After playing Saki Miyanaga in the original Saki live-action adaptations, now, it looks like Minami Hamabe is returning. However, she’s not reprising her role as Saki, but she’ll be playing Saki’s elder sister, Teru Miyanaga.

Aside from the new character reveal, they also focused on Hamabe’s character in a new trailer.

Aside from playing Saki and Teru in the Saki franchise, Minami Hamabe also has other anime-related roles. This is because she also played Menma in the live-action AnoHana drama, as well as Yumeko Jabami in the new Kakegurui drama.

In the film, Hiyori Sakurada stars as Shizuno Takakamo. It also stars Momoka Itou as Ako Atarashi, as well as Yuri Tsunematsu as Kuro Matsumi. Meanwhile, Koume Watanabe stars as Yuu Matsumi, and Riko Nakayama stars as Arata Sagimori

Much like the previous Saki live-action, the Achiga-hen spin-off also started out with a TV drama. That TV drama is currently airing in Japan, and will then continue with a TV special, and then a film. As for that TV special and live-action film, both will premiere sometime in January 2018. To be specific, the film will begin its theatrical run on 20 January 2018.

Source: Mantan Web