What does /a/ think of Nichijou?
I'm watching it now and it's pretty fun.
Mai-chan a cute
nichijou is honestly the best anime I've ever watched
Episode 0 fucked up everything.
Maybe I can get over my dislike of Tamako Market and put up with the bird.
One of the best animes I've ever watched.
Also has god-tier openings.
one of my favorites, nice taste OP.
Kawaii as fuck
Masterpiece of the universe.
Loved every minute of it. Was a blast the whole way through. S2 never.
I can't fucking stand Free, Hyouka, or Tamako Market.
Tried liking them all, i really did, for a long while.
That little monkey in the middle...
Would've been 10/10 for me if Hakase+Nano in the first half of the series wasn't so boring.
they should do a yearly ova
It's always great to see somebody enjoy one of your favorite shows for the first time, isn't it /a/?
Have fun, OP. It is pretty much the most perfect adaptation of a manga, ever.
I'm having fun watching them so far. Do they get even better in the second half?
Nichijou has become what ItAotS is for /mu/. It's that thing that almost everyone here loves unquestioningly, but no one ever wants to discuss it because reasons. Also, followup never.
When Sakamoto begins basically playing Catdaddy, they all do more cute shit, but I wouldn't say it gets /better/ in the 2nd half. There's just more of best girl.
>the sudden realization that the thing that bothers me the most about this picture is that they made the breasts too noticeable
>this is a bad thing now
Do they like the OP that much?
I've been more or less literally listening to it on repeat all day, so I understand. I'm afraid I'll get sick of it, but I can't stop listening.
Don't do that. You'll wear yourself out on it, then you'll be tempted to skip it during actual episodes. And yes, both OPs and the first 3 EDs are classics, and brought up often in threads about OPs that got people into their respective animes.
I'm watching the last few episodes of Nichijou in between currently airing shows, and I've had enormous fun with this series. It's great.
The ending's shit though. I adore the show, but the ending is on of the least satisfying things I've ever seen.
After seeing this:
I'm quite interested in seeing it.
This image has a sound.
I didn't like the first 11 or so episodes, but then when I watched that episode with the lost wallet it suddenly clicked for me, and I started loving the humor.
>MMXIV Anno domini
Grow up already, I haven't had fun since I was 17.
Why does this make me diamonds every time I see it?
Her tight windpipe lubed with blood?
Oh hey, I like the longer version, looks good, bt the transition from the two perspectives is a bit odd.
what the actual fuck...
How new are you?
I'm on my phone and too lazy to get out of bed to use the extension, what song is it?
I really want to put some ska in that gif.
I couldn't even make it past episode four. It was so boring and unfunny. The art style was cute though, which I liked.
Spanish Flea - Herb Alpert
Absolutely hilarious and quite visually pleasing.
I think it was a total flop in japan though...
I've been visiting (this board) since 2012. Not too much, just a few hours to see what's worth to watch and what's no. Then watch and talk about it, without asking, of course, it seems you guys hate that.
But as you see, i don't know everyting.
Okay. Carry on.
why do they look like dante from clerks?
It's a very good show and /a/ generally seems to like it.
Just so you know though, if you have any waifu other than Sakurai-sensei then you are among the lowest of plebs and your taste is shit.
Wow, night-time /a/ is so based. No nichijou haters. I'm impressed, /a/.
posting the best nichi
spoilered for your protection
whos the best nichibros ?
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Why is Nichijou such shit compared to Nichibros?
because you can relate to the characters more
Added this guy, would talk again. Got a big dique
whats his name again ?
Ore wa JACK
OP here. I'm watching this too.
Look, Nichibros is a fine show and all but really you should just stop. You're just embarrassing yourself.
thats not daisuke crowno
What this guy said. Why can't you enjoy both?
Shit. Forgot the video link with my picture.
because the comedy is actually witty rather than gags that are almost completely random, overdramatized and dragged out.
The gags in Nichibros are alright. I wouldn't call them "witty" though.
Watched it recently. Without a doubt the most fun I've had watching animu.
Also, weapons-tan a best.
whoops you're right, I was thinking along the lines of "what seems to be pointless chatter until the punchline hits and it all makes sense". "Creative" seems too generic though, and I can't think of a better term at the moment.
urmum is shit
Your opinion is objectively wrong.
I'm pleasantly surprised Nichijou is so well-liked here. I have to echo the sentiment that it is my favorite anime. I love the art style, the sense of humor, the underlying philosophy (I'm convinced that it's basically absurdism: the anime), the music...and the voice acting and animation are god tier.
