Nichijou – 13
「日常１３」 (Nichijou 13)
“My Ordinary Life 13″
An episode focused on mostly Nano and Hakase? I’m down for that! You know, while I’ve been harping on Nano for not being the more mature motherly figure that she’s obviously designed to be, in reality she is actually younger than Hakase right? Going off of their response to Sakamoto back toward the beginning of the series, I probably should be impressed that she’s able to hold her own against someone more experienced then her in getting what she wants.
As much as I want Nano to put her foot down and really set Hakase straight, it looks like it obviously won’t be happening for a while. That said, I don’t think I’d be able to resist a kid as cute as her. Sure she may be a genius when it comes to pure knowledge, but deep down she’s still a kid who’s afraid of rainstorms. On the other hand it was pretty interesting to watch Nano get so frightened by thunder. Seeing how she’s an android, you’d think she’d be able to completely ignore things as simple as loud sounds.
The most surprising thing though had to be Hakase’s plot of pure evil. Who would have imagined that a little kid would stoop so low and play with the single thing that someone wants the most? Sure, the lure of sweets is sometimes too hard for even me to handle but I don’t know how furious I’d be if Hakase somehow breaks Nano’s heart in the process. Even with little kids, there’s a certain line that shouldn’tbe crossed — and someone’s single dream is way past that line.
After watching Yukko this week, I felt awfully close to driving a spike into my skull. As I sit here writing this post in the back of a car as I drive to AX, I’m staring at the person who I’d say is the personification of Yukko. Broken logic, dumb schemes, gloating at all the wrong times, yet you still stick with them. Watching Mio sit there and not only get sneezed on but try to save Yukko from embarrassing herself made me smile a bit. Even in shows where comedy is the predominant genre, it always brightens my day when something different sneaks its way in.