Live-Action Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Film's New Clip Reveals 3 More Cast Members
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the live-action film of Fujita's Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) manga began streaming a clip for the film on Tuesday. The clip reveals three new cast members for the film.
The new cast members include (from left to right in image above) Kento Kaku, Tsuyoshi Muro as a bartender, and Jiro Sato. All three have appeared in previous films by director Yūichi Fukuda (live-action Gintama).
The film will open on February 7, 2020.
Mitsuki Takahata (center right in visual above) and Kento Yamazaki (center left) are starring in the film as Narumi and Hirotaka, respectively. Nanao (rightmost in visual below) plays Hanako Koyanagi, while Takumi Saitou (leftmost) plays Tarō Kabakura.
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.