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|Romanized Name:||Nichijou no Dai-nana-wa|
|English Name:||Nichijou Episode 7|
|Directed by:||Noriyuki Kitanohara|
|Written by:||Katsuhiko Muramoto|
|Original air date:||May 16, 2011|
"Nichijou Episode 7" (日常の第七話,Nichijou no Dai-nana-wa?) is the seventh episode of the Nichijou anime. The episode was written by Katsuhiko Muramoto and directed by Noriyuki Kitanohara. It aired on May 16, 2011.
The episode begins looking upward at an ominous storm-filled sky. A dirigible appears. Inside, a glass of red wine is raised in front of a portrait of a royal family, consisting of a husband, wife and young daughter. All are blond and have elfin ears. The room is then shown. The man holding the wine glass is sitting at a table alone, but three generic men wearing identical outfits (green hoodie, khakis, baseball cap) stand near. Another man knocks on the door and announces that he has brought someone with him. The man with the wine glass tells them to enter, and the man at the door enters with the king from the portrait in tow. The king is tied up, and gives the man with the wine glass a scowl when he sees him. The man announces that King Albert is here; King Albert addresses the man as Dolph and asks what the meaning of all this is. Dolph coolly replies that he thought the two could enjoy a nice meal together, and one of the uniformed men pulls out a chair for Albert. The guard at Dolph's side leans in and whispers something, and Dolph feigns surprise that there doesn't appear to be any food for King Albert. He then chuckles in a weird, high-pitched manner. Dolph then gets up, walks over to the king and reaches into the breast pocket of Albert's robe, pulling out a simple wooden cube. Dolph is pleased with himself. He then demands that they end this game of hide-and-seek as we get a closeup of the princesses' portrait. Dolph calls him King Albert, adding, "Or should I say, Albert?" He then laughs evilly.
The scene cuts to the princess running through a hallway as we hear the uniformed men, Dolph's henchmen, asking each other if they've seen the princess. She ducks behind a wall as several henchmen walk past, and then looks at the item she has been holding tight in her hands: an identical wooden cube. Back in the dining room, Dolph kisses the wooden cube that he has, and Alfred asks Dolph if he thinks his actions can possibly be forgiven. Dolph chuckles. What does he care about being forgiven? There is no one to punish him. He has the king tied up, and all the king's former servants are now Dolph's loyal henchmen. Being evil, Dolph launches into his obligatory monologue: This zeppelin trip around the world was the perfect chance for Dolph to usurp the throne. Now he's capture the king, and the princess is trapped. The king angrily asks why Dolph would betray him like this. Dolph wishes Albert wouldn't say such things; he is grateful to the former king, after all. He was an orphan and the royal family adopted him and raised him, even assigning him as Commander of the Kingdom. Why the betrayal, then? Just because Dolph was raised by the king does not mean he had no ambitions of his own. He walks up to Albert and pulls the king's face to his by yanking on his beard. Dolph tells him that this is simply God's punishment. A henchman then arrives and tells Dolph they have found the princess. As Dolph leaves, he tells Albert he is looking forward to hearing his last words. The king calls him a traitor.
The princess is trapped, held back at gunpoint by Dolph's henchmen. She asks them what they think they are doing; don't they know their place? Dolph then arrives and addresses Princess Starla. She asks him if he knows what he is doing, and he replies he knows exactly what he's doing: He will take the wooden cubes and resurrect the ancient weapon, and become the new king of the Fey Kingdom. He tells her she has no friends here and she cannot escape, so be a good girl and hand over the other wooden cube! He walks towards her, menacingly. However, he suddenly trips over himself and falls on the floor. Everyone is shocked. Dolph isn't moving; a henchman cautiously approaches Dolph and takes his pulse. Dolph is dead! Everyone is shocked. The henchmen look around, not knowing what to do. With trepidation, a henchman slowly begins to clap while cheering for the princess. Others join in, and soon they are all cheering for the princess they had betrayed mere seconds ago. The princess is understandably stunned, but soon gets very angry. She yells at them, but only says that this is going to cost them. The henchmen are greatly relieved. Princess Starla storms out, demanding they take her to her father. The last henchman to leave the room looks down and notices one of the wooden cubs on the floor in the hallway. He picks it up and looks back at Dolph to check, but that wooden cube is still there. He picks it up and, holding both cubes in his hands, begins to tremble. Does this mean he'll become king now? He needs to calm down, so he goes to the window, sets the cubes on the windowsill, and lights a cigarette. He thinks to himself that he's always been a soldier, and he expected to always be a soldier. He decides he can't do it; he has no plans for being a king and besides, he doesn't know how activate the ancient weapon anyway. The flame on his cigarette reaches his fingers and he drops it out of reflex. However, he also accidentally knocks the wooden cubes out of the blimp. He tries to reach for them, but it's too late. The wooden cubes then hurtle downwards. Suddenly, Mio Naganohara is standing there, and the wooden cubes fall into places as Mio's hair clips. Yuuko Aioi stands up and screams; she is standing up in class having just woken from a dream. The class looks at her in shock, and Yuuko nervously tells them, "Good morning."
Yuuko is in class, quickly comparing a lottery ticket with a newspaper while giddy with excitement. She tells Mio that she's just won ¥100,000 in the lottery! Mio looks at the ticket while Yuuko jumps with excitement, wondering what she should buy. Mio then tells Yuuko that her ticket is a year old. Yuuko is so shocked she loses all color.
Mio comforts Yuuko over not having won the lottery after all. Yuuko says she's fine, but she continues to cry with her head on her desk. Mio then asks Yuuko, isn't today her birthday? We see that Mio is holding a present behind her back. Yuuko looks up and Mio hands her her gift. Yuuko cheers up immediately, takes the present, and then asks if she can open it now. Mio nods and bashfully tells her it's nothing special, just something lying around the house. Yuuko tells her it's the thought that counts; then she pulls out the gift and sees it is a jar of octopus wasabi. Yuuko is confused and disappointed.
