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「日常22」 (Nichijou 22)
“My Ordinary Life 22″

Hey, it’s another episode with a lot of focus on side characters! When you think about it, life has been messing with Nakanojou since he was born. With the strangest balding pattern in the world, not only he’s been looked at as a delinquent since he was born; but he’s attempted to go on life building adventures only to get smacked in the face with reality, become the unintentional target of Nakamura-sensei’s crazy schemes at school, and his dad sells a unpopular product with the strangest mascot. With such a horrible track record, you’d think he’d just give up trying to make things go his way. Apparently, he’s just yearning for some more punishment.

Whenever Yoshino makes it onto the show, I started to wonder if she’ll ever get another chance to troll Mio as hard as she did back in the beginning of the series. From messing with her alarm clock to stealing the strawberry from her limited time sale strawberry shortcake, I miss these crazy moments that make Mio enter a state of pure anger.

I’m not sure why there were so many Christmas references this week, but I nearly died during this week’s Helvetica Standard. I don’t know if I ever believed in Santa Clause, but I can’t imagine how heartbroken a kid would be if they just got some melon-pan for Christmas. Had Santa walked into my room with just melon-pan, I don’t think he’d have made it out alive.

With a majority of the episode focusing on just side characters, the last bit with both Nano’s group and Yuuko’s group was like the delicious icing on top of a not so delicious cake. Sakamoto and Hakase’s childish way of thinking when compounded together is so cute and funny at the same time that I can’t decide if I want to laugh or just go aww. But then the explosion (bad pun?) of laughter that followed after watching Mio and Yuuko get long distance trolled by Mai made a bland episode a hilarious one.

This week’s guest seiyuu was the one and only, King Bradley Shibata Hidekatsu! I’m not sure what is so enchanting about his rough voice, but I do love it when he makes cameos in different shows.

ED10: 「仰げば尊し」 (Aogeba Toutoshi) by Sasaki Sayaka (佐咲紗花)
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August 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm
  • August 28, 2011 at 11:11 pmLQY

    I did not like Mai’s dogs.

  • August 29, 2011 at 12:27 amharo

    Shibata Hidekatsu’s voice is easily recognized. it has the air of an powerful aged male.

  • August 29, 2011 at 12:28 amLGrey

    Is it just me, or Hakase’s crying is actually cute?


  • August 29, 2011 at 1:33 amHelbechikoyaki Standard

    I can’t believe Mai let her dogs free without the lead. In Tokyo, it is illegal not keeping a dog
    on the lead at public space.

    • August 29, 2011 at 5:39 amAndré

      She is a master troll, so trolling the laws is nothing for her.

  • August 29, 2011 at 3:21 amx

    Sigh, guilty pleasure episode. I never thought I would enjoy the characters get tortured by dogs so much. Considering that I have personally gone through that before, I don’t know why I found the whole thing funny at all. Rules of any kind never affected Mai’s decisions before, and I doubt that will ever change. The side characters are getting better than ever before. How many episodes are there left?

    • August 29, 2011 at 6:52 ammegalith

      4… One more month to go…

  • August 29, 2011 at 3:51 amoutcast

    Mai’s dog should be put down for biting.
    That’s how she should get trolled back!
    b-b-but my dogs didn’t pierce the skin they were just trolling. Sorry dear no exceptions. Dja.

  • August 29, 2011 at 3:57 amoutcast

    Also stray dogs copping a feel at some teenage asses while pretending to “care”. Priceless.

  • August 29, 2011 at 4:06 amkaineng

    wow this show definitely deepened my impression of dogs you know, even though I’m already not feeling at ease in the presence of them…

    interestingly people do understand the debate about science (especially coming out from a mowhawk guy…), and fe-chan should seriously think positively by buying the popsicle and bun for webo-chan man. well don’t mind a side-character show, but seeing this season’s gonna end soon, hope they come to some conclusion…

  • August 29, 2011 at 4:28 ampieprsn

    Mai-chan is still the ultimate troll. All bow down.

  • August 29, 2011 at 4:48 am1Lau

    Fe and Web are awesome.
    Sadly they appeared so late.

  • August 29, 2011 at 6:10 amdeafvader

    Takaii, are posting at the same rate as Divine?

  • August 29, 2011 at 7:10 amKinny Riddle

    Mai probably only intended to long-distance troll Yuuko and Mio, though Hakase and Sakamoto nearly became collateral damage as a result.

