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The 13 Best Anime Like Recovery of an MMO Junkie

Updated May 31, 2019 913 votes 291 voters 11.6k views13 items

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Recovery of an MMO Junkie debuted in Winter 2017, and it was met with some serious love from the anime community. Not only is it an adorable rom-com about two people finding love through video games it's also one of a small handful of anime that actually features adult protagonists.

Are there great anime like Recovery of an MMO Junkie to watch when you're finished? Absolutely! If you loved MMO Junkie for its rare focus on the lives of adult characters, you should put Wotakoi or ReLife on your list. If you were more captivated by the idea people's real lives merging with virtual ones, No Game No Life might be a new favorite. If you're interested in the struggles of the socially awkward, try Watamote. Whatever your interests, there's something on this list for you.

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  • If you're looking for another anime about grown-up nerds in love, try Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku. When Narumi Momose starts a new job, she's hoping to keep her passion for Boy's Love manga and video games a secret - but when it turns out that her old friend Hirotaka Nifuji also works there, her secret gets out. Can she be her true self in a relationship with Nifuji, or will she keep on hiding who she really is? This heartwarming romantic comedy will give you the same warm feelings that MMO Junkie does,

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    • After a terrible experience involving a coworker taking her own life, 27-year-old Arata Kaizaki has given up on the corporate world and is working odd jobs to make ends meet while lying about his position. When he gets the opportunity to act as a test subject for an unusual project - he will be transformed into a younger version of himself and relive a year of high school - he jumps at the chance. Though Kaizaki's reasons for leaving the corporate arena are explored in more detail than Moriko's are, both of them leave their "real" lives behind in order to indulge in a form of escapism that leads to some level of healing.

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      • Hikari Tsutsui is a nerdy loner who prefers anime and video games to reality. When he meets his classmate Iroha Igarashi, he doesn't expect her to be an exception to this - in fact, she's everything that Hikari thinks he doesn't like in real life girls. It turns out that Iroha is actually a lot nicer than Hikari expects her to be, and the two begin to form a genuine relationship. Like MMO Junkie, this show takes a socially awkward otaku who has more or less given up on enjoying life and gives them the opportunity to spread their wings a little bit. 

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        • Ako Tamaki doesn't want to go to school or talk to other people. In fact, all she wants is to stay at home and play an MMO with her reluctant in-game husband, Hideki "Rusian" Nishimura - who also happens to go to her school along with two other members of their guild. Meanwhile, Hideki is trying desperately to keep his in-game life and his real-life separate and not fall for the real world version of Ako, due to a bad experience he had by doing that in the past. Over the course of the series, Ako and Hideki help each other combine their gaming lives and their real lives in a healthy and positive way. 

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