Ranked #91


Alternative Titles

English: My Ordinary Life
Synonyms: Everyday
Japanese: 日常


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2011 to Sep 25, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.531 (scored by 78,567 users)
Ranked: #912
Popularity: #141
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While the title suggests a story of simple, everyday school life, the contents are more the opposite. The setting is a strange school where you may see the principal wrestle a deer or a robot's arm hide a rollcake. However there are still normal stories, like making a card castle or taking a test you didn't study for.


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Honda, Mariko
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Shinonome, Hakase
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Konno, Hiromi
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Shiraishi, Minoru
Shiraishi, Minoru
Naganohara, Mio
Naganohara, Mio
Aizawa, Mai
Aizawa, Mai


Senami, Riri
Senami, Riri
Assistant Producer
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Yamada, Naoko
Yamada, Naoko
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation

More episodes Episodes(3/26)

Episode Title Aired
1 Nichijou Episode 1
Nichijou no Dai-ichi-wa (日常の第一話)
Apr 3, 2011
2 Nichijou Episode 2
Nichijou no Dai-ni-wa (日常の第二話)
Apr 10, 2011
3 Nichijou Episode 3
Nichijou no Dai-san-wa (日常の第三話)
Apr 17, 2011

Opening Theme

#1: "Hyadain no Kakakata☆Kataomoi - C" by Hyadain (Kenichi Maeyamada) (eps 1-6, 8-13)
#2: "Hyadain no Joujou Yuujou (ヒャダインのじょーじょーゆーじょー)" by Hyadain (eps 14-16, 18-23, 25)

Ending Theme

#01: "Zzz" by Sayaka Sasaki (eps 1, 3-5)
#02: "Zzz (Bossa Nova version)" by Sayaka Sasaki (eps 2, 10-13)
#03: "Zzz (Acapella version)" by Sayaka Sasaki (eps 7-9)
#04: "Tsubasa wo Kudasai (翼をください)" by Sayaka Sasaki (ep 14)
#05: "Kikyuu ni Notte Dokomademo (気球にのってどこまでも)" by Nano Shinonome, Hakase & Sakamoto-san (Shizuka Furuya, Hiromi Konno & Minoru Shiraishi) (ep 15)
#06: "My Ballad (マイバラード)" by Sayaka Sasaki (ep 16)
#07: "Kaijuu no Ballad (怪獣のバラード)" by Yuuko, Mio & Mai (Mariko Honda, Mai Aizawa & Misuzu Togashi) (ep 17)
#08: "Green Green (グリーングリーン)" by Sayaka Sasaki (ep 18)
#09: "Yasei no Uma (野生の馬)" by Takasaki-sensei, Sakurai-sensei, Nakamura-sensei, Makoto Sakurai, Yuria Sekiguchi, Haruna Annaka & Ogi (Tetsu Inada, Mami Kosuge, Kaoru Mizuhara, Takahiro Hikami, Ai Hirosaka, Kaori Sadohara, Ryouta Takeuchi) (ep 19)
#10: "Ano Subarashii Ai o Mou Ichido (あの素晴らしい愛をもう一度)" by Sayaka Sasaki (ep 20)
#11: "Sudachi no Uta (巣立ちの歌)" by Sasahara, Misato, Nakanojou, Weboshi & Fecchan (Yoshihisa Kawahara, Chika Horikawa, Kazutomi Yamamoto, Youko Tamaoki & Yumi Higuchi) (ep 21)
#12: "Aogeba Toutoshi (仰げば尊し)" by Sayaka Sasaki (ep 22)
#13: "Sora ga Konna ni Aoi to wa (空がこんなに青いとは)" by Hakase & Mai (Hiromi Konno & Misuzu Togashi) (ep 23)
#14: "Yuuki Hitotsu wo Tomo ni Shite (勇気一つを友にして)" by Sayaka Sasaki (ep 24)
#15: "Let's search for Tomorrow" by Yuuko, Mio & Mai (Mariko Honda, Mai Aizawa & Misuzu Togashi) (ep 25)
#16: "Tabidachi no hi ni (旅立ちの日に)" by Yuuko, Mio, Mai, Nano, Hakase & Sakamoto-san (Mariko Honda, Mai Aizawa, Misuzu Togashi, Shizuka Furuya, Hiromi Konno & Minoru Shiraishi) (ep 26)