Also, I'm not one for waifus, but Yukko is best girl. Way too relatable not to be, and again, dat voice acting.
>liking sweaty teacher
Everyone with good taste agrees that Yukko is best Nichijou
>you will never be a frill-necked lizard
Show has really good BGM. Kinda gives it a film like quality.
Follow your dreams anon.
The two OPs and the first ED were elder god tier
You're damn right I do.
All Nichis are best Nichis, even the worst.
it's a fun show but a lot of the jokes are just plain stupid
worth a watch if you like cute things or anti-humor
That scene is so fucking good.
So is that one.
I'm telling you guys. Absurdism: the anime. Yukko is constantly trying and usually failing to make sense of the absurdity of her own existence.
>Absurdism: the anime
It's not really an absurdist show at all. The gags and humor can be over the top and absurd but the underlying theme of the show (its thesis if you will) was explained fairly explicitly in the last episode or two (miracles happen every day, etc.).
Pretty to look at. Horrible to watch. No wonder why KyoAni lost so much money with this.
Except for Mai-chan. She's the Anti-Christ.
Does this look like the face of mercy?
Incredible unluckiness =/= absurdism
She is so goddamn good.
Absurdism as in the philosophy related to existentialism, not just in the sense that a bunch of silly things happen.
The miraculous thing is definitely explicit but it fits quite neatly into the whole existential thing. Seemingly impossible coincidences and apparently meaningless non-sequiturs are the stuff of everyday life, but there is immense beauty to be found in all the absurdity if you look for it and embrace it.
That, or I'm reading way to far into what is essentially just a cute/lolsorandom cartoon.
Looks like Aku no Hana.
Nichijou isn't really existential at all... and the only thing that's absurd about it are the gags. You're definitely reading way too much into it.
>In philosophy, "the Absurd" refers to the conflict between (a) the human tendency to seek inherent value and meaning in life and (b) the human inability to find any.
I think this is pretty well reflected by Yukko trying to enjoy a cup of coffee.
>Mai-chan a cute
Does that mean when Yukko was running around accidentally helping people in the last episode she had reached some kind of Absurdist enlightenment?
Well, to each his own. There are quite a few scenes I could use to argue otherwise, but I'm not necessarily convinced it's intentional, so I'm not gonna try to convince you. It's definitely a theme I consistently picked up on, though.
Please explain kudasai.
Thematically, maybe? Consciously, no.
I feel like I've gone and made this thread 3deep5its own good. Sorry.
The ending was nice. Although, I think the second to last episode was a better ending than the actual ending.
I watched it last week. It took a few episodes to really get into it but then afterwards I loved every moment of it. The different kinds of comedy, the slice of life aspects, the characters, the music, the voice actors, the animation, the horrible bad luck, the little nice moments, the super short sketches, the long ones, just everything. I had a smile on my face the whole time and laughed a lot, I want to rewatch it eventually.
The music is what really stands out to me. A whole orchestrated soundtrack for some moe SoL comedy. It's really great.
I shamefully obsessed over Nano.
Too bad we'll never see time skip Hakase animated.
Nothing shameful about that anon.
Season 2 when
That was the scene I first started to notice it in.
Like I hinted at here, >>102291998, there's a pretty pervasive theme of characters desperately seeking intrinsic meaning and failing to actually find any. Usually, the best thing they can do is create their own meaning and hope that it carries the significance they seek.
In the elevator scene we don't see how they get stuck there or how they get out. We see them trying and failing to make sense of the situation, and eventually they realize that there is no sense to be made.
There are almost too many examples to point to. The entire Igo Soccer story arc—it begins as an ostensibly made up game with no rules, and then it turns out that it actually is a real sport, but this fact gets the club president no closer to actually understanding the rules.
Nakanojo's misguided (but not inaccurate) attempts to disprove superstition. Yukko's attempts to enjoy a cup of coffee or decide what she wants to do with her life. Nano's attempts to be "normal".
And then there's this scene:
I don't know, there are major existentialist/absurdist undertones to all of these, in my mind. Like I said, I dunno if it's intentional or not, but I definitely don't think it's not there.
Sorry if I've kinda de-railed the thread. I've thought a lot about why I love this show so much.
Agreed. Sakamoto sleeping on the roof and the Blackbird flying off was a nice final image, though.
I loved that sketch
I was going to list a bunch of ones I liked but the list would be incredibly long so I can't
She should be in a touhou game
>What did you want to talk abo-
Would he like some gum?
