Net-juu no Susume

Recovery of an MMO Junkie

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Synonyms: Netojuu no Susume, Recommendation of the Wonderful Virtual Life
Japanese: ネト充のススメ
English: Recovery of an MMO Junkie
German: Recovery of an MMO Junkie
Spanish: Recovery of An MMO Junkie
French: Recovery of an MMO Junkie
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Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 2017 to Dec 12, 2017
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:40 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Signal.MD
Source: Web manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Video GameVideo Game
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.541 (scored by 246346246,346 users)
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Ranked: #16722
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Popularity: #478
Members: 466,255
Favorites: 2,391

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For the first time since graduating high school, 30-year-old Moriko Morioka is unemployed—and she couldn't be happier. Having quit her long-standing job of over 11 years, Moriko quickly turns to online games to pass her now-plentiful free time, reinventing herself as the handsome and dashing male hero "Hayashi" in the MMO Fruits de Mer. With the pesky societal obligations of the real world out of the way, she blissfully dives headfirst into the realm of the game, where she promptly meets the kind and adorable healer Lily. Befriending each other almost instantly, the two become inseparable just as Moriko herself becomes more and more engrossed in her new "life" as Hayashi. Eventually, Moriko adopts the reclusive lifestyle in its entirety, venturing out from the safety of her apartment only when absolutely necessary.

Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Moriko, a timid 28-year-old corporate worker named Yuuta Sakurai has also logged onto Fruits de Mer from the other side of town. Coincidentally bumping into each other at the convenience store one night, both write off their meeting as no more than just another awkward encounter with a stranger—however, fate has more in store for them than they think.

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"Saturday Night Question (サタデー・ナイト・クエスチョン)" by Megumi Nakajima

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Oct 21, 2023
Net-juu no Susume is a cute, snappily directed romantic comedy with characters that – rare for this genre – aren't incompetent, can figure things out, and promptly confront and deal with misunderstanding. The story and its central pairing are cohesively laid out in 10 episodes, and Net-juu no Susume does not drag its feet: each episode immediately kicking off with the series opening is symbolic of that. The main protagonist and NEET-by-choice Moriko Morioka is endearing, and while the overall setup of a romance bubbling from a happenstance real-life encounter between two close online friends seems a little out there, the series' characters respond realistically ...
Mar 19, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This anime was good. That's all I can really say about it.

The main characters were nice, but not complex. Similarly, the relationships were pretty nice. Nothing like A Silent Voice, but there was seemingly natural chemistry between the voice actors.

The story had an interesting take with it being from a girl's perspective primarily and based on MMO playing, but they integrated both the virtual and IRL worlds well.

Overall, I enjoyed this anime, but I would say that this is one best meant to put on and chill too rather than get super invested in.

This anime is similar to Bofuri in the sense that they ...
Dec 22, 2022
I get it, Recovery of an MMO Junkie is cute and all, but is that really enough to overlook the generic and cliched writing? The conflict is entirely caused by misunderstandings. The characters are shallow and the protagonist is an unrealistic interpretation of a NEET.

Moriko Morioka is a 30-something business dropout who has chosen to become a self-proclaimed "NEET" and plays games all day instead of working. Why did she choose this life? She felt like it, despite being good at her job she opted to throw it away playing video games instead… Don’t expect to understand what motivates the characters because their only reason ...

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