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"Episode 14"
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Japanese Name: 日常の第十四話
Romanized Name: Nichijou no Dai-jū-yon-wa
English Name: Nichijou Episode 14
Directed by: Ichirou Miyoshi
Written by: Jukki Hanada
Original air date: July 4, 2011
Episode List
Episode 13
Episode 15

"Nichijou Episode 14" (日常の第十四話,Nichijou no Dai-jū-yon-wa?) is the fourteenth episode of the Nichijou anime. The episode was written by Jukki Hanada and directed by Ichirou Miyoshi. It aired on July 4, 2011.


Part 56

Nano Shinonome takes a picture of herself standing next to her new uniform. Excited, she quickly runs over to the camera to see the picture it took. "It's glittering..." she muses. Sakamoto, who had been cleaning his paws outside, walks in on Nano to ask what she is doing. Nano says hello to Sakamoto, then quickly tells him not to go near her new uniform. As she picks up Sakamoto to move him away from her clothes, she tells him that he's been shedding a lot lately; his fur will get on it. The uniform, hanging on the wall, is indeed glittering. She puts Sakamoto down just outside the doors and tells him that she's going to get changed, so if he could just step out for a minute...and closes the doors. The new intro song then plays, signifying another new beginning.

After the intro, Nano is checking out her new uniform in the mirror, adjusting it to make everything look just right. She then begins posing in her new outfit. After a few different poses, she bends over, arms held tightly against her chest, and squeals in delight; her key spins at a very high speed, and the background is full of giant flowers. Nano then opens the doors, startling Sakamoto, who was lying just outside them, and excitedly shows him her new uniform. She tells him it fits perfectly; he says of course it does, it was made especially for her. Nano asks Sakamoto how she looks, and he tells her that she looks good, he supposes. Nano stomps her feet and says, "That isn't what I mean!" Nano nervously asks Sakamoto, "D-do I look like... an ordinary girl?" Sakamoto tells her that she does look just like any other girl. Nano hugs Sakamoto tightly, surprising him; her key again spins quite quickly. Nano then tells Sakamoto that she loves him, spinning him around as she hugs him. She then quickly holds him out at arms length, remembering that Sakamoto's fur will stick to her uniform. Irritated, Sakamoto asks Nano, "What's wrong with you?" Nano places Sakamoto on the ground and ebulliently exclaims, "School! It's school!" She tells him that she might even make some friends! Sakamoto watches in bewilderment as Nano then acts out what making a new friend may be like. First, Nano pretends to tie her shoes and friendlily says, "Hey, Nano. Why don't we get some ice cream after school?" Nano is suddenly standing and addresses her imaginary companion, telling her(self), "I'd love to go." Nano then gets up from "tying her shoes" and asks if Nano would like to go to karaoke after getting ice cream. As herself again, Nano gets nervous and says that she'd like to go, but she's never been. Nano's imaginary friend confidently tells her, "I'll show you! Come with us!" as Sakamoto looks on in bafflement. Nano is herself again, and very nervously accepts her "friend's" invitation, shuffling her feet. Sakamoto backs away. Nano is suddenly lying on the ground, hugging Sakamoto, kicking her feet up and down in joy, and her key spins again, telling Sakamoto, "Just like that!" Sakamoto tries in vain to escape.

Hakase then walks in, rubbing her eyes as she says good morning to Nano. Nano is surprised by Hakase, and throws Sakamoto in the air as she rushes over to greet her. She models her new uniform for the Professor, who agrees that she looks quite nice in it. Nano then hugs the Professor and tells her that her pajamas look good on her, too. Annoyed, Sakamoto asks them if they aren't just doing what they usually do. Hakase rushes over to hug Sakamoto, telling him that he looks good, too. Sakamoto does not appreciate this.

Nano is now sitting at the table, checking over the school supplies that are neatly arranged on it. Handkerchief, check; student ID, check; textbooks, check; and so on. She pumps her fist and declares that she's got everything she needs. Hakase snickers and tells Nano that she forgot something. Nano wonders what it could be as she looks over her supplies again. Hakase asks Nano, "Feeling hungry?" Nano looks at her and gasps in joy. Hakase holds out a candy bay and announces, "Have a Snickers!"[1]

Nano is then putting her shoes on, getting ready to go out the door. She tells Hakase that she's left breakfast and lunch in the kitchen for her. Also, she'll bring in the laundry after she comes home, so Hakase doesn't have to do anything. Hakase asks when school is over; Nano replies that it will be around 3:30. On her way home, she'll go shopping for dinner, so she should be back around 5:00. Hakase repeats "five", somewhat taken aback. As Nano stands up, Hakase complains that 5:00 is practically nighttime. Nano tells her that that's just how school is, and bids her adieu as she turns to leave. Hakase, however, grabs Nano's shirt, keeping Nano from leaving. Nano asks Hakase what she's doing; suddenly, Hakase has Nano's bag and cries out, "Don't go!" as she starts crying. Nano tries to tell Hakase that she'd already said she could go, but Hakase lies facedown and starts kicking her feet in a tantrum, crying for Nano not to leave her. Nano begins to panic, telling Hakase that she's going to be late for school! She asks Hakase to give her back her bag, but suddenly discovers that her left hand is missing, because Hakase's taken it, too! Hakase holds on tight to Nano's hand as she rolls up the hallway and pouts. Sakamoto tells Hakase that she shouldn't be unreasonable, but Hakase continues sulking. Nano tries to bargain with her: What if Nano makes Hakase's favorite omelette rice for dinner tonight? Hakase doesn't respond. Nano adds that she'll buy some shark sponge cake on the way home, but Hakase is still upset. Nano struggles to find something else to offer before telling Hakase she'll throw in some strawberry juice. Hakase rolls back down the hallway and stands up in front of Nano, still somewhat upset and still holding Nano's hand hostage. She quietly asks Nano if she'll also get her the Akutagawa Prize, too.[2] Nano cries out in despair that she can't possibly do that.

Nano is now running off to school. She thinks to herself that she was worried that Hakase wouldn't let her go to school, but is glad she finally gave in. Now she can take her first step to being an ordinary person. She suddenly realizes something as she catches up to other students walking toward school. Nano quickly pivots and steps backwards into a wedge in the nearby wall. She panics as she remembers that she forgot: What is she going to do about the key on her back?! What will our spunky heroine do about this unforeseen turn of events?

Things We Think Are Cool

A group of upperclassmen are cleaning up a room. One girl holds a hairband in her mouth, grabbing it to put her hair up. She rolls up her sleeve and declares, "All right, let's do this!"

