Hello everybody and welcome to our next exciting episode of Nyarko-San: Another Crawling Chaos Whiskey. And wow, did that last episode spark a conversation or what? At least everybody was keeping it civil, which is the one thing I don't think Nyarko would approve of. She would want you guys to fight for her love! Fight, I say!
(For my Rooster Teeth folks, you need to go here to read what I mean.)
So, yeah, in our last episode we continued the fake couples time with Mahiro and Kuuko in order to get Molesting McHappy Kuune to back off. She doesn't buy the relationship so the two go on a fake date to try and fake out the cousin. It goes better than you think as the two seemingly have a nice, fun little date. And this pisses off Kuune to no end. Oh, and Nyarko, despite agreeing to this, was infuriated. And an infuriated Nyarko is not one to trifle with.
During the fake date, Nyarko takes Mahiro to the side and makes it clear in no uncertain terms that this is hurting her on an emotional level. She's the one that's willing to give her heart, soul and one of her tentacles to him, not Kuuko, who isn't even interested in him. Hastur doesn't count because he's a guy and guys don't count even if Nyarko considers him a major threat. But Mahiro, ever the mean Tsundere, does not give into Nyarko's wishes and says some rather hurtful things that basically breaks her for the rest of the episode.
It isn't until later that Nyarko meets with Mahiro at night that she finally lets it all out. That Mahiro has been purposely avoiding the subject for too long and it's finally time to settle it. What does he think of her? Does he hate her? Does he not care for her? What is Nyarko to him? He avoids giving a direct answer but makes me clear that if he hated her, he would have kicked her and the others out a long time ago. Though one is sending a lot of mix messages with the silver forks of doomy death. Still, he doesn't hate her, and for now that's an answer that Nyarko can accept.
...Oh, right, this was about the thing with Kuune. Well, she passed out in Kuko's room, so they decide to resolve the issue by essentially locking her away in that meta space, never to be seen from again. A rather cruel fate, don't you think? Also, it means the the trio lost their rooms. Probably for the best, really.
And, as always, we can find our reference guide for this episode here.
-So, brief thing we need to talk about before proceeding with the episode. According to the reference guide, this episode was delayed by a week because Japan needed to air something that was vital and important of the world to see. It was, of course, the 2013 World Table Tennis Championship. There could be only one! So in response, the Nyarko website posted their own message, which you can find in the reference guide, which made a reference to the manga Ping Pong. Hey, got to get the jabs in somehow, right?
-Now to the episode proper. We start off at school. More specifically, the end of the school day. The students are heading for home as we see Nyarko calling out for Mahiro and grabbing his arm. She says that they shouldn't faintly look back on their youth like it was a dream, so lets enjoy some "aventures." I'm undecided if that's suppose to be a typo or if Nyarko intentionally said that. You can never tell with this show. Mahiro, however, is still rather shy about close contact with a girl, especially one with a thousand different forms, and tries to get her off of him. She teases him a bit more, then we get this weird imagine spot where Nyarko is looking at the horizon before turning to the camera and professing her love once more. Yeah, this show is ramping up the crazy again.
-Then, suddenly, Kuko appears! She wants her turn with Nyarko to enjoy the middle of their youth and begins to rub up against her. Didn't you have issues with Kuune doing this to you? Nyarko threatens to stab Kuko's heart with thorns, but she just waxes poetically about her love for the silver haired maiden. But still, we haven't forgotten about Kuune as Kuko wishes her a found farewell and to watch over her from the grave. Mahiro takes offense to this because no deaths have taken place between the last episode and this episode. They only trapped Kuune in the meta field, which is shown in a flashback of Nyarko doing the deed. While I would argue that you guys didn't kill her, if she doesn't find a way out you might as well have sentenced her to death. The typical Nyarko way.
-Kuko, however, is glad to be rid of Kuune, as she suggests that she's wandering the gap of the Super Dimension Fortress and that she won't return, even if she catches a whiff of lavender. Did we mix two references in here? Apparently we mixed in Macross with The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. What a strange combination. During this remark Nyarko is able to break free and push Kuko away, allowing her to grab ahold of Mahiro again, telling the fiery red head to stop butting in between her and Mahiro. She brings up their conversation from the previous night, which is Nyarko wanting to keep loving Mahiro while he pets her. She implies a different kind of petting was involved but he denies that happening.
