Welcome Back to Nyarlko’s Crazy World!
Welcome back Metanorn readers! Just in case you were wondering we have not forgotten to continue reviewing this anime, so prepare yourself for something fun from me and Highway!
Welcome back for more Haiyore! Nyarlko-san W discussion! Two weeks of Nyarlko, and the story’s taken quite the turn. What’s the big change? Read on and find out!
Love is in the Air
The big motion has been on the love front. We all know how much Nyarlko has been chasing Mahiro, and Hasuta’s always got the hots for him, but who else is after him now? We had some interesting scenes in episode 4 with Tamao sighing wistfully about things that might have been, even as she stepped up to ‘help’ Nyarlko win Mahiro’s affection. Tamao would really like to be the girl that Mahiro’s with, but with the zoo that’s surrounding him, I think she’s just thinking she’s not worth of jumping in that fray. Plus, how can you compete with the craziness that is Nyarlko? And it’s a shame, because I think that Mahiro would probably do really well with Tamao.
No, Tamao, don’t friendzone yourself!
But the other thing that really comes out to me in these scenes is the sincere love that Nyarlko has for Mahiro. Yes, she’s wacky and off the wall, but given the chance to calm down just the least bit about it, she’s almost heartbroken the way he rejects her. And in the end it’s almost entirely her own fault. When they’re together in the bath, engineered by Nyarlko in her room, actually being quiet, and he asks why she likes him. And of course, she answers love at first sight, but she can’t keep the quiet going long. Finally, Mahiro says what I’ve suspected for a while: If she wasn’t always forcing herself at him, he would probably like her (Tamao, here’s your chance! That’s the plan!).
We know who Kuuko really likes…
But that’s not all the love plot that we get. It’s drop-in alien time, this time Kuuko’s older cousin Kuune. Kuune’s the type to give Akane Akazi a run for her money in younger relative obsession, and goes the extra mile to sexually assault Kuuko in the foyer as soon as she sees her (for a change, CrunchyRoll showed more of this scene than the TV airing did. Let’s just say there were hands where there might shouldn’t be hands…). She’s an inspector from the same group they work for, but she’s really there to get Kuuko to make good on her pre-school promise to marry her, about as unenforceable a contract as you could come up with, but Kuuko’s worried enough about it to claim that Mahiro is her fiance. It doesn’t help that Kuuko’s real love is a Nyarlthotepian, who are apparently the Hatfields to the Cthugaians McCoys. But in the act of pretending she’s in love with Mahiro, she starts to realize that she “doesn’t dislike him”, anime code for “she does like him.”
But is it enough to marry him?
Nyaruko reference corner
These two episodes have been a bit lacking in the hilarious references lately and it feels like they might be running out of ideas, (also thanks to NyaruReferences again) but as per usual there are lots of shout outs that point to Lovecraft mythos and of course tons of Kamen Rider which is a series that I have no idea about sadly. Instead of talking about both episodes separately I will just combine the references into one! Starting off with Lupin III, Heartcatch Precure (Mahiro’s mom voices Cure Moonlight), Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Evangelion 1.11, Mobile suit Gundam, Code Geass, DBZ with Piccalo’s Special Beam Cannon, Fist of the North Star and AKB0048’s Aitakatta saying provided by Kuuko’s cousin Kuune. So which of these listed references did you like from both episodes? Personally I loved the hilarious use of Mobile suit Gundam, Code Geass, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Heartcatch and of course I can (not) forget that Evangelion 1.11 parody because Narulko looked like a badass with that sniper rifle.
Well these two episodes certainly had their fair share of hilarious moments, but I think the fourth episode threw out an interesting twist with the arrival of Kuuko’s cousin Kuune who reminds me of Akane Akazi aka the older sister of Akarin from Yuri Yuri! Because both characters are full on yuri girls that have things for their female siblings; however I think that might get old really fast if Kuune is always jumping Kuuko, then again she does the same thing to Nyarlko so it only seems fair right? It also seems like this second season is hinting at the possibility of a love triangle forming between Mahiro, Kuuko and Nyarlko; however I know they are only faking their surprise relationship to throw Ku-ne off and I guess we need more episodes just to see how that whole thing plays out, so what did you enjoy from these two episodes?
Two weeks of love and lonely hearts for Nyarlko-san! The love polygons got more complicated, with Kuune and Tamao added to the mix, and even worse with Kuuko possibly starting to fall for Mahiro. And it’s a shame that Nyarlko can’t understand Mahiro’s objection to her, although I don’t know if she could change her fundamental nature to be less random and pushy. Mahiro obviously has some affection for all of them, but could it turn into love with the right change in conditions? And which one do you think is the best for him?