Nichijou – 17
「日常１７」 (Nichijou 17)
“My Ordinary Life 17″
Even when he’s voicing something as simple as a crow, Ono Daisuke’s charm never fails to spill out of his character. By charm, I’m referring to this condescending feeling you get when someone tries way too hard to be polite and ends up getting on your nerves. I know that he’s capable of not coming off that way (Yakumo anyone?), but Crow was pretty up there in terms of how annoying he was. It may be my soft spot for Shiraishi Minoru or all the crap he takes from Hakase, but I just felt sad for Sakamoto. I know I’d be pretty pissed if I lost my only form of communication, especially if someone who acted like Crow took it.
After last week’s amazing closing moments, I’ve been curious how if there was anyone to top it. While I wouldn’t say that Takasaki’s freak out beat it, I know that it was pretty damn funny. It’s quite sad how he can’t keep track of what to say when his heart is involved, but it’s just too damn funny when he reacts before he thinks. I’d normally call Makoto pretty gutsy for extorting a teacher like that, but when they give you all the cards ahead of time I’m sure he could have done something much worse.
And I can’t believe Annaka still comes to Takasaki for help! You’d think that after a teacher tells you to draw in pupils on an unconscious student, it might be better to get help somewhere else! Actually, I take that back. When a school has a principal that’s stuck in the past, a vice principal with a personal vendetta against him, an extremely shy student advisor, and a science teacher who has no problems utilizing her equipment, usually in hopes of obtaining what she wants, it’d probably be safer to just walk away.
I’ve always been fairly curious about why Yukko is still Mai’s friend. As we’ve all seen, Mai isn’t the nicest person you could know. You could say she’s the kind of person who tries to pull a joke whenever possible, but because she’s so good at it, it could come off as being pretty heartless or downright mean. From a friend’s point of view, I can understand why Yukko would rather have a normal relationship with Mai rather than being her Manzai partner. What good is it if you’re constantly correcting your friend’s jokes, leaving no time for girl talk? Even though Yukko couldn’t resist calling out Mai on her jokes, I wonder if she really accepted that they share that kind of relationship. That and I wasn’t sure if that last joke from Mai was to make Yukko feel better or just because she knew Yukko would respond…
ED5: 「怪獣のバラード」 (Kaijou no Ballad) by 本多真梨子, 相沢舞, 富樫美鈴 (Honda Mariko, Aizawa Mai, Togashi Misuzu)
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