Principal Live-Action Film Reveals More Cast

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Ryo Ikuemi's Principal manga revealed more of the film's cast members on Tuesday.

The additional cast includes:

Top row, left to right:

  • Rina Kawaei as Haruka Kunishige, Shima's classmate
  • Mitsuki Tanimura as Yumi Tatebayashi, Gen's older sister, and a music teacher at his school
  • Tomohiro Ichikawa as Yūdai Kanezawa, Haruka's middle school classmate
  • Mashiro Ayano as Riri Kudō, Haruka's close friend

Bottom row, left to right:

  • Kumi Nakamura as Koto Tatebayashi, Gen's mother
  • Sawa Suzuki as Masato Miura, Shima's mother
  • Miho Shiraishi as Yukari Sakurai, Wao's mother
  • Hiroyuki Morisaki as Yasuhiro Sumitomo, Shima's father

In addition, Shiori Ishikawa will play Ryoei Sugawara, another close friend of Haruka's.

Yuina Kuroshima (live-action Strobe Edge, Sagrada Reset, left in picture below) will play protagonist Shima Sumitomo and Johnny's West member Nozomu Kotaki will play Gen Tatebayashi.

Mahiro Takasugi (pictured right in picture below) will play Wao Sakurai.

The film will open in Japan in 2018. Tetsuo Shinohara will direct the film, with a script by Yukiko Mochiji. The movie will be filmed entirely in Hokkaido.

The manga centers on Shima Sumitomo. Shunned in her school in Tokyo, and with attempts at befriending her third stepfather failing, she decides to move in with her natural father in Sapporo, Hokkaido. There, in her new high school, she meets two handsome men named Gen Tatebayashi and Wao Sakurai, though it seems like the more she gets close to them, the more she is shunned again.

Ikuemi launched the manga in Shueisha's Cookie magazine in 2010, and ended it in 2013. Shueisha published seven compiled book volumes for the series.

Ikeumi's Pops manga was adapted into an original video animation (OVA) in 1993. JManga previously published his Cousin manga in English.

Source: Comic Natalie

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