ANIME & MANGA - Review
11:00 - 10th August 2016, by NEO Staff

Real Account: Volume 1

Thought it was impossible for there to be another manga about players being sucked into a virtual world when an online game goes bad? You were wrong!

In real life, Ataru Kashiwagi is a bit of a loner, an orphan who is ashamed of the poverty he lives in. But on Real Account, he has over a thousand followers – ‘friends’, as he calls them. How helpful will they really be when he and all the other users get sucked into the game by a shady, murderous hacker?

The new rules of this game are simple – die in the game, die in real life. But there’s a twist – if you die, so do your followers. And, you can only return to the real world if you beat all the levels of the game.

Although it initially seems like another instalment in an already-crowded genre, Real Account’s social media theme raises questions of the nature of human relationships in a virtual world.

Engrossing and thought-provoking, this is not just another ‘player trapped in a game’ manga!
SCORE: 4.5/5
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