While the recent Nyarko-San anime lead to a serious uptick in the Japanese sales of the works of American pulp horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, the cosmic horror maestro has long had a considerable influence on Japanese pop media. So, in honor of Howard Phillips' 122nd birthday, let's toast the genre legend. More after the jump.
Spotting the references in Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos is half the horror! Each episode is packed with in-jokes to anime, manga, other light novels, games, and most of all, the horror stories of HP Lovecraft. Now, author Jason Thompson continues his episode-by-episode breakdown of the series with a look at episode. Read on…if you dare!!
What light novel series (and now anime) would dare to combine HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos with a harem comedy? There can be only one: Nyarko-san! This indescribable anime is so packed full of eldritch in-jokes, if you blink you might miss them. Luckily, author and Lovecraft expert Jason Thompson is here to explain them all! Read his notes on episodes 2 and 3 after the jump!
Now that full-length episodes of Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos are available, the amount of monsters and H.P. Lovecraft in-jokes in this comedy-horror series have increased dramatically. But worry not! Lovecraft expert Jason Thompson continues his quest to explain them all and illuminate the darkness after the jump!
In his latest article in an on-going series, Jason Thompson tackles the great mystery behind all the cameos in Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos and, for an encore, lays out the cosmology of horror author H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Read on after the jump!
In his on-going attempt at explaining away the H.P. Lovecraft in-jokes and references found in Nyarko-san! Another Crawling Chaos, Jason Thompson takes aim at fiery alien chick Kuko. “You might think Kuko is based on Cthulhu, but you'd be wrong, wrong, WRONG!!!” he writes! Find out why after the jump!
In his on-going series on the many H.P. Lovecraft references to be found in the Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos anime, Jason Thompson explains the origins of the title character herself. Is Nyarko-san a cute little girl, a demonic alien bent on destroying the planet Earth, or BOTH? Find out after the jump!
The recent anime Nyarko-san! Another Crawling Chaos is steeped in ideas and images inspired by horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. But what exactly is the "Cthulhu Mythos" that Lovecraft created? Writer and comic artist Jason Thompson gets to the bottom of things in his first outing for Crunchyroll news, which kicks off a series on all things Nyarko-san and Lovecraft. Jump into crawling chaos after the jump!
Crunchyroll continues to get a jump on the spring anime season with today’s announcement of Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos. Based on the light novels by Manta Aisora, and inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, the first five episodes begin streaming today at 2pm PST. More details after the jump!