Hyperdimension Neptunia Anime Gets Its First Trailer

By Ishaan . March 31, 2013 . 1:15pm

Hyperdimension Neptunia is getting an anime series this Summer, and a promotional video for the series is available now for viewing. You can watch it below:

 

 

Anime News Network reports that studio David Production is working on the series, with Masahiro Mukai, who has served as director on a variety of shows, directing the series.


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  • Chrystofax

    Ah, am looking forward to it, been playing mk2 while I wait for Victory to arrive, I also hope to see more Jojo from them

    • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

      *thumb up* me too! The animation was absolutely manly-awesome! :D

  • Visa Vang

    I can’t wait for them boob jokes.

  • zazza345

    Full staff list:

    Series Direction: Masahiro Mukai (Ben-To, Keroro Gunso, Madoka Magica)

    Series composition: Shogo Yasukawa (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Jojo no Kimiyona Boken, Zero no Tsukaima F)

    Character Designer: Hitomi Takechi (FULL METAL ALCHEMIST)

    Key Animator: Sachiko Mori (InuXBoku SS -animation direction)

    Key Animator: Shin’ya Yamada (Sengoku Otome ~Momoiro Paradox ~, Nodame Candabile – animation director)

    Key Animator: Masaki Tanigawa (Ben-To, Little Busters! – animation director)

    Sound Direction: Jin Aketagawa

    Sound Production: Magic Capsule

    Editing: Kyoshi Hirose

    Animation Production: david production

    OP: Dimension tripper – sung by nao

    The story will be original, not based on any of the games, but will incorporate some of the events of the games.

    • Manny Being Manny

      >Little Busters Animation Director

      oh boy

  • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

    Already saw it last night (europe time yay). I am so pumped for this! The animation might be really enjoyable. :3

    Hopefully Iris-Heart will have a cameo some time as well. Also this is the animation Studio who also worked on Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures 2012 will be doing this! :D
    Can’t wait since it will be an original (not 100% game related)!

    • TheBlackgirl123

      lets just hope there boys in here

      • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

        Probably not, since Chōjigen Geimu/Kamijigen Victory were always pretty… devoid of male characters. But… there’s always a slim chance I guess. xD

      • ShadowDivz

        No, there are enough freakin’ harems out there.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

        If there a male character, will it be a shadow w/h voice like the game? :P

        • zazza345

          The director said he doesn’t want male characters, apparently (though it was just reported in tweets from someone and no articles mention this).

  • Abend

    better have nisa she is the best

    • DanteJones

      I hope she is in it too, and also that they use her theme when she shows up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnkxmtHWA8Q

      • zazza345

        The only Makers confirmed for now are IF and Compa.

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 水木

      Artifore is cooler though

    • ShadowDivz

      It has Noir/Black Heart. Im good.

  • LynxAmali

    Really hoping the CFWs from 2 make an appearance, even if really brief.

    I want my animated CFW Brave!

    • Mavalex

      If CFW Judge doesn’t make it, well…..
      “DDDDDAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMIIIIIITTTTTTTT”

  • Clifford Michael

    I’m glad to see they’re keeping the combat side of the story in the anime. Unlike those other game to anime adaptations that are more like side-stories/comedic relief only.

  • Suriel Cruz

    The art looks GREAT, hopefully the animation will stand by his side with GREAT battle scenes. =)

  • stephane3012

    never play the games cause it looked repetetive but originality of the story always intrigued me.this is why im anticipating this anime

  • FetusZero

    NISA better bring this over! I don’t see why someone else than NISA would grab it, but just in case, don’t let Aniplex grab it! I don’t feel like paying $60+ per volumes with 2 episodes each with hardly any extras.

    • TheBlackgirl123

      IKR? Nisa RURU!!!

  • HerosLight

    Looks really good. Considering David Productions is behind this.

    I like the OP theme too. I hope Chika is in it ):

    I want the summer to start already so I can watch this!

  • Amido

    I need money to buy the game D=

    • PoweredByHentai

      You don’t need that other kidney, do you? :P

  • Godman

    Got something to look forward to this summer ;)
    I wonder which HDN Arc is this taken from?

  • Go2hell66

    Please dont suck

  • Randgriz

    Ive been waiting for this!

  • TheBlackgirl123

    i love this anime, I’ve stopped watching hetalia until this comes up. Heck, a black girl needs to stop watching hetalia sometimes you know. I wish this was real, otherwise I would be a goddess. Oh look, i’m rumbling, how stupid of me.

  • Raharu95

    I Hope the Makers have Major Roles in the animation

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    >Neptune in Japanese
    I just can’t do it.

    • http://twitter.com/Klarktastic Klark / Bengalinha

      herp derp

    • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

      Your comment makes me feel like I’ve stepped into an alternate reality. :D

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        Neptune just isn’t Neptune without Melissa Fahn

        • RoxasTheUnknown1

          I would hug you if I could! xD Someone who feels the same!

    • Godman

      I know that feeling, I’ve grown too accustom to that 90ish tone of speaking she does. If there are any plans of Dubbing I can hold out, if not oh well I’ll just deal with it. Either way I’m going to enjoy this.

