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.
(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.
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
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