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Poll: Net-juu no Susume Episode 1 Discussion

Dec 11, 2017 11:08 AM

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People make characters of different gender that don't look like them... they play the game just to enjoy it and have funny... no death game or trapping in the MMO... THE CHARACTERS AREN'T HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!!! NANI!!!... WOW, I think it's first time I see MMO-anime done right... or should I say done realistically.

Needless to say I enjoyed this first episode quite a lot and I already can tell that I will have fun marathon through it.

Given the title I expect that not all episodes will be like this one... but if I am to say anything just based on a single episode then... I have nothing to complain about as this anime does not lie, we are told that this is a story about neets playing game and that's exactly what we get.
Dec 12, 2017 6:52 PM

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This looks amazing!!! Can't wait!
Dec 21, 2017 4:19 PM

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now that I'm thinking better... this could be a good yuri story...

2 girls, 1 playing a male character and the other a female... then in real life they meet but the girl playing the female character thought the person playing the male character would be a boy... but no...

Well, the rest you can guess.

Dec 21, 2017 11:59 PM

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oh my god it's old Tomoko XD
Dec 22, 2017 5:54 AM

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Anathor said:
I've been playing MMOs for years, and so far only a single time I found a girl playing a male and the reason was similar to males playing females "Don't want to watch a dude/girl butt all day long". I actually only played male characters up unting a couple years ago. I always asked myself why people played gender-swapped characters (didn't know about the above answer yet); so decided to give it a try with a female alt...well since then I've only been playing female characters xD. I think I made around 10? female alts in gw2 alone..That game especially has an "endgame" focused around fashion wars, and doing it with a female character is a whole other story. Not to mention that I tend to like female characters animations better, usually.

Well that was quite the digress..anyway I liked the premise of gender-swapped MCs in an MMO. I think this might be a very average anime; but nonetheless I still think I'm going to enjoy it, based on what I've seen so far.

Yeah that is pretty much the biggest reason to play the opposite gender. And a double-reason for many women as well. You may have only known 1, but you could have potentially played with hundreds or thousands, because most of us don't tell our gender in the game, or only talk in private chats. If you join a group of girl gamers there is pretty apparent population of women irl who play male characters, and even more so in the Yaoi/BL communities where seeing beautiful male characters is the ultimate desire (same as guys who want to see attractive girl characters).
There is also more exploration having been done within the BL community because of BL Games having us play the POV of a guy (and many of us realizing how much happier we are when we're not treated as, well, women, but rather gay men among men).

I've actually led much happier gaming life when I was identifying as a gay man, than when I became more open as female, but you still get treated with more respect even if you're openly female as long as you play a male character, because most straight guys will still be repelled from hitting on you or having nasty thoughts about you, from seeing your character as a dude, lol. Worst is the trolls who refuse to accept you're female irl or who are openly sexist because they don't think you'll care as a "fellow" man.

I think it also depends on the game, because I've noticed some games have a much higher amount of girls openly playing as guy characters, especially anime-style games that have the cuter/prettier male characters or games that have over-sexualized female characters. And certain communities in Second Life, particularly their anime community is very populated with people playing as opposite-sex anime avatars on both sides. About 90% of the good-looking (bishounen) anime male characters I've talked with on Second Life were young adult women IRL, and same vice versa for about 90% of the cute/sexy anime girls I've talked to ending up being male adults IRL.

Because I've grown up with this around me as the norm, I just sort of saw people's avatars as simply reflections of what they find attractive or admirable. I think that actually makes it a bit easier to find like-minded people you may get along with, similar to fashion.
Modified by Pikangie, Dec 22, 2017 6:13 AM
Dec 30, 2017 3:45 PM

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Well, interesting first episode. I skipped this when it was airing basically cause i don't play games at all, any less mmo stuff, and i also don't like game-centered anime, so i was thinking this wasn't the right choice for me. But since it was so fervently recommended to me, i thought i'd give it a try.

