Wasteful Days of High School Girl Manga Gets Live-Action Series
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
TV Asahi announced on Thursday that it is producing a live-action series adaptation of Bino's Wasteful Days of High School Girl (Joshi Kōsei no Mudazukai) manga that will premiere in January, and will air on Fridays at 11:15 p.m.
Yui Okada (second from left in image above) will play protagonist and problem child Nozumu "Idiot" Tanaka. Yuri Tsunematsu (third from left) will play anime and manga otaku Akane "Ota" Kikuchi. Yurika Nakamura (leftmost) will play the smart but emotionless Shiori "Robo" Saginomiya. Keita Machida (rightmost) plays homeroom teacher Masataka "Waseda" Sawatari.
The manga previously inspired a television anime that aired from July to September earlier this year. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime and streamed it on HIDIVE as it aired in Japan. Sentai Filmworks describes the story:
Bored one day, Tanaka gives her friends some rather quirky nicknames, but they aren't going to take her unflattering descriptions lying down. Sakuchi (saddled with “Wota” due to her otaku tendencies) and Saginomiya (dubbed “Robo” thanks to her deadpan personality) decide to call Tanaka “Baka” — and that should give you a pretty good idea of the shenanigans these whacky girls get up to. They're young, they're ridiculous and they're ready to waste away their days as high school girls!
Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web