Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

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English: Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
Synonyms: It's Difficult to Love an 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)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Web manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.971 (scored by 225410225,410 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5712
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #245
Members: 459,684
Favorites: 4,928


They are romantic comedies about adult otakus falling in love. While in Net-Juu its mainly about game otakus, while in WnKwM you'll find a fujoshi, a cosplayer, a gamer. If you enjoy one, you'll probably enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
I get a similar feeling when i watch wotaku, how the characters act, the humor, the music, the artstyle. so if you enjoyed nozaki-kun you will definitely love this show! 
report Recommended by noctiscxelum
Both the female leads are fujoshi, light comedy and had a really great time watching it... one of my fav romcoms ever <3 
report Recommended by sushmithags
similarities: - main characters look alike (appearance-wise): a pink haired girl and a dark blue haired boy wearing glasses - both anime depict love with otaku characters - they're both a light romantic comedy - The female MC is outspoken and an extrovert while the male MC is quiet and an introvert differences: - 3d Kanojo is set in high school (it's a shoujo) and Wotaku ni Koi is set in a workplace (it's a josei) - in 3d Kanojo only the boy is an otaku but in Wotaku ni Koi all the main characters are otakus - in Wotaku ni Koi there are 2 couples instead of just one - 3d Kanojo deals  read more 
report Recommended by isahbellah
both series talks about Adults trying to explore love with the help of the things that they love, Wotakoi explores the romance of two Otaku adults while Rikei koi is also about two scientist explores love with the help of Science. Both anime has their own unique way of presenting love and both have solid supporting characters that are also fun to watch. both of these shows will be enjoyed by adults..i think 
report Recommended by MetalTsundere
Both portray love and friendship and have lovely characters . Office work environment. Both anime are romantic comedies. Both have a similar overall feel, are light-hearted, funny and cute.  
report Recommended by SasoriUzumaki
Well if you like anime that focus on a group of people that like video games and stuff then both of these shows work. Wotakoi is a more mature romance with like, actual adults. Gamers is set in high school and uses the character's screwed up relationships and misunderstandings as its main source of comedy. If you want shows with a likable cast, above average comedy and nerdiness then both of these shows are worth checking out imo 
report Recommended by Lohuydahutt
Both are romantic comedy shows involving a group of friends. The main MCs share similar personalities with a quiet-stoic guy and a cheerful-friendly girl, making the dynamics of both pairings similar. Both shows also have more than one possible pairings. Even though Tadakoi is set on high school, and Wotakoi is set on working age, both have similar atmosphere, in which it leans on the comedy but have a lighthearted way of presenting the romance aspect. 
report Recommended by Shirayukin
In contrast to all the characters in this show who are office workers and otakus, Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken focuses on the relationship between an otaku husband, and his working office wife. The shows are similar thematically. Both shows explore relationships in a comedic light showing the transition of the character/s as otakus into young professionals, how they maintain their old and new identities, and the meanings of growing up. Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii fits a standard 25 minute slot, whereas Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken is a 3 minute per episode slice of life based  read more 
report Recommended by laceratedhart
Both romance comedy, both produced by A-1 picture, both has stylistic and catchy opening and both of them really high rated 
report Recommended by bilgateken
Both take place in an office job with characters in their mid 20's. Both also have a somewhat relaxing atmosphere and off beat comedy. 
report Recommended by SeasideLua
Adult nerds doing nerdy things and being wholesome. 
report Recommended by Varjosoturi
It's Otakus dealing with reality, and not to mention Kawaii girls! Both shows are very enjoyable to watch just for fun, nothing more nothing less! 
report Recommended by franzjpm
Both are romance shows that explore the relationship rather than going through journey of getting the characters to become a couple. 
