Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (ヲタクに恋は難しい, Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) is an upcoming 2020 Japanese romantic comedy film based on the webmanga series of the same name.[1] Directed by Yuichi Fukuda, distributed by Toho. It stars Mitsuki Takahata as Narumi and Kento Yamazaki as Hirotaka. It is scheduled to be released in Japanese theaters on February 7, 2020 on the eve of Valentine's Day.[2][3][4] The film will be participated Super Bear for the 70th Berlinale.

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
HepburnWotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
Directed byYūichi Fukuda
Produced by
  • Hiroki Wakamatsu
Written byYūichi Fukuda
Based onWotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku
by Fujita
Music by
  • Tetsuya Kudō
  • Yasuyuki Suzuki
Edited by
  • Eri Usuki
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • February 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
Running time
122 minutes


Narumi Momose is a female office worker who hides her fujoshi otaku lifestyle. At her new workplace she meets her old childhood friend Hirotaka, a handsome and capable company man who is a game otaku. The two seem perfect for each other, but love is difficult for otaku.



On July 26, 2018, a video promoting the sixth volume of the manga revealed that a live-action movie adaptation was in production.[7]

On September 18, 2018, the lead actors were announced: Mitsuki Takahata and Kento Yamazaki to play Narumi and Hirotaka.[8]

First filming began on October 3, 2018 at Sake Dojo Jinya Nakamoto store.[9][10]


  1. ^ ヲタクに恋は難しい (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  2. ^ "ヲタクに恋は難しい". eiga.com (in Japanese). Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  3. ^ 高畑充希×山崎賢人、福田雄一監督作「ヲタクに恋は難しい」で初共演!歌うラブコメに挑戦. eiga.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  4. ^ "高畑充希と山崎賢人「ヲタ恋」実写版で歌って踊る!監督は"ミューヲタ"福田雄一". 映画ナタリー. 株式会社ナターシャ. September 18, 2018. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  5. ^ 山﨑賢人 映画「ヲタクに恋は難しい」主演決定! (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  6. ^ "内田真礼、映画『ヲタ恋』で"声優アイドル"本人役出演 鷺巣詩郎×及川眠子のオリジナル曲歌う". ORICON NEWS. Retrieved 2019-12-27.
  7. ^ "Fujita's Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Manga Gets Live-Action Film". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  8. ^ "Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Live-Action Film Casts Mitsuki Takahata, Kento Yamazaki". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  9. ^ 【山崎賢人×高畑充希】ヲタクに恋は難しいの撮影場所(ロケ地)神奈川. geino (in Japanese). 2018-10-03. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  10. ^ 実写映画『ヲタクに恋は難しい』ロケ地&撮影場所、キャスト、あらすじ!【山﨑賢人×高畑充希】 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-10-05.

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