I'm not sure if this belongs here, but I've got no idea where else it could go.
Japan has started airing an anime series featuring Nyarlathotep (in anime schoolgirl form) following around a teenage Lovecraft fan, protecting him from the threat of the Cthulhu mythos with the help of Hastur, Cthuga and her pet Shantak. So far I'm only 1 minute in (curse my slow internet connection!) and I've already seen a Nightgaunt with a Gugs mouth (would that be a Nightgug?) get violently disemboweled (so odds are the main character is already losing some SAN). Apparently the manga this is based off is full of Lovecraft shoutouts, including references to the Yithians and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, along with Nyaruko (the most hyperactive avatar of Nyarlathotep ever) jokingly threatening to show off some of her more sanity-blasting forms.
I'll post on this again when I've finally watched the entire episode but I can already tell the writers have done a fair bit of research on the mythos (I spotted the yellow sign during the opening). By the looks of it it's going to be more of a comedy with cutesification of the Cthulhu mythos.
Anybody else heard of this or watched it?
Also, what are peoples thoughts on slapstick Lovecraftian humour and the cutesification of the mythos? I know some people don't mind it and other people hate it with a passion, but I'm interested on seeing what people have to say on it.