Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Anime's Ad Reveals Opening Theme by sumika
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the television anime adaptation Fujita's Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) announced on Thursday that four-man band sumika will perform the anime's opening theme song "Fiction." Aniplex began streaming a commercial previewing the song. (Note: The video linked is region-locked to Japan.)
Yoshimasa Hiraike (Wagnaria!!, Amagami SS) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Persona 4 the Golden Animation), and he is also in charge of series composition. Takahiro Yasuda (Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai, Folktales from Japan) is designing the characters. Akimitsu Honma (RIN-NE, Ai no Kusabi) is composing the music.
The staff also includes:
- Prop Design: Seiko Asai
- Art Setting: Emi Kesamaru
- Art Director: Michiko Morokuma
- Color Layout: Izumi Sakamoto
- Director of Photography: Toshiaki Aoshima
- Sound Director: Masanori Tsuchiya
- Music Production: HALF H・P STUDIO
The anime will premiere on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block in April.
The main cast includes:
Arisa Date as Narumi Momose, Kent Itō as Hirotaka Nifuji
Miyuki Sawashiro as Hanako Koyanagi, Tomokazu Sugita as Tarō Kabakura
Aoi Yūki as Kō Sakuragi, 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 shipped the fifth compiled volume on February 2. The manga has more than 4.2 million copies in print. Kodansha Comics will release them manga in English starting in April under the title Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku.
Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video.