Clark A. of Digitally Downloaded writes:
"I’ve watched a decent selection of anime in my years and, believe it or not, a show about H.P. Lovecraft’s creatures posing as attractive young ladies and protecting Earth isn’t the weirdest. Granted, Nyaruko: Crawling With Love (Haiyore! Nyarko-san) seems thoroughly nonsensical throughout its twelve episode running span, but its role as a satirical otaku-oriented anime becomes increasingly transparent as it progresses. That’s not a knock on Nyaruko’s quality, mind you; it handles this premise masterfully from start to finish and actually exceeded my expectations in terms of what little plot there is."