Surprisingly, i could follow most stuff without problem (when it comes to mmo dynamics i'm lost so i thought i'd miss stuff), and the MC look just too freaking adorable. I really like the fact that they play different role genre as those irl.
How cute.
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Dec 30, 2017 8:14 PM

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For it being another MMORPG related anime, this one seems rather fun at first glance! The pacing was also quite spot on if you ask me, so I'm really looking forwards to see what this story will offer!
Jan 12, 2018 7:29 PM

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So yeah, I have ambivalent feelings at the end of the first episode.

The cons are pretty obvious. There is basically no character development at all apart from the main character. They jumped into it way too quickly. Within about 3 minutes, it went from "she created an account" to "she is friends with 7 people and they've been a squad for a while". That part... hurt my expectations. I mean, I know, you can't do a lot with 12 episodes, but this is Storymaking 101... you can't just bullshit your way through the first episode. Maybe they just wanted to get to the core of it, but it's too big of a sacrifice. Moreover, that part where she kept abandoning Lily is never really explained - perhaps it was because of her conversation with the guild's head, but even that was inconsistent in placement.

On the plus side, it was painfully adorable. I like the idea of the girl pretending to be a boy online, and how she finds the other girl adorable. This definitely feels like a feel-good anime, and that convenience store scene was unbeatable. I think they're pushing the idea that the guy in the convenience store is playing as Lily, but I bet you (based on the sheer number of characters dispalayed at the end) it's simply leading us astray. He probably plays a different character in the same guild. Anyway, it has room for improvement, but it's definitely not out of my book yet.

[Edit after episode 2] Nah I'm totes wrong. Lily is definitely that guy.
Modified by primaski, Jan 12, 2018 8:27 PM
Jan 17, 2018 6:20 AM

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both are Traps man with girl char & woman with man char & they hit off so fast lol

the reveal will be hilarious

but the guy with girl char actually knows guild master in real life, near the Christmas tree the black haired guy was guild master & he was the 4eye they made it 2obwious
Jan 25, 2018 5:21 AM

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1st episode and already better than Overlord. This is the type of "gaming" anime that I'd prefer with a balance of irl and fantasy.
Mar 5, 2018 9:34 AM

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Start this anime series, because I was supported by people I know, otherwise I would not have taken into consideration. My impression is that I had a long time ago when I started the vision and then interrupt it: the protagonist is nice, the intertwining of real and virtual life is not bad, narration a little flicker and quality of the drawings very rough. I still have to evaluate the music sector carefully.
Mar 9, 2018 5:07 AM
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A first episode that does nothing wrong.
Find it refreshing it is a girl controlling the male avatar, even if she is a bit of a perverted (probably likes yuri to).

It is kinda amusing that the cute female avatar is probably that dude she found out while shopping.
Mar 31, 2018 11:51 AM

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I'm getting a few SAO vibes, especially from that pub guild scene.
Apr 1, 2018 8:05 PM

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The relationship between the two mains is more compelling in the first episode then all the shoe horned in romances I see. It's already winning.
Apr 9, 2018 5:13 AM

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I hope they will found out about their IRL genders soon, because I feel like watching homo romance so far. I mean, they are both traps, Two - gives you + in math, but they don't know that yet, so they willingly flirting with same gender. It's confusing.
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Apr 10, 2018 4:45 AM

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Cool very relatable in the sense that you don't know if the female players are actually female IRL lmao
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May 3, 2018 12:15 AM

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LOL that made me really happy.
Oct 24, 2018 4:18 PM

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Decent first episode. The comedy was boring until the supermarket scene. Let's watch what happens next.
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Oct 24, 2018 10:44 PM

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"I chose the NEET life" hahaha
Nov 16, 2018 6:57 AM

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Omg omg I really like this anime. I've been looking for a series like this, that's more RPG style. There are game animes out there, but it's more like a fantasy world. Not a lot of move based stuff and definitely no item equip leveling up. Starting off with a stick was AWESOME LMAO

I hope the IRL characters fall in love like they do in the game :') gives me back some nostalgia from SAO huehuehue C:
Mar 10, 3:30 PM
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So is that guy GAY right???
Mar 23, 1:38 AM
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Really love the OP and ED!
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