Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Anime's BD/DVD Volumes Delayed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Now slated for September-December due to "production circumstances"

The official website for the television anime of Fujita's Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) manga announced on Friday that the staff has delayed the anime's four Blu-ray Disc and DVD volumes due to "production circumstances." The new release dates for the volumes are now as follows:

  • Volume 1: September 12 (originally July 25)
  • Volume 2: October 10 (originally August 29)
  • Volume 3: November 14 (originally September 26)
  • Volume 4: December 12 (originally October 24)

The anime premiered on April 12 in the Noitamina timeslot on Fuji TV and other channels. It is also exclusively streaming on Amazon Prime Video and other venues in Japan and overseas. The anime is slated for 11 episodes.

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 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 is releasing the manga in English, and released the first volume on April 17.

Source: Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku's official website

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