Aria The Animation, Hidamari Sketch Recommendations
Extremely high profile non-miyazaki slice-of-life anime that get many installment.
In one famous opinion piece about anime, "rowing a boat" is a coined term means slice-of-life anime with slow pace that watch the everyday life of bishoujo characters.
Both anime are rowing a boat. One is rowing in a utopia future re-make of classical Venice city, the other row a boat in a modern day Japanese high-school setting. Rowing-a-boat anime will be highly soothing or extremely boring depends on your preferences (of girls in the show or maybe settings.) Let's just say that rowing-a-boat is not new of a genre, but somehow only recently become highly-anticipated.
Akari = Yuno w/ pigtails. Slice-of-life goodness.
both are very relaxing slice of life shows that have a light comedy. Also, each of the characters from both show show their cute chibi faces alot lol
They're both slow paced slice of life that are rather episodic, and help you relax after a long day. No need to worry about drama in both of them, as they're both light-hearted anime about taking life as it comes, not rushing it.
Though Aria is more sci-fi based and about undines, and Hidamari Sketch is about art, they both showcase the fun in the process rather than the end goal. They're both revolved around a group of girls who are all pursuing a dream that they wish to achieve. Aria being an Undine, and Hidamari Sketch being an artist. Both have characters that are easily
[TL;DR] Very slow-paced slice of life. If you enjoy one, you will enjoy another. If you don't enjoy Hidamari, you will "never" be able to enjoy Aria. For sure. If you don't enjoy Aria, then you'll "most likely" not be able to enjoy Hidamari.
(1) Slow - very slow-paced slice of life, not suitable for someone looking for serious/thrilling plot
(2) Peaceful - give you happiness if you take it slowly and calmly
(3) No fan service
(4) Non Androphobia - don't eradicate male's existence (though the main characters are females).
(5) Lesson learned. This depends on people, but for me Aria teaches me a lot of little