Non Non Biyori Nonstop Episode 2: The Maturity of a Champion

Oh how I missed this. It felt like ages.

The gang built a greenhouse

Not much to talk about in the first part. Kazuho got the gang to help her plant vegetable plants, especially tomatoes. Renge did her usual awesome optimism and boundless curiosity while Best Boy of all anime did Best Boy of all anime things.

Hotaru called mature

There WAS something very important brought up about The Champ but we’ll get to it later.

Return to Hotaru's Komari shrine

Patience.

Akane still has stage fright

Next up was the return of Akane. She practiced some more with Konomi. To her surprise she’d mastered everything Konomi had to teach her and wanted to book a solo performance for Akane but she of course still had trouble playing in front of a crowd so Konomi introduced her to the rest of the gang.

Akane has trouble talking to the others

It started rough but thanks to Natsumi’s casual introduction they found the best way to talk to her.

Akane found the sugar

Instead of playing for them Akane ended up baking cookies with everyone. While doing more Best Boy of all anime stuff he got to play a ghost without knowing it. What a guy.

Hotaru and her parents

Reminder where Hotaru got her good looks from. Sexy Mama is sexy.

NOW we can talk about The Champ. Throughout the episode she was complimented for her maturity. Akane mistook her for a respectable teenager in their first meeting.

Hotaru acting spoiled

We were ever so delightfully reminded she’s still a fifth grade elementary school student who went all “Me want cookies and cake daddy!”.

Konomi was on the train with Hotaru

What our lovable champion didn’t expect was there being another passenger on the train besides the three of them.

Konomi guiding Hotaru to her house

They looked like a lovely couple holding hands.

Konomi was like “It’s a surprise but you’re still in fifth grade so it shouldn’t be. Besides, Komari was like that too when she was around your age”. Komari fans got an interesting visual…Anyway Konomi offered to guide The Champ to her place so she wouldn’t get lost. She hesitated for a bit but accepted. At Konomi’s place our champion was surprised to see a certain someone there.

Komari sees Hotaru and Konomi togetherHotaru tries explaining herself to Komari

There she is. There’s the champion I missed seeing in all her glory. You were dearly missed Champ. Oh but it wasn’t over yet. Konomi explained Hotaru wanting to be spoiled like she was back in the day and Komari made a very tempting offer to our champion.

Komari's tempting offerHotaru's heart not ready

In case any NNB fans out there forgot there’s a reason why I address this wonderful girl as The Champ and it isn’t because she’s deceptively sexy. If the shrine wasn’t enough of a reminder of her deep love for Komari then this was.

Hotaru cuddling Pechi

This one I didn’t get. People in their 60’s and beyond still play with their dogs like this. I should know. My family and I do it all the time. In any case excellent episode. Next time it looks like a certain sister of a beloved mascot will make her return.

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13 Responses to Non Non Biyori Nonstop Episode 2: The Maturity of a Champion

  1. cirno9fan says:

    Something about “ruining her mature composed lady” thing. How amusing that she probably keeps up this act because of not wanting to disappoint Komari, but if she acted more childish in front of Komari she’d be able to get more attention. Oh well, she’s just a young girl dealing with her first crush/love. Fight on!

    I had missed it too, OG. I had missed it too….here’s hoping this season is full of her moments!

    And we got to see ponytail Komari and Hotaru!!! It was a ponytail banzai in the first segment ❤

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  2. Mauron says:

    Kazu-nee, the Monday after tomato planting: We were going to start Tom Sawyer today… but I’ll save that for another time.

    Konomi’s girlfriend to be is still working on the whole talking to people thing, but she’s getting there.

    Teleporting sugar is a terrifying thing.

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  3. Little Viktoria says:

    Hotaru being a baby in front of her friends was the highlight of the year for me, so far ^^

    First I thought it was a shame she ran away from the chance to rest on Komari’s adorable thighs, but then I realised that it wouldn’t be right like that. It needs to happen in a romantic way, between just the two of them, and maybe that will take a few years more. Lots of blushing and confusion on the way there makes it even more precious…

    I just loved the way she stepped in front of Konomi to try to hide her. And Komari is as clueless as ever.

    Akane is such a cutie! And next week we’ll see sex bomb Hikage. Yay!

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  4. yurimylove says:

    I learned today that it’s immature to play with your dog.

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  5. K says:

    Akane had quite a stimulating experience, meeting and conversing with new peeps, baking chocolate with them, being handed sugar out of thin air…huh? Suguru’s stealth level’s still high, I see. The way he was walking towards the entrance was epic, too.

    You may have meant well Komari but a lap pillow? Don’t tease Hotaru with a good time, especially when she’s deliberately being babied at that moment(plus Konomi watching would’ve made her embarrassment levels shoot through the roof!). She’ll gladly take you up on that offer(hopefully) later.

    Jokes aside, she’s such a well-behaved child, I don’t think she wants anyone to see how childish she really is, which shows how mature she is for her age, lol.

    Maybe it’s just that being super affectionate with your dog is a private affair?

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  6. Somebody says:

    He truly is the epitome of male characters in anime and the goal all should strive for.

    I love how she was so concerned that the hand holding would be seen as a romantic gesture that she was more then happy to admit it was childish pampering.

    Her young heart is not ready for senpai’s lap.

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  7. Nick says:

    Nice to see Akane back again so soon too. She’s co cute!

    The scene on the train with Hotaru was hilarious. That realization when she gets off and notices Konomi also standing there, oh man that was gold.

    Hand holding, lap pillow and dog cuddling were also excellent moments. Hotaru is such a great girl.

    Looking forward to what happens next!

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