Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W – 08
「小さな恋のうた」 (Chisana Koi no Uta)
“Small Love Song”
Another week, another episode of unexpected heartwarming moments.
I never once thought that our cute and cuddly dragon Shanta would be the surprise fourth girl that appeared this week. But before I even get into that topic, does anyone else think that Hasta is getting the extremely short end of the stick? I mean with the season close to over, it feels like he’s getting less and less screen time every week! Sure he may not be the most prominent main character but after getting a glimpse of what’s hiding behind that cute exterior of his, I’m sure some of us would appreciate if he got another chance to shine!
But once you look passed that, this week’s episode was a really lighthearted one. Seeing how I’ve never seen Shanta as more than Nyaruko’s pet and trusty mount to get from Point A to Point B, it was awfully cute watching her get some literal personification. Add in a bit of Mahiro going above and beyond to help her realize that he cares about her and appreciates the things she does for him and you end up with this awfully warm feeling sitting inside your heart. And while I’d have liked for her to get a real voice actor, listening to that familiar “Mii-Mii!” come out of a cute face l had this strange charm that I can’t really explain.
In general Nyaruko fashion, there were a ton of references for all of us to catch this week. The most prominent for me being the ones from Dragonball, Pokemon, and my personal favorite Oregairu!. But after an episode like that, you know what’s on my mind? Thinking about just how brutal Cthune is going to be next week as she beats the crap out of everyone for trapping her in-between dimensions.