Japanese teacher Manabu Takasaki enters the faculty office and addresses English teacher Izumi Sakurai. Takasaki-sensei asks her if there's anything she can do about that Aioi girl (Yuuko); she never does her homework. He believes it would help if her homeroom teacher, Sakurai-sensei, talked to her about it. Sakuria-sensei tells him she will talk to Yuuko, but she must get to her first period class and leaves. She bumps into Tomioka, who is carrying cups of tea and begins to apologize profusely to him. Takasaki puts his hand to his forehead in frustration and thinks to himself, "I want to protect her!" He goes into an inner monologue. For a man who is twenty-six and has had no luck with women, Sakurai-sensei is like a bamboo shoot that suddenly began to grow in his yard. He has a memory of himself as a boy, looking at the bamboo in his garden. Takasaki then corrects himself: As a teacher, it is inappropriate to bring romantic feelings to the workplace. He smacks himself and tells him to keep it together. Looking down, he sees a blackbook and assumes Sakurai-sensei forgot it.
Takasaki stops Sakurai-sensei in the hall and hands her her blackbook. However, she is already holding hers. Tomioka then runs up, asking why Takasaki took his blackbook. He hands it back and apologizes. Sakurai-sensei then excuses herself and leaves. Takasaki gives a heavy sigh and goes to the window. He thinks to himself that he wants to take Sakurai-sensei mushroom hunting. He then wonders if she has a boyfriend; she doesn't wear a ring, so she can't be married... Does he have a chance with her? He begins to wonder what Sakurai-sensei's favorite music is, what her favorite animal is, her favorite sport, her favorite vegetable. Takasaki then stops himself and asks what is he thinking? A proper role model for the students shouldn't be thinking impure thoughts like this. Principal Shinonome walks by and asks if Takasaki is worreid about his students, but Takasaki doesn't notice him. Takasaki begins to pace as he continues his thoughts; surely asking her what her favorite food is is innocent. He then imagines a conversation between himself and Sakurai-sensei: He asks her her favorite food, and she says she'll eat anything. Takasaki laughs confidently and asks her how she feels about shiitake mushrooms; they're good grilled or boiled. Sakurai-sensei agrees and asks about fried mushrooms. Takasaki replies that of course you can fry them. Takasaki pumps his fist and thinks to himself that he can do this! He begins to walk while thinking to himself. He needs to act naturally, as if he were talking to eggplants. He stops Sakurai-sensei again and apologizes for stopping her again and again, but asks if she's dating anyone right now. In a visual metaphor, a stalk of bamboo is quickly sliced apart. Takasaki grabs his head and asks what on Earth is he saying? He angrily asks himself, Is he stupid? Sakurai-sensei cheerfully replies that she isn't seeing anyone right now. Sakurai-sensei's words ring in Takasaki's ears. He imagines himself in a patch of dirt as dozens of bamboo shoots pop up and thinks, "Awesome!", crying with joy. Sakurai-sensei calls him and he goes back to the real world. He apologizes for asking such a personal question, thinking to himself that that went well. The two exchange pleasant farewells and go their separate ways. Sakurai-sensei's words ring in Takasaki's ears again. He suddenly lies down in the hallway and quickly does pushups. Principal Shinonome sees this and says, "That's the spirit!"
The reaper is chasing after the destitute tengu who has stolen his scythe. The tengu thinks to himself that if he doesn't pawn the scythe and buy some food, he'll die. He nears a river and panics, but trips on a rock and hops across the river. He looks back across the river and is dismayed to see the reaper get up and fly towards him.
Yuuko has put her octopus wasabi aside on her desk. She asks Mio if she wants her to guess what she isn't thinking about at all, and guesses something pretty random (carefree office lady travel diary). Mio sheepishly replies that she was thinking about it, just a little. Yuuko is stunned.
Running Onto Trains Is Dangerous
Mio, Yuuko and Mai Minakami run to catch the train, but only Yuuko is able to get on before the doors close, much to Yuuko's dismay.
What Will You Have?
Mio and Yuuko are at a conveyor belt sushi restaraunt. The chef asks for their orders, but soon chuckles and admits that he forgot what they had just told him. Mio and Yuuko are amazed that he forgot.
Nano Shinonome is walking home, and passes Yoshino Naganohara (Mio's prank-loving sister). Yoshino notices Nano's key and grabs a hold of it. Nano freaks out. Yoshino tries to be friendly and say hello, but Nano jumps away, trying to hide her key the best she can, and asks, "Um, can I help you?" Yoshino begins to say something, but then looks up as if lost in thought and says nothing. Nano turns and walks away. Yoshino suddenly grabs Nano's key again, and she is again very upset at this, jumping and backing away. Quite bothered by a stranger touching her special place (ie, the place on her body that makes her special), she asks what this stranger wants. Yoshino laughs and says, "Well, I just thought you seemed unusual." Visibly upset, Nano glances away and claims, "There's nothing unusual about me. I'm perfectly normal," and that the key is just an accessory. Yoshino looks down; the camera then pans out and we see that she is holding part of Nano's arm. She laughs, but Nano shouts in horror. She desperately tries to get her arm back, but Yoshino, who is a good deal taller than Nano, holds Nano's arm way abover her head, asking how Nano did that. Yoshino finally puts Nano's arm in her bag and then turns to leave. Nano begs, "Why?!"
