「日常９」 (Nichijou 9)
“My Ordinary Life 9”
The pure randomness of this show never fails to brighten my day. Boy do I wish High School was this awesome over here in the states. Announcing marriage plans, thrusting teachers into the air, and even getting free bags of rice — WHO WOULDN’T WANT A FREE BAG OF RICE?
While I’ve called Mai the master of trolling, Mio’s older sister could easily steal that title away at the rate she’s going. Not only does she have no problems with messing around with complete strangers, but the sheer amount of planning that goes into her pranks on Mio is astonishing. Sabotaging Mio’s limited time sale strawberry shortcake was good, but that happy birthday to me stuffed underneath the Shogi piece was too much. Seeing how Yoshino probably knows Mio’s traits the best, it was bittersweet knowing that she probably knew just how much of a jerk she was being, but not caring because it was just too funny.
With Nichijou literally meaning My Ordinary Life, I’m surprised with how much humor comes out of animating the simple problems that occur every day. Both the restaurant and bug extermination skits hit a home run with me. It sucks when you’re the last person to get your food, but boy is it funny watching it happen: starting off thinking positively that your food is going to come out soon, slowly getting antsy every time a waiter with food walks around, to finally losing your mind and on the verge of complaining. Usually I’m too wrapped up in worrying about when my food is coming to notice this change in my behavior, but hopefully you can learn from Yuuko’s mistakes and prevent yourself from making a waiter cry.
With the bug skit I loved every moment of it just because of how it mimics my own way of dealing with bugs. Starting off slow until I build up enough moment that things slowly turn into a hell storm with any bug within my reach getting eradicated off the face of this earth. While I wish I could perform super cool moves while removing the pests from wherever they may be, I’m glad that I don’t have to deal with nearly as many bugs as Yuuko does. If I did, I wouldn’t be living where I currently live.
At this rate I don’t think Nano is ever going to win against Hakase. Being her caretaker, I expected her to stay strong after getting seriously pissed off about Hakase destroying the snack cabinet. But I suppose with the lure of having that key taken off of her back she will always be at the mercy of Hakase and her childish ways. You know, Hakase probably gets it by now that the key to unlocking (lol) Nano is the key on her back. If I were Nano, I’d try to play it off that the key isn’t important and trick Hakase into taking it off (;
P.S. Hirano Aya voiced the narration at the end of this week’s Nichijou. Ignoring any of the bad PR that may circle around her, I really do miss hearing her voice.