In the final two episodes, Nichijou ends off with a bang. Given the heartwarming and the exciting ending, it gave me some positive aspects I want to reflect about. (Image Source)
Besides the creative ambition that Kyoto Animation had while adapting the material, there is something special in the gradual development of Nano. Her story was one of the touching aspects of this show because she had a sweet personality. She only desired to live life normally and have friends. From this, you can tell that she has low self-esteem since she is a robot. Half way through the season, her fears ease when she actually makes friends with Mio, Mai and especially Yuuko who complimented her. In a way, Nano putting the key back after it gets taken off brought a very heartwarming feeling as she finally believes in herself. Now, she can be herself without worrying about what people think of her.
Overall, I Nichijou was a very pleasing comedy. It’s obvious that some of the random comedy won’t appeal to everyone. However, I felt that there was more substance in this show compared to Lucky Star since it focused on comedy than just cuteness and plopping down anime references. Living an exciting life like Mio who cries while running away, leaping out of windows/fences and saving a kid from drowning isn’t an everyday sight. Although most of these hijinks won’t happen in real life, through our imaginations, it will give us the same excitement. In the last episode, they eventually reinforce the fact of an “ordinary life” by toning down craziness, especially the last scene with Nano’s birthday party. It was a very nice touch to end the story. Of course, I’m going to miss the comedy that the show brought as it was simply fun.
Overall Rating: 8.6/10, B, Very Good