Haiyoru! Nyaru-ani: Remember My Mr. Lovecraft – 11 (Finale and Final Thoughts)

Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Love (Craft-sensei) episode 11/finale
這いよる!ニャルアニ リメンバー・マイ・ラブ(クラフト先生)

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis

The news is full of reports of the cuboid that crashed to Earth.

Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Love (Craft-sensei) episode 11

Mahiro guesses this is the mission that Atoko had hinted about and wants to come with Nyarlko and company but she says she can’t as he’d only be in the way.

Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Love (Craft-sensei) episode 11

She assures him that all will be well and the Planet Protection Agency will fix everything and that she’ll erase everyone’s memories once they are done.

Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Love (Craft-sensei) episode 11

Mahiro thinks he’s seen the device Nyarlko is holding before, leading her to beg him not to say more.

Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Love (Craft-sensei) episode 11

Cthuko tells Nyarlko she’s going ahead…

Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Love (Craft-sensei) episode 11

…so Nyarlko tells Mahiro that when she returns, she wants to have more fun with him, a statement that makes Mahiro think she might not return.

Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Love (Craft-sensei) episode 11

Nyarlko embraces Mahiro and promises to return.  However, she wants him to promise her that he’ll let her hold him again like she is now.

Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Love (Craft-sensei) episode 11

He agrees and promises to wait for her.

Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Love (Craft-sensei) episode 11

She confesses her love for him and is off.

Thoughts/Review

Thus comes an end to one of the more disappointing anime series I’ve ever watched.  More on that in a bit.

For this episode, there was the one joke referencing the American movie, Men in Black which made me smile.  Otherwise, the episode was rather poignant with it mostly being a goodbye sequence between Mahiro and Nyarlko.

As to the series itself, lets face it, this was not as advertised.  Back when I first became aware of the series, it was advertised as some high school guy named Mahiro being chased by aliens and being saved by Nyarlathotep, a Cthulhu deity who’s taken the form of a girl named Nyarlko.  Well, there was a Mahiro and a Nyarlko and three other Cthulhu beings, but that was it.

What little I’ve read about the ongoing light novel series, entitled Haiyore! Nyaruko-san (這いよれ!ニャル子さん), is that it is a chaotic, comedy, shounen series.  For those interested, the covers of the first five novels can be found here.  So, I guess there wasn’t a serious story to tell but I would have still liked a proper anime series, even if it were naught but a romantic-comedy harem title.

Well, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.  I know that some folks seemed to find this anime outrageously funny and awesome, but I would not be in that category.  There were some fun moments, but overall, it was “meh.”  Still, if a proper anime were done, I think I would return to check that out.

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5 Responses to “Haiyoru! Nyaru-ani: Remember My Mr. Lovecraft – 11 (Finale and Final Thoughts)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    This really was a major disappointment. I hoped for something more than what we got with the OAN episodes.

  2. AstroNerdBoy says:

    I hear ya! Well, these things happen and as I noted, some folks thought this series ruled.

  3. Ku_fei Lover says:

    I expected this from the start…oh well…

  4. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Heh! Well, one of us was prepared then. ^_~

  5. […] novels, but was not based on the stories contained therein.  Back when I reviewed that series, I expressed a wish for a proper adaptation of the light novels at some point in the future.  I now have gotten my wish and with good […]

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