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Nichijou
"Episode 2"
Yuuko and Mio reacting to Mai during the stairs game.
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Japanese Name: 日常の第二話
Romanized Name: Nichijou no Dai-ni-wa
English Name: Nichijou Episode 2
Directed by: Taichi Ishidate
Written by: Jukki Hanada
Original air date: April 11, 2011
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"Nichijou Episode 2" (日常の第二話,Nichijou no Dai-ni-wa?) is the second episode of the Nichijou anime. The episode was written by Jukki Hanada and directed by Taichi Ishidate. It aired on April 11, 2011.

Episode summary

While running late for school, Mio Naganohara ends up being chased by a girl wearing a bear mask, which turns out to be her older sister Yoshino playing a prank on her. Meanwhile, Nano Shinonome is shocked to find that Hakase has modified her body to produce desserts. Later, Mio lends Yuuko Aioi her notebook only to remember that she drew an erotic sketch of Koujirou Sasahara in there, and attempts to get it back. Meanwhile, Misato Tachibana tries to get Koujirou to cooperate with her on the festival committee seriously.

Parts

Glico

Mio, Yuuko, and Mai Minakami play the stair-climbing game, where players have a round of rock-paper-scissors, and the winner climbs a stair per mora[1] of any word. Mio wins first, and goes up the stairs. Yuuko wins the next round, but cheats by stretching her word into a phrase[2]. Mio gets upset but Yuuko thinks it should count. They ask Mai, who responds "Fifty-fifty," amusing neither Yuuko nor Mio. The next winner is Mai, who chants the lengthy Incantation of Resurrection, which gets her all the way to the top in a single turn. As a mystic wind blows, Mai turns and tells an incredulous Mio and Yuuko, "Spell of Resurrection." [Intro]

Part 5

Mio stares at her alarm clock in shock: It's stopped and now she's late for school. Panicked, Mio runs down the stairs and cries to her mom that she was supposed to wake Mio up at seven. However, when she gets downstairs, Mio finds a note from her mother saying that she went to play Sepak Takraw with her friends.

Brief transition with houses near a canal.

Still putting her shoes on, Mio hurries out the door and starts running to school. Mio gathers herself at a crossing, but she suddenly realizes she saw something very weird as she hurried out the door moments ago. As her memory rewinds like an old VHS tape, it pauses just outside her door and Mio is surprised by what we saw earlier: Another student, just standing outside her house, wearing a the head of a bear costume. Getting a bad feeling, Mio turns around and sees that weird thing is now chasing after her. Mio begins running away from it. The masked sprinter eventually passes Mio and suddenly halts in front of her, causing Mio to stop.

Brief transition, a couple in black walks near canal.

In a tense and dramatic standoff, the weird thing slowly walks up to Mio and reaches into its backpack. The unknown student asks if Mio dropped the wooden fish she pulls out of her backpack, and Mio is completely dumbstruck. The bear-headed sprinter puts the wooden fish back and asks if Mio dropped the golden fish she then pulls out.[3] Mio, fearing for her life, presents the weird thing with 2,000 yen. As the weird thing picks up the money, it makes a pun about sometimes being a bear.[4] It then reveals it's true identity by pulling off the bear head... only to be wearing a luchador mask. The masked individual begins laughing uproariously at Mio's reaction, then pulls off the mask to show that (ta-dah!) it's really Yoshino, Mio's older sister. Mio then punches Yoshino for messing with her. A boxing promoter and an associate walk by and marvel at the magnificent corkscrew punch Mio is displaying. Yoshino tells Mio that her prank wasn't easy, and that sneaking into Mio's room in the dark to take the batteries of her clock was especially difficult, but Mio just punches her again. Yoshino tells Mio not to be angry, and that she will make things better by treating Mio to some ramen... using the money Mio just gave her. Mio punches Yoshino a third time.[5]

Spell

Mai enters the Spell of Restoration into her video game, but a message pops up telling her she got it wrong.

Part 6

Hakase is at home, happily drawing sharks. As she looks outside, she notices that the cloud drifting by looks like a shark. At that moment, Nano announces that she's come home from grocery shopping. Nano takes a moment to look at the shark cloud before remembering that she bought the milk Hakase had asked for. She turns and sees that Hakase has fallen asleep.

Brief transition with canal.

Back in the main living room, an excited Hakase asks if Nano bought 4.5% milk. Nano gets the milk out and asks why

Hakase requested such rich milk. Hakase pulls out a remote and pushes the button. With a loud, mechanical whirring, Nano's left arm suddenly rises and straightens, and then with a pop her forearm detaches and a roll cake is dispensed. Hakase cheerfully declares that she has a roll cake and proceeds to eat it with delight while Nano just sits there, completely stunned. Nano regains her composure and gets angry at Hakase, demanding to know why she put a roll cake in her arm, but Hakase is too busy enjoying her cake and milk to answer. Nano eventually calms down and, after seeing how much Hakase is enjoying her roll cake, Nano asks if she could have some, too. Instead of sharing her own cake, Hakase tells Nano she can have a sweet bun, pulling out a remote and hitting the button. A panel on Nano's forehead retracts, and a platform with a sweet bun on it slowly and unsteadily juts out of Nano's head. Nano is mortified, and even more so when it suddenly retracts again. Nano asks Hakase why she would add this kind of modification and if Hakase had even thought what would happen if her sweet bun came out in public. Nano then imagines herself in a music store, happily putting on headphones to listen to music. A boy then bumps into her, and her forehead bun pops out. At the same time, the CD slot on the thing that lets customers prelisten to music pops out as well, emphasizing the mechanical nature of Nano's new feature. Nano is mortified, and the other customers are shocked. Back in the real world, Hakase offers to give Nano a music playback function, missing Nano's point. Hakase goes back to eating and drinking, and Nano is upset that Hakase isn't paying any attention to her.

