April 07, 2016

Netoge -- ep 1

It's another comedy anime about online fantasy RP gamers, except that this time they're trying to tell a story, in full length episodes.

I got about two thirds of the way through the first episode and realized I just didn't care. The basic story is that Our Hero, a guy, plays a guy character in a very popular MMORPG and he eventually became enraptured with a catgirl in the game and confessed his love to her.

And she was grateful but she admitted that the human behind the character was a middle-aged man. Our Hero was traumatized by this.

Flash forward a couple of years and he's part of a gaming guild with two other guys and one girl (as characters) and eventually one of them suggests they should meet IRL. So they do, and it turns out that the other two guys are actually girls, too. And they all attend the same high school.

One of them is the student body president. One is a flat-chested blonde with twintails who isn't a tsundere because she never makes it to dere. And the team's girl is also a girl, who is playing under her real name "Ako".

There's supposed to be a story about Ako not having very good social skills IRL and the other three trying to help her, but...

I just don't give a damn. There's a fair amount of eye candy and it'll be worth plundering in about 3 months, but it ain't worth watching.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in General Anime at 03:19 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 I enjoyed it greatly. Might be the experience of having a lot of "friends", people you spend a lot of time with but don't actually know about a lot in real life.

One of my old friends, from over a decade ago, actually used to "play" as an online girl in WOW. He'd noticed that he got treated better as a "girl" and so played it up a little. Ended up in his guild and sworn to secrecy. I've since had him over to visit on an occasion or two when work took him into town, and he's a great guy, but he'd fit into this show like a -glove-.

Or it might be the whole fist of Kraken I had earlier. Overdid it a bit...

Always played as guys as my main character, myself. I've got a tank tendency.

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at April 08, 2016 12:31 AM (v29Tn)

2 I knew someone from my squadron in Air Warrior who even got married. Life online was very different back then though.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at April 08, 2016 12:33 AM (XOPVE)

3 My last online relationship didn't go well. Though I've still got a daughter from it, of sorts...

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at April 08, 2016 12:45 AM (v29Tn)

4 I can't help but think of this when I read that comment Avatar.

Posted by: ubu at April 08, 2016 01:54 PM (SlLGE)

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