report Recommended by Aidayo
Kobayashi is fantastic while Wotaku is above average. Both shows are exciting departures from genre tropes. Kobayashi is slice of life from an adult perspective (still lots of moe though), while Wotaku is an adult rom-com where the relationship begins in episode 1 (and is free of any nonsense drama). In both the way that the adult relationships are handled result in heartwarming moments 
report Recommended by TMoane
A new start ruined? Chuunibyou and Wotakoi both follow protagonists who wish to keep their secrets under the blanket only to be ruined by their respective partners. Yuuta's normal school life and Narumi's normal work life chances are both ultimately destroyed by Rikka and Hirotaka alike, drawing the two parties in each anime to become close to one another and build a relationship on something they had once dashed away. Both anime are great rom-coms with Wotaki being a very relaxing anime about otakus, whilst Chuunibyou is about chuunibyous with a much-crazed atmosphere. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both anime have a relationship between the two protagonists in each respective show. Wotakoi and High Score Girl has relationships between characters in which they spend time in doing what their common interests are. Also both Hirotaka and Haruo are both into games and they spend time with their other, playing games together. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both somewhat light hearted romance anime, although Wotakoi deals with romance much more maturely than Welcome to the NHK (I know, ironic seeing how immature but hilarious it seemed in Wotakoi). Both deal with Otaku’s (kinda Otakus) trying to reform back into society.  
report Recommended by ArcticZombieYT
Both series are a romance between two "nerdy" characters. Be it nerdy about otaku things and/or videogames, they give off very similar vibes. 
report Recommended by hahachickem11037
Both are workplace comedy/slice of life series. However, Aggretsuko has more comedic elements and focuses more on workplace dynamics and issues that come up when you're in your mid twenties.  
report Recommended by Moonheartsunhead
Both shows the life of being an OTAKU. One will show you otakus in a club university while the other is otakus on a working office, yet both will use the otaku subject to bring comedy. 
report Recommended by ar1sh
Both are lighthearted romantic comedies with lovable characters. 
report Recommended by xShinigami3125
Both are Slice of life, romantic comedies, with a rather mature cast of characters that hangs out together and falls in love. 
report Recommended by xShinigami3125
Both are rom-com animes about different kinds of otaku. They go to Comiket, Animate and do other anime-related things. I'd say both are pretty funny and light-hearted, not to mention relatable. 
report Recommended by usotsuki-pyon
Wholesome non-toxic romance! People dating from the start of the show! Actually talking through problems! No manipulative nonsense! Humour not based around cruelly making fun of people! Healthy friendships as well as romantic relationships! Wholesome shoujo rom-coms light on the melodrama are not easy to find. 
report Recommended by Lemon
I think it is the same genre and is similar from the structure and characters 
report Recommended by Sasuriii
Not similar in : music sounds art style or even as a romance story they are similar in the characters exactly in the characters Kabakura and Koyanagi they got the same personalty as a couples just like Fujeta and Chinatsu when they were a team  
report Recommended by SANDMANXIQX95
The light-hearted mood and comedy are similar in both anime, and Hirotaka reminds me a lot of Konata (they're both darudere video game otakus). Wotaku has of course an element of romance that isn't present in Lucky, but both are very light, enjoyable watches nonetheless.  
report Recommended by usotsuki-pyon
Otakus, who know more of anime romance than actual romance, falling in love - or having people falling for them. Those are shows about otakus that find out what the feeling of love is like. In Love Stage the love blooms between two boys, and in Wotakoi, between a boy and a girl. The comedy of the shows are really similar as well, and the side characters relationship are equally cute as the main one's.  
report Recommended by MaahHeim
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.  
report Recommended by Bnoir
Similarities:-Classified as comedy, romance, and slice-of-life anime -The female MC is happy-go-lucky, and a whole lot of fun -The male MC is a stoic, intellectual, blue-haired guy -Both MC are childhood friends -Just sit down on the couch, take out your laptop and enjoy one  read more 
report Recommended by YoungAnimeDoctor
The hardship of yaoi fans and similar really light and funny slice of life. 
report Recommended by black_donut
Both of these shows revolve around coworkers. The casts are sweet and colorful while being grounded and relatable. Wotakoi focuses more on the characters romance life outside of work, while in Sakura Quest the characters get to know each other better while on the job.  
report Recommended by MariSan28