Brief transition with canal. Some sort of truck is just sitting there.

Hakase finishes her roll cake and lies down. Nano, still somewhat upset, takes a bite of her sweet bun and perks up when she notices how good it is. Hakase then notices how much Nano is enjoying her sweet bun and milk, also remembering she's already eaten her own treat. Hakase makes a move for Nano's sweet bun, but Nano scolds her and tells her she's already eaten a roll cake, and then Nano finishes her sweet bun. Hakase gets quite upset, and then tells Nano, "Fine! I still have a log cake!" Nano panics, wondering where in her body this new baked good will come from, but Hakase just gets up and walks to the fridge, pulling out her log cake. Nano begs Hakase to just put all her snacks in the fridge to begin with, but Hakase stubbornly refuses.

Rock-paper-scissors with Nano's arm producing a roll cake.

Yuuko's jump rope.

Part 7

Yuuko comes up to Mio in class and asks to borrow her math notebook. Mio is a little annoyed. Yuuko promises that it's just this once, and she'll never ask to copy Mio's homework again. Mio reminds Yuuko that she said the same thing last time. Yuuko tells her, "A warrior never goes back on her word!" but Mio points out since she said the same thing last time, she's already gone against her word. Yuuko is embarrassed but Mio lets her borrow her notebook anyway. Yuuko then goes to talk to a fellow classmate.

Mio's memory suddenly starts to jut in. Mio wonders if she forgot something and begins to recall last night. She finished her homework and then... she happened to doodle... a steamy picture of Sasahara and forgot to erase it! Mio bolts out of her seat in panic. Mio rushes over to Yuuko and tries to take her notebook back, telling Yuuko she also forgot to do her homework. However, when Mio grabs her notebook, Yuuko won't let go. Yuuko tells Mio to cut it out, and that she really will do her own homework next time. Mio worries that if Yuuko sees her sketch, she'll think Mio's a weirdo. Not only that, if it's Yuuko who sees it, she'll tell everybody, and the news will spread at the speed of sound!

Mio grabs her other notebook and slams it on Yuuko's desk, telling her that she accidentally gave Yuuko her Japanese

textbook and that this is her math textbook. Unfortunately, Yuuko can see that the notebook she has has "math" written on it. Then for some reason, Mio yells at Yuuko telling her that her stomach hurts. Yuuko doesn't really know how to respond to that. Mio then offers to buy her own notebook for ¥1000. Yuuko slowly gets up, goes to the door, and then runs away with Mio's incriminating notebook. Mio chases after her, telling Yuuko the notebook is going to explode! Yuuko just speeds up.

Mio continues chase, but loses hope; Yuuko is just too fast to catch on foot. Against a black backdrop with dramatic organ music playing, Mio thinks that her life is over. The background then cycles through moments of Mio's life: Mio as a baby, with her sister Yoshino wearing her Mexican wrestling mask trying to scare her; Mio standing in front of her primary school, next to Yoshino in full kendo armor. As the background shows a piece of toast sticking out of a tissue box (likely one of Yoshino's pranks), Mio thinks that life wasn't perfect, but she still had a good life. She sobs and thinks that this is the end, her life is over. Her banquet of men is gone. She begins to fall towards the floor.

Before hitting the ground, Mio braces herself. She can't let that happen! She powers up because her life is on fire! She begins to run in slow motion with a fiery motivation, going faster until she's a blur. She and Yuuko are running so fast the hallways are white. They turn a corner and Mio runs on the wall before getting back on the floor. She makes one last grasp for her notebook, but misses and gets a devastated look on her face. In a last, desperate attempt, Mio yells at Yuuko not to run in the hallway. Yuuko is confused, but keeps running; Mio suddenly trips and starts rolling, coming to a stop as she slams face down, but she's passed Yuuko. Yuuko stops and asks Mio if she's okay. Mio suddenly gets up, snatches her notebook away from Yuuko, and runs away. Yuuko stands there watching, dumbfounded.

Brief transition with canal. Two tanukis (?) cross the path.

Back in class, Mio and the other students pass their notebooks up to the front. Yuuko, defeated, stands in the hallway for forgetting her homework. Mio gives a big sigh of relief; she dodged a huge bullet and can get back to her ordinary life. Suddenly, she panics and stands up. She remembers that she still didn't erase the drawing, and she just turned her notebook in to the teacher! The math teacher asks Mio what's wrong, and she yells out that she forgot her homework.

