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: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 29, 2019 to Feb 26, 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: 7.851 (scored by 4563245,632 users)
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Ranked: #7382
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Popularity: #1394
Members: 104,817
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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.

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The second episode will be bundled with the tenth limited edition volume. It will focus on the supporting characters Naoya Nifuji and Kou Sakuragi.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Itou, Kento
Theme Song Performance
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
Mar 17, 2021
Violapatra (All reviews)
Okay i haven't written any review in a while, so it's going to be short. I watched the 2 part OVA at a go and my favorite part is how you don't need to watch the previous anime to understand what is happening in the two stories. Basically it's a stand alone.

Story 8/10
We got the main focus on the other couple, and their backstory was better than i expected. Pacing was good and personally i think the first OVA is the peak romance of the entire anime (i maybe biased).

Art 7/10
it's pretty much the same as the previous one, soft and fluid enough that we read more

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