-And suddenly, Hastur appears! And he's upset that Nyarko somehow got a jump on him in the race. Kuko decides that she's going to check them out to confirm if anything the than petting took place. Mahiro does not appreciate this invasion of his privacy. Then, suddenly, Yoriko appears! So many sudden appearances this episode. Looks like she came back from a shopping trip, but more importantly, she wants her hugs! A quick cut has Yoriko hugging her son in front of the school, which he's really embarrassed because... well, we were all teenagers and acted that way at some point in our lives.
-Hey, remember that joke Yoriko made about needed sononium? Yeah, that's back as she claims her's is recharging. She's a very affectionate mother. Nyarko, who I note is calling Yoriko "Mom", asks if she needed something. Yes! Let's all go have fun together! Mainly, let's go to the pool together and have a beach episode without the beach! We're probably overdue for a fan service episode anyway.
-After the opening credits we cut to a buss leaving as our crew hits the pool building. Wow, that is a big building. Looks more like an indoor water park than a pool. They're all rather impressed, with Mahiro commenting on his mother's luck with the lotteries. Yoriko explains that she bought a lot of stuff like bait and pick axes from the peddler, so they gave her another lottery ticket. What, were you planning a deep dive into a mine to get some diamond, then fish for some underwater fishes?
-Mahiro decides to let that slide, because hey, this seems like fun, right? Despite this sudden turn of events, Nyarko is already planning on how to use this to enchant Mahiro by using her sexy commando amazing bathing suit. Her exact words. And, of course because this is the fan service episode, we have a long pan of Nyarko, in a red bikini, but losing her top in the process. Kuko is anxious to see what Nyarko will be wearing, which is that same red bikini, only our sliver-haired maiden is leaning towards the camera. You'd think Kuko's imagination would be a bit more revealing, right? As for Hastur, he's thinking of Mahiro and what he's wearing. We don't get an imagine spot of that because that would take away from the Nyarko bikini shots. But now I'm curious as to what Mahiro will be wearing in the pool.
-Speaking of, Mahiro notices the three... sorry, four. I didn't see Shanta-Kun there. Right, so he notices the four going into their imagine spots, but that's when Yoriko declares she'll go all out, too! With this group of lunatic, Mahiro decides that he'd rather go home instead. Nyarko refuses and walks him into the pool building, saying that eighty percent of a man's job is determination. I doubt his heart is filled with that at the moment, though.
-And into the park we go. We go into the men's changing room to see that Mahiro has already changed. Apparently they rent swimsuits at this place, which is probably for the best given how unexpected this was. Hastur appears and asks what he thinks of his yellow polka-dot swimsuit. The comment he gets is that apparently dull surprise. Hastur is upset and demands to hear something else, but gets a "but aren't they all the same" comment. Hastur gets infuriated with this and explains that ninety percent of a person is his looks! But then what's the other ten percent for? Mahiro points out that Hastur is a deity and such things shouldn't bother him. I know that Mahiro can come off as dense sometimes but I think he's just playing with the young boy here. Such a meanie!
-Tonight's episode is titled Color the Pool Red with Blood. Clearly an episode title that tells you that absolutely nothing terrible is going to happen here. We cut to outside of the locker room, with Hastur commenting on how big the pool is. He's got a little floaty with him, which is not yellow, surprisingly enough. That's when Yoriko apologizes for the wait and we get to see our ladies in action. Nyarko is, of course, wearing that red bikini we saw in the imagine spots. This is not the same one she wore last season. Kuko is going with the school swimsuit route because it's the fan service episode. As for Yoriko, when she said she was going all out she wasn't kidding as she's wearing a rather revealing white swimsuit to show off her body that she keeps in excellent shape thanks to her monster hunting. When Mom asks how they look, he comments on why she wants her child's opinion? Yoriko playfully calls him a meanie. Admittedly I would find this awkward, as well.
