「日常２０」 (Nichijou 20)
“My Ordinary Life 20”
I think this is the first time Nichijou has spent so much time on one skit. Amongst all of the “I’ve totally done that” moments, it never even occurred to me that someone would have the balls to mess with someone’s manuscript. When I think about all the time it takes to physically draw in all the borders, screen tones, characters, backgrounds, and text for a single chapter; it just blows me away how Mai could even think about messing with something as labor intensive as this. Sure it was funny watching her devilishly twist Mio’s instructions and inputting her own creative ideas, but I don’t know how Mio put up with it — I would have told Mai to GTFO after the first time.
It makes me feel really bad for Yukko since she ended up taking the brunt of Mio’s anger. After watching her feel horrible about making a mistake, I thought it was super polite of her to not only take Mio’s feelings into consideration but apologize without trying to give any kind of excuse. But even though she obviously understood how pissed Mai was making her, it baffles me how far she decided to push Mio with those jokes of her’s. Actually, I think I was more surprised with how Mio replayed each and every joke, making sure to yell at Yukko louder each and every time. While it’s always a treat watching her Mio go crazy, I kind of wish she went off on Mai instead!
With the mangaka skit taking up most of the episode, I was surprised with how good the other segments were even though they were so short. I couldn’t put my finger on what show Nano and Sakamoto were imitating, but the second I saw Sakamoto run off like a certain Great Dane shouting out a certain catchphrase, I giggled as my childhood rushed back to me. You know, Sakamoto needs to drop that high and mighty façade of his. As cool as it feels to be regarded as a senior (or senpai), I bet you he always feels like letting loose whenever Nano and Hakase are playing with each other.
P.S. This is the cutest pose Sakamoto has been in, ever. Also, the Ending Sequence will be added later. Sorry for the inconvenience.