And you thought there is never a girl online? (ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った？ Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko Janai to Omotta? ) is the first episode of the Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko Janai to Omotta? series. It aired on April 7, 2016.
Hardcore otaku Hideki Nishimura enjoys playing a net game with other members of his online guild, and finally agrees to marry one within the game. However, when he finally meets his "wife" in real life, she is not exactly what he expects.
In the MMORPG Legendary Age, Hideki Nishimura (in-game name Rusian) receives a marriage proposal from his guild mate Ako who has been persistently asking him. Along with players Schwein and Apricot, they are members of the Alley Cats guild. In the real world, Hideki is a high school student who openly expresses otaku behavior amongst his friends, leading to regular disapproval by classmate Akane Segawa. In game, Rusian ultimately accepts Ako's proposal, and reveals to his guild mates that his hesitation stemmed from his previously proposing to a female character named Nekohime, only for the latter to turn him down and confess to be a cross-player (a guy playing a girl). Apricot organizes a real life meeting of the guild members. While Hideki is shocked that Ako is actually a real girl named Ako Tamaki, even more surprising are Apricot and Schwein's real identities, which are student council president Kyoh Goshoin and Akane respectively. The members formally introduce their real life selves and share their common dislike for "normies" (non-gamers), Hideki is still in disbelief at Ako's true beauty in contrast to her 2D appearance.