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Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Anime's New Promo Video Previews Opening Theme

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series premieres on April 12

The official website for the television anime of Fujita's Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) manga began streaming the show's new promotional video on Friday. The video previews sumika's opening theme song "Fiction." (Note: The linked video on the official website is region-locked to Japan. A region-free video is below.)

The anime will premiere on Thursday, April 12 at 25:55 (effectively Friday, April 13 at 1:55 a.m.) in the Noitamina timeslot on Fuji TV and other channels. It will also exclusively stream on Amazon Prime Video and other venues in Japan and overseas, starting on April 11 at about 24:00 (effectively April 11 at 11:00 a.m. EDT).

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. Singer halca is performing the ending theme song "Kimi no Tonari" (Next to You).

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 on April 17 under the title Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku.

Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video.

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