For real man! She is like maximum level with all the cool weapons.
|Hello Nyaruko fans! Last week’s episode finally brought back all the hilarious parody and reference material we have grown to love, but what about the episode this week? I really hope we stick to the comedy bits rather than the romance; however, I think there are a few fans who enjoy that type of thing I bet… Anyway time to start the review!
In this episode, Nyaruko and Mahiro swap bodies thanks to Tamao’s special gun.
Terrible dreams and Nyaruko’s evil plans
Sorry, Mahiro, but you can only fly in your dreams.
Nyaruko-“Don’t mess the pillow up! I haven’t paid for it yet!” Mahiro-“PREPARE TO DIE EVIL TALKING PILLOW!”
Starting off with Mahrio having a strange dream about the kiss he shared with Nyaruko in the previous game world, but he was acting very aggressive towards her taking charge of the epic kiss…or maybe he really wanted to act that way? And Nyaruko tried to trick him with a full size body pillow of herself, which made me laugh because she actually tried to hide inside the pillow… Yeah… I don’t think Mahiro would hug such a thing in a million years Nyaruko, but hey she paid the price when Mahiro decided to toss the pillow outside! I was shocked that Kuuko didn’t jump out from the bushes to pounce that pillow.
Extreme shopping adventures!
Which glasses mode character do you love this week?
Hastur-“Do you like cats, Mahiro!?” Mahiro-“uh…not…really…why do you ask?”
After school Mahiro takes Hastur, Kuuko and Nyaruko out shopping to buy things for Hastur, but of course this little shopping adventure means it is time for Nyaruko to act extra mental resulting in everyone wearing glasses for the super important megane fetish! Yes everyone looks better with glasses right? Well everyone except for poor old Kuuko according to Nyaruko of course…awww you don’t have to be so mean to your future yuri lover. Oh and I guess Hastur also has a fetish for glasses? I think everyone was basically drooling over seeing Mahiro throw on a pair of glasses, but why was there no Persona 4 reference thrown in for a few extra laughs? Maybe they are saving that for the final episodes?
Tamao Kurei the moe alien girl?
Nyaruko-“There is only room for one moe alien girl in this series!” Tamao-“Psssh I challenge you for that spot.”
So what the hell happed to the quiet Tamao Kurei this week? First of all she shows up with a special gun and screws up everything, but I think she was “taken” over by a strange alien who wants more earth entertainment! Yes we are back to the theme of the aliens wanting our entertainment again. I still found it hilarious that she could have asked Nyaruko to help her rather than attempt to steal her body! I swear that moment made me laugh so hard…also the random body swapping which I will talk about next.
Swapping bodies and personalities
Nyaruko-“Boys sure are interesting!” Mahiro-“WHAT THE HELL DID YOU DO!?”
Raise your hand if you have seen this silly anime thing before…I know I have seen it appear several times like in Shakugan no Shana specials, Dragon ball Z, Fairy Tail, One piece manga, Natsuiro Kiseki and you can find this crazy theme appearing in the summer with Kokoro Connect! That is just a rough list of things I have seen, but I am sure there are more out there for us to laugh at. So what makes that so interesting? I guess it changes the characters viewpoint and it alters the original characters personality like this week with Nyaruko and Mahiro changing bodies. The result is quite hilarious because Mahiro starts to act crazy and blushes all the time thanks to Nyaruko exploring certain features of being a guy, but Mahiro on the other hand faces the dangerous Kuuko and her yuri obsession over Nyaruko…you would think she wouldn’t touch her since it is technically Mahiro, but nope! She only wants the body not the mind of Nyaruko right now.
Kuuko-“Let me show you why girls are amazing…soon as I knock you out first.” Mahiro-“Oh damn…”
Mahiro-“I SWEAR I WILL KILL YOU!” Nyaruko-“Then you would kill yourself, duh.”
Mahiro-“NOOOO! My life is officially over…” Nyaruko-“You will become my love slave!”
Now that Mahiro and Nyaruko have to suffer with their new bodies they might as well make the best of it right? Well not so much for Mahrio because he isn’t very happy with the changes; however Nyaruko sees this as a perfect chance to use her new body to shout I LOVE YOU NYARUKO! In front of everyone in the classroom…oh man Mahiro your life went from bad to extremely bad in a matter of minutes! So what the hell will Nyarko err I mean original Mahiro do to fix this new problem? I guess he could just beat her up for saying such things, but that would mean he has to kick his own ass right? Still that does sound quite hilarious if you think about it.
Mahiro-“Your new master commands you!” Kuuko-“YES MY MASTER!”
Nyaruko-“Ku ku ku time to think about more evil plans for Mahiro.”
Sadly I have to say this episode was lacking in the reference department this week, but I can only take a guess at the ones I saw. I thought they were going for a persona 4 parodies with all the talk of glasses, but honestly you can probably find that in almost every other anime series. There was that brief moment with Ruuhii dressed up as a magical girl! You could say sailor moon, precure or any other magical girl series what else…I did laugh at Kuuko saying her “Yes, my master” quote! I was thinking Fate/Zero but I did see talk of Code Geass reference with that line instead of Fate/Zero…so did you catch any I might have missed?
Extra fun time with Nyaruko-san!
Can you seriously get enough oh these evil faces?
Nyaruko realizing these glasses are really damn expensive!
Did you like Nyaruko’s angry expressions this week?
Your weekly Nyaruko fan service shot of the week!
Sooo this wasn’t the most exciting episode of Nyaruko-san so far, but it had plenty of funny moments like the whole body pillow thing and of course that bit about the alien borrowing Kurei’s body in an attempt to steal Nyaruko’s body? Yeah there really was a lot of talk of taking bodies from people…I guess you could say that was the overall theme of this episode. Speaking of bodies for a moment I suppose it was nice that Mahiro changed bodies with Nyaruko for a bit this week, so maybe he might gain some new respect for her? Then again you have the reverse with Nyaruko exploring Mahiro’s body and she killed me with her “boys are great” line! I think Mahiro will need a few cold showers after he regains his original body.
So, yeah this was one of the weaker episodes for me, but what about you? Did you enjoy it more or was it seriously lacking that hilarious comedic punch we have grown to love? Personally I wanted more jokes and parody related fun, but I guess it really is quite tough to have jokes for every single episode. Anyway I really hope next week is a bit better in the jokes department and I wonder how long this body swapping thing will play out. Maybe the creators will allow Kuuko and Hastur to change bodies next time? OH MY GOD I would die of laughter if that actually happened.
Nyaruko-“Let us show them our love!” Mahiro-“No way in hell!”
Round two of the terrible body swap story.