An unaired 11th episode included with the Blu-ray BOX set release of the TV series.
The episode is divided into two parts. Part A consists of Sakurai going over to Morioka's apartment in order to build her a new computer. In part B, Morioka has a dream where she and all her real life friends are characters in Fruits de Mer.
Net-juu Susume was one of the greatest anime this season, and here it is, the much awaited special of it. Honestly speaking it wasn't so good as I expected it to be, but it wasn't bad either. I'll refrain from spoilers in this review.
The story is the weakest point of the special. The episode is divided into two parts. The first part is wonderfully cute, and I am a sucker for cute romances, and I straight away rated it 10. There are a few cliche shojo scenes and I went kyaaah in he first half. But then there's the second part too, which is a
bit boring. Thus the 7/10 score.
Art is as usual. Morioka-san is darn cute and so is Lily-san. That's a plus.
Sound is terrific. The special uses the original OP and ED of the anime, and they are really good.
Nothing much to say about the character. Sakurai is great as the shy boyfriend, and Morioka, is just goddamn cute. I'd give anything to get her in real life.
Overall I'll rate this special 8. Why? Because it's damn good. Most of the anime specials are just extra episodes but this one is actually a sequel. You get more of the cute romance of the couple and some pretty doki doki going shojo moments in the first half. I'd have given it a 9 if not for the second half. It just seems like an afterthought and my hopes further got dashed when the bikini costume wasn't used(insert evil grin).
So, should you watch it? Absolutely YES. Net-juu no Susume has proved to be the sleeper hit this season and you should watch it and then see this special.
Well, since this special is an extension of the mother anime, it's safe to say that my ratings form my review of the parent anime's special the most part won't change like the Story, Sound, Character and Enjoyment, but it's a different thing for the Art and Overall. so let's get over with it:
It hasn't change when it come to the plot from its parent anime, since this anime continues where the couple has left in episode 10, here this the getting to know phase.
We still have them seiyuu portraying the characters voices, like Noto Mamiko in her natural voice as well as
the other like Sakurai Takahiro who is playing the male lead, since this anime calls for it.
well, we still have the usual gang whether in the game or in the real world.
Well, it;s nice to know that we've seen some progression.......for the 1st part that is, regardless, my rating would still be the same as the parent anime.
Now, here's the thing:
fair 6, Art:
Cu'z we now see some Morika fanservice thought briefly only, like her in her topless for with only her panty, don't expect any frontal boobies and her in a bikini armor, but only in a dream sequence, thought it would have been better if she would have wore it a little bit longer.
fair 6, Overall:
From my rating of 9 in the parent anime I've reduced it to 6, since the special didn't live up to it's episode title "Recovery of an MMO Junkie" cu'z here Mori Mori only had a half ass of a recovery, she is still a NEET, and we see her preferring to live in the MMO world with her avatar friends and girlfriend, also the awkwardness that still exist between Mori Mori and Sakura never progress beyond the real world and still Mori Mori prefer to be an introverted NEET, it's like nearly being there only to back out on the last minute , that's how I see it, so another special????????KAAAAAAAAAK PTUI!!!!!!! That's me spitting on this special.
Okay, going to write a short review for a change, I've already reviewed the anime itself after all and this is just an OVA.
This OVA is actually better than the main anime, the jokes are more amusing and their interactions are pretty nice. It doesn't have many laughs in store, but it does have quite a few smiles, far more so than the main anime.
Maybe it's because the story was completely different than the main one that it managed to be a fair bit more interesting and entertaining. Now it's more of a romcom than a slow romance story. We can watch them
as they develop their relationship for real and aren't just walking in circles around eachother while thinking too much as they talk and talk and talk about absolutely uninteresting crap. Ridiculously enough, this episode, this OVA filler, felt more realistic(well, at least the first half was realistic) and immersive than any of the 10 main episodes.
Well, the bad thing is probably that this just isn't good enough for more than one or two episodes, after that it'd turn boring. Still, it was a good episode and a great closure to the anime, instead of leaving me with a bad taste in my mouth from the main anime, I managed to rinse my mouth with this OVA, making me remember this anime in a slightly fonder light. If the other 10 episodes had a similar mood and flow to this OVA, it would've been a way better anime overall.