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Dec 23, 2013 8:22 PM

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aww man. just 0.02 again to get 8.00 ;_;
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Dec 23, 2013 8:45 PM

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Hotarun getting a picnic date with Koma-chan yay! Even though she didn't want to eat anymore, the power of yuri compels you Hotarun XD!

Such a nice touch when they brought back that bit from episode 1 when Ren-chon was wondering if they're really in the country. I thought Suguru was finally going to say something when Ren-chon was staring at him.

Ahh Ren-chon, such an awesome kid. She never fails to make me laugh.

Hotarun: "Is your family really rich, Ren-chan?"
Renge: "We're normal. We just own a mountain."


I almost spit my tea when I heard that lmao! Also when she was like "Nattsun, a girl? What does that mean?" XD

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I love everything about this series. From artwork, to VA, to soundtrack, everything's just perfect. Such a nostalgia trip, makes me want to be a kid again. I was ready to give this a perfect score after watching that legendary episode 4 and I'm glad the feel remained consistent until the end.
This definitely belongs to my top 3 SOL animes of all time alongside Aria and Tamayura.



10/10. The first perfect score I'ven given to a 2013 anime. From all the shows that are ending or has ended, this is definitely my AOTS.

NYANPASU~~!
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"May those who accept their fate be granted happiness."

"May those who defy their fate be granted glory."
 
Dec 23, 2013 9:24 PM

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Still havent got to hear Suguru's voice
 
Dec 23, 2013 9:43 PM

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Funky!

Overall a great and relaxing anime, it missed on the comedy a few times though :/
 
Dec 23, 2013 10:08 PM

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This was the best anime in fall for me. heartwarming and beautiful.
There is OVA but i'm hoping for a second season. i hope that happens.

9/10
 
Dec 23, 2013 10:13 PM

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Still havent got to hear Suguru's voice

yeah i kind of wished we would have heard his voice this episode :<

but yeah, this series was really really great, hope we get a 2nd season soon.
9/10 from me
 
Dec 23, 2013 10:14 PM

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So relaxing and enjoyable. I didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did. It was the last series of this season I picked up just because "why not", and I really didn't regret it. I really thorougly enjoyed this series. It certainly is my personal favourite of the season, and my favourite SOL altogheter. I will miss this series. Really hoping to see them again. 9 out of 10 here
 
Dec 23, 2013 10:30 PM
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One of the best SOL animes I've ever seen its just so relaxing all the while while keeping in mind to throw in some comedy in the mix definitely looking forward to a S2

8/10
 
Dec 23, 2013 11:32 PM

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8 or 9? Damn I'll go for 8 for now, I might change it later.
This and Kill la Kill OST, Where Are You Now? I enjoyed the soundtrack of this show more though.
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"Some things are beautiful because they cannot be obtained." -Gilgamesh, Fate/stay night
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"We used to show off by waging wars and whatnot." -Watashi, Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
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Dec 23, 2013 11:50 PM

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I just realized not enough anime characters turn around and wave to the audience breaking the 4th wall at the end of the final episode.
Best SoL anime of the season.
8/10
 
Dec 24, 2013 12:42 AM

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Funny how once you grow up and start living in a big city you realize how much you miss the country


I take it you aren't like Hikage then.
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Dec 24, 2013 12:45 AM

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before this show started i thought it was going to be boring and rubbish

how very wrong i was
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Dec 24, 2013 2:07 AM

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Sodium bicarbonate, hahahaha, where did she got that from? I feel bad for Hotaru..

"Nyanpassu~" It all started with that greeting, didn't it? Sigh... Whoa, Renge-chan sure is rich. That staring face, the director of this show is really wise when it comes to things like that.

"Nobody does that in this century" hahaha

"What happened between you and me in these last few seconds", this girl is not only adorable but also clever for her age "They look even cuter now" xD It was nice to see the origin of her name. That fairy look was so damn adorable, good job Natsume! Funky, hahaha. "It's funky!" hahahaha. Now I can study for my exam which is the day after tomorrow, I needed this so damn much..

