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Manga 'Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii' Ends, OVA Announced

by ImperfectBlue
Jun 18, 3:26 PM | 19 Comments
Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii (Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku) author Fujita announced on their Twitter on Friday that the aforementioned romantic comedy manga will end with its 60th chapter in pixiv's Comic POOL on July 16.

At the time of the announcement, Ichijinsha revealed a new original video animation (OVA) and corresponding visual (pictured) for the series. The OVA—covering the "employee trip" chapter(s) from the sixth tankoubon volume—will be bundled with the special edition of the 11th and final volume of the manga which ships on October 14.

Arisa Date (Narumi Momose), Kento Itou (Hirotaka Nifuji), Tomokazu Sugita (Tarou Kabakura), Miyuki Sawashiro (Hanako Koyanagi), Yuki Kaji (Naoya Nifuji), and Aoi Yuuki (Kou Sakuragi) are reprising their roles from the series. Lapin Track will produce the OVA with the same staff as the series' second OVA episode.

Fujita began penning Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii on pixiv in April 2014 and Ichijinsha published the first volume in April 2015. It has been serialized in Comic POOL since Ichijinsha and pixiv launched the digital manga magazine in November 2015. The manga placed first in the Female Readers category in the "Kono Manga ga Sugoi!" rankings for 2016. With digital sales included, the manga's volumes have now exceeded 12 million cumulative copies in circulation.

A-1 Pictures adapted the manga into an 11-episode television anime that aired during the Spring 2018 season. Two OVA episodes followed, the first of which was bundled with the special edition of the seventh volume of the manga in March 2019. Lapin Track took over production for the second OVA episode that was released with the special edition of the manga's tenth volume in February.

A live-action film adaptation starring Mitsuki Takahata and Kento Yamazaki was announced in July 2018 and premiered in theaters in February 2020.

Kodansha USA has published the series in English under its Kodansha Manga (formerly Kodansha Comics) imprint since April 2018. The fourth physical volume—an omnibus of the seventh and eighth Japanese volumes—was released in November 2020.

Source: PR Times

19 Comments Recent Comments

So sad to see this end :( Such a great series being put to rest.

Jun 28, 7:30 AM by Justsoap

Oh?? Such a good manga, sad to see it end. :( Wotakoi is one of my favorite anime so I'm excited to see the OVA when it comes out!

Jun 20, 8:00 AM by hirotakanifujii

A great manga, it was time to finish it...

Jun 19, 8:09 AM by Kinyoubi

Well, we get an OVA at least but I prefer Season two. I guess beggars can't be choosy :P

Jun 19, 12:21 AM by aPleb

all things come to an end, I would have loved a s2 that covers the ending, maybe in the future but there are slim chances

Jun 19, 12:16 AM by Catalano

tsubasalover said:
Nmjotakuu said:
But will this be S2 or just ova?
Just OVA. It's an anime episode that will include in manga volume.
ImperfectBlue said:
The OVA—covering the "employee trip" chapter(s) from the sixth tankouban volume—will be bundled with the special edition of the 11th and final volume of the manga which ships on October 14.
naruhodo well thankyou for explaining.

Jun 18, 11:55 PM by Nmjotakuu

teeuzumaki said:
been holding off on wotakoi for at least a year now, always started other things when i said i was going to watch it, but i think it’s time to start now, is it any good?

Its pretty much as any other rom-com out there, with the onnly difference here being that you have teenegers in adult bodies.

Jun 18, 11:49 PM by Swagernator

Nmjotakuu said:
But will this be S2 or just ova?
Just OVA. It's an anime episode that will include in manga volume.
ImperfectBlue said:
The OVA—covering the "employee trip" chapter(s) from the sixth tankouban volume—will be bundled with the special edition of the 11th and final volume of the manga which ships on October 14.

Jun 18, 11:42 PM by tsubasalover

I ve been waiting for this omg😭😭!! But will this be S2 or just ova?

Jun 18, 10:08 PM by Nmjotakuu

Yeah it's better than nothing atleast.

Jun 18, 8:38 PM by MegamiRem

I can't believe in that 😭😭😭❤ I need more chapters and the 2nd season too
I'll miss them so much

Jun 18, 7:29 PM by tifanionice

Another ova 😔I mean at least it better than nothing

Jun 18, 6:10 PM by Cypcyp

teeuzumaki said:
been holding off on wotakoi for at least a year now, always started other things when i said i was going to watch it, but i think it’s time to start now, is it any good?

It's good I'd watch it again and I can't say that for very much out there

Jun 18, 6:08 PM by Thetwinmeister

No season two???? :((((((

Jun 18, 6:03 PM by hanubuu

been holding off on wotakoi for at least a year now, always started other things when i said i was going to watch it, but i think it’s time to start now, is it any good?

Jun 18, 5:56 PM by teeuzumaki

well guess there goes the chances of a second season, but an OVA is better than nothing

Jun 18, 5:04 PM by snowykevin

now's the best time to read a manga about people i can relate to. cool

Jun 18, 4:13 PM by GanjiMEX

I swear to God they better not take this off my completed list again…

Jun 18, 3:38 PM by Phlaryx

I want a 2nd season for this, not another OVA :S

Jun 18, 3:30 PM by Genocyber

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