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Posted 10/17/17 , edited 10/17/17
I just realized: Recovery of an MMO Junkie isn't horrible. It isn't boring. It isn't making stupid mistakes. I actually trust it to do what it intends, and to do it well. It isn't great, but still. Good job, show.


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Female protagonist... in her thirties...


Joking aside, it's been pretty cute so far, but that's about it. I intend to keep watching, but it's looking like this'll be more of a guilty pleasure than anything particularly substantive.

I do find it funny how serious most MMO characters appear in fiction. My characters are always "characters" in that I'm deliberately screwing with people: like an evil, cow-worshiping part-demon named "Peaches."


I don't play any MMOs, and the only MMO-related anime I've seen is Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, which I don't think is typical of the genre. Do any other such anime touch upon the human aspects of MMOs, like maintaining guilds, showing up at certain times of the day, talking about their lives in-game, and such? Given that MMO Junkie does address these things, I wouldn't be surprised if it also threw in some of the facetiousness you mention.
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Posted 10/18/17 , edited 10/18/17
great anime on being a hikkimori
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Not a lot of discussion here but I'll throw in my 2p - I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this!

I have never seen a female protagonist like this in any anime so it was a great surprise, particularly as I particularly relate to her. Although kind of in reverse - I gave up MMOs and joined life and a career rather than vice versa.

It's not the deepest, most meaningful or intelligently written anime, but I feel it has heart.

My anime of the season is def Magus Bride, but yeah was really surprised by how good this was.

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just waiting for both of them to realize their online identities now.
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just waiting for both of them to realize their online identities now.


Yes! So excited lol Ah and I thought my poor heart was dead - this series revived it!
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Posted 10/18/17 , edited 10/18/17
So good and relatable honestly sums up mmo's really well also.
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I'm expecting at least two of the characters to be a married couple. I have never been in a guild in my 13 years of WoW that didn't have one married couple. Usually the GMs actually.
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Is this going to be romance anime? I feel like it's going to be something like that, but first episode was pretty interesting.
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HanaMachine wrote:

Is this going to be romance anime? I feel like it's going to be something like that, but first episode was pretty interesting.


Going to be? I to think it already is
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auroraloose wrote:

I don't play any MMOs, and the only MMO-related anime I've seen is Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, which I don't think is typical of the genre. Do any other such anime touch upon the human aspects of MMOs, like maintaining guilds, showing up at certain times of the day, talking about their lives in-game, and such? Given that MMO Junkie does address these things, I wouldn't be surprised if it also threw in some of the facetiousness you mention.

A few in the genre sort of touch on life existing outside the game world, but I can't recall it ever being given much focus.

The more attention you draw to, "It's just a game," the more it builds upon the subconscious, "These are just characters in a story," sense you get with any work of fiction.. Like an added degree of separation from reality and/or real consequences, if that makes sense.

Most of them seem to go the, "SAO route," of incorporating death or trapping everyone inside the game to make it easier to develop narrative tension.
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iriomote wrote:


auroraloose wrote:


A few in the genre sort of touch on life existing outside the game world, but I can't recall it ever being given much focus.


Hmm... would And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online? count?
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domvina wrote:

Hmm... would And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online? count?

That one didn't occur to me, though I suppose it does.

I was thinking along the lines of anime set primarily in an MMO/game that reference the real world. They kind of went the complete opposite route, where most of the focus is on their interactions and development in real life and they refer to the game. (Sort of like Btooom or whatever it was called.)

Other than the final story arc, the game itself didn't really play a direct role in the story. Even in the final arc, the "consequences" of failing the PVP event are directly tied to their school festival - because there'd be no narrative tension without that "real world" hook.

Thinking on it, I believe .hack/sign may be an example of a story set primarily inside an MMO with frequent reminders that the other characters have lives outside it, but it's been a long time since I saw it. I can't recall the other characters treating the game world as flippantly as actual gamers in that show either though.
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kkmenchi wrote:


HanaMachine wrote:

Is this going to be romance anime? I feel like it's going to be something like that, but first episode was pretty interesting.


Going to be? I to think it already is


Lol I hope it’s a cute one and not an in your face cheesy one. Lol
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Posted 10/19/17 , edited 10/19/17
Watched the first two episodes yesterday. Loved it to bits.
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I really like how how this show deals with social relationships. The first episode felt underwhelming but episode 2 and 3 impressed me much more now that I'm getting used to the style of this anime.

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