Cover image for Nichijou = my ordinary life. 1 / Keiichi Arawi ; translation: Jenny McKeon.
Nichijou = my ordinary life. 1 / Keiichi Arawi ; translation: Jenny McKeon.
Title Variants:
My ordinary life.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Vertical Inc 2016

New York : Vertical Inc., [2016]
Physical Description:
177 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm
General Note:
Pages numbered from right to left.

Chiefly illustrations.
A group of friends, which includes a robot built by a child professor, deal with the many unexpected situations that occur in their daily lives as high school students.
Added Author:


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
ARA V.1 Manga Teen Manga

On Order



Following the surreal adventures of the young inhabitants of Tokisadame city, Nichijou is already making waves with its blend of strange situations and bubbly cast of characters. Set in a strange school where you may see the principal wrestle a deer, or a robot hide the school lunches, the days that unfold in Nichijou are curious and hilarious, if not downright bizarre. However amidst all the chaos and comedy Arawi still takes time to share everyday slice of life stories giving readers an insight to modern Japanese youth culture.

Author Notes

Keiichi Arawi (1977-) is a professional comic artist and illustrator. Originally from Gunma, Japan, he was raised in the city of Maebashi. By the time he was 19 he entered the world of comics drawing short stories for Media Factory's Comic Flapper (My Neighbor Seki, 7 Billion Needles). While his first series KazeMachi was short-lived it caught the attention of one of the bigger publishers in Japan, Kadokawa Publishing.

His short "Nichijou" won Kadokawa's 22nd ACE Award for New Artists and by November 2006 Nichijou was regularly serialized in Kadokawa's flagship magazine Shonen Ace. Nichijou has since then sold more than a million copies and has seen cartoon and video game adaptations.

It was also selected by Guillermo del Toro as one of the top comics out of Japan today for Asahi News' SUGOI Japan project.