Don't overthink it. Succumb to the nyanko.
After years and years of painstaking research, Japan's finest at studio EMT² emerge with the perfect girl-to-kitten hybrids. In fact, these "nyankos" are so cute that we are not worthy to witness them for longer than two minutes at a time!
I don't know what exactly it is, but the fact this series even exists just makes me happy. Nyanko Days is nothing but a quick rush of serotonin in cute chibi nekogirl form. Main character Yuuko is a sweetheart, quite relatable to many in her wallflower personality, and her friend Azumi helps supplement the series with a nice, blossoming
friendship (complete with her own nekogirl!) As no series is complete without a rival, Ran introduces herself as such, though of course she has a softer side to her otherwise competitive spirit! Mostly importantly, each of the kittens in Ma, Ro, Shi, and Elsa each express their own individual personalities and quirks, leading for a diverse cast of kittens to cuddle!
No, it's not a literary masterpiece, not even close, but that's not the purpose. Nobody buys a cat and expects it to recite Shakespeare or Descartes. You watch Nyanko Days to feel good. You watch it to forget your troubles. You watch it to see cute cats doing cute things.
Stress from work? School? Break-up? Just angry at the world? Nyanko Days, my friend. Your pain and discomfort will melt away as you're comforted by four of the cutest beings ever drawn. There's something genuine in each and every expression that lets you know everything will be okay.
It's just hard to explain. If you like this kind of über-kawaii content, you're going to like Nyanko Days. Two minutes of your time for a rush of happiness? Count me in.
The only outstanding flaw of the series is how short each episode runs, being only a minute and a half when you exclude the outro. The mini-episodic format the creators elected towards greatly affects the flow of the series, with some episodes forbidding us from even seeing our cute companions in favor of the girls. It will prove one of Japanese animation's greatest tragedies that Nyanko Days didn't get the proper run-time it deserved.
With all of that in mind, there is only one thing to take from this completely serious review: Nyanko is love, Nyanko is life.
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English: Nyanko Days
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2017 to Mar 26, 2017
Premiered: Winter 2017
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:25 (JST)
Producers: Quatre Stella
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: EMT Squared
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 2 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Score: 6.621 (scored by 3268332,683 users)
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