And there is a Kuuko in your closet with Hastur!
|Welcome back to another thrilling and hilarious episode review! I have to say the last few episodes haven’t been as funny for me personally. But I did find a few things that managed to crack me up in the end; however, with this episode I have my fingers crossed for some laughter and of course the usual references to watch out for.
This episode follows Mahiro and the others getting sucked into the game world.
Video game worlds are amazing
Nyaruko-“Hmmmm is your favorite color pink ,Mahiro?” Mahrio-“…pssh…no…maybe.”
Hastur-“Maybe you shouldn’t hit the sucked into game world button.” Mahiro-“Now you tell me!”
Hastur-“Yo dawg, let us do manly things like basketball without shirts.” Mahiro-“Are you feeling alright?”
Anime and video games always match up nicely, don’t they? I mean we have series based off games with every Tales game release and on the flip side there are a few series of anime out there with the whole theme of getting stuck in a video game for their story, but the only one that comes to my mind currently is .hack series and Sword Art Online for the upcoming summer anime season. In the world of Haiyore, we already know the creators of this series are big time videogame nuts! I mean we had those parodies based around the Xbox and PS3, but in this episode Mahiro, Kuuko, Hastur, Nyaruko and Tamao have all been sucked into game world or a dating game world called doki doki high school…good luck with that Mahiro; however the only way to leave that world is for our main character to choose one of the four girls and achieve the good ending to escape.
Hastur versus Nyaruko versus Kuuko versus Tamao!?
Yes these four girls have a battle royal through the entire episode as they try to make Mahiro trigger their individual flags to reach their good endings, but things fly fast for Mahiro as he jumps from scene to scene avoiding some dangerous encounters with everyone. Like Kuuko attempting to cut him in half, Hastur trying to jump him in the nurse’s office, Nyaruko’s failed concert and finally Tamao locking Mahiro in the gym equipment shed so they can be alone.
Which one do you choose for your personal good ending?
So picture yourself as Mahiro for a moment and now you HAVE to choose only one girl to escape this screwed up game world! Who would you aim for? The crazy yet hyper Nyaruko-san, confused Shouta Hastur, Yuri-tastic Kuuko-chan or maybe Tamao? The possibilities are in your hands now readers, so let me know who you would like to end up with out of those four or maybe you have your eyes on someone like Ruuhii or possibly Yoriko? Of course, you can avoid those nasty incest routes for this question.
Reference time once again
All the best reference material you could ever want and more!
This week we are finally back to this old gimmick of spot the reference and boy there are a lot I managed to find on my own, but they were relatively easy like the World that god only knows thanks to the comment “I can see the ending.” Complete with glasses! Next up every poke at Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu from Endless Eight, the sword pull from Kuuko’s skirt, Nyaruko in a bunny suit with a golden guitar and then they jumped right into Working!! because Kana Asumi voices Popura as well as Nyaruko-san, but we know that already right? And finally they had some fighting game themed fun with Hastur as Bridget from Guilty Gear, Nyaruko as Pai Chan from Virtural fighter and Kuuko as Mai Shiranui from King of fighters. I could only spot Hastur and Kuuko’s outfits because I played those games before, but I did look up Nyaruko’s thanks to the Nyaruko reference blog.
Extra fun with Nyaruko-san!
Kuuko-“Let’s experiment with this ship…” Nyaruko-“Noooooo!! I want to sail off with Mahiro!”
Hastur showing Mahiro some service…
Mahiro-“No…just…no…” Nyaruko-“Damn, and it was going to rock your world.”
Hnnnggg Nyaruko’s face is so cuteoooo!!
Nyaruko-“Time to set this scene for hot mouth to mouth action!” Mahiro-“…why…me…”
I was happy to see Hairyore Nyaruko-san return to the whole parody level I grew to love, but yeah I know they are diving hardcore into the romance side of things with Mahiro and Nyaruko. Just like Ano Natsu, it is obvious to everyone who ends up with whom or will that even happen? I know this series loves to troll so I fully expect some random “Oh we were just kidding” style of a true ending for our main characters. For some reason if they did decide to do such a thing, part of me would be perfectly fine or would that make you angry?! After all I can easily see them throwing out another season of this, but I think they have used up their supply of reference materials.
So, what else was fun and exciting this time? I guess it was hilarious to see Hastur acting more “boy-ish” or failing at it! I just remember laughing for a bit as I thought about Rie Kugimiya voicing a guy, but if you think about it most of her tsundere girls are a bit tomboyish so I guess it fits somehow? Anyway I am glad to see the jokes returning and all the parody stuffs again versus all that dull romance drama for now…
Mahiro-“YOU DID WHAT TO MY BODY?!”
Mahiro and Nyaruko swap bodies?