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「恋愛の才能」 (Renai no Sainou)
“Love Making Ability”

I can’t believe something that I briefly touched on during the first episode would actually make a comeback and become (hopefully) an integral part of the story! And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, it would be how the story is slyly reintegrating Tamao into the general story!

There are a lot of different adjectives I could use to describe this show but emotional falls pretty low on that list. I mean, when the gags are flying everywhere and there are more cameos then you can shake a stick at there’s literally almost no time left to deepen the relationships that our characters share with one another. And this is where Tamao surprisingly comes into play as someone who could bring a whole new element into this show. For example, let’s take a look at how the episode started off and incorporated a recurring theme of unrequited love. We see Tamao experimenting with makeup so it should become obvious that she wants to show off her looks to someone special but every time she tries to admire her work she believes that she will never have the chance to showcase them. Fast forward toward the end of the episode and we see why she’s so hard on herself — how difficult is it to hide your own feelings when you’re trying to help your friend with theirs?

Simply put, Tamao is bringing the emotional feelings to a show that doesn’t necessarily need it but sure does benefit from it. Sure you could be content with how things currently are but I think that any show that attemps to venture out of the genre they’ve originally started in can really become something special. And like I’ve said, this show isn’t one that people would come to for their emotional fix — at least not yet! And on a final note, man Mahiro picked up a lot of forks! Makes you wonder how much of his stash he blew through during season one..


ED3 Sequence

ED3: 「嫌いなワケLychee」 (Kirai Na Wake Lychee) by RAMMに這いよる珠緒さん (RAMM ni Haiyoru Tamao-San)


May 2, 2013 at 12:18 am
  • May 2, 2013 at 12:34 amkatsudon

    I was pretty happy that this episode had an emphasis on Tamao, she seemed like an interesting character that never got any screen time. (minus the arc where her body gets taken over by the yellow alien) Feels in Nyaruko are rare, but if season one was any indication, they should be able to do a good job with it this time around as well! (talking about the episode where Nyaruko shows Mahiro she really does love him, and not just obsessed with sleeping with him) Stoked for the next episode- the Nyaruko body pillow returns and we get to meet the new character! Yay!

    • May 2, 2013 at 2:30 amGreyman

      At last! The mysterious red-eyed girl from the into sequence will be revealed.

      Finally we’ll find out who she’ll be. My speculation is: Ithaqua?

      • May 2, 2013 at 6:18 pmkatsudon

        I wouldn’t be too surprised if that’s who she is! Guess we’ll just have to wait and see… Having more busty redheads in anime is definitely a good thing too, and maybe Mahiro will add her to his every growing harem, it’s lacking someone busty anyways. =D

    • May 2, 2013 at 6:08 amAkoriko

      I also really liked the cute Tamao ED.

  • May 2, 2013 at 12:59 amTSouL

    Cthuko or Kuroko ? So hard to choose!

    • May 2, 2013 at 5:42 amIncognito

      It’s probably too much to ask for both, but here you go.

  • May 2, 2013 at 1:44 amTechim

    Found a site that tries to note all the possible cameos for the series.
    Here. http://nyaruref.blogspot.de/2013/04/haiyore-nyaruko-san-w-episode-4.html

    • May 2, 2013 at 6:13 amGinobi47

      holy freaking crap…. i missed more than half of those cameos! My anime know-how is getting rusty T.T

      • May 2, 2013 at 6:33 amTechim

        With cameo/references across multiple anime, light novels, games, tv series and cultures, (not to mention the timespan involved, seeing how Bewitched is quite an old American series)
        it’d be impossible for a single person to be able to identify them all.
        Easiest way would be fan colloborations.
        Or if the Nyaruko anime team one day decides to publish a booklet about the references made.

  • May 2, 2013 at 5:28 amKouji

    Lack of crawling chaos gif is a disappointment.

  • May 2, 2013 at 6:07 amAXiAMWoLFE

    Uhhh… Romanization for ED artist is wrong. Isn’t it “RAMM ni Haiyoru Tamao-San”?

    • May 2, 2013 at 7:03 amZannafar

      Yes, it is Tamao-san not Jyashin-san.

      Some small background information: RAMM is short for REDALiCE (founder of ALiCE’S EMOTION and HARDCORE TANO*C) & Masayoshi Minoshima (Owner and founder of Alstroemeria Records, probably best known for his arrangement of Bad Apple!!)

    • May 2, 2013 at 7:08 amAkoriko

      Yes, it seems to be a copy-paste error from last episode’s article.

    • May 2, 2013 at 6:37 pmTakaii

      Doh. Fixed.

  • May 2, 2013 at 10:00 amTaiyo

    I came over when I saw Zero.

  • May 2, 2013 at 1:17 pmMagoiichi

    The only reference I got was the Code Geass one.I am so ashamed for not getting the Jojo references and the Gundam one T-T

  • May 2, 2013 at 6:50 pmZhinvu

    After being at the receiving end of 2 Rider Kicks a few episodes back, it’s nice to see that Tsuruko is alright. It’s also nice to see Satomi Arai in quite a number of roles this season. Aside from Kuroko and Shantak-kun, she’s also that yellow alien helping Tamao. And speaking of Tamao, yes she was so lovely in this episode. Show Spoiler ▼

  • May 2, 2013 at 8:08 pmhaseo0408

    Let me get this right, you have a huge badass sword and you still go for the forks!?.

    • May 3, 2013 at 1:35 amGreyman

      The Yasaka families’ fork technique inflicts incredible damage. Somehow.

      The sword just is for food preparation. Evidently.

    • May 3, 2013 at 2:16 amZen

      Forks: The modern ninja’s low-cost, legal alternative to kunai. Like Kunai, forks are used to harass the enemy, or to take down small fry; the big sword doesn’t see use unless someone’s actually powerful enough to make you get serious…XP

    • May 3, 2013 at 3:15 amThe Moondoggie

      Just like in FPS: use ranged attacks then melee the hell out of them. Dunno if this works in some games but LOL, it works in Dragon’s Nest too.

      • May 5, 2013 at 3:52 ameharper256

        Its also the standard strategy to survive without magic in Dungeon Crawl SS.

  • May 3, 2013 at 1:15 amThe Moondoggie

    I didn’t know the Black Rebellion is a war for love between an Old One and a human boy….

    • May 3, 2013 at 5:32 amCybersteel

      Technically C.C. is definitely old and has strange powers.

      • May 3, 2013 at 5:41 amZen

        But Nyaruko was Lelouch…XP

  • May 3, 2013 at 5:07 pmGoukaRyuu

    Someone needs to stat forks in a Call of Cthulu game. Someone also needs to make one of Nyarhotep’s forms a cute teenage girls. It would be great.

    • May 3, 2013 at 5:08 pmGoukaRyuu

      Also, I would just love for Hastur to reference is nemesis Old Man Henderson. I would love this show even more if that happened.