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My Ordinary Life 

Nichijou (original title)
A group of students lead normal lives and cope with normal predicaments, but all too often find themselves in abnormal situations.






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Series cast summary:
Shizuka Furuya Shizuka Furuya ...  Nano Shinonome 27 episodes, 2011
Hiromi Konno Hiromi Konno ...  The Professor 27 episodes, 2011
Mariko Honda Mariko Honda ...  Yuko Aioi 27 episodes, 2011
Minoru Shiraishi Minoru Shiraishi ...  Sakamoto / ... 26 episodes, 2011
Mai Aizawa Mai Aizawa ...  Mio Naganohara 26 episodes, 2011
Yûko Minaguchi ...  Kotoba Oneesan 26 episodes, 2011
Misuzu Togashi Misuzu Togashi ...  Mai Minakami 25 episodes, 2011
Hiroshi Karasuda Hiroshi Karasuda ...  Chiyoda / ... 22 episodes, 2011
Mami Kosuge Mami Kosuge ...  Sakurai-sensei / ... 19 episodes, 2011
Kaoru Mizuhara Kaoru Mizuhara ...  Nakamura-sensei / ... 16 episodes, 2011
Tetsu Inada ...  Takasaki-sensei 15 episodes, 2011
Jin Domon Jin Domon ...  Katashina / ... 15 episodes, 2011
Chika Horikawa Chika Horikawa ...  Misato Tachibana 14 episodes, 2011
Eiji Miyashita Eiji Miyashita ...  Akagi-sensei / ... 13 episodes, 2011
Yoshihisa Kawahara Yoshihisa Kawahara ...  Kojiro Sasahara 12 episodes, 2011
Banjô Ginga Banjô Ginga ...  Narrator 11 episodes, 2011


Yuko and Mio are normal schoolgirls who lead ordinary lives and cope with day-to-day matters. Their friends, however, are not that normal: Mio's crush Kojiro brings a goat and butler to school even though his parents are farmers; Kojiro is constantly attacked by his female classmate Misato, who is also in love with him; Mai is a quiet friend but an inveterate prankster; a child genius known only as the Professor, who built her own parental guardian, the schoolgirl Nano. Added to the zany mix are the talking cat Sakamoto, the nervous teacher Izumi Sakurai and the deer-wrestling Principal Shinonome. In spite of all the insanity around the girls still manage to lead their regular affairs of work and play with sanity, as it's all just a part of life itself. Written by Q. Leo Rahman

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Release Date:

12 March 2011 (Japan) See more »

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Kyoto Animation See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Did You Know?


Initially was to be released on home video in the U.S. by Bandai Entertainment however before Bandai could organize a release the company officially ceased publication of new anime. Though Funimation showed interest in acquiring it along with much of Bandai's catalog of shows, it would be another four years before seeing a full video release. See more »


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23 February 2017 | by sirakoSee all my reviews


I rarely write reviews but when I have to, I do.

This show is amazing since the beginning. Lately I've been watching a lot of anime and I've found amazing stuff, last week I stumbled upon Kobayashi-san chi no Maid Dragon and I couldn't stop watching it, so I asked around my friends who know more about anime and one told me about this piece of gold show. He showed me a couple of youtube clips and I was amazed. So I wen't straight to it and I was hooked so badly, I watched 13 episodes in a row.

I don't even know how to start talking about what I watched, at the beginning it gave me the impression that it was going to be a "Funky Forest" experience, with all the clips unrelated and all the craziness going on, but the story starts to shape from the pieces and it's done with mastery. The writing and timing of the story it's life-like and perfect so you can just dig into the show slowly until you totally love it.

The animation is amazing too, I love how they have all the references to everything that's been drawn, I laughed at a Tintin reference that is so funny and subtle at the same time that I had to pause that episode. There are some cuts that are mere poetry (and the good kind too), all the dreamy parts are amazing, and the action scenes are so full of movement it's incredible, the constant contrast between the ordinary and the extraordinary are very well done.

I just enjoyed how every character is developed, how real the girls feel like, how the animal's personalities are portrayed, and the interactions between character are very cautiously set together, that the show feels so real no matter how crazy the situations in it are developing.

It's divided in two parts and the second one becomes a little more serious than the first one, it's when everything starts making sense (in a way) and it takes a little more intelligence (I think) to understand what's going on and put the pieces together, and if the first part was amazing, the second one is just filled with miracles and it's built perfectly that when the last episode comes, it's joy coming out of the viewer's mind.

It's filled with running gags, great music and catchy songs, and so full of happiness that looks simple, but it's made with pure genius, I love how this was made. It is a must watch,

I didn't know nothing about Kyoto Animation but with this show in their history, I'm going to watch everything they've ever done. And I need the manga this show is based on, immediately

11 out of 5 stars, this is amazing and I can't believe I'm alive and watching this, I am so grateful right now with everyone involved in this, my heart pounds like a stampede... calm down my cowboy, Bill Watts!

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