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May 2, 2011 9:42 PM

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Nothing Action packed, nothing Otherworldly so no Fantasy or Sci Fi. I guess something like a Comedy/Romance/Drama thats set in the real world and somewhat realistic.

With nice settings like Countrysides, Beaches, Water parks. Places you would like to go on Holiday to relax is there any calm but good anime that are peaceful and nice like this?
 
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May 3, 2011 1:24 AM

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Maison Ikkoku perhaps?
 
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May 3, 2011 1:27 AM

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\\\\well even tho u said no otherworlds this is the best relax good feeling anime ever made. Aria
 
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May 3, 2011 2:02 AM

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Blueballs123 said:
well even tho u said no otherworlds this is the best relax good feeling anime ever made. Aria


FUCK YES! Aria and Honey and Clover are the first things to come to mind.
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May 3, 2011 2:06 AM

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Mushishi, Natsume Yujinchou, Honey and Clover and Fruit Basket..
 
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May 3, 2011 2:15 AM

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Ghibli films like Howl's Mowing Castle; ef - tales of memories


 
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May 3, 2011 5:54 AM

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The no fantasy thing makes it really hard..

Maybe try Nodame Cantabile? For some reason I just found that series super easy and relaxed. It's also one of the best romance/comedies out there imo so you should watch it at some point anyway
 
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May 3, 2011 7:33 AM

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Maybee.. Sketchbook Full Colours..it's a slice of life anime about students in art club.It has a very peaceful feeling..
 
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May 3, 2011 7:39 AM

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May 3, 2011 9:05 AM

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Aria, Bartender, Ristorante Paradiso, Mushishi, Natsume Yuujinchou are recommended/seconded.

Nodame is also seconded, because it also had the same effect on me.
 
May 3, 2011 9:07 AM

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I looked these things up and some look like what im after.

This Aria though theres like 3 different shows what would i have to watch first?

Honey and Clover i'll definitley give a go. Natsume Yuujinchou i'll most likely give a go.

Sketchbook also looks relaxing but it doesnt have that great of a score.
 
May 3, 2011 9:15 AM

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The order for Aria is:

Animation
Natural
Origination

And Honey & Clover is not as lighthearted and feelgood in the second season, just so you know, first season is very nice though.
 
May 3, 2011 9:25 AM

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Ah i missed your previous post, Bartender and Ristorante Paradiso sound interesting, especially Bartender it sounds different.

Thanks for the Aria order i'll give it a try.
 
May 3, 2011 10:14 AM

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The only one that comes to mind, not yet mentioned, is Haibane Renmei, it really relaxed and immersed me in it's world
 
May 3, 2011 10:45 AM

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Nothing Action packed, nothing Otherworldly so no Fantasy or Sci Fi. I guess something like a Comedy/Romance/Drama thats set in the real world and somewhat realistic.

With nice settings like Countrysides, Beaches, Water parks. Places you would like to go on Holiday to relax is there any calm but good anime that are peaceful and nice like this?


Well you could try Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, although it is technically a Sci-fi.

It's set in the future and the world's resources have been exhausted; the sea level has risen yet the world is beautiful.

I can think of a few that have a touch of fantasy about them, but not so much they'd put you off (I think):

Kamichu!
Natsu no Sora
Mushishi


One title that fits in with what you're looking for is Tamayura, which was created by the same people who did Aria and is set in the real world with no fantasy elements.

Personally I thought it was god-awful but I seem to be in the minority; lots of people praise it very highly so perhaps that one is worth a shot.
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May 3, 2011 6:47 PM

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As a hardcore fan of Aria, I strongly suggest you NOT to watch Aria and I don't feel like explaining. Btw, Aria is a Fantasy + Sci Fiction anime so it should be out of your menu.
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Aria_Shachou said:
As a hardcore fan of Aria, I strongly suggest you NOT to watch Aria and I don't feel like explaining. Btw, Aria is a Fantasy + Sci Fiction anime so it should be out of your menu.
With so many recommendations thus far of it, not explaining makes things difficult here. :P

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The only one that comes to mind, not yet mentioned, is Haibane Renmei, it really relaxed and immersed me in it's world
The majority of it indeed, although a few moments here and there were dramatic and not especially "relaxing".
 
May 4, 2011 4:58 AM

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There's a tiny bit of fantasy in Aria (mostly for fun, but it's rare). And there is a bit of sci-fi, but it's not really noticeable, since they're mostly rowing around in boats and walking.

But I'm totally recommending it anyway.
 
May 4, 2011 7:58 PM

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Ghibli's "Only Yesterday". its probably one of thier most chill movies, and simultaneously one of thier most adult. relaxing i thought.
 
May 4, 2011 7:59 PM

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Toradora!

No otherwordly powers. Very realistic romance.
 
May 9, 2011 1:16 AM

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I'll recommend Mushishi too since even there is some fantasy element, I think the story actually focused more on the drama of human relationship and how we perceived life
and the settings is nice :D

other than that maybe you can try:
Tamayura OVA, Sketchbook, Bartender, Eve no Jikan
 
May 10, 2011 5:10 AM

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Kimi Ni Todoke and Lovely Complex for school romance. I also agree that Nodame Cantabile will be a good choice too.
 
