「日常１」 (Nichijou 1)
“My Ordinary Life 1”
Finally! A show done by KyoAni! Plus, I was delighted to watch my expectations from the OVA completely get obliterated (in a good way) as I sat on the edge of my seat wanting more.
You might think you understand what it means for a show to be random, but you haven’t seen anything until you’ve watched Nichijou. From the first episode alone, this show managed to pique my interest while bringing a smile to my face. For example, have you ever heard someone say good morning like someone in Indonesia, Malaysia, or even Singapore in a Japanese anime!?
From the humor standpoint, this show could end up being a hit or miss for most people. Personally, I love this style of humor — the kind where it makes me think “things like this could actually happen in real life!” As I noticed just how much Yuuko (Honda Mariko) reminded me of one of my close but airheaded friends, I slowly thought about how I could be considered the Mio (Togashi Misuzu) in our friendship. Watching the comedic duo made me realize how much effort I put into the smallest things — from humoring their random jokes to trying to cheer them up after they failed a test. If I were to describe the feeling I got while watching this show, it’d be that feeling where you could be sitting around and talking about nothing but still having a fun time, randomly laughing at just about anything remotely funny.