Oh! Upperclassmen with motivation!

Part 56 (Continued)

Nano is standing outside room 1-Q, fretting to herself that she can't think of any solutions to her key issue, dreading facing her new class. From inside the classroom, Sakurai-sensei announces to the class that she will introduce their new transfer student, Ms. Shinonome. Hearing her name, Nano answers and enters the class; filled with trepidation, she slowly makes her way to the front of the class. Sweating as much as Sakurai-sensei, Nano takes her spot and hesitatingly peeks out of one eye. She sees the class, all of whom sit staring with mouths agape and eyes agog; it's almost as if they'd never seen a girl with a windup key sticking out of her back. Nano panics and worries to herself that everyone noticed her key. Sakurai-sensei hands Nano a piece of chalk and asks her to write her name on the board. As Nano writes her name on the board, she can feel the eyes of the entire class staring at her now fully-exposed key; it really stands out. Nano thinks that she has to fool them somehow. She turns back around and stammers as she introduces herself and tries to think up an excuse, flailing and umming before finally crying out that her key got stuck in her back on her way here! The class is dumbstruck. Nano panics again, trembling and worrying that she's freaked them out. She desperately tries to think of something else before declaring, "That was a lie!" The class does not find this reaffirming. We see the class staring at Nano as she agonizes over why she's changing her story. To make matters worse, her key starts cranking itself. Nano begins rambling about her key, saying that it's not like turning it will make her toe into a USB port like a robot or anything...[3] This does not assuage the class' bewilderment. Nano gives up, thinking to herself that it's hopeless as tears run down her face.


Yuuko Aioi hops down the street on her left foot, cheerily saying to herself that she hopes the weather is nice tomorrow! She then kicks off her right shoe.[4] It lands on top of a parked car, which suddenly drives off with Yuuko chasing after it.

Part 57

Inside the Igo Soccer Club meeting room, Kenzaburou Daiku moans and asks Yuria Sekiguchi to put down her book and play with him. He brought the game of Life. Daiku lays his head on the desk and mopes and Sekiguchi continues to read her manga. Daiku gets up and decides that they should play some Go[5], since they're the Igo Soccer club. He comments that he doesn't actually know how to play it, though. Someone then calls out, "Excuse me!" A boy has just opened the door. He has light brown hair and a familiar habit of sweating nervously. He asks if this is the Igo Soccer Club. When Daiku confirms that it is, the boy says he'd like to join. Daiku stands up, and Sekiguchi drops her book in shock. Daiku runs up to him, grabbing his hands with stars in his eyes, telling him that they're happy to have him in their club. Slapping him on the back, Daiku asks the boy for his name. He introduces himself as Makoto Sakurai, first-year student. Daiku then introduces himself as a second-year student and club president, and then introduces Sekiguchi, first-year, who nervously nods in greeting.

Daiku tells Makoto to take a seat and then enthusiastically asks Makoto what he'd like to do, proffering up the game of Life. Makoto is confused; aren't they going to practice? It's an Igo Soccer club, after all. Daiku chuckles and tells Makoto that Igo Soccer is just a fake sport he made up. They're just a recreational club. Makoto, however, tells him that he was in an Igo Soccer club in middle school, shocking Daiku. Makoto continues, telling him that he hadn't known this school had an Igo Soccer club, too, until he'd seen the banners hanging in front of the school the other day, congratulating the team for making nationals.[6] He adds that he was MVP in his old club. Daiku falls backwards in slow motion, floored by what Makoto is saying; the game of Life goes flying, and a blue peg lands sharply on the floor.


As Nano walks down the hallway, Sakurai-sensei runs to catch up to her. She nervously begins to ask Nano about the key on her back, but Nano is flustered in embarrassment. The two stammer nervously at each other for a while.

Part 57.5

Back in the Igo Soccer clubroom, Daiku is still on the floor, stunned. Sekiguchi asks Makoto what a real Igo Soccer club does. He says that it's difficult to explain and decides to just show them. He begins by kicking a soccer ball around on his knees before reaching into his shirt pocket and pulling out two Go stones, which he tosses into the air; they land on the soccer ball as they all bounce around. Makoto is now bouncing Go stones off a soccer ball with his head while Sekiguchi and a revived Daiku watch in awe. Makoto headbutts the ball especially hard and while it hangs in the air announces that after Go stones, you add a one-man German Suplex[7], bending over backwards to pull one off. Daiku and Sekiguchi drop their jaws in astonishment. Makoto then announces intensely, "That's the avalanche patter, Tertiary Star!" He then just holds his position as the others watch. Daiku grabs his head in consternation and thinks to himself, "What is this?" He'd started the club without much thought, but now things are getting interesting!


Yuuko continues running after the car that stole her shoe, gasping with effort. Suddenly she trips and tumbles onto the ground as her other shoe slips off. A white dog appears and grabs her shoe in his mouth. Just as Yuuko looks up to see this, the dog runs off in the other direction with Yuuko's shoe. Yuuko is in hot pursuit. Meanwhile near a river, a boy is running after someone, telling them to wait up and asking what they're doing. It is revealed that he is chasing his dog, who happens to be Buddy. Evidently, he's running off to give sympathy to Yuuko, who's just lost both her shoes.

Short Thoughts

The Professor is reading a book about sharks while eating a candy bar; her face and hands are covered in chocolate. Sakamoto enters and has a feared expression jolt across his face as Hakase runs at Sakamoto to hug him, hands covered completely in chocolate. She chases Sakamoto around the table as he tries to tell her to stop. The female narrator then says, When asked, "What are you doing?", she replied, "Spinning."


Yuuko walks down an alley, exhausted but with no shoes. We then see Buddy running past a wheat field. Yuuko continues shambling. Buddy continues running. Beleagured and forlagen, Yuuko drops to her knees to rest. Buddy approaches and places his paw on Yuuko's back in sympathy.

Part 58

Later, Nano sits in 1-Q, seat nearest to the door. She has a thermos and removes the lid from a tin of food, about to eat lunch. She sets the lid aside and lets out a deep sigh. A much happier pair of students enter the classroom, chatting merrily. With downcast eyes, Nano laments to herself that she can't believe how poorly she did in introducing herself to her new classmates. Everyone must think that she's weird. Mio Naganohara then walks up beside Nano's desk and friendlily tries to start a conversation with her by noticing Nano brought her own lunch today. Nano is surprised. Mio adds that Nano's lunch looks good and asks if Nano always packs a lunch. Nano nervously picks up her food and, looking away from Mio, replies that she does always pack her lunch; she's normal, after all! She then begins eating quickly. Mai Minakami then appears and places one of her wooden Maitreya statues on Nano's desk and tells her that she can look at it. Nano does, and tells Mai that she thinks it's pretty cool. Somewhat out of character, Mai smiles warmly at Nano. It's a heartwarming moment overall.

