It’s been a few weeks since I last wrote a combined review. Previously I wrote combined reviews because I had little time to spend on blogging. However this one is not because I have not enough time but because there ain’t any awesome snapshots I could extract from Hyouka ep. 03, thus think it would be a ‘waste’ if I made a standalone review for it. Yeah I know Hyouka has moe characters but it doesn’t mean they’d always make awesome snapshots, and I don’t want to make ‘empty’ review (a review without snapshots) so the least I could do for it is to combine it with other anime.
Although Hyouka ep. 03 was aired before Nyaruko ep. 05, I prioritize the one with snapshots. Haiyoru Nyaruko-san this week introduced us with the glasses woman we saw driving a DeLorean last week. No thanks to the conversation Mahiro, Hasuta and the other 2 had in this one restaurant, that woman tailed them to the house and then ‘kidnapped’ Mahiro’s mother.
In a sense it’s not really a kidnap because after that glasses woman whispered something to her she agreed to follow that woman. Even worse that woman also whispered something to Cthuko as well that she also sided with her. Nyaruko alone couldn’t save Mahiro’s mother now that she opposes Cthuko although she could have defeated her if she was serious like when she met her at the R’lyeh island last time.
I think Mahiro’s mother could have defeated her ‘kidnapper’ if she wanted to but since she agreed to follow her so she didn’t show any resistance. Determined to save her mother despite she agreed to follow the ‘kidnapper’, Mahiro, Nyaruko and Hasuta went to the sunken R’lyeh island after Nyaruko got a clearance from her boss to deal with Cthuko herself.
From Nyaruko’s boss, there seems to be a conspiracy involving the internal Cthulu officials behind what had happened thus she had to deal with it herself first. Too bad while on their way to the island their vehicle got attacked by the Dagon couple. As a result Mahiro and Hasuta got separated from Nyaruko while Nyaruko is now have to face Cthuko, alone.
That’s all I can say about Nyaruko so far. Moving to Hyouka ep. 03, we’re brought to Houtarou and Chitanda having a ‘date’ (continuing from last week’s episode). Now it is revealed the reason Chitanda so enthusiastic about solving mysteries. It’s about to remember what her uncle told her about the classics club and her uncle was a member on the club too when he attended the school back then.
Apparently Chitada want to seek help from Houtarou to make her remember again. Although it might be not nice to turn a girl’s request down but I was kinda happy when Houtaru did just that because I always think that he needs to be firm too sometimes. However after hearing more from Chitanda he eventually agreed to help her ‘indirectly’.
The next thing happened is the club searching for the back issues anthologies the club had produced in the past. From his sister’s letter, Houtarou learned where the old issues were kept. However it took them to solve another mystery to get it back. Even so, with them got the back issues, another mystery was revealed; the first issue is the only one missing!