The anime of the genre Slice Of Life show a piece of everyday life in Japan, they are generally quiet and light. In this article we will share a list of the best animes Slice of Life.
Generally Westerners are not big fans of the genre Slice of Life, but many watch without even knowing that such an anime enters the genre. The main anime on this list are recommended for everyone. Sure they will like it.
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The Meaning of Slice of Life
Slice of life can be translated as slice of life. This phrase describes the use of mundane realism that represents everyday experiences in art and entertainment. It may seem just everyday, but it goes beyond that.
The term refers to a storytelling technique that presents an arbitrary sample in the character's life, which often lacks a coherent strategy of the plot, conflict or ending, usually ending in the open.
In anime and manga it is often an adolescent melodrama that shows a lot of emphasis on the scenario, seasonality and procedures. Narratives generally include groups excluded from society.
The anime shows a generally school environment, also featuring cafes, restaurants along with interpersonal relationships, family, romance and can even lead to fantasy and science fiction.
It is difficult to understand which anime fall into the Slice of Life genre, since practically every anime shows a piece of everyday life and lives with short dramatic and comical scenes throughout the work. Still, the viewer will know when an anime is just a slice of Life.
Animes Slice of Life with other genres
Some are mistaken and think that anime Slice of Life they are just calm anime and without any real emotion. In fact the term Slice of Life it can be easily used by some in shounen, shoujo, seinen and school anime.
There are still those who cling to the root of the word Slice of Life and consider only the calm and light everyday. There are anime that can be considered as Slice of Life which are quite popular like:
- Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu;
- Violet Evergarden;
- Year Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai;
- Toradora !;
- Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai !;
- Sakura-sou at Pet na Kanojo;
- Yahari Pray at Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru;
- Kyoukai no Kanata;
- Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
- Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
- Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
- Kokoro Connect
- Kimi ni Todoke
- Pray at Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
- Mahoutsukai no Yome
- Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
- Great Teacher Onizuka
- Lucky ☆ Star
- Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!
- Mob Psycho 100
- Ao Haru Ride
- Kotonoha no Niwa
- Sakamoto Desu ga?
- Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
- Working !!
- 3-gatsu no Lion
- Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan
- Blend S
- Dagashi Kashi
- Bokura wa Minna Kawai-sou
- Amagami SS
- Isshuukan Friends
- Gin in Saji
- Hanasaku Iroha;
- Usagi Drop;
- Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
- Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge;
- Non Non Biyori;
- Hanasaku Iroha;
- Natsume Yuujinchou;
The Best Slice of Life Anime
Some were mentioned in the previous subtitle, but for some they are not considered slice of life. I'll start by quoting my favorites, I don't want to make a list of the top 10, because that's kind of a personal opinion.
ReLIFE - My favorite novel
ReLife has a beautiful romance, but its story takes the high school anime genre to a different level, with a very interesting story. In it, a boy in his 30s ends up taking a pill to get old and study in high school.
An adult with no future who lives at home unemployed and dissatisfied with life, on any given day receives an invitation to join this project called ReLife. The anime shows the daily life of an adult among young people at school.
Unfortunately he cannot reveal to anyone that he is an adult. Soon he falls in love with a student, but unfortunately nothing can happen, as this test should last for only one year, after which all memories will be erased. And now?
Gin no Saji - Farm Anime
Yugo Hachiken he dreams of a life separate from his family, so he enrolls in an agricultural school in Hokkaido. Raised as a city boy, he is forced to discover the inconvenient truth about agricultural life.
This anime was created by the famous author of FullMetal Alchemist, has a beautiful soundtrack and the closure of my favorite band Goose House. It is an anime with a fun, cheerful and full of comedy atmosphere, recommended for everyone.
Bakuman - Mangakas Anime
Bakuman is a famous anime by the same creator of Death Note, it tells the story of 2 friends who want to enter the world of manga, one as a screenwriter and the other as a designer. They discover that this world is not easy.
The main objective of the protagonist is to make his manga become an anime, as a promise to marry the girl he loves. The anime has 3 seasons of 25 episodes, it manages to arrest despite its everyday theme.
Clannad - The saddest anime
It is difficult to describe this anime of comedy, daily life and romance with two seasons with only one synopsis. It just shows the relationship of a normal, unhappy boy with a fragile and cheerful girl. a very sad anime It's exciting.
The anime fits perfectly into the slice of life genre because it portrays the lives of the protagonists for a long time, from school until after they graduate. The anime also shows the relationship with the family and life outside of school.
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu - Smoked Anime
Kyon, is a typical high school student, who refuses to believe in supernatural things. However, upon meeting Haruhi Suzumiya, he quickly discovers aliens, time travelers, people with powers among other things.
When Haruhi laments the lack of intriguing clubs at school, Kyon inspires Haruhi to form his own club. As a result, the SOS Brigade is formed, a club specializing in everything supernatural, where Kyon is forced to participate in it.
The Light Novels-based franchise also has a Spin-Off version focused on yet another everyday character. This other anime that I also recommend is called Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu.
Sakura-sou at Pet na Kanojo
Sorata Kanda, in his second year, is forced to move to Sakura Hall at Suimei High School, a dormitory with eccentric and misfit residents who turn their lives upside down. The anime explores the relationship of residents in that dorm.
We have energetic characters, intelligent antisocials, a girl who doesn't understand the concept of shame and other characters who connect through her skills, talents, hard work, romance and friendship.
Pray at Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
This anime is an example of love and hate, one of my favorites, but at the same time it causes heartbreak. The anime shows the daily life of a normal guy who gets involved with his younger sister Otaku and her friends.
The anime has two seasons and some controversial OVAs. The anime has a very unusual development with romance, a lot of comedy and a very entertaining vision of Otakus in Japan and how they are seen by society.
Hinamatsuri - My favorite comedy
This anime of slice of life shows a powerful member of Yakuza who adopts a girl with powers that appears from nowhere in his house inside a capsule. The girl is very funny, spoiled and lazy and calls herself Hina.
In the course of the story several funny situations happen, including the arrival of new empowered girls. It is undoubtedly one of my favorite comedy anime, which represents the daily life in Japan very well, homeless.
Violet Evergarden - a beautiful animation
Violet Evergarden is one of the Slice of Life anime with the best animation ever produced. The scenery, characters, environment, sounds and colors are beautiful to fill the eyes with tears. The anime also has an exciting story.
Violet Evergarden tells the story of a girl who was used as a weapon of war, but who later, without knowing what to do with her life, ends up becoming a letter writer, knowing a little about the world and some exciting situations that the letters provide.
This anime tells the story of a group of students who face bizarre situations that involve exchanging bodies with classmates, some becoming babies and other strange situations that test the bond of friendship between them.
A very fun and exciting anime that does not hide behind clichés and a generic script like the vast majority. A type of slice of life that holds you from beginning to end through its exciting and curious story.
Honorable Mentions of slice of life
Unfortunately, I can't mention all the popular anime of slice of life, because many of them I didn't watch. In the previous list I mentioned only those I watched and like. According to other rankings I found on the internet, the most popular ones not listed are:
- Natsume Yuujinchou;
- Usagi Drop;
- Hanasaku Iroha;
- Non Non Biyori;
- Tanaka-Kun Wa Itsumo Kedaruge;
The Best Sleeves of Slice of Life
To finish the article, we will also leave a list of Slice of Life Sleeves for you to buy on Amazon Brazil. Mangas are available in Portuguese at a low and affordable price. I hope you like the recommendations: