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Hyperdimension Neptunia TV Anime Gets Compilation

posted on by Egan Loo
Announced after Frontier Works' world premiere of OVA at Anime Expo

Anime News Network's coverage of Anime Expo 2019 is sponsored by Yen Press.

Frontier Works' Anime Expo panel screened the world premiere of Chō Jigen Game Neptune The Animation: Nepu no Natsuyasumi (Nep's Summer Vacation), the new original video anime (OVA) for the Hyperdimension Neptunia (Chō Jigen Game Neptune The Animation) television anime series, on Saturday, and the screening ended with an announcement of the television anime's compilation edition. The compilation is titled Tokubetsu Sōshū-Hen Chō Jigen Game Neptune Hi☆Light (Hyperdimension Neptunia Special Edition Hi☆Light).

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 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 December 25, 2020.

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

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.

Source: Hyperdimension Neptunia anime Twitter account (link 2) via Hachima Kikō

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