I don’t normally review anime shorts until the end. Still I think it’s worth sharing my thoughts on Null and Peta since it’s funny. It’s a comedy short anime that focuses on a super genius girl who revives her older sister as a robot.
As expected, Null is a natural super genius. This can explain her lack of desire to go to school. Instead, she spent a lot of time building a robot to revive her sister, Peta. However, it’s not what she expected after she turns her on. Peta starts to force Null to go to school and eat her cooking, which is her dark fried rice.
I find it hilarious how Peta tries to forces Null to eat it and Null runs away. Null faces off Peta with a robot so she doesn’t have to eat the nasty fried rice. The thing is, Peta is indestructible despite Null self-destructing the robot she controlled. Peta eventually forces the fried rice down Null throat in the end.
I have to admit Peta’s antics with Null is hilarious, especially considering that Peta has the same voice as Mya-nee and Fuura Suzu. Sadly, Peta doesn’t have the cooking skills that Mya-nee has. Believe me, the fried rice that Peta made looks really nasty that if someone ate it, he or she would pass out.
Sure, Peta cares a lot about Null a bit too much that it annoys her. Even so, it’s obvious that Null loves her older sister that she misses too much. Yes, Null eventually escapes off to space so she doesn’t have to go to school. Eventually, Peta found out. When Peta ran out of battery and Null couldn’t backup her data, she thought about erasing the data and starting off new.
However, she soon realizes that by doing this, Peta will lose the memories that Null holds dear when Peta was a human. Sure, Null was upset when Peta brought her the gym shorts during a flashback. She wasn’t upset at Null because of that. Null became upset since she hates physical education. This change of heart becomes obvious when she changes her mind and begs Peta to wake up. Still, it’s interesting at robot Peta runs DOS with really old hardware.
The sixth episode is a more lighthearted episode with less of the Peta chasing after Null to eat fried rice and forcing her to go to school. They basically had fun on the beach. Eventually, Null decides to buy snow cones and she meets a girl who runs the stand. It’s obvious that her parents force her to help out during break.
Sure, Null is shy at first that she got a bit nervous and ran away before receiving the snow cones. At least the girl at the stand is nice to bring the snow cones and her wallet back to her. She even talks to her a bit and played with her and Peta. Still, I wonder Null’s “Awawawa” is the new “Abababa” that a certain pink hair girl from a certain series when she is in shock. I guess time will tell. Either way, at least so far, Null and Peta continues to be an enjoyable anime short comedy. ¶