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Hyperdimension Neptunia Franchise Gets New OVA

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Original TV anime series aired in 2013

Compile Heart announced at the "Dengeki Game Fes 2019" event on Saturday that it will produce a new original video anime (OVA) project for the Hyperdimension Neptunia (Chō Jigen Game Neptune The Animation) television anime series. The OVA is titled Chō Jigen Game Neptune The Animation: Nepu no Natsuyasumi (Nep's Summer Vacation).

Masahiro Mukai is returning from the television anime series to direct the OVA at studio Okuru to Noboru. Tsunako is returning as the original character designer, and Hitomi Takechi is returning to adapt those designs for animation. Shogo Yasukawa is returning to write the script.

The original Hyperdimension Neptunia television anime series premiered in July 2013. Before the OVA releases, the staff will release the original anime on Blu-ray Disc in Japan on June 3. The set will include all 12 episodes and one unaired episode.

Funimation streamed the series as it aired, and released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in 2015 and 2017 with an English dub. The company describes the anime's story:

Based on the hit video game series about modern game consoles– anthropomorphized as cute girls! Don't miss this epic adventure based on a video game about video games that Fandom Post calls “the most perfect adaptation of game to anime ever created!”

Welcome to Gamindustri, a fantastical world where all your favorite video game consoles come to life! Neptune and her fellow Goddesses rule the four kingdoms of Lastation, Leanbox, Lowee, and Planeptune – but their royal duties often take a backseat to their obsession with gaming. When their button-mashing shenanigans are interrupted by rampaging monsters, hacker attacks, and killer eggplants, the goddesses must transform into stronger, sexier versions of themselves and fight for their right to game! The bosses get tougher as the game goes on, and the girls will have to work together in order to defeat a bewitching goddess of piracy, an anonymous master hacker, and an evil CPU hell-bent on destroying everything in her path – using any cheat code necessary!

The most recent game in the Neptunia franchise is Super Neptunia RPG (Yūsha Neptune: Sekai yo Uchū yo Katsumoku se yo!! Ultimate RPG Sengen!!). Quebec-based video game developer Artisan Studios developed the game, and is the first Western studio to develop a game in the franchise. The game launched in Japan for the PlayStation 4 on December 20, and Idea Factory International will release the game in the West this spring for the PS4 and Switch.

Source: Dengeki Game Fes 2019 livestream


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