Ranked #2000

Nichijou: Nichijou no 0-wa

Alternative Titles

English: My Ordinary Life Episode 0
Synonyms: Nichijou Episode 0, Nichijou OVA, Everyday
Japanese: 日常の0話


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 12, 2011
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.361 (scored by 18,262 users)
Ranked: #20002
Popularity: #1286
Members: 30,465
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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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Theme Song Performance

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Ending Theme

"Nichijou no 0-wa (日常の0話)" by Sayaka Sasaki

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May 1, 2011
I am of course quite a bit of a Kyoto Animation fan as they have made animes that made it to my top 10. Now it seems they are gonna do it again with another new series that definitely shows off its 'KyotoAni' elements and style!
(After reading this review myself... I've overused the word 'KyotoAni' definitely!)
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I assume that people will think what i think of the story when i say Lucky Star. Yes, although this is just an OVA it gives off a similar feeling. This OVA of the Nichijou TV series has a plot much like Lucky Star OVA. It's a compilation read more
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Apr 27, 2011
I give this scrawny little OVA a 70/100

We all know Kyoto Animation, don't we? The famous anime production company quite well known for making Key's visual novels (namely Air, Kanon, and Clannad) and ridiculous slice of life moe manga (Lucky Star, K-On, etc.) into anime, all of which become their cash cows. Quite honestly, I prefer them when they're doing visual novel adaptations, not adaptations of moe/slice of life manga. To me, Lucky Star was great, K-On the first season was okay, K-On the 2nd season was just tedious to get through, and now there's this anime, Nichijou (My Ordinary Life as dubbed by Crunchyroll).

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Sep 2, 2013
Okay, I do not understand what this 'episode 0' is about. Skip this episode and go directly to watch episodes 1-26, because this one has nothing to do with the actual anime; it's just some try-to-be for the REAL anime. Believe me, this episode is not worth watching. PLUS it makes you think the following episodes will be all like that, when it isn't like that at all.

This first episode is boring, the music, the expressions, it's all boring. Unlike the following episodes, which are all amazing and perfectly well-done and I couldn't stop laughing with all of them. It's as if this had read more
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Apr 2, 2011
This was a decent episode to show what this anime will offer you when it start's airing in April. It showed a world where everything isn't the way it seems. Where you have a cat that can talk, a student who's a robot and a little child who seems to be a scientist or a doktor.

The characters in this episode are both adrorable and fun watching.
So if you like slice of life slash comedy anime's or if you liked Lucky Star then you should check this episode out.
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Anime: Azumanga Daioh
Same types of humor, same format. Both are slightly absurdist, although Nichijou is much more so.
Both are highly recommended in general.  
reportRecommended by ataraxial
Anime: Lucky☆Star
similar character design, lots of emotion in the characters, both are slice of life's and both show the true enjoyment of living life and the small things in it. Both have instantly lovable characters.
edit: why recommend a SOL anime to another SOL anime, Because they are similar (DUH) It's supposed to be similar. It's a recontamination.  
reportRecommended by Nikoru-san
Anime: Kyou no Go no Ni (2008)
Why would you people even bother to recommend a SOL anime from Kyoani with another SOL anime from KyoAni? That'll be too easy.. [EASY MODE]

Kids will be kids..
Both anime are based on the daily lives of school students portrayed in a comedic oriented manor.
These sort of anime will make those of you who spent your entire adolescence years cooped up in their room playing videogames or online game, suffer in regret.
"Why didn't I go out and make friends!"

So are you still wondering why you don't have that "so called" childhood friend?

reportRecommended by DangoSage

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KyoAni To Animate Manga Nichijou [Update May 24]

According to Shonen Ace July issue, Arawi Keiichi's comedy manga Nichijou was announced to get an anime adaptation. The production studio is Kyoto Animation. I...read more

KyoAni's OVA Nichijou Postponed Until March

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Poll: Nichijou Episode 0 Discussion ( 1 2 )
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