About half a year before the opening of the patisserie, La Soleil where the catgirls work with Kashou. Back when Chocola and Vanilla were still kittens when they first arrived at the Minazuki household and before they opened up to the other catgirls.
I watched this rather short ONA right after I finished reading the Nekopara extra VN and I can say that this ONA is much better compared with the one we got for Nekopara 1.
There isn't much of a story it's mostly about Chocola and Vanilla and how they adjust to their new life at the Minaduki household and how they open up to Kashou and the other catgirls. Which is in a pretty fast pace and mostly just in short events.
The art in this ONA looks pretty good and it really improved compared with the art of the nekopara vol 1 ONA.
The ONA didn't had
an opening, but the ending song was really nice and the OST they used in the different scenes was pretty fitting too, but nothing really outstanding.
The characters are the same as we know from the VN already and it was nice to see them all when they were a bit younger and they were all super cute. It was interesting to compare their looks with the later entries and how much they grew especially Coconut.
It was a pretty fun ONA and I can really recommend the ONA to people that have read the Visual Novel and want to see some of the scenes from it animated, but I could still recommend it even if one is only familiar with the Nekopara vol 1 ONA.
Overall was the ONA a 6/10 for me.
Set 6 months before the opening the the bakery. Nekopara OVA Extra gives information about Chocola and Vanilla when they first starting living with the other cat girls.
The plot has two different stories that make up the entire episode, Chocola and Vanilla timidly accepting Kashou and the other cat girls as their family. And the second is them celebrating Christmas. It does well with the serious moment and with the hilarious parts. With the majority being funny moments.
The art is on the same level as the original ova that got released back in 2017. So it still looks very good. Every character looks completely adorable.
an fan of Nekopara this was a very enjoyable and very adorable inclusion to the overall story of Nekopara.
We are once again blessed with more catgirls, this time it's a christmas party!
Long story short, if you were expecting some fanservice or H-scenes, then turn away now, this is not the ONA for you, however, if you're looking for a cute, fluffy ONA filled with adorable catgirls and have 25 minutes to spare, then take a seat.
Once again, we return to our family of catgirls, who look just as cute as ever. Set half a year before our main character Kashou opens the patisserie, this ONA depicts them at a younger and more delicate stage than before. Besides from being a bit younger, their
personalities are the same, Chocola being a bit of an airhead, Vanilla being one of the more level-headed catgirls, you know the rest.
For what it tried doing, I can't say it failed, since it was a pretty nice and laid back watch, however I would've liked to see some more development for the catgirls.
There's not really much else to say apart from that if what I've described sounds like something you might enjoy, then go for it, the catgirls are waiting for your arrival. If you haven't already, there's a 1 hour long OVA to watch for that extra layer of fluffiness, and if that isn't enough, there's also a fairly long set of VN's to read if you wanna go that extra mile.
Watching Nekopara is something you do out of mere fun. You know it's dumb, you know it's most likely badly written but you don't really care. Why would you anyway? Hell, this is a CAT PARADISE we are talking about.
This whole 20 minute ONA resolves around Chocola, Vanilla and how they got taken into the "catgirls family" and started calling the bland-as-a-cardboard guy their Master. Honestly, that all that ever happens, but that is not really an issue, because Nekopara never aimed at making a compelling story anyway. Some of the jokes are pretty decent and the chopstick gag especially made me LOL. Literally one
of the most relatable moments I've seen lately in anime. Then we get characters crying for a while and then eating cake 5 minutes later - we know how it goes with slice of life comedies.
It's funny because Nekoparas' characters are not even real characters. If you ever wanted to see beautiful examples of one-dimensional archetypes, look no further. The active one, the shy one, the busty chest one. You name it. Their character designs atleast are generally very good and there is enough disparity between them.
One of the things I really like about them however are their names. Like seriously? Vanilla, Chocolla, Coconut. I literally facepalmed every time somebody addressed someone else because these names are really cringy. But.. they're cringy in a good way.
In which we get to the main point of Nekopara. The point being that the show is so dumb and cringe-worthy that it ultimately becomes a massively hilarious experience. When the Master started scratching the two catgirls' chin I literally died of laughter. Now I don't know if this whole thing is supposed to be self-aware like it's making fun of its own terrible writing and such. Normally, I would want to believe so because I don't understand how could someone write something like this. But in the case of Nekopara, it once again becomes irrelevant. The show is just so dumbly hilarious that I don't even care.
It's good that the budget got used into up to par production values. The art style is very clean and steady, though very little real animation is actually shown. Like I said, I liked the character designs. Plus points for coming from a crowd-funding project.
Do you want a dumb show you can without any mercy laugh at? Look no further, Nekopara is here. I don't personally know if the show (or the VN) is purposely made this way, but who cares honestly. You'll have fun, and that's the most important thing sometimes.