401st G-View: Null & Peta

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.

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Alternate writing: Null Peta, Null & Peta

Genres: Comedy, Science-Fiction

Number of Episodes: 12 (3-4 minutes per episode) + OVA

G-Rating: 7/10

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.

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Peta’s new Baymax-esque robot body.

Put simply the show is about a super smart girl and her newly (sort of) resurrected robot sister and their Dexter’s Laboratory shenanigans.

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Just another day in the life of Dexter and Dee-Dee.

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.

Null and Peta

Null may be annoyed by Peta’s doting but she can never deny how much she cares for her.

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.

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As expected from certain comedy anime the drama hits hard.

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…

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When things get nuts on the show, they get NUTS.

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.

About OG-Man

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12 Responses to 401st G-View: Null & Peta

  1. Jack Cactus says:

    This anime so cute and fluffy (especially Peta) that it almost caught me off guard in the beach episode and the further it went, the more I realized this show to have the potential to be a sleeper hit of the season.

    And can I have all of the mini Peta’s please?

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  2. Destiny says:

    Pretty much big hero 6.

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  3. LuzeP says:

    Null Peta is one of the best short anime in a while for me. Great animation with a great story. I recommend to people who haven’t seen it yet, pay attention to each episode. That thing in the last episodes, I did see that coming. Especially the beach episode. But I’m not gonna lie, it’s still made me all teary. Because Null and Peta’s relationship is beautiful. I heard the game is coming, I would love to play it. Of course the second season always welcome.

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    • OG-Man says:

      It is the best short anime of 2019, certainly. It was a fun and dramatic tale with a big surprise twist.
      Yup. I talked about the game recently. Early 2020 release on Steam worldwide so it’s in English too.
      Dunno what else they could do in a 2nd season but if there is one, sure.

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  4. Teagan Blayn Litcott says:

    From all the hints they were dropping, the twist wasn’t hard to figure out midway. Which ain’t a bad thing (for me at least), they managed to make it more enjoyable than many other, longer shows. I did enjoy how it got heavier and darker, yet still in a playful manner. And the end was just wholesome.
    (Too bad for beach girl tho, I wanted to see more of her interacting with Null.)

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  5. cirno9fan says:

    Fantastic show, and after the demo, I really want the game ;_;

    Just, DO NOT play the demo before finishing the show. The timing of them releasing it before the anime finished was a terrible idea.

    Still, if you enjoyed the anime, the game should be pretty fun as long as you get that you’re playing doujinsoft.

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  6. K says:

    A nice short this was. To be honest, that revelation near the end took me by surprise but it makes a lot of sense after the initial shock wore off. Also, I didn’t know that this was a game.

    Now that it’s done, it just makes me wonder even more whether that girl Null met at the beach is real or a simulation and I’m still leaning towards the former. Can’t really say anymore than that ‘cuz spoilers.

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  7. chikorita157 says:

    I have to admit that while this show is surprisingly enjoyable. I find it fascinating how Null is in a virtual world all this time. This reminds me of a certain girl who is reincarnated, who also voiced by the same voice actress. But still, the comedy and the characters are enjoyable.

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