Wotakoi: Love is Hard For Otaku

Review Time! Energetic office lady Narumi Momose may seem like your typical young woman, but she has a dark secret: she is actually an otaku! Specifically one into BL and yaoi, and she loves it more than anything! However, when word got out, her boyfriend dumped her, and she had to find a new job elsewhere. While starting her new job, she runs into an old friend, Hirotaka Nifuji, an otaku like her, but a gamer most specifically. While Narumi laments that fact that she seems to screw up every relationship she is in, and pained by the fact that she feels like she can’t admit being an otaku to anyone, Hirotaka suggests, “Well, what if you didn’t have to hide the fact you were an otaku from your boyfriend? What if we started dating?” And thus begins a strange, funny and occasionally heartfelt journey of two nerds dating. But they are not alone, as there are already two nerds dating at the company as well: Hanako Koyanagi, Narumi’s new work friend, fellow BL and yaoi otaku, and famous cosplayer; and Taro Kabakura, Hirotaka’s work friend and manga otaku. Though it should be said that it is hard to see that these two are even dating as they are almost constantly arguing and insulting one another. Wotakoi: Love is Hard For Otaku is a fun little romp that can highlight the difficulties that dating can present, even if both parties are nerds. The main couple’s interactions are fun, especially when they dip into their respective nerdoms, and having them figure out whether or not they are just dating because it is convenient or if they actually like each other feels genuine. The humor is decent, and the dialog is ok, but it is a very unique premise, and I would say it is worth a watch. If you need a little nerdy Rom-Com in your life, and have an Amazon Prime account, give it a watch, and you will find that love is hard, especially for Otaku!

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