Yuuko then enters the classroom, out of breath as she lifts up a plastic bag and thanks Mio for waiting. She apologises for being so late and sheepishly explains that a car and a dog stole her shoes; chasing them down was a lot of work. Mio takes her lunch from Yuuko and says she's not sure she understands Yuuko's story, but it sounds pretty incredible. Yuuko explains that she's already eaten her lunch (twice-cooked pork, which surprises Mio). Mio then asks Nano if she'd like to join them and tell them something about herself. Nervous, Nano wonders to herself if they think she's an ordinary girl. Maybe they can be friends! Yuuko, being Yuuko, curiously asks Nano what the thing on her back is, horrifying Nano. She tries to stammer out an excuse, but Yuuko asks, "You wouldn't happen to be a robot, would you?" Nano becomes paralyzed with horror and embarrassment, her arms frozen in a "touchdown!" position. Mio chastises Yuuko and apologizes to Nano, explaining that Yuuko's an idiot. Mio, Yuuko, and Mai all return to their desks. Mai reads a manga while Yuuko changes her shoes[8]. Mio opens up the plastic bag and pulls out the little cardboard box it came in. She opens it and is surprised to find a piece of fried mackerel.

Bewildered, she picks up the box and shakes it a little; she then turns to Yuuko and queries as to what this is. Yuuko replies, "It's fried mackerel." Mio looks down at her lunch again, then back up to Yuuko and asks, "What did I ask for?" Yuuko is confused; didn't she ask for fried mackeral (yakisaba)? Mio angrily shouts back that she asked for fried noodles (yakisoba), startling Yuuko. Embarrassed, Yuuko figures she must have misheard her, and apologizes. Mio snaps back that this isn't some minor problem, vein throbbing on the back of her head. Yuuko points out that yakisaba and yakisoba are very similar to each other and could easily be confused for each other. Mio tries to interject, but decides it's not worth it and just resigns herself to her incorrect lunch, dejectedly telling Yuuko that mackerel is fine. She then asks Yuuko where the rice is. Yuuko asks what she means. Furious again, Mio repeats, "My white rice!" Feeling a bit awkward, Yuuko says that's all she brought. With returned vein throb, Mio demands to know how she's supposed to eat fried mackerel without any rice. Yuuko tries to defend herself; Mio didn't say anything about rice, she only asked for yakisaba. With a mix of anger and frustration, Mio shouts back that she'd asked for YAKISOBA! She repeats it, pounding on her desk for emphasis. Yuuko apologizes and tries to put a positive spin on it, pointing out this would be good material for her blog, but Mio screams back that she doesn't have a computer. Mio shakes with anger as Yuuko says she doesn't have to get so mad.

Yuuko stands up and says she'll buy Mio another lunch, asking for some money to do so. Mio stamps her foot several times as she furiously demands to know why she should have to pay again. Yuuko replies that she doesn't have any money. Crestfallen, Mio takes her coin purse out of her bag and empties it into hand; only one coin plops out. Mio is barely able to mutter, "It's just..." Yuuko asks what it is. Mio then shouts at Yuuko, "It's just a peso!" Looking at it dejectedly, Mio continues that all she has is the Argentinian peso she kept as a souvenir. Mio then angrily clasps her hand shut and shouts, "Argentinian!" Looking at Yuuko with tears in her eyes, she furiously adds, "Peso!" Yuuko repeats it in alarm and flabbergastation. Mio finally snaps and begins to fly off the handle, letting Yuuko have it. YUUKO was the one who bought the wrong thing, SHE should pay for it! Yuuko futilely tries to defends herself by pointing out that she already bought her own lunch, so doesn't have any money, but Mio just interrupts and shouts, "What about my lunch?!" Yuuko tries to think of something to say, before meekly suggesting Mio could have mackerel, maybe? Mio cries out to the heavens, "Saba!"; Nano, frozen all this time, hears her and snaps out of her paralysis and looks around.

Mio continues laying into Yuuko, telling her that she's been getting on her nerves for a while now. Yuuko is always copying her homework. "Why don't you do it yourself for once, you idiot?!", she shouts. A switch turns on in Yuuko's mind[9] as she loses all trace of emotion, telling Mio that her stupidity has nothing to do with Mio's lunch. Mio snaps back that it's got everything to do with her lunch: Yuuko misheard her because she's stupid! Behind her, a warrior fires an arrow in symbolism. Yuuko is struck by Mio's comment as the arrow hits a target dead on. Mio then folds her arms and pouts in anger. Yuuko fires back that everyone makes mistakes like this; Mio must be really petty to be going on and on about it like this. Mio yells at Yuuko that she didn't have breakfast, either, so this is a life and death situation! Not that an idiot like Yuuko would understand! Yuuko yells back that she's not stupid. We zoom out to see the class as a whole, with everyone watching the fight between Mio and Yuuko; except for Mai, who continues reading right next to them. Mio points out that Yuuko just called herself stupid, adding that she's never letting Yuuko copy her homework again! Yuuko yells back, "Fine, who cares? If you forget your homework, I won't let you copy mine!" "Who would want to copy your terrible homework?", Mio fires back. We see Nano watching them, very concerned; followed by a view of Mai, still reading.