Yoshino apologizes to a very upset Nano and says she was just kidding. Nano begs for her arm back. Yoshino then holds out both of her fists and asks, "Which one?" Nano cries that it's in her bag, and Yoshino tells her she, "Correct! Second question." Nano is not pleased with this. Yoshino then poses a math problem involving the distribution of apples, then finishes by asking, "Where is your arm?" while holding up three fingers (the correct answer if she had asked the expected question: How many apples are left?). Nano cries that it is in Yoshino's bag. Yoshino is amazed she answered correctly again. Yoshino then tells her there is one question left, and if Nano gets it correctly she'll win an arm. Nano correctly points out that the arm was hers to begin with. She asks Nano to say the word bag (かばん, kaban) ten times. Nano does. Yoshino then asks, "What do you usually draw on?" Nano almost says bag, but manages to say drawing board (がばん, gaban). Yoshino tells her she is wrong: the answer they were looking for is "paper" (かみ, kami). Despondent, Nano tells her that isn't fair, but Yoshino giggles and tells her she's kidding. She gives Nano her arm back and she snaps it back into place. She then begs Yoshino to stop following her and begins walking away. Instead, Yoshino sneaks up behind her again and actually pulls out Nano's key. Nano is horrified; but after a few seconds of actually seeing her key in Yoshino's hands, she becomes incredibly happy: It came off! Nano has an imagination sequence with her running around in a field of flowers, ecstatic that her key came off. She joyfully shouts out, "It came off! (toreta appearing in letters in the sky behind her). She even flys into the air in happiness. Back in the real world, Nano is stuck in her daydream and is so enraptured she sparkles. Yoshino then puts Nano's key back with a disheartening kachunk, then runs off after something catches her attention. Nano is still standing there frozen in joy, eyes still shut. An old man rides by on a bicycle and Nano still doesn't notice.
Yoshino then runs into Mio and tells her they should go home. She tells Mio that she just ran into someone interesting, someone who's arm came off and who had a key on her back. Mio asks her what she's talking about. As Yoshino tells Mio that she met someone like that, the view goes back to Mio, still in a state of bliss, her sparkles having grown into large bursts of color. Mio tells her sister that that's weird.
Principal Shinonome is alone in the faculty office, drinking tea. As he looks out the window, the female narrator says, "I want to use some quotation marks that have a pretty rad vibe to them."
Later, Nano has come down from cloud nine and is in the park with Hakase and Sakamoto, playing baseball. Hakase has the ball and tells Nano she's about to throw; Nano is at home plate with a bat, and Sakamoto is umpiring. Hakase throws the ball with very little force; it rolls, stopping before it even crosses home plate. Sakamoto sighs and concedes that they are just kids, after all. Nano then swings her bat. Because of her robot strength, she whips up a cloud of dust, and the wind she creates actually sends the ball back to Hakase, who cheers and claims she won. Sakamoto wonders to himself what in the world they are doing. Hakase then asks Sakamoto how many points that was. Sakamoto is shocked. Next, Nano is on the mound. Hakase swings the bat before Nano even pitches. Nano then throws like a girl, but with such strength that it flies past Sakamoto's head and blasts through the chain link fence. Sakamoto shudders in fear, realising he could have died. Nano then asks Sakamoto how many points that was. Hakase then swings again, and Sakamoto is baffled at how little the two know about baseball. Hakase then offers the bat to Sakamoto, who asks how she expects him to hold it with paws like his. He then goes into a tangent about his paws. He's distracted as Hakase drops the ball in front of him, and he starts playing with it before suddenly realising Nano and Hakase are right there. He looks up in embarrassment as Nano and Hakase look down on him, their faces showing they clearly thought he was being adorable.
Sakamoto tells the girls that it isn't safe for them to be playing on their own, so he's going to keep an eye on them; he has no intention of participating. He suggests they start with some catch. Nano and Hakase call him "coach," and start pestering him. Finally, Nano is back on the mound and asks if Hakase is ready. Nano gently lobs the ball towards Hakase with a weak follow-through; but because of Nano's intense android strength, the ball still launches into the air with a sonic boom. Nano and Hakase then have to look for the ball in a field somewhere. While searching for the ball, Nano overhears Yuuko talking to her friends as they walk home. Nano turns and wistfully watches the three girls talk about school. She then turns around, and The Gentleman is in the field, holding the baseball. He hands it to Nano and the two exchange silent pleasantries. The male narrator declares, "Oh! Gentleman!", in English. Mio then sees Nano talking with The Gentleman and notices her key. She thinks to herself that maybe she's the girl her sister mentioned.
Yuuko struggles to open her octopus wasabi.
Don't Miss It!
One of the wooden cubes (voiced by Wakamoto Norio) introduces itself. Become its owner, it declares, and you shall inherit an ancient weapon. The next episode of Nichijou is Episode 8. Don't miss it.
After Takasaki sees Sakurai-sensei's blackbook, a city skyline is shown. Someone is releasing a giant balloon off the roof of a skyscraper while a blimp slowly drifts by.
After Helvetica Standard, Nano and Hakase play rock paper scissors. Nano wins and is overjoyed, but Hakase pulls out a remote. She pushes the button and Nano's hand spring launches off screen. It then quickly pulls back and Nano's hand is holding the television remote control. Nano is stunned while Hakase takes the remote and flips through channels.
Then, the two daifuku mascots who had been holding jump ropes in previous episodes have given that up and are playing catch. One throws it up quite high and the other one settles beneath with his glove out, but the ball hits him on the head, knocking him to the ground. The first runs over to him to see if he's ok.
After Yoshino steals Nano's arm, the city skyline is shown. The balloon is tied to the roof with several flags, and the blimp has made progress through the sky.
After Sakamoto is adorable, the city skyline is shown at sunset. There are more clouds, and the balloon begins to be pulled back down.
Episode 7/Image Gallery
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|Romanized Name:||Nichijou no Dai-ni-jū-ichi-wa|
|English Name:||Nichijou Episode 21|
|Directed by:||Eisaku Kawanami|
|Written by:||Katsuhiko Muramoto|
|Original air date:||August 22, 2011|
"Nichijou Episode 21" (日常の第二十一話,Nichijou no Dai-ni-jū-ichi-wa?) is the twenty-first episode of the Nichijou anime. The episode was written by Katsuhiko Muramoto and directed by Eisaku Kawanami. It aired on August 22, 2011.
