As Rom and Ram causes trouble at home, Neptune and company pays Blanc a visit.
It’s obvious that the Anime will have an original story, but the second episode was a very enjoyable experience because Blanc, Rom and Ram finally get some time in the spotlight. Rom and Ram is so adorable even though they cause trouble by doodling in one of Blanc’s favorite books. Either way, Neptune and her friends (except Blanc) take them to a retro theme park that pays homage to 8-bit titles such as Super Mario Bros and even Tetris! The character printed golden coins, the pipes, turtle and the peaches (probably a reference to Princess Peach) makes a nice touch to the retro theme.
Like the last episode with all those Dogoos, the very perverted lolicon Trick and Linda kidnaps Rom and Ram for a ransom. Trick disgusts me not because he is like a pedobear, but he wants to eat little girls. That is just cruel. Thankfully the others come to save Rom and Ram and blast the two villains off like they are Team Rocket. Blanc is the most surprising as she looks calm, but has an explosive personality as seen when she beats the crap out of Trick. This is ironic considering that Nintendo is usually family friendly.
Overall, the Neptune Anime remains rather enjoyable despite not playing any of the main games. It appears that they are focusing on three different goddesses and their sisters before getting into the meat of the story, which involves digital piracy. Still, I enjoy the characters as they have a special charm to them along with the references to video game culture. Besides the ones I shared earlier, Vert seems to take a swipe at the Wii’s graphics saying that Lowee’s satellite imaging capturing abilities is inferior to Leanbox’s. Either way, Vert gets some time in the spotlight in the next episode. ¶