Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spring 2011 anime - Nichijou


What the hell did I just watch? I mean that in a good way. While looking at the list of anime airing this season, I didn't see much catching my eye at first glance. I forgot what exactly drew me to giving this a try, but I eventually watched it when someone recommended it. I already had it ready to watch by that point, so I decided I'd give it a watch. The art style of it is cute, it's something I noticed within the first few minutes. I forgot  about what the description for this series even was by the time I watched it, so I was expecting..well, just an ordinary life! What I got instead was...

(On a side note, I've no idea why that youtube clip has the video mirrored, was it really like that in the subs?)

I didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. It has that "lolwut" humor, but I feel it does it in a right way. It's like an ordinary slice of life on drugs. It kinda reminded me a bit of when I watched the first episode of Cromartie Highschool, though it's obviously not as manly. It's like I'm watching a normal slice of life...but tripping on acid while watching it! Okay, most of the scenes so far aren't that out there, but they do a nice job in making the strange seem completely normal.

Nichijou follows around the every day life of different people, switching between a cute loli professor with a cute robot maid, a group of friends in school, and even (what seem to be) one shot skits every now and then. In the school setting we get the three above seeming like the main trio, with a few other reoccurring faces around the school.
You will never have your prince charming ride up to you on a goat and wish you a happy new year.
Look at these eggheads, what the hell are they doing?
Then there are the (extremely cute) scenes following a cute loli professor (was her name even mentioned?) and her robot. No, seriously these two are disgustingly adorable, I could want an entire spinoff series of just these two. Hakase (I'll call the loli that for now) at first reminded me of Becky from Pani Poni Dash, maybe it's the outfit and eye color, along with hair colors that are only a bit off from one another.


From the opening of the series, there's probably a few other characters that we only received a glance of in the first episode that will get their own spotlights later on. I'll be keeping an eye on this series. I wasn't expecting it, and I'm glad it was a nice little surprise in a season where not much catches my attention at first glance. I'm not sure how popular this series is so far, but if you haven't given it a watch yet and are in the mood for some slice of life comedy, I say give it a shot.
Okay, this is a bad pun, I'm sorry.
I feel I'm a bit late to the party. I've had essays to keep me busy, so haven't gotten around to seeing anything this season aside from this. I have Kaiji and EP2 of this ready for tomorrow's viewing pleasure though. There's also some blog tags I have open that I haven't gotten around to reading yet either, that'll probably be for me to read on the bus ride to class tomorrow. Ah, but I have an essay due this weekend as well. Ah, whatever. I'll just take it easy as always.

Hope you guys can take it easy as well.

~ Kirari ミ★

11 posts:

NeedlessToSay said...

The show looks really interesting; I'm planning on watching it. I'm not sure which sub group to go with, though.

Pawawanpi said...

I think I found a new series to watch.

Cpt.Awesome said...

I thought it was okay. It started out a bit slow, but that wiener scene made up for it. Right now I'm enjoying TWGOK, Maria Holic Alive, and Hana-Saku Iroha the most.

Claude said...

I've been meaning to watch that, and it actually looks very nice, I loved Cromartie and I think I'll love this just the same.

"Becky" I can't unsee that now...

What sub group are you watching?

P.S. Youtube uloaders mirror stuff so that it doesn't get taken out by the copyright stuff etc.

Tigoris said...

This series looks great, which makes me sad that I won't be watching it for a while. At least I now have another amazing gif for my /c/ folder! I've been meaning to get around to reading the manga, so perhaps I will start it today.

Kirari Star said...

@Claude
I'm not using any sub group's release.

DerpFiles said...

I feel like this could either really entertain me or piss me off. I like surreal, I like comedy but I hate when things are TOO clever. No one likes a try-hard, you know? I'll definitely have to track it down though.

A Hermit said...

>slice of life on drugs
picked up

serenity said...

I'm already hoping Hakase and Nano get their own spinoff series or something. That .gif alone is liable to give me diabetes.

Lemmiwinks said...

great post as always

Fugazi said...

Cool post, nice pics/vids. Following!!

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