Nichijou is Kyo-Ani’s next show in the tradition of Lucky Star and K-ON, and I’m quite optimistic after watching this OVA about how it will turn out. We get three segments in this OVA: in the first, Mio (shown above) tries to trick her friend Yuuki into feeling positively after scoring a 1 / 100 on a test, complete with fishing imagery. I’ve been in a similar situation too many times to count, so this part hit home with me. In the second segment, Nano the wind-up girl together with her talking cat try to get a loli mad scientist to take her medicine. The third segment involves doing cartwheels and sleeping on an empty train. I would say that the humor is actually more along the lines of Azumanga Daioh’s than Lucky Star or K-ON’s.
Mio and Yuuki were enjoyable to watch together and have a good chemistry, both in the first segment and the train segment. I didn’t enjoy the segment with Nano and the little girl as much – I think it could have been a bit shorter, and the jokes just didn’t have the same punch for me.
All in all, I’m looking forward to the TV show beginning in a few weeks and am planning to watch it. I doubt I’ll blog it though – I’ve realized I just don’t have as much to say about comedies (unless they’re bad *cough* onii-chan no koto *cough*). There’s nothing more boring than someone talking about what was funny.