Nichijou - My Ordinary Life

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Synonyms: Everyday
Japanese: 日常
English: Nichijou - My Ordinary Life
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2011 to Sep 25, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Sundays at 02:20 (JST)
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: Gag HumorGag Humor, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.461 (scored by 368012368,012 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1502
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #191
Members: 894,843
Favorites: 23,767

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Nichijou primarily focuses on the daily antics of a trio of childhood friends—high school girls Mio Naganohara, Yuuko Aioi and Mai Minakami—whose stories soon intertwine with the young genius Hakase Shinonome, her robot caretaker Nano, and their talking cat Sakamoto. With every passing day, the lives of these six, as well as of the many people around them, experience both the calms of normal life and the insanity of the absurd. Walking to school, being bitten by a talking crow, spending time with friends, and watching the principal suplex a deer: they are all in a day's work in the extraordinary everyday lives of those in Nichijou.

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Bandai Entertainment had licensed Nichijou, but on January 2, 2012, it was announced they were leaving the North American anime market with all unreleased titles including Nichijou being cancelled. The series would remain unlicensed until November 4, 2016 when Funimation Entertainment acquired the series, and released it sub-only in a complete Blu-ray & DVD combo pack on February 7, 2017. They also did a Blu-ray & Digital combo pack with a brand new English dub, which was released on July 23, 2019.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Senami, Riri
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Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

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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

1: "Zzz" by Sayaka Sasaki (eps 1, 3-5)
2: "Zzz (Bossa Nova version)" by Sayaka Sasaki (eps 2, 10-13)
3: "Zzz (Acapella version)" by Sayaka Sasaki (eps 7-9)
4: "Tsubasa wo Kudasai (翼をください)" by Sayaka Sasaki (eps 14)
5: "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) (eps 15)
6: "My Ballad (マイバラード)" by Sayaka Sasaki (eps 16)
7: "Kaijuu no Ballad (怪獣のバラード)" by Yuuko, Mio & Mai (Mariko Honda, Mai Aizawa & Misuzu Togashi) (eps 17)
8: "Green Green (グリーングリーン)" by Sayaka Sasaki (eps 18)
9: "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) (eps 19)
10: "Ano Subarashii Ai o Mou Ichido (あの素晴らしい愛をもう一度)" by Sayaka Sasaki (eps 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) (eps 21)
12: "Aogeba Toutoshi (仰げば尊し)" by Sayaka Sasaki (eps 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) (eps 23)
14: "Yuuki Hitotsu wo Tomo ni Shite (勇気一つを友にして)" by Sayaka Sasaki (eps 24)
15: "Let's search for Tomorrow" by Yuuko, Mio & Mai (Mariko Honda, Mai Aizawa & Misuzu Togashi) (eps 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) (eps 26)


Mar 27, 2024
Random and absurd slice of life comedy that can be relatable at times, each episode is totally random as it is mostly moe comedy that some times goes into full action mode where all the characters start getting serious for silly and hilarious reasons.

Let's state the obvious, there is no overarching story and it doesn't try to deliver any message but that doesn't mean there's no character development as there are minor character arcs which doesn't ruin the heartwarming experience of the show, I especially found the story of Nano a robot wanting to live a normal life very heartwarming. this show have ...
Jun 15, 2023
Mixed Feelings
So my experience with Nichijou was pretty lukewarm in general, so here's to a lukewarm review. In as few words as possible, I would describe it as "a mediocre comedy with incredibly high production value and some golden moments interspersed between otherwise tryhard and sometimes tedious jokes".

As this is a comedy series, the jokes and comedic timing and such are criteria by which to judge its quality. Well, on that front the thing kinda flops for me, at least. Most of the scenes are far too drawn out and rarely feature a satisfying punchline, but you mileage may vary. Nichijou does try an interesting approach ...
Apr 1, 2021

Nichijou is a slice of life, so there is not much of a story as to be expected. It is about the everyday lives of the central cast and the outrageous shennigans they find themselves it. Comedy is very subjective based on the reviewer and I can definitely say this is one of the least funny comedies I have seen in a very long time. The jokes lack a punchline for the most part and instead of ending on a high note, the jokes are sometimes dragged out as far as possible to pad out the runtime. They also get very stale as the ...

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