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Nichijou is a Japanese word for "Everyday life." It is also the title of a 2006 manga by Keiichi Arawi and its 2011 anime adaptation.

Nichijou (日常) is a tag used for both occasions :

1. Everyday Life
2. A Japanese gag manga by Keiichi Arawi. Another tag, 日常(あらゐけいいち), is also used for this series.

Everyday Life

Main Article : Everyday Life

Usually used as a diary based tag. For any anime, manga, or novel slice of life work.


Nichijou is a Japanese comedy manga by Keiichi Arawi. The manga began its serialization in the December 2006 issue of Kadokawa Shoten's manga magazine Shōnen Ace; Comptiq between the March 2007 and July 2008 issues and also 4-Koma Nano Ace (Currently vol.1).

An anime adaptation by Kyoto Animation began airing in Japan in April 2011. This anime also includes scenes from Arawi's other manga, Helvetica Standard. A PlayStation Portable game by Kadokawa Games was released in July 2011.


The series follows the lives of a group of high school students and their school. Various oddities and absurdities abound, such as a robotic girl made by an eight-year-old scientist, a farmer boy who rides a goat to school with his butler, a girl who can procure various (harmless) guns and other artillery out of thin air, a cat that can speak with the help of an scarf and a principal who has wrestled a deer.

Despite its bizarre settings and characters, the students still lead normal lives.

The name of the anime, which means "ordinary life" may seem ironic, as the strange or random events and situations are often impossible. However, the weird events can also be seen as emphasizing the beauty and strangeness of everyday life's little details.

Character List

Below are the characters that appeared in the series.

Class 1-Q
Yuuko Aioi
Mio Naganohara
Mai Minakami
Tsuyoshi Nakanojou

Shinonome Labotory

Professor (Nichijou)
Nano Shinonome

Class 2-P

Koujirou Sasahara
Misato Tachibana

Go-Soccer Club

Kenzaburou Daiku
Yuria Sekiguchi
Makoto Sakurai

Izumi Sakurai
Manabu Takasaki

Yoshino Naganohara

Theme Songs

Opening Theme
Hyadain no Kakakata Kataomoi - C (ヒャダインのカカカタ☆カタオモイ-C lit. "The O-o-o-o☆one-sided Love of Hyadain - C")
Performed by : Hyadain

Ending Theme
Performed by : Sayaka Sasaki

Related Illustrations


Related Tags

General and Memes
Daiku Married Couple
Kou Sakurai
Moe desu!
Nichijou OP Parody
Things you think it's cool!

Bookmark Rankings
Nichijou 100 Users Bookmark
Nichijou 1000 Users Bookmark

Articles on Other Languages


External Links

Nichijou, Wikipedia

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