Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku


  • Movie: Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
  • Romaji: Wotaku ni Koi ha Muzukashii
  • Japanese: ヲタクに恋は難しい
  • Director: Yuichi Fukuda
  • Writer: Fujita (webcomic), Yuichi Fukuda
  • Producer:
  • Cinematographer:
  • Release Date: February 7, 2020
  • Runtime:
  • Distributor: Toho
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

Narumi Momose (Mitsuki Takahata) is a 26-year-old OL. She begins work at a new company. There, Narumi Momose meets her old childhood friend Hirotaka Nifuji (Kento Yamazaki). Hirotaka Nifuji is handsome and good at his job, but he is an otaku (obsessed with specific pop culture content). Narumi Momose herself enjoys reading boys’ love manga, but she hides that from others. She is only able to reveal her interest with Hirotaka Nifuji.

After work, Narumi Momose and Hirotaka Nifuji talk about their otaku interests. Hirotaka Nifuji asks her if they can date, telling her it will be nice to be an otaku couple. They begin their relationship as boyfriend and girlfriend, but they face many hardships and difficulties.


  1. Based on webcomic “Wotaku ni Koi ha Muzukashii” by Fujita (first published from April 17, 2014 via comic.pixiv.net/).
  2. Filming takes place from October, 2018 to November, 2018.
  3. Mitsuki Takahata & Kento Yamazaki sings a track for the movie and that song also appears in the main trailer.


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