Wotakoi: Love is Hard For Otaku

Being an Otaku is a badge of honor for some people. For the rest of us however, it can be a scarlet letter as we try to exist in the land of the normies. It can sometimes be hard to have a professional life in the workplace. That's the life story of Narumi Momose, a girl who is obsessed with Yaoi anime. She is excited to start a new job at a corporation where she thinks noone knows her secret. She is proven wrong however, when she realizes a childhood friend named Hirotaka Nifuji (who is an absolute video game otaku) works for the same company.

In an awkward business like transaction, the social exile Hirotaka suggests that the two of them date after hearing Narumi complain about how men have treated her in the past when they found out she was an anime fanatic. Because there's nothing better to do, Narumi says yes, and what flows is a wacky story about two grown professional adults trying to balance work, love, hobbies, and friends.

What I love about this series is that it's a romance about adults who really are trying to figure out how to be adults yet enjoy their lifelong hobbies. Throw love I to the mix and you have a true romantic comedy that we can all relate too. For all of my over 25 Otakus out there I highly recommend giving this a watch. Final rating: 4 out of 5.

Director/Writer: Yoshimasa Hiraike

Music by: Akimitsu Honma

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Release Year: 2018

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5.