It was officially announced that Sara Takatsuki and Mao Kanjou will play Kusunoki Yukimura and Rika Shiguma, respectively in the live-action adaptation of Yomi Hirasaka’s romantic comedy light novel series Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai.
Sara Takatsuri debuted as an actress in TV drama series TSC Tokyo Girl in 2008. She also played the role of Haruka Kuwae from the live-action GTO series. On ‘Haganai’ movie, Takatsuri admitted that she had trouble acting out Yukimura’s characteristics, especially her speech.
On the other hand, Mao Kanjou expressed her excitement about her role as the perverted but genius Rika. Kanjou is new in the industry as she debuted in NHK’s TV drama series Amachan early this year. She is also known for cosplaying Haruhi Suzumiya.
They will join Koji Seto, Kie Kitano and Mio Otani who are playing Kodaka Hasegawa, Yozora Mikazuki and Sena Kashiwazaki, respectively.
Also in the cast are child actresses Sayu Kubota and Momoka Yamada who are obviously getting the role of either Kodaka’s younger sister Kobato Hasegawa or 10-year-old Neighbors Club’ supervising teacher Maria Takayama.
Film set to premiere January 2014.