The main question that is looming over the fans of 'Recovery of an MMO Junkie' is that if there is going to be a second season or not.
'Recovery of an MMO Junkie' or 'Net-juu no Susume' is a popular Japanese Manga series that is authored by Rin Kokuyō. After the success of the manga, a television adaptation of the show was undertaken that was directed by Kazuyoshi Yaginuman that aired from October to December 2017. The first season of the anime was widely successful among the fans of the anime and the newcomers alike and naturally, they are wondering when the second season of the show is going to air. Fans are already speculating that Signal.MD, the studio that handled the first season will give a green signal for a second season anytime now, but honestly, there is still a chance that the show might not be renewed for a second season. Even though the original manga has provided some hints that it will go on, but nothing new has been released as of now. Because of the lack of source materials, the second season might face some delay. The creator of the anime, Rin Kokuyo began to publish the anime online in 2013 and in 2015 the series was picked up by Kadokawa, which published the remaining two volumes of the series. Currently, it has 87 chapters in Japanese, where the first 15 chapters are available for everyone to read for free on the internet. The English translation of the manga series was never really released and only chapters 1-6 are translated by fans. Sadly for the fans, the manga has not released any new content since 2015 because the author fell sick. An official message was released that read, "Currently, Ms. Rin’s physical condition has not reached the point where the manga can be serialized. It is still a situation where she needs rest…. Thank you for your continued patronage and apologies from the bottom of our hearts.” The fans of the show have a lot to worry about but all hope is not lost. Since there has been no official announcement made yet in terms of cancellation of the show, it might be very well possible that the show might come back. Keeping that thought in mind, here is everything that you need to know.
As of this writing, no release date for the show has been announced. The first season released way back in 2017 and since the finale aired, there have been no official announcements for the second primarily because of the lack of source materials. But keep an eye out for this space as we will update it as soon as something official drops. The season finale left a lot of chances for a second season to develop as it did not provide any solid conclusion.
The English dubbed episodes for season 1 of the anime can be found on Crunchyroll.
The plot of the anime follows the protagonist Moriko Morioka, who is going through a mid-life crisis and she feels really flustered with the world and the people around her. Because of all these problems, she quits the job where she has been working for the past 11 years and after doing that, she realizes that she is free and happy. Since she has an abundance of time in her hands now, she decided that she will start playing games as a means to escape her thoughts. She starts playing an RPG game called 'Fruits de Mer' where she reinvents her character who is a handsome male hero. In the gaming world, she meets a healer and starts spending more and more time at home. Similar to Moriko's situation, there a 28-year-old man named Yuuta Sakurai also looking for an escape through the world of gaming and coincidentally plays the same game as Moriko. Later in the story, both of them run into each other and they had no idea what fate has planned for them.
Since the show has not been renewed for a second season, no trailer for the second season is available as of now. But we will update it as soon as something official breaks.
Moriko Morioka- Moriko is the main protagonist of the show. Because of the world and the people around her, she becomes increasingly depressed and finally quits her job. After quitting, she realizes that she is actually happy. With her newfound freedom and ample time in hand, Moriko takes a deep dive into the world of gaming and she reinvents herself as a handsome male hero. In the same online game, she meets a healer named Lily and starts spending more and more time in the confines of her home.
Yuuta Sakurai- Described as the male protagonist of the show, he is suffering from the same feeling of helplessness and despair as Moriko did. He also joins the gaming world as a means to escape his depressing reality. Although he might come off as an introverted and an aloof person, once you get to know him well, he turns out to be really soft-hearted and caring person. He really likes Moriko but he cannot express his desire since he is really shy and timid, and she also feels very awkward around her.
Lily- She is the female character who meets Morkio in the same gaming world. Unknown to Moriko, her character is played by none other than Yuuta.