posted Sunday, April 15th 2012 by
News, Reviews & Culture
Tentacled horror Nyalathotep of the Cthulhu mythos appears in a new animated romantic comedy airing now in Japan.
In this season’s Haiyore! Nyaruko-san, the Crawling Chaos of H. P. Lovecraft’s horror stories appears as a cute grey-haired high school girl named Nyaruko who shows up to rescue a boy from a nightgaunt attack.
In episode 1, Nyarlathotep explains why she’s taken the form of a girl:
Mahiro: I’ve read Lovecraft’s books before, but I’ve always thought of you as more of a monster. Sometimes one with writhing tentacles, sometimes with a nauseating mist…
Nyarlathotep: If you’d like, I can take that form, but you’d lose your sanity.
There’s a closeup of percentile dice rolling on a Call of Cthulhu character sheet, and the character ticks off 24 points of Sanity.
Mahiro: I’d rather not lose that.