Nyaruko is crawling her way to the top of awesome characters.
|So it seems like Haiyore became a hit with a few readers out there! So you can expect to see more reviews here on Metanorn, but what exactly makes this series so damn fun? The random jokes or maybe it comes down to the crazy cast of unique characters? Or is it possibly something else altogether? Either way I am having a great time with this insane series.
Plot this week has Nyaruko and Mahiro visit Nodens, interrupt an evil auction and meet Cthuko.
Mahiro-“Don’t you have less violent weapons?” Nyaruko-“Silly human, fire makes it look cool!”
Our crawling chaos adventure begins with Nyaruko killing off more demons with a special grenade. Yes she has all kinds of special weapons…after blowing them up, Mahiro complains about the demons showing up to attack him. However, he suggests to Nyaruko that they should destroy their main “base” and she agrees to his plan after she freezes time which looked a lot like zero time from Stardriver. After successfully stopping time our brave fighters sneak their way into the headquarters aka R’lyeh Land, which doubles as an amusement park. Oh alright they failed at sneaking and it quickly became something like kicking in the door of the enemy base and shouting WE ARE HERE, BITCHES!
Nyaruko-“One day I will become king of the P-” Mahiro-“No! Just no…stop that right now!”
Kuko-“Time to burn up the stage with my yuri flames!” Nyaruko-“Remind me to extinguish my desires to murder you.”
So, how do you stop evil demons from taking over the world? Easy answer! You simply interrupt their auction for world takeover of course, but for Mahiro this is not good because they are lured into a trap by the old Nodens who looks a lot like Zeus. Now that Nodens has Nyaruko are trapped, he sends Cthuko to fight her because they are rivals or are they something else? *cough* yuri lovers *cough* Well, their love is really only one sided. While the girls fight in another world, poor Mahiro is left alone with some nasty demons; however, Nyaruko did give him a magical item just in case he got into some trouble.
Nyaruko-“Let’s settle this somewhere else!” Kuko-“Ohhh? I think I have the perfect location in mind.”
Nyaruko-“EHHHHHHHHH!? WHAT THE!?” Kuko-“Shhh it will all be over soon, my sweet.”
Back to Cthuko or Koko as Nyaruko calls her and their “fight” or basically Gundam-references-all-over-the-place, battle quickly ends resulting in Kuko revealing her true side to Nyaruko…as in hot fiery yuri action where she openly confesses her love for Nyaruko wanting to make little demon-alien babies with her. Wait… how in the world!? Or…never mind, I really don’t want to know about that right now. Anyway, Nyaruko tells Koko that she really does love Mahiro and they enter round two of their epic battle, where our grey haired god transforms herself into a superhero! Yeah that was really strange but it helped her win and she arrives just in time to save Mahiro thanks to his magical box.
Kuko why so cute!?
Nyaruko-“IT’S TIME TO TRANSFORM FOR GREAT JUSTICE!!”
Nyaruko-“That was my justice sandwich, I hope you liked it.” Kuko-“I…still…love…you.”
Nodens-“Soooo, you won’t star in my epic BL anime?” Mahiro-“I’d rather have children with Nyaruko.”
Nodens-“ILL GET YOU NEXT TIME, Nyaruko!! And your little Mahiro too!”
After saving Mahiro, the other demons in the arena flee and Nodens tries to walk away; however, Nyaruko stops him and they learn the old man was going to sell Mahiro and place him in some TV series or a boy’s love story. So, they save the world and blow the place up and return to the real world where Nyaruko says her final goodbye to Mahiro, but after that touching moment he heads home only to discover she never left his house! DAMN, YOU GOT TROLLED HARD by the master or did he? After that bit of comedy the episode ends with more forking action between our main characters.
Nyaruko-“You almost said you loved me!” Mahiro-“No way! I meant I love your hair…”
Extra love craft action!
Mahiro-“Maybe if I close my eyes she will disappear?” Nyaruko-“Not a chance in hell, Mahiro! I am here to stay forever.”
Is it worth the risk? You tell me.
Noden just found out he lost the Saimoe tournament.
Romance is in the air! Either that or Nyaruko can summon random pink hearts at will.
Whoa! This was a great episode this week, however if you compared it to the premier episode I would say it wasn’t as funny as the first episode. Story wise they did introduce two new characters with the old man Nodens and the fire chick Cthuko or Kuko, who gave the fans plenty of hot blooded yuri action. Normally I make jokes about yuri because it is just not my thing, but I can’t say I hate it either. As for that yuri scene in this episode I can tell it was more about the laughs for me. Kuko is defiantly an interesting girl and I can see where things might get interesting coming up in future episodes, but damn her character design? Amazing! She looks like a possible sister to Msyu; I guess I will have to add Kuko to my growing list of characters I need to draw in the future.
Speaking of Kuko for a moment how about that CQC battle she had with Nyaruko? Or as I have started to call it “Gundam-battle scene” Funnels and laser beam spam? Where else can you find such things? And I think we had a Stardriver reference with the whole time freeze event and then they jumped right into a random One Piece joke with the whole “I will break into a prison to save my brother.” Oh my god Jrow, you better be watching this series. Now I know Haiyore isn’t the first anime series to have parodies, I mean Gintama did it all the time, but I suppose Nyaruko does read a lot of manga and probably watches a lot of random anime; so I say bring on more parody level comedy.
So I wonder why Nyaruko’s ultimate fighting move transforms her into a power ranger type of superhero; maybe her power allows her to do anything she wants? I am starting to think that Nyaruko can bend reality to her own will. Then again when you have characters like Kuko running around I don’t think Nyaruko made her up or maybe she did so she could have a love rival? Anyway I think that would make for a cool power for Nyaruko; however I think we have seen that type before in Kore Wa Zombie desu ka with Yuu’s powers. So, what did you think of episode two!? Was it less about the story and jokes this time? Or was the focus spent more on Kuko’s burning passion for Nyaruko? Let me know what you thought! Thanks.
Beware of the powerful twin-tail! She is prepared to strike…
Nyaruko fights in a swimsuit and battles with Kuko in the real world.