Recovery of an MMO Junkie

Net-juu no Susume

MyAnimeList - 7.75
Anilist - 7.5
Kitsu - 7.85


Average Rating

For the first time since graduating high school, 30-year-old Moriko Morioka is unemployed—and she couldn't be happier. Having quit her long-standing job of over 11 years, Moriko quickly turns to online games to pass her now-plentiful free time, reinventing herself as the handsome and dashing male hero "Hayashi" in the MMO Fruits de Mer. With the pesky societal obligations of the real world out of the way, she blissfully dives headfirst into the realm of the game, where she promptly meets the kind and adorable healer Lily. Befriending each other almost instantly, the two become inseparable just as Moriko herself becomes more and more engrossed in her new "life" as Hayashi. Eventually, Moriko adopts the reclusive lifestyle in its entirety, venturing out from the safety of her apartment only when absolutely necessary. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Moriko, a timid 28-year-old corporate worker named Yuuta Sakurai has also logged onto Fruits de Mer from the other side of town. Coincidentally bumping into each other at the convenience store one night, both write off their meeting as no more than just another awkward encounter with a stranger—however, fate has more in store for them than they think.

User Rating: 4.5 ( 2 votes)


English: Recovery of an MMO Junkie
Japanese: ネト充のススメ
Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 2017 to Dec 12, 2017
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:40 (JST)
Producers: DAX Production, flying DOG, Sony Music Communications, Tokyo MX, comico, East Japan Marketing & Communications, Crunchyroll SC Anime Fund
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Signal.MD
Source: Web manga
Genres: Game, Comedy, Romance
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Kazuyoshi Yaginuma – Director
Hozumi Gouda – Sound Director
Kei Suezawa – Episode Director, Animation Director, Key Animation
Kazuyuki Fudeyasu – Script, Series Composition
More >>

Theme Songs

OP1: “Saturday Night Question (サタデー・ナイト・クエスチョン)” by Megumi Nakajima
ED1: “Hikari, Hikari (ひかり、ひかり)” by Yuuka Aisaka

Episode List

01: ♀ IRL, ♂ Online
02: We Don’t Know a Thing
03: You and I, the Cowards
04: Like a Maiden in Love
05: Secret Triangle
06: I’m So Embarrassed I Could Die!
07: You and I, and Me and You
08: One Step Forward
09: I Call That Feeling Marble
10: On a Moonlit Evening



Saw the first two episodes at AWA and the crowd was going hysterical. This rom-com might be the sleeper hit of the season. Thumbs up.

Indigo 🌸

TFW no 30 year old NEET gf


A true hidden gem, this series does so much right with romance. I only wish it wasn’t over so I could spend more time with these two.


You can relate alot to it if you are familiar with MMO games. A very charming show!


relatable without being cringe. the romance can be slightly slow but it does progress in a realistic and mature way. i’m gay for lily


This show was way better than it had any right to be, but I could’ve used more episodes on the character development of the supporting cast.


The only thing noteworthy about this series is the director’s anti-semitic controversy. It’s cute but that’s not enough for me; just boring.


    Loli Killer

    Nep Nep