7.9
145 votes
Non Non Biyori

Non Non Biyori

TV Osaka 2013

Elementary school student Ichijou Hotaru has moved with her parents from Tokyo to the middle of the country. Now she must adapt to her new school, where there are a total of 5 students in the same class who range through elementary and middle school ages. Join their everyday adventures in the countryside.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Non Non Biyori

Non Non Biyori - S1E1

#1 - A New Transfer Student Came

7.02

Season 1 - Episode 1

In the countryside village of Asahigaoka, a fifth grade elementary school girl named Hotaru Ichijou moves in from the city and transfers into the village’s branch school, which consists of only four other students; a first grader named Renge Miyauchi and three middle school siblings, Natsumi, Komari and Suguru Koshigaya, along with their teacher, Renge’s older sister Kazuho. After school, Renge invites Hotaru and the others to her house, where she shows off her pet tanuki. The next day, the girls take Hotaru to a blooming cherry blossom tree to eat their sakuramochi, though they end up missing the bus home on the way back.

The episode was rated from 60 votes.

Non Non Biyori - S2E3

#2 - We Got Motivated During the Holiday Break

7.06

Season 2 - Episode 3

It’s the day before Golden Week, and the students of Asahigaoka Branch School listen to the voice of their unmotivated teacher, Kazuho, as they take tests. Natsumi struggles the most with the tests, so the others help her study during the break. Then, during Golden Week, the students agree to do their holiday homework together, so Renge decides to do something about their lazy teacher before the others arrive…

The episode was rated from 17 votes.

Non Non Biyori - S1E9

#3 - We Tried Having a Cultural Festival

7.13

Season 1 - Episode 9

Since the school doesn’t hold cultural festivals, Natsumi suggests they hold their own and invite the alumni, including Kaede, Konomi and Hikage. At the festival, the girls run a café, hold an art exhibit and put on a play. However, they’re play ends up being overwhelming and they end up slacking on food orders. They do eventually work together to prepare some food and have fun. Afterwards, Komari and Konomi help clean Natsumi’s room, where they find a lot of old toys.

The episode was rated from 31 votes.

Non Non Biyori - S1E6

#4 - I Became a Ghost and Tried Hard

7.22

Season 1 - Episode 6

Natsumi gets chewed out by her mother over her poor school grades whilst also trying to hide her poor test results from her. Afterwards, the girls visit Hotaru, who attempts to hide the vast number of handmade Komari plushies in her room. This ultimately fails, but she manages to pass them off as part of a school project. Later that night, the gang have a test of courage at the shrine, which proves a bit too much for Komari.

The episode was rated from 36 votes.

Non Non Biyori - S1E3

#5 - I Ran Away from Home with My Sister

7.25

Season 1 - Episode 3

The class goes on a school trip to help out in a rice field, where Natsumi and Komari end up getting stuck in the mud. Later that night, Komari gets frightened after seeing a scary movie, which is not helped by Natsumi. After getting into a fight with her mother, Natsumi runs away from home with Komari in tow and goes to her secret hideout. They eventually spot a cat that had put Natsumi in trouble in the first place, but leave her alone when they see she is feeding her family and eventually head home.

The episode was rated from 40 votes.

Non Non Biyori - S1E11
#6 - We Made Snow Houses
7.27
Season 1 - Episode 11

Due to a snowy blizzard, the girls end up having to spend the night at school, with Hotaru and Natsumi competing against each other to see who gets to sleep in a futon, eventually decided to just kick Kazuho out of hers. Later that night, Hotaru decides to check out the snow and see the starry night sky, leading to some misunderstandings from Komari and Natsumi. Later, on another snowy day, the gang decide to try their hand at skiing before building a snow house and having some hot food.

The episode was rated from 30 votes.
Non Non Biyori - S3E5
#7 - I Made Something Incredible
7.31
Season 3 - Episode 5

Beep boop! Koma-plushie is live, boop beep! But Hotaru isn’t a master of robotics just yet, and her pet project still has a long way to go before it’s ready to fly.

The episode was rated from 16 votes.
Non Non Biyori - S1E8
#8 - We Cooked Rice at School
7.32
Season 1 - Episode 8

Hotaru gets along with the Koshigaya family’s next door neighbour, Konomi Fujimiya, whilst Komari laments that the two seem more grown up than she is. Later, Komari joins Hotaru and Renge in doing some sketching, where she ends up becoming a model for them. Afterwards, Konomi helps Komari and Natsumi make dried persimmons.

The episode was rated from 31 votes.
Non Non Biyori - S3E9
#9 - We Made Tasty Food
7.33
Season 3 - Episode 9

Komari receives an unexpected visitor. Now she’s making a weird face and can’t seem to knit properly. But don’t worry — Natsumi will cover for her. Sort of.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.
Non Non Biyori - S2E2
#10 - We Went to Look at the Stars
7.35
Season 2 - Episode 2

A few days after transferring in, Hotaru and the others play a game in which they try to knock each other’s rulers off a table. Later, Hotaru gets lost while walking her dog Pechi, but manages to get pointed back towards home thanks to Pechi’s scent. Afterwards, Hotaru goes with Komari to watch the stars together, but run into trouble when their flashlight runs out of battery before they head back. Thanks to a wayward bottle cap Komari dropped, they soon manage to make their way back home.

The episode was rated from 20 votes.

Last updated: jan 24, 2022

Comments

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A good Slice of Life with a decent story line. Every episode was more or less the same but you'll enjoy it if you go at a slower pace. Every character was well created and each of them create an unique vibe, Renge's being the best; Obviously. Although it has a soothing vibe, but if you're not into 'Slice of Life' then I won't recommend you to watch it.

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Get ready, my friends. The second season starts in a couple of weeks! Are you ready for more Nyanpassu~?! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAy3Syy0DSA

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A really enjoyable "cute girls doing cute things" slice of life series. I dunno what it is about this one that rates it so highly for me. They just get it all right. The girls are all very likeable, especially Ren-chon, she's just adorable. The series does a very good job at just mellowing you out. Some beautiful scenic shots and a relaxing pace to the whole thing. And the comedy moments are funny and charming. Definitely recommended for fans of the genre. And a second season has been confirmed! Oh yes. http://i.imgur.com/GAUP3pr.jpg This sums up the chill factor pretty well. The first episode opens with this beautiful piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYEaitHu1T4

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