「日常４」 (Nichijou 4)
“My Ordinary Life 4”
The return of the most eccentric student in the whole entre school — Sasahara Kourijou. After the entire goat sequence (and having his pants put on him), I started loving his character just for how weird he is. From his mobile dinner platter and his frilly fluffy fluffy choker-like neck adornment, to his ridiculous laugh, he’s a character you won’t forget about. But the kicker had to be when he couldn’t name the thing on his neck. Coming from a line of farmers, it really makes you question just what kind of financial situation he’s in. Like a certain girl who was captured by a certain fellow, I think I’d die of laughter if Sasahara was just trying to keep up the impression of being a rich kid. I hope we never find out since he’s turning out to be one of the funniest characters in the whole show.
With Hakase and Nano, they just need to keep doing what they’re doing. Their constant battles over the most trivial of things are just so fun to watch. Watching Nano try to be the good role model for Hakase only to have her determination broken by a cute snowman was great. But watching Hakase call her out for it and then winning? It’s sometimes hard to tell which one is the more mature one.
While we’re talking about maturity, Sakamoto-san’s attempts to appear mature were great but it’s a whole ton funnier watching him battle his inner temptations. I’ve never seen a cat go crazy for moving objects but I’d love to own a cat like Sakamoto. Sure listening to him go on and on about certain topics would get annoying after a while, but listening to him try to talk his way out of a bad situation would make up for it. Plus how many cats have fallen for the fake gum trick?
I don’t know about you guys, but I really want more Mio moments in this show. The lack of reason that she provides is exactly why moments like this occur. Seriously though, Yuuko and Mai would make the perfect comedy duo. Combining Yuuko’s stupidity with Mai’s sincere attempts to literally blow your mind away make for some of the funniest school jokes I’ve ever seen. That last skit between the two had me a little confused at first, but after I sat and watched it a few times the humor of it started to rub off on me. In the end it really makes me question just what kind of relationship Yuuko and Mai share. I don’t know about you but I’d avoid getting on Mai’s bad side at all costs.