Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W – 05

Haiyore! Nyarlko-san W episode 05 review
這いよれ!ニャル子さん W

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Nyarlko is beating Cthuko at a strange game of cards, where if Nyarlko wins, she obtains the contract to Cthuko Mahiro wrote when he was in Nyarlko’s body during the previous series. Mahiro insists that the subspace rooms that Nyarlko ordered be installed, so Nyarlko installs the switch on a storage closet door, whereby the room selected is where the door opens up to. The aliens enter their rooms, but after they aren’t seen for a while, Yoriko becomes worried. Mahiro decides to investigate, choosing Hastur’s room first. It is all yellow, but when Mahiro notices a putty-like substance in all of the corners of the room, including the ceiling, Hastur gets embarrassed so Mahiro moves on.

Next, Mahiro visits Cthuko’s room, where it is packed full of Nyarlko merchandise. Since Cthuko is busy humping a dakimakura of Nyarlko, Mahiro exits and visits Nyarlko. She’s dressed like a housewife in a nice, efficiency apartment. An accident causes her to spill tea on Mahiro, so she sends him to the bathroom to get cleaned up so she can wash his clothes. There, he finds Nyarlko waiting for him in the tub, and though he’s annoyed, he gets in the tub with her just the same, not facing her. Nyarlko says she’ll keep trying, so Mahiro asks her why she likes him. She says it was love at first sight. She wants to break through his barrier, leading Mahiro to quietly remark that if she weren’t so aggressive, he’d be more interested.

A jealous Cthuko melts her way through, so Mahiro issues punishment to her and Nyarlko, making them where signs as they sit seiza. A knock at the door has Cthuko’s cousin, Cthune (Kuune), waiting. She comes in and immediately launches at Cthuko, molesting her to the land of Big O. Nyarlko stays hidden as Cthune does her job-related inspection of Cthuko. She also bring omiai list of potential husbands for Cthuko. Since Cthuko is not interested, Cthune wants to press forward with the marrying Cthuko, as she got a child Cthuko to state years earlier. Desperate, Cthuko says she’s in love with Mahiro and wants to marry him, causing Cthune to go into shock.

While Cthune is out of it, the household has a meeting, where Cthuko says that she loves living at Yasaka residence and doesn’t want to leave. Mahiro agrees to help her as do the others, though Nyarlko is very unhappy by this. Cthuko says she’ll give up the contract she has over Nyarlko if Nyarlko helps, so Nyarlko agrees in frustration. Since Cthune is still in shock, Cthuko and Mahiro begin making dinner. Cthuko says she understands what Nyarlko sees in Mahiro and asks if Mahiro likes Nyarlko. Cthuko further states that though she initially did not like Mahiro, that has now changed and she’s willing to have a polygamous marriage with Mahiro and Nyarlko.

At dinner, Cthune is back but not convinced that Cthuko is telling the truth, stating that it seems that she and Mahiro are playing couple. Cthuko’s insistence that she loves Mahiro has Nyarlko get the shakes bad. As Cthuko continues, Nyarlko breaks her tea mug. When Cthuko decides that she and Mahiro will sleep together to convince Cthune, Nyarlko is knocked out. Cthune is in tears and not willing to accept this, so she follows Cthuko to her room to make sure she doesn’t sleep with Mahiro. Hastur tells Mahiro that they’d already purged the room of Nyarlko materials, so there’s no problem there. As Cthune lays out all the reasons she’s better than Mahiro, Cthuko realizes how much she’s come to like Mahiro.

Thoughts/Review:

There are a lot of things that can be said about this anime series — it is ecchi; it is outrageously funny at times; it does a ton of parody materials; and it can be surprisingly poignant at times.

As I’ve previously noted, Mahiro is much more tolerant of his alien guests this time around, though he will bring the punishment when absolutely needed. So even though Nyarlko was being massively aggressive by embracing the naked Mahiro from behind with her naked breasts pressing into his back, Mahiro didn’t punish her.  Unlike her attempt in the first series to take a bath with Mahiro, this time, he does it even though not to the extent Nyarlko would have liked.

It is their conversation in the bath that causes me to have an easier time tolerating the elevated ecchi content of Nyarlko’s aggressive pursuit of Mahiro. While she may couch everything in sexual terms, Nyarlko genuinely does love Mahiro deeply. Mahiro may not understand it all, but his admission that he could fall for her if she weren’t so aggressive tells me that he does like Nyarlko a lot and cares for her, but wishes she’d tone things down.

This scene nicely set up Nyarlko’s subdued behavior later when Cthune showed up.  For a change, she’s forced to take a back seat and eat the idea of Cthuko and Mahiro being a couple. I actually felt bad for Nyarlko in this episode.

The whole notion of Cthuko and Mahiro being a couple reminded me of the incident in Love Hina, where Motoko’s sister, Tsuruko, came from Kyoto to get Motoko to return home and run the dojo, so in panic, she claimed to be engaged to Keitaro, after which, they had to do things to prove they were a couple.

Cthune’s entrance and subsequent partial rape of Cthuko in the entryway was just wrong and uncalled for. When I saw the image from the original novels, it was more about Cthuko getting her comeuppance. Seeing the scene played out entirely, I was repulsed and thinking, “Cthuko doesn’t deserve this, even if she did reach the station.” *_*

Finally, Shanta-kun. *lol*

So although the episode was WAY too ecchi for my tastes, there were a lot of good things here.

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9 Responses to “Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W – 05”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Also, Norio Wakamoto as a vacuum cleaner was pretty funny too.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Kuune looks like Kyoko from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hasuta is okay with Kuko pretending she’s engaged to Mahiro and not jealous like Nyaruko.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why is Nyaruko hiding behind the couch? It’s not like Kuune is going to attack Nyaruko when she see her.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Out of sight, out of mind, as the saying goes. She’s basically being a good girl here and not risking confrontation, especially since Cthune would likely go nuts upon learning Cthuko likes Nyarlko that way.

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