Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W – 05
「嘘だと言ってよクー子」 (Usoda to Itteyo Ctuhko)
“Say It Isn’t So, Ctuhko”
With the humor taking the backseat this week, the story decided to dive deep into the more emotional side. And by emotional, I mean instilling the idea that this show could work awfully well as a legitimate romantic comedy.
Seeing how Hasta got the short end of the stick this week, let’s all take a moment to remember all the crafty traps out there who will never be able to get the guy unless someone creates a doujinshi for them. Seriously though, it was a rather interesting episode in terms of how the writers finally decided to give the characters a bit more depth by building up the relationships between Mahiro, Nyaruko, and Cthuko. For example, someone a few weeks ago mentioned the fabled reset button being used on our main cast. And judging from how cold Mahiro was toward everyone during the beginning of the season, I believed it. But like I said earlier, after witnessing his reactions during today’s episode it looks like he may actually remember everything from last season!
Which brings up an interesting point — it seems like it’s really minor things that are preventing Nyaruko from really swaying him into becoming romantically interested. I don’t know about you but I was surprised when Nyaruko actually got him to not only get into the bath with her but also drop his usually closed-off personality. But what blew me away was when I thought I heard him say he might actually have feelings for her! Because as unlikely as it sounds, can you imagine how different this show could become should Nyaruko and Mahiro actually end up together?
On the other hand, it was nice to see Cthuko’s character get a bit of an overhaul with her cousin’s sudden introduction. Besides watching the lewdest girl of the group get groped and fingered to the point where she was ready to “explode” it served as a good transition to help her become more than just the girl who’s obsessed with Nyaruko. I mean, after licking Mahiro’s finger like that and even having a short flashback after thinking about him? I think someone might be changing their love interest… That and the preview for next week’s episode looks awfully gloomy.
ED4: 「Sister, Friend, Lover」by RAMM に 這いよるクー子さんとクー音さん (RAMM ni Haiyoru Ctuhkosan to Kuunesan)