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Haiyore! Nyaruko-san – 01

OP Sequence

OP: 「太陽曰く燃えよカオス」 (Taiyou Iwaku Moeyo Chaos) by Ushirokara Haiyoritai G
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「第三種接近遭遇、的な」 (Dai-san-shuu Sekkin Souguu, Teki na)
“Like a Close Encounter of the Third Kind”

As we learn from the episode, Nyaruko (Asumi Kana) is an alien that works for a planetary defense organization who has come to Earth to stop a criminal organization that deals in drugs, contraband, and trading slaves. Her other objective is to protect Yasaka Mahiro (Kitamura Eri) from Nightguants and other potential threats. Oddly enough, the reason Earth is a top priority for protection is because of our entertainment. Earth’s entertainment is the most popular in the universe. Of course, this could all be conjecture on Nyaruko’s part since she seems like an otaku but I’ll take her word for it.

We’ve seen anime like this before: Cute girl comes out of nowhere to live with the main character that for some reason has no parental supervision at the moment. The twist in this case is the loose connection to H.P. Lovecraft who is best known for the Cthulu Mythos.

With XEBEC now doing the animation instead of DLE (who used flash), the series is open to more possibilities. Nyaruko is presented slightly different from her ONA and OVA counterparts. For example, now that they’ve made the switch, we are able to see Nyaruko in fast paced scenes such as fighting with Nightguants. While I’m glad there is a real studio at the helm this time around, I feel that some of the personality that the flash animation gave it was lost in the transition.

If there is anything negative to say about Haiyore!, it’s probably the fact that it won’t include a couple of the characters from Remember My Love(craft-sensei) (judging from the OP). The loss of Atoko and Nyarue (voiced by Kataoka Azusa and Hara Sayuri) from the cast is disappointing since they added so much to the comedy in the ONA. I’ve never read the light novels but my best guess is those characters probably weren’t introduced until much later on so it would be logical for them not to appear in this adaptation.

Nyaruko’s character will be either a hit of miss with some viewers because she can be very polarizing. On one hand, Asumi Kana delivered a very energized performance and establishes Nyaruko as a very energetic, ridiculous, and rambunctious character. On the other, it might be a struggle to enjoy this show if you can’t stand her excessive moe personality. Still, how can you not like a cute alien girl who would make you a lunch, protect you from monsters, and jump into the bath with you? Sure the lunch she made might have contained alien meat and used you as bait to draw out demons but those are only minor details…

Mahiro might be another issue for some. I know there are people who don’t like weak male leads and his constant refusal to accept Nyaruko’s advances might seem as weak. Also, he’s being protected by a girl. Mahiro isn’t completely useless though since he breaks out his trusty fork for which he uses to subdue a certain alien from running completely out of control.

Besides Nyaruko and Mahiro’s voice actors, I would say there is a pretty veteran voice acting casting involved with this show. We’ve already heard Yoichi Takehiko and Kurei Tamao who are played by Hatano Wateru and Ootsubo Yuka repectively. Later, they’ll be joined by the likes of Kugimiya Rie, Matsuki Miyu, and Kouda Mariko.

There’s a little bit of everything in this episode: a sadistic alien girl, blood, comedy, school life, hints of romance, and allusions to pop culture. All the different parts are broken up pretty well and flow very well together too. Despite the episode being good and having all these great things, I wasn’t especially wowed by anything yet I still can’t wait to see more. If you’re looking for a show that doesn’t really take itself all too seriously then look no further. This is one we’re probably going to have a lot of fun with.

* Videos to come later…
* Full-length images: 11, 22


ED Sequence

ED: 「ずっと Be with you」 (Zutto Be with you) by RAMM ni Haiyoru Nyaruko-san
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April 13, 2012 at 3:39 am
  • April 13, 2012 at 3:48 amNhelraios

    Nekomimis, zombies and now outer Gods. This season sure is awesome.

    • April 13, 2012 at 8:24 amThe Story You Don’t Know

      I also think this season’s really good and is the best one among all others for the past 3 or 4 years.

      Let’s not hope we don’t get any boat ending or GC-like trainwreck development to ruin it :3

  • April 13, 2012 at 3:55 amLightnDark

    (」・ω・)」うー!(/・ω・)/にゃー!The next nyan cat orz

    Random points:
    The fast-forwarded portion of Nyaruko’s introduction speech – can be heard normally by slowing down the playback speed.
    Shopping location based on the real life location of Akihabara in Japan.

    But all that really needs to be said is just:

    • April 14, 2012 at 1:29 amKyzel

      Another random but noteworthy point: Every time Nyaruko gets stabbed by the fork; she yelps out a non-gundam mobile suit name from the UC-timeline (so far) Gaplant, Gaza-C, Gyan, Zakrello. In other news, Kana Asumi is so awesome. XD

      • April 16, 2012 at 1:33 amkurochan

        XD so that’s what they are, I was wondering what is it that she’s shouting lol

  • April 13, 2012 at 3:55 amx

    This was fun fun fun right from the first scene to the last XD. It’s not really that interesting a show in my opinion, but I see this as a show where we finally see Kana Asumi go hyper all the way, with the impression that most (if not all) of the previous characters she ever voiced before were holding her back in one way or another. I suppose this might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m loving it just for Kana Asumi’s voice work alone :p.

