(Originally published and formatted for Livejournal on 1/7/11)
Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Lovecraft Episode 1
What this is about: I made the promise that I would review every new subtitled anime show (excluding blatant yaoi and/or porn) released during the Spring, Summer and Fall 2010 seasons, so now I am going back to review a handful of shows that I missed over the past few months for one reason or another. This time around, it’s Haiyoru: Nyaruani: Remember My Lovecraft, a flash-based series of anime shorts that debuted on December 10th, 2010.
tl;dr review: Cute anime cthulhu! H.P. Lovecraft is furiously spinning in his grave.
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Episode Summary: Cthulhu deity Nyarlathotep (in the form of a cute anime girl) makes breakfast for Mahiro, your ordinary Japanese high school student. Small bat-like creature eats it and goes all wonky. The end, cue the credits.
My Thoughts: It would be so very, very, very easy to spend way much more time talking about this show than the show’s length itself (Like this guy here). After all, the whole thing is a whopping TWO MINUTES long of low-grade flash animation, followed by TWO MORE MINUTES of standard-style animation closing credits. No reason to get too deep into this. After all, I already reviewed the Original Net Animation (ONA) back in April, and determined it was among the worst of 2010. Why they deemed to fart out a sequel series is beyond me.
In short, there is nothing worthwhile about this show at all. No point in analyzing the show, the art, the premise, the story, the background, or anything. Not worthwhile as a novelty/curiosity. Not even as a “Ha ha, look at how bad it is” joke. Nope – even the few minutes you spent reading this is time wasted that you’ll never get back. Sorry ’bout that.
Final reviews for a handful of Spring, Summer and Fall 2010 shows that I haven’t covered yet: Princess Resurrection OVA 1, Battle Spirits Brave 1, Loups=Garous, Occult Academy Special 1-4, Trigun Badlands Rumble, and Gundam 00: A Wakening of the Trailblazer