Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W – 06

Haiyore! Nyarlko-san W episode 06 review
這いよれ!ニャル子さん W

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

While Hastur and Yoriko simply observe, Nyarlko and Cthune are going nuts over the lovey-lovey nature of Cthuko and Mahiro. Cthune makes a snide remark about not believing this, so Cthuko announces that she and Mahiro are going on a lovey-lovey date. As Mahiro gets ready in his room, Nyarlko begs him to not carry on with this. However, Mahiro is committed for Cthuko’s sake and asks Nyralko not to derail things. With that, Mahiro goes into town with Cthuko on his arm, tailed by Yoriko, Hastur, Shanta-kun, and the ultra frustrated Nyarlko and Cthune. Yoriko is reminded of how she met her husband, a story which she recounts to Shanta-kun over time.

Cthuko gets Mahiro to buy her a crepe, but when she tries to take a bite of Mahiro’s, Cthune leaps in and eats it instead. So, Cthune gives hers to Mahiro, feeding him and displeasing Cthune and Nyarlko. Cthuko and Mahiro continue their date, going shopping at a ring store as well as a book store, where Cthuko ponders the name Kuroko for either a boy or a girl baby for them. Shanta-kun is hungry, so Yoriko takes the crew to lunch. Nyarlko summons Mahiro to a back alley, where she says she can’t take this any more. Mahiro’s discounting her feelings in favor of helping Cthuko crushes Nyarlko so that she’s depressed through lunch and then at home again, where Mahiro enlists Hastur to cheer her up.

Cthune tells Mahiro that she’ll be playing Dagomon World -Re:Digitize on PS2 with Cthuko all night and locks him out of Cthuko’s room. Entering his own room, he finds the depressed Nyarlko on his bed with her arms around her legs. When Mahiro attempts to comfort her by putting and arm on her shoulder, she thrown him on the bed and gets on top of him. She gives a passionate statement of her deep feelings for Mahiro and wants to know how he feels. He doesn’t hate her and is hesitant to say more, but her tears cause him to give her a crumb of encouragement, which she happily accepts. The next morning, her depression is gone. She locks Cthune in Cthuko’s room and the group goes to school, Nyarlko happily on Mahiro’s arm.


Kyaa! I actually knew several references this time out, the first one made me squeal. Why? Because Cthune channeled Rikka from Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!

Cthune scored again with a Touma “Image Breaker” nod from A Certain Magical Index.

Cthuko’s and Mahiro’s baby discussion came up with the female name “Kuroko” and the reference to “Academy City”, leading to the obvious A Certain Magical Index/A Certain Scientific Railgun shout-out.

Urusei Yatsura gets a nod with the “Itsudatte my darling” phrase Cthuko used. See, there’s a reason for watching the classic anime titles. ^_~

Finally, though I’ve never watched/read it, I couldn’t help but get the Death Note reference from the very frustrated Nyarlko.

As to the episode itself, I couldn’t help but really feel sorry for Nyarlko. She had tolerated things as best as she could, but then when she couldn’t take it any more, Mahiro was a bit crass with her.  I understand her passions and the depth of her feelings for Mahiro, combined with her desperately wanting just a crumb from him and being afraid that he won’t feel the same for her. I can also understand Mahiro’s reluctance because clingy girls quickly lose their appeal, at least they do for me. Nyarlko has a hard time with the “give him some space” concept because she’s so afraid of losing him in the process.  So yeah, I understand and I feel for her, even when she’s happy because she got her crumb from Mahiro.

The other, somewhat humorous development is the fact that Cthuko has grown more fond of Mahiro, helping to move the series more firmly into the harem category.  The ultra-trap Hastur is still out of luck since Mahiro’s bread isn’t buttered on that side.

Since Cthune is shown with Luhy in the OP, one presumes that she’ll be back despite being trapped (for now) in Cthuko’s room.

Anyway, some laughs, some excitement over getting several references, but also the poignancy I mentioned last week with Nyarlko’s love for Mahiro being mostly one sided. All in all, a good episode.

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8 Responses to “Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W – 06”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great episode, my affection points for kuuko went up alot.

    Oh yeah since you are talking about references anyway. The reason why shanta-kun reacted to the kuroko name is because they are voiced by the same seiyu.

    And since I noticed you watch Hayate no gotoku too, I cant help but remember the episode where all three of the same seiyu’s came together:
    The episode where Isumi (Kuuko) was looking for a maid Fumi (Nyarko) and last but not least Nagi (Hasta).


  2. Anonymous says:

    Even though Mahiro told Hasuta to cheer Nyaruko up it seems like it didn’t work since Nyaruko was in Mahiro’s room still depressed.

  3. Anonymous says:

    They are using the first ending? I thought there will be a different ending for every episode?

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