When it comes to manga, our go-to genre is a good old rom-com. Despite only having a few animes that are romantic comedies that we would even consider our personal favorites, it is the genre that we generally have the most fun with.
Something about the balance of a comedic romance story just hits all the notes that we generally want. We usually don’t need a grand ending or character development as long as the cast is entertaining.
But what sets rom-coms apart is if they go above and beyond by really moving the viewer emotionally or having something unique about them to help set them apart from others in the genre.
And that is where Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku comes in. Wotakoi personally moved us like others haven’t. It did go slightly above expectations, which helped make it the rom-com we have been most impressed with.
What helps Wotakoi stick out from any other romantic comedy series out there is the setting and the age of the characters. When we think of a romantic comedy, we assume high school characters in school-like settings.
Personally, I’m fine with those, but this anime is sitting in the office place with all adult characters, but the characters just so happen to have their own nerdy quirks to them.
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku History
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku is a web manga written and illustrated by Fujita. The first chapter was serialized on April 17, 2014, in Pivix Magazine. Later, on April 13, 2018, it got its anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures.
It has been over nine years since its first chapter was serialized. As of November 2023, it has over 11 volumes. So, it makes many fans wonder if Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku manga has ended or not.
If you are also wondering the same thing, then you don’t have to worry because, in this article, we will answer in detail whether Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Manga has ended or not. But before knowing the answer, let’s catch a short recap on how the romantic story between Hirotaka and Narumi started.
The story is about a character named Hiro. Hiro is actually a fairly grounded guy. Sure, he is a gaming craze and plays games during his breaks. He prefers alone time more often than not when he can just indulge in his own pastimes without the worry of someone bothering him.
However, they don’t design him as the kind of guy you generally see who is socially awkward. He can’t function in day-to-day society and completely shuts himself in. Instead, Hiro has a solid job and a small group of friends with whom he even socializes from time to time.
Hiro is just a man who prefers to be alone or in the company of those who share his interest in hobbies. Something that Hiro can personally relate to.
When you look at Nerd Girl, who loves all things anime and manga, you have a similar character, but one who actively hid her past times from those around her. Her boyfriends always dumped her when they found out what she truly enjoyed.
What I especially like is how both the hero and Naru are childhood friends, but they end up in a relationship by the end of the very first episode. You understand they have a history of being friends. And logically, it makes sense for them to date someone with similar interests as themselves.
Anime loved to drag the viewer along on the will. They won’t ride us to see a kiss at the end of the season here. However, we get a relationship in the very first episode, but what’s really fascinating is how this ride is a slow burn despite them entering a relationship.
Is Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Manga Finished?
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Manga officially ended on July 16, 2021, in its 11th volume with over 86 chapters. And there is no news that it will get any sequel or spinoff as of November 2023. However, what we should look forward to is its anime, which season 2 is still pending.