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M&C! Licenses Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga inspired 2018 TV anime, live-action film, manga-bundled anime discs

Indonesian publisher M&C! announced on February 17 that it has licensed Fujita's Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) manga and will publish the manga under its Akasha mature label. It has not revealed a release date for the manga yet.

Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga in North America, and it describes the story:

Narumi Momose has had it rough: every boyfriend she's had dumped her once they found out she was an otaku, so she's gone to great lengths to hide it. When a chance meeting at her new job with childhood friend, fellow otaku, and now coworker Hirotaka Nifuji almost gets her secret outed at work, she comes up with a plan to make sure he never speaks up. But he comes up with a counter-proposal: why doesn't she just date him instead? In love, there are no save points.

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 published the manga's 10th volume on February 26, bundled with an original anime disc.

The manga inspired an 11-episode television anime that premiered in April 2018. The anime streamed on Amazon Prime Video inside and outside of Japan. The first original anime disc for the manga shipped with the manga's seventh volume in March 2019.

A live-action film adaptation of the manga opened in Japan in February 2020. The film debuted at #1 in its opening weekend.

Source: M&C!'s Twitter account via Kaori Nusantara


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