Cleaning

Nano asks Hakase to help her clean up. Instead, she gets up, tells Nano that's it's too early for her to clean and that she's going outside to play, and then leaves.

Student Adviser

Sakurai-sensei catches up the Haruna Annaka in the hallway, who wears a gigantic red ribbon in her hair. Sakurai-sensei tries to tell Annaka that her ribbon is too big, but Annaka says "Pyon![6] Just kidding!", joking that she wears it to look like a rabbit. Sakurai-sensei just stands there nervously.

Cake

Mai is walking down the street when she sees Nano and Hakase sitting on a bench eating little cakes. Mai goes to the local convenience store, but they are sold out. Next to where the individual cakes would be, Mai sees a giant "family-size" bag full of little cakes. Whether Mai gets cake is left unresolved.

Part 8

Misato stands on a table with her pistol aimed at Koujirou Sasahara, who for some reason is wearing a bear head just like Mio's sister wore earlier. She sighs, puts her gun down and sits in her chair, asking Sasahara that he knows he's on the festival planning committee, right? Misato asks him if he could please take this more seriously, and Sasahara takes off the bear head. Sasahara then grabs a cup of tea and tells Misato that he is taking this seriously, while stirring his tea with a spoon (pinky raised, of course). He mentions that he is President of the Drama Club, but Misato gets angry and stands up. She tells him that his drama club has nothing to do with this, but Sasahara isn't paying attention, instead noting that they've changed tea brands. Misato bottles up her anger and then gives up, sitting back down and laying her head on the desk. She's got a kendo competition coming up and shouldn't have volunteered for the festival committee in the first place. Misato looks up again and sees that Sasahara is now reading Helvetica Standard. Sasahara suddenly raises his right hand, with his pinky raised, up to his mouth and then giggles. Misato shoots him in the face and asks him why he's reading comics; they can't go home until they submit an idea for an activity. Sasahara apologizes, stating that it is a new volume of Helvetica Standard. Misato asks if Sasahara has any ideas. Sasahara, taking out his handkerchief to tend to his forehead wound, aks if his wine-tasting idea wasn't any good. Misato tells him it wasn't a good idea at all. (It is a school festival, after all.)

Brief transition with canal. An elderly couple walks up the path. [A young couple walked toward us earlier, and now an elderly couple walks away from us. Hmm.]

A bored Misato begins to ask Sasahara a question, but she notices that he's playing a video game and blasts him with a bazooka. (In the original, the credits and ending theme start here while the scene with Misato and Sasahara continues.) Sasahara continues to do other activities while Misato blasts him with different weapons. In a cloud of smoke, Sasahara gets up to go to the restroom. On his way there, Sasahara thinks to himself that Misato seems to be in a bit of a foul mood today. In the restroom, his butler changes Sasahara's clothes and washes his face for him. Sasahara wonders if he can lower himself to think on a commoner's level so he can come up with a good idea for the festival. Sasahara's butler impressively changes Sasahara's pants while Sasahara is walking. When Sasahara returns to the classroom, Misato is standing there wearing the bear head Sasahara was wearing earlier. Misato takes it off, and with a face red with embarrassment, tells Sasahara that he doesn't mean anything to her, got it? Sasahara doesn't know what to say.

Short Thoughts

Tsuyoshi Nakanojou's mohawk is shown. The female narrator reads out, "The naivete of Asia".

Don't Miss It!

Nano's sweet bun (voiced by Masako Ikeda), sticking out of her forehead, laments that it is unpopular in Kansai.[7] Many people don't know whether to pronounce it as "amashoku" or as "kanshoku". The next episode of Nichijou is Episode 3. Don't miss it!

Cast

Notes

  1. ↑A unit of syllable weight used in phonology, by which stress, foot structure, or timing of utterance is determined in some languages. Japanese words have traditionally been analysed as composed of moras; a distinct concept from that of syllables. Each mora occupies one rhythmic unit, i.e. it is perceived to have the same time value. For example, Ōsaka has three syllables, but four morae: o-o-sa-ka. The first sound is a long "o", which is counted as two "o" morae and not one "long o" mora.
  2. ↑Yuuko says "Glico's Free Prize." Glico refers to Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd., a Japanese confectionery company perhaps best known for making Pocky (long and thin biscuit sticks covered in chocolate). Glico is also known for putting prizes in their products sometimes. Thus, Glico's Free Prize.
  3. ↑The wooden fish/golden fish is reference to a Japanese fairy tale. The wooden fish in this episode is actually a traditional Japanese percussion instrument. [I assume it's similar to the Aesop's Fable about the man who loses a wooden axe, rejects a silver and a golden axe, and then gets all three for his honesty.]
  4. ↑[Some say it's Malay for "having money," others Japanese for "being a devil." If the author knows Malay, he very well could have done a double pun. Has anybody checked the original in the manga?]
  5. ↑Mio specifically mentions that it is her Noguchi. Hideyo Noguchi (1876-1928) was a Japanese microbiologist best known for discovering the agent of syphilis in 1911. He has been on the ¥1000 note since 2004.
  6. Pyon in Japanese can refer to the sound a rabbit makes.
  7. ↑Also known as the Kinki region, the Kansai region is in the southern-central part of Japan, on the island of Honshu near the island of Shikoku. The Keihanshin metropolitan region, second in population only to Greater Tokyo, is in the Kansai region, and includes Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe. The Pokemon region of Johto is loosely based on the Kansai region.

