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Wotakoi: Love Is hard for Otaku | Anime Review, Discussion and Opinion

A popular web series, Manga, turned Anime in 2008, turned Live Action Film Blockbuster in 2020 Wotakoi Love is Hard for Otaku is a realistic take on modern dating and romance told with a lighthearted twist. A slice of life themed glimpse of dating for unlikely couples with modern nerdy interests like cosplay, gaming, and even cross dressing.

Wotakoi is a cute modern love story of otaku
Wotakoi is a cute modern love story of otaku

The Anime is super cute and definitely refreshing, as there's just been too many stories that have little to no value besides fan service recently. For many Anime fans, this becomes very relatable because we've all had image issues, secret interests we felt embarrassed about sharing, and dating failures due to our own insecurities.

The art is fantastic, despite being drawn in 2008 it honestly holds up close to the quality of more recent titles, and reminds me of Nozaki Kun's art.

Where to Watch Wotakoi Love is Hard for Otaku?



There’s also Romance for Gamers?!

Bruhhh, I also play different kinds of game

but why am I still single, these Otaku’s got to be

kidding me.

Narumi Momose an Otaku and

Fujoshi for making Doujinshi also a gamer, and

Hirotaka Nifuji, a hardcore gamer and an anime

lover, were both childhood friends, and with

pure coincidence both of them met again in the

company they’re both working for.

Both decided

to meet up after not seeing each other for so

long and talking about how both should

privatize their own hobbies, if that’s what you

call. Since both of them were still single, they

decided to be a couple. Cliché huh? well

anyways, you’ll definitely want to see how these

hardcore otaku’s fall in love with each other.

This anime is a light romcom kind of genre

where anyone can enjoy!

Narumi Reading a BL Boy Love Manga
Narumi Reading a BL Boy Love Manga

Personally, I really love Narumi for being a fujoshi. (a Fujoshi is

where you tend to love Boys Love also known as Yaoi (contains smut scenes) and Shounen

Ai (doesn’t contains smut scenes).

Love is a Hard for Otaku became popular because of the Opening Song “Fiction” by Sumika, together with a Couple Hand dance. This became super popular on Tiktok and other Social Media Sites. Even now it’s still popular for many. You can watch this on Bili-Bili, this contains 11 episodes and 2 Ova’s.


Hanako Koyonagi. I really looked up to cosplayers, especially girl cosplayers who cosplayes guy

characters. She is really fun and reminds me of some of the popular Cosplayers such as KNITE

and HAKKEN. Both of these cosplayers are girls who cosplays guys.

Wotakoi Cast
Wotakoi Cast


My guess would be Taro Kabakura and Hirotaka Nifuji. Having these guys as your boyfriend,

they may lack in some ways but they can provide. I love how these two doesn’t have more

prejudices on their girlfriends hobbies, and just let them enjoy, which same thing goes with both

of the girls.

Wotakoi is such a cute and fun anime
Wotakoi is such a cute and fun anime


Q: Will there be Season 2?

A: Sad to say there’s no news about it. I noticed that there’s still some chapters in manga that

wasn’t animated, so I’m guessing they’re going to animate it but it’ll be labeled as OVA. But

what do we know? Sometimes if there’s an OVA there’s still hope that it’ll have a next season!

(from bottom left to right: Narumi Momose and Hirotaka

Nifuji. From upper mid-left: Hanako Koyanagi and Taro

Kabakura. From top right: Naoya Nifuji and Kou Sakuragi

Q: Why did this became popular?

A: Since its pandemic, a lot of people were bored and wanted to binge watch something, and

there’s tons of anime skyrocketed during pandemic such as Attack on Titan, Haikyuu, Jujutsu

Kaisen, Demon Slayer, and many more, this also includes Wotakoi because of its catchy

opening songs, fun and ‘fruity’ story plot which obviously attracted many fujoshi and fudanshi


Q: Were there similar anime to Wotakoi?

A: If you’re more into BL and Gay-ships, I think “Horimiya” is a go to. “Horimiya” is somehow

similar to Wotakoi since both have a straight relationship on each other and somewhat have

episodes with fruity kinda vibes.

Unlikely Characters fall in love in Wotakoi
Unlikely Characters fall in love in Wotakoi

How Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku became one of my favorites?

First of all, maybe because of its art, I’am really attracted to pastel kinda vibe arts. So, the

animation is 100% for me. Second, I do enjoy fruity stories, specially the one’s where you pair

Boy to Boy kinda relationship, so if your homophobic, then I’m sorry for that, you’re missing out.

(I mean what’s so wrong being true and open right?). Lastly, the comedy. I really enjoy anime

with romcom, and just chill and light vibes. And what really made me watch this is because of

the trend on tiktok, the ‘Couple hand dance’ lol that hits single so effin hard. And since I’m a

slight fujoshi myself, I really did enjoy watching this. All in all, the only normal relationship in this

anime that I’ve noticed is Kou and Naoya’s relationship. I promise you; you won’t regret

watching this!