DID YOU KNOW?
A popular anime genre referred to as slice of life was once thought of to be a stigma in the industry? Many believed this to be one of the reasons why the anime industry become stagnant a few years back. What exactly makes a slice of life anime the way that it is? The typical slice of life anime derives from 4-koma manga. These are a series of 4 small comic panels that leads into a quick gag. The scene is set, foundations build, then comes the delivery of the punchline. The outcome, finally, closes everything out. It is a simple but effective method for this type of anime that are usually lighthearted in tone.
Slice of life anime will never be as popular as the more action-focused and wide appeal of shounen anime. Even romance anime, which also has a limited audience and fan base is more popular than it. Slice of life anime is more than cute, silly girls acting out. After all, everyday life is more complicated than that despite its plain mundanity. There are plenty of good slice of life anime that covers other parts of life. The trivial mysteries of Hyouka. The ordinary adult struggles presented in Shirobako. Even the philosophical and existential questions posed in ReLife. These anime show plenty of depth for something as simple as a slice of life anime. The best slice of life anime can sometimes be one of the best anime in general.
#5Your Lie in April
#65 Centimeters per SecondAs they were sharing lots of interests and attitudes, it was a matter of time that Takaki Tohno and Akari Shinohara became friends. Akari will eventualli move to another town, due to her parents' jobs, so they will have no other choice than to keep in touch by letter, a situation that will slowly and painfully end their relationship.Books
#7The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
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