Recovery of an MMO Junkie / Net-juu no Susume
Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Game, MMO, Reality vs. Fantasy
First Aired: Fall 2017, 10 episodes
Summary: Moriko Morioka has quit her long-time job and is looking for a change. As it currently stands she is a 30-year-old NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). Morioka finds a new home in the online world as the male hero “Hayashi” in the MMO Fruits de Mer. She becomes obsessed with the game and her new friend, the female hero Lily. The two travel together as Lily helps her become accustomed to the game and assist with the learning curve that Hayashi is having a difficult time with. Morioka increasingly becomes a recluse until she bumps into Yuuta Sakurai at the convenience store. A chance meeting…or is it?
Recovery of an MMO Junkie is a highly character-driven series. Within single characters are multiple characters. Where some MMO series focus solely on the in-game character or real-life individual, Recovery shows both sides. You get acquainted with both Moriko and Hayashi, Lily and Yuuta. It was interesting to see the development of both the male and female side of Moriko and Hayashi.
You might enjoy this if: You have ever dreamed of taking a hard break on reality and sliding into the void of the virtual world, a magical fantasy realm with no responsibilities.
You might not like it if: You don’t want to see the aftermath of what might actually happen if you choose to take a hard break on reality.
Note to the Viewer: Recovery of an MMO Junkie began as a webtoon on the Comico app. As of now there are only two manga volumes.
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