Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W – 03
「超邪神黙示録」 (Chou Jyashin Mokushiroku)
“Super Evil God Apocalypse”
You know what’s a little ridiculous? I never even considered the possibility that the everyday Hasta may be an elaborate disguise to distract us from thinking about his “true” form. On the surface is this timid boy who could very well trick anyone into thinking he’s a girl. But tickle his back in just the right way and out comes the complete opposite! A shiny, masculine figure who could put most male leads to shame. But in all honesty, it was a nice reminder that Hasta really is a guy yet the appearance of this manly version brought up a very interesting question — when Mahiro said that he thought of Hasta as a younger brother, did you catch that hint of remorse in his voice? Does this mean that Hasta really wants to be with him!?
But for me, I really enjoyed just how much everyone was breaking the fourth-wall this week. Between Nyaruko trying to preemptively end the show and Mahiro acknowledging that the show really wasn’t done yet, there was this fun back-and-fourth between the two. And let’s not forget Mahiro finally leaping into action this week with those deadly forks of his!
While the biggest cameo this week was the Dragonball’s Giant Monkey, I couldn’t help but feel that were a lot more that I missed either because they were too obscure for me or I was just being too dense. But I could have swore that the scene when Nyaruko flashes her phone like a badge comes from one of the many Power Rangers series and I’m fairly sure that Mahiro was copying L’s pose during the eyecatch. And if it was, maybe it isn’t too much of a stretch to say that the way they used that book could be homage to the actual Death Note?
ED2: 「Wonderナンダ?片思い」 (Wonder Nanda? Kataomoi) by RAMMに這いよる邪神さん (RAMM ni Haiyoru Jyashin-San)