Nichijou – 22
「日常２２」 (Nichijou 22)
“My Ordinary Life 22″
Hey, it’s another episode with a lot of focus on side characters! When you think about it, life has been messing with Nakanojou since he was born. With the strangest balding pattern in the world, not only he’s been looked at as a delinquent since he was born; but he’s attempted to go on life building adventures only to get smacked in the face with reality, become the unintentional target of Nakamura-sensei’s crazy schemes at school, and his dad sells a unpopular product with the strangest mascot. With such a horrible track record, you’d think he’d just give up trying to make things go his way. Apparently, he’s just yearning for some more punishment.
Whenever Yoshino makes it onto the show, I started to wonder if she’ll ever get another chance to troll Mio as hard as she did back in the beginning of the series. From messing with her alarm clock to stealing the strawberry from her limited time sale strawberry shortcake, I miss these crazy moments that make Mio enter a state of pure anger.
I’m not sure why there were so many Christmas references this week, but I nearly died during this week’s Helvetica Standard. I don’t know if I ever believed in Santa Clause, but I can’t imagine how heartbroken a kid would be if they just got some melon-pan for Christmas. Had Santa walked into my room with just melon-pan, I don’t think he’d have made it out alive.
With a majority of the episode focusing on just side characters, the last bit with both Nano’s group and Yuuko’s group was like the delicious icing on top of a not so delicious cake. Sakamoto and Hakase’s childish way of thinking when compounded together is so cute and funny at the same time that I can’t decide if I want to laugh or just go aww. But then the explosion (bad pun?) of laughter that followed after watching Mio and Yuuko get long distance trolled by Mai made a bland episode a hilarious one.
This week’s guest seiyuu was the one and only,
King Bradley Shibata Hidekatsu! I’m not sure what is so enchanting about his rough voice, but I do love it when he makes cameos in different shows.
ED10: 「仰げば尊し」 (Aogeba Toutoshi) by Sasaki Sayaka (佐咲紗花)
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