Haikara-san ga Tōru, also known as ''Smart-san'', is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Waki Yamato. It was serialized by Kodansha in the magazine Shōjo Friend from 1975 to 1977, and released in eight volumes. The title can be literally translated into English as ''Here Comes Miss Modern'' or ''Here Comes Miss High-Collar'' ("haikara" being the Japanese romanization of "high collar"), or ''Fashionable Girl Passing By.'' In 1977, it was awarded the 1st Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo. It also has been adapted into an anime series from the late seventies, and then into a film (and eventually a remake film) and some ''doramas''.

The female lead is Benio Hanamura, a young woman living in [[UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan the Taisho Era]]. Benio has been raised by a single father, a high-ranked military man, since her mom died when she was a little girl. As a result, much to the despair of Hanamura Sr., Benio is a ''huge'' {{Tomboy}}: she doesn't want to get married, scoffs at boys, smokes, drinks, likes reading and riding her bike, and her only resemblances in regards to the YamatoNadeshiko archetype are her looks and her penchant for wearing ''kimono'' and ''hakama''. Her best friends are Tamaki Kitaouji, a more girlish but also openminded young woman, and Ranmaru Fujieda, a very girly-looking guy coming from a ''kabuki'' background.

At age 17, Benio receives the shock of her life. Her father tells her that she's to be engaged to a man! Benio is horrified, naturally, and even more so when she meets her husband-to-be: Shinobu Iijyuin. He happens to be a guy with whom she had several encounters that day, all tinted with SlapSlapKiss. So Benio is caught in quite the predicament: not only does she dislikes the idea of being in an ArrangedMarriage, but she noticed that Tamaki likes Shinobu and she doesn't want to hurt her friend's feelings. Hm, what to do.

Eventually, Benio accepts the engagement -- to [[PleaseDumpMe try scheming against it]] via telling and showing Shinobu that she's an ''horrible'' excuse for a HouseWife, so he and his family will hate her and call everything off. Yet not only d0es Shinobu turn out to be a NiceGuy who has come to like Benio as a person and has a saint-like patience to her blunders, but she finds herself falling for him...

!!Tropes from Haikara-san ga tooru:

