I am always surprised by the sheer amount of time that this series spends on useless references. I enjoy parody type comedy as much as the next guy. I think that the stuff that they do with Men in Black is hilarious, but they really seem to forget that there is a show going on at times. I think that at least half of this show was dedicated to Mahiro yelling at Nyaruko for stupid enemies, bad foreshadowing, and acting like it was the final episode of the series. People love to break the fourth wall in media nowadays, but I don’t think that it should be such a major focus. A quick shot here and there should suffice. Well, that was most of the episode. It turns out that the things that the idiots were looking for was a pen and the book that Mahiro accidentally took from the library. Mahiro can’t seem to catch a break. Well, the guys are part of some wildlife preservation group that can’t get donations because the organization that Nyaruko is in is doing a better job of it. The memo pad and pen can summon a deity and the hippies plan to use the book to make new species that only they can save. Idiots. The damn monkey that they spawned tried to kill them. Also, this wouldn’t be Nyaruko without more paroies. The deity is a DBZ style monkey that even goes super saiyan. Nyaruko, Kuuko, and the newly powered up Hasuta have to fight it off, but the memo pad described the monster as immortal and that made things pretty bad. Although, Mahiro only had to erase the description in the memo pad to kill the thing off. That and the fact that Nyaruko’s book is part of a hostage situation made Mahiro look exhausted from the stupidity of it all. At least they admit it.
Current Opinion of the Show:
Why a I watching this? That is a question that I ask myself almost every time I watch an episode of Nyaruko. I even had that mindset when I was watching the first season back in the day. I mean, the show does have its charms. Some of the parodies are nice and, well, that can’t be it. Do any of you have something like that? Something that you watch, read, or play that frustrates you because of how stupid it can be, but you always seem to feel like making time for it? I feel like I am making excuses for a friend that my parents don’t like. Oh well, I can say that the series is staying true to its roots. The style of comedy, art, and plot progression all appear to be holding true. That is good for fans of the series because changing things up could definitely piss off your fan base. Obviously, I am a part of that fan base, so I can’t complain too much. At least I can look forward to some actual plot that may or may not progress before the last episode like in the first season.