Mio continues yelling at Yuuko, telling her she can't believe Yuuko brought the wrong lunch and hasn't even apologized. She points at Yuuko and demands her to get on the ground and kneel. Yuuko angrily bends down and places her hands on the floor, but only bending at the waist, and sarcastically apologizes to Mio, "I'm so sorry for displeasing you!" She stands back up and angrily asks if that was good enough for her. Mio yells back that Yuuko didn't even kneel! Full of fiery rage, Yuuko gets in Mio's face and tells her she's right, she didn't kneel, she just bent forward! Mio demands to know why Yuuko won't kneel. Yuuko then stamps her foot and cries out, "Because I'm pissed!" in front of an explosion worthy of Michael Bay. Looking down on Mio, Yuuko asks her if she's not sure that she's really the stupid one; what was that weird drawing she drew the other day? Mio's ears turn red and she burns with embarrassment, thinking about all the risque pics she's drawn. She calls Yuuko stupid and tries to think of something to say while avoiding looking at Yuuko in shame, but Yuuko continues, asking what Mio was thinking when she drew it; she's really peeved now! With intense, color-changing rage, Mio blasts back, "Are you stupid?!" She then asks it several more times. Yuuko snaps back that Mio is stupid for drawing that picture! Mio leans her head back, grabs it with both hands, and lets out a terrific scream of frustration. Yuuko grabs the box containing the offending mackerel and mockingly offers it to Mio, telling her, "Come on, eat up! Here's the yakisaba you asked for!" Mio blasts back that she asksed for yakisoba! She again demands that Yuuko kneel and apologize. Yuuko shouts that she already bought the mackerel, what is she supposed to do? Mio responds that, as a human being, Yuuko should apologize, calling her a piece of trash to boot. Two switches are flipped in Yuuko's head as she furiously tells Mio that she'll show her the true meaning of kneeling! Yuuko gets down on her knees and tucks her head completely underneath her body, roaring that this is the true meaning of kneeling! Mio demands to know where the apology is. Watching from the front, Nano is very concerned. Mio continues, shouting at Yuuko that she should apologize when she kneels. She keeps demanding that Yuuko say it, apologize for buying the wrong lunch! Mai finally shows acknowledgement of the argument, getting up from her seat while holding a paper cup of water. Mio demands Yuuko apologize for being stupid as Yuuko's rage builds. Mai places the cup on Yuuko's back, near her tailbone. Mio continues laying into Yuuko, and Nano is incredibly worried.

Finally, Mio calls Yuuko "stupid" one too many times; Yuuko quickly straightens her legs, which sends the cup on her back flying. It hits Mio in the face, knocking her backwards, and then continues and hits Tsuyoshi Nakanojou in the back of the head, sending him flying forward and startling Nano, who's standing right next to him. Yuuko continues her flip forward with one leg extended, prime to hit Mio, who sees the leg coming and deftly moves to catch it with her hands. However, both miss, surprising them as Yuuko's foot slams onto the floor and Mio's hands clasp on nothing but air. Yuuko stands up and, with tears in the corners of her eyes, shouts at Mio to stop calling her an idiot. Mio thinks she knows her after just six months?! Mio shouts back, "You think you understand my art?!" Yuuko yells back, "I do! If you're so good at drawing, why don't you become a comic artist?!" This angry compliment disarms Mio, who is then embarrassed and looks around the room as she stammers back that Yuuko's an idiot. Yuuko snaps back, "Takes one to know one, you idiot!" Mio, still not able to look Yuuko in the face, points out that Yuuko just called herself an idiot. "No, I didn't," she protests. "You did!" Mio yells back. No longer yelling, Mio adds that she doesn't dislike that about Yuuko. This time, Yuuko is disarmed and embarrassed. "What are you talking about?" she says, adding, "You're smart!" Mio tells Yuuko to shut up, calling her a comedic genius. Yuuko asks what she's talking about, calling Mio a fantastic artist. Mio tells Yuuko to shut up, adding that she's a fast runner. Yuuko calls Mio smart again, and Mio calls Yuuko positive. Yuuko calls Mio smart a third time, who replies that Yuuko is smart in her own way. The two glare at each other and tremble as they each pull back a fist, winding themselves up for a punch. Nano watches with intense concern, a student helps Nakanojou up off the floor, and Mai takes a break from reading her manga to see what will happen. Mio and Yuuko finally let their fists fly; but instead of punching each other, their hands meet in a hardy clasping of hands. The two smile at each other, argument resolved and friendship restored. Mai gives a small smile, seemingly relieved to see her friends make up. Nano watches in awe and cries out, "Amazing!", as Mio and Yuuko hug. The rest of the class goes back to their regularly scheduled programming.


Takasaki-sensei stands in the hallway, noticing a poster for the Igo Soccer club. He smiles and closes his eyes, remembering himself as a student, bitterly crying over a lost Igo Soccer game while the other team cheers in the background. His team captain tells him that they still have next year. Takasaki promises that he'll work hard for his captain; a year later, he's holding the trophy as their team wins nationals. Takasaki opens his eyes and begins to walk away, thinking to himself that that was so long ago... Coincidentally, Igo Soccer club member Yuria Sekiguchi walks past him in the other direction while reading manga.


Back at the Shinonome House that evening, Hakase asks Nano if she had fun today at school. Nano is preparing a meal while Hakase stands on a stool at the sink next to her; Sakamoto watches from the floor. Nano tells Hakase that a lot happened today. But it was... Hakase eagerly asks, "How was it?" Nano turns to Hakase and filled with awe and excitement, tells Hakase, "Friends are amazing!" Hakase finds this to be amazing as well. Sakamoto sighs and says to himself, "I don't understand." He suddenly shows fear; he sees that Nano has her fist raised and drawn behind, looking like she's about to hit the Professor! Hakase wonders what this is and tries to imitate it. Nano excitedly throws her hand out with palm open, mimicking what she'd seen Mio and Yuuko do earlier. Hakase grasps Nano's hands with both of her own hands, and Nano then grasps Hakase's hands, bending in. "Hakase!" she cries; "What," Hakase replies. Nano tells the Professor, "Please remove the key on my back!", but the Professor just says no. Nano pulls her hands back and begins fretting, asking, "Why not? It interferes with my school life... Today, people suspected me of being a robot! I can't make friends with this..." Hakase tells her that sure she can! The key is cute! The two then argue over the cuteness of Nano's key as the camera zooms out, showing the Shinonome house, then the city, which looks rather pretty in the evening. Sakamoto asks if they could just eat already.

The credits then play, with a new, panoramic ending.

Don't Miss It

The soccer ball from the Igo Soccer club (voiced by Chiba Shigeru) introduces itself. "Kicked, kicked, kicked, and kicked!" it laments. "Kicked and kicked until I collapse! Kicked until the day I die, and then I'll sleep." The next episode of Nichijou is Episode 15. Don't miss it!


  1. ↑Introduced in 1930, Snickers is produced by Mars, Incorporated, and contains nougat topped with peanuts, caramel, and chocolate.
  2. ↑Awarded twice yearly since 1935, the Akutagawa Prize is awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Literature for the best serious literary story published in a newspaper or magazine by a new or rising author. Winners receive a cash reward of ¥1,00,000 and a pocket watch. It is one of Japan's most highly sought after literary awards. The award is named after Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927), often called the Father of the Japanese Short Story.
  3. ↑See Episode 1, Part 4.
  4. ↑Girls in Japan do this to predict the weather; if the shoe lands right side up, the weather will be good, and if the shoe lands upside down, it will rain. (But what if it lands on its side?)
  5. ↑A board game originating in ancient China, called Igo in Japanese. Played on a grid on a board (usually 19x19 squares) with black pieces and white pieces called stones. Players take turns placing pieces on the board; if a piece is completely surrounded by pieces of another color, it is removed from the board. Large groups of stones can be removed in one turn if completely surrounded. Wiki link: Go
  6. ↑See Episode 11, Money.
  7. ↑Move used in wrestling. One grabs their opponent and bends back to slam their opponent onto their back.
  8. ↑Apparently, school uniforms in Japan have shoes for wearing outside, and shoes for wearing inside. And the area in a home where you leave your shoes is a genkan. Remember that.
  9. ↑What is this switch, anyway? It looks like the brand name is Hesselink.

