Non Non Biyori Repeat
Although “Wakaba*Girl” and “Working!!!” are excellent slice-of-life anime that will be at the top of my list of this summer’s favorite shows, have no doubts that “Non Non Biyori Repeat” will take the number one spot.
Absolutely adored the first anime adaptation of the “のんのんびより” manga by Atto, so was overjoyed when they announced a sequel. Was pleasantly surprised to discover that “Non Non Biyori Repeat” is not really a sequel that takes place after the events of the first season, but tells all new stories of these endearing girls’ daily lives that take place between the events shown in the original season.
For instance, the opening episode of “Non Non Biyori Repeat” shows us Renge’s first day of school, which occurs Hotaru transfers into the Asahigaoka school and meets the others in the first episode of “Non Non Biyori”.
A major key to the success of an anime sequel for me is consistency, hence am glad that studio Silver Link and the same creative team return for “Non Non Biyori Repeat”, along with the same seiyuu who reprise their roles voicing the various characters. Like the first season, J-pop band nano.RIPE deliver the show’s opening track.
In fact, consistency between both seasons is especially important for “Non Non Biyori Repeat” because the events in this sequel take place in the same timeframe of the first anime. Thanks to the similar animation, atmosphere, storytelling and production values, am loving “Non Non Biyori Repeat” as much as I adore the first season.
For those who like slice-of-life anime, “Non Non Biyori Repeat” is a must-see series. Considering the format of this second season, do recommend watching “Non Non Biyori” first though.
You can watch “Non Non Biyori Repeat” on Crunchyroll.