「日常18」 (Nichijou 18)
“My Ordinary Life 18”
As much as I feel for Yukko and her horrible experience at
Starbucks Daiku coffee, I was completely floored when her plans backfired on her. The moment I realized that she was trying to setup Mio; I had this feeling in the pit of my stomach that it was going to go completely awry. All I know is that the next time I go to Starbucks, I’m going to order a grande white chocolate mocha frap and a short single-shot and extra wipped espresso with caramel sauce, hazelnut syrup, and chocolate chips. I can just feel the obesity coming.
Can you guess what happens to people who try to set others up? After getting that short moment of pure bliss, things tend to go astray pretty quickly — especially in Yukko’s case. If getting her plans to backfire on her wasn’t enough, I think I was about to die as I watched her almost win the crane game only to have the crane break while holding her prize. I mean, the chances of that happening are so slim it’s just ridiculous to even think about it. To round out all the bad luck, Yukko’s way of letting embarrassment get the better of her had me nearly in tears. I’m sure it’s happened to all of you at least once, where you do something dumb in public and because you’re so embarrassed, you continue to do really dumb things until you just stop caring because of how dumb you feel.
Besides Yukko’s horrible day, Sasahara and Misato finally get another skit together! I’ve missed our trigger happy tsundere blow up Sasahara in various ways, never able to get her true emotions out. But who would believe that Misato would have such a normal little sister? Tachibana Mihoshi, the girl with the shinai in the opening, finally appears! Besides not inheriting Misato’s explosive personality, I’d assume this is how any of us would react if we witnessed Yukko’s worst day ever.
While I’ve given up trying to understand most of the Helvetica Standard skits, this week’s weren’t as confusing. I’m not sure what topics other then suicide a gun inside a book could represent, but I hope that a show like Nichijou wouldn’t reference such things and that I’m just over analyzing a simple skit. On the other hand, the Love-Teki skits have been something that I look forward to every single week. They’ve always been something just so cute and adorable that if you heart isn’t tingling a bit, you need to get yourself examined. The only thing I can say about this week’s is that I hope when I have a daughter, her teacher will be someone as compassionate and caring as this one was.
I don’t want to even know how Princess Starla and her legion of soldiers on a floating blimp managed to get more screen time. Besides feeling completely out of place, the only thing I can think about saying is at the rate things are going, nothing on Mio’s head is going to be real.
ED6: 「グリーングリーン」 (Green Green) by 佐咲紗花 (Sasaki Sayaka)
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