The show certainly points out the absurd and makes light of it for the sake of gags but I don't really think you can make a tenable argument stating that characters like Yuuko are going through some existential crisis of absurdism. There's really not much evidence to support such a claim. Yuuko is certainly an unlucky character though, but that's usually because she brings it upon herself with her own ignorance, wild imagination, or backfiring good intentions. These are all elements that play into the comedic repertoire of her character (as well as others), not really any sort of underlying emotional turmoil or dilemma. Yes, in a sense there are absurdist elements in the show; you could probably even make a decent argument that absurdity, non-sequitur, coincidence and the mundane all play into the larger theme of every-day miracles. But those elements are also what structures the comedy of the show. That doesn't mean the shows underlying thesis is "searching for meaning in the face of an indifferent absurd universe".
It's just... like... jokes and stuff man.
I don't know if it flew over my head, but Nichijou seems kind of overhyped to me. I thought it was a solid 7/10, but nothing life-changing.
I agree with all your points except Nano's attempt to be normal. At the end of the series she realizes that she is normal the way she is, she had the choice to keep or remove the key on her back but did not. But I would like to hear more of your theory, it is really interesting. I think that you have some valid points but I am not fully convinced.
>bright feelgood SOL about friendship and family life
>something bad and unlucky is always happening to someone
I think it clicked for me with the camping trip. And I loved it.
obviously nobody in this thread has seen arakawa under the bridge.
mai-chan doesnt hold a candle to nino.
>It's just... like... jokes and stuff man.
Like I said, to each his own. I get the impression from the last two episodes in particular that they want you to take more away from it than that, though.
And the frill-necked lizard scene is totally an existential crisis. It's definitely played for laughs, and it's not an overwhelming, debilitating one, but that's still essentially what it is.
The show can be really funny AND have something susbtantial underlying that humor. Personally, I think that it is, and it does.
Re-posting that girl that looks like Yuuko
I loved the first season for the really fun atmosphere with the group. but the second season was very boring, the first season's pacing worked by always introducing new characters to spice things up.
That synched up surprisingly well.
i thought the second season was really good too, however i do wish recu and nino would have started dating or something.
i should have known where neptune was.
I related way too much with Yuuko. It must mean that I'm an idiot
And the combination of her voice actor and personality was just perfect
>3 minutes ago
This scene was pretty realistic
>big fight starts over petty shit
>yelling turns to really cutting insults
>other friend watches scared by the sidelines
Fuck I never even realized they were only friends for 6 months
Goddammit you guys
Literally just finished watching the last episode.
Now I'm depressed as fuck that it's over. 16, 25 and 26 were some of the best things I've seen in my life and this will forever be on of my favotire anime.
The amount of love and effory put into shows in literally every aspect of the show and I love every character. Listening to the character songs always makes me happy, too.
Please Kyoani. Please do another season, otherwise this is the saddest thing I'll ever see.
>Now I'm depressed as fuck that it's over.
go watch Azumanga Daioh
The only Nichijou haters I know of are shitposters and Lelouch. If you take eithers opinion into consideration then you're literally retarded.
>reading youtube comments
oh shit nigger what are you doing
It was done by a composer who did some of Ghiblis stuff. I noticed the score right away while watching as it really stood out for a comedy. Kyoani spared no expense.
>The amount of love and effory put into shows in literally every aspect of the show
Definitely. That's something I really love about it. There's no QUALITY. You can tell the people working on this project really liked working on it just by how well done everything is. I really loved that most of the VAs were relatively small names, but all the little bits at the end where someone talked as a random prop from the episode were done by veteran VAs. It may not have sold very well, and it must have been disgustingly expense to produce, but I'm sure they all loved every minute of it. It's really a shame it didn't sell better, but there's still always a chance for a second season. Wouldn't be the first time something that didn't sell well got a second season anyway and if it's a project they loved working on the chances of that are better.
I'm buying the BDs on principle alone.
The comedy, animation, OST, characters, voice acting and all were amazing. Those simple yet powerful touching moments they had that were profound while being so innocent and straightforward (life is a series of miracles. Baseball is complicated. You're you and that's just fine) were great. The ones in 16 and 25 were directed by Takemoto and that man is a fucking God of directing. The scene composition was flawless.
This one got me real hard. The fact that they took a hilarious long comedy scene with imaginative and detailed animation and tied it into characters personalities and developments while touching on the main theme of a God damn comedy show blew my mind.
