Haiyoru! Nyaruko-san First Impressions – behold the might of the unspeakable bar thing!


I went into this show not necessarily expecting much – I had originally watched the ‘first’ series, and had been largely unimpressed. This was mostly due to the episodes length, at 3 minutes each there simply was not enough time for anything meaningful to happen, and as such that series failed for me. The first episode of this new series, however, was great, with masses of comedy, brilliant characters and madness on a par with Kore wa zombie desu ka, although there is a distinct lack of cross-dressing. The series mixes Cthulhu Mythos of H.P Lovecraft with some whacky Japanese slapstick comedy along with an alien or two. Now I am not especially knowledgable about the Cthulhu Mythos, but, while some of the jokes may have gone over my head, there was more than enough there to satisfy anyone, whether they know about this stuff or not. Read more of this post