Just like us, Anime characters have to undergo their normal lives and daily mundane dozen. School days, work to worry about, family, you name it. The slice of life genre depicts the exact everyday happenings we go through, only, in a setting of fantasy. We want you to sit back, relax, enjoy the well-written characters, and giggle at their antics as they relate to you. Yes, today´s list will just make you do that. Follow us in our top ten slice of life anime.
The Nichijou series main focus is the trio of childhood friends; Mio Naganohara, Yuuko Aioi, and Mai Minakami. Soon, their lives intertwine with the young genius, Hakase Shinonome, her little robot caretaker Nano, and their lovely talking fur ball Sakamoto.
By each passing day, the daily life of these six, as well as of the people surrounding them, experience both the calms of normal life and the insanity of the absurd. This anime is certainly beautiful in more ways than one. It actually stands above many others, both in terms of being a slice of life and a comedy. We can gladly assure you that you’ll have a blast with this anime. Give it a shot, guys.
9-Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!
After plawing her way through 50 simulated high school lives and dating over 100 virtual boys, Tomoko Kuroki believes that she is ready to slay her first year of high school. But little did she know, she was about to be proved completely wrong. Our social outcast of a protagonist portrays unkempt anti-social teenager. Despite having a hard time when it came to talking to the opposite sex and having barely any friends in middle school, Tomoko convinces herself that she will become the next hot shot with her debute in high school. It goes without saying that this isn’t the case. Instead, she ends up brooding, having odd fantasies, and lamenting the fact she isn’t popular. She spends her days fading into the scenery and going unnoticed by her fellow students.. Ultimately, this show is one hell of a fun ride, i promiss you: you´ll crack!
Kokoro Connect concept is really one of a kind. It revolves around an extraordinary conceit that steers the drama of the story. Simply put, a group of teenagers realize that there are no clubs where they fit in, they band together to form their own Student Cultural Society, or “StuCS” for short. The club consists of; Taichi Yaegashi, a hardcore wrestling fan, Iori Nagase an indecisive optimist, Himeko Inaba, a composed computer genius, Yui Kiriyama a petite karate practitioner, and Yoshifumi Aoki the class clown. One day, Aoki and Yui experience a peculiar thing. Without warning, they switch bodies. Kokoro Connect is a must watch, It is fully entertaining throughout. As the supernatural phenomena start to take their toll on the five main characters, will their friendship be able to survive? Join them on an emotional rollercoaster as you see them handle various unusual situations, all the while learning more about themselves and each other.
K-ON! Highlights the adventure of cute girls doing cute things. Yui, the main character, is an adorable airhead, a goof ball. She joins the club hoping to play an easy instrument like the castanets, but ends up playing guitar because the club needed a guitarist. Ritsu is the energy bomb idiot of the show, drummer, and club president. Mio is Ritsu’s long time friend, and the sensible, serious one of the group. She writes the songs for the group and plays the bass. Mugi is the pianist; she comes from a wealthy family, and thus is a source of amusement by displaying the difference in wealth bet. In-between their goal to reach fame, they have a few concerts and plenty of fun. Quite lovely and adorable ,eeh!
Based on the award-winning Koten-bu light novel series, Hyouka shows that normal life can be full unwhispered secrets and mysteries. Be it family history related, a student film, or even the withered flowers that speakn of an untold ghost story. Oreki Houtarou plays his role as an apathetic guy, who has little interest in anything or anyone. His life motto is “I don’t do anything I don’t have to. What I have to do, I do quickly.” But when his older sister sends him a request to join the classical club, he accepts, thinking the club could be a good place to stay alone and conserve his energy. However, his conservative life is in jeopardy, as he finds out that the club is also occupied by a curious girl named Chitanda Eru. What happens next? Stick around to have a clue or two.
5-Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
What is the first thing that pops up in your head when you hear high-school-slice-of life-comedy anime? Boring? Well, that´s not the case with this one, not even close. The title of this anime literally describes what this show is all about; the daily lives of high school boys. No, it’s not about cute boys who do cute things. Rather, it’s about a group of school boys who do what they do best, such as slacking off in a friend’s house, pranking people, talking about girls, telling random stories and any other things in exaggerating manners. Overall, this is a solid comedy anime that any comedy fan should check out. Get some friends together one afternoon, and watch a couple of episodes, it’ll probably feel even better!
4-Great Teacher Onizuka
Onizuka is an Ex-biker gang leader. He has his sights set on an honorable new aim: to become the world’s greatest teacher. But only for the purpose of chasing some skirts. Yes! You heard me, I’m talking about them high school girls. So, partially, he is reformed. But, strict administrators and a class full of ruthless delinquents stand between Onizuka and his goal.
People who are willing to use any means, however illegal or low those could be, just to chase the new teacher away. This series is full of greatness. If you haven’t watched it yet, then do it, watch it. If you have, take a bit of your time to revisit your favorite episodes. It’ll be totally worth it for all of you.
3- AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Losing a loved one is truly hard to endure. This fine piece of animation demonstrates that death is not the end of all what we know. Precisely people, for all their memories, lay in our hands to revive. Jinta Yadomi happens to be living his life peacefully, playing video games in the boiling heat of the summer when his childhood friend Meiko Honma comes crashing. She pesters him about granting a certain unforgotten wish. He pays her no mind, because, after all, she already died a few years ago. Later on, Jinta resolves that what he saw is truly the ghost of her, not a hallucination. Jinta and his group of friends who scrambled apart after Menma’s death make another full circle again to help their friend Menma rest in peace, and hopefully themselves as well.
Ryuuji is a gentle, kind, loving young man. He has a weird love for house choirs, but in contrast, his appearance, as intimidating as it is, labels him as a delinquent to other people. On the other hand, Taiga Aisaka is far from being the little doll that’s all cute and bubbly, nope, not even close. She turns out to be quite the opposite. She’s known for her fierce behavior, especially towards her crush. Ryuuji and Taiga meet under unorthodox circumstances, something that is far from being usual, and form a weird bond of friendship as well. We follow their story as Ryuuji tries to help Taiga throughout the whole show to get the love of her life. That was the plan A. Toradora! Is a romantic comedy that follows the odd duo as they embark on a quest to help each other with their respective crushes, forming an unlikely alliance in the process. Totally worth your precious penny, too.
Poignant, compelling, heartbreaking. Those words say more than what´s enough about this spectacle. Tomoya Ozaki, a high school delinquent, sick of life’s cut-and-dry routine, already convinced himself he won’t be doing anything with his life. He resolves to skipping school every day with his best friend Sunohara. One day, he meets with Nagisa Furukawa, the sweet, unique girl who tends to cheer herself up with food. He starts seeing her more often in school, then decides to befriend with her. Mostly, it was because of curiosity. But later on, he discovers that there is more to her than just a girl. There is no need to have an anime background in order to enjoy it, it’s something everyone, without exceptions, can watch.
Well, this was our list for today, dear fellows. I sincerely hope you decide to give it a shot. If we forgot to mention something, then let us know in the comments section down below. Thank you for reading!