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Episode 2/Image Gallery

Nichijou is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Kyoto Animation based on the comedy manga by Keiichi Arawi. The series is directed by Tatsuya Ishihara and aired in Japan from April 3, 2011 to September 26, 2011. It is also simulcasted by Crunchyroll under the name My Ordinary Life.[1][2] Prior to the airing of the anime series, an original video animation episode, titled "Nichijou Episode 0", shipped with the sixth manga volume on March 12, 2011.[3] For the first 13 episodes in the first broadcast, the opening theme song is "Hyadain no Kakakata Kataomoi - C" (ヒャダインのカカカタ☆カタオモイ-C, lit. "Hyadain's U-u-u-u☆unrequited Love - C") by Hyadain, while the ending theme song is "Zzz" by Sayaka Sasaki. For episodes 14 onwards, the opening theme is "Hyadain no Jōjō Yūjō" (ヒャダインのじょーじょーゆーじょー,Hyadain's Amazing Friendship) by Hyadain and its ending song varies every episode.

Episode list[edit]

No.TitleOriginal airdate
OVA"Nichijou Episode 0"
"Nichijou no Zero-wa"(日常の0話) 
March 12, 2011

Mio Naganohara tries to comfort her friend Yūko Aioi when she gets a 1% score on a test. Meanwhile, robotic girl Nano Shinonome tries to give the young Professor, who has a cold, some medicine, which she refuses to eat, and tries to get advice from their talking cat, Sakamoto. Finally the Professor eats the medicine after Nano mixes it with pudding. Later, Yūko, Mio and their friend Mai Minakami go on a train ride, which is completely empty at this time of the day.

