Random Lists: 5 Favorite Slice of Life Shows


Mii-kun is ready for the cold

When I started blogging, I always had trouble understanding people who only reviewed slice of life shows. To be fair, that part of me hasn't changed much. Writing about slice of life is still hard, but watching the shows has become a lot easier. Sometimes, the day-to-day can get rough, so it's fun to relax with something calming.

5. Miira no Kaikata

Admittedly, I have my problems with this series, but darn it if it doesn't have the cutest mummy in existence. The series follows Sora Kashiwagi, a fairly typical student who constantly receives supernatural gifts from his wandering father. One day, his father sends him a mummy, but it turns out to be a tiny one with no ill intent. I know that there are other supernatural creatures in this series, but I could honestly watch Mii-kun all day.

I am disappointed in this god

4. Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou

Did I say "calming"? Sometimes, I'm much more interested in watching a couple of travelers wander around the lifeless remains of a post-war Earth. Also called Girls' Last Tour, this series follows Chito and Yuuri, two girls who live in such a world. We watch as the girls learn about the people who came before them and struggle to survive in a wasteland of limited resources.

3. Yuru Camp

I'm not the most outdoorsy person in the world, but I have a soft spot for this series. It follows a group of girls who just enjoy camping, split between the Outdoors Club and the expert solo camper, Rin Shiima. While I've certainly no stranger to camping, I'm definitely not as passionate about it. Instead, I really relate to Rin's wanderlust and desire to explore new places. I love the interactions in this series, and I absolutely can't wait for season 2.

Rei wonders about fun

2. 3-Gatsu no Lion

Part of me feels like this series is too serious to count, but the other part of me is promptly insisting that there's no way I can have a slice of life list without it. Focusing on a teenage shogi pro named Rei Kiriyama, this series is a surprising ball of warmth despite the drama that can be involved in its story. I don't even know the first thing about shogi, but I often find myself forgetting that it's actually important to the story.

1. Aria

Well, this is an older one. I found myself watching this series recently, and I loved it. Set in a futuristic Mars, the series focuses on life in the city of Neo Venezia, a replica of Earth's Venice. The main character, Akari Mizunashi, is an undine, one of the tour guides carrying visitors around on gondolas. It's a longer series, but I found myself captivated by the stories it tells and the general sense of wonder. It's a series that I probably should have watched much sooner.



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