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So, I posted a picture on my Instagram stories about a short one episode drama called “Wedding Bells for Otaku?” that I was going to watch. Several people DMed me about it, so I thought I’d make a little review blog about it, and share this cute story with everyone!
The story begins with our heroine in the middle of a battle field. . . No seriously, when they said love is war they weren’t kidding. Our beloved otaku, Fujita Haruko (Kuriyama Chiaki), must battle her way through the scary and perilous 婚活、aka marriage hunt. Where people go to group meetings to find a potential marriage partner, usually via a dating or marriage agency.
We eventually come to find out that Haruko is a BL Mangaka, so for those who don’t know what BL is, she writes manga about Boy’s Love, or romantic relationships between male characters. With the support of her trusty sidekick and asisstant writer, aka the super cute Tachibana Kiriko (Sano Hinako), she attends many different kinds of marriage hunt parties. Which makes her all kinds of uncomfortable. . .
Ah yes, that familiar look of dread and anxiety. Me too. Me, too. I really like Haruko, because even at 34 she’s still out there trying to find her destined one. She never really focuses on her age, she’s getting left behind by her peers, but it’s not really about her age, just the fact that she’s lonely, and spends her days drawing about characters that always get a happy ending. If she’s destined to be alone, so be it, but she wants to at least try. Which is so cute!
However, her main dilemma comes back to the fact that she draws BL, which men don’t find attractive at all. She goes on all these dates, but gets rejected time and time again. With this profession, will she be able to find love? Of course! I wouldn’t recommend a drama with a sad ending. . . or would I?? I’ll leave the rest up to you!
Rating: 9/10! It was cute and cheesy, I almost wish it was longer, but honestly it was also the perfect length!
Find the drama at viki.com: Wedding Bells for Otaku?
Thanks for reading, and I’ll catch you late!