Fujita’s ‘Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku’ to Get a Stage Play This May


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The Japanese publication Ichijinsha revealed that Fujita’s Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku manga will be getting a stage play this coming May. The event will run from May 11th to 15th at Tokyo Theatre Sun Mall. 

Kazumi Doi will be playing Hirotaka Nifuji, while Marina Horiuchi will be playing Narumi Momose. Other confirmed cast are Ken Ogasawara as Kabakura, Rio Tsubaki as Hanako, Yuki as Naoya, and Soui Odagawa as Ko. 


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The stage play’s script will be handled by Masafumi Hata, and Mizuki Sano will be directing it. 

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku has 11 volumes and ran from 2014 until 2021. The manga had a TV anime adaptation that ran from April 2018 until June 2018. It had a total of 11 episodes plus three original video animations (OVA). 

On February 7, 2020, the manga also got a live-action adaptation. You can view the trailer below: 

The romantic comedy centers on the relationship of coworkers and childhood friends Hirotaka Nifuji, a hardcore game otaku, and Narumi Momose, a BL otaku. Because of Narumi’s interests, she’s constantly being dumped by her boyfriends. Narumi decided to throw away her otaku image at her new workplace and find true love. 

However, a chance encounter with her childhood friend Hirotaka turns into a new mission. The two date for Hirotaka to keep his mouth shut about Narumi’s otaku personality. Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku is a cute office romance unlike any other. 

More information will be released on the upcoming stage play in the coming months. You can check out the official website of Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku to stay updated. 

Source: Comic Natalie 

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