442nd G-View: Non Non Biyori Nonstop

Another 3rd season of a popular Girls Club anime came to a close. Question what else did it bring to the table besides the good stuff that made it beloved by fans. Let us find out as we take a look at Non Non Biyori Nonstop, aka Non Non Biyori Season 3.

Check out my reviews of the first two seasons and a quick look at the movie HERE.

Non Non Biyori 3rd Season

Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life

Themes: Countryside

Number of Episodes: 12

G-Rating: 11/10

Renge, Natsumi, Hotaru and Komari Third SeasonThe events of the anime took place from Fall to Spring. On the surface everything that made the series wonderful remains the same:

  • Quiet moments for viewers to relax and take in the beautiful countryside vistas, further appreciated thanks to the stellar animated backgrounds. The soundtrack meanwhile carries over familiar tunes from past seasons with a few new ones besides the OP and ED.
  • Well timed long pause jokes.
  • Hotaru reminding everyone why she is The Champ as she somehow controls her love for Komari in public, unless nearly exposed.
  • Komari trying in vain to act mature though occasionally succeeding.
  • Natsumi getting into trouble and usually facing the wrath of goddess mom.
  • Hikage poorly bragging about studying in the big city and getting into trouble along with Natsumi (Admittedly the latter is my least favorite part of the show)
  • Best Boy of All Anime living up to his title.
  • Konomi trolling.
  • Kazuho’s sloth like approach to life but shows maturity when necessary.
  • Candy Store poorly hiding she cares about everyone
  • And of course Renge being a national treasure thanks to her semi poker face, limitless youthful enthusiasm and thirst for adventure and knowledge.

While season 3 continues the tradition of giving Renge (understandably) the most time in the spotlight followed by Natsumi the other girls and women got to strut their stuff in an episode or two centered around them. Much appreciated.

Akane at the bus stopThe first welcome surprise were new characters such as Akane here. All of them bring their own character arcs and brand of humor, easily fitting in with the rest of the cast. Speaking of Akane, be sure to pay close attention to her journey. The other important newcomer, Shiori, also has a very important journey but for readers of the blog Akane’s is noteworthy for a specific reason.

Apart from the new characters the other new addition to the season is the main theme. It is vague at first but becomes clearer as the story progresses. Without giving much away it has a message revolving around the passage of time, coming of age, maturity and change. It reminded me of GochiUsa’s 3rd season that also went over similar themes but in a different way of course.

Hotaru's scheme takes fruitI already dropped hints on what kind of yuri to expect, both familiar and new. Viewers will certainly get a few more surprises this season.

Overall Non Non Biyori Nonstop is more of the same in the best way. Everything fans love about the series remains intact, the cast remain as lovable as ever, the presentation remains chill and excellent, the newcomers are welcome additions to an already wonderful cast and the new themes explored are done quite well. A must watch for fans.

I know this was shorter than usual and may as well have been a Yuri Quickie but it NNB 3 was as chill to review as its setting.

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16 Responses to 442nd G-View: Non Non Biyori Nonstop

  1. Little Viktoria says:

    My favourite show of the season ^^

    Non Non Biyori is always pure bliss. Beautiful scenery, lovely people and cute girls. Hotaru and Komari are my top girls and will continue to be ^^ Some of the best moments were Hotaru being a baby when she thought her friends weren’t around, and when she was walking with a girl and Komari saw them. And Komari making so many clothes to have something pretty to give to Hotaru. Aww, how could anyone not fall in love with her? Those two are destined for marriage.

    Akane is adorable and became one of my favourites right away. Shiori is a cutie too and with her entering the school, this story certainly needs more seasons ^^ Although I still feel like Honoka is Renge’s soulmate – maybe Renge’s first smile will be for her. Besides, isn’t tiny Komari the oldest student now? That’s incredible and funny. Definitely material for an entire season. And best guy is a stoic hero to the end.

    Oh and my wish – one of them – came true at the end! Hikage with a pretty girlfriend (it’s Non Non Biyori, so that is definitely a girlfriend). I always liked Hikage’s appearance, not so much her behaviour… but a lovesick Hikage, learning to behave now that she has a bright-eyed, excited cutie by her side – I want to see it so much ^^

    I hope there will be an OVA for this season too. We need more Hotaru x Komari, and having Aoi would be so nice, since poor Natsumi was the only one who didn’t get any romance. OVA please ^^

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  2. ArcaJ says:

    I think Konomi just slid into my Favorite Character slot. She really is the Mistress of the Sick Burn, with an innocent smile.

    Akane was a lovely addition. She came out of her shell and into our hearts. If she doesn’t end up sharing an apartment with Konomi I’m going to lose it!

    Also, did Renge just imprint on Shiori’s sister? Sorry for the Twilight reference.

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  3. yurimylove says:

    a very good season though would’ve liked more Hotaru x Komari

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  4. cirno9fan says:

    The season that finally got me to be a fan of Renge
    Still Komari is #1 and Hotarun #2, but I no longer find her a bother when she’s on screen. Show needed more HotaKoma, but ah well. Still was an enjoyable watch through. Hikage really got a lot of screentime, and I enjoyed her moments quite a bit XD
    I would not be against another season
    (Team RenHon !)

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  5. MDLZ says:

    This felt like a finale, so I don’t know if I should expect another season or not. I would surely like a season 4 since this is my “comfort series”. Anyway, loved the new characters and this season in general.

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  6. opaco1234 says:

    Bye, bye,
    The serie finish her circle as a story very inspired by Yotsuba,
    Found, will like to see how this character grown up after some years

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  7. K says:

    It was more of the same quality goodness I’ve come to expect and more. I liked that Konomi got more focus this time, especially since Akane was introduced. It really made me appreciate her trolling skills more. Akane was a nice addition to the cast and it looks like Hikage can finally impress someone with her big city tales, lol. Shiori’s presence activated Renge’s big sister instincts but she’s definitely going to be a handful.

    Suguru’s so cool, he played the piano at his own graduation ceremony. Let’s ignore that there was no else there to play for him. Besides, it makes for a nice memory in itself. Seriously though, he just exudes coolness.

    My favourite episode this season was 11. Watching Kaede and Kazuho being sentimental drunks was funny and what happened at the end was so sweet. My favourite moment was when Renge was finally able to give Honoka a proper farewell. That was a well deserved closure for Ren-chon.

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  8. Nick says:

    Not a whole lot more to add really. NNB Nonstop hit all the right points and continued the countryside adventures perfectly. I enjoyed the new characters and new adventures and it felt like everyone had grown a lot since we first met them back in S1. I’m always amazed how such a simple show like this can put you through all the emotions so easily. The ep where Honoka returns, oh man was I crying. Gotta love it.

    All in all this was another highlight of my season and a show I’ll miss a lot now.

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