Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku, Vol. 1
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Additionally, I'm not much of a manga fan. Sure I'll rea ...more
I loved it!! Everything about this Manga was so cute and funny! I mean I'm an Otaku (not that much) and a bookworm, so it's not a lie if I want to say that love is also hard for bookworms (for me ofc, I'm not sure about the others) Bc I can't find my ideal type in real world and I prefer fictional characters (I know it's insane but what can I do? 😂) if I want to be honest it's a little bit hard for us t ...more
We have two otaku couples:
Narumi Momose(The all-round geek who loves her anime and manga and cries at character deaths) and Hirotaka Nifuji (A hardcore gamer with a cool demeanour)
And Tarō Kabakura (The less-intense, grumpy otaku) and Hanako Koyanagi (Who loves cosplaying as male characters and reading yaoi)
Wotakoi centres around these two otaku couples ...more
Wotakoi is a pleasantly refreshing manga – it’s not written as a continuous piece but instead is made of ‘scenes’ (little snippets of their lives) which are often hilarious, cute or both! This manga focuses on two couples who are all “otaku” – people who are really into their pop culture/gaming so much so that it sometimes affects their ability to communicate in social situations.
The first couple comprises of Hirotaka Nifuji who is a bit Clark Kent-esque (appearance wise) and Narumi Mom ...more
DNF @ page 53
I don't know. I just could not get into this one. I tried. I wanted something cute, light and fluffy and with cheesy office romance, but I was unimpressed with the pointless plot. The panels were packed with too many words and it overshadowed the art. It was unappealing to my eyes and the story wasn't enough to hold my attention. I'm probably just being incredibly negative and everyone will love this, but I'm not loving it and I won't be co...more
I really loved this volume! Our main characters are childhood friends who both struggle to find love because they're both otaku's. Narumi loves manga and BL, while Hirotaka loves playing video games. They soon begin dating and volume 1 consists of their hilarious antics with their two friends, who are also otaku's and in a relationship.
I really loved Hirotaka in this! He is stoic and doesn't mind being alone, but is also very sweet and in love wi ...more
The artwork was not fantastical (except for Hana-chan), but true to life and I have to say, the H MC was rather scrumptious and the h MC was quite cute, which is to be expe ...more
So the story was quite promising for me. I thought it would be really cute to see two awkward characters navigate their relationship. Unfortunately, there wasn't much about their actual romantic relationship that made me keep reading to see how they cope. Now it has been a few years since I was an avid manga reader/anime ...more
This was so good! It was relatable and funny, which I appreciated. I loved the art style and was glad that it was consistent. I’ve reread this 3, maybe 4, times simply because I enjoyed it so much!!
Some of the moments were extremely relatable. I’ve had some happen to me before or to some of my friends. Other scenes haven’t happened to me but I do know that other otaku do do those scenes.
The relationships were well done. The romantic ones were great but so were the platonic ones, too. I ...more
Just finished the second volume although I did enjoy parts of this it’s just not something I’ve gelled with and probably won’t continue.
So, this review will be for the 1st and 2nd volume since that is what I received from Netgalley and may I say that was surprising. I thought I only had one volume, but having two just made me so happy.
I absolutely loved this manga. It is so cute. This story is about Otaku in love, so it is dorky and fun with some awkward moments included.
It is more of a slice of life manga, so there isn't exactly a plot. This is ...more
There are multiple references to anime I have heard of like Neon Genesis Evangelion but I haven't watched BUT YOU DON'T NEED TO. You are still able to understand the humor! Most importantly, I found the humor so relatable!!!
I cry watching Sailor Moon too, how could you not?
Aww, he's proud t ...more
I had some mixed feelings concerning this story and a little unsure what to say. Originally, I picked it up because it sounded like a lot of fun and really loved the cover.
The story in many ways *was* fun. However, I was personally caught off guard by the amount of perverted comments or conversations. It really put a damper on things.
Though even with that said, I do commend the author because I still kept reading. This story *really* is a rom com with an awkward romance and that was a ...more
As on the second time reading this book, my thoughts haven’t changed since back then.
I loved it so much! Pretty artwork, cute and funny romantic comedy, adorable characters.
I love the romance between these characters, I love the friendship between these four nerds.
I don’t like the fetishizing of gay men, plenty scenes and phrases made me uncomfortable, I wish they weren ...more
25 July '20:
After done reading all of published chapters, all I can say is that I'm so happy that I'm not the only one enjoying and loving these kind of hobby (watching anime, reading manga, playing games) in my late 20s. People can be very judgemental sometimes and labeled us as "weird" or "inappropriate" when we associated ourselves with otaku culture in general. But hobby is a hobby, no? And in terms of reading: reading is a reading, no matter what kind of book we ...more
Published: 17th April 2018, by Kodansha Comics.
Volume: 1 and 2
Format: eBook/ARC from NetGalley
Genre: Young Adult, New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Sequential Art, Manga, Graphic Novels.
Contains: Sexual Content, Crude Humour, BL, Crossdressing, Cosplay, Fujoshi, Gamer.
My Rate: 4.5/5 stars
I received a copy of this book from Kodansha Comics through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Might contain slight spoilers so read at your own risk.
I had a hard time getting into these characters to begin with. Once I got accustomed to them, though, unfortunately I found I don't like them all that much. It's fun but unless it changes substantially in the next volume or two, it won't be a favorite. ...more
It’s an interesting way to learn more about Japanese culture, as each volume has many references scattered throughout, with more detailed explanations at the back of the book. It’s also an interesting way to learn about the ‘geek’ culture of Japan - as they’re generally referred to, the Otaku (the close ...more
Funny, cute as can be and highly entertaining!
Now I will be honest and say that a few times I felt very lost with some things they referenced but I still was able to understand what was going on with the story so don't worry there. I loved how when they would make certain choices bars like a video game would appear. It's something I've not seen done in manga before. The characters are what this manga of course. Overall, a wonderful manga, pick it up ...more
Can't wait to read the next one. ...more