People who know me know that I am a sucker for cute slice-of-life shows. Non Non Biyori is a cute slice-of-life show. The only cute slice-of-life show this season in fact, and it makes up for that lack of cute big time. It really, really does.
Non Non Biyori follows the life of four girls who live on the country-side, all in different grades. The sisters Komari and Natsumi, the young Renge and the new girl all the way from Tokyo, Hotaru. Despite being in different grades, they all share one classroom since the town is as small as it is.
There’s not really any plot to Non Non Biyori as it is as pure a slice-of-life show can be. It’s small events and gags stringed together for a good feeling in your stomach.
As such, I can’t really do any episode outline in the reviews of this show and will basically have to deal with it as I do with short-shows and keep it fairly short. Which is a shame because of how much I love this show. But let’s face facts here, if I were to actually talk about the episode, I’d just explain jokes to you. That’s both boring and spoiler-ish and I don’t want that.
But I liked this first episode a lot. They introduced the girls very well and gave them distinct personalities and behavior.
My favorite girl at the moment is probably Renge, or Ren-chon as she’s called. Her voice, provided by Kotori Koiwai, manages to even outside Kana Asumi in this show, who plays Komari. And I really love Kana Asumi‘s voice a lot, as one should.
So yeah, great and adorable first episode, can’t say much more on it. If you like shows like Aiura where not much happens except for a constant nice feeling throughout the episode’s run, I think you should check it out. So far it’s my favorite episode this week.