Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

Title:Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
Love is Hard for Otaku
Wotakoi
ヲタクに恋は難しい
Overall:Unevaluated
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Notables: Animation - A1 Pictures
Narumi, a female office worker who hides her fujoshi lifestyle, and Hirotaka, a handsome and capable company man who is secretly a game otaku. The two seem perfect for each other, but love is difficult for a nerd.
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11-episode TV anime that premiered on April 13, 2018.
Animated by A-1 Pictures.
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:3513#628]
(One episode watched):

This show actually seems to me to be more about comedy than about romance. That may be a problem, because the jokes are OK but not brilliant, which means an engaging plot will be needed to pick up the slack. And so far, I'm not seeing that. There's no sign of a deep and moving romance, unlikely coincidences abound, and it appears that no attempt is being made to take seriously the hurdles which an otaku might face in dating. It's almost as if in anime in general otaku social problems are seldom addressed, perhaps because of some fear that otaku would be offended by that and non-otaku wouldn't be interested, and as a result both wouldn't watch the particular show. So, such things are only treated as a source of flippant humor rather than as potentially serious problems. That's a shame and a waste of opportunity in my mind. All that said, I will still be watching Wotakoi, at least for now. It might get better, and it's modestly amusing, but as of yet there are no questions--not even 'will they fall in love or not?--that I feel I need answers to. I doubt if the characters will have gotten much more developed at the end of this series than they were at the end of episode one.

Last updated Tuesday, April 17 2018. Created Tuesday, April 17 2018.

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Official Japanese Series Web Site http://wotakoi-anime.com/

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