Haganai Creator Hirasaka Confirms Live-Action Film
posted on by Egan Loo
Yomi Hirasaka, the author of the Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (Haganai) light novel series, confirmed on Thursday that production on a live-action film of the books is moving forward.
He explained that the offer for the adaptation came in June of 2011, after production began on the first television anime series. He added that he was not in favor of the offer at first since he did not consider the story for live-action, but he decided to approve it in light of his sense of crisis regarding the future of the light novel industry. He felt that that industry needs to bring in new people through manga, anime, games, and other adaptations.
He cautioned that he does not know about the contents of the film's script or the cast, since he has kept a completely hands-off approach to the project and left everything in the hands of the professionals on the production staff. Still, he asked his readers to watch the film if they have an interest in it.
The official Facebook account of Ryukoku University in Kyoto posted an April 24 casting call for extras on a 2014 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai film from the distributor Toei and the production company Times In (live-action [email protected] film).
Hirasaka and Buriki's original Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai light novels revolve around Kodaka — a half-Japanese/half-British transfer student whose delinquent-like blonde hair and fierce eyes scare people — and a seemingly perpetually sullen girl named Yozora. The two decide to form Rinjinbu, a club for misfits with hardly any friends.