  • Zeonsilt

    I’m pretty sure that NISA will pick this up.Do want a BD Limited Edition~

  • Brion Valkerion

    Hope the frame rate is better here than in the games. Its seriously the only thing stopping me from a purchase, the characters and world seem genuinely funny/interesting. A show might turn me to their side :p

  • Mavalex

    I want. So much.
    Summer needs to exist faster

  • fireemblembeast

    So will watching this be the same as playing the first game in terms of storyline? Just curious.

    • LynxAmali

      It’s an original story. They did say they were pulling characters and elements from all of the games though.

      • fireemblembeast

        Ah, I see. Thanks.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    about time it gets an Anime

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    Me: “Starts up trailer”

    (Neptunia girls start falling from the heavens)

    Me: I like where this is going =)

    Seriously happy that it looks like most of the girls if not all will be in the anime. I know the Spring anime season is just beginning, but this just made my Summer even better =^_^=

  • fireemblembeast

    This isn’t an April fools joke….right?!

    • Randy Marsh

      Yes it is, they have been planning this elaborate April fools joke since August of last year….

      • fireemblembeast

        lol I was just going insane for a moment there because I had already been fooled a lot… At least this is real! >_<

  • Dietrich

    Well then, allow me to get the following out of the way: SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!! Now, the actual comment: This has now moved from #3 to #1 on my list of upcoming anime to watch

  • ShadowDivz

    God i wanna see Neptune use her hammer….

  • Hatsuaki

    I’m actually sort of excited for this one. Hopefully it won’t suck, though the animation looks bad at times.

  • Learii

    where compa,IF,Guest and NISA they need to be in there XD

  • TheExile285

    I will be watching this.

    CH needs to hurry up with those Vita games while I wait :/

  • Anime10121

    This surprisingly looks good! I was half expecting this to come out looking like that Senran Kagura anime, but surprisingly, its actually a little scaled back (well the jiggle effects on the CPU’s transformed forms could be toned down a bit).

    I just hope its more a focus on the comedy and less a focus on fan-servicey pandering, I mean hey its okay for a joke to lead to fan-servicese every now and then, but dont do it every second of every episode.

    • sunK1D

      Go watch Idolm@ster or P4 the animation then.
      Leave SK and Neptunia alone!

      • Anime10121

        Really? You want a show focused exclusively on fanservice? I love the Neptunia Games, I have all three (and dont care much for either of the anime you recommended), and Senran Kagura is decent enough, but the anime was pure CRAP. I couldnt watch more than three episodes. I’m cool with fanservice (Heck I still love some harem shows like Tenshi Muyo, Demon King Diamao, etc.) just not when thats the basic premise, plot, and reason the thing even exists.

        I’m sorry sir, I will not watch idolmaster or the Persona 4 anime, because neither of those shows interested me in the least, now the Devil Survivor 2 anime…

        • sunK1D

          You have a very peculiar taste then because while I’m more of a “fanservicey” kind of guy, I won’t deny that P4A and Idolm@ster are animes with superior production values and themes to either SK and most likely HNA too.
          I liked SK a lot but it did have it’s flaws though, most likely due to a sequel being in the planning. Neptunia the Animation remains to be seen.
          My point is that you have options. The nature of SK and the Neptunia series are “fanservice” so why try and change that DNA to fit your tastes? The reason I mentioned P4A and Idolm@ster is because they were also manga/Videogame adaptations.

          • Anime10121

            And I never said Persona’s production values or its themes (not gonna comment on idolmaster as Its not my thing) weren’t vastly superior to SK’s or HDN’s. All I’m saying is that HDN is more about comedy/ fanservice in its dialogue and the few bits of actual physical fan service is in the transformations of the CPUs (well at least everyone besides Vert).

            But hey that’s my opinion and while I think it’s strange that you think I have peculiar tastes for having a different view than yours, opinions are opinions and ill respect yours and leave it at that.

  • malek86

    I have a bad feeling about this. As a general rule, it’s difficult to find good anime adaptions of videogames.

  • http://www.mrtiredmedia.com/ NickyD

    I like how at 1:14 they actually used the US term “Gamindustri” instead of game-no-gyoukai (sorry for the spelling) they originally used in the Japanese version. Now that’s what I call a partnership! We learn and grow from one another!

    • zazza345

      Simply because their intent is to try and sell it overseas. Also it’s not consistent because they call the series “Neptune”, so in the end it doesn’t mean a lot.

  • Guest

    *sees Noire flying like an epic character*
    Me: *runs like her* Hey Noire, wonderful weather we’re having, I can’t wait for the anime to come out

    Noire: Where did you come from!!!?
    Me: You don’t need to know as a black girl like me.

  • TheBlackgirl123

    if and compa are in it

  • TheBlackgirl123

    noname bamey • 7 days ago

    *sees Noire flying like an epic character*
    Me: *runs like her* Hey Noire, wonderful weather we’re having, I can’t wait for the anime to come out

    Noire: Where did you come from!!!?

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    1) I do know Japanese
    2) What the hell are you talking about?

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