Club for fans of iyashikei, or "healing", "therapeutic" anime. Taken from this article:
The term “iyashi” can be translated as “healing”, so that makes iyashikei healing series. Iyashikei is most often considered a sub-genre of slice of life series, because all iyashikei series feature the same character-centered nature of slice of life: There is no real continuing plot and in most cases no conclusion, but the mostly episodic stories are depicting people’s lives without any drama or suspense. However, what differs iyashikei from slice of life is the healing effects: In short, iyashikei calms the reader and leaves them with light-hearted, maybe with a hint of melancholy. The typical of characteristics of iyashikei are a few characters who all feel sympathetic towards each other; close, slowly developing relationships without conflicts as we might know them; an appreciation for nature and the small, beautiful things in life - and most importantly, iyashikei series are mostly located in another time and another world as we live in. Despite the similarities to our lives, iyashikei series are supposed to set us in another world where our sorrows actually are practically non-existent.
People have always relied on the google-box to escape from reality. Leaving their dreary lives behind for a moment while being tuned in to another is escapism at its most accessible. A quick fix one might say, to soothe their souls.
Basically, this is a place to appreciate/share/find out about works that could be identified as iyashikei. See also: Iyashikei on TV Tropes.
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Sticky: Request ( 1 2 )
ZorroGuevara - Nov 30, 2013
56 replies by Shadow_Reaper13 »»
Jul 26, 11:18 AM
Sticky: Iyashikei Challenge
Snap-san - Oct 21, 2019
1 replies by Robinne »»
Oct 21, 2019 11:47 AM
Best Iyashikei Anime Ever?
jacob0988 - Nov 29, 2018
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Apr 17, 2019 7:44 PM
Iyashikei Short films, movies,visual novels and one shots
starshinesMonet - Jun 20, 2014
9 replies by vampiricneko »»
Feb 27, 2019 7:19 PM
Poll: Non Non Biyori
ZorroGuevara - Dec 1, 2013
4 replies by GinkoGames »»
Apr 25, 2017 8:13 AM

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Snap-san | Feb 27, 3:57 PM
@RastaManGames Assuming they're tears of joy, iyashikei can do wonders to some people.

RastaManGames | Feb 27, 3:46 AM
Why am i crying every time while watching iyashikei? T_T

Greyleaf | Jun 15, 2019 3:52 PM
Just noticed Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou isn't on the list. Might wanna consider adding that one. I feel like a lot of people could benefit from watching it, and though a bit unconventional, it's definitely still an iyashikei.

Snap-san | Feb 14, 2019 11:11 AM
In case it flew under anyone's radar, there's a new iyashikei show airing this season; My Roommate is a Cat. It's really cute and heartwarming, hope you enjoy!

GiovannaEv | Dec 13, 2018 3:46 AM
I recommend sangatsu no lion. It's also a very sweet and calm anime and the animation is gorgeous

jacob0988 | Dec 6, 2018 8:36 PM
why isnt tanaka kun itsumo wa kedaruge on the list that show definitely is an iyashikei anime

_Maneki-Neko_ | Sep 27, 2018 5:17 PM
Thanks for that long review. The series was pretty cute and smoothing.
The soothing atmosphere aside, that background is really amazing and you can't help but feel relaxed by the art alone. ^^

Mosset | Sep 27, 2018 4:39 PM
If anyone is interested in Hakumei to Mikochi, I have a review up on my blog. Its a really relaxing watch, perfect for fans of Iyashikei & fantasy!

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