  • April 13, 2012 at 4:07 amricz

    Kudos for the VA of nyarko(Asumi, Kana)

    “Blu ray box” is what I need for this episode

  • April 13, 2012 at 4:48 amGuardMonkey10

    I really enjoyed this one a lot. It had great energy. I massively enjoyed all the CoC and pop culture references. I laughed a lot. I hope this keeps up. I need something quirky until I get my Yuru Yuri season 2.

  • April 13, 2012 at 4:55 amStereoman

    I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would. Drats! My watching-list contains 20+ titles now…

  • April 13, 2012 at 5:05 amJhacks

    The show is like a hyperactive kid on Sugarland. Everything happens too fast.

  • April 13, 2012 at 5:49 amVali

    I love when she uses engRish words <3

  • April 13, 2012 at 5:59 amZen

    Is that Lovecraft I hear turning over in his grave- wait what? Derleth too? Nyarlathotep, malign lord of chaos; the embodiment of destruction and transformation in synergy; the terrible Egyptian enigma is here undeified; reduced to a hormonal, hyperactive teenage girl with a violent streak who’s really some kind of alien called a “Nyarlathotep-jin.” Not to mention numerous other members of the Dread Pantheon who are treated with similar indignity…

    Seriously, what’s with the whole alien thing. It must just be the fashionable thing to do these days…XP

    That was a joke…Wait, what’s that? What do I really think? Well, the show’s pretty funny in of itself and the premise, though very simple, is really quite refreshing. Taking the Mythos that is traditionally dark and enigmatic and completely turning it on it head is actually pretty innovative. Entertaining first episode overall; I look forward to more subversive hilarity…

    • April 13, 2012 at 6:34 amGuardMonkey10

      Heh, this is nothing more than a PR campaign to sell the coming of the Great Old Ones!

    • April 14, 2012 at 3:36 amUnFear

      I still haven’t read all of his works but half of the horrors are implied to be of extraterrestrial origin if it’s not stated outright. The whole being aliens things isn’t really that far of a reach compared to turning them into hyperactive little girls.

  • April 13, 2012 at 6:13 amOutcast


  • April 13, 2012 at 6:14 amMian

    I love her CQC^^ evil~

  • April 13, 2012 at 6:27 amJack

    I really liked the OP, it’s so catchy and full of energy xD

  • April 13, 2012 at 6:29 amw

    Really looking forward to how this show progresses. I’ve really enjoyed it so far, though for the exact reason I expect many to abhor this show.

  • April 13, 2012 at 6:34 amUnajuuphile

    What’s wrong with Mahiro? If a cute girl like Nyaruko comes at me like tham, I’d be overjoyed.

  • April 13, 2012 at 6:42 amKyral

    Ah, so much Cthulhu Mythos. They even showed the original Call of Cthulhu P&P RPG sanity box on the character sheet. :3
    This one’s a little like Demonbane, a lot more awesome (or terrible) if you get the references. Well, I have fun. xD

  • April 13, 2012 at 7:19 amYoyo

    Did anyone esle see the cover of boku wa otome ni koishiteru in the anime or was it just me. Also I’m sure thats the ocver for the 2nd game.

  • April 13, 2012 at 7:25 amMrRei

    The dude’s not thinking.. if the girl wants it, be a gentleman and give it! (Unless her real alien form is creepy of course.)

    • April 13, 2012 at 7:41 amAnomalous

      A Lovecraftian Abomination is fine too.

    • April 13, 2012 at 9:59 amRyuuzaki21

      he must be gay

      • April 13, 2012 at 10:36 pmAllanx

        I think I’d be a little wary of her – it – too. I mean, for god’s sake. Who amongst us who are familiar with the Cthulhu Mythos would actually volunteer to place their sensitive bits anywhere near Nyarlathotep (or something related to it), no matter its chosen form? Upon hearing that name, my first reaction would be to run screaming. I mean, this is basically just like Saya no Uta, and we all know how that turned out.

    • April 13, 2012 at 6:13 pmpaulrenzo

      except it’s an alien whose gender we’re not really sure of.

  • April 13, 2012 at 8:00 amZaku Fan

    The funniest part was the universal CQC. Kick someone in the balls than take a rock and smash them. Repeatedly.

    Never read lovecraft or played call of cthulhu so most of the complaints by fans of the original fly right by me. Still the rollng of 2d10 was a nice touch

  • April 13, 2012 at 8:17 amSwordArt-Accel

    ZAKRELLO !!!!!!!!!

  • April 13, 2012 at 8:28 amJ-Luke

  • April 13, 2012 at 9:30 amSailor Enlil

  • April 13, 2012 at 9:36 amSteelman

    Personally, this was really good. Best slapstick comedy is quite a while. Being familiar about the mythos obviously helps (the Shanta-kun vs Nightgaunt part was hilarious, knowing that Shantak are terrorized by the ‘gaunts).

