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Posted 4/6/15
This is going to feel awkward asking on a streaming site, but I was wondering if anyone knew any fun shows that have been given a physical release in North America.


Basically, something that has therapeutically/comfortingly light and generally realistic at the same time, even if only a few characters fit the criteria. Kinda like the whole vibe of the Aria series, Lime's honest naivety in Saber Marionette J and other things.

Or light-comedies that are endlessly cheesy, like Doki Doki School Hours.

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Posted 4/6/15 , edited 4/6/15
Urusei yatsura (light comedy) is a really good one.

Lum was the original 80's waifu.


Ranma 1/2 (martial arts and supernatural) is also pretty good (both of these shows are quite long, nearly 200 ep's or so)



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Posted 4/6/15 , edited 4/6/15
All of these have US physical releases:

Bunny Drop (Usagi Drop) is a pure slice of life pleasure.

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions is a combination of cute romance, slice-of-life comedy, and magic-battle delusions.

Kimi ni Todoke is a solid "aww shucks" romance with a great female lead.

Spice & Wolf has a medieval fantasy setting, but the witty banter between the two lead characters--and the slow growth of their relationship from traveling companions to friends to something more--is a joy to watch.
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Posted 4/6/15 , edited 4/6/15
K-on! - Both relaxing and funny. A really great show.

Girls un Panzer - A bit silly and cheesy, but a lot of fun. Also has some decent action with lovingly detailed and animated WW2 tanks blasting each other to pieces.

Love Lab - A light comedy about girls clueless about romance.
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Posted 4/7/15
Non Non Biyori
No-rin/Nourin
Listen to Me Girls I'm Your Father
Sakura Trick (if you like yuri anime)
Kanamemo
Mitsu Domoe
Is the Order a Rabbit?
Gourmet Girl Graffiti

All have characters like you describe and are of the comedy genre (with a bit of heart to them). All reality-grounded series.
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Posted 4/8/15
Urusei yatsura is an awesome anime! Still need to get around to watching all of it. One other suggestion would be the "Slayers" series.
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