Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: February 14, 2022 at 18:13 PHT (GMT+8)
Official accounts have been opened to announce a stage adaptation of Fujita's romcom series Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku. Performances will run from May 11 to 15, 2022 at the Theater Sun Mall in Tokyo.
Japanese actor Kazumi Doi (土井一海) will play the role of Hirotaka Nifuji, while actress Marina Horiuchi (堀内まり菜) will star as Narumi Momose.
Doi is notable for playing the role of Kite Eishirou in the Musical: Prince of Tennis (TeniMyu) franchise. Meanwhile, Horiuchi is a Japanese voice actress, singer, and idol who is a member of mixed media project LiveRevolt.
Tickets and other relevant information regarding the stage performances have not been revealed as of writing.
Additional Stage Cast
Ken Ogasawara (小笠原健) as Tarō Kabakura
Rio Tsubaki (椿梨央) as Hanako Koyanagi
Yuki (優樹) as Naoya Nifuji
Odagawa Soui (小田川颯依) as Kō Sakuragi
Source material: Fujita's "Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku (serialized in Comic Pool, Ichijinsha)
Director: Mizuki Sano
Screenplay: Masafumi Hata
Produced by: Kontora, Alice
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku (Japanese: ヲタクに恋は難しい, Romaji: Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) is a Japanese webmanga series written and illustrated by Fujita. It began serialization in Comic Pool (a joint web manga publication project by Ichijinsha and Pixiv) on Nov. 6, 2015.
An anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures aired from April to June 2018 on the Noitamina programming block.