Love may be hard for an otaku, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to adore in the new teaser.

Earlier today, the official Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii (Love is Hard for an Otaku) anime website updated with a new key visual and trailer, as well as several staff members attached to the project. We break the details down below:


The 30-second promo focuses on series leads Narumi Momose and Hirotaka Nifuji.

Key Visual

The visual features the six main cast members arranged around the show’s logo. The title in English text is presented as a faint pink behind them.


Yoshimasa Hiraike (Gugure! Kokkuri-san, Wagnaria!!) was tapped to pull double duty as director and series composition lead Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii at A-1 Pictures. Takahiro Yasuda (Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai) will provide character designs for the project, while Akimitsu Honma scores the soundtrack.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Art Director: Michiko Morokuma
  • Art Setting: Emi Kesamaru
  • Color Layout: Izumi Sakamoto
  • Director of Photography: Toshiaki Aoshima
  • Prop Design: Seiko Asai
  • Sound Director: Masanori Tsuchiya
  • Music Production: HALF H・P STUDIO

The show is slated to premiere on Fuji TV’s NoitaminA block this April. As a reminder, Amazon currently holds the exclusive streaming rights to NoitaminA titles for the foreseeable future.

The series will star the following:

  • Narumi Momose: Arisa Date
  • Hirotaka Nifuji: Kent Itō
  • Hanako Koyanagi: Miyuki Sawashiro
  • Tarō Kabakura: Tomokazu Sugita
  • Naoya Nifuji: Yuuki Kaji
  • Kō Sakuragi: Aoi Yūki

Date and Itō previously appeared in promo teasers for the manga.

Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii originally launched on image hosting platform Pixiv in 2014. The series was picked up by Ichijinsha, and made its début in online publication Comic POOL in November 2015. The title currently spans four collected volumes, with the fourth volume slated to hit stores on February 2.

Source: Mantan Web