Recovery of an MMO Junkie First Impressions

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Synopsis

Morioka Moriko (♀) is 30, single, and a NEET. She has dropped out of the real world. Searching for a safe place, the place she ended up… is the online world!!

“This world is crap.”

Morioka Moriko has become a complete NEET and in search for a more fulfilling life, she ends up travelling to the online world. The place she ended up was an online game.

In the world of this online game, Moriko starts a new life as a refreshing, handsome, young man with silky hair named Hayashi. However, she’s an obvious noob and ends up dying numerous times when a lovely girl named “Lily” lends her a helping hand.

“She’s an angel!”

After meeting Lily, she gains a trusted ally and her online gaming life becomes rather fulfilling. Meanwhile IRL, she ends up having a shocking encounter with a mysterious blonde-haired, blue-eyed, handsome, elite salaryman named Sakurai Yuuta.

After meeting him, the real world starts to change and starts effecting her online world as well?!

What will become of Moriko’s fulfilling online life?!

In search for true fulfillment…

You should log into this world where online and reality intersect! (from Crunchyroll)

Review

Recovery of an MMO Junkie wasn’t on my radar going into this season, but boy am I glad I gave it a shot. Moriko, a self-proclaimed elite NEET, is instantly likable from the very beginning. In a medium where it’s unusual to have a main character over 17, having a 30 year old lead who acts her age is really refreshing. Moriko always seems tired and world-weary, while simultaneously getting exited about silly details in her new MMO. Her goofy faces and reactions are one of the high points of the episode. The other high point is her relationship with Lily. They’re conversations are always charmingly dorky-they obviously like each other, but they’re also obviously shy and awkward. It’s a sweet relationship to watch and it’s easy to get invested in. The show hasn’t made that big of a deal about the two of them playing characters of the opposite gender, but that leaves room for some interesting commentary on gender if the show decides to go that route. If not, it’s still a charming comedy with a likable cast-more than enough for me to recommend.

Recommendation: Watch

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