Nyaruko: Crawling with Love

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Nyaruko: Crawling with Love
Haiyorenyarukosanln.jpg
Cover of first light novel volume featuring the protagonist, Nyaruko
這いよれ! ニャル子さん
(Haiyore! Nyaruko-san)
GenreHarem[1], romantic comedy, science fiction
Light novel
Written byManta Aisora
Illustrated byKoin
Published bySB Creative
DemographicMale
ImprintGA Bunko
MagazineGA Magazine
Original runApril 15, 2009March 17, 2014
Volumes12
Original video animation
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
Directed byAzuma Tani
Written byManta Aisora
StudioDLE
Released October 23, 2009 March 15, 2010
Episodes9 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Haiyore! Nyaruko: Remember My Mr. Lovecraft
Directed byAzuma Tani
Written byAzuma Tani
Manta Aisora
StudioDLE
Original networkBS11 Digital, AT-X
Original run December 11, 2010 February 26, 2011
Episodes11 + OVA (List of episodes)
Manga
Written byManta Aisora
Illustrated byKei Okazaki
Published byShueisha
DemographicSeinen
MagazineMiracle Jump
Original runMay 6, 2011April 10, 2013
Volumes2[2]
Manga
Haiyore! Super Nyaruko-chan Time
Written byManta Aisora
Illustrated bySōichirō Hoshino
Published byFlex Comix
DemographicShōnen
MagazineFlex Comix Blood
Original runOctober 5, 2011November 12, 2014
Volumes5[3]
Anime television series
Directed byTsuyoshi Nagasawa
Written byNoboru Kimura
Music byMonaca
StudioXebec
Licensed by
Original networkTV Tokyo, AT-X, TV Aichi, TVO
Original run April 10, 2012 June 26, 2012
Episodes12 + OVA (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W
Directed byTsuyoshi Nagasawa
Written byNoboru Kimura
Music byMonaca
StudioXebec
Licensed by
Original networkTV Tokyo, AT-X, TV Aichi, TVO
Original run April 8, 2013 July 1, 2013
Episodes12 + OVA (List of episodes)
Game
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san Meijōshigatai Game no Yōna Mono
Developer5pb.
Publisher5pb.
GenreAdventure
PlatformPlayStation Vita
ReleasedMay 30, 2013
Original video animation
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san F
Directed byTsuyoshi Nagasawa
Written byNoboru Kimura
Music byMonaca
StudioXebec
ReleasedJune 19, 2015
Runtime27 minutes
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Nyaruko: Crawling with Love (這いよれ! ニャル子さん, Haiyore! Nyaruko-san, lit. Crawl Up! Nyaruko-san), also known as Nyaruko-san: Another Crawling Chaos, is a Japanese light novel series written by Manta Aisora and illustrated by Koin. It was inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos. The series' twelve volumes were published by Soft Bank Creative under their GA Bunko imprint between April 2009 and March 2014.

A flash-animated original video animation (OVA) by DLE titled Haiyore! Nyaruko was published in between October 2009 and March 2010, followed by a television series, Haiyore! Nyaruko: Remember My Mr. Lovecraft, which aired in Japan between December 2010 and February 2011. An anime television series by Xebec aired in Japan between April and June 2012 and a second season aired between April and June 2013. An OVA was released in 2015. Two manga adaptations have been produced. A video game adaptation, developed by 5pb. for PlayStation Vita was released in Japan on May 30, 2013.

Plot[edit]

The story of Haiyore! Nyaruko-san centers around Nyaruko, a formless Lovecraftian deity of chaos (Nyarlathotep) who can take on the shape of a seemingly cute silver-haired girl. Mahiro Yasaka is a normal high school boy who is being chased by a fearsome black alien one night, until Nyaruko saves him. She explains that the creatures from H. P. Lovecraft's works are actually races of aliens, and that she has been sent to Earth by the Space Defense Agency to protect him from being kidnapped by an alien trafficker. Aliens find Mahiro and the Earth strangely attractive, for entertainment, auction or resources. One by one, the Great Old Ones enter Earth illegally. Eventually, Nyaruko and two other Lovecraftian creatures, Cthugha and Hastur, end up being freeloaders at Mahiro's place.[4] Mahiro has become accustomed to his protection detail of Nyarlathotep (Nyaruko), Cthugha, and Hastur making his life fascinating.

Media[edit]

Light novels[edit]

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san began as a light novel series written by Manta Aisora with illustrations by Koin. The series, spanning twelve volumes, was published by Soft Bank Creative under their GA Bunko imprint between April 15, 2009, and March 17, 2014.[5][6][7] Short stories have been published in Soft Bank Creative's GA Magazine.

