Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii OVA

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Synonyms: Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii: Youth, It's Difficult to Love an Otaku OVA, Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku OVA
Japanese: ヲタクに恋は難しい OAD


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Mar 29, 2019 to Oct 14, 2021
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Web manga
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.871 (scored by 5521755,217 users)
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Ranked: #7362
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Popularity: #1315
Members: 123,089
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Tarou Kabakura, a third-year high school student and captain of the boys' volleyball team, is constantly being harassed by his underclassman Hanako Koyanagi, who is in charge of the girls' team. Koyanagi insists that since the girls have a match coming up, Kabakura should give up the courts to let them practice. When he refuses, she pulls out photographic evidence exposing his secret hobby.

With the danger of his entire team finding out about his otaku interests looming over him, Kabakura agrees to hand over the volleyball courts to Koyanagi, giving her some private coaching as well. As the two grow closer, they begin to forge an everlasting bond.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Third OVA—covering the "employee trip" chapter(s) from the sixth tankouban volume—will be bundled with the special edition of the 11th and final volume of the manga which ships on October 14, 2021.

(Source: MAL News, edited)


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Itou, Kento
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Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

"Fiction (フィクション)" by Sumika (ep 1)

Ending Theme

#1: "Kimi no Tonari (キミの隣)" by halca (ep 1)
#2: "Love or Respect" by Narumi Momose x Hirotaka Nifuji (Arisa Date x Kento Ito) (ep 2)

Mar 14, 2021
lemo_nemily (All reviews)
If you're a fan of the main series, it's impossible not to enjoy these OVAs. While the focus is shifted away from our main couple, these episodes are undeniably sweet, and delve deeper into some of the side relationships that didn't get as much focus in the main series.

My only complaint was that the second episode ended on a pretty unsatisfying note, though I can only hope that might be rectified in the future with another season.

Overall though, the OVAs are very similar in tone to previous episodes, so there's no reason not to give them a watch.
Dec 22, 2019
Gurifisu-Femto (All reviews)
This works on it's own.
I have not seen the show or plan to watch it, but I decide to watch this ova.
The ova tells the background story of one of the couple of the show. It is sweet and funny. There is more romance in this 22 min ova than multiple episode anime. You don't need to watch the show to enjoy it. This is one of more realistic couple i have seen in anime too. They argue and fight, he isn't the most handsome and she isn't the most prettiest, they are a real couple instead of your princes read more
Apr 4, 2020
Shole (All reviews)
A story on its own in the universe of the hard love life of nerds. I love it honestly, a very heart-racing story of falling in love, their first exchanges. You can clearly see how the connection grows from team captains to something more.

The story is well written, a nice flashback on high school life of the two main characters of the show, the only thing that's sad is that we didn't get more episodes out of this, as it could easily be a story on its own.

When it comes to OVA's I really don't like them as most of the time they read more
May 11, 2021
Alex796 (All reviews)
Disclaimer: I read the manga, so I feel I'm in position to give a more wholesome picture. No spoilers.

The main couple of Wotakoi are Hirotaka and Narumi - the gaming addict and fujoshi doujinshi writer. These OVA episodes give some much needed attention to the two other less significant couples of the show.

So, the first OVA is about the coming together of the most senior couple in Wotakoi - Kabakura and Koyanagi, or the casual otaku and the cosplayer, if you will. It's sort of a prequel, as it goes back to them both in high school. In context of the manga, their story was read more

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