Haiyoru! Nyaru-Ani (ONA), or the Creeping (and Cute) Adventures of Nyarlko
After watching the ONA series of what can only be described as The Adventures of Loli-Otaku-Cthulhu, I feel that I once more have to dig into my bag of literary devices and pull out a brand new bad pun.
Ladies and gentlemen, I have become a Nyarlkoleptic. See why after the jump.
So it appears that Nyarlko’s previous Lovecraftian name has been shortened to, well, Nyarlko. This is her in ONA form.
Admittedly a far stretch from the cover art on the light novel, but you know what? I kind of like the quality art and animation in this ONA, probably because of my love for Ryukishi07’s art (although he has gotten better recently).
So, why do I like Nyarlko so much? Is it because she’s cute? Is it because she’s a diety of Cthulhu? Is it because she’s a violent, abrasive otaku?
Well, you guessed it, it’s all of the above. As mentioned, Nyarlko frequently plays eroge and designs body pillows in her spare time, all while declaring that she is the real Cthulhu. Oh Nyarlko, you and your delusions of grandeur.
But that’s not all. Just look at the game that’s apparently all the rage in Space right now:
And what self-respecting comedy series would be complete without a certain parody:
Needless to say, this series tosses references at you constantly. And if there’s one thing that I love in a comedy show, it’s references. So it was right up my alley. This ONA is a fun little 18 minute diversion that is hopefully a precursor to something…dare I say, monstrous?
(By popular demand, will be edited later for moar Cthuko.)
Posted on April 6, 2010, in Anime, Series Reviews and tagged Anime, Anime Review, chibi, comedy, Cthulhu, cute, Haiyoru Nyaru-Ani, light novel adaptation, loli, moe, ONA. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.