As the schoolbell chimes, Yuuko Aioi stretches out her arm, in a really good mood. "It's lunchtime!" she tells Mio Naganohara. Mio says she wasn't expecting that to happen. "It's a miracle!" Yuuko says. But it wasn't lunch that was miraculous per se. "I forgot my homework, but I didn't have to stand in the hallway! Luck is on my side today!" Scolding her, Mio tells Yuuko that she really should do her homework. Yuuko chuckles. "So, Mio, why not buy me some juice to honor my miracle?" Mio notices something behind Yuuko, but it's too late. Takasaki-sensei slaps Yuuko on the head with his notebook, surprising Yuuko. And then again. And again; the scene is shown roughly fifty times from numerous angles.
"Aioi," Takasaki-sensei finally says. "I'd like to talk to you about today's assignment. Come to the faculty office." "Okay," Yuuko agrees meekly. With a look of stern sympathy, Mio thinks to herself, "Someday, I'll buy her something."
Mihoshi Tachibana is at home eating Pocky as she chills in front of the television. From inside her sister Misato's room, Mihoshi hears the distinctive laughter of a girls' sleepover. "Are her friends here again?" Mihoshi asks rhetorically. Outside the door to Misato's room, one of her missile launchers leans against the wall. On the door itself is a sign that reads: Misato in the room. Inside, Fe-chan asks Misato, "So, how's it coming along?" Misato and Weboshii pause from eating their own Pocky sticks and look at Fe-chan in confusion. "What do you mean?" asks Misato, holding two Pockies. "What do I mean? Sheesh..." Fe-chan says, seemingly in disbelief that she has to spell it out for them. "You and Sasahara are totally in love!" Fe-chan then cries out in pain as two Pocky are launched into her eyes with remarkable accuracy. Enraged, Misato yells at Fe-chan, "Why do I have to marry him?!" Weboshii laughs at them both. Fe-chan, crying from Misato's confectionery assault, tells Misato, "I didn't say that..." The Pocky fall from Fe-chan's eyes, but she finds little relief as Misato then puts her in a headlock as she continues to berate her. "Why do I have to have a daughter and then a son?!" Groveling, Fe-chan tells Misato, "Okay, okay! I'm glad that you've got your adult life planned out!" Misato is stunned, her entire body turning red from embarrassment. "Adult..." she says weakly.
With Misato's grip loosened, Fe-chan returns to her usual cheerful self. "What about you, Weboshii?" she asks. Weboshii tells Fe-chan she has nothing to tell. Fe-chan crawls over to Weboshii and begins pestering her; Misato is frozen in embarrassment in the background. Fe-chan playfully pushes Weboshii down and begins tickling her, demanding she tell them her crush. Laughing, Weboshii says, "I give, I give... Christian Chivu give..." Fe-chan continues tickling her. "I won't stop until you tell me...!" Weboshiii continues telling Fe-chan that she'll tell, but Fe-chan continues tickling her. Finally, Weboshii punches Fe-chan on the top of the head, yelling, "I said I'd tell you!" Regretful, Fe-chan apologizes, explaining she was having too much fun to stop.
Misato, now sitting next to Weboshii, leans in and asks her to tell them who she likes. Weboshii admits, "I don't know if I really like him. I'm just sort of interested. But I don't know what his name is. It's the guy with the mohawk." Misato and Fe-chan react with stern faces. "Oh..." says Misato. "That guy," Fe-chan finishes, as the two picture Tsuyoshi Nakanojou.
Weboshii is a little surprised. "Oh, you two know him?" The two lean in to talk with Weboshii. "Of course we do," Misato says. Fe-chan explains, "He's pretty famous around our school. With his hairstyle and all." Somewhat concerned, Misato asks Weboshii why she had to like him. Weboshii thinks for a moment. "I'm not sure..." she admits. Then, blushing slightly while smiling, she confidently tells them, "But he's sort of punk, you know?" Misato and Fe-chan then picture Nakanojou exactly as before, only now he has on purple eyeshadow. The two gasp and shudder at such punkness.
"I prefer kind of wild guys to good students," Weboshii explains. "He's a total bad guy," Misato agrees. "I mean, he's got a mohawk!" Off to the side, Fe-chan speaks up. "But the other day, I heard that punk using honorifics." Misato and Weboshii sit in stunned silence for a moment before falling back in uproarious laughter. "There you go again!" cries Weboshii, holding her sides. "That's ridiculous!" adds Misato, slamming the ground with her feet and fists. "He's got a mohawk!" Fe-chan is not dissuaded, and adds, "But on top of that, he was watering flowers." She remembers Nakanojou watering beautiful flowers, a gentle breeze swaying through his mohawk. "That's surprising," Weboshii says, finally believing Fe-chan, who adds, "Oh, and he planted that thing that looks like Yakult," referring to a bottle of fertilizer. Weboshii finds this impressive. "What a cute contrast!" she beams. "And his head looks like a cut pineapple," Fe-chan points out. "He's so handsome, he oozes pineapple juice," Weboshii admires. "That kindness of his is one of his strong points!" Fe-chan says, "I'd like a kind man, too..." Weboshii then questions Fe-chan if she likes anyone, but Misato interrupts. Blushing a little and not averting her gaze from her friends, Misato tells them, "Sasahara fed his goat on a rainy day." She remembers Koujirou Sasahara, kneeling in the rain, as he handfeeds his goat some grass. Sasahara's butler holds an umbrella over him.
After a moment of awkward silence, Weboshii heartily grabs Misato's shoulders and laughs. "I get it," she says. "Yeah, I get it! That kindness!" Misato, further embarrassed, looks away tsunderely. "What? I didn't say I liked it!" Weboshii smiles and nods knowingly before turning to Fe-chan. "So how about you, Fe-chan?" She thinks for a second, saying, "I'm not interested in anyone right now, but..." She then smiles. "I don't think I'd be interested in two weirdos like you." She then screams as Misato and Weboshii both try to put her in a headlock.
