Date a live 2.0 maybe?
At first glance after seeing the trailers I instantly thought that Neptune looked like another Date a Live clone and I suppose having the same character designer Tsunako makes that fact stand out even more, but I have a feeling this will be half cute girls doing cute things while fighting random monsters because this is based off a video game series.
Magical Videogame Girls
Purple heart is falling out of that dress.
I love the magical tech looking suits
With each passing anime season we have seen a lot of video game adaptations get the anime treatment and I always given them a shot even though I have never played the original video games, but thankfully they always keep me entertained and who knows maybe after watching the series I might try out the original games? So what is it about Neptune that has me interested besides the Date a Live character designs which look fantastic! For starters I have always loved the world of sci-fi anime even though I would classify Neptune as having a mixture of both fantasy and sci-fi especially after the girls killed all those slime monsters and that massive dragon in the cave? So was anyone else confused about the characters at the start of the episode? I know I was scratching my head after I saw the heart goddesses transform into their main bodies named Vert, Noire, Blanc and Neptune. I guess these four girls will be the main focus of the story along with several cute little sisters and lots of side characters; however the idea of having two personalities in one body has been done before with past anime like Yumekui Merry, Black Rock Shooter, Date a live and there are probably lots of others out there while that idea is nothing brand new I have always found it to be very interesting because it gives all the voice actors a chance to act complete differently for two characters and this cast is quite impressive!
- Kana Hanazawa as Puturut (Kobato from Haganai NEXT)
Extra magical sci-fi fun!
Neptune sure has some wild hair~
The creators of Neptune the Animation must like To-Love-Ru Darkness…
Dat transformation yo!
I think this might be a ecchi series.
Well that was a very interesting first episode! Even though I was confused the entire time but I guess this is going to be a massive story about friendship or something cheesy about being responsible with great power? While the story is kind of slow right now I look forward to seeing more transformations and awesome fighting in the future of Neptune the Animation! So who was your favorite character? I know that is quite early to ask with only one episode to judge from but for me I liked watching Neptune, Nepgear, Rom, Ram and Noire do their thing this week; however I have a feeling just like Date a Live this series will probably end up being dropped really fast if nothing exciting happens soon or will the random fanservice keep you wanting more?
Next time! More slime killing action
More magical videogames next time