If you gave it a 6/7- score to this anime after watching the full thing then I am sorry to say, but you've got no taste in anime.

Nooooo Non non biyori, you were supposed to be my relaxing anime, now I am worried coz it ended... One of my MOST MOST fav anime forever for sure. Say with me, WE WANT A 2ND SEASON!!! I will always remember this masterpiece..

121221432546/10
 
Dec 24, 2013 2:46 AM

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Sodium bicarbonate (or bicarbonate of soda) is a very common cooking ingredient. There was probably some in the kitchen.

And yes, season 2 please?
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Dec 24, 2013 2:53 AM

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Now I can study for my exam which is the day after tomorrow, I needed this so damn much..

Hope you get good results and not have to hide it under the futon... XD! Armageddon and lightning bolts are sure to follow lmao.


Interesting. I was just looking at the staff page and the same script writer, Yoshida Reiko, worked on Aria and Tamayura. Now I know why this is so awesome. God bless that woman.

Have a Funky Christmas everyone!~
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Dec 24, 2013 3:02 AM

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8 or 9? Damn I'll go for 8 for now, I might change it later.


Easy, 8+1 for Ren-chon!
 
Dec 24, 2013 3:08 AM

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before this show started i thought it was going to be boring and rubbish

how very wrong i was


You diserve a neko-punch.
 
Dec 24, 2013 4:21 AM
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It was a nice finish and announced an OVA, than good. It will be a second season?

* RIP Non Non Biyori*
 
Dec 24, 2013 4:52 AM

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8 or 9? Damn I'll go for 8 for now, I might change it later.
This and Kill la Kill OST, Where Are You Now? I enjoyed the soundtrack of this show more though.
just it make it a 10! :3 :D

also,season 2 please!
 
Dec 24, 2013 4:57 AM

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It was a nice finish and announced an OVA, than good. It will be a second season?


The OVA is an OVA. In other words, a disc that comes with a special edition version of one of the manga volumes (note: not all OVAs are like this, but this one will be). MAL has it listed as a single episode, and it is (obviously) not the same thing as a second season. Hopefully there will be one of those as well.

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the same script writer, Yoshida Reiko, worked on Aria and Tamayura


Interesting... Guess I'll push Tamayura even further up my list of things to watch. Aria completely failed to attract my interest though so who knows...
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Dec 24, 2013 6:10 AM

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I watched Tamayura but it wasn't as good as I thought it would be. The MC is too "moe moe" clumsy and the side characters barely saved it. The OST was really nice and the backgrounds were gorgeous, though.

Non Non sold pretty well as far as I know, so I'm confident we'll get a 2nd season.
 
Dec 24, 2013 7:06 AM

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Cute and relaxing anime !! , It shall get 7/10 Can't wait OVA :3!

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Dec 24, 2013 7:14 AM

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It strike me as odd that no second season was announced at the end of this one. Since July is far away I went and checked the most recent volumes of the manga and I realized this series has the same problem as Kin'iro Mosaic, seems there is not enough material for another 12 episodes ATM. It is also clear to me that they did not expect it to guarantee a second season (the reason is kind of spoilerish so I leave it unsaid). So my bet is that we will have to wait a year or two for a second season, which is not that bad since it will give the anime creative time to keep it fresh (and not do a rush job with filler and rehashed ideas).
 
Dec 24, 2013 7:21 AM

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Loved it. Best slice of life anime this season. 9/10.
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Dec 24, 2013 7:28 AM

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Shame to see this is over it was a nice anime to watch after all really loved it and would want to see more.
The setting was nice and the characters where pretty realistic not to mention for to watch i also liked all the details of the countryside.
And how it's different from the city.

One of the few episodes with males other then the brother and they where talking for as well.
 
Dec 24, 2013 9:35 AM

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Great series. I am going to miss Ren-chon a lot. I hope there will be a season 2.

