Some anime just didn’t have to be a romance or action to be an awesome anime. Sprinkles of wholesomeness and cuteness are enough to make it one good anime such as the anime called “Non-Non Biyori”.
It’s a normal slice of life anime with daily life and adventures of kids who are living in a small remote countryside. The setting, the soundtracks, and the comfy art style are enough to reminisce your childhood.
Non-Non Biyori is a Comedy and slice of life Japanese manga series illustrated and written by Atto. The series is from Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine which began its publication in 2009. It is also licensed by Seven Seas in North America.
The first season with 12 of Non-Non Biyori was adapted by Silver Link which aired in 2013 between October and December. The anime was licensed by Sentai Filmworks. The 2nd season aired in July and September 2015 titled “Non-Non Biyori Repeat”. Furthermore, An anime film too was premiered on August 25, 2018. titled “Non-Non Biyori Vacation”.
Finally, the long-awaited season 3 is here. The announcement was already confirmed on December 15, 2019. The anime will start broadcasting on January 10, 2021.
Non-Non Biyori follows the life of several girls living in the countryside of Asahigaoko, a place far from the city. The stores and the bus stops are miles away and there is only one school with only 5 students and one teacher. The series focuses on these students and their daily life in the small countryside.
Renge is a first-grader who is also kind of in her nonsensical phrase. Despite her age, she is quite perceptive sometimes. She always ends her sentences with an “n” as her verbal tic. She is the youngest child in the Miyauchi family. Her name Renge is named after a type of lotus flower.
Natsumi is a first-year middle schooler. She is the youngest of the Koshigaya family. Even though she is the youngest among her sibling she is taller than her sister and is quite tomboyish who always seeks to have fun with everyone. Her name means Natsu (Summer) and Sea (Umi) though the creator named her Natsumi because of her hair appearance which looks like of palm of coconut tree nut (nuttsu).
Komari is a second-year middle schooler and Natsumi’s Older Sister. She is the middle sibling in the Koshigaya family. She is quite sensitive about her height and is often teased by her sister Natsumi for that. She can be easily scared of supernatural things. She admires and pretends to be an adult. Her name Komari means (Ko) small and ball (Mari)
Hotaru is a fifth-grader who came to Asahigaoka from Tokyo due to her father’s work transfer. She is a bit taller because of her Tokyo origin and she is kind of obsessed with Komari because of her petite appearance to the point where she makes dolls of her. Her name Hotaru means firefly.
You can check the trailer here:
TV Broadcasting Timing
- TV TOKYO from January 10th every Sunday from 25:35
- TV Osaka from January 13th every Wednesday from 26:35
- TV Aichi from January 10th every Sunday from 25:35
- BS TV Tokyo from January 11th every Monday from 24:30
- AT-X from January 14th every Thursday from 21:30 (repeat broadcast: every Monday from 9:30, every Wednesday from 15:30)
Broadcast dates and times may change and will be updated in the future.
- Renge Miyauchi: Kotori Koiwai
- Firefly Ichijo: Rie Murakawa
- Natsumi Koshigaya: Ayane Sakura
- Komari Koshigaya: Kana Asumi
- Taku Koshiya : Uknown
- Kazuho Miyauchi: Kaori Nazuka
- Kaede Kagayama: Rina Sato
- Hikage Miyauchi: Misato Fukuen
- Fujimiya Konomi: Ryoko Shintani
- Akane Shinoda: Aimi Tanaka
- Shiori: Misaki Kuno
- Original: Atto (Monthly Comic Alive serialization / KADOKAWA)
- Director: Shinya Kawatsura
- Series Composition: Reiko Yoshida
- Character design: Mai Otsuka
- Color design: Eri Shigetomi
- Art director: Atsushi Yokoyama
- Art: Kusanagi
- Cinematographer: Atsushi Sato
- Edited by: Kentaro Tsubone
- Sound Director: Toshiki Kameyama
- Music: Hiromi Mizutani
- Music production: Lantis
- Animation production: SILVER LINK.
OP theme song “Tsugihagimoyo” nano.RIPE
ED theme song “Tadaima” Song: Renge Miyauchi (Kotori Koiwai), Hotaru Ichijo (Rie Murakawa), Natsumi Koshigaya (Ayane Sakura), Komari Koshigaya (Kana Asumi)