-Kuko wants an opinion, though apparently she appears with stockings for some reason. She states that she took into account the effect on youths like Mahiro and went with a wholesome bathing suit. Of course, the school swimsuit has it's own fetish so Mahiro calls her out on it, calling her a walking corruption. Even Hastur is staring at her in disbelief. Kuko's girlish side is hurt by the comment. Slightly.
-And now Nyarko wants an opinion. She pushes Kuko out of the way, does a little up close shake for the camera, then asks Mahiro how her attempt at a stylish mermaid on the beach look? Perhaps his heart is beating over her cute hips that just don't lie? Mahiro doesn't say anything except blush and turn away, which is all he needed to say to make Nyarko happy. She asks if he's totally infatuated with her, but he quickly turns on the Tsun side and demands to know what she's talking about. Quick, we need a distraction!
-Luckily, Shanta-kun appears in her own bathing suit, demanding an opinion from Mahiro. He apparently wondered where she went off to, but Hastur calls her super cute. Okay, with that little bit out of the way, it's time for some fun in the pool! And by that, I mean in the sun as we quickly cut to Kuko and Nyarko soaking up the rays. Nyarko comments having the rays come from a single spot seems rather on purpose. She then adds that she wants her skin to stay pretty and turns to Mahiro to put some sunscreen lotion on her. Even in an on the spot trip, Nyarko is prepared for any occasion. Mahiro, of course, points out the obvious. That they're indoors. That said, the roof is glass, so it may be best to have some protection. That said, Nyarko plays it off as having delicate skin, to the point that she could even get burn from indoor lighting, so he suggests she use her Full Force Form, since she can handle space travel in that, right?
-Curse, foiled again! So Nyarko tries a different approach. She tells Mahiro that this is chance! She is telling him it's okay to use the pretext of wanting to apply sunscreen to fondle her chest and butt, which she displays by folding her own chest. Point of fact, nothing is pretext with you, Nyarko. It's always plain text. So Mahiro, blushing slightly, gives Kuko the okay instead. She wastes no time in spilling lotion on her hand as she wants to mingle her flesh with Nyarko, then she begins to rub furiously against her. Apparently this turns on Kuko so much she can see through time!
-Nyarko tries to fight off Kuko, explaining that the sunscreen is evaporating as soon as the red head puts it on, but I don't think she cares at this point. As that little play is happening we hear a whistle blowing. In the foreground we see Yoriko, Mahiro and Hastur with Yoichi, who's apparently working as a lifeguard. When asked about this he only responds with whistles. Yoriko finds it admirable, but then he sees the fighting and whistles at them to... uh, stop? Keep going? Not to use the chairs as weapons? Mahiro is confused, so apparently Hastur can understand whistle. He explains that Yoichi says that sunscreen isn't allowed here. When Mahiro asks if this is what Yoichi wanted to warn them about, he whistles, which Hastur translates as "precisely". Yeah, this joke isn't going to run old at all.
-That's when we get our look at the sunscreen. It's called SAN Oil, with the tag line "Don't reduce sanity points, reduce UV rays." Because getting burned by the sun is such a taxing event. We get a long pan of the pool grounds as we see Yoriko relaxing as Hastur plays around with Shanta-Kun. But they aren't important. What's important is what Nyarko plans to do next to win Mahiro's affection. We see him walking about until Nyarko appears, calling out his name and jumping on him. She wants to go have fun, and because they are in their youth, they don't have time to get lost. She pushes him towards the lazy river, which seems like the opposite of fun, but that's because when we find them, they're on top of a floating raft, with Nyarko holding onto Mahiro's arm and leaning herself against him. Yeah, I can see why Nyarko thinks this would be fun.
-As our couple have their moment, Nyarko comments that it feels like a dream, being with Mahiro in peace. She suggests that they drift all the way to the ends of the Earth like this, but he refuses to entertain such an idea. Nyarko playfully berates him for not understanding girlish dreams, but... suddenly, an imagine spot of Nyarko leaning forward, towards the camera, proclaiming her love for Mahiro once more. Then she does it in reality, pressing even closer to Mahiro. That looks uncomfortable to me. Mahiro is feeling a embarrassed by this and tells her to stop, but nope, she will not. As she pushes Mahiro down, she forgets they're in this little floatable raft and the two immediately topple over. Well, that's one way to kill a mood. We then get a long shot of the raft floating away into another pool, letting us wonder what happened to our budding couple? No, seriously, we just follow that raft for a while. This must be the "fill as much space as we can" episode.
