「日常５」 (Nichijou 5)
“My Ordinary Life 5”
I don’t know what it is about this show, but the way it does certain things really catch my attention each week. The thing that really caught my eye this week was whenever Yuuko gets ignored she doesn’t just totally die a little inside but loses all of her color at the same time. I don’t know why but the way she loses her color, the way Mio’s eyes go insane, and if you caught it Mai’s very subtle eyebrow twitch all just add that little touch that makes Nichijou something a little more special.
But boy did you catch how many times Yuuko got her ego stomped on this episode? The first one she totally deserved since I’d probably be as pissed as Mio if someone launched something straight at my head. But man did Mai step it up a notch. Have you ever tried to explain a game to someone, enduring all their stupidity and what not so you could finally enjoy the game after they got it? Now, have you ever had someone who purposely led you on making you think they wanted to play, but in reality didn’t want to at all? After trying to stomach the disgust building up inside of me after listening to Mai give that “I don’t feel like it” response after taking free shots at Yuuko, it’s a good thing that things switched to Hakase and Sakamoto or I might have broken something.
Besides bringing out the Moe-side of things with a pair of nekomimis and a tail, Hakase might end up winning being the cutest character of the season. Trying to hide that daruma under her shirt was brilliant as she tried to play it off as being pregnant. I’m not sure if I was laughing more about Hakase being so serious about the whole thing or Nano somewhat believing her. But apparently, Nano has a dark side scary enough to even make Sakamoto sweat. I’m not sure just how much that daruma meant to her, but I have a feeling that Hakase won’t be having snacks for a long while.
Hands down, the best skit of the episode had to be the final one. I’ve been hankering for some more Mio, and I feel like I was given a third helping with more waiting on the side. Besides getting to watch her speed draw with skill, who would have thought that drawing would bring out her crazy side? With the kind of skills she has, its hilarious how she tries to expect non-artists to understand all the problems with Yuuko’s drawings; I personally liked the floating and operational motorcycle example the best. Plus how can you expect her to out persuade Yuuko when dealing with Sakurai-sensei especially when this didn’t even faze her?
P.S. If you get the chance to meet me, I tend to make this same motion when something is so mind-blowing that I just can’t take it. I also think glasses have that certain “appeal” behind them. I’M WITH YOU 100% MIO! I also do this a lot to.