Nichijou – 19
「日常１９」 (Nichijou 19)
“My Ordinary Life 19″
Hellvectica Standard, I never thought you could get any stranger, but apparently I was wrong. Those must have been some pretty expensive glasses to be shooting a guy over! Seriously though, Weboshi and Fecchan finally make a second appearance! Even though they’re secondary or rather third tier characters, Fecchan was just too cute in that small amount of time allotted to her skit. Running and tripping in the rain, pouting when she got her clothes all dirty, it was just too damn cute.
While this week’s Love-Teki skit wasn’t as warm and cuddly as usual, it did remind me of something interesting. At a Starbucks a long time ago, there was a long line I was in. As I curiously took a peek while waiting, I saw the first person in line pay for himself and then pay for the person behind him! This followed down the line, with each person paying for the person behind them. While it might not be the same thing, it does feel nice when random strangers are doing something nice for you!
I’ve always thought that Mio would be a lot better at sports then what we saw this week. After watching her take down so many different people and even a goat when the situation calls for it, it’s hard to believe that the concept of basic jumping forms and rules of any competitive games are hard for her to follow. But I must admit that it does round out her character bit, finally revealing one of her true weaknesses. And instead of making fun of that weakness, seemingly coming out of nowhere, Yukko pulls out that extra sweet side of hers. Combined with a flurry of flashbacks and a beautiful background track, it would have been the most inspiring thing I’ve seen all week had Mio not gone and ruined the moment by head butting the life out of Yukko.
After last week’s disappointing biscuit skit, Hakase’s little kid charm and adorable made up completely for that. However, I never thought that Nano would take this opportunity to actually punish Hakase. It still baffles me how Hakase knocked over the clothes line, but Nano holding her ground and actually lecturing Hakase about the importance of time was the perfect example of good parenting. It was a bit of let down when she forgot about her punishment Hakase, but the initial message was still better than nothing.
Toward the end of the episode, I nearly didn’t make it through the last two skits. Starting with Mio and Mai forgetting their homework, it was hard to watch things gradually go from bad to worse. Starting with a sudden torrential downpour, I thought the skit was over when Yukko’s coin failed to make it into the offering box. Boy was I wrong.
While I was recovering from watching stone cold faced girls not give a damn about an entire temple that was falling apart right before their very eyes, I wasn’t sure what to make of Igo Soccer. It felt a lot like people doing some extreme Go role playing with a soccer ball just tacked on to the end of it. Either ways, I think I had the same expression as Kenzaburou and Sekiguchi when Ogi decided to turn into Ogi-boushi. Thus far, all I’ve managed to piece together is that Igo Soccer will bring a lot of laughter and funny stances.
ED7: 「野生の馬」 (Yasei no Uma) by Takasaki-Sensei, Sakurai-Sensei, Nakamura-Sensei, Sakurai Makoto, Sekiguchi Yuria, Annaka, Ogi (高崎先生、桜井先生、中村先生、桜井誠、関口ユリア、安中、小木)
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