Wotakoi: Love is Hard for an Otaku Japanese
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  • ♂taku ♀taku
  • Aşk Bir Otaku İçin Zordur
  • It's Difficult to Love an Otaku
  • Keine Cheats für die Liebe
  • Love is Hard for an Otaku
  • Otakoi: Otaku Can't Fall in Love?!
  • Otaku Otaku
  • Wotakoi
  • Wotaku ni Koi ga Muzukashii
  • Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
  • Так сложно любить отаку
  • ヲタクに恋は難しい
  • 宅男腐女恋爱真难
  • 阿宅的戀愛太難
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Description:
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?

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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I think that the confusion about their relationship is born from the fact that, even being the main couple by name, they're barely featured at all. If you just put their chapters together, it doesn't feel that slow.
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I don't quite understand where these comments about Narumi and Hirotaka are coming from :o

I think they're both just taking it slow and trying to figure things out. Everyone comes into a relationship with their own baggage and making Narumi responsible for Hirotaka's just isn't fair. The same can be said if it was the other way around. Hirotaka has basically 1 friend before this started, nevermind something as close as a romantic relationship. Narumi's had to hide her true interests and personality every time she dated. This is their first time dating honestly and neither of them know what to expect from a relationship with each other.

I thought their stances were explained pretty clearly. Hirotaka's had a long time crush on Narumi, and he's a little insecure about the life she's lived in his absence. But he's not alone in this. Narumi has similar worries, they just aren't stated as explicitly. She doesn't know when Hirotaka got his ears pierced, or when he grew up without her. When she visits him over a holiday uninvited because Hirotaka essentially played games nonstop for days and ignored her, she's worried he'll turn her away.

I don't understand what it is exactly that people think Narumi is doing wrong. Saying Kabakura is more handsome??? Not thinking Hirotaka looks good? Even though it's pretty clear that she does think he's good looking and is frequently flustered and caught off guard? She's being obstinate the same way Koyanagi fights with Kabakura in public, except to an even more harmless degree.
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i don't think hirotaka deserve this..he shoulda find another girl other than narumi..feels so bad for him
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@people finding the romance off/weird/unusual.

It's not just you, but it's also not everyone.
How you perceive this probably comes down to your experience and history with romance.
Whatever you've participated in, changes your ideals and beliefs in a relationship.

I can't pin your personal reasons down for you or be sure what the author's intent is, but I do believe that there's more than one way to do romance.
I will agree that if you're looking for the early-romance heart skipping experience, this isn't really for you. It is familiar and sugary for me, though.

However it is you feel about this, though, hopefully you can enjoy it. If not, tough luck, but cheers anyway.

Last edited 1 mo ago by jellylovinscoots.

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Is it just me or does the main girl not really care about their relationship at all? Because that´s how it feels to me.
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yeah, the romance is pretty ass, no idea why this is so widely reveled

Last edited 3 mo ago by VoidR.

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Just try to comeback and read this. They do couple sweet stuff and that what i enjoy in the first try. but now i realize the romance kinda... not well develop
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Holy shit the sugar...
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I don't really understand the dynamic they have in their relationship. To me, its coming across that Momose has to settle and be in a relationship with Hirotaka (because he is an otaku), and Hirotaka really puts in a lot of effort to be in a relationship with Momose and that sucks.
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Ow, my heart.
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@Naabii えええええ?!
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is this the same as Mei Company(https://mangadex.org/manga/15057/mei-company)?...
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@ecchi no u
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Having read through this, I gotta say...

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Since this is licensed now, time to drop. Thanks for your hard work!
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are there even going to be more scanlations? or has the project been abandoned? 21 days with no new chapter

Last edited 6 mo ago by MangaDex.

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I like a well developed cast, but the balance is a bit off for me, the mains feel like side characters
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Ahhhh so wholesommmme
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>purity 10

Disgusting *spits*
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@Banas002 I'm pretty sure he doesn't know