Though love is hard for otaku, hope should never be lost.

Earlier today, the official Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) anime website updated with a new teaser trailer. The two-minute promo features opening theme song Fiction by Sumika as a background track.

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku hits Japanese TV on April 12, in Fuji TV’s NoitaminA block. As a reminder, Amazon currently holds the exclusive streaming rights to NoitaminA titles for the foreseeable future.

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.

Sumika will perform opening theme song Fiction, while Halca handles closing theme Kimi no Tonari.

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.

The Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku manga 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: Twitter (pKjd)