Ranked #430

Non Non Biyori

Alternative Titles

English: Non Non Biyori
Japanese: のんのんびより


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2013 to Dec 24, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Silver Link
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.091 (scored by 45,148 users)
Ranked: #4302
Popularity: #414
Members: 98,122
Favorites: 1,762
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Asahigaoka might look like typical, boring countryside to most; however, no day in this village can ever be considered colorless thanks to five students of varying ages occupying the only class in the only school in town. The youngest student is first grader Renge Miyauchi, who brings an unadulterated wit, curiosity, and her characteristic catchphrase, "Nyanpasu!" Then there are the Koshigaya siblings consisting of the quiet ninth grader and elder brother Suguru, diminutive eighth grader Komari, and the mischievous seventh grader Natsumi, whose appearance may fool you at first thanks to her constantly emulating her more mature older sister. The recent arrival of Tokyo-raised fifth grader Hotaru Ichijou, who appears overdeveloped for her age and thus naturally holds an air of maturity, rounds out this lively and vibrant group of five classmates.

Based on the manga penned and illustrated by Atto, Non Non Biyori chronicles the not-so-normal daily lives of this group of friends as they engage in their own brand of fun and frolic, and playfully struggle with the realities of living in a rural area.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Non Non Biyori has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Miyauchi, Renge
Miyauchi, Renge
Koiwai, Kotori
Koiwai, Kotori
Koshigaya, Komari
Koshigaya, Komari
Asumi, Kana
Asumi, Kana
Ichijou, Hotaru
Ichijou, Hotaru
Murakawa, Rie
Murakawa, Rie
Koshigaya, Natsumi
Koshigaya, Natsumi
Sakura, Ayane
Sakura, Ayane


Kawatsura, Shinya
Kawatsura, Shinya
Kameyama, Toshiki
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Yoshida, Reiko
Yoshida, Reiko
Script, Series Composition
Shimo, Fumihiko
Shimo, Fumihiko

More episodes Episodes(4/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 A New Transfer Student Came
Tenkousei ga Kita (転校生が来た)
Oct 8, 2013
2 We Went to the Candy Store
Dagashi-ya ni Itta (駄菓子屋に行った)
Oct 15, 2013
3 I Ran Away from Home with My Sister
Nee-chan to Iede Shita (姉ちゃんと家出した)
Oct 22, 2013
4 Summer Vacation Started
Natsuyasumi ga Hajimatta (夏休みがはじまった)
Oct 29, 2013

Opening Theme

"Nanairo Biyori (なないろびより)" by nano.RIPE

Ending Theme

"Non Non Biyori (のんのん日和)" by Renge Miyauchi (Kotori Koiwai), Hotaru Ichijou (Rie Murakawa), Natsumi Koshigaya (Ayane Sakura), Komari Koshigaya (Kana Asumi)

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Nov 23, 2013
This anime is a panacea of the heart and mind.

Life too stressful? Worried or anxious about something? Just sit down in front of the screen and put this anime on, and all your concerns will dissolve away - probably within seconds. Everything - setting, plot, sound, music, art, humour - all of it is perfectly crafted at maximising this effect. And what an effect it is.

The story itself is a simple one. It follows the daily lives of four girls of various ages who all live in the same rural village and are in the same class at school. Almost everything that happens is following read more
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Dec 27, 2013
This is my first review, but I'll try my best to follow the guidelines.

Ah. Non Non Biyori.

To be honest, when I first saw the concept art and previews, I was not impressed. Frankly, I dismissed it as yet another slice of life show, a genre so regularly plagiarized that one can't help but wonder if the anime studios are running out of ideas, as each subsequent series seems to be a cut and paste of an earlier show. It was only with great encouragement from Youtube pianist Tehishter that I began watching the show with the lowest of expectations. I was pleasantly surprised at how read more
I found this review Helpful
Dec 24, 2013
Yes, I have a sweet spot for slice of life anime. I genuinely enjoyed the laid-back shows such as GJ-bu, Tamayura, Yuyushiki etcetera this year, but that doesn't stop me from saying that Non Non Biyori was one of the most conformist and loveliest experiences in the past few months. It's definitely great-tier in the slice of life section.

The simplistic story takes place in a rural area of the countryside. Eleven year old Hotaru Ichijou moves into the town from Tokyo with her parents, and transfers into a school consisting of only four more students; Renge, Natsumi and Komari (yes, it's a rather small read more
I found this review Helpful
Dec 9, 2013
The slice of life genre was a captivating one. Having the ability to soothe the viewer. To give them that warm feeling inside. It was beautiful. But now slice of life is filled with big eyed, blob faced, cute girls. In other words, moe. If you don't know what moe is to put it simply its cute girls who do cute things. Although cute girls doing cute things isn't necessarily bad. Most lack a good story, meaningful characters,or both. In other words anime studios are focusing too much on making the show cute rather than focusing on the quality of read more
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'Non Non Biyori' Manga Gets New OVA

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