%%%* ActionGirl: Benio
* ArrangedMarriage: Shinobu and Benio. [[spoiler: In a subversion, it's because of a family tragedy (see StarCrossedLovers) rather than mere social and economic interests.]] When they get to know each other better, they realize it is a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage.
* BadassGrandpa: Shinobu's grandfather plays it for weirdness.
* BetaCouple: [[spoiler: Tamaki and Shinobu's friend Shingo Onijima.]] Also, [[spoiler: Benio's father and Kichiji.]]
* BittersweetEnding: The manga. On one hand, [[spoiler: Benio and Shinobu overcome their difficulties, find each other again ''and'' finally get married; not to mention, Tamaki and Shingo get together too, and so do Benio's dad and Kichiji.]] On the other, [[spoiler: this happens right after ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1923_Great_Kant%C5%8D_earthquake the 1923 Kanto earthquake]]'' '''and''' when Benio is about to marry her SecondLove Tousei. Larissa is fatally injured via [[DivingSave taking a]] FallingChandelierOfDoom for Shinobu; since he has recovered his memories, her last wish is to have him go search for Benio and make her happy. Benio herself is thought to be MIA after the Catholic church in which she was about to marry Tousei collapses; she has actually survived, so she and Shinobu find each other, but both are injured and are THIS close to be TogetherInDeath, if not for Tousei's efforts and then acceptance of their mutual feelings. Then there's a bit of FridgeHorror since the now-together Tamaki and Shingo are leaving ''to Manchuria'' (it already wasn't an easy place to live in, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchuria#History_after_1860 but what happened in the 20-something years after this]] made it even worse).]]
** In the anime, which [[ScrewedByTheNetwork was cut short due to bad ratings]], it's rather... different. [[spoiler: In the final episode, Benio is told that the mysterious Russian count is not Shinobu; Larissa has a photograph of their wedding day to prove it. However, an epilogue narration reveals that Larissa found Shinobu in Siberia; he was severely hurt, and was the spitting image of her late husband (and his long lost half-brother). The final episode concludes with Benio finally being reunited with the not-amnesiac-anymore Shinobu.]]
* BrokenBird:
** Larissa, due to [[spoiler: having lost her husband [[TheMourningAfter whom she loved very much]] ''and'' being both a borderline FallenPrincess and an IllGirl.]]
** [[spoiler: Kichiji]] also had her share of broken-ness in her past, though she takes it kinda in stride.
* ButNotTooForeign: Shinobu, half-Japanese and half-German.
* DrivenToSuicide:
** [[spoiler: Benio]] tries to drown herself twice when [[spoiler: she believes Shinobu is dead]]. [[SuicideAsComedy She once tried to put her head in a bowl of water, but was saved; then she got inside a water tank... which was full of sake, so she only got drunk]].
** In the backstory, [[spoiler: Kichiji attempted to commits suicide after losing her lover, an army officer, in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.]]
* EyeScream: Shingo Onijima was subjected to this in the past, and as a result he lost his left eye. [[spoiler: He explains to Tamaki that this happened when he was a child, when trying to protect the girl who was his first love.]]
* FallenPrincess: [[spoiler: Larissa. She comes to Japan after escaping from the 1917 Russian Revolution, [[BreakTheCutie in which she lost pretty much everything]].]]
* FatGirl: Tsumeko
* {{Geisha}}: Kichiji. [[spoiler: Benio tries to become this to support herself and Shinobu's family, but fails. She then settles for becoming a reporter.]]
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Benio likes drinking ''sake''.
* HeManWomanhater: Tousei. Uncommonly for the trope, he has a FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: his BrainlessBeauty of a mother all but abandoned him, thus he has serious issues towards women. Doesn't stop him from falling for Benio, though, since she's the only woman he truly trusts.]]
* HeroesLoveDogs: The Iijyuin family has two dogs: Tenmaru and Chimaru
* HistoricalFiction: Set in the Japan of TheRoaringTwenties.
* HouseWife: What Benio does NOT want to be.
* ImportantHaircut: [[spoiler:Benio, after deciding to work with her own hands and support the Iijyuin family.]]
* IllGirl: [[spoiler: Larissa Mikhailovna.]]
* IOweYouMyLife: Shingo, to Shinobu.
* TheLadette: Benio takes pride on being one.
* LargeHam: Ranmaru can get pretty dramatic sometimes. JustifiedTrope: he's a ''kabuki'' performer, so he has acting training.
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler:Shinobu and Larissa's dead husband, Sasha, were half-brothers: Sasha was born from the marriage between Shinobu's MissingMom and a Russian count. Too bad he was a high-ranked officer of the Russian Army, and was killed trying to protect the Royal Family; this [[BreakTheCutie totally broke Larissa]], and then she found Shinobu without knowing he was her older brother-in-law...]]
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Benio and Shinobu to a degree. Benio and Ranmaru play it straighter, though.
* MeetCute: First Shinobu sees Benio [[DrivesLikeCrazy crash her bike]] and finds it funny, so Benio slaps him. Later, Shinobu finds Benio up a tree, then [[CrashIntoHello catches her]] in a BridalCarry when she falls off.
* MissingMom: Shinobu, Benio ''and'' Ranmaru lost their mothers early in life.
* PleaseDumpMe: Attempted by Benio at first. Doesn't work.
* PluckyGirl: Benio, oh Benio.
* RaisedByGrandparents: Shinobu.
* RedBaron: Shingo "The Black Wolf of the Manchurian Steppe" Onijima.
* RomanticRunnerUp: Larissa and [[spoiler: Tousei]]. The [[spoiler: first]] is a specially tragic case.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Benio doesn't look halfway bad when in a Western dress. [[spoiler: Specially in her gorgeous wedding dress... right before the earthquake hits.]]
%%%* {{Shoujo}}
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: It's Shinobu's kindness that drives girls like Benio, Tamaki, Larissa and [[spoiler: Kichiji]] to him.
* SpoiledSweet: Tamaki can be a little child-like sometimes, but she has a heart of gold.
* StarCrossedLovers:
** [[spoiler:Benio and Shinobu, after he goes MIA in Manchuria and loses his memories.]]
** Also, there are more cases in the backstory. First, [[spoiler: Shinobu's grandma wasn't allowed to marry Benio's grandpa for political differences: the Hanamuras supported the Shogunate, while the Iijyuins were pro Meiji Restoration. (The most they got was the promise of an ArrangedMarriage between their descendants).]]. Later, [[spoiler: Shinobu's German mother couldn't stay with Shinobu's father for being a foreigner, and had to leave baby!Shinobu in the care of the Iijyuins.]]
* TeenGenius: Ranmaru is just 13/14 yeas old and he's not just an accomplished ''kabuki'' actor, but he trains people in acting.
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: [[spoiler: Shinobu.]]
* {{Tomboy}}: Benio. Comes with a TomboyishPonytail.
* {{Tsundere}}: Benio, too
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Ranmaru
* TheUriahGambit: [[spoiler: Shinobu was sent to Manchuria by a high-ranked military man with a grudge against him.]]
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Ranmaru pulls this more than once. Specially as Benio's "maid" when she moves into the Iijyuin home.
* XMarksTheHero: Shingo, TheLancer to Shinobu's Hero.
* YamatoNadeshiko:
** Despite having the looks Benio has the opposite personality, except for the strong will.
** Kichiji, being a {{Geisha}}, fits in more.