Net-juu no Susume – Episode 2 Review (Is It Evil?)
More adorable game-inspired antics await. How Evil Is Netojuu No Susume, episode 2?
This episode of Netojuu no Susume hit home for me. I don’t know how many times I would be gaming and end up losing track of time. I’ve never stayed up to 5:00am because of it (Chris Note: By accident, anyway). …But I can certainly relate with Moriko. I love how she tried to help Lily by staying up as long as she could to keep Lily and by extension Yuuta Sakurai awake.
Outside if the game Moriko seems to bump into Yuuta an awful lot. In the first episode, it was in the store. In this episode, he accidentally elbows her in the face. It looks like every time she leaves her house, she runs into him (Chris Note: Violently, in this case). I guess it really is a small world after all.
They also played with her not having a job while most of the cast does. This leads to her becoming a little paranoid and insecure about people finding out she’s an “Elite NEET,” the very thing she bragged about to herself in the last episode. Speaking of jobs we finally get a little peek as to why she quit, and it’s rather disturbing. She has a dream when she’s out cold. In it we see people all wearing the same mask and clothes walking into a building and jumping into a pit. As disturbing as the dream was, we can get a sense of why she quit in the first place. It’s an interesting little detail, and I hope we see more on what actually happened.
The art is still on par with the last episode. The characters, backgrounds, and even the weird dream all looked fine. Well, the dream was creepy, but it was supposed to be. I still find moments when Moriko is just simply adorable. Especially when dealing with the situations she gets into.
As far as characters go, we seem to get something new on the main characters every episode. We even got some backstory on the guild. I think the only time we even got exposition was in the first episode when Moriko introduced herself, and that was light.
I would say this episode is about as evil as a Super Villain. The one complaint I had about the first episode wasn’t in this one. The quality of everything else stayed the same. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Netojuu no Susume Simulcasts on Crunchyroll, Fridays at 11:00am EDT
Well, that’s all I have for you today. If you liked this review, check out our other ones from the season. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
Keep It Classy,