Nichijou – 24
「日常２４」 (Nichijou 24)
“My Ordinary Life 24″
After a few weeks of feeling a little weaker than usual, this week’s episode had me in stitches while feeling a little sympathetic for everyone since the same things have happened to me. I may not have chased a cat down an alleyway in hopes that it would talk back to me, but traversing over narrow ledges and jumping from shadow to shadow without touching the light have been some of my favorite pastimes.
It’s been quite a bit since we’ve touched on Mio’s feelings for Sasahara, and boy do I wish Yuuko would pick on Mio more often. I think I was as dumbfounded as her when Mio gave no response after hearing her crush might be getting hit on, but it was a welcome surprise when Yukko started stretching the truth to evoke a response from her — and by welcome surprise, I mean getting to see a tsundere Nano.
Not only were the regular skits good this week but both Helvetica Standard and Love Teki were both good in their own right. It’s pretty rare that a Helvetica Standard skit will make sense to me, and it’s even rarer when I laugh at them. But I have a great idea for the next time I make a promise to a friend! For Love Teki, it was amazing how they captured the honest feelings of high school kids in 30 seconds — something some shows can’t even do in an entire season.
I wasn’t terribly happy with Hakase this week, especially when she tried to bank off of Sakamoto’s cold. As young as she is and as many times as we’ve seen it, I still can’t get over it when Hakase tries to be so bold. However, it was nice to see Mio and Sasahara finally exchange more than just greetings with each other. Something about their straight faces toward ridiculous situations all the way to how stubborn they can be make them seem like they’re perfect for each other, doesn’t it?
ED12: 「勇気一つを友にして」 (Yuuki Hitotsu wo Tomonishite) by 佐咲紗花 (Sasaki Sayaka)
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