Live-Action Maria-Sama ga Miteru Main Cast Presented
posted on 2010-04-26 19:42 EDT by Egan Loo
Eiga.com, Cinema Topics Online, Oricon, and other Japanese film news sources have posted several photographs from the Monday press conference for the live-action film adaptation of Oyuki Konno's Maria Watches Over Us (Maria-sama ga Miteru) light novels. In the Oricon group photograph from the conference, the eight main cast members are from left to right: Alice Hirose (Tsutako Takeshima), Nana Akiyama (Eriko Torii), Kaoru Hirata (Youko Mizuno), Haru (Sachiko Ogasawara), Honoka Miki (Yumi Fukuzawa), Karen Takizawa (Sei Satou), Rikako Sakata (Rei Hasekura), and Hitomi Miyake (Yoshino Shimazu).
As announced earlier this month, Love Berry magazine model Honoka Miki will play Yumi, the naive first-year student at the Lillian School For Girls. Seventeen magazine model Haru will play Sachiko, the second-year student who chooses Yumi as her "soeur" or "little sister."
The film will open in Japan this fall. Shueisha has published 5.4 million copies of the original light novels, which follow the personal relationships within the student body of Lillian Girls' Academy. In addition to a manga adaptation, the light novels have inspired four anime seasons.