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Top 60 Best Slice Of Life Anime Of All Time

 Kay SebastianKay-Updated Sep 15, 2022


Slice of Life Anime

 

"SLICE-OF-LIFE". If we go by the typical definition, slice-of-life means "a realistic representation of everyday experience in a film, play, or book".

 

And although it might seem like a boring idea on paper, in reality, it's a captivating genre.

 

This is even more true if we talk about its execution in anime and manga.

 

Therefore, to appreciate the beauty of the slice-of-life series, I have created the Top 60 Best Slice Of Life anime list.

 

From calming to eye-opening, from unique to exciting, this list has it all. So grab your wafers, lay back on your couch, and prepare yourself for a ride.

 

A ride into a million lives!

 

 

60. Honobono Log

 

Honobono Log

 

A short series, Honobono Log isn't your typical anime, to say the least. In fact, it's got more similarities with the adorable Korean illustrations that you come across online.

 

There are a total of 10 episodes of 20 minutes each and the story is tender and sweet, filled with the regular lives of people in love.

 

The best part is, that it enforces the idea that love isn't always conveyed through grand romantic and expensive gestures; it's in the little things that occur every day.

 

 

59. Interviews with Monster Girls (Demi-chan wa Kataritai)

 

Interviews with Monster Girls (Demi-chan wa Kataritai)

 

Interviews with Monster Girls aren't about your run-of-the-mill monsters who go about eating humans and ravaging through cities. Instead, it revolves around half-human, half-monster entities that go about interacting with regular humans in school.

 

The anime upholds the idea of tolerance and acceptance and the thought that the differences are in physical appearances only.

 

At the end of the day, the emotions are all the same. If you’re looking for a moral that helps you understand the notion of not judging a book by its cover, then give this anime a go.

 

 

 

58. Restaurant to Another World (Isekai Shokudou)

 

Restaurant to Another World (Isekai Shokudou)

 

Restaurant to Another World isn't your usual isekai. It's fun and cute because the story deals with the joys of discovering and eating gastronomic pleasures.

 

Now the reason it's a little different is that all the guests that arrive in this typical Japanese restaurant aren't your everyday humans.

 

Instead, they're elves, dragons, fairies, sorcerers, knights, leonine warriors, and biped reptiles. The story makes you want to appreciate every little thing you eat or have on your plate, a little bit more.

 

 

 

57. Is the Order a Rabbit? (Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?)

 

Is the Order a Rabbit?

 

The main characters in 'Is the Order a Rabbit?' are extremely endearing. It is often referred to as GochiUsa and the concept isn't concentrated in school.

 

There are five young girls who're waitresses and go about having adventures in the café they work in and around town.

 

While all this sounds quite normal, what’s a little out of the box is a small talking rabbit that belongs to Chino Kafuu.

 

So, if you’re looking for something cutesy in the ‘slice of life’ genre, then consider giving this a shot!

 

 

 

56. This Art Club Has a Problem! (Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!)

 

This Art Club Has a Problem! (Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondau ga Aru!)

 

A close-knit cast is one of This Art Club Has a Problem! USP, other than Collette and Yumeko, end up becoming absolute favorites.

 

There are a ton of good laughs and while you might tire out with Ari getting flustered around Yuusuke, the energy and comic relief are impeccable.

 

We'll warn you though, the art is a little plain, but the story more than makes up for it and you're sure to enjoy watching it.

 

 

 

55. Gabriel DropOut

 

Gabriel DropOut

 

The story of Gabriel DropOut features an adorable angel who’s supposed to be helping humans but then ends up focussing on video games instead.

 

So, safe to say that the fallen angel Gabriel is the catch. What’s an angel story without a devil?

 

So, we’ve got Satanichia who’s an equally adorable demon that’s sadly put in the wrong place at the wrong time, always.

 

If you’re looking for cutesy demons and angels who are busy studying and living life in school while acting like complete opposites to what they’re supposed to be, then this is the show to watch!

 

 

 

54. Sweetness and Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma)

 

Sweetness and Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma)

 

Sweetness and Lightning aren't about cute little schoolgirls, enjoying school life. Instead, the story revolves around a widowed father who hopes to be an ideal father to his child, and it is here that a schoolgirl and cooking come into the story.

 

While Kouhei isn't aware of how to cook, he wishes his daughter Tsumugi to grow up healthy and well.

 

This is what leads him to his student Kotori Lida, who runs a family restaurant. And even though Kotori isn't a good cook herself, she has plenty of resources to help Kouhei.

 

The story beautifully portrays the importance of social bonding, home-cooked meals, and how a family is an important part of one's existence.

 

 

 

53. Kiniro Mosaic (KINMOZA!)

 

Kiniro Mosaic (KINMOZA!)

 

In case you’re a regular on Twitch, you’ve surely come across people using the word ‘ayaya’ a lot. The meme was from a character on Kiniro Mosaic called Karen Kujou, the one who’s also the source of the ‘desu’ song.

 

However, the anime is more than just some cute little memes. It features cute girls who’ve got some knowledge of Japanese and British culture and their way of using this knowledge in life.

 

There are quite a few central characters like Inokuma Youko and Oomiya Shinobu, who’ve got some real shining moments in the story.

 

So, if you’re on the hunt for a cutesy series, then you’ve found the one!

 

 

 

52. My Little Monster (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun)

 

My Little Monster (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun)

 

The character dynamics in My Little Monster are amazing, to say the least. It deals with the concept of school and dating life and portrays it exactly as how it should be.

 

The soundtrack is pretty neat too, so we'd suggest hearing it out as well. Also, it is cute to see Haru having a pet chicken named Nagoya.

 

The story is fun, extremely lighthearted, and adorable. In fact, it's the kind of anime we wouldn't mind watching repeatedly, cause chances are that we'd never really get bored of it.

 

So, yes, it's that good.

 

 

 

51. Lucky Star

 

Lucky Star

 

A classic Slice of Life anime, the opening theme of Lucky Star is one of the best there is.

 

In fact, not just the song, but even the opening dance sequence is absolute gold. The story, characters and almost everything about the show is delightful, to say the least.

 

Konata Izumi as an avid video gamer and otaku manages to steal the show every time she appears on the screen.

 

The humour might seem a little all over the place for some people and some might feel it’s a little drag, but then if you get the hang of it, you’ll surely enjoy the anime.

 

 

 

50. Hyouka

 

Hyouka

 

Entity Detail
Title Hyouka
Type TV
Studios Kyoto Animation
Premiered Apr 23, 2012 to Sep 17, 2012
Source Novel
MAL Score 8.121
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

I guess it is time for us to begin our journey of life with this list and the best anime to start our 'slice-of-life' would be the popular mystery series, Hyouka.