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"Episode 19"
Mio reacts to being headbutted by Yuuko.
Japanese Name: 日常の第十九話
Romanized Name: Nichijou no Dai-jū-kyū-wa
English Name: Nichijou Episode 19
Directed by: Hiroko Utsumi
Written by: Joe Itou
Original air date: August 8, 2011
Episode List
Episode 18
Episode 20

"Nichijou Episode 19" (日常の第十九話,Nichijou no Dai-jū-kyū-wa?) is the nineteenth episode of the Nichijou anime. The episode was written by Joe Itou and directed by Hiroko Utsumi. It aired on August 8, 2011.


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Helvetica Standard is introduced like the beginning of an action movie, complete with metallic block text. A green hand reaches out from someone who is traveling just above the ground at tremendous speed, producing sparks when it grazes the ground. The person is then shown, with green skin, white hair, and a casual shirt. He also has a pair of glasses on his head. He keeps repeating megane (glasses). A man is then shown running away from him. The green man turns purple and continues chasing him, getting angrier as he continues to demand for his glasses. The running man has a gun, and turns around to shoot at the creature chasing him. He continues firing as he runs backwards, but to no effect. The man looking for his glasses then jumps to pounce on the man with the gun, who screams in terror. The glasses the man had on the top of his head (presumably the ones he's looking for) fly off and hit the screen, breaking it.

Part 78

Misato Tachibana, Weboshii and Fe-chan are standing under an awning near a crosswalk, protecting themselves from the rain. A car drives by. Fe-chan then announces, "I'd like to do something that has never been witnessed before, and shall never be witnessed again!" She runs across the street, turning with a hop to face her friends. She then simply says, "Domestic violence" in a rather upbeat manner. She then runs back, covering her head from the rain as she yells. When she gets back to her spot, she asks her friends, "How was it?" Misato and Weboshii both think to themselves, "What am I supposed to say to that?" A shirtless man then runs by, wearing a daifuku mask. Ignoring this, Weboshii tells Fe-chan, "It was just like you." Misato agrees, "It really was." Now a little peeved, Fe-chan tells them, "Then next, I'll do something completely unlike me." She runs out, yelling again as she covers her head with her hands. Before she can reach the other side, she trips, falling face first in a puddle. She slowly gets up and cries, "I tripped!" Her uniform is now all wet and dirty in the front. In unison, Misato and Weboshii think, "That was just like her..." Eyes still closed in despair, Fe-chan begins to walk back. A car then drives by, splashing a big puddle on her. "Just like her," her friends think.

Newbie, Part 1

Standing next to the daifuku stand is a man wearing grey sweatpants but no shirt. He is also wearing a leopard mask. Standing perfectly still, he calls out to pedestrians advertising the daifuku. Nakanojou's father walks up to him, holding the daifuku mask, and asks him to please wear this, instead. The man is then wearing the daifuku, but continues to stand perfectly still in an odd pose while calling out for customers. Nakanojou's father then asks if he could please stop talking.

Newbie, Part 2

The man wearing the daifuku mask is now standing perfectly still and completely silent. Customers walk by without noticing. Nakanojou's father then asks the man if he could wear some clothes. The man looks down. He then crosses his arms and turns away from Nakanojou's father. "Are you sulking?!" Nakanojou's father asks incredulously.

Newbie, Part 3

The man in the daifuku mask is still sulking. He then turns around and makes a waving gesture in front of where his face would be. "You're not sulking?" asks Nakanojou's father. "So, what is it?" The man in the daifuku mask puts his hand to where his chin would be as he thinks for a moment, and then launches into a series of gestures as he tries to explain without talking. This would normally be difficult to understand anyway, but since his face is completely covered, Nakanojou's father can't even get clues from the man's facial expressions. The man finishes. Nakanojou's father tells him that he can talk now.

Like Love

Students wish other students get accepted to Tokisada High School.[1]

Part 79

Outside after school, Mio Naganohara is wearing her gym clothes. She raises her hand and, with a look of determination, calls out, "Here I go!" Yuuko Aioi raises her arms to signify that she's watching; also wearing gym clothes, Yuuko is standing next to a high jump. Mio preps herself, taking several deep breaths before she begins running. Nearing the high jump, she begins running faster and turns to run perpendicular to the high jump. She stops on one foot as she begins to jump, crouching down in order to propel herself over the bar. She then launches herself... under the bar. Her body is completely stiff; she looks like she'd be standing at attention if she weren't parallel to the ground and falling onto the mat. Yuuko stares at Mio with her mouth and eyes wide open in disbelief.

Mio lands on the mat and looks up at the bar, which hasn't moved. She shouts, "Yes!" as she makes a triumphant pose, thinking she's cleared the bar. Yuuko, still amazed, cries back that Mio didn't jump. Mio is confused. "Huh? But the bar..." she says as she points to it. Yuuko tells Mio that Mai didn't jump over the bar. Yuuko begins yelling at Mio. We only see their hands, but we can tell their emotions from them. Yuuko wiggles her fingers and asks, "How many times do I have to teach you? The sun's going to set!" Mio retracts her closed hands in shame. "Sorry," she says. "I'll try harder next time." Yuuko then adjusts the bar on the high jump. "This time, I'll lower the bar," she explains. She then tells Mio to take her time; just be sure to do it the way she taught.

Again looking determined, Mio thinks to herself, "I have to be able to jump before the next test... or everyone's going to laugh at me!" She takes a deep breath and takes off. When she reaches the high jump, she does the exact same thing. This time, her head hits the bar, sending it flying. Yuuko is again in disbelief. Mio rolls onto the mat, getting up as fast as she can, and yells back at Yuuko, "How was that?" Yuuko grits her teeth and clenches her fists in frustration. "You stupid cow!" she yells at Mio. "Why won't you jump the way I taught you? Are you messing around?" Mio rubs her head in embarrassment and tells Yuuko, "In my head, it was a perfect Fosbury Flop.[2]" Yuuko grabs her forehead in frustration. "A perfect Fosbury Flop?" she asks. "Your form's closer to... a torpedo!" she yells at her, stunning Mio. "A human torpedo," Mio says in wonder. "I didn't say that!" Yuuko yells. She grabs her forehead again and she imagines Mio blasting through water like a launched torpedo. "I guess I did say that..."

