To the readers, sorry it’s been so long since this blog’s last post! I’m just now surfacing from a brain-addling haze of Fire Emblem: Fates. 150+ hours in, and still more routes to go…
But in news that actually matters, the cast for the previously announced live action TV show of Higurashi has now been finalized. The show will feature:
- Yuuma Ishigaki as Tomitake Jiro
- Yū Inaba as Keiichi Maebara
- Minami Katō as Rena Ryūgū
- Rika Nakai as Mion Sonozaki, Shion Sonozaki (they’ll have to be clever with camera angles when both characters appear in the same scene).
- Reina Seiji as Satoko Hōjō
- Hinata Honma as Rika Furude
- Rie Kitahara as Miyo Takano
- Moeka Takakura as “the mysterious girl”…I’d assume this is Hanyuu. Which is interesting, considering the theory that the show’s 8 episodes will only cover the Question arcs. Although she could still be worked into the Question arcs for some extra hints to the audience.
The names for the female actors, all from the NGT48 idol group, link to a video of their audition. They’re all multi-character scenes, and I can’t tell which girl is which. But still, it gives one an idea of what the acting will be like.
This Japanese article also has side-by-side comparisons of these and other male characters, some of which are perfect.
The show is still set to air in May, on Fridays at 9:00 PM. I’m looking forward to the inevitable fansubs.