A referee tells two men in a judo match to begin. One man begins running at the other, but then slips on a banana peel inexplicably placed on the mat. He flies pretty far before landing hard on his back. The referee then shouts out, "Ippon!" In effect, the banana peel wins the other man the match.
Two students, a boy and a girl, are staying late in a classroom to work on posters for an upcoming event. The boy pulls out a boxcutter and begins to cut a poster, holding it steady with his other hand. He then grimaces; he's cut his finger. The girl looks over in concern. "Hold on," she tells him as she begins to look through her bag. She holds out her hand, telling him, "Here." He thanks her, but then notices that she is not handing him anything. "Let me see your hand," she says. He blushes and stammers, but soon enough builds his courage and gives her his hand to mend.
Takasaki-sensei sighs as he walks down the busy downtown shopping area. "And so," he thinks somewhat disappointingly, "I spent my precious day off sleeping, eating, and gardening, just like I always do. Well, I suppose peaceful days aren't too bad. I don't suppose anything interesting will come my way..."
Suddenly, Izumi Sakurai-sensei appears in front of him, cheerily saying, "Hello." Takasaki-sensei gulps and stops in his tracks, too stunned by his tremendous luck to know what to do. "Casual clothes," he thinks in awe. Sakurai-sensei is wearing a long blue skirt and a comfy-looking sweater. As Sakurai asks, "Takasaki-sensei, are you shopping too?", he focuses on the pigtail bunches. "Her hair's tied up!" he exclaims internally. "I've run into her on my day off. I feel like I've gotten closer to her." Sakurai is smiling her head off as usual; she tilts her head, waiting for an answer to her question. Takasaki, meanwhile, begins to cry silently. "I'm so grateful..." he thinks. Sakurai sees him crying and gets concerned. "Oh, I'm sorry! Are you in pain?" Takasaki apologizes. "S-sorry! I was just feeling grateful." Flustered, he points the bag of leeks Sakurai is carrying. "Sakurai-sensei, are you shopping, too?" he asks, rather loudly. "Yes!" she says. "The leeks were cheap, so I bought a whole bunch." Takasaki tells her that he would have brought her bamboo shoots if she'd asked. Sakurai's interest is piqued. "Did you say 'bamboo shoots'?" she asks. Takasaki explains, "I have a vegetable garden at home."
He begins to think. "It's, you know... Running into her on a weekend makes me feel this might be fate. Like we're bound by fate, or something. Is the coincidence causing these emotions? I'm honestly surprised... I've never felt this way before." He raises his hand and clasps his heart. "I want to be an onion," he thinks, grimacing and beginning to sweat. Behind them, Yuuko runs by a daifuku stand, reading a piece of paper while carrying a plastic bag.
Sakurai becomes concerned again. "Are you all right?" she asks. "You seem to be in pain... Shall we rest somewhere?" "I-I'm sorry!" Takasaki shouts. "I'm totally fine! I wasn't thinking about..." Suddenly, Sakurai's words begin ringing in Takasaki's ears. "Shall we rest somewhere?" Takasaki is stunned as he imagines the two of them having a picnic in a pleasant field of grass. Takasaki is lying down, his head in Sakurai's lap. Takasaki begins to cry again in happiness. "That would be more than enough..." he thinks. He points to his side and yells, "Come! Come along! Sakurai-sensei, there's a park over there we can go to!" Sakurai agrees, and they begin walking together.
"I never thought this would happen," Takasaki thinks. He suddenly gasps. "This isn't a date, is it?!" He suddenly pauses, and stares in terror at something to his left... It's Yuuko! She's sitting on a bench and pulls out a canned beverage. Takasaki is horrified. Before Yuuko can notice them, he stiffly sticks out his arms and turns to Sakurai, hiding her from Yuuko in case she looks up. "S-S-Sakurai-sensei! Let's try that field over there..." With pure fear in his eyes, he thinks, "What is Aioi doing here? If people find out about this..."
Yuuko then looks up and notices them. "What are you two doing?" she asks. Takasaki panics and begins to move around. "You idiot!" he yells at Yuuko. "This is, you know, that... That thing!" He clenches as Sakurai peers around him and greets her homeroom student. Yuuko gives them a peace sign and tells them, "I didn't know you two were dating." Blushing, Takasaki yells at Yuuko. "You idiot! Don't mock your teachers!" Yuuko is confused as to why Takasaki-sensei has gotten so mad. "What?" she asks. "But you seem happy together..." Takasaki calls her a little brat.
The next day at school, Takasaki walks around the corner and notices a flock of students looking at a bulletin board; Sakurai is looking, as well, and seems to be more nervous than usual. Takasaki walks up and wishes her a good morning. He then looks at the board. Someone has put up a love umbrella with Sakurai-sensei and Takasaki-sensei written underneath. Takasaki is red in the face as students begin making fun of the two teachers. "Hey, you lovebirds! It's getting hot in here!", and the like. Takasaki roars, "Idiots! Don't make fun of us!" Takasaki and Sakurai are then alone in the hallway as he tears down the poster. "Jeez! Those brats..." Takasaki says bitterly. He apologizes to Sakurai. "I seem to have caused you some trouble." Sakurai, blushing, tells Takasaki, "Oh, but... I am a little happy."
But it was all in Takasaki's head. "Good enough!" he shouts as he leans back at the knees at a 90 degree angle, his arms pumped upward in triumph. He then stands back up and grabs his head in regret. "What am I doing?" he thinks. "Am I stupid? There's no way that would happen! I have to get out of here!" Yuuko stands there in disbelief. "That came out of nowhere..." she says. Takasaki freezes and cries out, "Oh, no!" Still confused, Yuuko asks, "What are you doing, Takasaki-sensei?"
