These 10 additional anime series are recommended for fans of Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku’s unique blend of comedy, awkwardness, and romance.
Wotakoi: Otaku’s Love Is Difficult.
Closeted fujoshi, otaku, and otome game fan Narumi Momose is Narumi’s best friend. Hirotaka Nifuji, a former classmate of hers, happens to be working in the same office as her. As soon as Hirotaka finds out who she really is, her disguise is broken. She’s relieved, but also relieved, to finally be able to open up about her preferences to someone other than Hanako Koyanagi.
Because of their shared interests, Narumi and Hirotaka wind up going out with each other the next day. What follows is a charming, if little awkward, courtship between two mature individuals.
1. Recovery of an MMO Junkie
30-year-old Moriko Morioka is a jobless job seeker. She doesn’t let the fact that she’s unemployed get in the way of her passion for online gaming. As a hero in the MMO Fruits de Mer, her online avatar is that of Hayashi, and she instantly falls in love with the adorable Lily.
They bump into each other in a store one night, with neither of them knowing the other’s identity. The encounter didn’t even cross their minds, but fate had other plans for them.
In the age of 27, unemployed Arata Kaizaki is offered the chance to work at a renowned research institute. He swallows the medicine handed to him without reading the terms and conditions. The next morning, he finds himself in the body of his 17-year-old self.
If this experiment goes as planned, Arata will be rich enough to forget all of his financial woes by the end of it. However, Arata soon realizes that he underestimated the difficulties of being a teenager.
3. Welcome to the N.H.K.
Tatsuhiro Satou, a 22-year-old recluse, is fascinated with paranoid beliefs of government cover-ups. An group called Nihon Hikikomori Kyoukai is his favorite explanation as to why it’s so hard for him to get out of bed in the morning (NHK).
Tatsuhiro’s life is extensively examined in this dramedy-cum-psychological drama. Also, the appearance of Misaki Nakahara, an incredibly interested and enigmatic girl, marks a shift in his life. To take the first step forward, Tatsuhiro is afraid he will have to return to society as an ordinary human.
4. WataMote: No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Unpopular!
Rather than meet new people, socially shy otaku Tomoko Kuroki would rather die. No matter how many men she’s met online, she has no idea how to speak to real-life men. She has no idea how unprepared she is for the real world as she prepares to start her first year of high school.
Emotional support comes from her brother Tomoki and her best friend Yuu Naruse. Tomoko’s confidence grows as she spends more time with the two of them. As Tomoko strives to reintegrate into society, WataMote recounts her daily hardships.
5. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
Everybody who comes into contact with Hachiman Hikigaya dislikes him because of his narcissism and lack of interest in anything. Nihilism prevents him from forming any meaningful relationships in the world. A school discipline mandates that Hachiman join the Volunteer Service Club, whose sole purpose is to aid others.
Awkward scenarios in which Hachiman finds himself are hilariously depicted in this animated series, which is Hachiman’s worst nightmare come true.
6. Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You
Sweet Sawako Kuronuma is sometimes misconstrued as a jerk due to her appearance. She has difficulty making friends in her class and is attracted to Shouta Kazehaya, the most popular boy there.
Sawako’s heart skips a beat when Shouta appears out of nowhere one day. She begins to fantasize about a love future with him right away. The anime tells the story of how her childhood fantasy came true.
7. My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom
Everyone enjoys taking on the role of the main character in video games, whether they be online or otome. Once she finds herself back in the world of an otome game she used to play, this one girl finds herself to be Katarina Claes, the antagonist.
She will be punished or killed if the game ends in a poor outcome. She uses her extensive knowledge of the game to ensure that she only receives a positive outcome.
8. Kiss Him, Not Me!
When Kae Serinuma fantasizes about her male classmates being in love with each other, she is a closeted fujoshi. Kae’s traumatized by the death of her favorite anime character, and as a result, she drastically reduces her food intake.
As a result, the men she had been fantasizing about begin to notice her. Kae simply wants them to spend more time with each other, not with each other’s company! What is she going to do next?
9. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
Chiyo Sakura confesses to Umetarou Nozaki, who was blissfully unaware. It is only after he signs his autograph for her that she realizes he is in fact an aspiring shoujo manga artist. He hires Chiyo as an assistant because of a series of miscommunications.
While Chiyo works tirelessly to get noticed by her senpai by assisting him in the creation of his manga, her efforts go mostly unnoticed by the senpai.
10. Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya, two of their school’s smartest students, have always been at odds. In addition to coming from reputable backgrounds, both of these students excel in their extracurricular pursuits.
The two of them, despite their outward confidence, both have a soft spot for the other person. What are the two of them to do now that a confession would be an admission of defeat?