Review

Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku by Fujita *Mini Review*

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku, Vol 1 (Otakoi: Otaku Can't Fall in Love?!)“The awkward, romantic comedy manga about geeks in love that inspired the new anime! Can a professional man who’s secretly a hardcore gamer and a woman who’s secretly a fujoshi date without their hobbies getting in the way, or revealing each other’s secrets? 

Extra-long book includes 2 Japanese volumes!

Narumi and Hirotaka are, by all appearances, a power couple. They’re young, good-looking professionals. But they have secrets from everyone but each other: They’re serious geeks! Narumi is a fujoshi, and Hirotaka’s a hardcore gamer. Their sweet, awkward love story started life as a webcomic before becoming a full-blown manga series by popular demand, and is about to become a major anime series!work.”

So I really enjoy reading manga and I don’t do it as often as I would like to, so when I could read this manga on Netgalley, I was really excited. This because I am also trying to incorporate more manga in my reading and overall my reading challenge and blogging in general.

So when I started reading this manga I was hoping that it would go a bit deeper than it actually went. I was hoping that the story overall had more substance than it had, maybe that will happen in the next volumes, I don’t know.

In the first English volume, there are two Japanese volumes. And in this volume we are introduced to the character. I do have to say that I love the way the characters interact with each other and the fact that they are not teenagers. And I actually enjoy the main couple, they female part of this couple is very different when she is around her friends and her boyfriend, than with her co-workers because she can be her true otaku self around them. I did like the humor, but I didn’t always get all the references they were throwing in there and I have watch my fair share of anime.

Would I recommend this to anyone who is new to manga and anime? No, because you won’t get the term used by the characters. Would I recommend this to anyone who enjoys manga and anime and wants something lighthearted? Yes.

One thought on “Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku by Fujita *Mini Review*

  1. OMG I love both the manga and the anime. The romance is so cute and fluffy and as someone who has Been watching and reading manga for a while I get all the jokes and I’m always smiling at the end of the episodes. I’m rooting for the two main characters .

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