Hirose plays a first-year senior high school student Hikari who belongs to the cheerleading team which is subjected to the tough training and rules imposed by their advisor Saotome Kaoruko (Amami). Amami who had expressed strong interest in playing the character based on JETS' real coach Igarashi Yuko, agreed to the offer immediately and commented that the young actors like Hirose worked very hard to practice the cheerleading dances and she was really pleased to see how much they had improved in just a few months. During the filming in May this year, JETS and Igarashi went to Niigata to meet the cast where Amami observed how Igarashi treated her students strictly but with love so as to prepare for her character.
Co-stars also include Nakajo Ayami, Yamazaki Hirona, Fukuhara Haruka and Minamino Saki. Before filming was done in May and June this year, the actresses playing the cheerleading team members went through a few months of intensive dance training.
Sources: Sanspo / Sponichi / Eiga.com