「さようならニャル子さん」 (Sayōnara Nyaruko-san)
Where the hell do I start?! Nyaruko is all over the place! It’s been awhile since I’ve seen anything this chaotic. It’s very easy to draw comparisons with another of my favorite franchises, Hayate no Gotoku S1, because of its liberal use of parodies. From what I saw, we get another helping of Gundam references as well as nods to Stars Wars and One Piece.
Mahiro suggests taking the fight to his pursuers so Nyaruko proceeds to take him to the R’lyeh. This might freak out anyone who is familiar with the Cthulhu Mythos since it is the island that imprisons Cthulhu. Of course, when we get there, the island is nothing but a theme park. Thank goodness everything is cute and seemingly harmless in this version of the Mythos.
We are finally introduced to Nodens (Shimada Bin) and Cthuko (a.k.a Kuuko voiced by Matsuki Miyu). Kuuko is a pretty funny character. While her race is mortal enemies with Nyarlotephians, she can’t help but love Nyaruko. Her character was pretty funny in the ONA and I have a feeling people are going to love her almost emotionless personality and what it will bring to the show. I sense Kuuko and Mahiro clashing a little bit in the future (hopefully for our enjoyment).
I pretty much fell over when I heard the reason why Nodens was after Mahiro. It was all just for him to play a role in a BL TV drama.
It’s funny how the Space CQC text pretty much spelled out that anything can be called close quarters. Ironically, Kuuko’s weapons are anything but close quarters. The whole battle reminded me of many past Gundam battles (without the suits of course!).
I definitely feel trolled after we started to get to what I thought was going to be plot. The whole “goodbye” part was really well done too but it’s pretty obvious that she wasn’t going anywhere. What makes the whole thing wackier is that Nyaruko was killing the Nightgaunts even though they were only trying to get Mahiro because of the TV show. Then again, I shouldn’t be surprised since she’s a sadistic deity and the show is based on Lovecraft which is strange by itself.