First Impressions: Choujigen Game Neptune: The Animation – METANORN

First Impressions: Choujigen Game Neptune the Animation

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.

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Magical Videogame Girls

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Purple heart is falling out of that dress.

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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!

Extra magical sci-fi fun!

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Neptune sure has some wild hair~

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The creators of Neptune the Animation must like To-Love-Ru Darkness…

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Dat transformation yo!

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I think this might be a ecchi series.

End thoughts

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?

Preview

NEPTUNE

Next time! More slime killing action

More magical videogames next time

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37 Responses to “First Impressions: Choujigen Game Neptune the Animation”

  1. skylion says:

    I’m am ready for Team Lowee; Nyarlko-chan and her Hentai Ooji imouto.

    …but yeah nothing new. It seems like the plot is something we have seen before, but I am willing to hang out for good characters and good laughs.

    TEAM LOW(l)we FTW!

    • skylion says:

      … Share equals ecchi…

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yeah that is a good team! I like the actors so far xD

      Yeah we will see I dunno if I will blog it weekly but we shall see~

      • BlackBriar says:

        This series has an all star cast like they had with Mayo Chiki and Ao no Exorcist. Whatever the studio did to attract them all, it worked well.

        • Foshizzel says:

          I know right? It seems like they roped these actors into something odd and crazy, but as Kyokai said to be before work is work to them and I imagine they will take just about any acting role.

  2. Highway says:

    Man, was this silly (and not really in a good way). Sega, er, Neptune’s cool in her goddess form, but is a really annoying brat in her other form, which she spent most of her time in. And where did Xbox get that dress that she was falling out of?

    The character designs are ok, but man the plot was pretty bad so far.

    • skylion says:

      …oh, bad is an upper level for this one…

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yeah this episode was silly and I do like the goddess forms a lot more than the normal forms, but I can’t wait to see some more episodes xD

      True! I love the character designs but the story is weak overall…

      • BlackBriar says:

        the goddess forms are a lot better. I wish they could stay that way longer but I imagine it drains away energy the longer they do stay like that.

        • Foshizzel says:

          Yep! I like the goddess forms a lot more than the normal forms but each of them have their cute sides to them that make it interesting, like Neptune’s hyper powers <3

  3. BlackBriar says:

    This caught my interest and could be another Vividred Operation thanks to these moe characters and their transformation. Also, you could feel the Sword Art Online/.hack//SIGN vibes as you continue to watch their virtual world. Right now, I’d have to designate favorite character as Noire. She’s desciplined and mentally strong but she needs to lighten up a bit.

    What I liked the most was the tribute to French language by giving some of the characters French translated names.

    Noire: Black
    Blanc: White
    Vert: Green
    Histoire: History

    • skylion says:

      Yeah, I can see those connections so much to the point that the show will turn out almost like VividRed.

      I’m awaiting Blanc’s turn, as I hear she curses like my grandfather.

    • Foshizzel says:

      I can totally see Vividred Operation in this series thanks for the transformation scenes and I can see the SAO/.hack//SIGN vibes all over the place.

      Ohhh they are french? I guess Vividred fits even more xD

      • BlackBriar says:

        Yeah, they’re French. I noticed it the moment I started hearing their names. The Japanese seem to have a thing for introducing other languages into their material like using French here and in Gosick and German in Shingeki no Kyojin.

  4. AllenAndArth says:

    DAT PORING!it has ears…ad a tail…i wonder how it can move…i want to open it! @[email protected]

  5. D-LaN says:

    Date a live 2.0 maybe?

    In terms of video gaming parody, NOPE. In term of character designs though DAL did it better. Not to say its bad though.

    Just in case ppl weren’t clear:

    Neptune/Planeptune–>Sega Neptune (tht never came to be)
    Noire/Lastation–>PS3
    Vert/Leanbox–>Xbox 360
    Blanc/Lowee–>Wii
    Nepgear–>I have no idea.
    Rom/Ram–>NDS
    Uni–>PSP
    Compa–>Compile Heart
    IF–>Idea Factory

    Basically Console War: the game/anime. As some1 who is familiar with the game, it captures the spirit of the game perfectly. 😀 Heck the insert song is frm the OP of the 1st game.

    Holy Victory (3rd game) cameos! The girl Compa bump into twice and the Bluehead magician girl in the beginning are frm Victory. Hope Bluehead play a larger role than just cameo because I dig her design.

    • Highway says:

      I thought Nepgear was the Sega Game Gear. Man, I’m old.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Ahhh yeah I guess the only real connection to Date a Live is the character designs~

      I knew they were videogame consoles after reading the bio for Noire but I had no idea all of them were? That is awesome and Vert would be my favorite because I do love me some xbox 360.

      Good stuff…

  6. Bonk says:

    Still waitingShow ▼

    That will be epic, I promise.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Hell ya dat Hanazawa Kana! I CAN’T WAIT

    • d-LaN says:

      Since we ady have some Victory cameos maybe she will pop up too? I’m more concerned abt the Makers character especially Show ▼

      .

  7. AllenAndArth says:

    vert is big!
    and
    this show makes you really understand the difference between reality and virtual!Just look at their cpu and real-self’s @[email protected]
    oh No!It’s a trap!beware of loli-traps!

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