The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Rina Yagami’s Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu manga announced additional cast members on Sunday. Takuya Kusakawa (Bullet Train band member) will play the “prince-like cool guy” who treats Setoka like a high-class girl, Chiaki Mioka. Yōsuke Sugino will play Takane’s younger brother and Setoka’s classmate, the “lazy cool guy” Kunimitsu Serigawa.
Other additional cast member include:
- Ito Ōno as Chiyuki Mioka, Chiaki’s younger sister
- Fūju Kamio as Suzuki, Setoka’s kendo-practicing love interest
- YOU as Azusa Tachibana, Haruka and Setoka’s mother
Tarō Ōmiya, Ai Moritaka, Asuka Kawazu, and Yurano Ochi will also have roles in the film.
The film stars (from left to right in above image):
- Ryōta Katayose as Haruka Tachibana
- Tao Tsuchiya as Setoka Tachibana
- Yudai Chiba as Takane Serigawa
The story centers on two siblings: Setoka is an unpopular but romantic high school student, and her brother Haruka is a delinquent youth, but cares for his younger sister more than anything else. The two are not related by blood, but only Haruka knows about this. The abrasive Takane Serigawa, Setoka’s first love, returns after many years, and begins to get closer to Setoka again. After that, Setoka is the target of many older men’s affections, and it seems like the first popular phase in Setoka’s life has begun.
The same team that handled the live-action Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai film is returning as the staff for this film, including director Hayato Kawai (live-action Ore Monogatari!!).
Yagami launched the manga in Shogakukan’s Sho-Comi magazine in 2015. Shogakukan published the fourth compiled book volume on September 26, and Volume 4.5 will ship in Japan on December 26.