‘Nekopara’ is a slice-of-life anime that involves the infamous “Nekogirls” as its characters. As one can tell from its simple premise itself, there is nothing groundbreaking about it, but if you’re willing to turn your brain off and simply enjoy something relaxing, it can be a fun series to watch. However, if you’re looking for an anime with deep themes and good quality animation, you might want to look in a different direction. With that said, ‘Nekopara’ has kicked off with a fairly decent start and though its early reviews aren’t too positive, the anime is expected to get better with time. If you have been following this season so far, here is everything you need to know about its next episode.
Do you like cat girls? Do you dream about cat girls every night when you put your head on the pillow? Has your love for cat girls now reached a fetish level? Then you are at the right place! Nekopara is with you to make your innocent dreams come true!
Nekopara is an anime which adapted from an eroge that places in a world where cats are humanoid livings which can talk and act like humans, but they're still pets. Nekopara anime has an interesting concept for kemonomimi fetishists but for normal people, it's just another boring slice of life anime with no plot or special atmosphere. Only thing we've watch in Nekopara is some cat girls' daily life. Also directing is so bad that this anime, which should be an iyashikei, cannot adjust pace in some points and loses its relaxing side. By the way, if you think I used the word "innocent" as a joke in the first paragraph of the review, you are wrong. Because there are no 18+ scenes in this show despite being adapted from an eroge. There are only some soft ecchi scenes, but those scenes are innocent compared to the eroge. So if you want to touching yourself while watching cat girls, I recommend you to play the eroge version. But if you want to watch something innocent that will touch your kemonomimi fetishist heart, this anime is for you.
In Nekopara we have various cat girls: Twin tailed clumsy black cat (Chocola), kuudere white cat (Vanilla), short haired tsundere munchkin (Azuki), dark skinned and big breasted maine coon (CocoNUT), dandere loli (Cacao), big breasted scottish fold (Cinnamon) and elegant american curl (Maple). So if you are a cat girl lover, you will most likely find a character that fits your taste in Nekopara. Also, there are some good moments among these cat girls that contribute to their character developments. However, any of these moments weren't enjoyable for me because of I didn't care any of them in the first place. So we are coming back to the fold, if you like cat girls you will like these characters and their developments but if you are not into cat girls you won't care anything about them.
~ART & SOUND~
Nekopara is weak in art and sound departments. It doesn't have an interesting art style, animations are average and sound effects are mediocre. Soundtracks are boring as hell and forgettable. Only good thing about "art & sound" is ED, Hidamari no Kaori. This song fits the show's theme pretty well; it's relaxing and using our cat girls' childhood photos as visuals.
It was fun to watch some cute cat girls' daily life for first three episodes but I got bored very quickly after that. If you are not into cat girls, don't watch this show and if you want to see sexual scenes about cat girls play the eroge version.
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