Takasaki looks around, panicked. Finally, he goes into action. Trembling and sweating, Takasaki suddenly shouts nervously at Sakurai, "What's this? Why, if it isn't Sakurai-sensei!" Sakurai smiles politely but confused. Takasaki turns to Yuuko and shouts, "And Aioi! Why, if it isn't Aioi!" Yuuko stares back, her mouth agape in bewilderment. Takasaki continues shouting. "You have to keep your eyes peeled, or you don't even notice these things. Aioi? You're Aioi, right? I'm Aioi! Just kidding." Yuuko's mouth opens even further; she has no idea what the heck is going on. Takasaki raises his hand. "Well, there you have it," he says. He turns to leave. "I've got something to do, so I'll see you later." He begins walking away, leaving Sakurai and Yukko to wonder what just happened.
Sitting on a bench alone in a park, Takasaki sulks. "I guess... I'll go buy some onions, and go home," he thinks.
Cry of Youth
At night, Nano Shinonome and Hakase are watching television. It appears to be a drama. "Sorry for calling you out here," a woman says; she sounds pretty. A man replies, "Did you sleep well last night?" "Yes," she replies, "but I had a strange dream." Hakase's head is on the table, her arms stretched out in front of her. "A strange dream?" the man asks. A space heater is shown; the display indicates the room is at 22 degrees Celsius (about 72 Fahrenheit). "Well," the woman continues, "I dreamed we kissed here."
Nano is watching the television, blushing, her hand in front of her open mouth. "I'll make that dream a reality," the man says. "What? Are you serious?" the woman asks as music begins to play. Nano gasps and, flustered, quickly asks, "P-professor, would you like some snacks?" She then sees that Hakase is asleep. On the television, the woman asks, "Do you really love me?" The man replies, "Don't be silly." Seeing Hakase asleep, Nano calms down a little. She places her hands underneath the blanket on her lap and pulls it up to her shoulders as she watches the scene on television.
In her continuing efforts to capture the robot girl Nano Shinonome, Kana Nakamura stakes out a grocery store she's learned Nano visits at this time every Saturday. Once she's finished shopping, she thinks, she'll follow Nano. When they are alone, Nakamura will use (the still untested on robots) Short Circuit-kun on Nano and then take her home with her! For scientific reasons, of course. Nakamura then declares her plan to be perfect, confident that today will be the day she captures and examines Nano! Largely obscured until now, we see that Nakamura is wearing casual, boyish clothes: green shorts, a long-sleeve tee underneath a short-sleeve hoodie, and a green bucket hat. She hides behind a metal poll and waits.
Two hours late, Nakamura is sitting on the ground, still waiting. Crying out in frustration, Nakamura asks why Nano hasn't come by yet; does it mean she doesn't always go to the supermarket? She stands up and looks through her binoculars. "I've already waited this long," she thinks determinedly. "If I leave now, I might miss her." Suddenly, Manabu Takasaki walks up, fresh from his encounter with Izumi Sakurai. "Ah, it's you, Nakamura-sensei," he greets her. Nakamura lowers her binoculars in surprise. "It's the Japanese teacher with the sideburns!" she thinks. "H-hello," she says back nervously. Takasaki tells her, "I almost didn't recognize you without your lab coat." Nakamura is only annoyed. "Why did I have to run into him now?" she asks herself. "If you don't need anything, just go," she thinks. She looks to the side. "If Shinonome arrives now..."
Takasaki continues to talk to Nakamura. "Your casual clothes are rather boyish, aren't they? It's kind of cute." Nakamura blushes furiously as she pings internally. Embarrassed, Nakamura tries to keep her cool. "No, I wouldn't say that..." Seemingly not noticing Nakamura's discomfort, Takasaki continues. "No," he says, "the contrast between those clothes and your normal lab coat is sort of innocent and cute." Nakamura's embarrassment climbs. She begins trembling. Suddenly, she begins breathing nervously and pulls her hat over her eyes. Much to Takasaki's amazement, she runs off, redfaced and holding her hat as low as she can. "I'll have to retreat for today!" she thinks. Short Circuit-kun remains standing on the ground, forgotten in Nakamura's hurry.
Untitled Guidance Counselor
Sakurai-sensei talks to Mai Minakami in the guidance counsleor's office. "Minakami," Sakurai-sensei asks, "have you thought about what you'd like to do in the future?" Mai replies, "Yes," and reaches into her bag. Sakurai-sensei watches in curiosity as Mai places a hand-carved statue of an Asura statue on the table between them. "Are you planning to work?" Sakurai-sensei asks. Mai turns her statue so that its left-facing face faces Sakurai-sensei, surprising her. "Uh, do you plan on further schooling?" Sakurai-sensei asks, flustered. Mai merely rotates the statue again, the third face aimed at Sakurai-sensei. Sakurai-sensei cowers in fear before smiling nervously and turning to Mai; her body language is still defensive. Sakurai-sensei is only able to say, "Um..." before Mai slowly turns the statue so that the central face is featured. Sweating profusely, Sakurai-sensei tells Mai, "I understand."
The Fey Kingdom's airship flies above the clouds in late evening. Inside, the henchmen are looking for something. Number 8 stands up and laments that he cannot find the wooden cube. "How does something disappear from a locked safe?" someone else wonders. Less concerned, Number 98 walks up and tells them, "We get paid if we find it, so I'm happy about that. I heard the officer just found one." Number 0 groans. "There's only one left? I'll have to look harder." Number 8 tugs the brim of his hat as he thinks, "I wonder if finding it would earn me any points with the throne."
