AKB48 members Sae Miyazawa and Yuka Masuda have been cast in supporting roles in the big screen adaptation of the manga “Koukou Debut” (“High School Debut”). Both girls were unveiled to the press today. The story of the movie will be about a young girl named Haruna Nagashima who has given her all to softball in middle school, now that she has made her high school debut, she has decided to give her all for a new goal: getting a boyfriend and falling in love. However, she has one small problem—since she never paid any attention to fashion or trends in middle school, she has no idea how to go about attracting her yet-to-be-found love. But a chance encounter with one of the school heartthrob Yoh Komiyama provides her with the opportunity she needs. If he coaches her in how to become attractive, surely she can find herself a boyfriend. He agrees to coach Haruna after her great persistence, but he tells her she mustn’t fall in love with him; of course, that is exactly what happens. The story from then follows Haruna as she debates whether she should confess to Yoh, or keep her secret to herself.
The movie will be released in Japan during Spring 2011.