 

Hyouka is a 22 episode TV anime that aired back in 2012. It is an anime adaptation of a Novel.

 

The manga was written by Yonezawa Honobu. The story talks about Oreki Hotarou who believes in energy conservation.

 

He will try his level best to NOT get involved with anything if he doesn't want to.

 

However, fate takes a different direction and he does end up getting involved with Chitanda Eru.

 

In the Classics club, these two along with 2 other students solve the mysteries of their school.

 

Will they be able to solve the oldest mystery? The mystery of Hyouka? The anime series is calm, entertaining, and wholesome.

 

Yes, it's your typical slice-of-life anime but with the power of Kyoto Animation, it is just a level ahead.

 

 

 

49. Toradora!

 

Toradora!

 

Entity Detail
Title Toradora!
Type TV
Studios J.C.Staff
Premiered Oct 2, 2008 to Mar 26, 2009
Source Light novel
MAL Score 8.181
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Many of us love to enjoy some good and entertaining romance anime with the slice-of-life element added to it.

 

And if such anime fall under your radar then Toradora might be your first preference.

 

Toradora! is a 25 episode TV anime that aired back in 2008. It is an anime adaptation of a light novel.

 

The light novel was written by Takemiya Yuyuko and illustrated by Yasu. The story talks about Ryuuji and Taiga, two classmates who love each other's best friends.

 

However, they (their best friends) don't know about it and so, Taiga and Ryuuji will try their best to set the other person with them.

 

However, during this process of setting the love life for each other, they both might have created a unique relationship amongst themselves as well.

 

Slow and steady wins the race. And I think that's the reason why Toradora is the most popular slice-of-life anime of all time even after being a bit longer than normal anime.

 

Yup, it is definitely worth your time.

 

 

48. Tanoshii Muumin Ikka

 

Tanoshii Muumin Ikka

 

Entity Detail
Title Tanoshii Muumin Ikka
Type TV
Studios Telescreen
Premiered Apr 12, 1990 to Oct 3, 1991
Source Book
MAL Score 8.151
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

You know, sometimes we don't need any Shounen or seinen anime to entertain us. Sometimes, it's those simple anime that give us the feeling we wanted so much.

 

And one such anime is Tanoshii Muumin Ikka. Tanoshii Muumin Ikka is a 78 episode TV anime that aired back in 1990.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a book. The anime was directed by Saitou Hiroshi and animated by Telescreen.

 

The anime is like a Kodomomuke series talking about the adventures of animal characters across the valley of Moomin.

 

It's nothing mind-bending or revolutionary. Just calm, funny, and silly anime for the kids. What makes this anime so good is its status even after being a Kids' show.

 

The thing is, Kids' shows are usually regarded as 'bad' for no good reason. However, those who watch Tanoshii Muumin Ikka get their opinions changed very quickly.

 

 

47. Working!!!

 

Working!!!

 

I think many of you would have already guessed what this anime is focusing on.

 

And yes, you are absolutely correct. It's about job/work. But trust me, it's is much better than what you are expecting in your head.

 

Working!!! is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2010. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The anime was directed by and illustrated by Takatsu Karino. The anime tells the story of Souta Takanashi who was recruited by his crush Popura Taneshima in her restaurant.

 

He loves her from the depths of his heart. However, in this seemingly dangerous workplace, love might not be the first thing that will show up in your mind.

 

Hired as a chef for Wagnaria, the series tells the story of a young man witnessing his love in a dangerous yet hilarious workplace!

 

This anime is all about fun and humor. It's a workplace comedy so you knew it was coming.

 

And yes, it has a tinge of romance as well.

 

 

46. Maison Ikkoku

 

Maison Ikkoku

 

Entity Detail
Title Maison Ikkoku
Type TV
Studios Studio Deen
Premiered Mar 26, 1986 to Mar 2, 1988
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.191
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

Time for some old-school anime ladies and gentlemen. To calm your nerves and teach you about the old life, the next entry on our list is Maison Ikkoku.

 

Maison Ikkoku is a 96 episode TV anime that aired back in 1986. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Takahashi Rumiko. The story talks about Yuusaku Godai who decides to change apartments because of his dumb neighbors.

 

However, when he was about to leave for a new place, a new boarding house manager is appointed named Kyoko Otonashi.

 

And just as you would expect, my man falls for her instantly. So he decides not to go anywhere.

 

But the problem is that Kyoko is a widow who still cherishes her distant husband.

 

How will Godai make a place in her heart? A cute romantic series that talks about love and life.

 

Something that I know you were craving for so long.

 

 

45. Kyoukai no Kanata

 

Kyoukai no Kanata

 

Entity Detail
Title Kyoukai no Kanata
Type TV
Studios Kyoto Animation
Premiered Oct 3, 2013 to Dec 19, 2013
Source Light novel
MAL Score 7.761
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Let's take a supernatural turn now. Time to go beyond the norms and do something outstanding.

 

Or should I say, Beyond The Boundary! Kyoukai no Kanata is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2013.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a light novel. The manga was written by Torii Nagomu and illustrated by Kamoi Tomoyo.

 

The story talks about Mirai Kiriyama who is the only one left from a clam of the spirit world.

 

And now she must kill the embodiment of negative human emotions called 'Youmu'. However, when she comes across Akihito Kanbara, her life is going to change forever.

 

Since Akihito is half-human half-youmu, he is invincible. And thus begins the relationship between these two as one of them tries to kill the other.

 

However, things are soon going to take some interesting turns. An anime that talks about spirits and functions as a slice of life are a rare occurrence, to say the least.

 

Therefore, you should give this one a try.

 

 

44. Hinamatsuri

 

Hinamatsuri

 

Entity Detail
Title Hinamatsuri (TV)
Type TV
Studios feel.
Premiered Apr 6, 2018 to Jun 22, 2018
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.191
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

Let's talk about some supernatural anime yet again. However, this time, we might wanna add some sci-fi as well.

 

This is going to be a good one. Hinamatsuri is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2018.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Ohtake Masao.

 

The story talks about Nitta Yoshifumi, a Yakuza member who comes across a girl named Hina.

 

However, Hina is no ordinary kid as she has immense power that can't be controlled by any human.

 

Now that she is with a Yakuza, her powers are going to be used much more efficiently.

 

And the best part is that it is all under Gina's consent. So it's a win-win all around.

 

You might get a negative outlook on this anime after reading that synopsis but relax.

 

The series is not about kidnapping. It's about a complex relationship between a Yakuza and a girl with unreal power.

 

Yeah, it is indeed complex.

 

 

43. Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou

 

Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou

 

Entity Detail
Title Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou
Type TV
Studios White Fox
Premiered Oct 6, 2017 to Dec 22, 2017
Source Web manga
MAL Score 8.191
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

The next slice-of-life anime is a bit different. It isn't your typical lovely series. Instead, it is much darker and phenomenal than you would expect.