Suddenly, Number 14 stammers, "H-hey, look there." The henchmen all turn and are speechless at what they see. Introduced with ominous piano chords, Mio Naganohara stands in the hallway, her face hidden by shadows. She's only wearing one of her trademark wooden cube hairclips; the hair on the right side of her head hangs down sans pigtail. "Give me back the wood cube," she says with a sinister calmness. The henchmen are astonished, whispering amongst themselves and unsure of what to do. Number 22 isn't worried; he saunters up to Mio. "What are you talking about, miss?" he asks her casually. "How'd you get in here? Are you a stowaway? The punishment for that is quite severe," he tells her. "You'll either be thrown in prison for at least ten years... Or you'll have tea with me. Just kidding," he laughs. He is suddenly thrown to the floor as Mio punches him. Other henchmen threaten her, but Number 22 tells them to wait. He gets up and puts his hat back on. "It's all right," he tells them. "I just let my guard down. Leave this to me." He again walks up to Mio. "You think you're a tough little girl, don't you?" he asks Mio, who shows no reaction to this. "Don't you think this game's gone too far..." Number 22 asks as a huge goiter swells up on his face where Mio had hit him. He's unable to finish his sentence as he's thrown into the wall headfirst up to his shoulders. Mio's left arm is raised with her fist clenched; it appears she may have thrown him into the wall with her mind, or at least summoned enough sheer force strength to do so.
The henchmen gasp in horror. Number 8 checks the pulse of Number 22, who has fallen back onto the floor; he's dead! The henchmen begin panicking, save for one, who calmly walks forward while stroking his Chinese philosopher chin beard wisely. "Hmmm," he says. "Quiet, everyone. There is no reason to panic." The henchmen are surprised. "Officer!" they cry out.Words appear, introducing him as Fey Kingdom Military Staff Officer AKA The Resilient Negotiator. "Leave this to me," he tells his men. Watching in shock with the others, Number 8 thinks to himself, "I'm sure the officer will do something about this." The Resilient Negotiator then expresses his thoughts. The girl appeared on the ship, alone, searching for the wooden cubes; she must be a spy. However, if they could harness her strength, it might prove to be a great weapon for their country. The Resilient Negotiator already has one wood cube with him; if that is what she wants, the right offer should buy her allegiance.
The Resilient Negotiator approaches Mio and shows her the wood cube he has in his possession. "This is the wood cube you desire," he tells her. He leans in and asks her, "Why don't we make a deal?" Mio punches him right in the chin, knocking his beard off. He falls backward, the wood cube and his beard flying. With dramatic speed, Mio flashes over to the negotiator's other side and punches him again, propelling him into the wall. She then grabs the wood cube as it falls. As the henchmen mourn the loss of the Resilient Negotiator, Mio puts the wood cube in her hair.
Trembling, Number 71 AKA the Scholar trembles as he holds open a book. "This is very bad..." he says, the fear in his voice evident. Panicked,others ask the Scholar just what is so bad. "What's so bad?!" the Scholar asks. He explains that this is a serious matter. "She already had one wood cube, and now she has the one she just put in her hair. That's the other wood cube! She has both wood cubes!" Number 8 steps forward and figures that so long as the girl doesn't know how to summon the ancient weapon, they should be ok, right? The Scholar cuts him off. Looking at the entry on the wooden cubes, the Scholar explain, "According to this magic encyclopedia, one possessing both wood cubes against the ancient weapon's power..." He snaps the book shut dramatically. In short, because Mio has both wood cubes she has the ancient weapon's power! Several henchmen ask the Scholar to explain it again; it just can't be possible! "In other words," the Scholar begins; he is interrupted by the sound of a large blast which shakes the entire airship. Mio is then shown with her arm extended and her palm open, red hot and steaming. Apparently, she's blasted a giant hole in the floor between herself and the henchmen, nothing but sky below it. "There's nothing to say!" the Scholar finishes. "It's foolish to approach her," she yells. "She'll destroy the world!" The henchmen are all terrified and begin backing up. "We're done for..." they mutter.
Suddenly, someone shouts out, "Don't panic!" with authority, surprising everyone. It is the Fey Kingomd Captain, AKA Nothing Special, who steps forward. "Nothing comes of panic!" Under the brim of his hat are the words, "One for all, all for one." The men are given some hope by the strong presence of their captain. The Captain explains the situation and what they should do. "If we attack from the front, we're done for," he says. "We cannot win. However! There's only one of her! In contrast, we are many! We need only to attack together!" He strikes a pose and announces that he'll lead the charge. "Follow me!" he cries as he begins to run at Mio. He suddenly trips, however, and falls face first into the hole. He's able to grab the side of the hole, and his feet support himself at the other side. He's trapped, looking down to certain death.
The Captain tells his men not to worry about him; he didn't teach his men to be pansies! Moved by this, the men begin charging. With a flick of her index fingers, Mio sends a blast of power that sends two men flying past Number 8, who stands there in shock. "The officer's dead, and the captain can't move," he thinks, trying to assess the situation. "There's nothing we can do!" Kneeling next to Number 8 is Number 82, who repeats the Captain's mantra. "One for all..." he begins glowing, going all super Saiyan. "And all... for one!" he shouts, jumping up, filled with power. He begins charging, going around the hole the captain is trying not to fall into. He rushes to Mio, and as he reaches her, the outside of the airship is shown, a huge explosion coming out of the side. However, the source of the explosion was Mio deflecting the henchman who had tried to be a hero, who is blasted outside to his certain death. At this moment, the Captain's arms fail him, and he also falls, screaming as he plummets.
The henchmen are distraught; four dead, and no hope. Number 8 is calm in a filled-with-rage way. "I joined this troop twelve years ago," he thinks. "I won't let twelve years' worth of memories end like this. Not with this monster." Mio continues standing there, showing no emotion. Number 8 looks over the bodies of the Resilient Negotiator and Henchman 22. "Not here... I won't..." A whirlwind of power begins circling around him. "I won't let it end here!" he roars, a blast of energy indicating he's serious. Mio actually gasps a little; the blast reaches Mio, but it bounces uselessly off an invisible force field Mio has summoned. The blast bounces back right into Number 8, sending him flying in the opposite direction. He bounces off the floor with tremendous force, ricocheting off the walls and the floor, over and over, rounding several corners.
