Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii OVA

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku 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
English: Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku OVA
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 29, 2019 to Oct 14, 2021
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Web manga
Genre: RomanceRomance
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.951 (scored by 102685102,685 users)
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Ranked: #6902
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Popularity: #1153
Members: 205,266
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Suzuki, Kenta
Hiraike, Yoshimasa
Director, Series Composition
Takano, Yayoi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Koga, Kazuomi
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Fiction (フィクション)" by Sumika (eps 1)

Ending Theme

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


Mar 14, 2021
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
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 ...
Sep 21, 2023
Mixed Feelings
A nice ending for Wotakoi.

This shows the origins of the green haired girl and the orange haired boys origin of their love story.

The first and third episodes were really nice. Second one misses the mark.

I gave Ep. 1 a 3/3

2nd Ep. a 0/3


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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii OVA Episode 3 Discussion ( 1 2 )
SouthRzVa - Oct 19, 2021
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Poll: Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii OVA Episode 2 Discussion ( 1 2 )
tsubasalover - Feb 27, 2021
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natsuki156 - Apr 12, 2019
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Feb 11, 6:38 AM
Where can i watch this?
zSlayPaladin - Sep 12, 2023
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Sep 12, 2023 10:40 PM
What chapters do the manga cover ?
xnub - Jun 4, 2023
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Jun 5, 2023 9:34 PM