-After a fade out we cut to Mahiro laying down, the sun on his face as Nyarko calls out for him. He slowly opens his eyes to see a vision of beauty in front of him. She's happy to see him wake up because she was worried he wouldn't. Somehow, they have drifted onto a deserted island. You can tell because Wilson is there. Very subtle, guys. Though apparently, in English, that would be called "Nagasarete Airantou." You better hope you didn't drift onto an island that has nothing but girls. Otherwise, you might be in a bigger field of competitors than you think, Nyarko.
-As Mahiro is confused, and rightly so, Nyarko explains that it's all her fault as she was the one who suggested they drift to the end of the Earth. That said, she is happy, because despite being on a deserted island with nobody around for miles, she is with Mahiro, and for her, that is enough. For her, this is heaven, so as a result, they'll just have to become the Adam and Eve of this island. Time to start that island arc! Nyarko then goes on to list the different tropes she expects to hit during this adventure. But for now, let's cut to the moment where they need to create children. Mahiro stops her as a bunch of people walk by, stating that it isn't going to be possible.
-Turns out, the kids are in a part of the building that happens to look like a beach. Nyarko knew this and was playing it for all she could, hoping to ride the mood like a wave. That's because they're at the wave pool, after all. Suddenly (I should be running a count on this), Kuko appears! And she heard the whole speech from Nyarko, because she wants to be Adam and Eve with Nyarko! I wonder how that would work out? Nyarko doesn't want to play the game of creation with her and threatens to hurt her, but Kuko would rather love than hurt! Suddenly (so quickly, too), Hastur and Shanta-Kun appear, happy to have found Mahiro. Turns out, he's hungry. Suddenly, Yoriko appears! She points out a food court nearby, so let's go there. As Mahiro turns to to call on Nyarko and Kuko, we pan back to show them... uh... yeah. They're doing something that would be inappropriate in public, so let's quickly move on from that.
-We cut to the food court as they decide on what to eat. Hastur does the mini-miney-moe thing and picks a Takoyaki stand, which is called the Buti Cuti. And who would happen to work there but Tamao herself! We're just bringing everybody in for this episode. Mahiro is surprised to see her working here, but Tamao doesn't care about that. She's more concern about where Nyarko is. As Mahiro tries to give an answer Tamao cuts him off, thinking that he came just to see her, and then immediately berates him for leaving her beloved Nyarko alone. He asks her to calm down, which she agrees to, but she turns around and mentally berates him for not understanding a girl's feelings. I know you decided to give up on your own feelings, but something tells me that they're still fighting to be heard.
-Suddenly, Luhy appears! And unlike everybody else she isn't in a swimsuit. I imagine that'll change soon. Maybe in the eyecatch? Our first half is of Nyarko, but she's dressed in casual clothes, claiming that she is the seven percent woman. Apparently this was a line that Nyarko's voice actor said in a live event for the show, according to the reference guide. Or second half eyecatch is of Luhy and Tamao, back to back in their own swimsuits, calling out to each other and laughing. There we go.
-Now is foods time! Tamao is serving the food to the four, who comment on ow good it looks. Yoriko asks Mahiro if he plans to have any, but one look at the mascot on the banner reaffirms his concerns of not being interested. He turns to his mom and suggests not eating it, but apparently she's taking a couple of bites already. She has a bit of tentacle sticking out, though. Apparently Tamao has had some, as well, saying that they taste great, showing that she already ate hers.
-Speaking of the chef, Luhy appears asking how the food was. Everybody is all compliments, and soon, everybody has finished up. Mahiro decides to go for another swim, but before doing so, Tamao presents him with a bag filled with what I'm assuming food, and then gives him a wink. We see Luhy is busy cleaning up the table, which prompts Hastur to ask if she's going to swim? She comments that she's working, not playing. This prompts Yoriko to ask Hastur why he asked, and apparently his response is that it'd be fun if they were all together. And it looks like Luhy has a thing for Hastur as she looks at him with a blush on her face. Didn't expect that. Tamao is nearby, watching, and can apparently see what we all see. Looks like she's got another couple she's going to try and hook up together.
