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Tomodachi ga Sukunai’s author Yomi Hirasawa has not only confirmed that a live action movie adaptation is due, he also concedes he authorised it despite thinking it “unsuited” to 3D, and politely asks fans to stop trying to get it cancelled…

He is admirably frank in admitting he thinks he may have erred in allowing the project to go through:

It doesn’t get much more uncool than being revealed through a request for extras (I won’t use the work’s keyword of “unfortunate”), but yes, there is a live action movie adaptation of Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai underway.

The offer asking to adapt it into a movie came in June of 2011, and with the first season of the anime under way it was the most positive time of my life.

Personally I don’t think Haganai is really suited to live action, so when it came to discussing the offer I was dead against it.

However, I was quite worried about the future of the light novel industry at the time, so I recall acceding to the request thinking that “it’s necessary for the health of the industry to get new people working on adaptations beyond just anime and manga, instead of just fighting over slices of a tiny pie.”

As to what I think now after a second season of the anime, let’s just say that with lots of people already working on the project it doesn’t really matter, and leave it at that.


Lastly, a request. On Twitter and elsewhere there are petitions and the like trying to get the movie cancelled. However much you hate it, rather than trying to destroy it, wouldn’t it be better just to ignore it?

That doesn’t apply just to films, but also anime, manga and games, it’s all the same.

IF you dislike something, there is absolutely no need to try to force yourself to accept it, and if you don’t want to watch it, you don’t have to.

I have written any number of times about the malign nature of trying to eliminate something you don’t like by force in Haganai, so I trust readers will be able to understand my point.

I love 2D media such as anime and light novels, so if I said I had misgivings about 3D adaptations of them I’d be lying, but whether I affirm or deny the decision I made 2 years ago I’d still rather see the movie first.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 04/05/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    At least he is frank about it unlike the majority of people who either try to cover up or convince himself (and everyone else) about something that isn't true.

    That I can respect.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    04:39 04/05/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Very much so. And yeah, if people don't like it, then they can just ignore it. Your opinion will be expressed by not going to the movie theater.

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    Comment by yezeik1
    02:57 27/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like your username. I think we've meet somewhere before, Powerpuff Loli.

    Anyways, I came to this site for my daily fap material. Unfortunately I already jizzed away most of my cum.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:41 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You don't understand... If they don't go, how would they fuel their hate? It's a vicious circle. Hateable thing is produced > Pay to hate and talk about it > Hateable thing is produced.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:32 04/05/2013 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    She, it old be awesome of moetard to say meo is pure shit that ahs made so much damage no anime spiritually at the least, but that they like and eat that shit regardless.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:21 04/05/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Same in english please. :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:41 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i am a pink haired gurl with a wery rowdy language ;P

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    Comment by Azrin
    07:37 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Wow... that's some shitty pseudo code writing. What are you, a 1st year?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:05 04/05/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    "poop in anime" = moe = true
    then anime + moe = spiritual damage
    customer + anime = good

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:38 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're drunk, 4:32. Go home."

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 04/05/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    - If you don't like it ignore it.
    - Huh? What was that?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:32 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Same reaction everyone had with Tsukihime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:36 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Stop making shit up.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    16:43 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Tsukihime Visual Novel is pretty popular and the manga is doing well, too. What the heck are you talking about?

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    Comment by theranthrope
    10:36 08/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's unfortunate that they never made an anime for Tuskihime like Fate/Stay; that could have been awesome...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:20 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It is a simple logic, no watching the life action will lead to no piss off..

    Still, it still bad if the life action sucks, because it still named Haganai, and once in a while when the topic Haganai anime discussed, the life action will be mention too..

    Google it and get result of that, kinda like googling Dragon Ball and find Dragon Ball Evolution wiki, in which remind the traumatic experience with that movie..

    Name that life action something else, so fans can forgive and forget the movie if it ever sucks. This is my suggestion if the author insist on life action.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:04 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    >>It is a simple logic, no watching the life action will lead to no piss off..<<

    Perhaps, if what makes it to the movie doesn't have to become part of the canon because of the expectations of the new followers - or a reverse influence on the author.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    13:30 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    What you did there = I saw it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:29 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I read somewhere that authors these days only get a (very) little chunks of money from series they created, pour their efforts & lifetime dedication for.

    they can do nothing against the money machine industry.
    economic pressure have force the authors to accept these so called "adaptations" even if the know that it'll turn out bad.

