Mar 30, 2023
I'm surprised that not many people are reviewing the manga of one of the most popular CGDCT, and apparently not many have read it. Maybe someone will say something like "'Why do it if the anime covers all the content of the manga?" and you are totally right. However, I think that if you just watched the anime and want to repeat Non Non Biyori again, why not try it in black and white this time?
There's not much to say about it: a countryside where students of different ages study in the same classroom, a candy store whose route of arrival is by walking through
a tunnel, and… a raccoon named Gu? Yes, the things you can find can really sound boring if it weren't for the fact that its main characters make it more interesting and fun than one imagines.
The beauty of Non Non Biyori is that nothing happens and you don't need to wait for it either. There is no violence, there is no action, they are self-contained stories of the 4 girls doing things very calmly, chill and with love for simplicity. If you were hoping for more than just a Slice of Life, however, you'll probably fall asleep as soon as you try it. It doesn't make an effort to create exaggerated jokes, but rather to repeat Renge's greeting "nyanpasu" or Hotaru making Koma-chan stuffed animals so many times and just for that they will let you smile every time.
The art is beautiful, you can feel over time how slightly Atto changes the drawing style of him a little bit without changing the essence. My favorite part is the characters' expressions at funny moments, especially Renge and Komari's.
If you want something you can feel comfortable with on hard days, Non Non Biyori is medicine for that problem. You can read it in the order you want, whenever you want, and you'll still get the same thing for a simple smile. Appreciate how simple it is.
Or well, there is no problem in watching the anime again. Enjoy it!
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