-We do a pan shot of the wave pool. Mahiro is there but apparently can't find Nyarko or Kuko. Though he only finds Kuko after nearly tripping over her. You suck at this spot checks, don't you? There's a message near her in the sand saying "Wanted: Mouth-to-mouth. However, only from Nyarko." Suddenly (again?), the wave comes in, washing away the message. After a moment, Mahiro wakes her up, but she complains that it isn't Nyarko. So to make it up to her, he provides Kuko with food and all is forgiven. As she munches into her food, Mahiro cleans up her mouth as she's making a bit of a mess. She comments that he doesn't have to play the fiancé when Kuune isn't looking, but he explains that wasn't what he was trying to do.
-This leads Kuko to the next possible reason. That apparently Mahiro wants to have her baby that badly. No, not it, either. That's when she leans in close, looking like she wants a kiss, but instead she wants him to wipe her mouth some more. Kuko likes this about Mahiro, so much so that, in her imagine spot, she'd die... BUSTER! Suddenly (happy tenth word use everybody), Nyarko appears, delivering a knee and sending the red head flying. Guess it wasn't an imagine spot this time. After yelling at Kuko for letting loose, she blames Mahiro, as well, for leaving her behind so coldly that her heart is going to wander. She brings up the talk from the previous night but thinks that Mahiro is already seeing a different color of twilight... wait, what?
-Mahiro, however, knows how to solve this problem. With food! After presenting his offering, all is forgiven! However, as she opens it up, turns out, it's empty. Kuko apparently swiped it while they weren't looking and finished it up. Nyarko is pissed at Kuko for getting in their way again. She's ready to settle this once and for all, because if they don't settle it, the crawling chaos will become obsolete! And then Nyarko transforms into her armored form. Kuko is all in and goes into her own battle outfit. As their two aura begin to rock the place, Mahiro tells them to stop! Why are you guys transforming here, of all places! So much for that easy day.
-Meanwhile, we see that Luhy is busy cooking more Takoyaki. She's deep in thought, though. Luckily, Tamao is there to offer a hand. Back at the other end of the pool, Nyarko demands to know how many more times she needs to hit Kuko and those turrets of hers before she gets the message? Kuko tells her that she doesn't have to tell her anything, but tell her! Mahiro tries to play peacekeeper as the pool starts heating up. Literally, thanks to the two Great Old Ones letting loose here. Mahiro laments that he doesn't have Hastur to keep these two from burning the place down. Where is he, anyway?
-Turns out, Hastur is busy elsewhere, playing with Shanta-Kun. How adorable. Suddenly, Luhy appears! And she's in a rather small pink bikini, like in the eyecatch. Hastur is very happy to see her, but probably not for the reason she thinks. Meanwhile, on Namek... I mean, the wave pool, Nyarko and Kuko are still charging up. We'll probably check back on them in a few minutes to find that nothing has changed. So let's check in on Luhy. She's explaining why she is here to join in on the fun. Because Hastur suggested it, that's why. Hastur seems a bit unsure here, but Luhy is feeling very embarrassed and says that if they're going to swim, they should hurry up and do it. Otherwise, she's going back to work. Hastur immediately agrees, prompting her to join in. After a moment we get a pan of Luhy's body, where she asks for Hastur's opinion on her swimsuit. She had trouble deciding on what to wear and gives him permission to laugh, but he refuses because she looks like a knockout. I'm surprised they didn't have a joke of her turning a few heads as she walked over to the pool area. Still, she's happy to receive that compliment.
-Meanwhile, back on Earth, Nyarko and Kuko are still charging up. Nyarko explains that she's the only protagonist here and that everybody else, especially the other deities, are just supporting roles! Even Hastur, who is currently playing around with Luhy, which we see briefly. Cutting back to the fight, Kuko explains that she hasn't accepted that supporting role, and then we get another shot of Luhy playing around. We then cut to Tamao, cooking the Takoyaki, who explains that she wants to know about the tart and sweet marmalade boy. Apparently Tamao is never happy unless she hears of somebody else's romantic pursuits. She smiles, not realizing that things are about to get hectic.