    Mai offering a chocolate to Hakase afterwards may mean two things, either:

    1. She’s genuinely sorry for dragging innocent bystanders into her usual Yuuko/Mio Trolling sessions.

    Or more likely

    2. She’s offering the chocolate as a “reward” to Hakase for being the unwitting bait to lure Yuuko and Mio into getting trolled.

    • August 29, 2011 at 7:48 ammegalith

      I don’t think Mai was trolling her at this skit. It’s just that Mai lacks common sense.

  • August 29, 2011 at 7:18 amKinny Riddle

    I don’t know if I ever believed in Santa Clause

    Been watching too many Tim Allen movies lately, Takaii? ;)

    Poor Nakanojou, and he just managed to grow back those hair which Nakamura-sensei had cruelly shaved off a few episodes ago, now it’s all back to a clean-shaven state (literally). lol

    Fe-chan is so cute this week, trying her best to stay positive, before finally deciding enough is enough and cried when reality kept cruelly stomping on her optimism.

  • August 29, 2011 at 7:25 amCroos

    i really don’t now what to say about this episode ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • August 29, 2011 at 7:40 ammegalith

    It seems that Takemoto handled this ep so I guess it wasn’t him who handled last week’s episode.

    I’m so amused by how the white dog moves. It’s beyond hyper. This particular scene impressed me. I only saw them do it in disappearance but this one had very little hints of 3D models. Not to mention this part. The way they did this scene was just smooth and very natural. I wonder if KyoAni is doing all these for a possible new FMP project.

    Things that really got me laughing hard was Sakamoto being dragged down the street with a noose-like-leash. His agony and rage were hilarious down the road. Just when I thought the skit was over, it was closed with a very nice gag. I love how the old man keep saying Takashi when his grandson’s name was Kiyoshi.

    Great ep! Only 4 episodes left though… I will be missing this show very much… When ep 0 was released I thought I wouldn’t be liking this series. The characters just grew on me as the humor kept getting better and better. Looking forward for the next episode.

    This week’s guest seiyuu was the one and only, King Bradley Shibata Hidekatsu!

    Makes me think if Daisuke Gouri(VA of Heihachi Mishima from Tekken)was still alive he’d probably end up doing a guest voice for Nichijou.

  • August 29, 2011 at 10:56 amjingoi

    One of the best episodes, could have been perfect without Misato. Can’t stand 5 seconds of her, her sister is welcome to become a main character only if she avoids any tsun crap.

  • August 29, 2011 at 11:05 amblack_cat1

    I can’t believe Yoshino is a kendo’s champion. Look at the relationship between her and Misato, Mihoshi, seem like Mio know them too cause she also practice Kendo.

  • August 29, 2011 at 12:53 pmestron

    I think that was that Maria from Hayate no Gotoku who took the Elevator

  • August 29, 2011 at 7:41 pmmobius

    i watch this anime with the sound muted.

    • August 30, 2011 at 12:04 amCarVac

      But the music is the best part!

  • August 30, 2011 at 8:18 amMrRei

    The sudden dog bite made me spill my hot coffee.. I was in a bit of pain and panic while laughing. >_>

  • August 30, 2011 at 11:34 aminnerchihiro

    Mai, I love you. Trolling will never be the same again.

  • August 31, 2011 at 6:52 amDVagabond

    Each week I am growing to hate Mai more and more. Pulling off a troll on Yukko at the beginning of the series was kinda funny, especially when it was as well-thought-out as putting stained-glass windows up. But loosing her dogs, who WILL bite, against a small child who quite obviously is scared of them? What a f’ing bitch. Honestly, for me the show would be 100% better if Mai was just taken out completely after like the 5th episode.

  • August 31, 2011 at 5:29 pmKuro

    I absolutely love the like love skits. This week’s hit so close to home it was uncanny (add one more cat to that picture and you’ll have a pretty good idea with what I have to deal with) Does anyone besides me do that?

    • August 31, 2011 at 5:49 pmx

      So you have 2 dogs, 2 cats and they bite whenever people go near them?

      • September 4, 2011 at 12:57 pmKuro

        Haha, actually that’s not too far from the truth (my family did have a dog that bit basically anyone, but he has since passed away (from old age not euthanasia)) but I was talking about the like love skit with the cat. I never have the heart to kick it off the bed, so I always end up having to sleep on the edge and in the winter it certainly does get cold when you’re not completely covered.

  • September 1, 2011 at 9:11 ameman

    yoshino gets enough training from mio’s attacks, she doesnt need to go to the dojo!

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