Nichijou (END) – 95 points

No more “Everyday Life” for me?!?!?!? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 Nichijou, probably my favorite anime this season, is about 1) the lives of this three high school students, 2) the life of a robot and 3) some random stories in between. It’s a no-brainer that there’s no plot with this thing and it really just serves as comedy, but the thing is, this is what this series does best. It delivers the utmost, unbreathable, almost neck breakingly hilarious comedy I’ve ever seen. The way it execute its comedy is very unique, with all the different experiments it goes through. Even the non-chokable scenes manages to at least make you smile of some sort. This is the Nichijou that I fell in love with since Episode 1 and it consistently delivered til the end.

There were some people who were frankly disappointed with how Nichijou’s animation studio, Kyoto Animation, keeps animating useless Slice of Life stuff like this. While I thoroughly love their stuff like Lucky Star and Haruhi, even I kept on wondering how maybe the studio is just wasting their talent on Slice of Life shows that need not extravagant animation. But I think I stopped wondering when Nichijou came into the scene. It showed almost all of Kyoto Animation’s potential, with some of the most breathtakingly gorgeous, to absolutely experimental animation being induced in this series. Its clean, top-notch, and very creative. Exactly like Nichijou.

There’s not much I can say to this series that I’ve already said in the past. I just wanna say, NANO WAS SO DAWWWW IN THE LAST EPISODE. She kept her fuckin’ screw!!

Best Episodes: Episode 16 (Mio wrestling), Episode 14 (Nano goes to school), Episode 17 (Crow Episode), and Episode 6 (Deer Wrestling)

Best Skits (redundant?)

1) Mio attempting on bringer her doujin when Yuuko, a police officer, and a goat interfere (Episode 16)

2) Yuuko seeing the principal wrestle a deer (Episode 6)

3) Gundere Misato’s biggest open fire to Sasahara (Episode 8)

4) Mai, Yuuko and Mio going into the shrine as the rain pours (Episode 19)

5) Takasaki-sensei thinking Sakurai-sensei has a boyfriend (Episode 15)

Rating

Execution: 38/40 (Comedy heavily relies on this, and Nichijou did it almost perfectly)

Engagement: 29/30 (Favourite Anime this Spring, CHECK!)

Characters: 18/20 (I love everybody’s little quirks, even those random side characters. Hakase is so freakin ADORABLE!!!! Besides Hakase, my other favorite character is none other than the closet fujoshi Mio, who probably delivered the best skits in the series.)

Production: 10/10 (HANDS DOWN BEST SO FAR THIS YEAR.)

Rating: 95/100 (For me, this is one of the best anime this year so far, alongside Steins;Gate and Madoka)

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Nichijou – 16

CRAZY BABY!

I ALMOST BUSTED MY GUT WATCHING THIS EPISODE. Mio’s a crazy fujoshi and her bad side can really go. . . CRAZY. There’s also Yuuko and her ordering problems, I myself am a victim to this too. Hasn’t anyone ordered something, not understand what they ordered, and getting something different from what they though they would get?

Special mention to Nano and Yuuko’s develpment. Yuuko really showed how nice of a person she is though what went on in that segment was just crazy.

Nichijou, deliver more of this awesomeness and I assure you a spot in my TOP 10 all-time.

4 Reasons why I Love Nichijou so much

Dammnit I love Nichijou!!!!

1. The Laughs – I do have to admit it’s not always THAT funny or that epic but every skit almost always at the very least manage to make me smile. When it gets down to business though it’s like HARHARHAR. The thing with Nichijou’s comedy is that it’s unique. It’s not your usual comedy found in Slice of Life series, but it focuses on the odd and the random. Who knew that random stuff being put together coud be this funny?

2. The Ambition – One might say this series is “Kyoto Animation Slice of Life Lucky Star Copycat No. 3456” but that was A-channel and this season’s Yurururuyi (The one with the fish eyeballs). Nichijou is actually straying from Kyoto Animation’s usual shit. While of course the setting and the genre would definitely be clamped together with the likes of Lucky Star and K-On!, Nichijou’s ambition is to set itself apart from these. The usage of different skits which in a way makes this series like an Animated “All That” or something is quite something. Reading the manga, this series probably wouldn’t use the skit type of organization, but it does and does it really well. One might say that “Aren’t all gag anime” like that?. Watch it, you know it’s different. Nichijou wants to achieve something and I love the way the y do it.

3. The Creativity – It might mesh a bit with ambition but this series really is creative. It adapts the manga perfectly but the way they adapt it is so awesome. A certain explosion in the manga would look 16 times better in the anime.. The use of color scheme in this series is very vibrant. The input of different animation styles when things go really wild is just. . . awesome. It’s like KyoAni was really inspired when making this.

4. Animation – This is definitely Kyoto Animation’s best yet. They’re using full effort on a manga that doesn’t need it. How awesome is that. If Nichijou was animated by another studio, the ambition, creativity and animation would probably be gone since they would have been adapting it without knowing its potential. When one watches this, they’d definitely know how good looking it is. I mean a simple little fight between two characters or a sausage that fell on the floor would look 37 times better than any fight Naruto has ever witnessed and I assure you of that.

Well that’s that. My explanation might not make sense or is stupid but I abide to it. ALL HAIL NICHIJOU. FUCK FRACTAL AND A-CHANNEL.

Nichijou – 14

FUCKIN EPIC

As much as I love Nichijou, I do wish each episode is as awesome as this one. I just love it when Nichijou goes on “We have awesome animators” mode that look 100 times better than your average shounen action anime. Heck I’ll say this looks even better than Soul Eater. Come one KyoAni keep wasting your money cus I LOVE IT!

Also Nano’s finally at school. OP2 isn’t as catchy as OP1 but fucking ED is Tsubasa wo Kudasai with “Find Wally” animation. God I love this series.