Yesterday, the supporting cast of Yasuhiro Kawamura
’s Akko’s Secret was revealed to Japanese media via press release.
The film is a live-action adaptation of Fujio Akatsuka
’s classic “Himitsu no Akko-chan” manga series (1962-1965) about a 10-year-old girl who receives a magical mirror which lets her transform into whatever she wishes. In this live-action version, Haruka Ayase
stars as Akko-chan after using the mirror to transform herself into a 22-year-old woman.
It was previously known that Masaki Okada
would play Naoto Hayase, an elite employee of a cosmetics company Akko-chan begins working for.
The newly-announced additions include Teruyuki Kagawa
as the spirit of the magical mirror, Shosuke Tanihara and Kazue Fukiishi
as fellow company employees, Muga Tsukaji
as a security guard who befriends Akko-chan, and Ren Osugi
as the company’s former president.
Smaller supporting roles include Riko Yoshida
as 10-year-old Akko-chan, Keiko Horiuchi
as her mother, Shungiku Uchida