Nyaruko still wants Mahiro, as does Hasuta. Kūko wants Nyaruko, but believes both Nyaruko's and Mahiro's "first time" belongs to her. Yoriko puts up with all of it and cheerfully runs the house where they all live. Mahiro just wants some sanity. He doesn't want to be the love toy of a Nyarlathotepan, Cthughan, or a shots-like Hasturan. He may or may not hold out.
#1: "Yotte S.O.S (よってS.O.S)" by RAMM ni Haiyoru Nyaruko-san (RAMMに這いよるニャル子さん) (eps 1-2, 6, 11) #2: "Wonder Nanda? Kataomoi (Wonderなんだ？片思い)" by RAMM ni Haiyoru Jashin-san (RAMMに這いよる邪神さん) (eps 3, 8) #3: "Kiraina Wake Lychee (嫌いなワケLychee)" by RAMM ni Haiyoru Tamao-san (RAMMに這いよる珠緒さん) (eps 4, 7) #4: "Sister, Friend, Lover" by RAMM ni Haiyoru Kuuko-san to Kuune-san (RAMMに這いよるクー子さんとクー音さん) (eps 5, 9) #5: ”Ai Crusaders†Striver (愛クルセイダース†ストライバー)” by RAMM ni Haiyoru Mahiro-san to Yoichi-san (RAMMに這いよる真尋さんと余市さん）(Episode 10) #6: "Kimi no Tonari de (キミのとなりで;By Your Side)" by Kana Asumi (ep 12)
This is one of the shows where you can just relax and anticipate. This is not one of your romantic comedy, but a great parody comedy. The anime provides light romantic scenes for those who are interested in the romantic genre. There will be many references for those who are experienced anime watchers and there are common references from previous anime throughout this year and last year. There are many fun filled adventures that kept me watching this anime.
There is nearly no plot in this anime. It is just a parody anime that just focuses on making the audience laugh and have a good time. There are many gags in this anime that it makes up for the lack of plot. I can say that the scale of fun to episode ratio is going up at a steady rate. What I love the most is the gag with Mahiro and forks.
The art style is drawn quite good. I love the fact that the director uses Nyarko's hair strand to indicate her feelings. Other than that, who can't love the trap (Hasta)? Hasta is voiced by Kugimiya, Rie !! There is also another great character, Kuuko. The scenes Kuuko brings offers a tremendous amount of comedic events. Last but not least, we have Shantak! If you're into moe, this would be a great anime.
Overall, this anime is just great. I've enjoyed season 1 and season 2 was a good sequel. The characters are likeable and the fun factor is quite high. The music is amazing (OP/ED). The company put alot of money and made different endings. Each endings refers to an arc and it's quite good in my opinion. Even though this anime lacks a plot, the element of surprise from this anime will cover it up.
Understanding the jokes of a comedy/Parody is the key to fully appreciate a comedy. It would be impossible for me to go on without showing you the following example:
HK Student A: wow, the new student leader was elected for just 700 votes! That's soo low.
HK Student B: At least it is better than Mr.689*
This is what the show's all about.
The biggest problem for any non-Japanese to understand the show is the parodies of the show, which is what it's all about. The show included a lot of Japanese culture Neta(s)/Parodies that paid tribute to Classic anime/shows (That includes Posture, Lines, Character names, Scenes), Call of Cthulhu (and any other related works), Songs, Pop Cultures, Japanese law, News, Fiction or TV personalities, with the help of word plays, a considerable silly plot (that you could almost said as nonsensical at times.) and a bunch of characters that think of nothing besides having sex with Mahiro.
It is perfectly normal for a non-Japanese Citizen to misunderstand or even get none of the show. Nyaruko is a show created for the Japanese audience and it would do very well for the locals, and it does not intent to go further than that. From an execution POV, You've got to say that they actually manage to squeeze a lot of things into an episode: From Rider show Parodies to Galgame Scene Tributes, It only gets wilder and crazier on their second season. To achieve such a scale of squeezing so many things into one single 23 minute episode is an admirable effort and probably hard for an audience to understand most of the jokes, But the sub-Groups are always there to help.
What? You’ve just say that the sub-groups can't even figure them out either? God bless you then.
Technically, this would be and should be an enjoyable show. But it is not.
