Sara Takatsuki, Mao Kanjō Join Live-Action Haganai Cast

posted on 2013-09-26 23:50 EDT
New additions play Yukimura Kusunoki, Rika Shiguma in 2014 film

The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Yomi Hirasaka's Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (Haganai) light novel series announced on Thursday that Sara Takatsuki (Otomen, GTO, Daily Lives of High School Boys) and Mao Kanjō will play Yukimura Kusunoki and Rika Shiguma, respectively. Takatsuki acknowledged there was pressure and she felt nervous playing a youth who looks female, but claims to be a boy. However, she added with a laugh that she had trouble letting go of Yukimura's way of speaking, even after filming ended.

Kanjō remembered being excited like her character, the brilliant and perverted Shiguma, when she was allowed to read the script. She also mused about whether one has hardly any friends if one feels the sense of security and the amazing feeling that comes with having friends.

Takatsuki and Kanjō are joining the previous announced cast members, Mio Otani, Kōji Seto, and Kie Kitano.

Takurō Oikawa wrote the screenplay and directed the film, which is slated for early 2014. Hirasaka stated previously that the the film will be an original story, so as not to recreate the original school romantic comedy light novels.

Hirasaka and Buriki's original Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai light novels revolve around Kodaka (Seto) — 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 (Kitano). The two decide to form Rinjinbu, a club for misfits with hardly any friends. Otani's character Sena is a beautiful girl who treats her male admirers like slaves but has never had any female friends.

The light novel series' eight volumes have 5.55 million copies in print. It already inspired two television anime series with video anime spinoffs as well as a manga.

Source: Crank In! via Yaraon

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