YMMV: Nichijou

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Almost once an episode with the Helvetica Standard segments which indulge in Art Shift and frequently make no sense at all.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Yuuko(!!!), of all people, gets one in Episode 16 when after confirming (with the Professor's help) that Nano is a robot, she tells her that "I know that you aren't a robot. Nano-chan is just Nano-chan." Not only does Yuuko make it clear that she doesn't mind that Nano is a robot and considers her a friend, but it also helps Nano to accept herself. A CMOH and a CMOA in a single strike: well done, Yuuko!
    • And then Sakamoto accidentally talks in front of her, telling her goodnight. "Meh, whatever."
  • Ear Worm: Both OPs.
  • Friendly Fandoms: The relationship between this show's fandom and Daily Lives of High School Boys's fandom, both due to them being similar in name and due to them sharing a genre. Both will argue about which show they think is better, but the arguments never get heated, and both fandoms seem to respect each other and their respective shows. If someone has only seen one show and not the other, fans will often urge them to watch the other as well.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Fans in the west are often very surprised to hear how badly the anime bombed in Japan.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Three of the voice actors doing major roles in Fate/Zero turn up within the same scene together during the airship sequence of Episode 21 as a bunch of red shirts, namely Kirei, Rider and Tokiomi. The first two are killed by Mio within a minute of each other.
  • Memetic Mutation: It is rather popular to photoshop other characters in the Nichijou art style. Some examples for your viewing pleasure. This is known as "Nichijou OP Parody" on the popular Pixiv art site.
    • Even the creators started doing this. One on the back of a box set has the protagonist of Persona 3 and 4 on it.
  • Moe: Sakurai-sensei.
    • The Professor as a Cat Girl.
      Nano: Professor, that's probably moe!
      • Hell, the Professor, full stop.
    • Nano and Sakurai-sensei together, as seen in Episode 14.
    • Misato provides the requisite Tsundere moe.
    • Most female characters qualify for this in some way or other. Even Nakamura-sensei, who was noted a few times in-universe to be cute.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Episode 21- *smack*-EEK! *smack*-EEK! *smack*-EEK! It only lasts about 16 seconds, but it obtains this status after about 4. The scene is widely regarded as a parody of the Youtube Poop genre of Web Video.
  • Nightmare Fuel: When Sakamoto got stuck in the superglue. Unlike the Professor and Nano, he was entirely engulfed. "I might die", indeed.
    • As with K-On!, the use of the song "Tsubasa wo Kudasai" in one of the endings might cause Mood Whiplash for some after watching Rebuild of Evangelion.
    • The elevator scene in episode 8. You can't help but laugh along with the girls, but be creeped out as well. The fact that part of what they laugh at is the fact that Mai appears to have died doesn't help, either.
      • The elevator scene is incredibly, incredibly surreal. It almost seems to be a mockup of David Lynch-style surreal horror (see Rabbits), what with the disjointed dialogue and strange, atonal soundtrack. The part where they start going into hysterics is the least creepy thing about it.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Sasahara's Upper-Class Twit tendencies, when he actually comes from a family of farmers, are because of the commonly inflated egos of Japanese land owners.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Episode 3 features one of "Take Five".
    • Nakamura-sensei's leitmotif owes a bit to the James Bond theme.
  • Tear Jerker: In the "Small thoughts" segment of Episode 10, a teacher is talking about how people respond to either praise or punishments. A girl at the distance thinks: "I react to praise... but I never am..."
    • The scene in Episode 13 where :the Professor allows Nano to go to school is more of a Heartwarming moment, but for all the problems Nano deals with, a lot of viewers feel tears welling up.
  • Values Dissonance: Episode 24. The first time Sasahara talks to Mio is marked by an Imagine Spot of a bunch of Mios... raising the flag on Iwo Jima?
  • The Woobie: Don't you just wanna give Sakurai-sensei a hug?