Something of the sort seen in Haiyore! Nyaruko’s latest, and 11th, affair has been quite expected – the ignorant fool stands up for himself in a somewhat appropriate manner, yet as such, he alienates everyone.
Nothing particularly unconventional, this episode is one of those where a character only becomes aware of what they had when it turns too little too late – yet while a rather generic plot filling device, Haiyore! Nyaruko delivers it with its usual ecstatic traits quite distinct, and not to mention, the turn of events does fit quite well overall with the series’ central story, making for an episode to be respected indeed.
It’s a dramatic shift of mood – rather than start into nonsense, the series instead begins on a tranquil note never before seen. Of course it doesn’t last much longer than a second or two, yet it still foreshadows quite a transition. The entire opening scene is highly significant in that it boasts many unorthodox qualities for the series – a first person recollection, the aforementioned peace, and then the contrast into our protagonist’s far more busy reality.
There’s not so much a physical objective based story as there is a conceptual one within this episode – our schoolkid has seemingly lost his wits over the continued nuisance provided by Nyarlathotep and friends, and his reasoning is understandable. This spectacle plays out predominantly from his point of view, with Nyaruko and crew simply serving as details of his troubled lifestyle, at least till the ending – and when seeing what he goes through portrayed in a more legitimate manner, minus any tableware, his logic is admittedly comprehensible.
The kid is overwhelmed with more than he can handle, and the introduction of yet another kid does not help – a long awaited loli character makes her toddler bodied appearance, a lost child sent to the home by our leading male’s mother till proper action can be achieved, which leaves Mahiro with the responsibility of caring for the child as necessary, a task not easily done when being pestered by two attractive mythological entities and a yaoi abomination.
However, the schoolkid struggles onward – and as he does so, the episode notably emphasizes Nyaruko and company’s actions specifically in the most irritating of manners, making them appear as if they were diminutive insects who keep buzzing around him. Yet even that being the case, a poor choice of action on his part, combined with the always questionable deeds of certain other characters, results in an incident which drives the incompetent fellow mad.
After spending a lengthy period literally running across the city with the loli in his arms, this being his believed best response to the teasing of the Nyaruko three, he ends up dropping the loli, injuring her – and subsequently unleashing the blame by means of harsh verbal tone unto the Nyaruko party, exiling them as well. Nearly inevitable, this initiates the disappearance of Nyaruko and relevant – a facet which when the imbecile realizes has come to fruition, starts to feel loneliness and immense regret.
As the episode count remaining is equivalent to the whopping grand total of “1″, one needn’t strain themselves in attempting to conjure a conclusion scenario – it’s immensely doubtful this series of bloated exuberance will somehow become a last second tragedy. Nyaruko will return next episode – and the series will end with gibberish, just as it began, and just as it should.