First Impression and Review
My name is Skye and I'm your reviewer, I'll try to keep an unbiased view, so no fan boyisum from me.
Being a fan since the First Hyperdimension Neptunia game (Neptunia series for short), I have really come to love the Neptunia series. After I got Neptunia MKII early last year. I later heard of a possible anime which was later offically annouced. So has a fan of the Neptunia series, I was really exicted for this anime and a year later here it is.
Now I've always been a Fan of Anime though I never realised that until last decade. So this becoming an Anime was like the best news to be after the annocnment of GTA V. However I did and still do have my concers about this Neptunia Anime series.
My concern was, would this anime have a good plot? I do not like anime without a good plot, I need something that engages me with the characters, I want to like, love the characters, a good plot helps with that.
So far this anime seems to be going for a story to tell rather than just random events every episode, however I still do have my concerns. It is how well is the plot developed.
- 12 Episodes Anime tend to be in the region of rushed.
- 24 Episodes tends to be enough to make a well developed plot, but tends to leave us wanting more of that Anime.
- 30+ Episodes is usually the anime that are going to be long (sometimes very long).
I've watched enough underrated anime to put some like that.
Well this was one the first episode, but I do hope it is atleast 24 episodes long, for a sense of a unrushed well written story line.
Episode 1 Review
I thought the first episode did a good job in opening the anime and introducing us to the characters, the animation was top notch and it felt good to watch. I love the transformationg scenes, reminisant of the first game.
There were many references to the scenes in the games in this episode, those who have played all three of the should have spotted without me having to say. The battle scenes were greatly animated, which I guess is the selling point for most anime fans. The humour and provactive nature is something all Neptunia fans should know.
Many references which fans of the series should be able to pick up on, this series definatly caters towards the Neptunia fans, plus this anime should bring more fans to the Neptunia series.
The Neptunia series, can be a bit diifficult to understand, with the all Shares and what they do. Secondly the Fan Service, I like the fan service, but it is something that can turn off people seeing this series for the first time. Lastly the Cast, it is mostly female, apart from the Rat (Pirachu). Miostly female cast anime is either Heram or Yuri, which either can also turn away people seing this for the first time.
This Anime defiantly caters towards the fanbase of the game series, but new watchers should be wary of the Anime. It will have a lot of Fan Service, some minor Yuri scenes and some sisterly Incest.
If those are you sort of things this is a good anime for you.
Episode 1 gets a 4 out of 5 from me.