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Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?

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English: And you thought there is never a girl online?
Synonyms: Net Game no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta?, NetoYome
Japanese: ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った?


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2016 to Jun 23, 2016
Premiered: Spring 2016
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Project No.9
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.021 (scored by 144,547 users)
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Ranked: #36972
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Popularity: #317
Members: 288,088
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After mustering up the courage to propose to a girl in an online game, naïve otaku Hideki "Rusian" Nishimura is devastated when she flat out rejects him. To make matters worse, the girl reveals that she is actually an older man in real life. With his dreams crushed and his heart broken, Rusian comes to an abrupt decision in the midst of his raging fit: he will never trust another girl in an online game again.

Years later, Rusian is now in a guild with three other players, one of whom possesses a female avatar by the name of "Ako." Ako is deeply in love with Rusian and wants to marry him. Although he entertains the possibility that she might be a guy, Rusian accepts her proposal, claiming that her gender doesn't matter as long as she is cute in the game. However, after a discussion between guild members that led to all of them having an offline meeting, Rusian finds out that Ako, along with the other members, are not just girls, but also his schoolmates.

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Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta? adapts the first 4 novels of Shibai Kineko's light novel series of the same title.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yanagi, Shinsuke
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Iwata, Kazuya
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nishikata, Yasuto
Episode Director

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"1st Love Story" by Luce Twinkle Wink☆ (eps 2-12)

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#1: "1st Love Story" by Luce Twinkle Wink☆ (ep 1)
#2: "Zero Ichi Kiseki (ゼロイチキセキ)" by Yoshino Nanjo (eps 2-12)

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Jun 23, 2016
Veronin (All reviews)
Oh, great. Another light novel adaptation with a harem, a stupidly long title that nobody in their right mind would want to pronounce, and a story revolving around MMOs. The anime industry clearly hasn't had enough of those.

It would be one thing if Netoge was just more run-of-the-mill mediocrity, but it instead goes all the way in being silly tripe. This is an anime where the protagonist's entire set of friends in an online game just so happen to be attractive (in some cases, popular) girls who, conveniently, attend the exact same high school and know him personally, including a twintailed tsundere and his read more
May 14, 2016
enkrypton (All reviews)
When first saw this anime on a Facebook clip, I thought, "Hmm, looks like another SAO, ill watch it when I have time." Now fast forward like 5 weeks, I had time to watch. After seeing the first 3 episodes this instantly became my favorite anime of this season. Not only was there extremely relateable MMORPG references, there was so many jokes made for the avid MMORPG Player who has no social life.

Story 10/10: Because i have 0 experience with love, and this anime is basically a love story, i can say, its basically the most perfect romance ever. Like meeting a girl thru read more
Jun 23, 2016
Lil-Bird (All reviews)
There are some series that leaves an impact on the consumer, whether positive or negative, influencing or degrading, enjoyable or painful. They fall into a specific spectrum of very good or very bad. But then there are the in-betweeners, some which have good qualities but still missed their mark more times than acceptable, or are of the “so bad, it's good” due to managing to hold on to some charm that saves it from the trash bin. Others, however, manage to find comfort in the very middle by just “being there”, not picking a side and not making an impression good or bad enough to read more
Jun 23, 2016
Stark700 (All reviews)
Netoge is the type of show where it’s pretty much every school, game tropes, and roleplay coming together in one package. The English title is “And you thought there is never a girl online?” The first thought that popped into my head reminds me of the second season of Sword Art Online. To sum it easily, it’s a show that blends fantasy and reality. From the real life perspective that shifts into the MMO world, Netoge is probably a show you’ll enjoy if you’re familiar with storytelling related to such themes. Otherwise, this could just be another blend LN adapted series that serves no more read more


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