 

Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2017. It is an anime adaptation of a web-manga series.

 

The web-manga was written and illustrated by Tsukumizu. The series is set in a world where humans have almost reached Extinction.

 

Only a handful of them are alive and let's just say that their presence is negligible.

 

In this world where no one is to be found, Yuuri and Chito have to do all they can to survive.

 

Food, shelter, and clothing are just the basic problems that they will face on their journey to search for those who survived.

 

An anime that dives into the depths of reality and socialism is something that might give us a new perspective.

 

If you are a fan of such a mind-bending series, then you might wanna give this a try as well.

 

 

42. ReLIFE

 

ReLIFE

 

Entity Detail
Title ReLIFE
Type TV
Studios TMS Entertainment
Premiered Jul 2, 2016 to Sep 24, 2016
Source Web manga
MAL Score 8.011
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

What would happen if you get to live your adolescence again? Will it be any different?

 

How would it go? All these questions are answered beautifully in this anime. ReLIFE is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2016.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a web-manga series. The web-manga was written and illustrated by Yayoi Sou.

 

The series talks about Arata Kaizaki who gets the opportunity to live his old life back again.

 

How? A group of scientists offers him pay for allowing them to experiment with him.

 

All he has to do is re-live his 17-year-old self and he will get paid for it.

 

However, this is Arata's only chance to change his stale high school into an interesting one.

 

Will he be able to make it through? Even though it might not look like it, this anime is a lot more captivating than you might think.

 

With its brilliant concept and incredible execution, ReLife is a slice-of-life that might end up staying in your head rent-free.

 

 

41. Little Busters!

 

Little Busters!

 

Entity Detail
Title Little Busters!
Type TV
Studios J.C.Staff
Premiered Oct 6, 2012 to Apr 6, 2013
Source Visual novel
MAL Score 7.511
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Time for a high school adventure series ladies and gentlemen. It's been a while. And I think one of the best ones amongst them is Little Busters.

 

Little Busters! is a 26 episode TV anime that aired back in 2012. It is an anime adaptation of a visual novel.

 

The anime was directed by Yamakawa Yoshiki and animated by JC Staff. The manga talks about Riki Naoe who was at a horrible stage in his life after his parents died.

 

However, a change took place when Kyousuke approached him to be a part of a group.

 

Years have passed and this group is still together. However, this is their last and so they decide to make a baseball team and work for it.

 

But in this process of finding their enjoyment, these guys might end up discovering something unexpected.

 

A great anime for anyone who loves mystery and drama in their narratives.

 

 

40. Horimiya

 

Horimiya

 

Entity Detail
Title Horimiya
Type TV
Studios CloverWorks
Premiered Jan 10, 2021 to Apr 4, 2021
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.231
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

10 Over, 40 More To Go! That is correct ladies and gentlemen, we are at the Top 40 of our list.

 

From here on, every manga is even more refined than before, making it a great pick for you.

 

And let's start this segment with a rather interesting series. Horimiya is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2021.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written by HERO and illustrated by Hagiwara Daisuke.

 

The anime talks about Kyouko Hori who might seem like a perfect girl at first but has an easier side of her that no one knows about.

 

On the other hand, is Miyamura Izumi, who seems like a depressed student but actually has a somewhat cheerful personality that no one has seen.

 

When these two get entangled with each other after an accident, things will take some weird turns.

 

And LOVE might be blooming somewhere along those lines. Horimiya is a new anime in the market but it still managed to capture so many hearts.

 

Watch it once and it will capture your heart as well.

 

 

39. Mimi wo Sumaseba

 

Mimi wo Sumaseba

 

Entity Detail
Title Mimi wo Sumaseba
Type Movie
Studios Studio Ghibli
Premiered 1995-07-15
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.231
Duration 1 hr. 51 min.

 

Well well, what do we have here? A beautiful Ghibli movie, I would say. And it's no surprise that it made it to this list easily.

 

I mean come on guys, it's Studio Ghibli. Those guys know how to make good shows.

 

And Mimi wo Sumaseba is just one of those incredible series. Mimi wo Sumaseba is a 1 hour 50 min anime movie that aired back in 1995.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The movie was directed by Miyazaki Hayao and animated by Studio Ghibli.

 

The story talks about Shizuku Tsukishima who loves to read books and comes in touch with a guy named Seiji Amasawa.

 

Seiji is a dreamer who wants to fulfill his dream at any cost. Shizuku, on the other hand, gets upset by this because she herself has no dreams of her own.

 

Therefore, while spending time with Seiji, she looks for her dream and prepares to work towards it.

 

This beautiful story of our girl working to find out her own goals and dreams is not only Wholesome but also inspiring.

 

 

38. Hachimitsu to Clover

 

Hachimitsu to Clover

 

Entity Detail
Title Hachimitsu to Clover
Type TV
Studios J.C.Staff
Premiered Apr 15, 2005 to Sep 27, 2005
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.051
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

The next anime on our list is filled with fun and interesting characters that you would love to watch on screen.

 

This is the story of Honey & Clover. Hachimitsu to Clover is a 24 episode TV anime that aired back in 2005.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Umino Chika.

 

The series talks about Yuuta Takemoto who shares his apartment with two other students. My man doesn't seem to have any interest in life until he meets Hagumi Hanamoto.

 

She is the one Yuuta falls for and luckily, she takes admission to Yuuta's college.

 

As a love story is about, to begin with these two classmates, a lot more might be happening behind the back with those two boys we talked about earlier.

 

Romance and slice-of-life is a beautiful combination. And with an amazing cast like that of Honey and Clover, this combination becomes even more amazing!

 

 

37. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou

 

Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou

 

Entity Detail
Title Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
Type TV
Studios Sunrise
Premiered Jan 10, 2012 to Mar 27, 2012
Source Web manga
MAL Score 8.261
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Probably one of the most hilarious anime you will ever come across, this is The Daily Life Of High School boys.

 

Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2012.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a web-manga series. The web-manga was written and illustrated by Yamauchi Yasunobu.

 

The anime is literally what it sounds like. It is about the daily life of three high Schoolboys, sharing the same school.

 

However, with each one of them having unique and hilarious characteristics, this daily life is going to be anything but stale.

 

For all of you who were having a bad day and want to enjoy some calming yet funny anime series then you have this one as a recommendation.

 

 

36. Gin no Saji

 

Gin no Saji

 

Entity Detail
Title Gin no Saji
Type TV
Studios A-1 Pictures
Premiered Jul 12, 2013 to Sep 20, 2013
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.101
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

Do you like farming? Well if you do then you might also end up enjoying the next entry on our list, Gin no Saji.

