Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Manga Reaches 10 Million Copy Milestone
The next tenth tankobon volume will come with a new anime episode disc
Japanese publisher Ichijinsha announced today that Fujita's love comedy manga series Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii / Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku has reached a milestone of 10 million copies printed (including digital edition) as of August 5, 2020. Its latest ninth tankobon volume also hits Japanese stores today.
The circulation of the manga's first volume published in May 2015 was only 80,000 copies, then immediately surpassed the one million mark in a year.
According to a special PV to celebrate the news posted below, the special edition of the manga's next tenth volume to be released in 2021 will come with a new OAD (Original Anime Disc) whose story focuses on the relationship between Naoya Nifuji and Ko Sakuragi.
The manga about a love story between two deep otaku (Narumi Momose: a so-called fujyoshi and Hirotaka Nifuji: a gamer) was first posted onto Pixiv, the largest Japanese online community for artists in 2014, then has been serialized on Pixiv and Ichijinsha's co-operated web comic site comic POOl since November 2015. It has been adapted into a successful TV anime in 2018 and a live-action feature film in 2020.
Tankobon ninth volume cover:
Source: Ichijinsha press release