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Sep 28, 2011
Conventional wisdom has always taught us that more is usually better. We think that the more expensive car should have more completely unrelated features, the better ice-cream sundae should have a bigger pile of fresh fruit on top, and the better statistics report should be able to pull more numbers out of it’s arse. We compare phones by the multitude of apps it can run, our enjoyment of horror films is based on how many different ways the various victims die, and we often rate anime by how many story arcs, characters, subplots and themes it can cram into it’s 26 episode season.

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Sep 30, 2015

This is an anime that I went into with high expectations. I was told OVER and OVER online that this was one of the funniest anime series to ever exist! I don't think I laughed once. I'm not just saying that I didn't get any sidesplitting laughs out of this, I don't think this series made me smile more than 2 times! Nichijou is certainly a series with an outstanding online reputation, but in this case I don't feel that the reputation was well deserved.


Nichijou was actually a bit of a flop in Japan and wasn't able to build a large Japanese fandom. However, read more
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May 29, 2013
If I had to sum up all of Nichijou in one word, it would be "beautiful." As a slice of life, this anime can't be for everyone, as most people like to have a story that is actually driven by the plot. But even if you aren't into slice of life anime, there is something in Nichijou for everyone to enjoy.

Every episode is a series of semi-random "moments" in each of the characters' lives. As far as an actual storyline goes, there is no distinct beginning or end to Nichijou. No goal, no real conflict - as to be expected of a slice of life, read more
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Oct 30, 2015
Nichijou is like that kid in the class that tries to be the class clown by saying random, odd stuff, in the off chance that it gets a laugh out of you. You appreciate his effort, but ultimately, he just isn't funny, and can be downright annoying. Nichijou is a show I walked in with very high expectations for. Kyoto Animation is one of my favorite studios of all time, and manages to create beautiful, unique, and entertaining shows. Everybody I've talked to who has seen this series has raved about how it's a masterpiece, so I wanted to try it out. Now, before I read more
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Anime: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
Both are slice-of-life anime dealing with the everyday high school lives of boys/girls. Both can be rather hit or miss in the comedy department, though Nichijou tends to takes its jokes to whole new extremes. 
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Similar humour and episode layout/development. However, Azumanga has a stronger storyline than Nichijou, which is literally just clips from the character's obscure lives. 
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Anime: Lucky☆Star
Two major qualities are fitted into both shows. First, they are the exemplary Japanese "high-tension" comedy, meaning characters in it got ADHD and turn the comedy into something fast-paced, fast-forward Mr.Bean video if you fail to understand. Second, both feature mild sex sale, the real identity of what they call moe.

The comedy part, both are considered fast-paced-high-tension comedy because you know why. They play jokes fast, get it fast, and move on to the next joke fast. Difficult to follow but considered funny if you have some mental rewind ability, or get yourself a remote and a easy-to-read fansub. If you feel a  read more 
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Anime: Tonari no Seki-kun
Both shows entertain with frivolous and random comedy. Nichijou has full episodes and more characters while Seki is shorter and, so far, focuses on only two people. 
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Both have an amazing cast and use some abnormalities for comedy, though Nichijou takes it to a new level. 
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Anime: Paniponi Dash!
The show has a similar type of humor that completely ignores Western viewer's taste, but rather relies on Japanese viewer's fondness of unpredictable humors. They both have a talking animal (Sakamoto-san and Mesousa), a chibikko sensei in a lab coat (Hakase and Becky), and a dumb energetic girl (Yuuko and Himeko). Both shows also have a very stylish OP theme with plenty of movement. 
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