HYPERDIMENSION NEPTUNIA: THE ANIMATION is a new anime series based upon a popular video game series; I personally have never played the game series, but I found the anime to be rather interesting and overall unique. F and Compa were on their way to see Neptune when they bumped into someone who then gave them a flyer.
Meanwhile, Histoire pointed out to Neptune and Nepgear that the Sharicite's Share energy is declining recently, meaning "the hearts of the people are gradually drifting away from Neptune." Nepgear pointed out to Neptune that the reason might be because she hasn't done anything to make the people like her lately.
IF and Compa later arrived and agreed that Neptune needs to work harder. Wanting to escape from Histoire's lecture, Neptune decided to "get some schooling of goddess arts" from Noire.
Neptune and Nepgear went on their way to Lastation. Noire initially declined to help, which resulted in Neptune to tease her about her attitude being the reason why people say she doesn't have any friends. Nepgear went to find Uni, and they ended up conversing about how Noire is treating Uni as a sister and which of the CPU Candidates will be able to transform first. Nepgear received a text from Rom, stating that she knows that Nepgear is in Lastation. The series does require the viewer to pay complete attention as it does move at a fast pace , and the story does get quite complex at times, leaving you middle confused.
In Lowee, Rom and Ram complained to an occupied Blanc about why they can't visit other nations, infuriating Blanc. Blanc resumed her webcam chat with Vert after the twins left from her outburst of irritation.
Back in Lastation, Noire decided to help Neptune on learning the duties of a CPU. Seeing Neptune as one that can't handle paperwork, IF suggested teaching Neptune about being a goddess out on a mission. Neptune accepted the quest, a monster extermination job near Planeptune, that Noire picked for her. Noire handed the task of defeating the overrunning Dogoos in Nasuune Highlands to Neptune. Despite the overwhelming amount of Dogoos present, Neptune succeeded in defeating them all with Nepgear, Compa, and IF's help. The world that has been set up is very original and has its own life to it.
After watching Neptune took care of Nasuune Highlands, Noire went to Toruune Cave. Noire was overwhelmed until Neptune arrived and helped her. Neptune and Noire was praised by the locals for defeating the monsters within the vicinity. In contrast to Neptune's hyper active and energetic behavior, Nepgear is a very shy girl who will over-apologize for even the tiniest of things. Once she has made a friend, no matter what they think of her later she will hold them closely, such as when Uni angrily left and began to hate Nepgear upon finding out that Nepgear fled and left their sisters behind.
Perhaps the only thing she shares with her older sister is the fact she is also an airhead. In Planeptune, the Sharicite's power have increased due to gained Shares, but it was unknown whether it was due to Neptune completing her assigned mission or pictures of Nepgear that she accidentally sent and leaked on the Internet.
On Lowee, Blanc overexerts herself with work, while her sisters Rom and Ram are pulling pranks much to her annoyance. Neptune, Nepgear, Vert, Noire, and Uni make a visit to Lowee and take Rom and Ram to an amusement park, while Blanc stays behind to continue working. But their plan was foiled when Neptune, Noire, and Vert arrive and use their HDD powers. IF and Nepgear arrive too late, only to be shocked by the sight of the captured CPUs.
When the CPU's get captured, Nepgear tries to go save them, but IF stops her and they ride back to Leanbox. We will leave it there but the series was entertaining and well paced. It is certainly a mature series; A recommend for any fans of action based anime series with a twist.
Overall: 3.5/ 5