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Principal Shinonome

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Japanese Name: 校長先生
Romanized Name: Kōchō-sensei
English Name: Principal
First Appearance: "Nichijou Episode 0"
Affiliated: Kousuke Oura / Vice Principal
Manabu Takasaki
Izumi Sakurai
Japanese VA: Chou
English VA: Francis Henry
Principal Shinonome is the bald principal of Tokisadame Highschool. While known for his old jokes and puns, unknown to most, he is a talented wrestler. In "Nichijou Episode 26", he is referred to as "Principal Shinonome", implying he may be a relative of Hakase. He is shown to be self-conscious of his lack of hair.


He wears a black suit with a long-sleeved white shirt and a full Windsor tie knot. In "Nichijou Episode 6", where the principal wrestled with a deer, it is revealed that in the inside of his suit he wears a vest. It's unknown if the vest was worn everyday by him.


Principal Shinnome
His revealed toupee

In episode 6, it is revealed that his 'hair' is actually a toupee, and that he is actually completely bald. He tried to have his hair grown back by going to a doctor. Unfortunately, his hair already gone permanently.


He is rational, proved by him when thinking he wouldn't win if he climbed the statue again against the deer. He can't make a good joke as the students didn't laugh at the ceremony.
He is calm, except when talking about his hair, and in a running gag in the show, about the principal's paranoia over the vice principal trying to take his job.


(Filtered) Principal and Vice Principal

It is a running gag that the principal is paranoid that Vice Principal will take his job.

Kousuke Oura (also known as Vice Principal)

Kousuke Oura is the vice principal of Tokisadame Highschool. He is also known as Kyoutou-sensei. He usually trolls Principal Shinonome every in the school.

Manabu Takasaki

The principal has a friendly relationship with this teacher in the few moments they are seen together, like when he cheered Manabu on when he was really enthusiastically doing push ups. Unknown if the principal approves of Manabu's confused antics.

Character songs

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Image Gallery

Nichijou characters
Trio Sucharaka Mio Naganohara · Yuuko Aioi · Mai Minakami
Shinonome Laboratory Hakase (Shinonome) · Nano Shinonome · Sakamoto · Biscuit 2
Faculty Principal Shinonome · Kousuke Oura · Izumi Sakurai · Manabu Takasaki · Kana Nakamura · Tomioka · Akagi
Class 1-O Yuria Sekiguchi · Makoto Sakurai
Class 1-Q Mio Naganohara · Yuuko Aioi · Mai Minakami · Nano Shinonome · Haruna Annaka · Tanaka · Tsuyoshi Nakanojou · Ogo · Midori Ōmama
Class 2-A Ogi
Class 2-P Kenzaburou Daiku · Koujirou Sasahara · Misato Tachibana · Weboshii · Fe-chan
Fey Kingdom King Albert · Princess Starla · Dolph · Fey Kingdom Soldiers
Others (females) Yoshino Naganohara · Tamamura · Mihoshi Tachibana · Sumika · Tanabo · Kimiko · Yuuko's Mother · Mother Naganohara · Double Cheeseburgirl · Itako
Others (males) Hajime Sakurai · Mi-chan · Nakanojou's Father · Assistant Instructor · Gentleman · Kiyoshi · Policeman · Hirose · Egi Masaharu · Osamu · Ma-chan
Others (animals) Buddy · Karasu · Oguri Cap . Pyon · Kojirou · The deer
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