Officially, Neptune is the main protagonist and star of the Hyperdimension Neptunia JRPG series. At least, that’s what the design documents over at Compile Heart, the games’ developer, say.
But ask any of the series’s fans, and they’ll tell you, unanimously, a truth different from that of the official documents: the real star of the Neptunia series is actually Nepgear, Neptune’s younger sister.
No offense, Nepnep. But your younger sister is just so much more likeable.
Thank the goddesses, then, that studio David Production has revealed this week that Nepgear and the rest of the console goddesses’ younger sisters – Uni (a personification of Sony’s PSP), Rom and Ram (twins who together rep the Nintendo DS) – will be making an appearance in the JRPG series’s forthcoming TV anime adaptation. I’m not sure if the anime would be worth watching if they were cut from the show.
David Production (the folks behind TV anime JoJo’s Bizaree Adventure) has also shared some character design illustrations to show fans what the sisters will more or less look like in the upcoming anime. Note that these character design illustrations are tentative, and may not be a 100% accurate representation of the final character designs used.
Nepgear (CV: Yui Horie)
Uni (CV: Eri Kitamura)
Rom (CV: Yui Ogura)
Ram (CV: Kaori Ishihara)
And here are the character designs for the elder sisters (plus Vert, who’s a single child) in Hyperdimension Neptunia the Animation:
Neptune and her goddess alter-ego Purple Heart (CV: Rie Tanaka).
They’re a personification for a non-existent Sega console, the Sega Neptune.
Noire and her alter-ego Black Heart (CV: Asami Imai).
They personify the Sony PlayStation 3.
Vert and Green Heart (CV: Rina Satou).
Blanc and White Heart (CV: Kana Asumi).
The Nintendo Wii.