Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku
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Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 30, 2015 to Jul 16, 2021
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Authors: Fujita (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic POOL

Statistics

Score: 8.311 (scored by 2478024,780 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2622
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #104
Members: 83,486
Favorites: 3,492
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Synopsis

Narumi Momose is a petite and cute young woman who loves idols, games, and everything anime or manga-related, especially in the boys' love genre. In other words, she is a closet otaku and more specifically, a fujoshi. After a breakup due to these kind of interests, she quits her job and joins a new company. At her new workplace, the only colleagues who know about her secret are her childhood friend Hirotaka Nifuji, a blunt gaming otaku; Hanako Koyanagi, a cool and mature-looking beauty; and Tarou Kabakura, an attractive guy with a scary face who always gets into fights with Hanako.

While having drinks to catch up, Hirotaka advises Narumi to date someone who would understand her hobbies. But she is hesitant—otakus are typically perceived as gross, and the only ones who can understand them are otakus themselves. Or could a relationship between two otakus work?

Following the relationship of Narumi and Hirotaka as they begin dating, Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii is a light-hearted story about those who try to balance work, relationships, and hobbies.

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Background

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii is a web manga released on the author's pixiv account from April 17, 2014 to February 24, 2015, and published in print by Ichijinsha as part of volume 1 on April 30, 2015. Official serialization started in Comic POOL on November 6, 2015. The series placed 1st in the 2016 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! ranking in the Female Readers category.

The series has been published in English as Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku by Kodansha Comics USA since April 17, 2018. It has also been published in French as Otaku Otaku by Kana since April 20, 2018; in German as Keine Cheats für die Liebe by Altraverse since April 26, 2018; in Spanish as Qué difícil es el amor para un otaku by ECC Ediciones since November 27, 2018; in Polish as Wotakoi. Miłość jest trudna dla otaku by Studio JG since May 13, 2019; and in Russian as Так сложно любить отаку by Istari Comics since 2019.

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Jan 27, 2016
bunnydesuuu (All reviews)
Preliminary
Story: 10/10
Art: 10/10
Character: 10/10
Enjoyment: 10/10
Overall: 9/10 (because the story has yet to advance far enough for me to give a perfect score)

As of Chapter 4.5:
This story is really cute, much like Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, but with a developing relationship instead of a crush. It also has a pair of side characters that seem to have a very good relationship.

Characters are really relatable and very cute. Hirotaka (main male) is a little dense occassionally, but not to the extent of ignorance, so he won't make you annoyed at how nothing seems to be moving in the story.

The main characters were originally friends before they became lovers, read more
May 25, 2017
Annabeth_96 (All reviews)
Preliminary
Story: 10/10
Art: 10/10
Character: 10/10
Enjoyment: 10/10
Overall: 10/10

As of Chapter 17.5:

Since I discovered this series around a year ago, I've found myself opening this treasure chest of laughter many, many times. It's one of my three go-to mangas when I just want to sit and relax with a good refreshing read, like one I'd want to have while I'm lounging in a lawn chair on a summer morning at a beach house. (The other two are Horimiya and 14-Sai no Koi).

Why I like this so much:

Story:
It's a Slice of Life no matter how you cut it and it really appeals Otakus in particular (And if we're here, read more
Apr 21, 2016
UltimateAdrian20 (All reviews)
Preliminary
Finally ,a romantic group I can route for .And their all otakus.

So this is basically a story of two workers meeting for the first time since middle school working in the same company and through weird circumstances , they decide to start dating.Yea, it might no me much to go on, but after getting that curve ball out of the way, this is when the manga starts to become awesome.

So the characters are your basic- Moody gamer, short anime chick,otaku-shy tough guy and glasses cosplay girl and this manga makes the most of it. The former and the later are probably some of the best read more
May 13, 2017
raamen (All reviews)
Preliminary
Wotaku ni koi wa muzukashii is one of my favorite manga. I re-read it all the time when I need a pick me up.

It's a comedic romance manga about anime/manga/gaming nerds. It's a light and nice read, and it's hilarious. The art is 10/10, and every character will make you laugh. But what I truly enjoyed about this manga is the chemistry among the characters. Seriously, the relationships are so cute (none of the angst and cliches). You really root for them.The story is very episodic and there isn't really a big overarching story behind the entire manga. But its great for a quick read more

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