After a hectic day at office, the central female characters in these series enjoy their leisure time by having different types of drinks. While Wakako-zake focuses on the lead character enjoying drinks in various food shops (like sushi bar), Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara's lead character returns to her house and enjoys drinks prepared by her husband.
These two anime are mainly mind-relief based series, and while they have a bit different appeal (Osake's Chisato acting funny after drinking), the mental effects on the viewer are the same: calming experience.
In both anime, the main character is a blonde and salaried adult woman. When she finishes work, she goes to dinner and their reactions are very interesting (and quite similar) when Chisato drinks alcohol and Wakako eats her dishes. I add, however, that Chisato's reactions are a little more sensual.
Chisato Mizusawa is a reserved but excellent and pretty assistant manager in her company. She has a secret that only her husband Sora knows, which is that she likes drinking alcohol, and she can become very cute when she is drunk.
Both series contain many similarities
Duration: 3 min. per ep. I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying
Duration: 3 min. Love is Like a Cocktail
Both shows follow the relationship of a married couple.
Both shows contain slice of life, comedy, & romance.
Even the girls are similar in looks & personality. Kaoru Tsunashi, blonde hair hard-working, 25-year-old office lady who is also a very bad drunkard and becomes totally uninhibited in her desires to her husband when she's intoxicated.
Chisato Mizusawa, 28 blonde hair excellent and pretty assistant manager in her company. Struggles expressing herself unless she is drunk. Which then she becomes much more affectionate & needy toward her husband.
Both shows are very relaxing to sit back and watch.
Both mc's are normal... until they drink/get home. In Osake, the mc gets extremely drunk when having even a bit of alcohol and doesn't want anyone to know. In Umaru-chan, the mc becomes a complete 100% otaku when she takes a step indoors and relies on her brother to do everything for her.
Wotaku and Osake both revolve around working adults and how they interact in private. In Wotaku, the MCs are connected by their love for gaming and anime. In Osake, the husband and wife are connected by their passion for alcoholic beverages.
The tone of these two anime are not the same but they do feel similar. They both deal with adult situations and relationships without really delving into the usual ecchi territory. Even though there is some typical charactization tropes and suggestions, there is a sense of maturity to their interactions.
- They both focus on alcoholic drinks and the relaxing effects each of them have on people, depending on their mood;
- Even if they have different environments and vibes (and lenghts per episode), they both aim to relax the viewer, while giving detailed information about each cocktail mentioned/highlighted in each episode.