    Sure, apart from the wacky premise the anime is everything but original… in some way I see it as the equivalent of Infinite Stratos last year: wholly unoriginal but very well-executed -> still a lot of fun (and IS was a significant commercial success).

    Plus I mean, when even Norio Wakamoto gets on board

    • April 14, 2012 at 1:43 pmDusk

      “Taiyo-Ken! Taiyo-Ken! Kamehameha! Kamehameha! Ka-me-ha-me-ha!”

      This is what the opening is going to sound like to me from now on. =p

  • April 13, 2012 at 10:03 amTingster013

    Funny how she is not afraid of anything like the aliens but afraid of the fork…

  • April 13, 2012 at 10:49 amXellos^_-

    but I’ll take her word for it.

    you never take the word of a Eldritch Abomination at face value. Especially the Creeping Chaos.

  • April 13, 2012 at 10:56 amasdf

    I can’t help but like a show like this. My only fear is that it will degenerate into a harem

  • April 13, 2012 at 11:03 amiron2000

    The references to other anime and toku reminds me of Hayate no Gotoku.
    I would like to see more of that.

  • April 13, 2012 at 11:32 amAnishuma

    Reminds me of Denpa Onna

  • April 13, 2012 at 12:50 pmgcsasuke

    My favourite part… B – L – T!! Epic funny

  • April 13, 2012 at 12:54 pmSeishun Otoko

    Nyarlathotep’s freaking awesome! A proud Otaku, promiscuous, crazy strong, extremely loyal and she has a POKEBALL! How could someone not love her? She can jump into my bathtub anyday =3

  • April 13, 2012 at 1:53 pmgecd

    I wonder how many peoples who understand the kamen riders jokes

    • April 23, 2012 at 2:18 pmActar

      Den-O: “It’s a climax from the beginning!” and “…Part 2″!
      Kabuto: “Clocked Upped…”

      I can say that quite a number of subbers mistranslated the Kabuto reference.

  • April 13, 2012 at 4:01 pmRDF2050

    I found this anime so random at times but still funny :)

  • April 13, 2012 at 4:23 pmmac65

    I’m thinking C³ a little – not as much fan but funny as heck.
    Worth watching – I wonder if it’ll turn to a serious arc at some point..

  • April 13, 2012 at 6:55 pmhaseo0408

    This show is so funny but I think I can hear H.P. Lovecraft screaming in his grave right know.

    • April 13, 2012 at 8:09 pmAzuku

      More like Lovecraft making a racist remark and then shouting at his seafood dinner in his grave.

      • April 14, 2012 at 7:51 pmhaseo0408

        That sounds more like it.

  • April 13, 2012 at 7:01 pmCroos

    I somehow understand Nyaruko’s feeling when she gets stab by Mahiro-san’s spoon.
    It’s the same feeling I get when MrRei puts me into the v0id.

    Oh how I wish I can put Mahiro-san into the v0id. :|

  • April 13, 2012 at 7:40 pmchamelean75

    This is my fav new anime this season!!!!!!!!!!

  • April 13, 2012 at 10:21 pmAllanx

    Well folks, looks like it was only a matter of time.

  • April 14, 2012 at 4:34 amAnimesetsuna

    Whenever I watch this episode, I feel like I am watching “To Love-ru, Mayo Chiki, Working!! & Working’!!… But the funniest is that Nyaruko is “Perv” and loves “Animes”, “Mangas”, and “Games”. Oh, look what she got, a Pokemon… oh, similar to Pokemon.

    Space/Universe CQC… I know I played RE:ORC got CQC but what with the “Space/Universe” CQC anyway? No explanation needed since this show is too funny. Zombie S2 and Haiyore! Nyaruko-san” are the 2 most funniest series ever in this season for me.

  • April 14, 2012 at 2:46 pmDorian

    I just lost all my sanity points for watching this anime. And I’m okay with that.

    Now onward, my beloved steed, Mighty The Chipmunk! Away onto the Rainbow of Kittens to that Pot of Chocolate and Grahams of Sugar! So that we might feast once more on the Dreams of Children! Until the next episode!

  • April 16, 2012 at 1:08 amkurochan

    Nyaruko is based on a light novel not the flash anime, the flash anime is just another adaptation of the light novel.

  • April 16, 2012 at 5:44 amraisuke16

    nyaruko has a gun for a mouth…lol she talks like a machine gun :)

  • April 23, 2012 at 2:22 pmActar

    Quite a hilarious show, I have to admit. Am seriously loving the Nyaruko-chan.

  • April 25, 2012 at 7:40 am†DarkCroos†

    Ok I just noticed that if you play the scene in where Nyaruko introduce her self in a fastforward pace in 0.5 speed, you will understand.

  • May 20, 2012 at 8:19 pmvrr4141

    barenakya hanzai janai desu yo! basic rule of life!