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I have wanted to watch this one for the longest time. I did see it want to watch when it first came out, but Autumn is stressful for me with exams and starting school. However, I was hooked by the look of this one, due to the fact that is was about an MMO player, and how they interacted with people in real life.
As always here are the rules:
Well, let's see what the world of MMO's has to offer us. This is: Recovery of an MMO Junkie.
I love the opening, Saturday Night Question doesn't feel like a J-Pop opening, which is it's biggest strength. The visuals themselves are hard to make sense of, but I like them anyways.(No links this time, the song is hard to find on YT.)
"I'm not your average NEET schmuck."
"I chose the NEET life"
"I'm a elite NEET."
Those are the words of Morioka Moriko, a thirty year old corporate drop out. For those not in the know, a NEET is someone in anime who is Not in Education, Employment or Training(Thanks Maku). Does bring into question how she is paying rent, but whatever. She has to find a new MMORPG to play because NanterSG has shut down and she finds a game called Fruits De Mur.
Anyways, she makes a hot guy character.
After getting her ass kicked, she meet a cute girl named Lily, who helps her with the missions(Don't worry, this is Yuri, we'll to get that soon) and some time passes to where she becomes skilled at the game, and ends up falling for Lily, to the point where she wants to get a gift for Lily.
Nothing much else happens, however, where this shows shines is the moment to moment humour and character interactions.
When I saw Hayashi interact with his guild, it felt like they were a family. Shows how games can bring people together, though I will knock MMO Junkie for the fact it doesn't real show the effect in the real world. I understand that this can be seen as bad pacing, but the show is only 10 episodes. However, the one scene we do get of Moriko going to a shop is really funny, where she is hungry for chicken, and gets in the funnest circumstance.
I also don't talk about ending themes in first impressions(They don't play them, they either use the OP, or just let the show roll), but here they play one. Hikari,Hikari is such a good song. The visuals also complement the song so well, showing off characters we are going to meet along the way.
Overall I am really looking forward to where this goes. Let me know what you guys think of the first episode in the comments below!
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Written by Nana Marfo
Recovery of an MMO Junkie(Recommendation of the Wonderful Virtual Life)(C)Comico