Chronologically, this OVA most likely takes place some time after the 4th episode, as Sakamoto is already a part of the family. 
01"Nichijou Episode 1"
"Nichijou no Dai-ichi-wa"(日常の第一話) 
April 3, 2011[4]
While chasing after a cat that stole her breakfast, Nano runs into a student and blows up and finds herself up on a roof with a missing arm. Yūko goes through desperate means to keep her octopus sausage from being sullied, while Kōjirō Sasahara makes a scene at the school's opening ceremony over bringing his goat to school, only to be shot and reprimanded by Misato Tachibana, and Yūko tricks Mio into pressing the fire alarm. Later, Nano begs her creator, the Professor, to remove the noticeable windup key on her back, but she refuses because she thinks it is cute. 
02"Nichijou Episode 2"
"Nichijou no Dai-ni-wa"(日常の第二話) 
April 11, 2011[5]
After running late from school, Mio ends up being chased by a girl wearing a bear mask, which turns out to be her older sister playing a prank on her. Meanwhile, Nano is shocked to find the Professor has modified her body to produce desserts. Later, Mio lends Yūko her notebook, only to remember that she ended up drawing an erotic sketch of Kōjirō in there, and attempts to get it back. Meanwhile, Misato tries to get Kōjirō to cooperate with her on the festival committee seriously. 
03"Nichijou Episode 3"
"Nichijou no Dai-san-wa"(日常の第三話) 
April 18, 2011[5]
Yūko gets the feeling that Mai is mad at her and tries to apologize in various ways, only to find out she was wearing headphones. Meanwhile, Nano and the Professor find a black cat and name it Sakamoto. The Professor makes a special scarf which allows Sakamoto to speak, although he ends up speaking in a rather condescending tone towards the two. Yūko has an arm wrestling match with Mai, only to lose repeatedly to the latter. 
04"Nichijou Episode 4"
"Nichijou no Dai-yon-wa"(日常の第四話) 
April 25, 2011[5]
Guidance counselor Izumi Sakurai has trouble enforcing the rules to the school's students. Meanwhile, Nano and the Professor go grocery shopping where they are surprised to find a snowman on sale. Later, Sakamoto's desire to be the authority figure is wavered by his cat-like tendencies. Mai tells Yūko that she has feelings for her, which leaves Yūko flabbergasted, only to learn it is one of Mai's many pranks on her. 
05"Nichijou Episode 5"
"Nichijou no Dai-go-wa"(日常の第五話) 
May 2, 2011[5]
Tsuyoshi Nakanojō visits a medium in order to debunk the supernatural but fails. Yūko and Mai play Rock-paper-scissors, except Mai doesn't follow the rules of the game exactly. The Professor tries to fix Nano's Daruma doll, only to make it worse. Yūko decides to draw for Ms. Izumi's next quiz paper, which catches Mio's attention, as she is stunned that Ms. Izumi likes Yūko's amateur drawing. Despite her drawings being better than Yūko's, Ms. Izumi doesn't find Mio's drawings cool. In her anger and absentmindedness, Mio accidentally draws a half-naked picture of Kōjirō, which unfortunately for her, Ms. Izumi does put in the quiz paper. 
06"Nichijou Episode 6"
"Nichijou no Dai-roku-wa"(日常の第六話) 
May 9, 2011[5]
Mio and Yūko play a game of picture shiritori, with Mio becoming increasingly shocked by Yūko's bad spelling. While standing out in the hallway, Yūko becomes speechless as she bears witness to a life or death battle between the principal and a deer. Meanwhile, Nano catches a cockroach under a bowl, but becomes scared as to what to do next. As Yūko, Mio and Mai go camping, Yūko and Mio accidentally ruin their food, leading to some heated arguments between the two. 
07"Nichijou Episode 7"
"Nichijou no Dai-nana-wa"(日常の第七話) 
May 16, 2011[6]
An evil man named Dolf kidnaps the King Albert and pursues his daughter, seeking two wooden cubes that will allow him to take over the kingdom. However, he randomly dies after tripping over, allowing the princess to regain control of his minions. One of the minions finds both the cubes, but accidentally knocks them out the blimp window, where it's revealed to be Yūko's dream concerning how Mio got her hairbands. Back in reality, Manabu Takasaki becomes conflicted between his feelings for Sakurai and his duty as a teacher. Meanwhile, Yoshino encounters Nano and has fun teasing her. Later, the Professor, Nano and Sakamoto play baseball but have no idea how to play it. 
08"Nichijou Episode 8"
"Nichijou no Dai-hachi-wa"(日常の第八話) 
May 23, 2011[6]
On the morning of a very warm day, Nano's hand shoots off like a rocket while she is stretching outside, and she begins to chase it. Yūko tells various jokes to make Mio and Mai laugh, but she is devastated by the fact that none of them succeed. Misato tries very hard to hide her feelings for Kōjirō; however, her embarrassment gives her away, and she eventually gets hit in the head with Nano's flying hand. Then, Yūko, Mio, and Mai become stuck in an elevator, bored and with no hope, when Mio and Yūko suddenly go into a laughing fit. The Professor gets in trouble for eating a snack before bedtime, and Nano becomes upset when she hears she has no need to brush her own teeth because she will never get cavities. 
09"Nichijou Episode 9"
"Nichijou no Dai-kyū-wa"(日常の第九話) 
May 30, 2011[6]
Mio is angry with her older sister Yoshino for ruining her cakes in order to play jokes on her. Yūko, Mio and Mai eat at a soba restaurant, but Yūko gets impatient when Mio's and Mai's dishes arrive while her order of vegetable tendon has not. Yūko is unable to sleep due to mosquitoes in her room. Nano punishes the Professor for eating snacks before dinner. Mio is tricked by Yoshino to take a part-time job as a daifuku mascot at a daifuku stand much to her embarrassment and annoyance. 
10"Nichijou Episode 10"
"Nichijou no Dai-jū-wa"(日常の第十話) 
June 6, 2011[6]
Yūko arrives late for class but is unable to enter due to the various traps set up by Mai. When she finally does enter, no one is there. Annaka goes to the park to eat Nagashi sōmen but the food is being served by a mad woman. After Nano praises how mature her ponytail looks, the Professor decides to act like an adult much to Nano's worry and Sakamoto's annoyance. Yūko doesn't want to do her homework and goes deep into thought about her future. 
