Title: Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
English title: -
Genre: Romantic comedy
Flavor/Theme: Sci-fi, Alien
Character design/Original artist: Manta Aisora (writer), Koin (illustrator)
Source media: Light novel
Seriousness factor: Low (it’s a romantic comedy!)
Episodes: 12 “half season” (as announced/planned)
OP: “Taiyou Iwaku Moe yo Chaos (太陽曰く燃えよカオス)” by Ushiro Kara Hai Yori Tai G (Kana Asumi & Miyu Matsuki & Yuka Ootsubo)
ED: “Zutto Be with You” by RAMM
Airing status: Currently airing
Watchability factor: Medium
Rewatchability factor: Medium
Hateability factor: Medium
Recommendability factor: Medium
Characters: Nyarlathotep (Nyarlko-san), Mahiro yasaka
Characters I like: Nyarlko-san (because she is ‘stupid’)
Characters I’d like to beat to a pulp using a spiky baseball bat: -
What I’m in for: Nyarlko-san (yes, Nyarlko-san herself)
What I hate about it: -
Other noteworthy remarks: Parody of the Cthulthu mythology?
Haiyore Nyaruko-san is what I could call a story about a moe, genderbent form of Nyarlathotep, a ‘deity’ from the Cthulthu mythology. In fact her name is indeed Nyarlathotep, although more fondly known as Nyarlko (thus the “Nyarlko-san” in the title). As powerful as a ‘deity’ would be, Nyarlko-san has nearly infinite FAILS. What?
First, like Yasuna from Kill Me Baby, Nyarlko is a person who never learned from getting beaten when she did something stupid. Mahiro, the one whom she’s supposed to protect instead becoming the one who’d correct her stupidity. However that is what makes this show interesting to watch.
Nyarlko is not just ‘stupid’ she is also very bold and already confessed her love to Mahiro just after one day they met (the day she saved Mahiro). She was very cute on that time and I think that makes Mahiro looks like a male tsundere. On top of that she’s a pervert too (go watch the first episode already if you don’t believe me!)
Although Nyalrko said that she descended on Earth because it’s a job of protecting the planet, the fact is she accepted the job after fallen in love when she learned about the subject she’d be protecting (which is Mahiro obviously). Other than that, she just loves the Earth’s culture so much, particularly in anime/manga/games. That surely makes her sounds like an otaku
Not sure about others but somehow I think I liked Haiyoru Nyaruani better than Haiyore Nyarlko-san. Well maybe it’s too early to say that but I actually enjoy the latter too. After all this is an alternate retelling of the former so we could expect more interesting thing to come.
This review is brought to you by King Orzotl, thus explaining the rushed-up, not so good review as just like his name, which is a combination of orz and OTL. If you don’t like it then sorry because nobody got paid for writing or reading this. Don’t worry, the “On Second Thought” follow-up article will fix it.