Remember, remember, the Nichijou of 2011Posted: December 31, 2011
In two years, you’ll be scratching your head and saying, “what was this from, again?”
2009 was not a good year for anime, and many people focused on how bad Haruhi S2 was or on… how bad Haruhi S2 was. There was really nothing to talk about that year. That’s exactly how SHAFT boosted out of obscurity and got mainstream attention with a sub-par anime like Bakemonogatari. It and Eden of the East were the two memorable anime of the year (unless you really liked tea time). If you included the winter season of 2008/2009, then Clannad After Story and Toradora were up there too.
Which brings me to my point. Do you remember GA – Geijutsuka Art Design Class?
No, of course you don’t.
It also came out in 2009, and it was completely pushed out of the scene by people ranting about Haruhi S2 and commenting on how deep Bakemonogatari’s black screens were. I named it my second favorite anime of the year, right after After Story. But now? I couldn’t even remember the title of the show. I had to look through my anime list to find it.
Nobody’s going to forget Madoka Magica.
Madoka Magica and Steins;Gate were the clear winners this year, with Mawaru Penguindrum coming in at a close third. Usagi Drop, Hanasaku Iroha, AnoHana, Fate/Zero, and a whole ton of other popular anime came out this year.
And this time, I can’t disagree with the majority. All of these shows had some kind of appeal to them, and I would rate them at least a 6 out of 10.
So where does this leave Nichijou?
If GA failed to make a ripple in the murky pond of shit 2009 anime, did Nichijou even reach the pristine waters of 2011 anime? Admittedly, no. And that’s pretty sad.
If anything, my Nichijou fanboyism has taught me that favorite shows aren’t always the ones everybody else likes. So while Nichijou may fade into obscurity, I hope that my persistent Nichijou posts have convinced you to at least give it a chance. And in the future, I hope you will try out anime no matter what somebody else says about it.
If you decide that Astarotte no Omocha is a great anime or Idolmaster is the best anime, I will definitely judge you. But if you really believe it, don’t give a crap about what I or anybody else could say to you because everybody deserves their own Nichijou.
Or their own Eureka Seven AO. SO PUMPED.
Moral of the Story
Even if you forget Nichijou, remember that you should watch obscure anime and find one you love beyond human comprehension.
Quote me on that.