Oh thank you anon. I thought I was the only one. I remember thinking about it after Nichijou finished airing, but left the theory alone. I kind of feel like rewatching Nichijou and picking bits and parts of it for fun. Not even for an analysis purpose, but more of just a way to educate myself more on philosophy and as an entertaining read for others interested.
I love when heartwarming emotional moments get slipped into a random comedy. You're just expecting some humor so it catches you off gaurd and hit so much harder.
>At the end of the series she realizes that she is normal the way she is
That's exactly what I mean. She realizes that "normal" as an intrinsic concept doesn't actually exist, and embraces the absurdity of her own circumstances. And of course, she's much happier for it.
I read somewhere online that every skit in the show is essentially a koan, which is a certain kind of parable in Buddhist philosophy which is meant to be very thought-provoking because it's difficult to understand. I don't know a lot about eastern philosophy, and am obviously looking at this more from the perspective of western philosophy, but I think that's a valid perspective, too.
Most of the scenes in the series are structured and paced in a way that is meant to (often repeatedly) subvert your expectations, much like a koan is. A lot of them also end with no real resolution like koans often do. But the effect that this has is that it forces you as the viewer to repeatedly question what, if anything, it all means, which puts you on even footing with the characters.
This is another great scene. Fe is trying so hard to stick to and convince Weboshi of a specific perspective but at the end of the scene she completely gives up and they end up having to trade roles. And this change of heart isn't brought about by any sort of reasoning, it's just the result of an insanely unlikely coincidence.
I'm already embarrassed enough
Leave me alone
I think you and that anon are right to think that way. I mean the title is called Ordinary Life and yet everything is presented in this ridiculous unrealistic manner. I've always felt that was intentional and that it's meant to make you think about what ordinary really means and how thoughts and emotions can affect your reality. Call me a deepfag, but I think that anon hit the nail on the head.
I'm not talking about your monitor size, I'm talking about how you've stretched the image
Agreed on all counts. That scene is amazing, and the scene earlier in the episode where Yukko is chasing Mio down makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time.
its shitty lolsorandom jokes with forced animation
He's so cool!
I love this line
I noticed so much more re-watching it. It's really a brilliant show, and it makes me sad that it did so poorly. I'm glad that it seems to have a dedicated fanbase, though. Maybe it's just destined to be a cult classic kinda thing...
haven't watch it. friends told me to watch it, said it's extremely funny. but some other told me to watch hidamari instead
what should I do?
IS THIS THING MOVING?
Well, the metaphors are there if you look for them. I don't think it was intended to draw upon such philosophy, but it can definitely be viewed that way.
The whole show felt like a whole being's life was condensed and concentrated into 26 episodes of high school life. Dense with delusions, emotional rides, and coincidences. I want to argue that this show is just about people living a life in a crazy town, but now that I think about it, it's just people living through life really, really fast. And that sort of hyperspeed brings out a lot of questions that we develop through a long period of time, in a relatively short burst.
People take years having an existential crisis while these characters are pounded on the head with it and move on.
I'm not very articulate so I guess I'll go back to watching Nichijou clips and lurking. This is a fun thread.
Both good shows, both entirely different things. One is not a substitute for the other.
Watch a couple episodes of both and then decide what you want to watch first, then watch the other.
Some of the clips on youtube have several hundred thousand hits
can we exchange emails to continue this conversation? I really enjoy your interpretations. I really enjoy Eastern philosophy, and the more I see this the more I begin to notice it in Nichijou.
An incredibly well-produced cult classic...
please continue it in the threads, there are other poeple silently observing you anon
>People take years having an existential crisis while these characters are pounded on the head with it and move on.
Pretty good way of putting it, actually.
Another thing that I love about the show is how in the first half, at least, the two main groups of characters are three ordinary high school girls doing and experiencing ridiculous, crazy things while a robot, a child genius, and a talking cat do pretty mundane things around the house. There are obviously exceptions on both sides, but it feels like an intentional inversion of normality for both groups.
Point taken. What I mean is that it seems to be accumulating more of a following now that it has already been produced and, by some metric, failed.
But after the thread is gone and I am asleep.. Many of the NichiThreads I have seen have never delved deeply into the metaphysics of the show. >>102295080 has very interesting observations
ALL I CAN HEAR IS MIO! GAH!
Please post your conversations in later threads if you end up contacting each other.
You can always read the manga
Will do. I always felt like the shower had a much deeper component beyond the humor.
Yeah, I don't think anyone expected Nichijou not to become one of Kyoani's top shows. Coming from a Kyoanifag
Which philosophers do you have interest in?
