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The game is called Daruma Otoshien.wikipedia (だるま落としja.wikipedia) Let me quote Japanese Wikipedia, since the text on English Wikipedia might be inaccurate at the time of writing of this post. 弾丸の先端に形状が似ただるまの下に、薄い円柱を数段重ね、それを横から1段ずつ木槌で叩いて抜き、倒れないようにうまく一番上のだるまを落とすという玩具・遊びである。胴を素早くたたくのがコツである。 Rough translation (I'd appreciate it if someone can edit it with a ...


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There's no pun. She is using "coffee-coffee" as a made-up adjective to describe that the coffee she is drinking doesn't have properties of coffee, and as you can tell from her friend's response, it's not standard Japanese (she could've just said something like "This doesn't taste like coffee."). The subtitle uses the phrase as-is, but something more English ...


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The objective is to make your opponent move their feet or otherwise lose their footing. There are a wide variety of rulesets and variations. This one seems to be pretty basic: Each player stands feet apart with toes pointing at each other. Hands are placed palm to palm, palms of your opponent are the only part of them you can touch. Push or pull your ...


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K.Y. stands for Kuuki Yomenai or "can't read the atmosphere/situation". The joke is that the Grim Reaper does not realize that he is a scary sight in the human world, and that asking questions like that isn't appropriate. The second Grim Reaper knows what it means and is basically saying that he isn't reading the atmosphere. Another translation could be "...


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The red scarf that Sakamoto wears allows him to talk. The scarf was "invented" by another character in the series - Hakase (which means Professor). In another episode, a crow is wearing the scarf and can also talk.


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I think it's just Nichijou's art style and how it expresses the fact the characters are gone past surprise at strange happenings and have come to accept it, the glazed over eyes and straight-line emotionless mouth indicate this quite well. In cases where it's something stupid, it gives the impression that the characters can't even justify a response, ...


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According to this academic site, while it is not a kigo (season word), the mogami river is well known in Japanese haiku. I imagine Yuuko has trouble thinking of an entire 5-7-5 poem, and so she just reuses this famous line for that reason.


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No matter who Sakurai-sensei is talking to (other teachers, students, etc) she has those panic bubbles/sweat drops around her. I took this to mean she's just a naturally nervous person instead of being uncomfortable around people. I can't think of anything in the show that implied she was uncomfortable around others since she was always willing to help and ...


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She skipped cram school so that she could stay at the club. When he, being the last person left, asked about it and she blushed it implies she has a crush on him and wanted to spend time specially with him, he realised this and was shocked ~ooh young love


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This apparently the "Gunma prefecture with the shape of a soaring crane" (鶴舞う形の群馬県). You may not know this but the shape of the prefecture somewhat resembles a crane flapping its spread wings. The purpose is likely to add absurdity as so many people heard the tsukkomi she put all of her heart in. Take note that the school is based on the high school the ...


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Having seen the anime and read some of the manga (I own the first volume), I would have to say that the differences are minor. The only real exception is that Nano starts going to school for the first time in Vol.1 and then later I think it shifts the focus back in time to before she went. The anime simply re-arranged this and some other events for ...


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( ͡° ʖ̯ ͡°) It's a piece of snakeskin and a receipt from a store in front of a certain station she frequents. The wallet is Yuuko's because she identified it by the color and unique contents (the snakeskin). The empty face is one of shock and perhaps angst because all her money is gone. The gag here is not the contents but her reaction after looking in her ...


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Nichijou's characters frequently have over-the-top reactions, this is just another one of those. Here's a clip from later on that demonstrates my point (out of many) - http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UD95EI3zD8A (no plot spoilers, but don't watch it you want to watch everything chronologically) Nano's explosion was a purely a manifestation of her fretting and ...


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Another possibility, although slight - is that it could be a reference to the series Initial D. I don't have much information to back this up, but I noticed a distinct similarity between the faces that Yuko and the other characters make, and some screen captures and manga sections of Initial D. The vacant neutral stares of the characters in Initial D seem ...


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Jimmy's answer is good, but I want to offer one clarification. To an English speaker, "coffee-coffee" sounds an awful lot like contrastive focus reduplication. "this is coffee, but it's not COFFEE-coffee" might mean "this beverage has some but not all of the essential properties of coffee". However: Japanese doesn't have contrastive focus reduplication! ...


