Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: It's Difficult to Love an Otaku
Japanese: ヲタクに恋は難しい
English: Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2018 to Jun 22, 2018
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Web manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.931 (scored by 534132534,132 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7302
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #158
Members: 999,753
Favorites: 11,828

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Hiraike, Yoshimasa
Director, Script, Series Composition
Tsuchiya, Masanori
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Fiction (フィクション)" by Sumika

Ending Theme

1: "Kimi no Tonari (キミの隣)" by halca (eps 1-8, 10-11)
2: "Ashita mo Mata (明日もまた)" by halca (eps 9)


Sep 21, 2023
Wotaku ni koi muzukashii (or Wotakoi for short) is a really nice and cute anime.

Now I have seen some comments saying that this anime has no plot and is just the daily lives of some otaku people. Have you not heard of Slice of Life? This is very much a slice of life, it has little to no plot but is just stuff that happens nearly on the daily. It is nice.

The comedy also nicely hits, usually, if an anime is boring I find myself skipping a lot, but this anime I do not skip times so that is good.

The story is about these ...
Jun 11, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Wotakoi, in short, is an office rom-com about this girl who tries to hide her "nerd" (anime, manga, gaming [and yaoi]) lifestyle, gets found out then gets dumped, then gets a new job then starts dating her childhood friend who is a hardcore otaku. There isn't really any drama, there are some nice romance moments but it's ultimately lacking there given that they had to stick to the idea that the male mc is a hopeless otaku. Overall, the show is pretty much bang average really, but it does well enough in the comedy department to give it a 7 for me. One review on ...
Dec 4, 2023
I really don't understand how this anime gets this much praise, therefore i make it short and quick: One of the most boring animes i've ever watched and had to sit through (it was painful).

>The idea had a lot of potential, but was very badly implemented.
>The story and the characters are mega boring and the romance was non existent.
>The art was pretty average and underwhelming.
>The comedic approach wasn't well-conceived.

I really wanted to like this anime, but was hugely disappointed. Can't recommend it at all...Save your precious time and don't watch it. How this anime could get a nearly 8 score is ...

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