 

Gin no Saji is an 11 episode TV anime that aired back in 2013. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Arakawa Hiromu. The series talks about the life of Yuugo Hachiken who is fed up with urban life.

 

And so, he decided to take the easier path and took admission to Ooezo Agricultural High School in the countryside.

 

However, his myth is busted instantly when he comes across students who are exceptional at farming and know everything about it.

 

This is the story of one such guy who tried to underestimate the life of farmers and their learnings.

 

Done by the author of Fullmetal Alchemist, this anime will teach you so much about farming and life in the countryside.

 

If you are tired of your modern life as well, why not shift to the villages for once?

 

 

35. Nodame Cantabile

 

Nodame Cantabile

 

Entity Detail
Title Nodame Cantabile
Type TV
Studios J.C.Staff
Premiered Jan 12, 2007 to Jun 15, 2007
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.301
Duration 22 min. per ep.

 

The next entry on our list talks about the life of an artist. An artist who found unreal talent in another artist and their life together.

 

Nodame Cantabile is a 23 episode TV anime that aired back in 2007. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Ninomiya Tomoko. The anime tells the story of Shinichi Chiaki who is an exceptional musician known to be a perfectionist.

 

However, when he meets pianist Megumi Noda, his awe reaches a new level. She is incredible and her music is something else.

 

Moreover, she is a neighbor to Shinichi and is head over heels over him. This is the story of two artists who are going to have an interesting life together.

 

This anime is all about music and mastery. Something that only the artists can love and appreciate.

 

 

34. Beck

 

Beck

 

Entity Detail
Title Beck
Type TV
Studios Madhouse
Premiered Oct 7, 2004 to Mar 31, 2005
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.311
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

Yet another anime that talks about music. However, this time, it is also about dreams and life.

 

Beck is a 26 episode TV anime that aired back in 2004. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Sakuishi Harold. The story talks about Yukio Tanaka who doesn't seem to have a great life ahead.

 

However, when he meets Ryuusuke Minami, he experiences a new version of himself. Now the man who spent his adolescence hearing music is going to create some for a band.

 

That's right ladies and gentlemen, this is the story of Yukio finding passion in his life and going from being a loser to a lead singer.

 

For all my friends who ever had a dream in life, this anime is there to motivate you.

 

With its realistic and grounded approach, Beck is one of the best anime you can watch to enhance your mood.

 

 

33. Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World

 

Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World

 

Entity Detail
Title Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
Type TV
Studios A.C.G.T.
Premiered Apr 8, 2003 to Jul 8, 2003
Source Light novel
MAL Score 8.321
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

The next anime on our list is an amazing work for anyone who likes to travel a lot.

 

For all those who love the idea of going to new places and exploring them, this is the anime for you.

 

This is Kino No Tabi. Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2003.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a light novel. The light novel was written by Sigsawa Keiichi and illustrated by Kuroboshi Kouhaku.

 

The series talks about Kino, a traveler who meets Harmes. Now Hermes isn't who you are expecting him to be.

 

It's not a human, it's a motorcycle that can talk. Yup, Kino manages to befriend a motorcycle that can talk, and together, both Kino and Hermes are going to dive into the depths of life and understand the world.

 

This journey is going to be an entertaining yet interesting one. Think about it, this anime has a genius concept that helps to expand room for the theme.

 

Traveling from the perspective of a traveler AND a bike is an amazing thought. And this anime excited this thought beautifully as well.

 

 

32. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

 

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

 

Entity Detail
Title Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
Type TV
Studios Kyoto Animation
Premiered Oct 4, 2012 to Dec 20, 2012
Source Light novel
MAL Score 7.741
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Time for some very-very-very cute series ladies and gentlemen! The next entry on our list is one of the most wholesome romance drama series you will ever see.

 

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2012.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a light novel. The light novel was written by Torako and illustrated by Ousaka Nozomi.

 

The story is based on the concept of Chunibyo, which is basically an assumption of yourself as a fictional being.

 

And my boy Yuuta Togashi has done it so many times that his guilt is unreal.

 

Therefore, to overcome this guilt, he makes his way to a school far from his previous one.

 

However, his plan for a normal life fails when he meets Takanashi Rikka, who is in a similar Chunibyo.

 

And thus begins the journey of Yuuta and Rikka in this school as they are dipped in love, Chunibyo, and Other Delusions.

 

Undoubtedly, one of, if not the cutest anime you will watch this year. Trust me when I say this, you can't miss this one.

 

 

31. Romeo no Aoi Sora

 

Romeo no Aoi Sora

 

Entity Detail
Title Romeo no Aoi Sora
Type TV
Studios Nippon Animation
Premiered Jan 15, 1995 to Dec 17, 1995
Source Novel
MAL Score 8.341
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

Now let's take a look at a rather unknown anime. This is what Romeo no Aoi Sora has to offer.

 

Romeo no Aoi Sora is a 33 episode TV anime that aired back in 1995.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a novel. The anime was directed by Kusuba Kouzou and animated by Nippon Animation.

 

The series talks about a boy named Romeo who has a heart of Gold. However, he had to sell himself for the sake of his family to the God Of Death.

 

Now he is a Chimney Sweep but on his way to the location, he meets Alfredo and befriends him.

 

When they are both separated, they swear to meet each other again. Now as a chimney sweep, both of them meet some horrible instances.

 

However, when they get in touch with each other once again, they become the 'Black Brothers' and decide to fight all those who were torturing them when they were alone.

 

This anime is a bit underrated within the community. The slice-of-life element in this series is one of its kind and you will have a great time enjoying it.

 

 

30. Kemono no Souja Erin

 

Kemono no Souja Erin

 

Entity Detail
Title Kemono no Souja Erin
Type TV
Studios Production I.G, Trans Arts
Premiered Jan 10, 2009 to Dec 26, 2009
Source Novel
MAL Score 8.341
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

The next anime on our list might be a bit obscure for many of you guys out there.

 

However, it doesn't mean that this series is any lower in quality. In fact, it is much better than you might expect.

 

Kemono no Souja Erin is a 50 episode TV anime that aired back in 2009.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a novel. The anime was directed by Hamana Takayuki and animated by Production IG.

 

The anime is set in a war setting where two countries are in disputes with one another.

 

In one of the countries, stands a cute little girl who used to work alongside her mother to cure war lizards.

 

However, an accident causes their lives to be decimated. As the young girl separated from her family and known ones, she is now in a completely new location.

 

Those days of comfort and fun are over. She must do her best if she wants to survive in the new cruel world she has jumped into.

 

The appeal of this anime comes from its seamlessly beautiful execution. Try it out for yourself to understand its beauty.

 

 

29. K-On!

 

K-On!