    Sad really... i just hope the authors can get a decent sum of the profits(if it does profit somehow), after all, they ARE the original creators, they deserve it more than anyone.

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    Comment by Fresh Start!
    15:16 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oda would like to have a word with you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:24 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    there are plenty of adult Asian woman with flat chests that could play the lolis

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:27 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There are plenty of lolis that could play the lolis *slurp*

    Comment by Anonymous

    And plenty of room in prison cells for creeps like you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:01 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah I'm more worried about who they're gonna get to play Sena, I love the series, I'll be watching it for sure, I just don't want to see my favourite character destroyed.

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    Comment by jamesownsall
    03:46 04/05/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    As long as it's faithful, I'm set.

    They can begin by making RL Sena's three-size identical to the original.

    Comment by Anonymous

    and what would they do about the naked women? use underage girls? -.- i am not so gonna watch it....Good luck

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:59 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They could use an actor who is not native Japanese for Sena, her ethnic background isn't Japanese either so it'd work... I mean her blond hair and blue eyes are big part of her character.

    As for the lolis, living in Finland and having seen bunch of live action movie adaptations of Astrid Lindgrens stories which include scenes of naked kids I've never seen them sexually nor have I seen that being "wrong" or twisted in any way...the way they're depicted in the movies is simply innocent. Sure in Haganai they're shown naked with fanservice mindset so I don't think it'd be the same, but still...what does it say of our present world if we can no longer do it without making it seem wrong or twisted?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    but you know that would never happen right

    all of the actor won't be made to fit into the original stories, but to fit into the director's script(which can be so much different with the original).

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:24 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    money! money! money!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:39 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Show some nice niku with loli service and it might actually be worth watching

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:07 05/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    he needs the money, so good for him. sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to put food on the table

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:36 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They'll need to be very strict with the auditions. Each candidate must be handed an F-cup brassiere to fill out first.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:53 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'd be curious to see it! How much fanservice will it have and who will play the lolis =3

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    Comment by Not Sure
    04:19 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Would they allow 3D loli fan service? It might be watchable if they did.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:30 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Should have made an ANIME MOVIE

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:21 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Second this opinion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:11 07/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Blatantly nothing to do with light novel industry- they just offered him some more money :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:19 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wish everyone would listen such wise words.
    I'm tired of seeing peopl everywhere trying to destroy things just because they don't like them for whatever reason.
    Moral bullshit, religious stuff, outright disgust towards it, doesn't matter.
    No one in society really benefits of the massive everyone bitches about everything culture.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:22 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm actually looking forward to it. I like live action movies from Japan that are based on books and manga. Like Kamikaze Girls, Usagi Drop, High School Debut and Lovely Complex.
    I think it will do fine as long as they cast some super cute girls and have good wacky moments.

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    Comment by Fresh Start!
    12:58 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I respect the author, but I still do not want. I hope many people decide not to watch this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:32 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    So which tall true blonde american girl actor are they going to get to play her part?

    Comment by Anonymous

    What self-respecting non-japanese would even consider stooping so low?

    LOL dumb japs

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:09 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    >not stooping low


    Comment by Anonymous

    LOL jelly cunt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:42 05/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heh, who needs 3D when we have 2D already.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:20 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope they will pay the author in advance of the movie release...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:34 05/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    the thing Im worried about is if they can actually portray sena...I mean her proportions and her look isnt something a japanese woman can pull off >_<

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:14 05/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    True, cuz in real life the "girls" with those proportions are women (above 18), not actually girls...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:55 05/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You would be surprized on how much real girls can totally ignore arbitrary limits of age be it for more or less.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:43 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    am i the only one thinking this could actually work in a movie? it wont work if they try to do it like the anime or the light novel i guess. However changing the storie but keeping the main points should work.
    Im not the guy to watch 3D movies tough.if they dont force the jokes which are made in the anime or in the light novel it should work.
    all depends on how it is made.
    things like dragonball are bound to fail tough.
    however a love comedy can work.

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    Comment by cutemi2
    13:07 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    No CHINESE version....

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