Anime review: Net-juu no Susume

Greetings people. I’ve been thinking as of lately to change my site appearance. Maybe to a somewhat soft light version. I mean, I like dark, but it may hurt for other people’s eyes I guess? I wish I could actually buy a plan, but I’m too much of a cheapskate for that since the money I get now is all going to the university I want to get in.

That aside, let’s rant a bit about this anime. I remember the trailer and it already got me hooked up. I wanted to read the manga, but there wasn’t much translated at the time so unfortunate. The seiyuu of Yuuto Sakurai is one of my favourite seiyuu, it’s Takahiro Sakurai. Incidentally, they have the same name. Just wanted to share that for a little bit so let’s continue.

Net-juu no Susume theme 1

Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Net-juu no Susume theme 3

Opinion

To be honest, it was quite different from what I expected it to be. I don’t mean it negatively, it’s actually surprising. I liked it even better than what I expected. It was really refreshing to see.

The story itself had a nice flow and good character development. The growth between the two is on a calm pace too. All in all, it’s a very stable story. Not many surprises, but the development was at least not too cliché. I saw some scenes where you think “Wow, this again huh?”, but it wasn’t bothersome.

Character development was quite obvious and at an okay pace. Not really bad. Not much to say really about it. It’s your classical, “Ah, I love you” and “Oh no, what does he/she think of me”.

The art was kind of how most things are, so it was likeable. Nothing too special, but I everything had pretty much a bright view. I like the game designs. Really cute and cool.

And with this positive outlook, I’ll give it an 8/10. The music is nice in it too btw. You should listen to it if you haven’t done that yet.

 

And this was it for this week once again. See you next week then!

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