11"Nichijou Episode 11"
"Nichijou no Dai-jū-ichi-wa"(日常の第十一話) 
June 13, 2011[7]
After finally recovering at home from a three-day cold, Yūko panics when she learns of tomorrow's school test. She struggles against her lazy-like behavior while trying to study but ends up writing poems. The Vice-principal has some nostalgic moments concerning his lonely and blurred past. The Professor makes a super glue to trap Sakamoto and Nano, but not only does she trap them, she also traps herself, almost killing Sakamoto in the process. Later, the Professor plays "Who is it?" with Nano. Sakamoto leaves the room, leaving the two alone, only to trap himself again on the super glue. Yūko tries to relax and remain calm in order to focus and resolve the test, but she runs out of time before that happens. 
12"Nichijou Episode 12"
"Nichijou no Dai-jū-ni-wa"(日常の第十二話) 
June 20, 2011[7]
Yūko starts the day with a great mood, but she panics once at school after realizing she forgot her homework at home. Misato becomes flustered when Kōjirō tries to help her choose a juice from the vending machine. When she randomly ends up picking the one he recommended, she shoots him. Annaka goes to a shooting stall where the only prizes are eggplants and boxes of candy. After several tries, she discovers the prizes are all nailed down and is told to never come back. Mio and Yūko go to a theme park, and Yūko goes into a zombie-like state when she learns that Mio lost her wallet with all her money. The Professor attaches a wind up key on her back similar to Nano's and tries to act like her, but she does not last long since she cannot get used to it. Nano tries to seize the chance by having the Professor remove her key while they are switching roles, but fails. 
13"Nichijou Episode 13"
"Nichijou no Dai-jū-san-wa"(日常の第十三話) 
June 27, 2011[7]
Through Sakamoto, the Professor learns of Nano's wish to go to school though she misunderstands that Nano wants to leave her. Despite having a serious fever, Yūko still goes to school to perform some tricks she practiced for Mio albeit without success. Sakamoto is afraid that the Professor is being spoiled by Nano when she gives in to the Professor's persistence and buys her sweets. Yūko scores 80 in a test. Mio finds her overreaction too annoying. On a stormy night, the Professor has Nano escort her to the bathroom. She asks Nano if she really wants to go to school. The next day, the Professor brings her a high school uniform to her surprise and joy. 
14"Nichijou Episode 14"
"Nichijou no Dai-jū-yon-wa"(日常の第十四話) 
July 4, 2011[7]
Nano begins her first day at high school, but becomes paranoid about hiding the fact that she's a robot, though everyone else pretty much figures it out upon seeing her. A boy named Makoto Sakurai decides to join the go-soccer club, revealing to the club's president, Kenzaburō Daiku, about what one actually entails. Later, Mio gets into a heated argument with Yūko after she mishears her request for lunch. 
15"Nichijou Episode 15"
"Nichijou no Dai-jū-go-wa"(日常の第十五話) 
July 11, 2011[8]
Mio and Yūko attempt to prove that Nano is a robot only to fail, but Mai manages to film evidence. Nano tries to convince the Professor to remove the wind-up key on her back as it's hindering her school life, but gets mad and shoots the Professor with a pellet gun every time a dubious item comes out of her body. Ms. Nakamura plans to kidnap Nano, as she is interested about her robotic nature. When her drugged coffee fails to work on Nano, she decides to use a taser, only to mistakenly use it on Tsuyoshi. Mr. Takasaki becomes conflicted upon seeing Ms. Izumi and Makoto being close, unaware that they are siblings. Nano asks the Professor about the wind-up key again, but much to her chagrin, the Professor has installed a reaction feature that causes Nano to react in insane ways every time the Professor makes a joke. 
16"Nichijou Episode 16"
"Nichijou no Dai-jū-roku-wa"(日常の第十六話) 
July 18, 2011[8]
Yūko goes to a reopened coffee shop to order coffee but due to its confusing menu names and the shop's employee not helping explaining it to her, Yūko gives up and orders a small cup of Espresso. Later, Yūko meets up with Mio but when a police officer suspects Mio is the culprit for putting counterfeit dollars in vending machines in the area, he confiscates her bag which contains a Yaoidoujin starring Kōjirō. Mio freaks out and keeps her doujin a secret by knocking out anyone who reads it including the officer, Yūko, an old man and Kōjirō's goat. While doing their school work at a fast food restaurant, Yūko plays a game with Mio and Mai to guess which one of her hands she has hidden an eraser in, which Mai wins by tricking her. Yūko visits Nano's home but Nano freaks out as she doesn't want her secret of being a robot exposed. Unfortunately, the Professor invites Yūko in and reveals the truth about Nano and both of them quickly become friends much to Nano's horror. When Yūko finally goes home, she calmly explains to Nano that it doesn't matter if she's a robot or not, as she's still Nano. 
17"Nichijou Episode 17"
"Nichijou no Dai-jū-nana-wa"(日常の第十七話) 
July 25, 2011[8]
The Professor finds a crow and gives it Sakamoto's scarf to allow it to speak(voiced by Daisuke Ono) much to Sakamoto's anger as the Professor is too focus on making jokes with the crow instead of returning the scarf. In one silent segment, Mio and Yūko try to finish a House of cards but their attempts are almost ruined by a sleeping Nano and Mai's antics. Unfortunately for them, the cards are destroyed when a ceiling lamp falls on it. Ms. Nakamura plans to kidnap Nano again by luring her to a hole in the ground but Tsuyoshi falls into instead. Annaka runs to Mr. Takasaki for help but he is currently conflicted as Makoto has blackmail him to become the go-soccer club's adviser or he will tell the school that he's in love with his older sister, Ms. Izumi. Feeling guilty for Tsuyoshi falling into her trap and shaving his Mohawk, Ms. Nakamura decides to go and help free him but when she finds Annaka and Mr. Takasaki trapped as well, she changes her mind and runs away. Yūko has enough with Mai's jokes and antics so she decide she will no longer comment about it again, but the temptation is too much which after a series of jokes, Yūko finally gives in. 
