Live-Action Wolf Girl & Black Prince Film Adds 3 More Cast Members

posted on 2016-01-13 11:40 EST
Riria Kojima, Rena Takeda, Ikumi Hisamatsu join cast of May film

This year's second issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine revealed three more cast members for the live-action film adaptation of Ayuko Hatta's Wolf Girl & Black Prince (Ōkami Shōjo to Kuro Ōji) shōjo manga on Wednesday.

The new cast includes:

  • Riria Kojima as Namie
  • Rena Takeda as Mayu
  • Ikumi Hisamatsu as Miho

The official site for the film streamed a teaser that revealed the main cast of the film last month:

  • Fumi Nikaidō (top photo) as the heroine Erika Shinohara
  • Kento Yamazaki (bottom photo) as Kyōya Sata
  • Nobuyuki Suzuki as Nozomi Kamiya
  • Mugi Kadowaki as Ayumi Sanda
  • Elaiza Ikeda as Aki Tezuka
  • Ryūsei Yokohama as Takeru Hibiya
  • Tina Tamashiro as Marin Tachibana
  • Ryō Yoshizawa as Yū Kusakabe
  • Nanao as Reika Sata

Ryūichi Hiroki (live-action Strobe Edge, Otoko no Isshō) is directing the film. Shooting for the film started last month.

The film will open in Japan in May.

The story of Wolf Girl & Black Prince centers around Erika Shinohara, a vain 16-year-old girl who tells her friends about her romantic exploits, but she actually has no boyfriend. She claims that a handsome boy in a candid photo is her boyfriend, but it turns out that boy is a schoolmate named Kyōya Sata. She has no choice but to make him her fake boyfriend. Unfortunately, Sata may look like a sweet person, but he is actually an ultra-black-hearted sadist. Sata takes advantage of Erika's weakness and treats her like his dog.

Hatta launched the Wolf Girl & Black Prince (Ōkami Shōjo to Kuro Ōji) shōjo manga in Bessatsu Margaret in 2011, and Shueisha published the 14th compiled volume on November 25.

The manga inspired a 12-episode television anime series starring Kanae Itō as Erika Shinohara and Takahiro Sakurai as Kyōya Sata. The anime premiered in October 2014, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. Sentai Filmworks will release the anime on home video.

The manga also inspired a novel and a drama CD, the latter of which also starred Itō and Sakurai.

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