No.Release date ISBN
1 April 15, 2009ISBN 978-4-7973-5414-0
2 July 15, 2009ISBN 978-4-7973-5540-6
3 October 15, 2009ISBN 978-4-7973-5635-9
4 March 16, 2010ISBN 978-4-7973-5801-8
5 August 15, 2010ISBN 978-4-7973-6148-3
6 December 16, 2010ISBN 978-4-7973-6292-3
7 April 16, 2011ISBN 978-4-7973-6407-1
8 October 17, 2011ISBN 978-4-7973-6644-0
9 April 16, 2012ISBN 978-4-7973-6891-8
10 October 17, 2012ISBN 978-4-7973-7186-4
11 April 16, 2013ISBN 978-4-7973-7333-2
12 March 17, 2014ISBN 978-4-7973-7424-7

Anime[edit]

A Flash original video animation titled Haiyoru! Nyaruani (這いよる!ニャルアニ) was produced by DLE and directed by Azuma Tani. The first episode was streamed on October 23, 2009. Further episodes were published on December 19, 2010 on DVD as part of the GA Magazine Vol. 3.[8] All 9 episodes were released on March 15, 2010 as part of the Haiyore! Nyaruko-san 4: Special Box (這いよれ!ニャル子さん4 スペシャルボックス, ISBN 978-4-7973-5782-0). The first eight episodes are about one to two minutes in length, while the final episode is about six minutes long.

Another anime series titled Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Mr. Lovecraft (這いよる!ニャルアニ リメンバー・マイ・ラブ(クラフト先生), Hayoru! Nyaruani: Rimenbā Mai Rabu(kurafuto-sensei)), also produced by DLE and directed by Azuma Tani, aired 11 episodes on BS11 Digital between December 11, 2010, and February 26, 2011.[note 1] Each episode is about four minutes in length. The twelfth episode was released as an original video animation included with the Haiyoru! Nyaruani 1&2 Perfect Box, a DVD compilation containing both Flash anime series.

An anime television series produced by Xebec aired in Japan between April 10 and June 26, 2012.[note 2][9] Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles outside Asia, along with the two Flash series, under the name Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos.[10] A DVD containing a short original video animation based on the short story "Easy Way to Kill Enemies" (やさしい敵の仕留め方, Yasashii Teki no Shitome-kata) was offered to those who purchased all the BD/DVD volumes of the first season.[11] NIS America licensed the series in North America and released on subtitled Blu-ray Disc on April 15, 2014.[12]

A second season called Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W (這いよれ!ニャル子さんW) aired in Japan between April 8 and July 1, 2013,[note 3] and was also simulcast by Crunchyroll.[13] An OVA episode on DVD was released for buying all of the second season's Blu-ray Disc or DVD volumes.[14]

An OVA Haiyore! Nyaruko-san F (這いよれ!ニャル子さんF) was released on June 19, 2015.

Music[edit]

Opening themes
  • "Taiyō Iwaku Moeyo Chaos" (太陽曰く燃えよカオス, The Sun Says "Burn, Chaos") by Ushiro kara Haiyori-tai G (Kana Asumi, Miyu Matsuki and Yuka Ōtsubo) (Season 1)
  • "Koi wa Chaos no Shimobenari" (恋は渾沌の隷也, Koi wa Kaosu no Shimobenari, Love is a Servant of Chaos) by Ushiro kara Haiyori-tai G (Season 2)
  • "Haiyore Once Nyagain" (這いよれOnce Nyagain) by Ushiro kara Haiyori-tai G (F OVA)
Ending themes
  • "Suki, Suki, Daisuki." (好き、好き、大好き。, Like, Like, Love.) by Kana Asumi (Haiyoru! Nyaruani)
  • "Koisuru Otome no Catharsis" (恋する乙女のカタルシス, Loving Maiden's Catharsis) by Lisp (Kana Asumi, Azusa Kataoka and Sayuri Hara) (Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Mr. Lovecraft)
  • "Zutto Be With You" (ずっと Be with you, Always Be with you) by RAMM ni Haiyoru Nyaruko-san (Kana Asumi) (Season 1, eps 1-11)
  • "Magamagashiku mo Seinaru kana" (禍々しくも聖なるかな, The Evil and Young are Holy too) by Ushiro kara Haiyori-tai (Kana Asumi, Miyu Matsuki and Yuka Ōtsubo (Season 1, ep 12)
  • "Yotte S.O.S." (よってS.O.S) by RAMM ni Haiyoru Nyaruko-san (Season 2, eps 1-2, 6, 11)
  • "Wonder Nanda? Kataomoi" (Wonderナンダ?片思い, What's a Wonder? One-sided Love) by RAMM ni Haiyoru Jashin-san (Kana Asumi, Miyu Matsuki and Rie Kugimiya) (Season 2, eps 3, 8)
  • "Kirai na Wake Lychee" (嫌いなワケLychee, I Hate Lychee) by RAMM ni Haiyoru Tamao-san (Yuka Ōtsubo) (Season 2, eps 4, 7)
  • "Sister, Friend, Lover" by RAMM ni Haiyoru Kūko-san to Kūne-san (Miyu Matsuki and Ryōka Yuzuki) (Season 2, eps 5, 9)
  • "Ai Crusader's†Striver" (愛クルセイダース†ストライバー, Ai Kuruseidāsu Sutoraibā) by RAMM ni Haiyoru Mahiro-san to Yoichi-san (Eri Kitamura and Wataru Hatano) (Season 2, ep 10)
  • "Kimi no Tonari de" (キミのとなりで, Right Next to You) by RAMM ni Haiyoru Nyaruko-san (Kana Asumi) (Season 2, ep 12)
  • "Kitto Engage" (きっとエンゲージ, Surely Engage) by RAMM ni Haiyoru Nyaruko-san (F OVA)