-We return to the aura showdown and see... nothing has changed. Man, they were really struggling for time in this episode, weren't they? Nyarko and Kuko continue to face off, but that's boring, so have another shot of Hastur and Luhy playing in the pool. And back to the face off, with Mahiro commenting that it's annoyingly hot in here. Honestly, I'm surprised that the roof hasn't come down yet. Speaking of the roof, apparently a thunderstorm rolled right in. Honestly, that just doesn't seem all that strange. What is strange is apparently Mahiro doesn't have his forks with him. You go into the bath naked with them, but here, at the pool, you don't take them? What is wrong with you, sir?
-But don't worry, you do have a fork! It's a plastic fork that came from Luhy's shop, but it should do the job, right? Though apparently it got anxious and bends on him. They always fail at the worst possible moment. Oh, and we lost the wave pool now. Nyarko explains to Kuko that she will not cry, but she is the crawling chaos, a deity! Kuko promises to shoot Nyarko's heart with burning friendship of murder justice! And finally, we get our fight. Or at least, the two charging at each other, Aura at their maximum.
-However, just before they collide, forks come raining from above! This forces the two to stop long enough to get struck by lightning. How did you pull that off, Mahiro? Turns out, it wasn't him. Instead, it was Yoriko, who is in her swimsuit by strapped with forks on her belt that she's now sporting, as well as a design for her shoulders. Is it weird that I find this hot?
-Yoriko gives her "in the name of the moon" speech, but that's when Yoichi appears, at the lifeguard station, whistling to her that lightning is prohibited at the pool. She apolgizes, but Mahiro calls him out on his messed up priorities. We see Nyarko and Kuko lying near death as Yoriko berates them for causing a scene at a public place, so she should correct their attitudes by pouring water on them? And by water I mean her silver forks of doom-y death. The girls point this out and quickly apologize, with Kuko blaming the sun for making her go crazy. But Yoriko isn't listening and begins to throw them all at their Goa Magara.
-After a fade we see that the sun is setting on another wonderful adventure. At the bus stop we see Nyarko and Kuko are apologizing for their actions and have clearly lost their sanity. Mahiro looks exhausted while Yoriko called the whole thing fun. Hastur did, too, and wants to come back again. He agrees, if only because at least somebody had a normal fun day in there. Though to prevent another incident like this from happening again, he tells his mother not to win any more lotteries. Which reminds her that a field has opened up called the Ruins Plains, so he should come with her. Nope, he refuses! And places a ban on his mother from any more lotteries! What a meanie! Cue credits!
-Looks like we got our Tamao credits this time around. She didn't get much of a role here except to play matchmaker with Luhy and Hastur. In our next episode preview, looks like Shanta-kun is evolving thanks to Kuko. Then it looks like Nyarko is running for an office. Then we have Mahiro talking with a young, blue haired girl who looks oddly familiar. Then some quick shots of Nyarko and Hastur looking anxious about something. Then blue haired girl appears to be serving cooked carrots. Then we have Nyarko getting ready for a fight with blue haired girl, who just looks confused. Then that same blue haired girl is sitting at a table with Mahiro, both of them drinking while little bubbles form around them. Then dramatic posing by Kuko and Nyarko! Yoriko appears to speak poetically about Earth, the rough times and sad times and a wagon the two are trying to escape in will lead them to hell. Some story, Yoriko. Though we have another voice saying that isn't what actually happens. All this and more in our next episode, A Little Love Song. Look forward to it.
So this was very clearly a filler episode where a whole lot of nothing happened. Well, that isn't exactly true. We do see what appears to be the budding romance, or at least friendship, between Hastur and Luhy. I'm sure if Nyarko caught win of this she would help hook them up if only to get rid of the competition. Still, how old is Hastur suppose to be, anyway? It just seems weird to me. But then again there isn't much to say here, so we'll just wrap it up here.
Until next time, remember, when you need to appear somewhere, make sure you appear suddenly, if only for dramatic effect.