Mio smiles nervously and asks Yuuko, "You're just kidding, right?" Yuuko is amazed Mio doesn't see it. She then takes a deep sigh as Mio apologizes. Yuuko then smiles and tells Mio, "Well, I'll stay until you're satisfied." Mio is stunned. As Yuuko adjusts the bar again, she explains, "You always let me copy your homework. It's my turn to help you!" She turns to Mio again and smiles. "Let's keep going until you can do it. Just take it easy." Mio is moved by Yuuko's generosity. Yuuko shouts at Mio, "First, try to jump as if you're just stepping over it! Mio, you can do this! It's no problem!"

Mio wipes away her tears with her forearm as inspirational music begins to play softly. "It's not like I've suddenly become nonathletic," she thinks. She has a flashback to a soccer game with her gym class. A girl kicks the ball down the field, keeping to from two other girls who are chasing her. Suddenly, Mio swoops in and grabs the ball, running towards the goal with it tucked under her arm. Yuuko chases her, telling her, "Hey, Mio! We're playing soccer!" Mio continues thinking, "I'm as fit as the average person. But when rules get involved, I lose control." She then flashes back to a karate class. Everyone is sitting on their knees. The instructor tells everyone to perform a backwards fall, which mostly involves them slowly rolling backwards and sticking their feet up. Mio looks far more intense than the other students, and instead of doing a proper backwards fall, actually uses her feet to propel herself upwards and backwards, landing hard on her face. "Mio, the other way!" Yuuko tells her in shock. "You're doing it in reverse!" Mio resumes thinking. "But if I do nothing, nothing will change. I'll just stay as I am!" She begins running toward the high jump as another flashback starts. A girl in her gym class grabs a metal bar and slowly rolls performs a back hip circle, rolling her body under the bar and then back around in a complete circle. She then notices Mio to her right. As the entire class watches in shock, Mio is straddling the bar and spinning at a high speed, completely stiff. "Mio, not the propeller!" Yuuko tells her. "It's a back hip circle!"

Now running in slow motion, Mio continues to think. "I don't care if it's pointless... I don't care if I don't get results." She recalls trying the high jump over and over, failing again and again. "There's only one thing I can do..." She remembers Yuuko teaching Mio how to jump backwards, step by step, but even from a standing position, Mio can't just simply jump and fall backward. "For Yukko..." she thinks. Mio remembers telling Yuuko that she's going to go take a break. She then sits with her knees to her chest near a wall, hanging her head in grief as she takes a deep sigh. "For myself, too!" she thinks in the present as she grits her teeth. "I won't give up! If I have to give up..." Back in the flashback, Mio continues sitting in sorrow. Suddenly, someone walks up behind her. Mio is then running at full speed and with every bit of effort she can muster. "I'll make sure I've done everything I could first!" she finishes her thought. She begins to jump and cries out dramatically. In her flashback, the person is revealed to be the assistant kendo instructor. He gives Mio a piece of advice: "Hard work will always open doors."

Mio lands her foot as she begins to jump. She holds her position for a moment before jumping. Instead of going over the bar, however, she jumps straight forward, headfirst into Yuuko. Yuuko reacts in pain and surprise. Both Mio and Yuuko land on the grass. Mio gets up and rubs her head. She notices where she is and tilts her head in confusion. Yuuko then sits up, a look of pure rage on her face. Yelling, she jumps headfirst into Mio's back. Mio cries out in pain. As the inspirational music continues playing, Yuuko slowly falls to the ground as Mio continues to fly forward. She rises into the air, back facing the ground and her legs bent. Somehow, she is performing a Fosbury Flop over the high jump bar. She slowly falls to the mat, but doesn't get up. Yuuko is unable to get up from the ground herself. A male narrator then explains, "This came to be known as the 'Torpedo Jump.'"

This Is a White Tiger

Wearing casual clothing, Mio, Yuuko, and Mai are visiting the zoo. They're inside a building that has a large window looking out on the white tiger exhibit. Disappointed, Yuuko says, "All they do is sleep..." Indeed, there are four adult white tigers, but they are all napping. "That one's pointing its butt at us," she adds. Mio agrees. "They're really far away, too. It's hard to see." Yuuko gets a little annoyed, and says, "We came all this way to see them, and it's boring!" Mio turns to Yuuko and says, "We should be glad we got to see them." Yuuko sighs, and with a defeated look on her face, says, "I guess..." The three then notice something. For some reason, the tigers are all waking up and looking at them! The tigers then get up and begin walking towards the window. The girls are quite surprised by this; Mio and Yuuko gasp in awe. As the tigers gather at the window right in front of them, Mio and Yuuko jump and cry giddily. The tigers stare at them intently, causing Mio and Yuuko to take pause. They then turn to where the tigers are staring and see that Mai is holding up her dog, Pyon, who is panting excitedly. Perhaps thinking the little white dog is a cub, one tiger stands up and begins pawing at the window.

Part 80

Sakamoto and Hakase are on the porch, enjoying a lovely day, doing the two things they do most: Sakamoto is

napping, and Hakase is eating snack, happily swinging her feet back and forth. Out in the yard, some laundry is hanging out to dry. Suddenly, it begins to get darker, and soon a tremendous downpour has begun. Surprised, Hakase tells Sakamoto, "It's raining! We should bring in the laundry." She stands up, but then turns to go inside. "Hey, where are you going?" asks Sakamoto. Hakase begins going through a bureau of clothes, searching for something. Sakamoto begins to get annoyed as Hakase finally finds her hooded raincoat and struggles to get it on. She finally manages to get it on and walks to the edge of the porch She drops her matching rubber boots on the ground and carefully falls into them. Sakamoto silently shows his impatience. Hakase, not noticing this, runs out to the laundry, crying out, "Yay!" the entire way, clearly having a lot of fun. She stops in front of the laundry and is surprised: the clothes are entirely soaked through! "Looks like it's too late," Hakase says monotonously. Aggravated, Sakamoto yells at her, "Just get inside!"

Nano Shinonome is then shown running home in the rain, covering her head with her bag as she tries to get home as quickly as possible. She gets home and announces that she's returned. "It's raining hard, isn't it?" she asks Hakase and Sakamoto as she walks towards them and uses a towel to dry off her head. "Did you bring in the laundry?" she adds. She then notices Hakase staring back at her in shock, the laundry not only wet but knocked to the ground. Emphasizing the awkward silence, a crack of thunder is heard as the rain continues falling.