8/10.
 
Dec 24, 2013 11:00 AM

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Lol. Hotarun trying all Komachan's food. And just she thought it was over, dessert arrives.

I'm gonna miss this anime. It's cute, adorable, relaxing, and funny. Watching every episode makes me smile and giggle. This and Kiniro Mosaic were one of the best SoL I've watch this year.

It feels like 12 episodes just passed by so quickly.

This deserves a score of 8/10.
 
Dec 24, 2013 11:51 AM

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not that bad, but a little boring
 
Dec 24, 2013 12:20 PM

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lol, Funky :D
I'm gonna miss this show... I guess i always feel a bit sad when an anime season is ending.
 
Dec 24, 2013 12:32 PM
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I can't believe it's already over...

This show made me both laugh and cry on so many occasions, and I will dearly miss it. There's a LOT of time until the OVA comes out and even then, it'll just be one episode. Here's to a second season due to the inevitable success of the show's BD/DVD sales.
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Dec 24, 2013 12:32 PM

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Very charming slice of life. Not much more to say then that. These shows depend heavily on the characters and they were enjoyable to watch each week. Relaxing art and music.
8/10

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lol, Funky :D
I'm gonna miss this show... I guess i always feel a bit sad when an anime season is ending.

Sad and excitement. Bummed the good shows are finishing but excited to replace trash shows with next seasons offerings.
 
Dec 24, 2013 1:05 PM

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Loved this show. So peaceful, cute, and had its share of laughs.

9/10 overall. Sad to see it end but at least there's an OVA in July!
 
Dec 24, 2013 1:56 PM

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Episode rewatch comments.

Starts with a nice reflection back to the first episode, with the same music played as was playing at the start, behind lots of birdsong. And Hotaru talking about how it's been a year since she moved to the village.
And the shot of the corridor, with the hole still boarded up where Suguru fell down it. No buckets now, though.

And the image turns to show Hotaru with the rabbits. More allusions to earlier episodes.

As the opening starts playing my heart is pulled with the love I've built up for this brilliant series. This is probably the last time I'll hear it until the first volume arrives. Sad thought, that. But I can't dwell on this stuff forever. There's another season round the corner, and of course I have yet to finish most of this season's stuff. But NNB rewatching takes priority over things like that.

Anyway, like the first episode, this one has quite a lot of scenery images.

Picnic by the river, under a blooming tree.

Komari's all fidgety about the bento. And her eyes tear up slightly as she apologises.
Slow zoom in on Hotaru's face, and then sudden resolution as she braces herself for what she has to do.
Komari is completely perturbed by the suggestion, though.

Does Hotaru genuinely think that's squid ink pasta, rather than charred stuff?

That sweatdrop when Hotaru picks up the entire thing. So much for only having a tiny bit.

And Hotaru makes another suggestion about what the food is. Doing that only makes the cook feel worse. It's so bad you can't even tell what it is.
Hotaru is looking at Komari, though, and not the food. Maybe she doesn't want to look at it. Or maybe she just wants to look at her senpai.

Crunch.

That's not a sound yakisoba is supposed to make.

Freeze.

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Komari's worried. Has she just poisoned Hotaru? She's not chewing. Not moving at all in fact.

Hotaru tries to dig herself out of a whole by... err... praising it.
Unfortunately it turns out that she was digging straight downwards. And possibly hitting her foot with the shovel a few times in the process.

Komari doesn't believe what she's seeing. Rightfully.

Crunch
Crunch
Cronch

Burnt food "just made it more savory". Her voice fades away with the obvious lie, but Komari brightens up. And starts force feeding her.
Hotaru gets worried.

Chocolate sauce?
And Hotaru starts repeating to herself. The meat is so bad that she can't bear to taste anything but the chocolate. I think it's that way round? She looks genuinely ill though.

More lies. More hitting yourself in the foot in your desperation to dig your hole ever deeper.

Kyun!