 

Entity Detail
Title K-On!
Type TV
Studios Kyoto Animation
Premiered Apr 3, 2009 to Jun 26, 2009
Source 4-koma manga
MAL Score 7.841
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

"Cute girls doing cute things". Make it a genre itself. And when you make this a genre, make sure to keep K-On at the top spot.

 

K-On! is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2009. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Kakifly. As I said before, K-On is all about cute girls doing cute things.

 

What are those 'things'? Well, they are creating music in the light music club. The daily struggles and experiences of this group are the core reason why people love it so much.

 

Filled with wholesomeness and adorable characters, this is the series that you would definitely wanna check out.

 

K-On is a show that can entertain anyone and everyone with its narrative. Don't believe me, try it out.

 

 

28. Tenki no Ko

 

Tenki no Ko

 

Entity Detail
Title Tenki no Ko
Type Movie
Studios CoMix Wave Films
Premiered 2019-07-19
Source Original
MAL Score 8.361
Duration 1 hr. 52 min.

 

The next entry on our list isn't a series. Instead, it is an anime movie but I think most of you already know about it.

 

This is weathering with you! Tenki no Ko is a 1 hour 50 min anime movie that aired back in 2019.

 

It is an anime original directed by Makoto Shinkai and animated by CoMix Wave Film.

 

The story talks about Hodaka Morishima and Hina Amano who get to know each other due to an accident.

 

However, this accident also results in them getting together forever. Moreover, they realize that Hina can bring sunshine in command.

 

In the pouring days in Japan, this power might be too good for people. However, with great power comes great responsibility.

 

Weathering with You is one of the most appreciated movies by Shinkai Makoto. With its unique narrative and great storytelling, this movie is a great slice-of-life work that you need to watch Now!

 

 

27. Given

 

Given

 

Entity Detail
Title Given
Type TV
Studios Lerche
Premiered Jul 12, 2019 to Sep 20, 2019
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.351
Duration 22 min. per ep.

 

Do you like Music? Well if you do then I have a great series for you.

 

This is Given! Given is an 11 episode TV anime that aired back in 2019.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The manga was written and illustrated by Kizu Natsuki.

 

The series talks about Mafuyu Satou who plays guitar but isn't exactly a pro at it.

 

One day, he comes across Ritsuka Unemeyo who is an expert at guitars and helps out Satou with his broken guitar strings.

 

Turns out, Satou is a great singer and so Ritsuka offers him the spot of a singer in his band.

 

Thus begins the journey of our boy Mafuyu from being an okayish artist to being an elite.

 

This slice-of-life anime is great for all those who are looking for motivation and entertainment at the same time.

 

Given will give you what should be given to you. Read that again.

 

 

26. Anohana

 

Anohana

 

Entity Detail
Title Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
Type TV
Studios A-1 Pictures
Premiered Apr 15, 2011 to Jun 24, 2011
Source Original
MAL Score 8.381
Duration 22 min. per ep.

 

Prepare yourself for a cry fest ladies and gentlemen. The next anime on our list can make you cry so much that you can't even think about it.

 

Anohana is an 11 episode TV anime that aired back in 2011. It is an anime original directed by Nagai Tatsuyuki and animated by A-1 Pictures.

 

The series talks about Jinta Yadomi who lost his friend Menma back in his childhood.

 

Moreover, her death was also the reason for the division of their group. However, years later, he can see Menma yet again and she wants him to fulfill her last wish.

 

As Jinta gathers his friends back, this experience with their childhood cherished is going to be one of its kind.

 

They must do all they can to put a rest on Menma's soul, once and for all.

 

The biggest highlight of this anime is its characters and storyline. An amazing series that will give you 100 reasons to cry.

 

 

25. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

 

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

 

Entity Detail
Title Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.
Type TV
Studios Brain's Base
Premiered Apr 5, 2013 to Jun 28, 2013
Source Light novel
MAL Score 8.041
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Yup, the title is indeed long. Very long to be honest. However, don't get confused just yet.

 

Because this anime might teach you some great life lessons. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2013.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a light novel. The light novel was written by Watari Wataru and illustrated by Ponkan.

 

The series talks about Hikigaya Hachiman, a narcissist boy who thinks that blossoming high school life is a myth and reality is far bitter.

 

My man gets involved with the Volunteer Service Club and is now supposed to tackle what he hates the most, other people.

 

How will this loner be able to face those who fall against his beliefs? This anime is all about adolescence and our high school life.

 

It's a bit heavy in terms of dialogue and content. However, if you got into it, this might turn out to be the gem you were looking for.

 

 

24. Usagi Drop

 

Usagi Drop

 

Entity Detail
Title Usagi Drop
Type TV
Studios Production I.G
Premiered Jul 8, 2011 to Sep 16, 2011
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.411
Duration 22 min. per ep.

 

The next anime on our list is for all my friends who want some wholesome series about fatherhood.

 

Yup, this series is about the life of a man who tries to raise a girl on his own.

 

Let's look at it from a deeper perspective. Usagi Drop is an 11 episode TV anime that aired back in 2011.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Unita Yumi.

 

The series talks about Daikichi Kawachi who isn't having the best time of his life.

 

However, when he meets Rin in a family meeting, his life begins to change. After the death of his Grandfather, Rin turns out to be his illegal daughter.

 

Now the family treats Rin like trash but Daikichi is different. He decides to take her in and nurture her for the future.

 

But how will this single man, with no experience of raising children, will be able to do it?

 

As you can see, it's a wholesome series with great characters. Not something you would want to skip.

 

 

23. Barakamon

 

Barakamon

 

Entity Detail
Title Barakamon
Type TV
Studios Kinema Citrus
Premiered Jul 6, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014
Source Web manga
MAL Score 8.401
Duration 22 min. per ep.

 

If you are an artist, the next anime is going to be a fun ride for you.

 

This is the story of Barakamon. Barakamon is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2014.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a web-manga series. The web-manga was written and illustrated by Yoshino Satsuki.

 

The series talks about Seishuu Handa, a calligraphy prodigy with an arrogant nature. Therefore, when one of the veterans criticized him, he got angry and lost his temper.

 

Thereafter, he was sent to a village by his father for him to introspect on his action.

 

However, in this process of introspection, my man might end up finding his own style in disguise.

 

Being a series that dives into the issues faced by artists, this anime has a unique atmosphere to it.

 

You can only experience that by watching the series. Go for it!

 

 

22. Non Non Biyori

 

Non Non Biyori

 

Entity Detail
Title Non Non Biyori
Type TV
Studios SILVER LINK.
Premiered Oct 8, 2013 to Dec 24, 2013
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.951
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Another one of those 'cute girls-cute things' series. We never get enough of those, do we?

 

And this time, the cast is even better than before. Non Non Biyori is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2013.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Atto.

