「日常２５」 (Nichijou 25)
“My Ordinary Life 25”
Really Kyoani, really? Spending the first half of the episode on two (technically one extended) skits? I’ll have to say that if you were planning on closing this series with some sort of bang, you’ve set the bar pretty high.
As I’ve noticed some hate for my favorite gundere, I hope this skit was able to sway all the haters out there a little bit. By dropping the tsun to an all time low and bringing the dere all the way up to the breaking point, I hope that Misato’s charm may have finally fallen upon all of you. How could this face not make your heart tinge a little? I also have question for all the readers out there – does anyone know the proper name for Sasahara’s neck ornament and can it really come apart just like that?! (I feel like I’ve asked this before, but it’s been a while and I have forgotten.)
The one thing that made Nichijou stand out for me was all the over the top scenes that get thrown into the show. Using this epic run as an example, how many shows have you seen where the girl who just had her heart broken ends up leaping through windows, shadow box like a pro, and even saves a little kids life? As ridiculous as that sounds on paper, watching the whole thing unfold before your eyes is kind of like eating horrible combinations of foods that turn out to actually taste great together!
I guess when a show is about to come to a close, certain jokes have to be put to rest. But boy am I going to miss watching Nakamura-sensei mess up her schemes to capture Nano. Even when the world decides to hand her everything she’s ever wanted, it’s just too much when her inner thoughts cause her to spaz out and miss the chance that’s been handed to her. You could say that I pity Nakamura-sensei a bit, since when she was face to face with Hakase, the only one in the world who would willingly reveal Nano’s secret, she somehow talks herself out of believing it.
The other point that I wanted to make was how spot on Nichjou can be when dealing with emotional subjects. It’s been a while since I’ve strongly agreed with a skit, but best friends are probably one of the best things you could have. For all of you out there who’ve experienced any sort of heartbreak, the pain that hits you is pretty substantial. For each and every person, it takes something special to help them get through these moments — and without best friends to come to your rescue, things can get pretty hairy. And in this manner, I don’t believe I’ve seen a more beautiful note made to help someone feel better.
Let’s go Kyoani. Bring on the best finale you can bring!
ED13: 「Let’s search for Tomorrow」 by ゆっこ、みお、麻衣 (Yukko, Mio, Mai)
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