Net-Juu no Susume Review — B-

Two MMO players fall in love.

The start was amazing. A really adorable couple, and they have a great chemistry. Especially when they’re playing video games together. And the beginning of their relationship in real life was cute.

But then things went downhill for a while. Some of the things the boy did were honestly creepy. And, like most romance shows, there was a lot of dumb drama that could have easily been avoided if the characters were able to communicate like normal human beings. Still, it recovered nicely for the ending.

Great OP and ED. And I enjoyed the segments in the video game world especially.

Wish we had more romance shows like this that weren’t set in high school.

  • Storytelling – B – Bit of a weak middle.
  • Voice – C – Liked the MMO setup, but aside from the characters’ age, lots of it felt generic.
  • Characters – B – Main two and the guy’s friend were good, even if they often pissed me off.
  • Attention Grab – B – Kept my attention throughout.
  • Production – B – Looks fine.
  • Overall – B-


5 thoughts on “Net-Juu no Susume Review — B-

  1. Who cares that this wasn’t set in high school? For all intents and purposes, the characters ACTED like high school students. Hell, they acted like middle schoolers!

    If they hadn’t made a point of telling us these characters were all 25+, and taken the time to show them working, I never would have suspected they were older than the characters in any other dumb anime romantic comedy.

    It was certainly adorable and inoffensive, but your score of B- gets it right. This was no classic.

    1. I would imagine the above a natural perspective of someone who consumed our typical ultrasex-ultraviolence media from the crib on. But I find the two behaving quite properly with the correction for the inexperience, which, again, is not that unusual in other cultures.

    2. Yeah, I agree with Author, there are plenty of people over 25 who have no experience with romance, even in our own culture. They acted like adults in many ways and like children in others. I think that’s fine. It’s not like everyone immediately transforms into mature adults when they turn 18.

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