Konagai Tomoko is a first-year in high school and a shy girl. Tomoko owns three cats. The cheerful and live Munchkin Maa, the smart and responsible Russian Blue Rou, and the gentle crybaby Singapura Shii. Tomoko, whose only friends were her cats, one day becomes friends with Shiratori Azumi, who also loves cats. This is a fluffy and cute comedy about the daily life of Tomoko and her cats, Tomoko and Azumi's friendship, and the interaction between cats.
Among the decaying carcass of which is the anime industry, one particular show shines out from the rest. It has been commonplace to regard "LoGH", "Clannad AS", "FMAB" and the such as "masterpieces"; though those making claims as such, have clearly not experienced Nyanko Days, the paragon of anime. Rife with the most superior story, character development and artwork, I will hope to relay why Nyanko Days is the anime to surpass all anime.
The shifting focuses displayed in the anime industry as of current, strongly implies that emphasis on a truly memorable story is no longer enforced. Rather, "fan-service" filled garbage which nets in higher
revenue is a safer bet. Nyanko Days, maverick to the horde of trash that spews each season, beholds a story which will certainly go down in history as a monumental piece; a true example of what anime should aspire to be.
It isn't uncommon for newer anime fans to disregard older classics entirely, due to the dated artwork and animation. Fortunately, this is clearly of no concern for Nyanko Days. Alongside state-of-the-art technology, the artwork and animation creates such an atmosphere in which you literally experience 1st person, the joys of Yuuko as she strokes what some would regard as an ethereal embodiment of sheer happiness (otherwise known as cats).
Unbeknownst to literary experts, it is actually a scientifically proved fact that cats make the best characters of any literary work. How did Night on the Galactic Railroad establish such fame? Because its characters are all cats. And fortunately for anyone who happens to come across this pivotal work, Nyanko Days' character cast vastly consists of cats. Ma, Ro, Shi, and even Elsa; the mastermind behind Nyanko Days has clearly exhibited an aptitude to create and develop truly memorable characters superior to any other anime character in existence.
There isn't a doubt within me which opposes the objective statement, that the soundtrack; ending theme, are truly among the ranks of what Beethoven could not have achieved in his whole lifetime (regardless of whether he retained his sense of hearing or not). If you are not convinced thus, simply take a listen to the ending theme, and I will hope to see Nyanko Days at 10/10 if I ever view your MAL profile.
Overall, the perfect union of these elements create a timeless masterpiece known as Nyanko Days. I write this review in the hopes that reluctant viewers will convince themselves that they must experience Nyanko Days, even if it means the end of them. I write this review in the solitude of being one of few viewers who have been enlightened by Nyanko Days, yet unable to convey the sheer brilliance of Nyanko Days to others. No words can describe the epitome of anime, which is Nyanko Days; though I pray every night, that more anime fans can attain enlightenment through Nyanko Days.
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.
Nyanko Days is so sweet that I now have type two diabetes which is growing so rapidly that I will probably die by the time you finish reading this review. (FUCK)
What can one actually say about this show? There is hardly any plot to speak of, and consists of very short two minute episodes in which a girl plays with her pussies. Sure it is cute, and cute things are always charming to a certain extent, but can that be really enough to hold an entire show? Can the cute, bright colour design and animation, coupled with a couple funny jokes really hold up
a show? I pondered this question for weeks, spent countless sleepless nights wandering my home, constantly thinking, constantly analysing, can this show hold up by itself? As I watched, on repeat, the extremely catchy and delightful ending song of the show (or opening; I don’t fucking know) I became infatuated with this show. Obsessed. I needed an answer. Could this show be warranted a high score just for being cute when it is devoid of narrative and characters? Afterall, each one of the pussies has a clear caricature personality archetype: the smart and reserved one, the crazy and hyper one and the token weirdo. As I speculated, day after day, I finally came to an answer. An epiphany, if you will. I realised, why this show was so cute, why it was so fun to watch. It’s because of the almighty pussy!
I then decided that I too must have some pussy! So I scavenged the Earth, and after many weeks, I finally found some! And then later at my check-up with my doctor it turned out by diabetes was actually AIDS and now I’ll be dead as soon you finish reading this review...but at least this show was cute as fuck, and very easy to watch, albeit nothing amazing and is completely forgettable by the time the next season rolls over. It’s a passing phase; something cute to distract our lives with for two minutes but the show is nothing more than that. I’d say give it a shot, especially if you like cute things and considering the entire run time is only twenty-four minutes it won't take you very long. After all, who doesn’t like pussy?
For me, Nyanko was the disappointment of the season. That said it was the disappointment of the season as soon as it came out that the episodes were 2 minutes long rather than something longer. And as it turns out it happened to be massively detrimental to the quality of the show.
Usually the shows best suited toward being shorts are those that are comedic gag series; there are other shows that work but for the most part, it doesn't suit most shows. While Nyanko is listed as a comedy I didn't find it particularly funny. I don't even think it is much of a
comedy, sure it has it's moments of comedy but that's not it's focus. Rather, Nyanko is a show that lives off of its cuteness. And while that can be digested in 2 quick minutes the show failed to make me attached to the characters which, in my opinion, is necessary to get the full cuteness in. Otherwise what makes these cat girls special? Why not look at other animations or other pictures that can be found scattered around the Internet? As much as I love cuteness, for it to be a worthwhile show I need to have some basis for that cuteness, something I can attach to that enhances that cuteness. Nyanko does not have that.
It's not just that the characters don't get developed, it's that the characters feel dull and cliche. The black cat is studious and reserved, the orange cat is a playful tomboy, the white cat is the sweet one, the rich girl's cat is a tsundere. They're nothing more than these traits nor do they ever break out of them. They feel so obvious and manufactured that I have a hard time actually liking them. The only way they are set apart from their archetypes is that at least they do act like cats. So, If you really like cats you'll probably enjoy them. But if you're looking for more than that, this show does not provide.
There isn't really a plot but really that doesn't matter. If you're here expecting a plot you're in the wrong place, and that's not Nyanko's fault. It's not very notable in anything else besides the OP, which is quite CUTE. You know what? Go watch the OP. You get 30 seconds of pure cuteness and a catchy song. It's well worth a watch or 12. But as for the show unless you're as much of a cat lover as the MC I'd suggest you skip it.