Just binged Nichijou (for the second time in years) and I’m crying again in the final ep. Cried not only because it’s kinda sweet. Cried knowing it ain’t coming back.
I wondered why they made the odd choice of not having Nano attend school in the first cour, (unlike the manga, which opened with Nano already in school) but I guess it was a deliberate choice to make her officially the series’ deuteragonist and for us to sympathize with her plight. The anime really made Nano the central character, and becomes the heart of the show. Nano is the one character that has undergone a full character arc in Nichijou, and whatever emotional investment I’ve made for 26 episodes paid off big time with the best kind of ending for her.