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Slice of Life Anime Worth your Time

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bySatania_san
Feb 14 2023, 9:27 AM | Updated Feb 19, 6:55 AM
My favorite slice of life shows. There's an overlap with romance/romcom anime but I chose shows that don't have romance as their main focus. See also my recommended romance anime list: https://myanimelist.net/stacks/23722
Gabriel DropOut
TV, 2017, 12 eps Me:- Author:10
One of my all time favorite slice of life comedies. Criminally underrated. Incredibly funny and quirky. Find another anime with such great and unique ensemble of characters.
Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san
TV, 2019, 12 eps Me:- Author:9
Just a beautiful anime to relax. Comforting and sad at the same time.

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
TV, 2017, 13 eps Me:- Author:9
Great characters, incredibly entertaining. What slice of life is all about.

Jahy-sama wa Kujikenai!

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

Jahy-sama wa Kujikenai!
TV, 2021, 20 eps Me:- Author:8
Jahy is one of the funniest and most adorable characters in all anime.

Hataraku Maou-sama!

The Devil is a Part-Timer!

Hataraku Maou-sama!
TV, 2013, 13 eps Me:- Author:8
Just a good comedy/parody.
Hinamatsuri (TV)
TV, 2018, 12 eps Me:- Author:10
It begins with a bizarre comic premise but then goes on to explore some serious themes such as homelesness. Worth watching both for the funny and the feels.

Sousou no Frieren

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End

Sousou no Frieren
TV, 2023, 28 eps Me:- Author:10
The perfect fantasy slice of life. The characters, the story, the animation - everything is perfection. No doubt it will become a classic.

Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita

I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level

Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita
TV, 2021, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Pure silly fun, quite underrated.

Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu

The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent

Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu
TV, 2021, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
Sweet slice of life isekai with a very charming female protagonist. No drama just sweetness.

Isekai Yakkyoku

Parallel World Pharmacy

Isekai Yakkyoku
TV, 2022, 12 eps Me:- Author:6
Another cute slice of life isekai.
Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen
TV, 2019, 14 eps Me:- Author:8
An isekai about a nerd, it's exactly what you would expect. Just let her have books.
Arte
TV, 2020, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
Wholesome and inoffensive girl empowerment.

Asobi Asobase

Asobi Asobase - workshop of fun -

Asobi Asobase
TV, 2018, 12 eps Me:- Author:10
The greatest comedy anime of them all, period.

Joshikousei no Mudazukai

Wasteful Days of High School Girls

Joshikousei no Mudazukai
TV, 2019, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
Just good comedy. Great ensemble of characters.

4-nin wa Sorezore Uso wo Tsuku

The Little Lies We All Tell

4-nin wa Sorezore Uso wo Tsuku
TV, 2022, 11 eps Me:- Author:7
Random comedy that is genuinely funny.
Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro
TV, 2018, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
More of the same.
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru
TV, 2010, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
Another good comedy anime.
Non Non Biyori
TV, 2013, 12 eps Me:- Author:9
Simply cute and funny, watch all the seasons + movie. Just love the vibe and humor.

Ichigo Mashimaro

Strawberry Marshmallow

Ichigo Mashimaro
TV, 2005, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
Similar to Non Non Byori.
Yuru Camp△
TV, 2018, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Chill and wholesome. Adorable main girls.
Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou
TV, 2017, 12 eps Me:- Author:10
Post-apocalyptic slice of life moe. Very underrated and deserving more recognition. The characters, the setting, the vibe, everything is so beautiful. The themes it explores are actually much deeper than what appears on the surface, particularly if you read the manga's ending, which unfortunately was not adopted (see vols. 5-6)
Usagi Drop
TV, 2011, 11 eps Me:- Author:7
Very beautiful and wholesome (just don't read the manga)
Bocchi the Rock!
TV, 2022, 12 eps Me:- Author:10
A perfect slice of life anime. Great characters, great animation, superb voice acting. Very relatable portrayal of social anxiety.

Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!

WataMote: No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!

Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!
TV, 2013, 12 eps Me:- Author:10
Not for the faint hearted. Dark comedy about social anxiety. Forget about Komi.
Hibike! Euphonium
TV, 2015, 13 eps Me:- Author:7
Cute girls playing tubas, what's not to like? (and the animation is GORGEOUS)
Kokoro Connect
TV, 2012, 13 eps Me:- Author:8
One of the better highschool clubs animes out there with intriguing supernatural driven plot. Decent romance too.
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
TV, 2011, 11 eps Me:- Author:10
A touching story about loss.

Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara

Iroduku: The World in Colors

Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara
TV, 2018, 13 eps Me:- Author:7
Just a pretty looking anime about friendship or something.
Blue Period
TV, 2021, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Just good story and characters.
Mieruko-chan
TV, 2021, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Great blend of comedy and horror, very compelling characters. Also Sora Amamiya.

Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.

Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway

Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.
TV, 2021, 13 eps Me:- Author:10
Very moving story that explores serious themes. A real slice of life masterpiece.
Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru
TV, 2022, 12 eps Me:- Author:10
The perfect romcom. Marin is a literal goddess. Never seen more beautiful animation.
Hard to believe how good a show about making clothes can be.

Adachi to Shimamura

Adachi and Shimamura

Adachi to Shimamura
TV, 2020, 12 eps Me:- Author:9
The sweetest romance in all anime.
Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai
TV, 2018, 13 eps Me:- Author:9
One of the more clever romance animes out there with very witty dialogues. A must watch.

Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san

Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro

Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san
TV, 2021, 12 eps Me:- Author:9
Best romcom, hands down.

Tonikaku Kawaii

TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You

Tonikaku Kawaii
TV, 2020, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
The perfect fantasy for lonely sad virgins.

Yofukashi no Uta

Call of the Night

Yofukashi no Uta
TV, 2022, 13 eps Me:- Author:10
Worth watching just for the characters and the atmosphere (and the tasteful ecchi).
Ookami to Koushinryou
TV, 2008, 13 eps Me:- Author:9
The plot can get a little over-complicated but the show is very well written and the main girl is incredibly sexy and charming. Intelligently written dialogues for a change. A masterpiece not to be missed.
Taishou Otome Otogibanashi
TV, 2021, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Great romance despite the creepy undertones. Cool historical setting.
High Score Girl
TV, 2018, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Don't let the awful 3d animation put you off, this is a very good romance with interesting chemistry between the two protagonists (and you thought Komi couldn't communicate - wait till you see this).
Make sure you watch the 3 OVAs before you start the 2nd season.

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
TV, 2012, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Dekomori best girl.
Tomo-chan wa Onnanoko!
TV, 2023, 13 eps Me:- Author:7
It's so good that the side characters eclipse the main characters.

Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu

Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut

Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu
TV, 2021, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
Despite what the bizarre premise might lead you to think this is actually a pretty good and touching romance story. Unbelievably cute main girl.
Urasekai Picnic
TV, 2021, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Stalker the girl-love anime. Hard to classify, just give it a shot.
Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
TV, 2010, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
Ignoring the terrible ending, this is actually a great show.

Yesterday wo Utatte

Sing "Yesterday" for Me

Yesterday wo Utatte
TV, 2020, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
Somewhat cliche but still worth watching.

Net-juu no Susume

Recovery of an MMO Junkie

Net-juu no Susume
TV, 2017, 10 eps Me:- Author:7
A saccharine fairy tale for gamers.
Kuzu no Honkai
TV, 2017, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
The whole thing is pretty bizarre, but if you are into drama and psychology this is for you.

NHK ni Youkoso!

Welcome to the N.H.K.

NHK ni Youkoso!
TV, 2006, 24 eps Me:- Author:10
Very dark and serious (about mental illness and suicide) but very high quality show.
Miru Tights
ONA, 2019, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
For the culture.

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