H.P. Lovecraft's Nyarlathotep is getting an über-cute anime series?!?

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Nyarlathotep a.k.a. "the Crawling Chaos" a.k.a. the shapeshifting horror of Lovecraftian lore is assuming his weirdest form yet. He'll be starring in the Japanese anime show Haiyore! Nyaruko-San as a super-cute girl who helps a high-schooler fight aliens. Hail Kawaiithu?

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Nyarlathotep, who's generally portrayed as an insanity-inducing, thousand-faced Outer God, will be getting the Sailor Moon treatment as Nyaruko, a plucky silver-haired girl who helps a schoolboy fend off extraterrestrials. The show is based on Manta Aisora's illustrated novel series. I've never read them before, but I assume Cthulhu appears as a jovial puce hippopotamus and Azathoth the Blind Idiot God cameos as a giant singing candy bar.

Just for the record, here's how Nyarlathotep's true form tends to be depicted — a writhing, steaming pile of "I did not sign up for this."

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[Anime Vice via Japanator. Bottom photo via Sota Toys.]

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Removing the tentacles from Nyalarthotep? Blasphemy!!!!

But really, my friend got this news past me 15 seconds before io9. Pretty funny.