Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Anime Casts Aoi Yūki
posted on by Karen Ressler
The staff of the television anime adaptation Fujita's Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii (Love is Hard for an Otaku) manga announced on Friday that Aoi Yūki will join the cast as Naoya's game otaku friend Kō Sakuragi.
The staff will begin revealing character teaser visuals on January 4.
Previously announced cast members include:
- Arisa Date as Narumi Momose
- Kent Itō as Hirotaka Nifuji
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Hanako Koyanagi
- Tomokazu Sugita as Tarō Kabakura
- Yuuki Kaji as Naoya Nifuji
The manga's story centers on the awkward romantic comedy between Narumi, a female office worker who hides her fujoshi lifestyle, and Hirotaka, a handsome and capable company man who is secretly a game otaku.
Fujita launched the manga on the image sharing website pixiv in 2014. In November 2015, the manga moved to Ichijinsha's Comic POOL digital manga magazine. Ichijinsha will ship the fifth compiled volume on February 2. The manga has more than 4.2 million copies in print.
The manga was nominated for the 41st Kodansha Manga Awards this year. Japanese bookstore employees ranked the manga #9 in their recommended manga list of 2017. The manga also ranked #1 in the 2016 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook for female readers.