Moriko Morioka is a 30-year-old single NEET woman. After dropping out from reality, she has taken off in search for a fulfilling life and ended up in a net game or "netoge." In the netoge world, she began her new life as a refreshing and handsome character named Hayashi. While starting out as a beginner, a pretty character named Lily reached out to help her. Meanwhile, in the real world, awaits a shocking encounter with a good-looking elite company employee, a mysterious blue-eyed blonde.
If you're wandering around MAL thinking which one you should watch , then you are just like how I was a few weeks ago but then I saw this and thought I'd give this a shot and well .... I'm not disappointed . It's an original story to me that doesn't seem like much at first at least nothing more than a typical romance MMO but it becomes better with each episode as you get to know the characters and their feelings , speaking of characters , not only the protagonists are created with thought but also the supporting ones and their voice actors have
done a pretty good job . The graphics are kinda realistic ( at least in the real world version ) and really colorful so you won't be getting bored of it . you can probably read the synopsis on MAL so I'm gonna skip it but the sounding kinda lacks , you don't really hear much background music or any specific background sound to make the anime feel special .
overall it's worth the time and cute at times so give it a go :)
I'm only two episodes in and I can tell I'm gonna love this series. Nowadays when an anime discuss the topic of "NEET"s it's a heavy-handed, "become normal" preach-fest. I'm not a NEET myself, but why watch something that dogs your main character throughout the series? Luckily this show tackles the issue in such a relatable way that it feels charming. I laughed a few times, and both the main male and main female are relatable and interesting. Great show so far, can't wait to finish.
Moriko is quickly becoming one of my favorite female anime chars. She's awesome. She's just self-aware enough to realize
her situation is on the bad side but real enough to do what she loves. She doesn't come across as too pitiful (you usually feel pity when the char gets scorned) or too arrogant. She's like the perfect concoction of introversion and healthy self-esteem. I assume that the show may go in the, "you need to change" direction, like Chunnibyou did, but I have faith that this show will tackle it correctly, instead of just, "you're a worthless NEET, become normal or die" stichk.
~Net-Juu No Susume
(Please read this!)
I have to start with characters because damn this has to be one of my most favorite series now!
The characters to me just have this special vibe, and the fact that I have been in this exact scenario as the MC makes me enjoy him/her even more. This has to be the first time I have seen anime pull off a video game persona to a character so well that they actually are enjoyable in both rather tha having split personalities.And the balance between the scenes in IRL and In-Game are just the most beautiful I have ever seen.
This is a well-executed character development for both MCs and supporting characters who actually play a role in shaping the stories! Heck even Netoge and SAO fail to pull this off so Good Job!
The OP to this song might as well be the "Sasageyo!" of the fall season as the modern-esk soundtrack that accompany this show's style and animation match in perfectly with the story and makes it feel more enjoyable.I myself have listened to the OP by itself without watching it which rarely happens so I say this is a pass!
I really do love they way the story portrays the MCs in both their real life and In-Game! Obviously the In-Game personas have bigger eyes and a more anime like character design which at first pissed me off like how everyone reacted when Koi-To-Uso first came out. But actually it is enjoyable and is a good contrasting choice. So much so that even Netoge for gosh sake can't even compete with this choice as in the anime Netoge, the characters both look the same both IRL and In-game, which at this point you you is a very bad decision! So luckily they did not make that mistake here!
I must admit this plot also seems a bit over-used. But they make it special by adding their own plot twist and actaully having relatable characters that we can actually feel about. Lily-chan is the most adorable this ever and actually pulls of a MC girl really well unlike for example SAO where Asuna is just dropped from interesting to the most useless pile of shit the world will ever see. (No offense to Asuna fans). So in short this plot was turned from a shit overused plot to a special one especially with the gender swapping! And they actually don't rush the MC to find out who the other MC is which is a huge Bonus!
Though only three episodes came out I can already tell that this series is starting out very strongly and I hope that it stays that was for the rest of the episodes to come!