 

The story talks about the daily life of 5 girls in a village. You might think that the village life is nothing special.

 

But Mark my words when you will complete this wholesome anime, you will have a completely different thought.

 

The village will be everything but boring. This anime is all about fun and tranquility.

 

If you like those then you know what to do.

 

 

21. Grand Blue

 

Grand Blue

 

Entity Detail
Title Grand Blue
Type TV
Studios Zero-G
Premiered Jul 14, 2018 to Sep 29, 2018
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.421
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

The next anime on our list is for fun lovers. This is the time for the hilarious Grand Blue.

 

Grand Blue is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2018. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written by Inoue Kenji and illustrated by Yoshioka Kimitake. Grand Blue talks about the life of Iori Kitahara as he moves to his uncle's place for study.

 

However, in the process, he gets involved with the diving club. And now, he has no option other than staying with those guys forever.

 

But staying with naked muscular men might not be THAT bad, right? Yup, this is going to be interesting.

 

Grand Blue is amazing for all those who are having a bad day. The series is super funny and entertaining.

 

Without a doubt, amazing slice-of-life series.

 

 

20. Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan

 

Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan

 

Entity Detail
Title Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan
Type TV
Studios J.C.Staff, Egg Firm
Premiered Jul 4, 2016 to Dec 26, 2016
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.431
Duration 5 min. per ep.

 

Having psychic powers might be a dream for many. However, you might reconsider this idea after watching this anime.

 

Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan is a 120 episode TV anime that aired back in 2016.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Asou Shuuichi.

 

The series talks about a guy named Saiki who has, you guessed it, psychic powers.

 

And although having psychic powers might seem like a dream come true, Saiki doesn't think that way.

 

He tries to conceal his powers but in the process, ends up creating more trouble for himself.

 

This is the story of a psychic who wants to live a normal life. The anime is incredible for fun-loving anime fans.

 

It's filled with quirky humor and engaging characters.

 

 

19. Nichijou

 

Nichijou

 

Entity Detail
Title Nichijou
Type TV
Studios Kyoto Animation
Premiered Apr 3, 2011 to Sep 25, 2011
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.471
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

If you are a fan of anime and manga for a while, you might know what this title means, right?

 

This is the story of Nichijou which means normal life. Nichijou is a 26 episode TV anime that aired back in 2011.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Arawa Keiichi.

 

Nichijou is an incredible anime created by Kyoto Animation that deals with the daily life of multiple characters.

 

However, this life is anything but normal. With exaggerating animation and interesting humor, this anime is one of its kind.

 

For all my KyoAni fans, this is a gem that you guys were missing for a while.

 

But you should wait no more and watch this series ASAP.

 

 

18. Nana

 

Nana

 

Entity Detail
Title Nana
Type TV
Studios Madhouse
Premiered Apr 5, 2006 to Mar 28, 2007
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.481
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

Looked upon by many as one of the greatest music-based anime, this is the story of Nana.

 

Nana is a 47 episode TV anime that aired back in 2006. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Yazawa Ai. The story talks about Nana Komatsu and Nana Osaki who share the same name.

 

However, one dreams to have a boyfriend while the other dreams to pursue music. As they both meet each other and end up living together in the city of Tokyo, they realize the reality of life.

 

This couple is going to have the time of their life. Make sure you accompany these Nana's on their journey for a better life.

 

 

17. Chihayafuru

 

Chihayafuru

 

Entity Detail
Title Chihayafuru
Type TV
Studios Madhouse
Premiered Oct 5, 2011 to Mar 28, 2012
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.221
Duration 22 min. per ep.

 

If you are a Josei anime fan then this series is a game-changer for you.

 

Chihayafuru is a 25 episode TV anime that aired back in 2011. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Suetsugu Yuki. The series talks about the life of Chihaya Ayase who gets to dive into the world of Karuta.

 

However, she was a girl who never had her own dream and Karuta gave her an option.

 

But this option is no easy deal. Diving into the realm of competitive Karuta, this is the story of a pro.

 

A pro in training. Chihayafuru is amazing for anyone who wants some life-changing anime. Learn about a sport and the life of a passionate player with this series.

 

 

16. Uchuu Kyoudai

 

Uchuu Kyoudai

 

Entity Detail
Title Uchuu Kyoudai
Type TV
Studios A-1 Pictures
Premiered Apr 1, 2012 to Mar 22, 2014
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.511
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Do you ever wish to go to space? Well if you do, then this anime is for you mate.

 

Uchuu Kyoudai is a 99 episode TV anime that aired back in 2012. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Koyama Chuuya. Talking about the life of two brothers, Space Brothers is a series that talks about space exploration.

 

Both of these brothers decide to become astronauts. However, one of them failed in his life.

 

But now he has got another opportunity to redeem himself through unknown means. And let's just say that becoming an astronaut is no easy job.

 

This anime has a different format of storytelling. You will be astounded to see how interesting this series is.

 

 

15. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

 

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

 

Entity Detail
Title Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
Type TV
Studios Kyoto Animation
Premiered Jan 12, 2017 to Apr 6, 2017
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.991
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Probably the most adorable anime of the century, this is Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2017.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Cool-Kyou Shinja.

 

The series talks about Kobayashi, a programmer who got engaged with dragons. Yup, you read that right.

 

Tohru is a dragon who claims Kobayashi as her master. And now this dragon is going to act as a maid.

 

But a dragon becoming a maid might not be the best idea in the world.

 

You can't measure the amount of cuteness in this series. It is just way too cute and adorable to be true.

 

Don't believe me? Just watch the first episode.

 

 

14. Aria Series

 

Aria Series

 

Sometimes, we need to watch some calming anime under the slice-of-life genre. And when we talk about this category, Aria is the series to go for.

 

Aria Series is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2005. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Amano Kozue. The anime is set in a world where Mars has been turned into an aquatic planet.

 

Moreover, it has become a major tourist attraction. Now Mizunashi Akari has to do all she can to become a tourist guide.

 

And this is the story of our girl working hard and strong towards her dream.

 

This series is all about a calming experience. Many of you guys might be a fan of this one even if you don't expect yourself to be.

 

 

13. Yuru Camp

 

Yuru Camp

 

Entity Detail
Title Yuru Camp
Type TV
Studios C-Station
Premiered Jan 4, 2018 to Mar 22, 2018
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.271
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

'Cute Girls Cute Things' is back! But this time, I want you guys to guess what it is going to be about.

 

Yuru Camp is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2018. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Afro. The series talks about a bunch of girls who are going camping, very frequently.

 

Yup, that's it. That is literally it. Yuru Camp is all about a group of friends and their camping journey.

 

You might think that it's silly at first but sometimes, we need some calming like this.