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It's probably just an exaggeration of her being nervous and/or shy. As her personality bio on the Nichijou Wikia says, "Izumi is a very nice young woman, but she is usually very shy, flustered, and easily frightened." This is similar to the Overly Nervous Flop Sweat trope, though that page doesn't have a section for anime or manga. Some other instances of ...


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There's some confusion about what "Tanken Nichijou no Machi" is. It is not the thing you've seen subtitles for. The things you've seen subtitled are a promotional video and some unaired next-episode previews. Typically, these things are not construed as "specials", but in this case, they've been incorrectly conflated with and mistaken for "Tanken Nichijou ...


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It looks like this: Yes, you can order the exact customized drink that Mio ordered at Starbucks, given if the additives are available. The receipt says (the price is in Yen): - 1 Grande White Mocca Frappuccino 510 - Shot 50 - Hazelnut Syrop 50 - Caramel Sauce 0 - Chocolate ...


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That looks like Virtual Boy. Image courtesy of Wikipedia Taken from Wikipedia, The Virtual Boy is a 32-bit table-top video game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. Released in 1995, it was marketed as the first console capable of displaying stereoscopic 3D graphics. Virtual Boy is also the first video game system ever to display in ...


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Sakamoto has had too many interactions with Nano to not be aware that she's a robot. From an informal sense, the fact that Nano has a screw on her back is giveaway enough for Sakamoto that she's not a normal human being. The fact that it spins often enough is evidence enough in the sense that Sakamoto has at least seen her act as a robot. Additionally, ...


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That is because Tachibana is a Tsundere, she even got her own slang term of it due to her extreme tsundere attitude, called GUNdere. Misato Tachibana is a peach haired high school girl who generally acts cold towards Koujirou whenever he does anything that reminds her of how she likes him, or simply doing anything at all. She is a member of the Kendo club....


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There are 25 of these previews (since there are 26 episodes, and episode 1 doesn't get one, naturally). BD volumes 1-12 come with two each; volume 13 comes with one. Each preview is 30 seconds long, and perhaps reflects what KyoAni had planned to use as the previews before switching to the scheme they actually used (non-sequitur voiceovers from guest voice ...


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Perishables are worse because kokeshi is a solid wooden item and does not stain or make your hair dirty, whereas salmon would smell, and soil the hair. The joke is in the fact that she mentions the possibility of something like salmon falling on her head right before it happens. She mentions that because it is very unlikely that any object would fall from ...


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The money seems to be handled by Nano, so I doubt Hakase sells her inventions herself. (otherwise she would just buy loads of chocolate sharks) It is presumably from a relative, or the money comes from a patent on an invention (with the money going to Nano). No relatives are ever mentioned, so it's probably some form of research funding. (I personally ...


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As far as I know, it's just an original dancing choreography designed to look endearing, cute and fun. Kids on the streets don't usually perform a dance while playing rock-paper-scissors (or jan-ken-pon).


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Answering the question directly, there are no occurrences where the headmaster visits Hakase in any media, but they have met once. In Nichijou no Shousetsu light novel, there's a chapter called "Nichijou no Mukashibanashi" (Everyday's Folklore) telling the story of Momotaro with Nichijou's characters. Hakase acted as Momotaro, while the headmaster's role ...


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Nichijou fans! We had surmised that Sakamoto knows about Nano being a robot, but I was searching for explicit dialogue(s) where Sakamoto acknowledges the fact. So, after a lot of fun Nichijou research(yay), I've finally found official/"canon" evidence!!! There is this wonderful "Nichijou web radio" album, where the two character trios, namely the Sucharaka ...


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In this scene Mio is being referred to as a boat that exploded, or was hit by a bomb (of embarrassment :P) and sunk. The image intended as a visual pun based off the combination of: a mushroom cloud (from explosion) + Mio's head/signature blue hair The text on the screen furthers this as it refers to the time and location Mio was sunk in a similar way that ...


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I looked up that video by googling the title, and the answer appears right next: Grandpa appears and does the same hand gesture as the dogs are doing with their paws − touches "Takashi" on the shoulder. Grandpa then explains that humans console each other, and dogs do the same thing.


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