「日常２」 (Nichijou 2)
“My Ordinary Life 2”
Nichijou — the show that does all the things you want to do in real life, but never would normally do because everyone would hate you for it. While I’m not going to comment on Mai’s (Togashi Misuzu) brilliant tactic to win at a rock-paper-scissors game, I was laughing pretty hard during most of the episode.
The amount of planning that went into sabotaging Mio’s alarm clock, the mask, all the way to the golden fish coming out of Mio’s older sister’s bag — pure genius. It’s these kinds of things that we all would love to do to someone, but don’t have the patience or the enthusiasm to do so — probably because no one wants to end up on the end of a Corkscrew Punch. During times like these, it makes me feel lucky to be the oldest in my immediate family since I’d probably pull a Nano sized explosion if someone tried that on me.
But with Mio and Yuuko, I just die from watching the comedy that builds from them just being near each other. It’s great watching Mio lose that cool and confident face of hers when stress starts falling on her. I’m sure if she had just calmly asked for her notebook back, Yuuko wouldn’t have activated that death grip of hers. But boy, that second epic chase scene was great. After watching Mio give her horribly awkward excuses, I would have been surprised if Yuuko hadn’t dashed off. I mean, wouldn’t you be a little curious about what was actually in the notebook that the person who just lent to you, was ready to pay you to get it back?
On the other side of things, Hakase and Nano make one of the cutest character combos ever. While I can’t blame Hakase for her irresponsible behavior since she’s still a little kid, I don’t understand how Nano can put up with all of it. The key on her back is bad enough, but having a roll cake come out of her arm and pastries shooting out of her head? While it makes for some funny situations, I really feel bad for how much she puts up with. That said, it felt so rewarding to watch her stand her ground when put against Hakase’s insanely cute pouty face. One day Nano, you will become a real girl! One Day!
With the introduction of Sasahara (Kawahara Yoshihisa) and Tachibana (Horikawa Chika) and their constant fighting over the smallest things, I wasn’t sure just what their relationship with each other was. But with how the episode ended, it would seem that Mio has some competition on her hands. I can only imagine that Tachibana and her gun-slinging skills are a personification of violent feelings girls feel toward guys they like — or the amount of frustration she feels with him. Then again I wouldn’t mind blowing up Sasahara a few times myself. I knew that he was an eccentric person, but having someone pull up his pants and button them for him, WHILE WALKING? That’s a bit too much for me to accept.