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Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii  
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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 Momose has had it rough: every boyfriend she's had dumped her once they found out she was an otaku, so she's gone to great lengths to hide it. When a chance meeting at her new job with childhood friend, fellow otaku, and now coworker Hirotaka Nifuji almost gets her secret outed at work, she comes up with a plan to make sure he never speaks up. But he comes up with a counter-proposal: why doesn't she just date him instead? In love, there are no save points.


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Associated Names
Aşk Bir Otaku İçin Zordur
Cinta itu Sulit untuk Seorang Otaku
It's Difficult to Love an Otaku
Keine Cheats für die Liebe (German)
Love is Hard for Otaku
Otakoi: Otaku Can't Fall in Love?!
Otaku Otaku (French)
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
Так сложно любить отаку
오타쿠에게 사랑은 어려워

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.30 by TSP 4 months ago
v.4 c.29 by TSP 6 months ago
v.4 c.28.5 by TSP 6 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 0
Ends at Vol 4, Chap 28

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (268 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.37 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 20th 2018, 4:59pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Pool (Ichijinsha)
Niconico Seiga (Niwango)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (3 Volumes - Ongoing; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #178 increased(+1)
Monthly Pos #151 decreased(-1)
3 Month Pos #161 increased(+15)
6 Month Pos #137 decreased(-74)
Year Pos #107 decreased(-66)

List Stats
On 2529 reading lists
On 600 wish lists
On 41 unfinished lists
On 291 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Gets TV Anime on Noitamina about 1 year ago

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3 good volumes, then many filler chapters   
Rating: N/A
by Mytskine
August 8th, 2018, 2:04pm
After reading chapter 29, I've dropped this series. Of the last chapters I've read, about one third is focused on the main characters in normal settings, and two thirds are about side-characters, flashbacks about the MC's child days, etc.

The first volumes were a pleasant light read, even for readers that are not gamers nor hardcore otaku. Unfortunately — it-s a recurring pattern — the mangaka didn't have enough matter to cope with the publication rythm, so the manga gradually gets tasteless.
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by Himeowchama
March 16th, 2017, 7:43am
If this is the only manga in the list by Fujita-sensei, then this has a high chance of her first release. And if this really is, then this is pretty good. Otakus can really relate~
And I'm quite jealous of the mcs bc they have each other sad( meanwhile in my town, mangas and anime merch are limited (if not, completely null at all) and the otakus here are...well. Let's just say that we can't express our otaku selves to the fullest —_—
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gamers can highly relate...   
Rating: N/A
by nikki-neko
May 4th, 2016, 11:48am
oh god, I laughed my ass off in that one chapter with a pokemon hint in it, complete with the battle menu. didn't expect it to be really funny, since the art is straightforward but beautiful. the plot is pretty simple, kinda like an everyday occurrence, with the exception of adult otakus in the corporate world. With the current releases, so far none, of them feature any major disputes or drama of some kind. Light-hearted, rom-com for otaku and gamers alike, when you're not glued to your game console or burning your eyes on TV watching anime...*_*

... Last updated on May 4th, 2016, 11:52am
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#relatable (i mean it's not epic but I laughed and smiled and awwed a lot)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by eternalight
April 9th, 2016, 9:22pm
Childhood friends who grew up playing video games/watching anime and never grew out of it, romantic undertones that aren't completely shoujo genre because the boob jokes are friendly and hilarious, this manga was just what I needed to read to feel like not such a complete dimwit after all for still being obsessed with these things. The very real insecurity of being an "otaku" or gamer/anime lover is touched upon and acknowledged pretty well here and the art is just at an ideal spot (not too moe but not too shounen and not at all without flow and pretty color choices). It's cool this started on pixiv because Fujita could easily be said to be a much cooler better-at-drawing Sarah Anderson equivalent.

I definitely recommend this to fellow adults who'd enjoy reading a manga about childhood friends ~finally dating~ when they aren't each other's trope-type. There is much fun to be had reading this. I had fun and want more!

... Last updated on April 12th, 2016, 8:30pm
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Maria-Ayako
March 3rd, 2016, 7:42am
i so love this manga tho i could only read up to chapter 5!!~
its funny, romantic, fast romance, two couples who are lovable. working otaku. i enjoy this very much!! i hope more chapters come soon!!~
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Doesn't feel like a manga with fujoshi in it.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Baniita
January 28th, 2016, 2:53am
Our kind can't go 5 chapters without making a single gay reference; are you kidding me?!

Also, that the main girls are only bi in 2D is kind of irritating.

But everything else is amazing.
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Pretty Funny Manga   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Polka-Dotted-Yoshi
January 16th, 2016, 4:34pm
I actually remember reading this on pixiv when the first chapter was published.
It's quite funny in a more relaxing sense. I'd really recommend it.

My only issue is the tagging on this site; while I can't say it's "officially" running through a magazine since it's published online, "josei" would be a much better demographic match than "shoujo."

I went ahead and changed the directed demographic to josei from shoujo, as I think younger readers won't appreciate it as much as a more mature reader would. It's not overly adult-oriented or anything of the sort but the humor is more based around the idea of being a geek as an adult, which causes me to believe the previous "shoujo" tag doesn't fit in the slightest.

... Last updated on January 20th, 2016, 3:00pm
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