This show is a great example of “more than meets the eye”. Join me as we talk about this show…without going into any specifics whatsoever. Here are Null and Peta.
Alternate writing: Null Peta, Null & Peta
Genres: Comedy, Science-Fiction
Number of Episodes: 12 (3-4 minutes per episode) + OVA
Plot Summary: Null’s older sister Peta passed away in a traffic accident. Being a super genius child she somehow built a new robot with all of Peta’s memories in hopes rekindling their sisterly bond. While they engage in wacky antics deep down Null still remembers that tragic day.
Put simply the show is about a super smart girl and her newly (sort of) resurrected robot sister and their Dexter’s Laboratory shenanigans.
What I mean by the aforementioned shenanigans is the young genius builds crazy inventions, isolated from society while her older sister constantly wreaks havoc in his lab. In reality she just wants to play with him and his inventions. Null and Peta have a similar dynamic. Null wants to enjoy her time with her older sister but Peta-Nee’s constant doting annoys her to no end. From persistently trying to feed Null her “legendary” fried rice to getting her to go to school Null is repeatedly bothered by her sister’s devotion to helping her become more active, social and healthy.
Deep down of course Null cannot deny how much she loves her sister no matter the annoyance or wackiness she and/or Peta get herself/themselves into. Yes. Another part of the Dexter’s Lab comedy are the duo running amok with over the top inventions and shenanigans from crazy robo battles to interstellar travel.
As mentioned Null is repeatedly haunted by the accident that took Peta’s life. Not a day goes by where she is not thinking or dreaming about it. Then there is her great difficulty in socializing with the outside world. While she is a super genius there are hints of her being too smart to have conversations with others not as smart as her, or she worries about people thinking ill of her for it. Then there are times Null considers making difficult decisions like the one in the above pic.
Basically it is one of those shows that can make you laugh and at the snap of a finger hit you with dem feels. Oh does it ever…
The presentation is very fitting. When things get crazy the animation does not slow down. I can only imagine how insane the action scenes will look in the Blu-Ray set. They already look awesome during the TV broadcast. Trust me when I say it the animation is quite impressive. At least to me it was. The soundtrack fits the show. I like anime that use video game chip tunes. This is one of them, including the theme song.
The last thing I have to say about the show is watch to the very end. Keep going. All twelve episodes are less than an hour so it sounds interesting then watch it all the way through. Trust me.
While I enjoyed other anime more in the Fall 2019 season it cannot be overstated how big of a surprise “Null & Peta” was. The wacky humor combined with dem feels makes for an unexpected treat. If this all sounds worth your time then by all means give it a go. Again I must reiterate, when you start, do not stop till the very end.