The most underrated series of 2013 justly receives the green light for a second season! If you like slice-of-life at all and have not watched Non Non Biyori, then you are doing yourself a disservice. At the risk of self-promoting myself, here’s a short explanation of why you should watch it and why it deserved a second season (taken from The Top 10 Anime of 2013).
Non Non Biyori is the very definition of idyllic and easygoing. From the gentle music to the beautiful country setting to the nice long establishing shots, the series is a feast for the senses while keeping you feeling relaxed. But of course, there are tons of silly comedic moments as well as plenty of culture shock as Hotaru Ichijou learns to adapt to life in the middle of nowhere. Maybe it’s because I have a higher tolerance for cute girls doing cute things than most people, but I really loved this series. It combines the quaint charm found in series like Aria and gives it some over-the-top yet very subtle comedy. Non Non Biyori doesn’t set out to achieve anything big, and that just might be its greatest strength. Also, I refuse to believe that Hotaru is a 5th grader.