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Nyarlathotep Stars in New Japanese Animation

posted Sunday, April 15th 2012 by Jonathan Drain
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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.

You can watch the first episode on Crunchyroll.com from Monday, or check out the Nyaruko animated shorts, Haiyoru! Nyaruani and Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember my Love(craft).


  1. Howard

    April 16th, 2012

    ugh. fucking japan.

  2. Smith

    May 23rd, 2013

    This is awesome.

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