Nichijou – 12
「日常１２」 (Nichijou 12)
“My Ordinary Life 12″
It seems that the best time for the worst things to happen only occur on those days that seem just a little too perfect. So on a really nice sunny day, it’s not too surprising that Yuuko manages to somehow forget the precious worksheet that she actually finished. With the usual flurry of insane backdrops combined with Yuuko’s many different faces, the thing that had me laughing so hard every time just has to be the way she accentuates all the different tones during her emotional moments.
Technically, I’d have to thank Honda Mariko for providing such an amazing performance every time she lends her voice to Yuuko’s character. Even though she may be a relatively new seiyuu, a character like Yuuko is a perfect outlet for her to really portray her talents. Between having very high and low points, Yuuko’s character stands out as one of the more memorable ones all thanks to Honda’s skill.
After looking past the main cast of characters, it felt great getting a chance to watch a handful of side characters make their presence known. It never gets old watching Tachibana blow away the goat loving Sasahara with some sort of fire arm! But the funnier skit had to be watching Annaka discover just how rigged a carnival game ended up being. It’s bad enough that the vendor stated things were fair, but it was a bit too much to watch him freeze up and act as if Annaka had done something wrong. Like I’ve said before, in a world where being odd is the norm, it’s hard to watch Annaka try to be the opposite of that (which would be normal) only to get handed an even worse situation. But it’s really funny.
In a battle between two immature children, who would win? The louder one of course! My mouth nearly hit the floor when Nano finally decided to use some of her wit on Hakase. While I had my doubts about whether or not Hakase would actually take off her screw, I thought Nano had finally won after she was bold enough to take Hakase’s snacks. But with an illogical person, logic sometimes isn’t good enough to win. Thus you revert to the original argument winner — yelling!
With the show reducing the amount of completely random humor in favor of something more structured, I find myself being able to follow along without getting lost in the process. With skits focusing on how annoying someone can be when they won’t just shut up or how losing something during a trip can completely kill the mood, it just seems like Nichijou is easier to watch. I hope things keep on going on like this!