Hakase tries to explain that Sakamoto told her to bring in the laundry; really, he did! Unamused, Nano finishes picking up the wet laundry and stands up, asking Hakase, "So, you dropped the laundry because Sakamoto-san told you to bring it in?" Pleading, Hakase chases after her, telling her, "That's not it! Sakamoto told me to bring it in... and drop it." Sakamoto is outraged. "I did not!" Sakamoto then begins chastising Hakase on the porch while Nano dries the laundry. "That scared me!" he tells her. "What were you talking about, kid?" Hakase shouts back, "You told me to do it!" "I never told you to drop it," Sakamoto snaps back. Hakase yells back, "Did too!" "Did not!" Sakamoto yells right back at her. The two continue arguing like this for awhile until Hakase finally tells Sakamoto, "Give me a break!" Sakamoto is stunned.

Hakase is then holding Sakamoto as she follows Nano. "Let's sacrifice Sakamoto," Hakase suggests. "Then everything will be ok, right?" Sakamoto is displeased with this "solution." Nano puts on a hooded sweatshirt and dries off her hair as she tells Hakase, "Forget it. We can just wash the laundry again." Hakase lights up. "Oh! Right. That's right!" Nano then adds, "But we can never get this day back," upsetting Hakase again. Nano begins walking further into the house while Hakase follows, carrying Sakamoto. Nano tells them sternly, "Neither of you gets dinner tonight." Sakamoto is indignant; how did he get dragged into this? Hakase pleads with Nano, telling her that Sakamoto did it, and she said she'd sacrifice him. So it's ok, right? "Fine," Nano says. "Then I'll take Sakamoto-san." She grabs Sakamoto and continues walking. "And you won't get any dinner," she tells Hakase, who is shocked. She is then in a tizzy, pleading with Nano. "No! Then I'll sacrifice myself! I dropped it! I'm the one who got it wet... What?"

Later, Nano announces the meal she's made. "Ta-dah! Today's dinner in omelette rice!" Hakase pokes her head out from under the table, delighted. "The eggs were on sale," Nano adds. Hakase then cocks her head in confusion, asking, "Huh? Do I get to eat today?" Nano is taken aback; she completely forgot she punished Hakase with no dinner! She looks down at the omelette rice, and then up at the ceiling. "Um, well..." She then decides, "Well, let's just eat today!" Hakase cheers. Nano then tells Hakase, "No dinner tomorrow," causing Hakase to fall backward and cry out, "Lame."

Part 81

Yuuko cheerfully greets Mio and Mai outside a temple's torii[3] with her usual selamat pagi. She's carrying a large clay bust that sort-of looks like her. Smiling, she asks her friends, "Didn't that self-portrait sculpture assignment suck?" Mio is surprised; she didn't realize the assignment was due today. Yuuko then chuckles. "What's this? Mio-sensei, did you forget your homework?" Mio, grimacing, tells Yuuko she thought it was due tomorrow. As Yuuko continues to snicker, Mio turns to Mai, asking if she did her assignment. Mai looks up from the book she's reading, simply saying, "Shimatta."[4] Mio and Yuuko look at her in amazement. Yuuko then begins laughin. "Mai didn't do hers, either? What's next, a shower?" Mio hangs her head back in frustration. "It won't just be a shower," she says, sighing and hanging her head forward. "It'll be a natural disaster!" Suddenly and out of nowhere, it begins to rain, hard. With looks of resignation on her face, Yuuko begins thinking, "It really did..." With the same look, Mio finishes Yuuko's thought, "...start raining." Mai looks down at her book, water pouring off it like a gutter.

Mio, Yuuko, and Mai are then sitting on the steps of the shrine, waiting out the rain. Mai's book is lying open face-down on the saisen-bako[5] to dry out. They all have the same look on their face, and are sitting in the same position. After a few moments of watching the rain, Yuuko stands up. She pulls out a coin and steps up to the saisen-bako, tossing the coin. However, it bounces off of Mai's book and falls in between the floorboards below. Yuuko just stares, her arm still outstretched from tossing the coin. She then pulls on a thick rope and swirls it around, ringing the Suzu[6] attached to it. She lets go and claps her hands twice before bowing her head in reverence.

The spirits do not appear to favor Yuuko, however. Suddenly, the very large Suzu bell falls, striking Yuuko on the head hard enough to cause the floorboards underneath her to break. Yuuko falls through the floor up to her chest; the bell follows, striking Yuuko on the head a second time, bouncing off and hitting Mio in the head. The force causes the step Mio is sitting on to break as well, sending Yuuko's clay bust to fly forward and onto the ground; Mio's sudden drop causes the bell to fall yet again, bouncing off Mio's head straight for Mai. Mai is able to lean back smoothly, avoiding the bell, which strikes the column next to her. The vibrations cause a fusuma[7] to fall on her, her head ripping a hole in the paper. The three remain in their positions, faces unchanged.

A few moments later, footsteps approach Yuuko's clay bust on the path to the shrine. The temple's priest has returned, and is astonished at what's happened. "What have you done to my temple?" he asks incredulously. The girls make no indication that they've heard anything. Shaking with rage, the priest accuses them of being thieves and begins to run at them, but steps on Yuuko's clay bust. Wet from the rain, the clay smooshes under his weight and causes him to fall on his back. The torii then falls, landing mere inches from the priest's head. "Th-that was close!" he cries out. As the camera pans around the temple, the priests mutters in despair, "It's a curse... It's an evil spirit!" He then musters his strength and cries out, "Begone! Leave this temple!" Suddenly, the very roof of the temple flies off, along with the saisen-bako, dumping coins and bills all over the wet ground. A bill slaps onto the back of Yuuko's head. The male narrator then begins to speak. "'Let us go,' is what they thought, as the autumn rain fell."

Part 82

Kenzaburou Daiku and Yuria Sekiguchi are standing outside the school, both with clear expressions of astonishment on their faces. In front of them are Takasaki-sensei, standing upright with his right arm held stiffly at a 45-degree angle; and Makoto Sakurai, doing a handstand while his feet hold a soccer ball. As Kenzaburou stares in shock, he remembers what led to this. "Please, President," Makoto says, having just entered the club room. "I'm about to have a match against Takasaki-sensei. Can you be our referee?" "Referee?", asks Kenzaburou. "You mean for Igo Soccer?" Makoto confirms, adding, "If I win, he has to become our advisor." He pumps his fist and confidently shouts, "I know I can do it!" Kenzaburour asks what he has to do. Makoto tells him that the Igo Soccer rulebook he lent him has everything he needs to know. Back in the present, Kenzaburou thinks, "I know it's my fault for not reading the guide, but I have no idea what these two are doing... This is Igo Soccer?"