A comedy show is all about laughing. A comedy show that can't make you laugh is NOT a good show and Nyaruko Fail at times. While Nyaruko and her friends are doing their absolute best of being silly and dumb on every episode, the parodies that you've missed would eventually get into you and you will be feeling strange. You will feel like that you missed out something that the show's trying to offer - since this wacky show is only completed with some more crazy tributes, and you are only watching half of the show, missing the another half.
I am not trying to complain if there is anything wrong with their decision. This is nothing wrong at all: just like an American writer would writer for the Americans, Chinese would write for the one's living in China, so as the show intending to be watched by local Otaku that had an extensive knowledge on Japanese Culture. It is WE that are wrong if we attempts to think "why am I not understanding any sh*t of this thing this is so difficult I am just going to cut this crap off"
Despite I don't really get the show at times, I am still giving the show a 6 because of the following reasons:
1. The show does nothing wrong. It is a fun show and there is nothing wrong with the plot - despite being whimsical and eccentric at times. Nor does it do anything really right, or even good.
2. In a technical POV, They manage to squeeze so many things into an episode, which is something hard (despite it is difficult, almost too difficult.) to do. Imagine you have to use lyrics from 30 different songs to create a script that is meaningful and fun to watch. You will scratch your head and eventually wave the white flag. And that’s only the beginning for this show.
3. I do watch a subbed version that gets most of the Parodies explained.
At the end, it is a good show. I would not suggest you to watch if you didn't have a good sub group to help you understand. It might be strange, but a good sub could definitely help you understand better, especially for this one.
1. 689 means the Chief Executive......whatever, I would rather not explain.
2. If you are asking "Where the F*ck is the character review". I would say NO. I am not your daily reviewer that talks about every aspect of the anime. Instead I only discuss the parts that were most controversial or I found something special among the others. I mean, what's the use of me writing "Mahiro is a Japanese boy that is kind and generous at times" and "Nyarlathotep is a white hair loli that would like to make love with Mahiro" and I would then say "well I love the characters." WHY SHOULD I WASTE TIME TO WRITE SOMETHING WHERE YOU CAN ACTUALLY GOOGLE THEM.
3. Except some very very special cases, if I am the reader of a certain anime review, I would think: WHO CARES IF YOU LOVE THE CHARACTER OR NOT. This is a review and I should be critizing the show, not spending times circling around. I need to know how REALISTIC they are.
4. Do you think gods from Call of Cthulhu in reality are really "REALISTIC"? At least you've got an unbeliever here
5. I guess anything comes AFTER the jokes in a comedy show, right? How could you possibly called a show a "comedy" if it is not amusing at all?read more
2014 couldnt start better!! I have watch alot of different anime, and I have a taste for lots of different things on anime, I like smart, well thought, with character and story plots anime... and I like anime that doesnt care about those 4 points I just stated but that still entertains you! IF BY ANY MEANS you are looking for any one of those 4 points in this series, I suggest you just skip it! This is crazy japonese harem madness (generally harems arent much my thing, but this anime is a few of those exceptions)!! Almost nothing, if something at all, that happens in Nyaruko-san series is on check with reality!! Truly a japonese anime, they dont hold anything back on this (dont expect this to be a ecchi show like To LOVE-Ru thought, Xebec another production), I have watch all of To LOVE-Ru anime, and if you had like that, probably you will like this.
Obviously if you are on pair with what the show is about you know you cannot expect a great story, the story here is just supporting all the comedy, light romance, jokes and gags that Haiyore! throws at you. You got the male guy (Mahiro), this time a tsun tsun one... and his adventures with 3 different deitys, based of "The Cthulhu Mythos" based on H. P. Lovecraft universe, so these deitys are supposed to be very ugly and disfigured... but you get 3 cute girls... wait one of them, it is a guy...
