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Haikara-san ga Tooru (Manga)

Haikara-san ga Tooru

Alternative Titles

English: Here Comes Miss Modern
Synonyms: Smart-san, Mademoiselle Anne, There Goes the Modern Girl, Here Comes Miss Modern, Here Comes a Dandy, Haikara-san ga Tōru
Japanese: はいからさんが通る


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: 1975 to 1977
Authors: Yamato, Waki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shoujo Friend


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Ranked: #6402
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Benio Hanamura is a 17-year-old schoolgirl in Tokyo during the Taisho era. Benio lost her mother when she was very young and has been raised by her father, a high-ranking official in the Japanese army. As a result, she has grown into a tomboy - contrary to traditional Japanese notions of femininity, she studies kendo, drinks sake, dresses in often outlandish-looking Western fashions, and isn't as interested in housewife duties as she is in literature. She also rejects the idea of arranged marriages and believes in a woman's right to a career and to marry for love. Benio's best friends are the beautiful Tamaki, who is much more feminine than Benio but equally interested in women's rights, and Ranmaru, a young man who was raised to play female roles in the kabuki theater and as a result has acquired very effeminate mannerisms.

(Source: Wikipedia)


Haikara-san ga Tooru won the first Kodansha Manga Award for shoujo in 1977.

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Manga: Suna no Shiro
Although Haikara-san is lighter in feeling overall, they both deal with similar themes and weave tales of enormous growth of character through tragedy. They also have a similar artwork style for those who appreciate the older look. I would definitely give both a try! 
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do anybody know the mangascan site that has this manga?
clarameiyola - Dec 27, 2009
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Apr 2, 2010 9:35 AM
Miss Modern(Haikara san ga Tooru) manga
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