When informed of being offered his first leading role in a movie, Sato revealed that he was so excited that he immediately went to a bookstore near his house that night to buy the original novels. As he has to play the horn which is said to be the most difficult to play among the brass musical instruments, he will try his best to practise so as to play beautiful music in the movie. When asked about his impression of his co-star Hashimoto, Sato said that she resembles the energetic and cheerful image of Chika and thinks that her positive energy will rub off everyone.
Hashimoto revealed that after acting in the movie "Sailorfuku to Kikanjuu", she thought that she was going to be done with senior high school girl roles but this time, she's "going to enter high school again" so she's looking forward to showing a different side of her this time. As for her co-star Sato, she commented that there are similarities between them in that they both sing, dance and act so she hopes to learn things from him and is looking forward to their collaboration.
Filming begins in the middle of April.
Source: Sponichi / Oricon