 

 

12. Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi

 

Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi

 

Entity Detail
Title Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi
Type Movie
Studios Bones
Premiered 2020-12-25
Source Novel
MAL Score 8.631
Duration 1 hr. 38 min.

 

Life is NOT about giving up. Life is about moving forward. No matter what happens.

 

Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi is a 1 hour 40 min anime movie that aired back in 2020.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a novel. The movie was directed by Tamura Koutarou and animated by Studio Bones.

 

The movie deals with Tsuneo and Josee who had an accidental meeting. However, this meeting is going to change their life forever.

 

Josee, who has been sitting in a wheelchair for a major portion of her life is finally going to go against the cruelty for a better life.

 

This is a motivational movie that will open your eyes and bloom your heart. No wonder it is so high on this list.

 

 

11. Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai

 

Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai

 

Entity Detail
Title Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai
Type Movie
Studios Studio VOLN
Premiered 2018-09-01
Source Novel
MAL Score 8.591
Duration 1 hr. 48 min.

 

And just like our previous entry, this series is also about moving forward in life.

 

But let's just say that things are going to take some interesting turns in this case.

 

Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai is a 1hour 50 min anime movie that aired back in 2018.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a novel. The movie was directed by Ushijima Shinichirou and animated by Studio VOLN.

 

The series talks about a girl named Sakura who has been diagnosed with pancreatic disease.

 

However, when she meets our protagonist, her life is going to change forever. She is bound to experience death at one point or another.

 

However, with our protagonist by her side, we can be sure that these final days are going to be some remarkable ones.

 

This anime is all about living life to the fullest. And no matter at which point you stand, you must focus on what's ahead of us.

 

Such incredible emotions are expressed beautifully with this movie.

 

 

10. Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

 

Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

 

Entity Detail
Title Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
Type Movie
Studios Studio Chizu
Premiered 2012-07-21
Source Original
MAL Score 8.621
Duration 1 hr. 57 min.

 

We are at the Top 10 Ladies and Gentlemen! These are some of the best Slice-of-life anime you can find on the internet.

 

And let's start this segment with a wholesome story of motherly love. This is Wolf Children.

 

Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki is a 2-hour anime movie that aired back in 2012.

 

It is an anime original directed by Saitou Yuuichirou and animated by Studio Chizu. The series talks about a girl named Hana who falls for a peculiar man.

 

Later on, she realizes that this man is a werewolf but her love remains strong.

 

Soon after, both of them get into a relationship and eventually end up in a marriage.

 

They even had kids after their marriage and things were looking great for them. However, this period ends for them when Hana's husband dies and leaves her behind.

 

Moreover, to add up to their misery, both the kids, Ame and Yuki develop wolf traits.

 

Therefore, Hana decides to take them far away from her city. This is the story of a single mother and her life as she tries to conceal the identity of her gems from the world.

 

One of the most heartwarming and pleasing movies you will ever watch. Not to mention, it has won multiple awards including Animation of the Year, Best Animation Film, Audience Award, etc from multiple awards ceremonies.

 

If you want to enjoy some adorable movies then this one shall be your pick.

 

 

9. Natsume Yuujinchou

 

Natsume Yuujinchou

 

Entity Detail
Title Natsume Yuujinchou
Type TV
Studios Brain's Base
Premiered Jul 8, 2008 to Sep 30, 2008
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.331
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

The next anime on our list might be unknown to some of you guys. However, this series is still one of its kind in its narrative and execution.

 

Natsume Yuujinchou is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2008. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Midorikawa Yuki. The series talks about Natsume whose Grandmother left a book behind, called the book of friends.

 

This book has the name of all the spirits preserved by his grandmother. Moreover, Natsume has been able to see spirits lately and gets haunted by them.

 

So how will he manage to keep himself away from trouble with all these monsters lurking around him?

 

This anime is a slow burner that will take its time to flourish. However, when it does, you won't be able to comprehend why you like it so much.

 

Being one of the most critically acclaimed anime series, you can expect some great things from this series.

 

 

8. Ashita no Joe

 

Ashita no Joe

 

Entity Detail
Title Ashita no Joe
Type TV
Studios Mushi Production
Premiered Apr 1, 1970 to Sep 29, 1971
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.281
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

Do you like sports anime that are more character-centered? If yes then Ashita No Joe should be under your radar!

 

Why? Let's find out. Ashita no Joe is a 79 episode TV anime that aired back in 1970.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written by Kajiwara Ikki and illustrated by Chiba Tetsuya.

 

The series talks about a troublesome student named Joe Yabuki. This man can do his best by punching problems and that's probably what he is known for.

 

However, one day when he encountered a gang of bullies, he used his fist to proper use and defeated all of them.

 

Boxing Coach Dabpei Tange watched all of it and offered Joe his hand in learning boxing.

 

After a few negotiations later, Joe is finally entering the world of boxing. However, his journey is going to be one remarkable ride.

 

And you can bet on that. Ashita No Joe is a classic sports manga that inspired many creators to make their own sports series.

 

Just telling you this would have told you how incredible this anime is.

 

 

7. Great Teacher Onizuka

 

Great Teacher Onizuka

 

Entity Detail
Title Great Teacher Onizuka
Type TV
Studios Studio Pierrot
Premiered Jun 30, 1999 to Sep 17, 2000
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.701
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

Teachers are very crucial in our lives. However, sometimes, their presence can change our lives forever.

 

And great teacher Onizuka just so happens to be one of them. Great Teacher Onizuka is a 43 episode TV anime that aired back in 1999.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Fujisawa Tohru.

 

Gangster Onizuka Eiichiro started teaching to get a young girlfriend for his old age. However, when he got to be the homeroom teacher of a high school class, he realized the magnitude of the situation.

 

At first, the students tried to bully him but a few students can't scare an ex-biker.

 

And so, they decided to open up to him about their problems. And with the help of a gangster, these students are going to counter their problems like a boss.

 

Creative and unique ways are yet to be displayed as Onizuka can help you out with anything.

 

An incredible anime that will not only make you laugh, but also teach you so much about life.

 

Without a doubt, one of the best anime you can enjoy in Today's time.

 

 

6. Mushishi

 

Mushishi

 

Entity Detail
Title Mushishi
Type TV
Studios Artland
Premiered Oct 23, 2005 to Jun 19, 2006
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.681
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

Now the next entry on our list is a bit more interesting than you might think.

 

This is the story of Mushi. What is special about them? Nothing. Mushishi is a 26 episode TV anime that aired back in 2005.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Urushibara Yuki.

 

The story talks about the existence of basic creatures called Mushi and people who research about them.

 

Mushi is the most basic form of being with no purpose. Therefore, Mushishi like Ginko moves from place to place, looking for events that can be a result of Mushi.

