I am new to Otaku culture and being a anime fan myself but I know that this show is definitely better than other animes in its category. It isn't about just some loner guy getting transported to a game like world just to build a harem and so on. Honestly speaking, I was shocked when I realized how much I liked this consider my most recent endeavors throught the world of anime. I plan on watching the next season if it is to come. I've never read the manga but I am sure I would like if not love it. The noob otaku is out, anime for life!