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Azumanga Daioh and Seitokai Yakuindomo.

Azumanga because in my opinion, it has some of the most well-written characters ever. I also adored the animation and the soundtrack.

Seitokai Yakuindomo because the humor is excellent, the animation is gorgeous, and it has well-written characters.

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Slice of Life is an odd beast since it intertwines itself into so many other genres like sports, school life, after school clubs, comedies, romantic comedies, etc. So when you think about it it really envelopes a pretty large share of the good anime series out there.

I'm going to go with Chuunibyou demo koi ga shitai. It's my favorite anime in general anyways, so it probably isn't a stretch to say it's my favorite slice of life as well :P

I also really enjoy the great Azumanga Daioh, Bakuman, Chihyafuru, Minami-ke, Nodame Cantabile. Plus many many more, but I'll leave it at that
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Minami-ke would be my all time favorite. I also really like Working!!. Both of those shows are pretty clever and funny.

There are some types of Slice of Life shows that I absolutely hate on principle though. I won't name them specifically, but there are quite a few of them where the whole purpose of the show is just to show cute girls or lolis just doing stuff. It's not even clever stuff it is just stuff. The show doesn't even have to try to be good by any other standards, it's just like "look we have lolis" and people just automatically call it the best show ever. I have nothing against lolis, cute girls, or fanservice, but when your whole show is just that, it hardly deserves to be called good.
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Clannad , Hands down!
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xxJing wrote:

Minami-ke would be my all time favorite. I also really like Working!!. Both of those shows are pretty clever and funny.

There are some types of Slice of Life shows that I absolutely hate on principle though. I won't name them specifically, but there are quite a few of them where the whole purpose of the show is just to show cute girls or lolis just doing stuff. It's not even clever stuff it is just stuff. The show doesn't even have to try to be good by any other standards, it's just like "look we have lolis" and people just automatically call it the best show ever. I have nothing against lolis, cute girls, or fanservice, but when your whole show is just that, it hardly deserves to be called good.


I do believe that those shows can't be judged by the standards of other shows but I do not think that they are inherently bad. I'm currently watching Non Non Biyori right now and all it really is, is a few cute girls living life. Its not exceptionally hilarious or clever and the characters aren't brilliant but it is still enjoyable despite (or maybe even because of) its normalcy.

The fundamental purpose of most entertainment mediums are producing enjoyment and the fundamental purpose of art (imo) is producing some emotion. "Doing nothing" slice of life shows can do both of these things, even if that emotion is just a warm fuzzy feeling. I understand your opinion but I respectfully disagree...
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K-On!



In all seriousness probably either Great Teach Onizuka or Mushishi, but I'm taking my time with both.

(Nothing against K-On! though, or other harmlessly fun CGDCT anime; also Mio is best girl.)
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Mushi-Shi, Natsume's Book of Friends, Lucky Star, GJ Club, Working!!, The Eccentric Family, Tsuritama, and You and Me

These are my personal favorites and would recommenced them to all to watch them.

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A few sub-genre favorites off the top of my head:

Romance: Toradora

Feels: Anohana

Serene (not really a sub-genre, but I love a good slow paced and quiet slice-of-life): Non Non Biyori - I was going to put You and Me at first, but I just watched NNB because of this thread and it was just beautiful.

Comedy: YuruYuri

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buldieb wrote:

A few sub-genre favorites off the top of my head:

Romance: Toradora

Feels: Anohana

Serene (not really a sub-genre, but I love a good slow paced and quiet slice-of-life): Non Non Biyori - I was going to put You and Me at first, but I just watched NNB because of this thread and it was just beautiful.

Comedy: YuruYuri



Hey man

I always see Anohana on the shelf when i'm out picking up a few things and it has caught my eye... You reckon it worths giving a go ay?
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Hey man

I always see Anohana on the shelf when i'm out picking up a few things and it has caught my eye... You reckon it worths giving a go ay?
Absolutely.

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Golden time is sooooo Good. Great original story and great characters and its really funny!
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