 

And they do so just to find the meaning and reason for Mushi's existence. A deep calming anime that will give you a completely new perspective to look at life.

 

Not only the manga won awards but also the anime has the Tokyo Anime Awards up its sleeve.

 

One-of-its-kind series that you wouldn't wanna miss out on!

 

 

5. Mob Psycho 100

 

Mob Psycho 100

 

Entity Detail
Title Mob Psycho 100
Type TV
Studios Bones
Premiered Jul 11, 2016 to Sep 27, 2016
Source Web manga
MAL Score 8.481
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

We are in the Top 5 ladies and gentlemen. Every anime from here on is amongst the best-of-the-best.

 

And I see no better anime to start this section other than Mob Psycho 100.

 

Mob Psycho 100 is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2016. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by ONE. The series talks about Shigeo 'Mob' Kageyama, a psychic who seems to be strong on the next level.

 

However, instead of using his psychic powers, Mob wants to get stronger naturally. With the help of his master Reigen Arataka, he wishes to use his powers for the better.

 

However, in this world, he might not be the only psychic. Maybe an unknown evil being is taking birth, right beneath our eyes.

 

Talk about animation, characters, storytelling, plot, anything! Mob Psycho 100 is an ace in all of these.

 

Done by the same author of One Punch Man, Mob Psycho 100 is a slice-of-life series that will give you much more than what you would have asked for.

 

And trust me, you will enjoy every second of it!

 

 

4. Violet Evergarden

 

Violet Evergarden

 

Entity Detail
Title Violet Evergarden
Type TV
Studios Kyoto Animation
Premiered Jan 11, 2018 to Apr 5, 2018
Source Light novel
MAL Score 8.651
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

The next anime on our list is a popular one. However, even after getting so much recognition, you might feel it's still underappreciated.

 

If you watch this anime, that is. Violet Evergarden is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2018.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a novel. The anime was directed by Ishidate Taichi and animated by Kyoto Animation.

 

The series talks about a girl named Violet who seems to have no emotion and was used as a weapon by her colleagues.

 

However, when Major Gilbert treated her like a human, she developed a complex relationship with him.

 

When he was taking his last breath before dying in a war, he murmured 'I Love You' to her.

 

However, since Violet is emotionless, she doesn't seem to understand what those words mean. Therefore, she chooses to become an auto memory doll so she can understand the meaning of those three words.

 

And this is the journey of a girl with no feelings trying to understand the most beautiful feeling in the world.

 

Violet Evergarden is just brilliant. It is nothing less than spectacular and mind-blowing. It is a one-of-a-kind anime that just can't be compared.

 

Somehow, it will grapple you into its story and you wouldn't even realize it. In fact, you might even start to live alongside Violet and don't even realize it.

 

No wonder it's so high on this list.

 

 

3. Clannad Series

 

Clannad Series

 

Entity Detail
Title Clannad
Type TV
Studios Kyoto Animation
Premiered Oct 5, 2007 to Mar 28, 2008
Source Visual novel
MAL Score 8.041
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

We are in the Top 3 weebs. This is it! The final stretch. And let me say that these 3 anime are pure gems in the slice-of-life department.

 

Without a doubt, the best of what this genre can offer. And let me start these 3 with the incredible Clannad Series.

 

Clannad is a 23 episode TV anime that aired back in 2007. It is an anime adaptation of a visual novel.

 

The anime was directed by Ishihara Tatsuya and animated by Kyoto Animation. The series talks about a delinquent named Tomoya Okazaki and his meeting with Nagisa Furukawa.

 

These two polar opposites started on a random incident but over time, became close friends.

 

Now they are both on a journey to reopen the School drama club. However, as more people get involved in this, the lives of both Nagisa and Tomoya are going to change.

 

And let's just say that the change is for the better. Now, I would like to mention something.

 

The greatness of Clannad can only be experienced IF AND ONLY IF you watch Clannad After Story as well.

 

This season is a set-up for the next season. And once you complete both of them, you would cry for the next 5 hours?

 

Why? Try it out yourself to find out!

 

 

2. 3-gatsu no Lion

 

3-gatsu no Lion

 

Entity Detail
Title 3-gatsu no Lion
Type TV
Studios Shaft
Premiered Oct 8, 2016 to Mar 18, 2017
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.411
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

For runner-up, we have a sports anime that is less about sports and more about characters.

 

Yup, you guessed it correctly, the second ranker on our list is none other than March Comes In Like A Lion. 3-gatsu no Lion is a 22 episode TV anime that aired back in 2016.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Umino Chika.

 

The series talks about Rei Kiriyama who is an elite Shogi player. However, due to his strength, he was looked upon by his family and Shogi-mates.

 

This stress became unbearable for him and so he decided to start living alone in an apartment.

 

However, Rei has zero communication skills and can't take care of himself. But the situation changes when he meets the Kawamoto sisters.

 

And these sisters will not only change his life but also realize the true essence of it as well.

 

March Comes In Like A Lion is no ordinary slice-of-life. It is an incredible art piece that can't be described in words.

 

On the surface, it's simple. But on the inside, it is just beyond incredible. I won't say any more about it.

 

All you need to do is just give it a try. You will be enlightened by watching what it has to offer.

 

 

1. Fruits Basket

 

Fruits Basket

 

And the top spot on our list goes to, you guessed it, the legendary Fruits Basket.

 

And those who have watched all the seasons of this anime would have already seen this one coming.

 

I mean, it is just so good. We can't do anything about it. However, what we can do is tell you about it.

 

So here you have a summary of it. Fruits Basket is a 25 episode TV anime that aired back in 2019.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Takatsu Natsuki.

 

Fruits Basket dives into the life of Tooru Honda, a girl who loves the Chinese Zodiac.

 

However, recently she has been left alone by her family, and now, she starts to stay alone in her tent.

 

But her life is going to change forever when the Souma family takes her in as a family member.

 

Now as a member, Tooru is enjoying her new life but soon, a revelation takes place.

 

Turns out that the members of the Souma family turn into animals from the Chinese Zodiac if they are hugged by the opposite gender.

 

With the secret of the Souma family in her hand, Tooru is going to have an experience of her lifetime.

 

Romance and fun are just the part-and-parcel of this series. This anime has everything, from great characters to an incredible story and beautiful animation.

 

This re-adaptation of the Fruits Basket manga is one of the best decisions taken by creators.

 

Because this decision also led to the creation of this incredible Slice-of-life anime. This series is just too good and if you want to know why then just watch all the seasons of this anime.

 

You will be astounded for life. So there you have it, weebs. These were the Top 60 Best Slice-of-life anime out there.

 

I hope you got to experience some interesting themes and had at least one anime added to your list.

 

Thanks a lot for reading and until next time, Sayonara!

 

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