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation titled Haiyore! Nyaruko-san illustrated by Kei Okazaki was serialized in Shueisha's Miracle Jump magazine from May 6, 2011 to April 10, 2013 and was compiled in two volumes. A four-panel comic strip manga titled Haiyore! Super Nyaruko-chan Time (這いよれ!スーパーニャル子ちゃんタイム) illustrated by Sōichirō Hoshino was serialized in Flex Comix's Flex Comix Blood from October 5, 2011 to November 12, 2014 and was compiled in five volumes. An anthology was published by Holp Shuppan on November 11, 2012.[15]

Video game[edit]

In December 2012 5pb. announced the development of a visual novel, titled Haiyore! Nyaruko-san Meijōshigatai Game no Yōna Mono (這いよれ! ニャル子さん 名状しがたいゲームのようなもの) in which the player assumes the role of Mahiro Yasaka.[16] The game's story is based on the first season of the anime television series, with some additional content.[17] The game was released on PlayStation Vita on May 30, 2013, in both regular and limited editions.[17]

Reception[edit]

The series has received mixed reviews. Aiden Foote from THEM Anime reviews gave the first season (Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos) a 3/5 star rating. In his review, Foote says that the anime "should have been a whole better and could well have been" citing the over-pandering as an issue. He went on to say that a character as well-liked as Nyaruko deserved more when it came to a love interest.[18]

See also[edit]

  • Call of Cthulhu - The major source of gags; characters from the R'lyeh Antique books also appear in this series.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Mr. Lovecraft was advertised as airing on BS11 Digital's Friday 24:30 (00:30 JST) time slot, which meant the series officially premiered on December 10, 2010.
  2. ^ Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos was advertised as airing on TV Tokyo's Monday 26:00 (02:00 JST) time slot, which meant the series officially premiered on April 9, 2010.
  3. ^ Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos W was advertised as airing on TV Tokyo's Sunday 25:05 (01:05 JST) time slot, which meant the series officially premiered on April 7, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nyarko-san Romantic Comedy Anime's TV Ad Streamed". Anime News Network. March 27, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  2. ^ 這いよれ! ニャル子さん 2 (ヤングジャンプコミックス) (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved December 12, 2013.
  3. ^ "這いよれ! スーパーニャル子ちゃんタイム(5) (メテオCOMICS)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved November 25, 2014.
  4. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Haiyore! Nyaruko-san TV Anime". Retrieved April 22, 2012.: Quote: "The story of Haiyore! Nyaruko-san centers around Nyaruko, a formless Cthulhu deity of chaos (Nyarlathotep) who can take on the shape of a seemingly ordinary silver-haired girl. Mahiro Yasaka is a normal high school boy who is chased by aliens one night, until Nyaruko saves him."
  5. ^ "這いよれ! ニャル子さん(GA文庫)" [Haiyore! Nyaruko-san(GA Bunko)] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  6. ^ "這いよれ! ニャル子さん 12 ドラマCD付き限定特装版 (GA文庫)" [Haiyore! Nyaruko-san 12 Special Limited Edition, Bundled with Drama CD (GA Bunko)] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  7. ^ "這いよれ! ニャル子さん 12 (GA文庫)" [Haiyore! Nyaruko-san 12 (GA Bunko)] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "「ポリフォニカ まぁぶる」も付いたGAマガジンVol.3が12月19日発売!!". GA Graphic (in Japanese). Soft Bank Creative. November 30, 2011. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  9. ^ "Haiyore! Nyaruko-san Novels Gets New TV Anime by Xebec". Anime News Network. October 3, 2011. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
  10. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Haiyore! Nyaruko-san TV Anime". Anime News Network. 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
  11. ^ "Nyarko-san Short Story Spinoff Gets Original Anime". Anime News Network. 2012-09-29. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
  12. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-15/nisa-adds-nyaruko/crawling-with-love-anime
  13. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Haiyore! Nyarko-san W Sequel Anime". Anime News Network. 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2012-04-08.
  14. ^ "Nyarko-san W BDs/DVDs Listed With Bonus New Anime". Anime News Network. 2013-04-11. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  15. ^ 「ニャル子さん」アンソロにぷよ、道満晴明など33名参加 (in Japanese). Natalie.mu. November 8, 2012. Retrieved December 12, 2013.
  16. ^ "5pb. to Release Nyarko-san Game for PS Vita in 2013". Anime News Network. December 26, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  17. ^ a b "5pb's Nyarko-san PS Vita Game Slated for May 30". Anime News Network. January 22, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  18. ^ Aiden Foote. "Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos". THEM Reviews. Retrieved June 13, 2016.

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