Wotakoi – Love is Hard for Otaku

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

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Having slept through all four of her alarms, the energetic Narumi Momose finds herself running late for her first day of work at a new office. As she races to catch her train, she makes a promise to herself that none of her coworkers will find out about her dark secret: that she is an otaku and a fujoshi. Her plan goes instantly awry, though, when she runs into Hirotaka Nifuji, an old friend from middle school. Although she tries to keep her secret by inviting him out for drinks after work, her cover is blown when he casually asks her whether or not she will be attending the upcoming Summer Comiket. Luckily for her, the only witnesses—Hanako Koyanagi and Tarou Kabakura—are otaku as well. Later that night, the pair go out for drinks so that they can catch up after all the years apart. After Narumi complains about her previous boyfriend breaking up with her because he refused to date a fujoshi, Hirotaka suggests that she try dating a fellow otaku, specifically himself. He makes a solemn promise to always be there for her, to support her, and to help her farm for rare drops in Monster Hunter. Blown away by the proposal, Narumi agrees immediately. Thus the two otaku start dating, and their adorably awkward romance begins.

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English: Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
Japanese: ヲタクに恋は難しい
Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2018 to Jun 22, 2018
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, Fuji TV, Half H.P Studio, Ichijinsha, Kanetsu Co., LTD.
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Web manga
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Duration: 22 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Yoshimasa Hiraike – Director, Script, Series Composition
Masaki Tsuchiya – Sound Director
Kazuomi Koga – Episode Director
Daisuke Takashima – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Fiction (フィクション)” by Sumika
ED1: “Kimi no Tonari (キミの隣)” by halca (eps 1-8, 10-11)
ED2: “Ashita mo Mata (明日もまた)” by halca (ep 9)

Episode List

01: Narumi and Hirotaka Meets Again, And…
02: Are We Now Dating?
03: Sales Event and Gamers Meetup
04: Is Mature Love as Difficult?
05: Introducing Naoya and Gamers Meetup (Part II)
06: Bleak Christmas
07: Online Gaming and Their Respective Nights
08: Weakness is Thunder and Years of Insecurity
09: Go Out on a Date with Me!
10: Introducing Kou-kun and Online Gaming Revenge
11: Love is Hard for Otaku



The great “Nerdy adults doing romance” genre. First we were blessed with dannananiken, then netjuu, now with otamuzu. Really exciting!


The romance comedy where it genuinely feels real, no massive drama bullshit. Just honest goofs and gaffs and fun


Romance anime about adults is rare, and it’s always nice to have a show that focuses on the *actual* relationship after the confession.


There needs to be a season 2!!!!


A show about otaku office workers who fall in love. It’s so unrealistic yet somehow relatable at the same time.


adult romance/slice of life. really hits home about the struggles of finding people with similar otaku interests. OP catchy.


Nerdy adults, doing nerdy adult things. Also, product placements EVERYWHERE!



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