Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Gets Stage Play Adaptation in May

Main staff and cast revealed for theater adaptation based on romantic comedy manga by Fujita

Well-dressed in matching white T-shirts, Narumi Momose and Hirotaka Nifuji peek through a doorway in a scene from the 2018 Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku TV anime.

 

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku, a romantic comedy manga by Fujita about the sometimes rocky relationships of people obsessed with pop culture, is being adapted into a stage-play that will run in Japan in May of 2022. The main staff for the play includes:

 

  • Original work: Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku by Fujita (serialized by Ichijinsha)
  • Director: Mizuki Sano
  • Script: Masafumi Hata
  • Production: KONTORA, Alice

 

The main cast of the play includes:

 

  • Kazumi Doi as Hirotaka Nifuji.
  • Marina Horiuchi as Narumi Momose.
  • Ken Ogasawara as Taro Kabakura.
  • Rio Tsubaki as Hanako Koyanagi.
  • Masaki as Naoya Nifuji.
  • And Soui Odagawa as Ko Sakuragi.

 

The cover of the Kodansha Comics release of Volume 01 of the Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku manga by Fujita, featuring artwork of the main characters Narumi Momose and Hirotaka Nifuji in their office clothes.

 

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku has also been adapted into a TV anime in 2018 and a live-action film in 2020. An English language version of the Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku manga is published by Kodansha Comics, who describe the story as follows:

 

Narumi Momose has had it rough: every boyfriend she’s had dumped her once they found out she was an otaku, so she’s gone to great lengths to hide it. When a chance meeting at her new job with childhood friend, fellow otaku, and now coworker Hirotaka Nifuji almost gets her secret outed at work, she comes up with a plan to make sure he never speaks up. But he comes up with a counter-proposal: why doesn’t she just date him instead? In love, there are no save points.

 

The Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku stage play will run from May 11 - 15, 2022 at the Theater Sun Mall venue in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

 

Source: Comic Natalie

 

Copyright notice:

© Fujita / Ichijinsha

© Stage "Wotakoi" Production Committee

 

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