Hey, welcome back! So here we go again with another episode review from our Anime REvisited pick; And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online! It’s time for episode number four so here we go!
Sometime after Rusian (Hideki) declared his love for Nekohime (Ms. Sato), he decided to go off on his own and find another guild to be a part of. Through his travels he did find one, however the guild master upon interviewing Rusian told him that in real life; they are hardcore, never-seen-the-sun-in-months, gamers. If he’s not prepared to forfeit his own career or drop out of high school, then without a doubt the guild master told Rusian that this guild was not for him. (In fact they game so hard that they’re able to max out all of their stats and reincarnate; taking all of their character’s former skills and traits with them to their new character.) This of course is the story he told Ako, who along with Akane and Kyo is still trying to get her to see the difference between the game, and reality.
Back at the gaming club the usual nerdy shenanigans continue; with Kyo telling the others that a new patch update contains a mystery box that players can get, for a small fee. Akane of course is doing her best to keep her school rep in-check; that is until her best friend finds out which pretty much causes her to enter an “anime depression” state. While that’s happening in the real world, Rusian and Ako spend some time having fun and going different places – almost as if they’re a real-life couple. They eventually run into Nekohime; who happened to be with her old guild mates (one of which is a reference to a certain sword wielder from Final Fantasy VII), but Rusian wanted nothing to do with Neko’s crazy fanbase so he and Ako fled the scene.
Somewhere in the mix they encountered a new player named Seti; who Rusian helped so that she can learn about her skills and play the game a little better. Although it’s not fully translated in the real world, Ako is now unsure that with these girls chatting with Rusian (first Nekohime and now Seti) in the game, that she’s afraid he would be faithful to her. Mind you; this is only in the game, but could it be that IRL Ako might be having feelings for IRL Hideki?
If you haven’t gotten the chance to see this series yet, I’d say don’t go into it with super-high expectations. It’s a rom-com about net gamer issues, romance, and school life. It’s one of those anime titles that while the plot doesn’t grab you right away, some of the characters like Ako are relatable to a certain degree. Most of the people in the anime community are net gamers as well; and some are even hardcore grinders like the guild master that Rusian met earlier in the episode. Nevertheless it’s a decent comedy that doesn’t go crazy with fanservice, so if you think it’s right up your alley, give this title a shot!
That’s it for this review, so until next post, stay nerdy! 😉