The surviving henchmen cower in fear, knowing that they're finished. Mio begins to summon a finishing move, energy swirling and collecting in her hand. Suddenly, one of the henchmen is surprised by something behind Mio: Number 8 has bounced all the way around the airship and rolling straight toward Mio! Number 8 slams into Mio, sending her into the hole she'd blasted. Mio plummets straight down, eventually landing hard at her desk. Yuuko then screams; she's standing at her desk in class, everyone else looking at her astonished (except Mai, who's taking a nap). Embarrassed that she woke up screaming in class, she stiffly tells everyone, "I'll go wash my face."
Sakamoto walks into the living room and is surprised by a poorly-made jack-in-the-box lying there. It's merely a cardboard box, the doll inside pushing the lid open enough for one to see it inside. "So obvious!" Sakamoto thinks; this is clearly one of Hakase's pranks, albeit a shabby one. Thinking he's being kind, Sakamoto decides to play along; it's not like he has anything else to do. He puts his paw on the top of the box, expecting it to spring open; instead, he's met with a tremendous electrical shock. Sakamoto then runs off in a panic.
Even when wasting time, talent is still talent.
Nakamura sits in front of a mirror in her living room, thinking. She remembers Sakurai-sensei telling her, "Your hair's sticking up. How cute!" Nakamura blinks, and then closes her eyes thoughtfully. She remembers Takasaki-sensei telling her that her boyish clothes were cute. Nakamura blushes and groans uncomfortably. She picks up a hair tie and puts it in her hair, giving herself a lopsided pigtail. She looks at herself in the mirror before blushing and groaning in discomfort, not used to trying to be "cute". She finally has enough and begins rubbing her hair furiously, trying to undo her pigtail. "What am I doing?!" she cries.
Nano walks down the hallway in her pajamas, toweling off her hair; she's clearly just finished taking a bath. She opens the door to the bedroom and begins to tell Hakase that she's finished, and the water felt great, but notices that Hakase has fallen asleep in bed. Sakamoto is asleep, too, wrapping himself around the back of Hakase's head. A book about Santa Claus lies open next to the two of them. Nano smiles warmly and turns off the light as she goes to bed, too. The three sleep peacefully.
Don't Miss It
The lovers' umbrella (voiced by Shimamoto Sumi) introduces itself. Why don't you try drawing her again? she asks. Write your own name on the right, and... Oh, you don't have a name to write on the left? For all you lonely viewers out there... The next episode of Nichijou is Episode 22. Don't miss it.
- After the 'Like Love' scene, a fly and a insect killer spray is shown. The seemingly normal spray then shoots out a 'bullet', destroying the fly and cracking the wall at the back.
- After Part 89, a wooden doll is shown?
- After Part 91, a hand with red Kanji characters are shown, along with the description 'peace'. The hand is in a 'peace sign' except with one thumb out.
- In Part 89, it appears that Yuuko is returning from buying Mio her manga paper, thus placing it chronologically somewhere between Part 83 and Part 86.
- ↑Very popular confectionery treat consisting of thin chocolate-covered biscuit/cookie sticks. Introduced in 1966, they are made and distributed by Ezaki Glico.
- ↑Christian Chivu is a former Romanian pro soccer player. His connection to tickling and giving up secrets is as of yet unknown. I could see how "Chivu" sounds sort of like a pronunciation of the English "give up", I suppose. And Arawi seems to be a soccer fan, based on another one of his works.
- ↑ie, Speaking politely. Not many punks call their teacher "sir," for instance.
- ↑A probiotic dairy product made by fermenting a mixture of skimmed milk with a special strain of the bacterium Lactobacillus casei Shirota. Invented by Japanese scientist Minoru Shirota in 1935, the sweet milk beverage is sold in over 30 countries worldwide, and the company it spawned now owns a professional baseball team, the Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
- ↑Point awarded in certain martial arts for a decisive move or technique against the opponent.
- ↑All the dubs I see say onions, but both onions and leeks are negi in Japanese. Leeks have far more white than onions, though, and what Sakurai-sensei has a bag of looks like white sticks with green stuff.
- ↑The ocarina and the boomerang are likely references to the popular The Legend of Zelda video game series.
- ↑Probably a can of amazake (甘酒), a traditional low- or non-alcoholic sweet beverage made from fermented rice. The brand is Morinaga & Co.; see Nichijou Episode 20, Part 86.
- ↑An Ai-Ai Gasa (literally, Love-Love Umbrella) is a Japanese symbol of sweethearts expressing their fondness for each other. A Western equivalent would be couples carving their names or initials on a tree, inside of a heart.
- ↑Remember she didn't see what Takasaki was thinking. So from her view, Takasaki calls her a brat, stops talking, and then makes the "Good enough!" maneuver. Came out of nowhere indeed.
- ↑Also known as a fisherman's hat, a crusher hat, or a Gilligan hat. Typically, the hat is made from heavy-duty cotton fabric such as denim or canvas, with two metal eyelets placed on each side of the hat for ventilation.
- ↑Interestingly, this isn't the Maitreya Buddha that Mai normally brings out. This statue is of Asura (Ashura in Romaji), a 'demigod' that is typically portrayed with three faces and six arms. The one shown in Nichijou seems to be a reproduction of the famous Ashura statue of Kofukuji Temple in Nara, Japan.
- ↑The character on the Resilient Officer's hat appears to be either the Chinese character for 'ginseng' or the formal Kanji for 'three' [in official documents and the like, a different, formal set of kanji is used for numbers in order to prevent fraud; regular one (一) can become almost any other number quite easily by adding a stroke here or there. But formal one (壱) is far less malleable.] This could be wordplay, since the 'three' may represent the number designation of the Resilient Officer and also since the 'ginseng' is a root plant commonly found in China and Korea, further emphasizing the Chinese 'theme' of the Resilient Officer.
- ↑A reference to The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.
- ↑But how did she know?!
- ↑The Kanji characters appears to be the name seals of Yuuko, Mio, and Nano.
Nichijou Episode 21/Image Gallery