Suddenly, Ogi appears behind Kenzaburou and begins to speak. "You wouldn't understand even if you'd read the rulebook," Ogi tells Kenzaburou, surprising him. Kenzaburou turns to see Ogi, who is carrying two bowls, one filled with white Go stones, the other with black stones, via a board carried by a string around his neck. In his shirt pocket is a large comb. Ogi steps forward, and continues in a serious tone. "Neither is observing the rules. Their high-level play has no regard for theory."

"If that outstretched hand is the leg of a Go board," he says, referencing Takasaki-sensei's pose, "that stance is the stones," he finishes, referencing Makoto's stance. "It may appear normal at first glance, but that ball between his feet is an anomaly. It's just speculation, but I believe these two... are trying to achieve brilliance!" Kenzaburou gasps and grabs his head in amazement. "I have no idea what he's talking about," he thinks incredulously.

Ogi then gasps as he notices something. "There they go!" he shouts. Takasaki-sensei slowly lowers his outstretched arm, then begins to raise his other arm in tandem. He then suddenly goes into an odd crouching position. "Oh, no!" Ogi cries out, plunging his fingers into both bowls at once. Holding up a stone in each hand, Ogi makes a pose and exclaims, "Birabudo!"[8] Kenzaburou and Sekiguchi are speechless as they look at Ogi, Makoto, and Takasaki-sensei, frozen in place. Kenzaburou tries to ask Ogi what that means, but Ogi silences him. In an intense, melodramatic tone, Ogi comments on the two Igo Soccer players. "Can't you see how the air flows between them? One of them... might even die!" A bead of sweat rolls down Ogi's face as he watches intently. Kenzaburou is in shock. "What's going on?" he thinks, understandably. Ogi continues. "I haven't seen such high-level play in a long time. No wonder the wind screams..."

Suddenly, Takasaki-sensei moves again. He rises to a bending position, keeping his feet spread apart, his left arm bent downward, his right arm held straight out from his side. "No!" Ogi cries. "That stance! Could it be?" He falls back in terror. "Would he really use that move in an unofficial match?" He grabs his heart. "Is he out of his mind? I cannot allow this to happen..." He raises his hand, index and middle fingers clenched together. "Father, I must do it!" He opens his fingers and drives them into the bowl of black Go stones. Adding dramatic effect, the motion is shown a few times from various angles. His hand in the bowl, a bolt of energy builds from it. "All in the name of justice...," he says, posing ominously as Go stones fall upward. "I must become a shining star!" The Go stones become stars in the night sky as Ogi cries out, "Ogi Forbidden Technique..." His eyes shine, and he suddenly rockets upward, propelled by purple smoke. He blasts through the smoke and appears with the stars behind him, crying out, "Ogi Star!" Kenzaburou and Sekiguchi stare in disbelief.

Ogi then dashes off, sending his board and the two bowls of Go stones flying. He crouches and then jumps onto the wall, using it to propel himself as he gracefully glides under Makoto's arms and Takaski-sensei's legs. After clearing them, he begins to turn, in midair, so that he is face up. His comb flies out of his pocket. Ogi slides along the pavement until his head meets a wall and he stops, still clenching a stone in each hand. "This is a final rabudo!"[9] he shouts. Kenzaburou and Sekiguchi drop their mouths comically in reaction to what they've just witnessed.

Makoto and Takasaki-sensei fall to the ground, exhausted. Panting, Takasaki-sensei tells Makoto, "Not bad..." Makoto returns the compliment. The two stand up and shake hands over an excellent match. Kenzaburou, still amazed, thinks to himself, "When I founded this club, I didn't give it much thought. Man... this is unbelievable!" He grabs his head in astonishment. The camera then slowly pans up into the beautiful afternoon sky.

Short Thoughts

A blonde woman in a skirt suit leaves an office room and bows to the people inside before closing the door. She then takes a deep sigh and begins to walk off, somewhat upset. She then notices a vending machine offering cups of coffees, teas, and similar beverages. As she's about to put a coin in, she notices a sign taped to the machine: Free for Employees.

The female narrator reads, "I break when no one sees me."[10]

Don't Miss It

Clay (voiced by Mitsuya Yuji), in the form of Yuuko's sculpture as the priest steps on it, declares that no matter how many times you step on it, you won't kill it. It's clay; show some respect! Today, he'll change into various forms again, to battle the children! The next episode of Nichijou is Episode 20. Now, go challenge those children!


After Fe-chan falls in the rain, there is a view of a city sidewalk. The picture is distorted in a fisheye lens style, however.

After Nano decides to delay Hakase punishment until tomorrow night, the city sidewalk is shown again. Someone working at the store on the other side of the street walks out the door, carrying something.

After the shrine incident, Makoto Sakurai walks up, carrying something. He brings his face up close to the screen. He then pulls back and places a coin in the side, pressing a button. The familiar clank of a can of soda being dispensed can be heard; it appears this episode's transitions were a soda machine's point of view. Makoto takes his beverage and walks away.


  1. ↑I think there's a note in Azumanga Daioh explaining this place, I better look that up.[1]
  2. ↑High jump method popularized by American athlete Dick Fosbury when he used it to win a gold medal in the 1968 Summer Olympics. Now the most popular move in the sport by far, it involves running toward the mat at a curve in order for the runner to lean into their jump, producing more thrust, and resulting in the characteristic backwards over the bar appearance.
  3. ↑Traditional Japanese gate usually found outside Shinto shrines. They can also be found outside of Japanese Buddhist temples, however. The torii symbolically represents the gateway from the outside world into the sacred.
  4. ↑A light Japanese expletive; akin to whatever English expletives can be used in programs rated G, but not in programs rated Y.
  5. ↑Box with a grated lid placed near the front of temples to collect monetary offerings.
  6. ↑Large bell, not unlike a jingle bell, at the front of shrines. Ringing it summons good spirits while repelling bad.
  7. ↑A vertical rectangular sliding panel, often painted or decorated, used in Japan as a door or movable wall.
  8. ↑???
  9. ↑???
  10. ↑Could someone explain? If she used brake, I could see it meaning like, she stops at stop signs when no one's around; if she put that coin in after reading the "free for employees" sign, then it would definitely make sense- she always does the "right" thing, even if not doing so would not be the "wrong" thing. But it's break; and she doesn't.

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