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New Trailer for Live-Action “Wotakoi” Film Features More Otaku Shenanigans

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Call your otaku/weeaboo friends over and race one another to spot the otaku references in the newest trailer for the live-action film adaptation of Wotakoi (Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii or Love is Hard for Otaku)! A new one and a half minute trailer was just released this Monday in the film’s official website, and boy did we enjoy seeing the otaku-ness of the film. From a Mash Kyrielight cosplayer to an Osamu Dazai dakimakura, the trailer is chock-full of references we’re sure you’re all gonna catch. Check out the trailer here!

The trailer also previews the music composed by Shiro Sagisu, who also composed music for Shin Godzilla and Evangelion. So… is it too much to hope that we get to hear Cruel Angel’s Thesis in the movie?

The film is set for a February 7, 2020 release in Japan.

Mitsuki Takahata will be playing the lovable fujoshi lead Momose Narumi, with Kento Yamazaki (yes, he is EVERYWHERE) as her game otaku boyfriend Hirotaka Nifuji. Nanao will be playing Kabakura Tarou (aka the closeted shoujo fan), and Takumi Saitou will be Hanako Koyanagi (aka the handsome crossplayer—who is also a fujoshi like Momose).

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii started as a Japanese webmanga series on Pixiv, written and illustrated by Fujita. Main character Momose Narumi is a hardcore fujoshi who tries her best to keep this side of her a secret from everyone, especially at work. The story focuses on her dating her childhood friend and gaming otaku Hirotaka Nifuji as they both navigate through the ups and downs of having a romantic relationship with a fellow otaku. Secondary couple Kabakura, a huge shoujo fan, and Hanako, a famous cosplayer, also find ways to deal with each other’s fiery personalities, with Hanako always taking advantage of Kabakura’s secret obsession with shoujo manga to always get her way with him.

A-1 Pictures also adapted Wotakoi as an 11-episode animé series, which aired from April to June 2018.

Source: Anime News Network

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