Nichijou – 16
「日常１６」 (Nichijou 16)
“My Ordinary Life 16″
You want to know why Nichijou is such an amazing show? It’s not because the jokes are funny or the characters are memorable. It’s the fact that even though it’s labeled as a comedy/slice of life, it manages to pull off serious, emotional, and near tear jerking moments in the span of seconds. But because you’re watching a comedy, these moments hit you so hard and so fast that you don’t even have the chance to scratch your itchy eyes.
This Daiku coffee must be getting pointers from Starbucks. While I can cut them some slack for their stupid sizing system, they need to hire some competent baristas. Not explaining their sizes and using fancy words like doppio for a double shot espresso with a normal person? It usually ends up being really annoying with someone ending up with a drink that’s completely not what they had in mind. I can clearly remember being in the same situation as Yukko — getting a drink at a coffee shop that was disgusting but was too embarrassed to do anything about it. The feeling sucks.
Besides crappy coffee experiences, the policeman from the first opening sequence has finally appeared! But his first appearance was completely overshadowed when Mio totally lost it. I still have no idea where Mio was heading with that six page Doujinshi, but I know that you should never try to take it from her. I’m curious what martial art style she studies since I’d love to learn how to knock people out with a single karate chop, tumble through the air, and flip goats! You know, I’d like to know how Mio’s sister can sleep at night. Actually, I’d really like to know how Mio’s sister is still alive since she loves pranking her so much.
When the last skit started, there was no indication that anything emotional of the sort was going to happen. There was a lot of Nano running around trying to hide the fact everything in her life is not normal with Hakase taking every opportunity to
contradict correct her. I guess that’s the price you pay when the professor is still a little kid and likes to show off. Plus the synergy between Yukko and Hakase was so perfect that you could confuse them for sisters. But after discovering Nano’s secret and having a good time with Hakase, it caught me completely off guard when Yukko whole heartily accepted Nano for exactly who she was. I was bracing myself for something stupid to come out of her, but was hit straight in the chest with how loving her words were. Who’d have thought that Yukko would be the one to help Nano accept herself for who she is? I suppose it goes to show you just how life changing a comedic relief character can really be! (:
ED4: 「マイ バラード」 (Mai Baraado) by 佐咲紗花 (Sayaka Sasaki)
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