TV Asahi revealed on Monday that actress Ayaka Imoto will star in the live-action series adaptation of Bino's Wasteful Days of High School Girl (Joshi Ksei no Mudazukai) manga as the character Hisui "Witch" Kuj, an introverted lover of horror movies and the occult. Imoto won the 15th Japan Bishojo Contest in 2017, and Hisui Kuj is Imoto's first role in a live-action series with a school setting.
The series will premiere in January, and will air on Fridays at 11:15 p.m.
Yui Okada (second from left in image above) will play protagonist and problem child Nozumu "Idiot" Tanaka. Yuri Tsunematsu (third from left) will play anime and manga otaku Akane "Ota" Kikuchi. YURiKA Nakamura (leftmost) will play the smart but emotionless Shiori "Robo" Saginomiya. Keita Machida (rightmost) plays homeroom teacher Masataka "Waseda" Sawatari.
The manga previously inspired a television anime that aired from July to September earlier this year. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime and streamed it on HIDIVE as it aired in Japan. Sentai Filmworks describes the story:
Bored one day, Tanaka gives her friends some rather quirky nicknames, but they aren't going to take her unflattering descriptions lying down. Sakuchi (saddled with "Wota" due to her otaku tendencies) and Saginomiya (dubbed "Robo" thanks to her deadpan personality) decide to call Tanaka "Baka" -- and that should give you a pretty good idea of the shenanigans these whacky girls get up to. They're young, they're ridiculous and they're ready to waste away their days as high school girls!
Bino serializes the manga in Comic Newtype, Nico Nico Seiga, and pixiv Comic. Kadokawa published the manga's fourth compiled book volume on November 10.