Live-Action Wotakoi Film Reveals More Cast, February 7 Debut, New Visual
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The staff for the live-action film adaptation of Fujita's Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) manga revealed a new visual, more cast members, and the film's February 7, 2020 opening date on Monday. Nanao (rightmost in visual below) joins the cast as Hanako Koyanagi, while Takumi Saitō (leftmost) plays Tarō Kabakura. The visual emulates the poses of the actors' respective characters on the covers of the first and second volumes of the manga.
Mitsuki Takahata (center right in visual above) and Kento Yamazaki (center left) are starring in the film as Narumi and Hirotaka, respectively. Yūichi Fukuda (live-action Gintama) is directing the film. The film was originally slated to open in 2019, but it was delayed to 2020.
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. The manga's seventh volume shipped on March 29. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga in English, and released the third omnibus volume in November 2018.
The manga inspired an 11-episode television anime adaptation that premiered in April 2018. The anime streamed on Amazon Prime Video inside and outside of Japan.
Source: Comic Natalie