Kawamura Genki, the producer of the film from distributor Toho, described the film's theme as somewhat similar to the acting industry where it's a world where the fittest survives. As such, he thinks that this will be very interesting for viewers as they watch the actors battle it out on screen. In preparation for the filming, the 5 actors who play university students underwent training by Toho's HR department in mid February on how to fill in application forms and take entrance tests for 30 minutes, attend panel interviews lasting for about 30 minutes and had a 50-minute discussion with university students who are in the midst of their job searches.
Filming began from 26 February.
Source: Nikkansports / Sanspo