I feel like I have to go and relearn all of my Sartre and Heidegger to rewatch Nichijou with a new lens.
I think you guys are reading way too much into it.
Kierkegaard is a must-desune
It is boring
as expected of filthy plebians
Man I go on /v/ for the most part and this is one of the best anime I have seen.
Definitely. But it's fun.
The only other existentialist philosophers other than those two I know are Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, but Sartre and Heidegger seems more fitting for Nichijou since I've always associated N and K with faith.
But goddamn, I am a fucking gigantic pleb and struggled with Being and Time when I read it last year.
Can you select the Japanese audio in the English version?
I'd literally buy this just for more of that rasp if that's the case
I wonder if Yuuko will actually become a teacher.
Well, I'm glad it's not unwelcome 2deep4umongering. I don't really know what else to say, though. I mean, there are tons and tons of more examples I could think of and dissect but it'd probably more fun to just rewatch to show with that kind of stuff in mind. It's easily my favorite anime series, though, and I've thought a lot about why, and this all has a lot to do with it.
As far as subverting your expectations goes, this one is hard to beat:
By this point, the show has already established what a "Helvetica Standard" is and breaks all of those conventions immediately. A minute in you might have even forgotten that what you're watching is a Helvetica Standard. And then...that ending, and you have to reexamine the significance of everything you just saw and heard.
Another great scene that comes to mind is the one where Sasahara is struggling with the vending machine after Mio sort of accidentally gives him a coin for it. After a few momens of doing nothing, the machine finally dispenses his cup upside down, and instead of remaining frustrated with the machine, Sasahara and Mio decide to watch intently, as though it is the most meaningful, beautiful thing that they have ever witnessed. It's hilarious, of course, but not to them, and he makes some comment about it being nectar from the heavens, and even though it isn't and he just got cheated out of a coin that Mio didn't even mean to give to him, they repurpose it into being a significant moment. This is even sort of paralleled earlier in the scene when Mio comments on how nice the weather is before she realizes the skies are gray.
Like I said, there are tons of examples, but really, I'd just recommend re-watching stuff, maybe reading more about philosophy if you're interested.
N and K?
Yes you can.
Might be my favorite ever.
Watched with friends on a weekly basis through a semester. Unforgettable.
I still think she has potential to be a poet. I guess teacher if that doesn't pay the bills.
I'd say "welp. time to rewatch it" but I already watch a random episode almost every day as part of my pre-bed routine.
Sartre and Camus are the main ones that come to mind, but I'm just as interested in art that embodies similar philosophy as I am in the philosophy itself. As far as Nichijou goes, some stuff that's sort of in the same vein that comes to mind is the Mother series of video games, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, and the film It's Such A Beautiful Day by Don Hertzfeldt. I don't necessarily think they're all super-similar to Nichijou in every way, but they have absurdist/existentialist undertones, they're all very funny, and they all have major moments of poignancy, too.
Next paycheck I'm makin this shit happen then
What is that supposed to be?
Nietzsche and Kierkegaard. Got lazy. It's 4am.
A Earthbound Nichijou crossover
I can see it very clearly...
>>102296189 here, and the fact that this piece is in Mother 3 makes me so happy.
Sounds like a plan.
She made a few poems didn't she, she should think about it.
Goddamn, this music
Well it'll definitely be neat when I rewatch this now.
I wish I hadn't taken so many years to watch it in the first place. What was I thinking.
i'm in the middle of working a 65 hour week
i can't be dealin with these feels
Cool. It was a nice discussion, and I'm glad other people were interested in what I had to say. But I've been lurking this thread for way too long and I need to go to bed now.
Thanks, /a/. Stay ordinary.
Don't say Ordinary!
Listening to the character songs again.
Anyone have a link to the translated lyrics for Yukko Wa Honto Ni Baka Danaa? I can only pick up bits and parts of it.
Yeah this doesn't apply to /v/. A lot of people there use Nichijou images.
i work as a cashier at a japanese grocery store, during the weekends they make yakisoba outside for people to eat. They have to order it inside and when they ask I always say yakisaba just because of yuko.
What was your favourite 2nd ED song?
By 2nd you mean one that isn't Zzz?
Because I really like Zzz.
Does anyone have a gif of what's in this video by the way?
I fucking love Zzz
The oyasuminasai at the very end.
I liked it, the art style got really creative at times.
>dat double glasses scene
>dat scene ordering coffee and failing
I'm a bit surprised but glad to see there's still quite a few people watching it for the first time/have just finished it.
Seriously the stupidest unfunny shit ever.