Itself the story isnt that bad, it is full of cliches, but still it goes well with the flow of what this anime is about. Story=6/10
For the Art, I m gonna admit it, I LOVE MOE characters!! One of the things I like in anime is to see cute things, it is a charm of japonese culture, this anime breaths of kawoiii madness! The models of the characters are very well done, for being focused on the characters emotions and expressions, they done a very good job at it, I truly love Nyarko cuteness!! If you like moe characters, you will enjoy this alot. For me, it goes as far as to be wanted to be transported to the anime for a couple of minutes, and just pat Nyarko head, and hug her and yell kawoii KAWOII thousands of times (something I would see as a crazy desire normally...), they just nailed it for me!! Art=10/10
OP's, op's... I dont like most of them! Garbage, sorry I just dont care for most pop romance japonese weirdo songs outhere!! BUT for some reason, both of the Op's of the first and second anime of Nyarko I fully watched, FOR ALL of the time, they are that catchy, I dont understand how composers do this, but the songs just feel right when they are played, for how light and generic the plot is, sometimes you may think the sound would just as bad... wrong!! Quality, everything fits right on, for the sad, despair, anxiety, colourful and more happy scenes brought in together, the sound department done a great job with the atmosphere, again specially the OP's!! I see myself going back and play these again and again without feeling bored. Sound=9/10
Characters, this is what the anime is about, and what will be decisive if either you like this anime or not!! The characters are what defines this anime, they arent that special, you cannot expect amazing character development or gripping plot of them!!
Most of the times they only do crazy and stupid things a human being wouldnt possibly do (a feature of most japonese animes), but this is what makes me love this anime so much, I wanted funny and light-hearted moments, I didnt searched for a reality check, life is hard, and we need to endure it, but for me I sometimes like to have a break of that world!!
Beyond Mahiro with Nyarko at main characters, for supportive roles worth to mention you get Hasuta, "Hastar deity of the wind", that wants to make babies with the main male character, but he is a guy (this annoys me alot at first, but then you just dont give a thing bout him no more)...
Kuuko "Cthuko deity" is quiet and calm, except when she is close to Nyarko, the one she loves despite being mutual enemy species, and both "girls"!! And then Ta-Damm, Nyarko "Nyaruko, a Nyarlotephian deity", one of a bright personality, that can pack a punch and kill enemies in very gore ways, she is in love with Mahiro and has to "protect" him of any harm other than herself!! She defines what I like about the series.
Mahiro as some very annoying moments (tsundere male... I love tsundere females, being a male one feels weird at first), but Kuuko and Nyarko... they "fights", and dialogue between them and other characters, all the jokes and references, and the romance between this harem, THIS SHINES!! Like I said soo crazy, stupid and not logical, that I just laughed and laughed throught the whole show, most of the people might not agree, and for them this might not be a good mix, but for me, it was just what I was looking for, enjoyment!! Truly stupid and illogical at that, but it made me almost maratoon this whole series (something impossible being myself in college exams "happy-fun-mode-time", YEAH ME!!...). Characters&Enjoyment=10/10
Overall I have to give it a 9, I gave the first season a 8, this one was more enjoyable, I already knew almost all of the cast, I enjoyed season 1, and I wanted more of that crazyness comedy satire stuff, so when I started watching Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W, I got large doses of that!! And in the end, I have felt realized from what I wanted to get from Nyaruko-san W anime.
Most people wont agree with my review about this, I agree it isnt a anime for everybody, but for what it is about, its premise, for me, it was a dazzling gleam!! I wont forget these characters, they made laugh alot and have a good time, and Nyarko, one of the most illogical, delusional characters I ever saw on a harem... I m her fan, VERY proudly!!
Everything has a place to be, a moment to belong to, either amazing, gripping, complex, perfectly logical stories, or crazy stupid madness fun comedies!! Both, and has of now, "Miss" Nyaruko "Nyarlotephian deity", have a place to belong in my heart and soul!! With great expectations I wait and hope for a third season to come!! xDread more
Do you think Lovecraft would be better with a lot more Kamen Rider and Space CQC?
Sit your ass down and turn off your brain, just not too much, because you will need it for all the references.
If you liked Nyaralthotep S1, this is just more of the same absurd jokes and premises. After all, who doesn't want, no NEED, more video game and Cthulhu mythos in their life?
Don't expect any big reveals, revelations, or character progression--everyone's pretty much the same and the stupid adventures are just as stupid.
If I can find any criticism, is that Mahiro (the protagonist/love interest) has given up the straight man act this season, which was one of the funniest parts of S1, but also understandable if you hang out with abominations all day. There are also too many callbacks to S1 so it feels like a rehash of the same premise and story lines.
Also Kuko is less rapey--not sure if that's a bad thing, tho.