OP2: 「ヒャダインのじょーじょうーゆーじょー」 (Hyadain no Joujou Yuujou) by ヒャダイン (Hyadain)
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「日常１４」 (Nichijou 14)
“My Ordinary Life 14”
I never thought that Hyadain’s Kataomoi could be topped but I never considered that Hyadain might be able to top HIMSELF. With such an amazingly ridiculous and fun song for the second opening, I can only hope that other studios start grabbing Hyadain for their own shows. At the same time Kyoto Animation somehow produced another amazing opening sequence full of new characters and really clean artwork. You know, when I heard that Kyoto Animation would be picking up Nichijou I never once had a doubt that things would be done right and thus far everything has been nearly perfect.
I remember saying that it’d be great if Nano and Hakase could actually meet Mio, Yukko, and Mai since there’d probably be a never ending amount of laughs from this group alone. I don’t know why it didn’t hit me that if Nano is entering high school she’d probably end up meeting our trio. But who would have thought that after such a strange introduction and with a key turning of her back that Mio would take the initiative to talk to her? If the opening sequence hadn’t shown it, I’d have said that this looks like the beginning of the all important four-man group. But even since we already knew that it would it happen it was nice watching Mio still walk over and trying to talk to Nano.
Have you ever had an argument with a really close friend of yours? The kind where you feel like you’re about to rip the other one’s head off? While calling that kind of situation an argument would probably be an understatement, it was amazing how well Nichijou recreated it. Starting with that simple mistake of getting yakisaba instead of yakisoba, all hell broke loose after Mio snapped and Yukko kept egging her on. But the best part had to be the reconciliation at the end of the epic battle. Watching both Mio and Yukko slowly start complimenting one another and patching things up with an amazing handshake and hug, I just remember having a big smile on my face.
With the Igo Soccer club I’m not sure what I should be more surprised about: the fact that their lazy president Daiku Kensaburo is filthy rich or that Igo Soccer is a real event. I don’t know about you but my mouth hit the floor when it was revealed that a sport that consisted of juggling a soccer ball while throwing go pieces and then finishing with a single man German suplex existed. All I’m hoping for is that we get to see a real Igo Soccer competition sometime in the future.
ED2: 「翼をください」 (Tsubasa wo Kudasai) by 佐咲紗花 (Sasaki Sayaka)
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Nichijou’s new ending continues to keep that slow and calming feeling to it. With a pan of the entire city with all the characters appearing at one point or another, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. On a side note the song Tsubasa wo Kudasai was originally performed by a group called Akaitori back in the 70s. While Sasaki’s version is a bit more acoustic it still keeps that simple and calming feel to it. Kind of cool knowing that songs from back when are still resurfacing now-a-days isn’t it?