Nichijou manga readers are in for something extraordinary!
The latest issue of Shonen Ace magazine revealed that the 10th volume of Keiichi Arawi’s Nichijou (My Ordinary Life) will receive a limited edition. The volume will receive a special anniversary edition to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the franchise.
The Limited Edition will ship to stores along with the standard edition on December 10, 2015. It will be a two-book set, which includes the manga volume, as well as a special 120-page companion book. The companion book will include a selection of previously uncollected strips from the manga, as well as highlights and favorites chosen by Arawi.
The book was first teased earlier this month, in the pages of Shonen Ace magazine. A one-page teaser hinted at big news for the franchise in the next issue.
Nichijou did receive an anime adaptation by Kyoto Animation (K-On!, Sound! Euphonium) in 2011. Tatsuya Ishihara (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions, Clannad) served as director on the project. While the series did win over a cult following with its quirky sense of humor and colorful cast, it ultimately failed to break even.
According to animator Shunji Suzuki, the series didn’t even come remotely close to the break-even point, which ultimately led to the “destroying the myth of Kyoto Animation’s invincibility.”
Still, there’s something charming about a series who can turn even gym class into utter hilarity.