18"Nichijou Episode 18"
"Nichijou no Dai-jū-hachi-wa"(日常の第十八話) 
August 1, 2011[8]
Yūko brings Mio to the reopened coffee shop hoping to see her become confused by trying to order coffee but runs away crying when she learns Mio understands the menu. Ms. Nakamura makes coffee with a stronger drug for Nano but accidentally drinks it. Misato scolds Kōjirō for skipping cleaning duty but she blushes when he agrees to do it. Yūko goes to meet Mai at a fast food restaurant in another town but due to a series of misunderstandings she is laughed by a little girl who happens to be Misato's younger sister, who turns out to be also meeting Misato at the same restaurant. When Yūko finally meets up with Mai, she is shocked to see Mai in a knight costume and wants to go trick or treating despite Halloween being over a week ago. The Professor shows off a robot powered by biscuits called "Biscuit 2" to Nano and Sakamoto but neither of them find it surprising. Yūko has another 'Fey Kingdom' dream that reveals how Mio got her fuzzy pigtails. 
19"Nichijou Episode 19"
"Nichijou no Dai-jū-kyū-wa"(日常の第十九話) 
August 8, 2011[8]
While Misato, Weboshi and Fecchan are waiting during a rain, Fecchan decides to entertain the others only to get herself wet and dirty. Yūko tries to help Mio perform a high jump correctly which the latter succeeds after she accidentally headbutts Yūko, who in turn does the same thing to Mio in retaliation, pushing her over the bar. The Professor tries to get the laundry after it starts to rain but accidentally drops it. When she tries to blame the whole thing on Sakamoto, Nano decides to "punish" her and make no dinner for the Professor which the latter quickly admits the truth. Mio and Mai learns from Yūko that they forgot to do their assignments but are forced to seek shelter at a Shinto shrine after it rains, this begins a chain of bad luck happening to them eventually involving the shrine's priest. Kenzaburō and Yuria referees a go-soccer match between Makoto and Mr. Takasaki with his friend Ogi from the Go club explaining to the former two who realize what kind of club they have unfortunately joined. 
20"Nichijou Episode 20"
"Nichijou no Dai-ni-jū-wa"(日常の第二十話) 
August 15, 2011[9]
Mio has Nano, Mai and Yūko help her draw her Yaoi manga that she is submitting. Unfortunately, Nano is embarrassed over the Yaoi, Mai keeps drawing unnecessary things in the manga and Yūko accidentally spilled ink on one of the pages and tries to unsuccessfully fix it. Meanwhile, Misato has a talk with her senpai Yoshino over her feelings but the latter wasn't listening and instead, gives Misato spicy crackers. Nano plays a game of Hide and Seek with Sakamoto and the Professor but when neither of them can't find the Professor and decides to take a break, the Professor, scared that they won't find her, immediately comes out of her hiding place. Back at Mio's home, Mio loses her temper on Yūko about how her friends aren't helpful in drawing her manga especially Yūko, who instead of buying the papers she needs to draw her manga, bought drinks and made unfunny jokes. When Yūko tries to explain something, Mio continues shouting at her until she realizes that Yūko did indeed buy the papers much to her embarrassment. 
21"Nichijou Episode 21"
"Nichijou no Dai-ni-jū-ichi-wa"(日常の第二十一話) 
August 22, 2011[9]
While Weboshi and Fecchan hangout with Misato at her home, Weboshi tells her friends that she's interested with Tsuyoshi, believing he is a punk due to his Mohawk only for Fecchan to reveal he isn't. While going out to town during the weekend, Mr. Takasaki incidentally meets Ms. Izumi shopping. Rather than take the chance to spend time with her, Mr. Takasaki becomes so focus on what to do next and runs away when Yūko spots them. Ms. Nakamura decides to stalk and capture Nano by waiting at the supermarket she frequents. However, Mr. Takasaki spots her and comment how cute she looks in casual clothes which she runs away as the comment embarrass her throughout the day. In the Fey Kingdom airship, the minions manage to retrieve one of the wooden cubes but Mio sneaks in the airship to take the cube back and kill the minions due to the cube's power. As the minions helplessly face Mio's wrath, one of them manages to push her out of the airship where she lands back to earth and ending Yūko's dream. 
22"Nichijou Episode 22"
"Nichijou no Dai-ni-jū-ni-wa"(日常の第二十二話) 
August 29, 2011[9]
Tsuyoshi goes to the Shinto shrine to disprove exorcism by faking being possessed but when the priest gives logical conclusions for his problems, Tsuyoshi goes too far in his act which angers the priest after the former damages the shrine. Later, Tsuyoshi tries to escape working as his father's daifuku mascot but his father anticipated it so he put paint inside the daifuku mask, but to his father's shock, Tsuyoshi forcefully pulls it out, ripping his hair in the process. Yoshino encounters Mihoshi, who the latter does not like the former due to being naturally talented in Kendo. When Yoshino is distracted petting Sakamoto, Mihoshi tries to sneak attack her but instead hit the one person she wanted to beat, her Kendo assistant instructor. Fecchan tries to give a positive outlook when Weboshi's meatbun falls on the ground, but when her popsicle also falls leading to series of accidents on her, Fecchan throws a tantrum while Weboshi comforts her. The Professor drags Sakamoto out for a walk while Nano is waiting for her friends at home. However, the Professor and Sakamoto encounter Mai and her dogs but get trapped by the dogs when Mai suddenly disappears. Thankfully, Yūko and Mio arrive and calm the Professor by saying the dogs are harmless, except the dogs bite them both. When Mai returns, she apologizes to the Professor by giving her chocolate. The Professor and Sakamoto then run away when two new dogs arrive at the scene. The dogs, Buddy and Kobuddy, actually came to pet and comfort Yūko and Mio over what happened. 