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scabab said:
Nothing Action packed, nothing Otherworldly so no Fantasy or Sci Fi. I guess something like a Comedy/Romance/Drama thats set in the real world and somewhat realistic.

With nice settings like Countrysides, Beaches, Water parks. Places you would like to go on Holiday to relax is there any calm but good anime that are peaceful and nice like this?


these come to mind:

Bungaku Shoujo
Bokura ga Ita
Canvas 2: Niji-iro no Sketch
Clannad
Clannad after story
ef - a tale of memories.
ef - a tale of melodies.
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora
Kanon (2006)
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien: Next Season (alt. ending)
Myself ; Yourself
REC
Treu tears
Is”Pure
Lamune
Ai Yori Aoshi
Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi
Amagami SS
Toradora!
Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Hitohira

(most are romance/drama's but also included some romance/comedy's)
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May 10, 2011 8:56 AM

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Some of these of suggestions are just fantastic i must have added a years worth of anime to my plan to watch from this.
 
May 10, 2011 9:17 AM

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Sweetpea said:
There's a tiny bit of fantasy in Aria (mostly for fun, but it's rare). And there is a bit of sci-fi, but it's not really noticeable, since they're mostly rowing around in boats and walking.

But I'm totally recommending it anyway.


I agree, everything in aria is so subtle that i don't see it bothering him.
 
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usagi drop
 
Jul 30, 2011 4:52 PM

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Elfen Lied, School Days, Denpa teki na Kanajo, Kara no Kyoukai, Kite and Yosuga no Sora were all peaceful and calming series that I genuinely enjoyed.
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Ikoku Meiro no Croisee
Tamayura
Bartender
House of five leaves (is historic ok?)
Sketchbook: Full Color`s
Wandering Son
Usagi Drop

and though you said no other world's or fantasy I d still suggest Haibane Renmei.


 
Jul 30, 2011 5:58 PM

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Aria
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5 Seiyuu casting [ how many i know by voice i use the royal I here ]
6 Impact on General Pop Culture in Japan and the West 7 Impact on Otaku Culture in Japan and the West
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Jul 30, 2011 10:01 PM

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- Hanasaku Iroha, though it is still airing.
-Aria
-Kaichou wa-maid sama
-Special A
-Hayate the Combat Butler
-Kimi Ni Todoke
 
Jul 31, 2011 3:57 AM

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Aria the Animation, Natural & Origination.

Guarantee to make you sleep soundly if you watch it before you sleep due to its powerful relaxing theme.
 
Jul 31, 2011 4:49 AM

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Clannad/Clannad ~Afterstory~ - Seeing as how you didn't like Air and Kanon, Clannad might give justice for Jun Maeda.

√ Peaceful town
√ Relaxing environment but some violent scenes
√ Set in a family theme

K-ON!/K-ON!! - Stay away from this if you're not a fan of Moe stuff. Either way, it's still the best SoL out there, for me.

√ "Fluffy" environment
√ Moe stuff (cakes, teas, music)
√ Colorful cast of characters
 
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The most peaceful & relaxing anime I've watched would probably be Kimi ni Todoke. The tone is refreshing & it can be dramatic at times, but very realistic. Even though it's slow-paced & the summaries don't capture its beauty, you should give it a shot :) I hope you like it as much as I did.

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Ikoku Meiro no Croisee and Aria

Also Sister Princess and Baby Princess


 
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kobato... nothing had me more relaxed then that :D
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Aria, all the series.
 
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mister_deaf said:
Elfen Lied, School Days, Denpa teki na Kanajo, Kara no Kyoukai, Kite and Yosuga no Sora were all peaceful and calming series that I genuinely enjoyed.


ha???elfen lied??relaxing??
 
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Elfen Lied, School Days, Denpa teki na Kanajo, Kara no Kyoukai, Kite and Yosuga no Sora were all peaceful and calming series that I genuinely enjoyed.
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Azumanga Daioh

 
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mister_deaf said:
Elfen Lied, School Days, Denpa teki na Kanajo, Kara no Kyoukai, Kite and Yosuga no Sora were all peaceful and calming series that I genuinely enjoyed.
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There isn't much here that is exactly what you are asking for but you may want to check into some of these titles just the same.
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Usagi Drop or Ikoku Meiro no Croisee, both airing at the moment.

Or for something finished you could try Azumanga Daioh or Lucky Star.

Those are the first that comes to mind when thinking of the most peaceful and relaxing anime I've seen.
 
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Honey and Clover is probably the best comedy/drama/romance I've seen up to date. So, go ahead, give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
 
Aug 4, 2011 8:49 PM

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Not sure if anyone else suggested these but try:

Air the Animation
Ikoku Meiro no Croisée
Natsume Yuujinchou
Mushishi

I'm a big fan of relaxing anime, most go straight to my favorite list.
 
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So Ra No Wo To
Clannad
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
 
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