Nyarlko #13 — Bewitched

April 7th, 2013


Sadly, possibly the only new thing in the episode.

FYI, the Seven Arcs bug thing airs at about 3 am my time tonight, and no, I will not be staying up to cover it with my normal alacrity. I’ll get to it in the actual morning.


When last we left our story, the characters were mired in an utterly formulaic romantic comedy paying some half assed lip service to the Cthulhu mythos. Picking up here, we begin with… a Bewitched-style recap and review. Probably the most creative thing it’s done in a long time. Most of the episode was just a recap of characters and whatnot though, and no, having one of them ask "Who are you explaining this to?" does not excuse it. Ye lords, one of the first jokes in the first season was "exposition is long and pointless, so let’s fast forward." Tour of home and the main harem, tour of the school characters, reminder that Nyarlko wants to do him, tour of the store to remind us about the space thing, Mahiro as a space sex idol, karaoke of the first season’s OP, and then since we had about four minutes left, rock paper scissors in a maid cafe, because after 12 whole episodes, this is apparently the best we can come up with. Even the trashiest, uneventfulest, going nowhere-est western sitcoms generally have both A and B plots every episode, sometimes even C plots, even after half a decade. Is it so hard to come up with at least an A plot after a paltry 12 episodes?

Anyway, no big surprise. It’s more of the same, and not the same as the start of the first season when it had a lot of energy and creativity behind it. Just a very very generic romantic comedy with the unfortunate need to include every character in every single one of its one-trick pony jokes about space media, lipservice to its gimmick, and the occasional reference crowbarred in (mostly Kamen Rider), trying to ride high on Asumi Kana rambling. What was essentially a recap episode does not help that. I know you get US TV over there, Japan. Are you baffled each new season when characters come back after a six month break and don’t review who they are? What about your culture makes constant review and recap go hand and hand with fervant obsession over every little detail about these characters that you feel you must catalog their measurements and blood type? Why don’t I have a robotic toilet yet?


Next Episode:

Hair combing.

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9 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Gorilla13 says:

    And another piece of moe garbage. Except the main chick, none of the girl has any personality other than serving as fap material for creepy lolicon pervs.

    • anise_punter says:

      There was a first season you could have looked into, did you expect it to turn into some sort of gritty crime drama or some pretend-super-deep Shinsekai Yori adventure?

      • Gorilla13 says:

        Could have hoped that one of the side chicks suddenly breaks her assigned archetype to be more memorable but obviously that was too high of an expectation.

        And no, I’m not one of those SSY fans who got fooled by how DEEP it pretends, more like DERP. As a matter of fact, even Jojo proved to be a better experience where I don’t have to deal with an annoying self-righteous cunt, a goody-2-shoes faggot, and a hopelessly jealous lil brat. Good riddance it was over because the only good thing about it was the ED song.

  • Mesousa says:

    You know, take out every other character, have Nyarko be alone, and ta-dah, the show would be awesome.

    Or make Mahiru a trap. There.

  • jingoi says:

    this just in, nyaruko still sucks! no s***. Not even going to skim for fanservice scenes.

  • Catz says:


  • Adam says:

    Hey man, you clearly just haven’t watched enough Kamen Rider to “get it”. Next you’ll be saying that Mobile Suit names aren’t hilarious.
    What’s wrong with you?

  • Toto says:

    This episode needed more hot crowbar action.