23"Nichijou Episode 23"
"Nichijou no Dai-ni-jū-san-wa"(日常の第二十三話) 
September 5, 2011[9]
Yoshino has Mio taste her homemade jam which Mio finds disgusting and learns that it's made from fermented salt-cured fish. Ms. Sakurai finds a dirty magazine in Makoto's room which leads to an embarrassing and awkward argument between the siblings. Later Makoto brings Mr. Takasaki to the go-soccer club to be their club adviser but when Makoto mistakenly assumes Kenzaburō and Yuria are having intimate time together, Mr. Takasaki uses this chance to escape but comes back and agrees to be the club's adviser after Makoto bribes him with a photo of his sister in high school. At the same time, Weboshi decides to confess her feeling to Tsuyoshi with Fecchan tagging along but when the girls finally see him, they are dumbfounded that Tsuyoshi is now bald. Mai visit Nano at her home but the Professor doesn't like her as she's still upset over the incident with Mai's dogs. As Mai tries to win over the Professor, she finally succeeds after drawing pictures of sharks for the Professor. 
24"Nichijou Episode 24"
"Nichijou no Dai-ni-jū-yon-wa"(日常の第二十四話) 
September 12, 2011[10]
Yūko catches Kōjirō helping Nano and tells Mio. At first it seems Mio is unfazed but then she starts questioning Yūko what were the two were talking about. But when Mio calls Yūko an idiot after learning nothing happen between them, Yūko takes revenge by lying that Kōjirō was kissing Nano much to Mio's shock, after which Mio has a wild fantasy involving Nano and Kōjirō. As the Tachibana sisters go home after Kendo practice, both sisters are surprise when Misato learns Kōjirō has been attending Kendo classes and Mihoshi finds out that Kōjirō is in the Acting club and not the Kendo club. Mihoshi decides to tease her sister by telling her to confess to Kōjirō only to be shot by a bazooka by a flustered Misato. When Sakamoto gets sick and Nano taking care of him, the Professor pretends to be sick as well to get the same treatment but Nano refuses as she knows the Professor is lying which the latter throws a tantrum that Nano plays favorites with Sakamoto. While buying drinks for her friends, Mio encounters Kōjirō picking up her coin but she is too embarrass to speak to him which Kōjirō uses Mio's coin to buy a drink at the vending machine only for the machine to malfunction. Later that night, both Misato and Mio have thoughts about their feelings for Kōjirō. 
25"Nichijou Episode 25"
"Nichijou no Dai-ni-jū-go-wa"(日常の第二十五話) 
September 19, 2011[10]
Misato wakes Kōjirō to go to their next class and in her embarrassment, accidentally smashes his glasses. Despite that, Kōjirō is more concerned about the cuts on her hand. Feeling responsible, Misato decides to walk Kōjirō to class. They are seen by everyone, and she shoots him with rocket launchers when she learns the glasses were for show. However, Mio catches the two together which shocks her and she runs away crying which Yūko chases after her while Nano calls for Ms. Izumi and Mai for help. As Yūko chases Mio running throughout town, Mio finally stops after rescuing a boy drowning and gets thanked by the boy and his friend, the police officer she knocked out before and an old man who was impressed with her shadow boxing which she finally calms down. Meanwhile, Ms. Nakamura chases after Nano when the latter, Ms. Izumi and Mai were looking for Mio but gets lost but luckily ends up at Nano's home. Nano invites Ms. Nakamura inside but the latter suspect it's a trap so she immediately tells Nano that she wants to know more about her which Nano misunderstands, thinking Ms. Nakamura wants to have a relationship with her. But when Ms. Nakamura is shocked to see Nano's creator the Professor and Sakamoto, whose upper body is trapped in a bag(which she thinks is a Homunculus), Ms. Nakamura tries to escape only to get caught in a puddle of glue. Later, Yūko, Mai and Nano are worried that Mio has yet to get over her heartbreak so they poorly disguise themselves as daifuku mascots running a lucky draw and give Mio a prize; a voucher for life-long friendship with all three of them. Mio is touched by this and is glad to have them as friends. 
26"Nichijou Episode 26"
"Nichijou no Dai-ni-jū-roku-wa"(日常の第二十六話) 
September 26, 2011[10]
Yūko suggests throwing a surprise birthday party for Nano, which Mai and Mio agree with. In the Shinonome Laboratory, the Professor has made a smaller wind-up key for Nano, only for Sakamoto to accidentally crush it. The Professor promises to have a new one ready before Nano gets home from school. At school, the Principal is shocked to see his statue replaced by one of the Vice-Principal, whose plot is exposed when the movers reveal they still have the Principal's statue and dislike the Vice-Principal's statue. After Yūko avoids several accidents with her friends and unintentionally helps others, she tells Nano that she, Mai and Mio will be coming to her home as the three are holding the surprise party there. Ms. Nakamura finally finds her pet cat Taisho, who is actually Sakamoto. Sakamoto is horrified to see his old owner due to how badly she took care of him, and manages to escape while Nakamura is asking Nano to find and return Taisho if she ever finds him. When Nano returns home, the Professor removes Nano's wind-up key, revealing that anyone except Nano herself could have removed the key at any time. As Yūko, Mai and Mio arrive, Nano, after some thought, decides to keep the wind-up key after realising that she already has a normal life, and none of her friends care that she's a robot. As everyone celebrates Nano's birthday, Nano learns to her chagrin that the smaller wind-up key was actually an add-on that makes her wind-up key spin when she's happy. Despite that and with two birthday cakes ruined by the excited Professor, everyone has a good time at the party, and Nano's key spins. 

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