Crunchyroll to Stream Recovery of an MMO Junkie's Episode 11 OVA on December 15
posted on by Justin Piselli
The episode debuted in Japan on the anime's Blu-ray Disc box set, which shipped on Friday. The episode features two original short stories: "Riajū no Susume" (Recommendation of Real Life), where a "certain person" visits Moriko's apartment in real life, and "Moriko no Fruits de Mer ni Log-in Shimashita" (Moriko's Log-in to Fruits de Mer), where Moriko herself enters the world of an MMO as a hero who must rescue "Princess Sakura."
(Note: The first video below is region-locked and can't be viewed in the U.S., Mexico, South Korea, Australia, or New Zealand.)
Funimation describes the story:
30-year-old Moriko Morioka has given up on reality! Forget dating and responsibilities—she's escaping to the world of online gaming. Here, she starts a new life as the handsome character Hayashi who, while learning the game, receives help from a beauty named Lily. The longer she plays, the more attached she grows, and soon her online connection will lead to an exciting IRL encounter!
Kazuyoshi Yaginuma directed the anime as Signal.MD (Ancien and the Magic Tablet, Atom The Beginning), and Saori Den served as assistant director. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Yatterman Night, Monster Musume) handled series composition, Senbon Umishima (Black Bullet, She and Her Cat -Everything Flows-) designed the characters, and Conisch (Hetalia: World Series, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal) composed the music.
The anime is based on Rin Kokuyo's Neto-Jū no Susume (Recommendation of the Wonderful Virtual Life) manga. The manga runs on the Comico manga website and app, but has been on hiatus since July 2015 due to the author's health.