「日常１５」 (Nichijou 15)
“My Ordinary Life 15”
There’s just absolutely no reason that anyone could possibly think that Nano might even remotely be a robot. Besides the fact that she has a screw sticking out of her back,
popcorn BB gun in one hand, chikuwa in the other, and a bird coming out of her head, it’s ridiculous that anyone might even consider the thought that she might be a robot.
I didn’t think I would miss Mai’s trolling but boy is it funny to watch when she isn’t trying to be a total jerk at the same time. It was already bad enough that Yukko was trying to push Nano’s buttons only to get her ego knocked down a few notches but when Mai came in and started really pushing the subject, I almost lost it. Who accepts motor oil and a monkey wrench as gifts from someone they just met!? I swear, it amazes me how even after Mai caught her taking a loose screw out of her mouth she somehow manages to not blow her cover.
Then again, with people like Nakamura-sensei running around trying to knock her out with any means necessary, maybe it’s a good thing that Nano has somehow managed to not blow her cover. Besides breaking every single rule dealing with safe lab practices that I’ve ever learned, I’d be afraid to have a teacher who has no qualms with tazering a student to half to death. I couldn’t believe she just ran off instead of trying to help Nakanojo.
Then again, Takasaki-sensei did a pretty bang up job illustrating just how pathetically in love he is. Besides his interest in Sakurai-sensei’s home life, I couldn’t believe he thought a student-teacher relationship was going on. Not only is Sakurai-sensei normally way too shy to address students with such confidence, as soon as the Omae* came out it was pretty clear that they were related in some fashion. In the end though, I love how his curiosity managed to completely beat out his duties as a teacher.
In the end, this week’s episode felt like a return to the way the series started — full of random jokes with a lack of direction. Luckily, Nano and her problems with that giant screw of hers managed to keep things pretty lively. For those of you studying Japanese, there was a pretty good play on words this week which had me laughing almost as hard as Hakase. Plus there were a couple of really cute scenes this week that made be blurt out AWW.
* Quick culture note, there are a few different ways to say “you” in Japanese. In terms of politeness, Omae and Kisama round out the bottom as the rudest ways to address someone. Also this week’s ending song 「気球にのってどこまでも」was sung by Nano, Hakase, and Sakamoto. It seems that Nichijou is on a roll for covering older songs for the ending theme!
ED3: 「気球にのってどこまでも」 (Kikyuu ni Notte Doko made mo) by 古谷静佳, 今野宏美, 白石稔 (Furuya Shizuka, Konno Hiromi, Shiraishi Minoru)
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