Is this a good "NEET" anime?
By that I mean does it delve into depth about the associated fears, anxieties, neuroses, and issues (depression, helplessness, etc.) that a lot of NEETs face?
Yes, its very thorough and psychological. It might be a bit much at times but its trying to deconstruct the perception of Neets within japanese culture. Some scenes can be very visceral and some people hate it because of how it portrays "moe-moe" culture and condemns the industry but its all an elaborate and complex critique of society.
I honestly don't remeber that much about it, but I'm pretty sure it was just another "random squad of good youngsters helping people in trouble". It does have more mature themes/subjects (like drugs and organized crime) than the average LN adaptation, though.
I can't say anything about the source material because I've never read it, but the anime was all kinds of forgettable. I remember the NEET detective, Alice, but the main character was so bland, I can't even remember his name or face.
Not at all. She's not a NEET, not a hikikomori, she has hundreds of devoted friends and a Yakuza army. She's just a cute girl with a lot of plushies and too many computers.
I rewatched this about six months ago and I can confirm this.
However, the climax of the last arc was great
with Alice making that junkie/dealer guy die in despair
Well, she certainly isn't exployed, at least not most of the time.
LN is better. Read it first then watch to rage.
We've been through this many times already. It's a god damn service she runs. She doesn't do it to get paid or anything. Accepting gifts from time to time is different.
I dropped it after 2 episodes I think. The only thing I remember is the neet detective being a complete cunt and the MC was treated like shit by everybody. Also the first case was bullshit.
show would have been better with more alice