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New Hyperdimension Neptunia OVA's 1st 6 Minutes Streamed

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Anime debuts streaming on PlayStation Video on July 8

Frontier Works began streaming on Tuesday the first six minutes of the "A Part" of Chō Jigen Game Neptune The Animation: Nepu no Natsuyasumi (Nep's Summer Vacation), a new original video anime (OVA) project for the Hyperdimension Neptunia (Chō Jigen Game Neptune The Animation) television anime series.

The official website for the TV anime also began streaming a promotional video for the OVA on Wednesday.

The OVA will exclusively stream on PlayStation Video in Japan from July 8 to 21. Eight other streaming services will then begin streaming the anime on July 22, and it will debut on Bandai Channel on July 28. A limited-edition Blu-ray Disc release bundling a scale figure is slated for 2020.

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.

Frontier Works will screen an unspecified "new episode" of the Hyperdimension Neptunia anime at its panel at Anime Expo on July 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Funimation streamed the 2013 television 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 released the game in the West in June for the PS4 and Switch.

Sources: Frontier Works' YouTube channel, Hyperdimension Neptunia anime's website


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