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Silver Spoon is pretty well grounded in real life circumstances.
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Zodiac War
People killing each other for various generic reasons, just like in real life
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So you're talking about slice of life stuff then? Realistic settings with feeling?
For me I'd say:
91 Days (Mafia/Revenge)
Orange (Suicide)
Anohana (Friends death)
Chihayafuru (Sport/Following one's passion)
Kino's Journey (Traveling and seeing peoples nature)
Those are some that I've seen that I've liked. Hopefully you find what you're looking for.
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daily life of high school boys
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My friend, let me introduce you to the wonderful world of Josei anime through titles so down to earth you'd wonder if they were live action (and in many cases actually do have live action versions)

The Great Passage (aka Fune wo Amu)
For a show you will not believe is as gripping as it is when you discover that it's about making dictionaries. But don't let that trick you - this was legitimately the show of the season when it aired

Ristorante Paradiso
For a story about a young woman working at a cafe famous for being staffed by bespectacled older gentlemen. Trust me when I say that this is not nearly as creepy as it sounds and is actually really endearing (keep in mind I said "josei" and also "gentlemen" for a reason).

Usagi Drop
For a show about middle-aged working man and his newly adopted child.

Nodame Cantabile
For a show about blossoming romance between aspiring classical musicians.

The premises of these stories by themselves could be executed in very fantastical or absurd manners (except perhaps The Great Passage), but it is that josei demographic tinge that makes them all feel grounded and probably about as realistic as you can get for an anime.
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Kimi to Boku (You and Me)

It's the daily high school life of a small group of friends. Much better than it sounds.
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serifsansserif wrote:

daily life of high school boys


too funny

Realistic as in anime portraying real day to day life of people?

Among the newer title I thought Net-Juu no Susume is pretty realistic enough when it comes to the characters along with some MMO game involve there. March Comes like a Lion is pretty close.
When it comes to childhood friends Ano HAna was very good.
For music , BECK was pretty tight.
Some of Shinkai's work are pretty realistic like Garden of Words., with realistic art and theme.
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Nikuma wrote:

Except for that tiny bit of supernaturalism, definitely Clannad After Story.


I was on the fence about bringing that one up, too, but then you'd need to watch Clannad first, and a couple of the girls' arcs - while great stories - go pretty far off the reservation when it comes to realism.

But for all that, After Story does get pretty damn real most of the time, especially when it comes to living life after high school, getting a job and learning it from the ground up, dealing with the realities of a relationship, the challenges of being tied to family who sometimes make less than stellar choices, processing grief, etc.

Well, then there was the gang war arc, and that bit about the cat, but never mind. :D
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Okay, here's an odd answer, but bear with me a minute.

Flying Witch.

This show is, on one level, about witches who cast magic spells, interact with magical creatures and go to magical places. Sometimes.

When they aren't doing any of that, which is honestly not all that often (and when they are, it's more quiet and subtle than flash-bang), the series is super chill, very realistic slice-of-life taking place in a small town where much of the focus is on the minute details of everyday life. The show spends just as much time on the process of cooking hamburg steak or pruning apple trees as it does on casting a spell to summon blackbirds.

There is magic everywhere. You just have to know to look for it. That is the point the show is trying to make. I think you'll find what you're after in that series, despite the occasional flying whale.
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I’d have to say Akame Ga Kill I can relate... Also Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Girls und Panzers , and Love Tyrant .
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iashakezula wrote:


serifsansserif wrote:

daily life of high school boys


too funny

Realistic as in anime portraying real day to day life of people?

Among the newer title I thought Net-Juu no Susume is pretty realistic enough when it comes to the characters along with some MMO game involve there. March Comes like a Lion is pretty close.
When it comes to childhood friends Ano HAna was very good.
For music , BECK was pretty tight.
Some of Shinkai's work are pretty realistic like Garden of Words., with realistic art and theme.


Was kinda serious. I liked the series, and the characters were like your average boys, and I honestly can't remember anything about it that seemed fantastical.

Most slice of life that I can think of still have some fantastical elements or do things that would be kinda verboten.
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If they shit, sleep, eat and repeat then it's pretty close to life lol
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memnalar wrote:

Okay, here's an odd answer, but bear with me a minute.

Flying Witch.

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Take away magic and you have Non Non Biyori. Add sweets and you have Dagashi Kashi.
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MadeDragon wrote:


memnalar wrote:

Okay, here's an odd answer, but bear with me a minute.

Flying Witch.

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Take away magic and you have Non Non Biyori. Add sweets and you have Dagashi Kashi.


Non Non is actually next up in mine. I keep seeing people talk about it; figured it was about time.
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MadeDragon wrote:


memnalar wrote:

Okay, here's an odd answer, but bear with me a minute.

Flying Witch.

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Take away magic and you have Non Non Biyori. Add sweets and you have Dagashi Kashi.


Lol was wondering why nobody had mentioned non non biyori If the OP's desire was for realistic shows here a few suggestions

ACCA-13 Though technically in an imaginary nation this story is eerily similar to historical events that have played out in the past. Nothing is outrageous or impossible.

Sweetness and Lighting Cute, a bit iffy but definitely that would be real enough to explain front page news these days

Joker Game It's like a more realistic version of james bond but no crazy gadgets.

Silent Voice Amazing movie something everyone can relate too.

Garden of Words Artwork of water especially is freaking amazing. Nothing about the story I found remotely unbelievable.

I would suggest New Game but some of the antics the cast come up with I personally find a bit of a stretch

I also recommend Usagi Drop Just don't read the Manga to the end or you will hate what is beautiful story.
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