Beneath all the tropey fanservice and boob jokes is a charming show with a good amount of heart.
While not without plot holes and a slapped-together ending, this grounds the series back down to its roots and keeps asking those very relevant questions.
This season goes deeper into the psyche of the characters and explores the concept of Virtual Reality applications, ramifications, while also showing both the benefits and risks of immersing oneself online.
A fantastically immersive love-letter to MMORPGs backed with strong emotion that makes a great Gateway Anime. Then it goes sideways for the second arc before picking up the pieces for its second season.
Beautiful visuals and enchanting story, but in the end feels like a less enchanting Ghibli knock-off. If you haven't seen many Ghibli films, watch this first so you can enjoy it.
A very solid coming of age and slice of life piece with endearing characters and some surprisingly down to earth moments. Warm Fuzzies and crying your eyes out included.