Get ready to tune in, turn on, and drop out, because the latest addition to Crunchyroll’s Fall 2017 line-up is Recovery of an MMO Junkie (known as Net-juu no Susume or “Recommendation of the Wonderful Virtual Life” in Japan), a TV anime based on the gender-bending online romantic comedy web manga by Rin Kokuyou about a frustrated 30 year old NEET women who finds new purpose as a handsome hero in an online game.
Crunchyroll describes Recovery of an MMO Junkie as follows:
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!
The original Net-juu no Susume web manga is serialized on the comico website. The Recovery of an MMO Junkie TV anime is directed by Kazuyoshi Yaginuma and Saori Den and features animation by Signal.MD. The series will begin its Japanese broadcast in October of 2017.
Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.