Slice of Life is a rather polarizing genre. I know some people who don’t like a slice of life for some odd reason while I know some who really love it. I personally do enjoy a good slice of life anime. And you know what guys let’s face it, almost all anime do a little slice of life parts to them. So how can you say you don’t like this genre?
All that aside like though I said, I personally do enjoy a good slice of life anime. There are a lot of good slice-of-life anime out there. Some of them do get slept on from time to time. So that’s what we’re here for today. Here are some slice of life anime that deserve more praise in my opinion
Eve no Jikan is basically a more peaceful and slice-of-life version of Vivy. I know Vivy came out later but that’s the best comparison I was able to come up with since both anime have a similar setting. How do you make Slice of Life anime in such a setting? Well, the solution Eve found to this is rather unique and nice.
Eve no Jikan is literally about a café where humans and androids treat each other as equals and can talk freely. It is a really beautiful anime and I love this unique twist on the oppressed droids setting. It seriously deserves more praise.
Your Name is just so famous that it blows other great works by the director, Makoto Shinkai out of the water. If you look in a little deeper though, you will find this and the next entry in the list of movies by Makoto Shinkai. This movie is a real tearjerker.
Five Centimeters per Second is a movie that really comes close to real life. Even the visuals of the movie are oddly realistic. Even a person like me who has never been in a relationship or had childhood friends of the female variety finds this movie relatable. Somehow. I don’t know why but I can’t help but cry while watching this movie.
Another one of Makoto Shinkai’s lesser-known works. This movie like Five Centimeters per Second is oddly realistic. The animations of this movie look beautiful. This movie may make you cry too but this once; it’ll be the tears of happiness.
The movie is about a guy and girl who met by chance in a park on a rainy day. They run into each other like that a few times but soon, they start wishing for rain just to see each other. They grow close to each other and provide each other with the motivation to move forward. The plot twist at the end is not something I saw coming. It was really unexpected.
Ok, I agree Natsume Yuujinchou is a rather long series but it is really close to heart. A few series have had this much effect on my heart. It is just beautiful. The animations may not be the best but I love that art style. You just fall in love with the series despite the slow-paced plot.
It is supernatural anime but it feels real. The interactions people have with the spirits in Natsume Yuujinchou are rather realistic. Most of all, Natsume’s character development is really really good. The series deserves a larger audience for sure.
Barakamon is something that proves that sometimes the plot is not all that important to have a touching anime. It has a simple plot about an artist trying to find his drive and discover himself. The protagonist is sent by his father to a remote village for some time so that he may learn some stuff.
The protagonist really doesn’t like the village at first but grows to love it over time. Throughout the series, we see the protagonist go from a hot head to a more mature person. His character is really well written. While the anime is a comedy, for the most part, the last few episodes are really emotional.
That is all I have for now. Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below. As always stay tuned for more content and do not forget to check out our art section. With that said, I will take my leave here. See ya!