They were previously seen in the trailer, but now, Sara Takatsuki and Mao Kanjou have officially been announced to play Kusunoki Yukimura and Rika Shiguma respectively in the live-action movie adaptation of relationship light novel Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai ("I Don't Have Many Friends", or Haganai for short.
Sara Takatsuki, who previously played Haruka Kawae in live-action Great Teacher Onizuka, admitted that she had a bit of trouble acting out Yukimura’s characteristics, especially her way of speach.
Mao Kanjou, known for cosplaying Haruhi Suzumiya, expressed her excitement about the role and that she enjoyed acting out Rika’s perverted delusions.
Haganai, directed by Takuro Oikawa, who also adapted the screenplay, completed filming in June, and is set to premiere in Japan in early 2014.
Koji Seto, Kie Kitano and Mio Otani are playing Kodaka Hasegawa, Yozora Mikazuki and Sena Kashiwazaki respectively.