Hanasaku Iroha, Bokura wa Minna Kawai-sou Recommendations
There's plenty of realism coming from Hanasaku Iroha and Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou. From a viewer's perspective, the main character goes through a life journey as they move into a new residence. They find new friends and get used to their new life style that I find can be reletable. There's decent comedy, drama, and character interactions. The main characters also forges memorable relationships with others through their development. Both series has a small yet colorful cast of characters that I think people will find attractive with their own dynamics.
Realistic slice-of-life anime with plenty of comedy. HanaIro and Kawaisou both feature the main character moving into an inn/dorm with the intention of reinventing themselves. For Ohana, this means getting used to the work at the inn and proving that she is competent to her coworkers and her grandmother. For Usa, this means getting a girlfriend - specifically, getting closer to the antisocial book-loving girl who lives in the same building. Their stories feature moments of success but also plenty of setbacks as the other colorful characters generally do their best to make things difficult.