Aka Otaku Husband, because damn that is another long title. And an unusually long title for such a short-format(3-minute episodes) show. And it’s also not an LN adaptation, nor does it contain any of those tropes, save for one: The husband is an otaku. However, because he’s not a teenager, and because he’s married, the show focuses on things that regular LNs with otaku protagonists can’t touch upon. You know, like interacting with other adult characters or worrying about career and mortgages and stuff.
And the first season was really good at doing this. It was one of the better 1-cour shows of Fall 2014, at least in my opinion. I remember not really liking the look of it at first, but the episodes were so short that I decided to try it anyway. And what I found was a surprisingly heartfelt story about a married couple, not unlike parts of certain American sitcoms, but in a more concentrated form. It also had a bunch of references to other anime, in a manner similar to Wooser, which is something that I enjoy.
The second season, however, ended up being pretty disappointing compared to the first one. Greatly anticipated because of the revelation at the end of S1, it ended up telling parts of the story that were in no way connected to this revealed element, instead opting to focus on the side characters’ relationships with the main characters, which was not my favourite aspect of the series. Sadly, this also made me forget about it pretty quickly after it ended, which is something that short-format anime are prone to in general as well.