「日常８」 (Nichijou 8)
“My Ordinary Life 8”
Is it me, or does it feel like the characters are slowly changing? When I say changing, I’m referring more too how everyone seems to be learning from the past and changing their actions accordingly. Unlike most slice of life shows, Nichijou feels like it’s actually progressing toward some new goal each and every week.
After that horribly embarrassing reveal about how she ate Mai’s lunch, it was surprising to watch Yuuko put a little more thought into thinking for once. Instead of leaping to those outrageous but hilarious conclusions of hers, it was fun watching her struggle when she tried using her brain a little. However, Mai and Mio’s stone cold poker faces faces were equally as funny to watch. At this point, it’s hard to see if they’re just playing with Yuuko or just trying to really put her in her place. Either way, it provides us with a funny to watch Yuuko!
After eight episodes in, two new characters finally make their appearance! The orange-haired Weboshi and green haired Fet-chan seem pretty normal. Apparently, this is their (Tamaoki Yooko and Higuchi Yumi) respective seiyuu’s first role ever. The one thing that their appearance confirmed was that Misato does in fact pull out giant weapons in real life and fires them at Sasahara. I used to think that those weapons were just someone’s imagination going wild since Misato only pulled them out when no one was around. But apparently I was wrong! And Sasahara finally returns! After watching him get the color literally blown out of him, I’m glad that he came off a little less arrogant this time around. Something about him nonchalantly answering but not really answering Misato’s feelings and getting blown up for that balanced out his earlier attempt at poetry.
Now that I think about it, where in the world did our trio end up going anyways? Apparently deciding to spontaneously skip class, imagine how much it must have sucked to end up getting stuck in an elevator! But even with the worst situations our trio somehow makes the best of it. Their transition from being deathly quiet to laughing their heads off made laugh pretty hard. The best part is that Mai let the tiniest smile out, indicating she might actually have some other emotions other then trolling side of her. Makes you wonder what might lie behind that stone cold face of hers…
With an awkward Helvetica Standard about lost dreams and an extra rebellious Hakase, things felt pretty complete this episode. I thought it was hilarious how Nano managed to use Hakase’s crying tactic against her. I don’t know who would really want a cavity feature, but I suppose the concept of cavities to an android who wants to be a real person might sound appealing. With the Go-Soccer club, it’s a bit difficult to understand why such a club even exists — especially when your president says your club doesn’t do anything. However, it sure does make for a really convenient situation to be alone with someone.