On Thursday it was announced that gravure idol Mio Otani will play busty character Sena Kashiwazaki in the upcoming live-adaption adaptation of Yomi Hirasaka’s popular light novel series Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, aka Haganai.Otani was reportedly a big fan of the anime adaptation of the series, and was particularly fond of the Sena Kashiwazaki character, so she felt as though fate was at work in the audition.
The story revolves around two social outcasts who start a special club for others in similar positions. Koji Seto plays a half-British teenager named Kodaka Hasegawa who is seen as an intimidating juvenile delinquent due to his fierce eyes and extremely light hair. Meanwhile, Kie Kitano plays a mean girl named Yozora Mikazuki whose attitude drives everyone away. Together they form the “Neighbor’s Club” (Rinjin-bu) in an attempt to make new friends. Surprisingly, others start joining one by one. Kashiwazaki is the first new member to join the club and is considered the third main character of the story. The character—who Yozora nicknames “Meat” (Niku) for her large breasts—is the intelligent, beautiful, athletic, and all-around perfect only daughter of a prominent city council member. However, other girls hate her and she treats the boys who are attracted to her like slaves. Because of this, she joins the Neighbor’s Club in an attempt to make true friends.
As was announced back in July, additional supporting cast members include Sara Takatsuki, Mao Kanjo, Sayu Kubota, Momoka Yamada, Louis Kurihara, Dai Watanabe and Yoshizumi Ishihara.
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai” will be released nation-wide in Japan in early 2014.