As previously reported, Indonesian comics publisher m&c! has licensed Fujita‘s Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku manga to be published in Indonesia. On Sunday (9/5), the publisher has revealed the tentative release window for the manga during an IG Live talkshow as part of the commemoration of m&c!’s 18th birthday. Barring any disruption, the first volume of the manga could be available in Indonesia in June 2021.
m&c! had confirmed the license for Wotakoi in February of 2021 when it was already in the stage of editing. The manga will be released under the publisher’s Akasha label, m&c!’s imprint for manga for mature readers. The manga also will be printed on book paper.
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku tells the story of Narumi Momose, an office lady who happens to be a closet otaku. After breaking up with her boyfriend who works in the same office, Narumi applies for a job at another office. In her new workplace, she met Hirotaka Nifuji, her childhood friend who is also an otaku. because being otaku was the reason Narumi broke up, she asks Hirotaka to keep her otaku hobby a secret. The manga was first posted as web manga on Pixiv in 2014 before getting serialized in 2015 on the digital manga platform Comic Pool. The anime adaptation has aired in spring 2018, animated by A-1 Pictures.
m&c! is an Indonesian comics publisher under the Kompas-Gramedia group. Other than publishing manga, the publisher also publishes Disney comics magazines, and books, Hong Kong martial arts comics, as well as Indonesian comics under the Koloni imprint. The publisher also has the Akasha imprint for mature comics and the Clover imprint for domestic and translated novels.
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The Indonesian Anime Times