant Ijūin Shinobu comes across a girl riding her bicycle with her red ribbon flapping in the spring breeze. She goes by the nickname "Haikara-san," meaning "Miss Modern," but her real name is Hanamura Benio. This girl who appears all of a sudden like a whirlwind before Shinobu is in fact his destined partner.
Shinobu's grandmother and Benio's grandfather were once in love, but their romance was torn asunder by the Meiji Restoration, a revolution in Japan that pitted supporters of the shogun against allies of the imperial family. This event made intermarriage impossible between aristocracy like the Ijūin clan and bannermen of the Tokugawa clan who had ruled the shogunate. When the two lovers parted, they exchanged a vow that when the day comes when they could set their differences aside, their two houses would become one. After a generation of only sons and no daughters, the families finally produced a suitable match to fulfill the vow: Shinobu and Benio.
Benio is a dreamer who wants to make her own choices about love and life. She rejects the marriage arranged by her parents as nonsense. Meanwhile, Shinobu is utterly taken by Benio, her cheerfulness, and her tenacious intensity. However, as he finds himself at the tomboy's constant beck and call, Shinobu finds that they have some very different ideas...
It's hard to say where the turbulent romance between Shinobu and Benio will lead.
- Grand Theater top star debut for Yuzuka Rei.
- Haikara-san was first performed by Flower Troupe in 2017 at Theater Drama City and Nippon Seinenkan.
- Wikipedia page on Haikara-san
Merchandise Cover Art
- Originally scheduled to open on March 11th, a series of cancellations, urged by the government, meant that the show did not open as scheduled. *Announced March 11th, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the show will be closed from March 13th - March 19th. *Announced March 18th, the show would remained closed. *Announced March 22nd, the show would open on March 27th. *Announced March 25th, the show would remain closed until March 31st. *Announced June 15th, the Grand Theater run of the show will run from July 17th to September 5th, with the Tokyo run TBA. *Announced July 21st, the Tokyo Theater run of the show will run from October 10th to November 15th. *Announced August 2nd, due to one of the people involved in the prooduction having a high temperature, performances on Aug. 2-4 are cancelled, including the shinjin kouen. * Announced August 4th, the Coronavirus test came back positive, so the show is suspended through the 16th while contact tracing, testing, and quarantining takes place. More updates on the schedule from the 17th will be announced.