First Impressions: I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying


As otaku, some of us are so into our love for anime that it often may be perceived as an oddity to the ones we love. In this new short series based off a 4-panel comic, we get quite a comical perspective from a woman now married to one such otaku.

Hajime and Kaoru aren’t quite sure why they got married. Kaoru believes that it’s possibly because they know each other’s faults and that there is no gap between their ideals and reality. Though despite that, she feels they were able to find love.

In reality, it seems like their marriage was a fluke and merely a way to find some convenience of partnership. They don’t seem to understand each other and quite often find the faults of themselves. However, that’s in all relationships.. right?

Being a short, there really isn’t much to say for the story. It centers around a wife who, by some odd chance, bagged herself the lowest marriage material possible; a die-hard otaku.

e1cantunderstandmyhusband4Being from a 4-panel comic, it really feels like it. In the same vein as shows like Lucky Star, it jumps from scene to scene in order to get to the next joke. Once the joke is done, it wastes no time moving to the next.

Thankfully, most of these jokes are quite comical, though some are jokes that have been done before and it doesn’t try hard to be very clever. Despite that, there are a few points where I did get quite a chuckle.

In the end, it is a short, roughly 2-3 minutes long. It’s funny, although mostly old overplayed jokes. I’d recommend checking it out as it’s not much investment and it’s sure to give a true otaku some laughs.

This show is streaming on!

Episode 1: How I Got Into Hobbies I Don’t Understand



It’s okay..


  • Some laughs to be had
  • Cute concept
  • Short, low time investment


  • Some overplayed jokes

Impressions are based on a single episode and don’t necessarily reflect the series as a whole. Unless dropped, we will continue to give updates on thoughts and impressions of the series as time goes by.

Co-Founder of and Co-Host of the OtakuSpirit Animecast. A huge fan of anime since the early 1990s, consuming over 1300 shows. Outside of Otaku Spirit, he has been a judge for the Anime Awards and aided in reviewing titles for some publishers. While he's late to the collecting scene, he's found a lot of joy in filling his DVD/Blu-ray collection as well as collecting figures. Sharing this joy, he posts unboxing and feature videos on anime goods to YouTube.