When I watched Nichijou 11, the old man sequence seemed too close to home, with me being a honorary member of geriatric animebloggers of Meenuvia and all. What if my wife dies before me? Nobody is going to visit my chat, too.
I remembered glancing over the article at 2DT about it. He passed on opportunity to create a retrospective of elderly characters there. You’d think that Miyazaki’s textbook hate of all things military and the love of old people deserved a nod, but no. A quick scan of my shrunk reading list revealed very little else. Otou passed on it, the slot at his new master being squatted by a random blogger #159. Ditto Evirus, Pixy, and SDB. Episoders produced zilch, or even less than zero. Miao phoned it in with a retelling.
We should not be surprised at this. The miniscule sales are there for a reason: when everyone only finds 1/4 of the anime palatable, nobody buys the whole thing (think about it). Now, if I could buy just 1. The weiner, 2. The hallway chase, 3. The deer fight, it would be worth $5 a minute.