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Bizarre Lovecraftian Parody Light Novel Haiyore! Nyaruko-San To Get TV Anime

From last year's announcement of an online flash anime to this, perhaps Nyaruko-san IS the harbinger of Cthulu's coming.

   As a messenger of the Outer Gods, Nyarlathotep has a thousand horrifying forms with which it roams the Earth enslaving humans.
   As a messenger of the Outer Gods, Nyarlathotep has a thousand horrifying forms with which it roams the Earth enslaving humans.
Last year we ran a story about the light novel comedy Haiyore! Nyaruko-San getting an anime adaptation deal for an online flash series. Shamefully, I have no clue what happened with that (readers, if you're in the know, please comment and enlighten us), but it might be a moot point now that its author, Manta Aisora, announced on Twitter today (seen via ANN) that the series has been given the go-ahead to be adapted into a TV anime. Let the Lovecraftian loli action begin! 
 
Readers familiar with H.P. Lovecraft's horror may be familiar with the deity Nyarlathotep, a.k.a. The Crawling Chaos. He/she/it's a sort of messenger of the Outer Gods that mentally enslaves human beings, usually as a charismatic man. Well, not here. In Haiyore! the abomination takes the form of a silver-haired young girl who saves a high school boy from aliens and takes to hanging around him. Those wacky Outer Gods--you never know what they're going to do next (probably enjoy some shaved ice and attend a summer festival). If this surrealistic plot intrigues you then keep an eye out for the series in the near future.
Killajadeon Aug. 4, 2010 at 12:14 p.m.
I somewhat liked the pilot episode, but i dont expect much from this.
cfatalison Aug. 4, 2010 at 12:24 p.m.
i read this thing, it's freakishly funny
Kelleth moderator on Aug. 4, 2010 at 12:26 p.m.
@cfatalis said:
" i read this thing, it's freakishly funny "
And now we have more Lovecraftian loli's to look at and find cute XD
cfatalison Aug. 4, 2010 at 12:44 p.m.
@Kelleth said:
" @cfatalis said:
" i read this thing, it's freakishly funny "
And now we have more Lovecraftian loli's to look at and find cute XD "
always a good thing , a very good thing
Boddingtonon Aug. 4, 2010 at 1:15 p.m.
@Killajade: So there was a flash animation then? Any chance you could point us in the direction of that?
Killajadeon Aug. 4, 2010 at 3:37 p.m.
@Boddington said:

" @Killajade: So there was a flash animation then? Any chance you could point us in the direction of that? "

sure thing, though now that i checked i can see its not a pilot episode but a ONA. 
http://www.animetake.com/haiyoru-nyaru-ani-ona/
ClumsyRedRoboton Aug. 4, 2010 at 6:42 p.m.
As someone who spent two semesters of college researching Lovecraft and his writings for a project, I'm not at all surprised that one of the ancient horrors would choose to look like a loli. No other appearance could be such a perfect storm of heart fluttering cuteness and mind crushing terror.
tainteddonuton Aug. 4, 2010 at 6:55 p.m.
I watched about half of the ONA episodes and didn't laugh once. If that's indicative of what will become the TV series then I think I can safely pass on this one.
hitsusatsu11on Aug. 4, 2010 at 7:13 p.m.
I might watch it. 
 
Whats next, Anime Dunwich Horror? 
cfatalison Aug. 4, 2010 at 7:31 p.m.
@hitsusatsu11: probably not, we  have only seen two works derivated from.lovecraft coming from.japan 
 
both of them have Nyatralhotep as genderless/ girl 
always attractive, ALWAYS
hitsusatsu11on Jan. 1, 2011 at 8:48 p.m.
Bump 
 
Any new news concerning this?

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