Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku (ヲタクに恋は難しい, Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) is a Japanese anime series based on the Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii manga series by Fujita. The anime premiered in 2018 and was directed by Yoshimasa Hiraike at studio A-1 Pictures.

In March 2019, an OVA anime episode was bundled with the 7th manga volume. A second OVA episode will be bundled with the upcoming 10th manga volume.


When Narumi, an office lady who hides the fact that she is a yaoi fangirl, changes jobs, she is reunited with Hirotaka, her childhood friend who is attractive and skilled but is a hardcore gaming otaku. They decide to start dating for now, but being otaku, both of them are awkward so a serious romantic relationship is rather difficult for them...


  • Original Work: Fujita
  • Direction: Yoshimasa Hiraike
  • Series Composition: Yoshimasa Hiraike
  • Character Design: Takahiro Yasuda
  • Chief Animation Direction: Mio Araki, Takahiro Yasuda
  • Music: Akimitsu Honma
  • Animation Work: A-1 Pictures



# Title Air Date (Japanese)
01 Narumi and Hirotaka Meet Again, and... April 13, 2018
02 Are We Now Dating? April 20, 2018
03 Sales Event and Gamers Meetup April 27, 2018
04 Is Mature Love As Difficult? May 4, 2018
05 Introducing Naoya and Gamers Meetup (Part II) May 11, 2018
06 Bleak Christmas May 18, 2018
07 Online Gaming and Their Respective Nights May 25, 2018
08 Weakness is Thunder and Years of Insecurity June 1, 2018
09 Go Out on a Date with Me! June 8, 2018
10 Introducing Kou and Online Gaming Revenge June 15, 2018
11 Love Is Hard for Nerds June 22, 2018
OVA1 It Appeared Suddenly=Love March 29, 2019


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