I’ve mentioned this series a couple times in the podcast, but I just watched the 4th episode earlier this morning before heading into work. Now that I’m sitting here on lunch break, I’d like to make a brief post about it.
I’ve really become a sucker for slice-of-life and romantic dramas over the last three years or so. The minor issue I often encounter, though, is that many of these stories center on high-school aged kids. They’re still enjoyable, but I no longer relate to the protagonists in the same way I would have 10 or so years ago. In this regard, there’s a certain type of appeal for shows like Net-juu no Susme; unlike many of the slice-of-life dramas out there, our main cast consists of adults.
Enter Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku. With Wotakoi, we get yet another look into the lives of adult characters and their relationships, only this one is unique in that it begins where most other series seem to end—with our protagonists actually in a relationship. Wotakoi is a story about awkward otaku actually trying to main their relationships after getting into them. It’s fresh take on the romantic dramedy genre, and one I’m really enjoying.
It’s not the prettiest or most gut-busting show in the world, but it is endearing in its own way, and is actually the best A-1 Pictures production I’ve been watching so far this year. You can find it stateside through Amazon Prime Video, or on other streaming sites like the one I used this morning because Prime didn’t have subs up yet and my actual Japanese reading/listening comprehension is rudimentary at best.
Weeabros don’t own these images. Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii is property of A-1 Pictures, Aniplex, and Half H.P Studio.