6 Similar Series as ‘Wotakoi’ that Fans Should Check Out

Fans can’t get enough of Wotakoi: Love is Hard For Otaku. The rom-com series has been dominating social media with its adult cast, a send-up of otaku hobbies, and cute couples.


The only downside is having to wait a week for new episodes. Here are similarly themed anime Wotakoi fans can watch to help ease the pain.


Studio: Doga Kobo

Genre: Comedy / Parody / Romance

Episodes: 12 + 6 OVAs

Quick pitch: The story follows Sakura Chiyo as she tries to confess her feelings to Nozaki-kun, a student who is a renowned shoujo mangaka. Thinking Sakura is a fangirl, Nozaki gives her an autograph and allows her to work as his assistant.

Watch if: You love the comedic style and cast of Wotakoi. However, Wotakoi does feature more fleshed out relationships and dives more into otaku culture, whereas Nozaki-kun is a parody of the rom-com genre.


Mangaka: HERO (Writer) / Daisuke Hagiwara (Artist)

Genre: Comedy / Romance

Chapters: 87 (Ongoing)

Quick Pitch: Kyoko Hori is a sunny and popular high school girl, which contrasts with her gloomy classmate Izumi Miyamura. However, they two have different personas outside of class: Kyoko loves dressing down and taking care of her household while Izumi is covered in piercings and has a tattoo. They promise to keep each other’s true personalities a secret, which leads to a close bond between them.

Read if: You love the no-nonsense style of romance found in WotakoiHorimiya features multiple couples grow in a cute and funny story.


Studio: Studio Gokumi

Genre: Comedy / Romance

Episodes: 12

Quick Pitch: Tsuredure Children is an anthology depicting the various forms of young love between various couples. From being unable to confess their feeling to awkward dates, young love can be extremely cute!

Watch if: You love the light-hearted sensibilities found in Wotakoi, but wish for a more toned-down comedic style and a younger cast.


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Mangaka: Zawa (writer) / Nakano (artist)

Genre: Comedy / Romance

Chapters: 9 (Ongoing)

Quick Pitch: Sugita gets along with everyone at his new job – except for the strict assistant manager Yumihara. During his lunch break, Sugita happens upon a café that features retro video game tables and he finds Yumihara immersed in one of them.

Read if: You love how Wotakoi features an office setting and adults keeping their “socially unacceptable” hobbies hidden from their co-workers.


Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Comedy / Romance

Episodes: 13

Quick Pitch: Lucy Yamagami lands a job at Welfare Administration Section in the city of Mitsuba for one goal: to seek revenge on the civil servant who approved her long name at birth, which is Lucy Kimiko Akie Airi Shiori Rinne Yoshiho Chihoko Ayano Fumika Chitose Sanae Mikiko Ichika Yukino Reina Eri…

Her co-workers include Yutaka Hasabe, who is a flirtatious man who loves to slack off, and Saya Miyoshi, a girl who just wants to survive.  Can the administration survive with these three eccentric personalities?

Watch if: You love the office setting and adult cast of Wotakoi, but you can do without the otaku hobbies.


Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: Comedy / Romance / Shounen-ai

Episodes: 10 + 1 OVA

Quick Pitch: Izumi was born into a family of celebrities, but he has always shied away from the spotlight. Despite wanting to be a mangaka, he is pulled into the entertainment industry. Due to his feminine look, people often mistake him for a girl, including rising star actor Ichijou, who previously fell in love Izumi when they filmed a commercial as children.

Watch if: You love the comedic style and multiple couples found in Wotakoi, but wish it was about boys’ love.

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