Review of the themes and plot of the first episode of the new anime "Napping Princess":
The sleepy town of Dowa has a legend.
When the sky of Dowa brightens, and three moons are in the sky,
The sleeping princess will finally wake from her eternal slumber...
In Dowa, a sleepy town, Nanaka and Satsuki, two sisters with a secret, live together.
One day, a young boy named Ginko arrives at their home.
Later, a spaceship falls into the town.
While the family prepares to escape, Ginko tells Nanaka that there is one item she needs to take with her, and he gives her a mysterious "medicine".
The family barely escapes the town, and watches the town be destroyed from a distance.
They find a derelict spaceship, and explore inside.
There, they find a red crystal, but monsters appear, and they are forced to evacuate.
With the red crystal in tow, the family crash-lands on the planet of GALAXY.
Over there, they meet the friendly locals, and attempt to adapt to their new lifestyle, but Nanaka cannot get over her deep sleep.
After the spaceship falls, two monsters appear, and reveal themselves to be another pair of sisters: Leia and Maria, and their robotic dog Porter.
Leia tells Nanaka that the red crystal is one of the many cursed red crystals.
Leia tells the two sisters of how the red crystal is made: by young girls absorbing the life force from young boys.
Nanaka and Satsuki are overwhelmed by the revelation, and hide the crystal.
A few days later, Nanaka falls into a deep sleep, and her body is absorbed into the crystal.
Nanaka awakens inside the crystal as "Garnet".
Leia and Maria attempt to fight Nanaka.
But Garnet flees, and Nanaka awakens, and breaks out of the crystal.
Garnet is more powerful than ever before, and manages to send Maria and Leia flying.
Garnet begins to absorb more of the people of the planet, and begins a rampage.
Garnet begins to fly off into space, and the rest of the monsters in the area begin to fall into a deep sleep, including Porter.
Maria and Leia begin to absorb the people of the planet to fight Garnet, and attempt to stop her from leaving.
The three battle, and Garnet almost falls off the planet, but Leia manages to pull her back.
Garnet begins to absorb Maria, and the power of Maria and Leia become unstable.
Porter tells them that if they do not wish to die, they should just run, and he asks them what they want to do.
The crystal begins to sink into the planet's surface, and while Maria and Leia see Nanaka and Satsuki nearby, they are unable to react.
Porter decides to absorb Maria and Leia's power, and launches himself at the crystal, and is destroyed.
With the crystal and Maria and Leia gone, Garnet slowly begins to return to normal, and while Nanaka and Satsuki are there, they are unable to say anything.
Suddenly, a new pair of sisters arrive on the planet, and crash nearby.
Nanaka wakes up the next morning, and finds the crystal broken on the ground.
And thus begins a new life on planet GALAXY for the sisters.
The first episode of "Napping Princess" is quite literally, a one-shot episode, with no direction, no continuation, and nothing at all to talk about aside from the brief summary above.
It is worth noting that, though the series is coming out this spring, the first episode is clearly in a sketchy and unfinished state, with several scenes being sped up, slow-motion, or panning shots instead of showing any in-between frames.
Though the episode is called "Napping Princess", the name of the show does not appear in the actual episode, and the name "Garnet" is never brought up at all.
Though it is not clear if this is deliberate, or just some sort of trick of the moon, but at the end of the episode, we see a single line of text appear on the screen, reading "two moons shining in the night sky".
Is this foreshadowing a second season" …