"Of course not! Chocolate doesn't go with rice balls!" Oh? I would think it would go with them better than with burnt meat.

Normal onigiri, but of course Hotaru gets the trap straight away. Lightning bolt flashes through her head.

"Tea... Have some Tea! Oh! That's noodle broth!" Komari is hopeless.

Hotaru is actually choking. And crying. What does Komari do? Grab more food.

And what does Hotaru do? Beg to eat more. Oh dear.

It's over, and Hotaru looks on the verge of collapsing. Or rather, she thought it was over.

Hotaru's eyes turn to actual spirals. But then Komari starts to spoon feed her and they start sparkling like crazy.

New scene.

More birdsong, music and scenery pictures. Hotaru and her parents walk along the road.

Is it just me or has Hotaru's hair grown?

Kaede on her bike thing.

Road repair is as a result of the snowmelt.

Natsumi carrying Renge. Komari sat on a rock. And Suguru relaxing against the tree.

"Hotarun, nyanpasu!"
We've heard that before. This time, Hotaru replies herself rather than just responding blankly.

Natsumi and Suguru get ahead of the other three fairly fast.

No trespassing. But it's okay, because the mountain belongs to Ren-chon. Or her family anyway.
I love that conversation.

"Sagasun!"

Komari invites Hotaru to "come over here" because of the fiddleheads. Hotaru shuffles closer, all the time staring at Komari. I think we need some scepticism about Hotaru's motives.

Renge's mugwort. Lots and lots of mugwort. And she's in search of more. She walks into a Suguru, though, still chewing his sorrel. And they stare at each other.

"Hotarun, this really is the country, isn't it?" More references back to the first episode.

Hotaru has fallen in love with the place.

"Then it's okay if there are people chewing on grass too, right?"

Freeze.

Hotaru says its fine, but she doesn't sound quite so sure this time.

Running across a field of flowers.

"It's beautiful!" So it is, Hotaru. So it is.

Natsumi's thoughts are on food, not beauty, however.

"Why did you use my real name all of a sudden? What happened between you and me in these last few moments?"

It is the first time Natsumi actually called her by her real name, though.

"They look even cuter, knowing they have the same name as me. I like these flowers now." (paraphrased because I think that both fits better and is more accurate than what CR put)

The power of shared names. But Renge doesn't want to eat renge.
However, Renge wearing a crown of renge works.

And leaves stuck behind the straps of her clothes to give her fancy fairy rings. Or funky ones. Take your pick.

That look that Renge gives Kaede. All excited.

And the cry of celebration.

Walking home at the end of the day, and Renge is still wearing her fairy outfit. And she keeps inviting the others to play fairy with her.

Were those instructions supposed to be for how to act like a fairy, Renge? Natsumi takes it to heart, though.

And an offer for Sakura viewing. Again referencing back to the first episode with their desserts. And Komari scares Hotaru with an offer of another bento.

Jump to the cherry tree, in the same way as it did back at the start, as the voices gradually fade behind the music.

And then the Sakura tree, currently devoid of leaves, on top of the hill, with the surrounding mountain vista. And even the background music draws to a close...

...to be replaced by the ending song on a closeup of the first signs of the budding blossom.

And then, finally, with birds singing in the background, a picture of the school, and then the sky, which slowly fades into whiteness.

And that's it.

The perfect ending to the perfect anime.

I know I kind of wrote a lot here, probably because I knew that the series would end for me for now as soon as I finished writing, and I didn't want that to happen. But there really was a surprisingly large amount that happened in this episode, despite how slow paced it seemed to be, with lots of pauses perfectly utilised. In fact, that's one area in which this anime has really excelled - the perfect use and timing of stillness, or silence for effect, be it that of comedy, of emotions, or simply of relaxation.

So yeah, that's it.

I wonder when I will next come upon an anime I love so much as this. I look forward to it happening again. Although I'm not sure my wallet holds the same view.
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Dec 24, 2013 5:41 PM

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i dont want it to end ... T___T please s2 spring or summer! show of the year for me. ^^ i will miss everything of this show ...
 
