「日常３」 (Nichijou 3)
“My Ordinary Life 3”
I’m not sure why, but I reserve a small spot in my top seiyuu list for Shiraishi Minoru. Ever since his role in Lucky Star where he ended up being at the receiving end of just about every bad joke in the book, I’ve been looking forward to watching him become that great seiyuu he wanted to be — and look, he’s playing the part of a near important main character. While I have no idea just how important the role of Sakamoto-san will be, I can’t wait to see how a serious character will liven things up with our two airheads. If episode 00 was any indication of what’s to come, I can’t wait to watch a battle between Hakase and Sakamoto (I’m sure Hakase is going to win).
While there could have been more Mio this episode, I was dying after I watched Yuuko try to outsmart the world. For one, I never thought that Yuuko would be able to be so funny on her own. Starting with her fake apologizes to Mai for devouring her entire bento to her general irresponsibility, it’s pretty amazing watching how far Yuuko will go to keep up her “image”. Just like a certain friend of mine, it’s pretty funny to watch someone who’s out of the loop of things try to fix it only to end up worse then where they started.
After a whole episode of Yuuko being dumber than usual, it was a nice treat to watch her completely lose face during that arm wrestling match. Besides watching Mai completely destroy Yuuko (even when Yuuko was cheating!), the fact that Yuuko just wouldn’t give it up had me cracking up. Starting off acting a bit arrogant and ending with tears of shame, it was nearly too much to watch her try to make up a different excuse for each and every loss.
As episode three came to a close, I must say that this one felt the least funny. But as I sat here while writing this post, I figured that I watch Nichijou for that constant barrage of random scenes rather than meaningful character and story interaction. Who doesn’t love a whole ton of random presented in a good-looking package? All I know is that after not sleeping for two days I know that I forced myself to stay awake just because I wanted to watch more and more.