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Live-Action School-Live! Principal Cast Revealed

Live-Action School-Live! Principal Cast RevealedLast year, we reported that manga School-Live! would be making the move to live-action.

Now the four main stars of the live-action film adaptation have been revealed.

All four actors are pop idols: specifically, they belong to sub-groups of the idol group Last Idol. Kurumi Ebisuzawa will be played by Nanami Abe, a member of LaLuce, while Yuki Takeya will be played by Midori Nagatsuki, who is in both LaLuce and Choux Cream Rockets. Yuuri Wakasa, also known as Ri-san, will be played by Wakana Majima, and Miki Naoki, aka Mi-kun, will be played by Rio Kiyohara. Majima and Kyohara are both members of group Someday Somewhere.

Director Issei Shibata (The Chasing World) said of the four actors: “There were a lot of talented people in contention, so it was a hard choice. I chose these four for their acting ability, plus how well their looks and ages fit the original manga.”

School-Live!, which is written by Norimitsu Kaiho and illustrated by Sadoru Chiba, began serialization in 2012 in Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine. It was adapted into a 12-episode anime series in 2015.

Here’s how Yen Press describes the manga:

Meet the members of the School Living Club! There’s the shovel-loving(?) Kurumi Ebisuzawa, the big-sister figure Yuuri Wakasa, club advisor Megumi Sakura, and last but not least, the ever-optimistic Yuki Takeya. The School Living Club is just your average after-school organization where the girls hang out, have fun…and live at school as the sole survivors of a zombie apocalypse. NBD.

Source: Comic Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.