Nichijou / My Ordinary Life

Nichijou (日常, lit. Everyday), also known as My Ordinary Life in North America, is a Japanese comedy manga series written and illustrated by Keiichi Arawi (ja). Nichijou is populated by an ensemble set of characters, featuring moments from their everyday lives which alternate between the mundane and the strange, without much focus on a narrative. A 26-episode anime adaptation directed by Tatsuya Ishihara and produced by Kyoto Animation was broadcast in Japan between April and September 2011.

This show is character driven, it is almost impossible to dislike any character, because he or she provides you with entertainment despite what they might be doing. This show is separated into segments for the most part, meaning within the episodes of this episodic show, its episodic within itself. You switch from the school life of Mio, Mai and Yuuko, 3 best friends who let us wander upon their lollygagging, all to just live in the moment. Then we go to the home of the Professor and her robot friend, who she created herself, and happens to be about 8 years old, where the light-hearted part of the show shines, if you can’t “Awww” at least once to the Professors’ charades then I think your moe button needs to be repaired immediately. There is an extreme variety of characters, so you will be entertained. I truly am happy I stumbled upon this show because for one, I saw the entire thing with my girlfriend, and she loved it, and now the both of us are sad that it’s over, and two, there just needs to be more animes out there like this. I know, I know! It’s too much to ask for more than one brilliant anime a year but come on, be real, it’s what we want! I need more episode.

Opening Theme:
[Apr 27, 2011] Hyadain no Kakakata☆Kataomoi-C / Hyadain
#2: Hyadain no Joujou Yuujou
Ending Theme:
#01: “Zzz”
#02: “Zzz (Acappella Version)” – Sayaka Sasaki
#03: “Zzz (Bossa Nova Version)” – Sayaka Sasaki
All ending theme songs below in album Nichijou no Gasshou-kyoku
#04: “Tsubasa wo Kudasai” by Sayaka Sasaki
#05: “Kikyuu ni Notte Dokomade mo” by Shizuka Furuya, Hiromi Konno & Minoru Shiraishi
#06: “My Ballad” by Sayaka Sasaki
#07: “Kaijyuu no Ballad” by Mariko Honda, Mai Aizawa & Misuzu Togashi
#08: “Green Green” by Sayaka Sasaki
#09: “Yasei no Uma” by Tetsu Inada, Mami Kosuge, Kaoru Mizuhara, Takahiro Hikami, Ai Hirosaka, Kaori Sadohara, Ryouta Takeuchi
#10: “Ano Subarashii Ai o Mou Ichido” by Sayaka Sasaki
#11: “Sudachi no Uta” by Yoshihisa Kawahara, Chika Horikawa, Kazutomi Yamamoto, Youko Tamaoki & Yumi Higuchi
#12: “Aogeba Toutoshi” by Sayaka Sasaki
#13: “Sora ga Konnani Aoi to wa” by Konno Hiromi, Togashi Misuzu
#14: “Yuuki Hitotsu wo Tomo ni Shite” by Sayaka Sasaki
#15: “Let’s Search For Tomorrow” by Mariko Honda, Mai Aizawa & Misuzu Togashi
#16: “Tabidachi no Hi ni” by Mariko Honda, Mai Aizawa, Misuzu Togashi, Shizuka Furuya, Hiromi Konno & Minoru Shiraishi
Insert Song:
Eps 19: Headlight Taillight by Nakajima Miyuki

Bonus CD (Original Soundtrack): Nichijou BGM and Radio Bangumi 01 ~13

Character Song:
Vol 1: Nano
Vol 2: Hakase
Vol 3: Sakamoto-san
Vol 4: Mio Naganohara
Vol 5: Yukko Aoi
Vol 6: Mai Minakami
Vol 7: Kojiro Sasahara
Vol 8: Misato Tachibana
Vol 9: Final character song
Nichijou REMIX CD
Mai – Mai Pace
Nichijou WEB Radio CD
Nichijou Drama CD: CD 1 | CD 2 | CD 3 | CD 4

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