Dec 24, 2013 7:00 PM

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Hotaru can eat anything that Komari cook with the power of love
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Dec 24, 2013 8:33 PM

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TragicRomance said:
Now I can study for my exam which is the day after tomorrow, I needed this so damn much..

Hope you get good results and not have to hide it under the futon... XD! Armageddon and lightning bolts are sure to follow lmao.


Haha, thank you for the good luck. So far, everything is going good, just that I am missing non non biyori xD Hope we get as 2nd season as soon as possible.

Does anyone have a link on how well this anime sold so far? I am really interested in this anime's sales (which is something I rarely do). I know it sold well but how well?
 
Dec 24, 2013 8:54 PM

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I will miss my mondays with Non Non Biyori :(
 
Dec 24, 2013 9:23 PM

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TragicRomance said:

Does anyone have a link on how well this anime sold so far? I am really interested in this anime's sales (which is something I rarely do). I know it sold well but how well?

Well someone posted this in the new thread. Looks really good.
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Dec 24, 2013 10:25 PM

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Koma needs lesson from Cooking Mama.
And the season is over. Good thing the final episode is enjoyable. The previous episode bored the * out of me.
 
Dec 24, 2013 11:13 PM

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It's the first SoL I didn't drop. I've been completly charmed... and now I feel bad it ended. It was hard to decide wether or not it gets 9 or 10... went for 9 right now, "nostalgia" will probably give the last point when the OVA comes out
 
Dec 25, 2013 1:00 AM

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I wasn't ready for that ending. I wasn't ready to say goodbye to this anime. Hope they revisit for a season 2 later!
 
Dec 25, 2013 1:57 AM

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Great series. One of the anime i've been looking forward to every week.

Love the art and OSTs. Really need this kind of heartwarming series every season to complete your week.

7/10
 
Dec 25, 2013 2:15 AM

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That (unannounced) staring contest went on for ages~. I'm sort of upset that we didn't get to hear the song Renge played on the flute more often. It was really calming.

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What, Renge having a staring contest? Shame the main dude in this show never spoke ..*sigh*.

If he had of spoken, it would have ruined the running joke.
 
Dec 25, 2013 3:06 AM

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I want a second season now! Great series and im missing it already. Love the interaction between Hotaru and Komari LOL she had to suffer so much eating that bento.

9/10
 
Dec 25, 2013 5:45 AM

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5/5

I want to go live in the country! XD
Anime where I had put a lot of confidence, well rewarded for what I saw.
A slice of life that won me over from the PV, I'm sorry it's over. The characters starting with Renge were all nice and well characterized, scenarios and OST delicious! :)
I'll miss, I want a second season! T_T
Final rating 7/10 to 8/10!
 
Dec 25, 2013 1:01 PM

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The first half focused on Hotaru and Komari, I approve! The music, the background, the atmosphere, everything was perfect. Hell, even Natsumi had a nice moment. 5/5.

Well, this was depressingly heartwarming. A wonderful show, definitely the surprise of the previous season. 8/10, a fine example of how entertaining a SoL anime can be.
 
Dec 25, 2013 1:16 PM
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this anime brought so many good memories from my childhood, playing by the riverside, looking for edible plants (strawberry in my case), fedding the animals, playing with styrofoam planes.
I enjoyed every moment of it,i givet it 10/10 and hope it gets S2.
 
Dec 25, 2013 1:56 PM

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The things you do for love. Right, Hotaru?

Someone needs to put together an animated .gif of It's Funky!!
 
Dec 25, 2013 2:08 PM

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I want an OVA where they all go to Tokyo. Would love to see Renge reacting to the surroundings!
 
Dec 25, 2013 2:47 PM
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I have never seen an anime with an atmosphere like Non Non Biyori before. It was neither exciting or even particularly entertaining, yet somehow it manages with nothing but relaxation and peaceful daily life. Very cute.

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