Top 20 Slice of Life Anime

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Slice-of-life fans have seen fit to assemble this ranking of their favourite anime of the genre best known for its absence of story and maximal moe.

The ranking:

1. Minami-ke series

2. Nichijou

3. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou

4. K-ON! series

5. Hidamari Sketch series

6. Lucky Star

7. Seitokai no Ichizon series

8. GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class

9. Acchi Kocchi

10. Kotoura-san

11. GJ-bu

12. Mitsudome series

13. WORKING!! series

14. Tamako Market

15. A channel

16. Yuru Yuri series

17. Tamayura series

18. And Yet The Town Moves

19. Strawberry Marshmallow

20. ARIA series


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    Avatar of dukemagus
    Comment by dukemagus
    04:41 18/03/2013 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    Where in the hell is Azumanga Daioh?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:05 18/03/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Azumanga Daioh is a slice of life classic.

    Legitimately shit list without it.

    Also misses my favorite, Genshiken.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:58 19/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Genshiken was fucking horrible, anime form at least.

    azumanga was pathetically slow paced for a something that's based off a 4 koma...

    over all im not surprised neither are on the list, just because something is a classic doesn't mean it was good.

    azumanga, if the adaptation wasn't horrifically batched, would be on any top 10, but for fuck sake was it bad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:02 18/03/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Yeah not legit without Azumanga Daioh poppin' up...

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    Comment by cats2
    09:08 18/03/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Plenty of clones and rip off's of it I guess, but yeah...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:00 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Nothing is original anymore meh

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:17 18/03/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Elevens barely remember last season, let alone a decade ago.

    I am frankly more surprised by the absence of Hyakko.

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    Comment by Caggy
    07:17 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I was glad Aria was on the list but now depressed because no Hyakko.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:17 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The 11s didn't like Hyakko so it wouldn't enter their mind much.

    It needs continuation~~ The artist moved on ;_;

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    09:48 19/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Worse yet, some of the best ones are on the bottom.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:45 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    NO "Genshiken"? they fuck is wrong w/ Anime fans? oh yeah, that 2nd season was kinda GAY

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:06 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lots of stuff in Genshiken was literally gay, but it was still an awesome series.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:45 19/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's the problem with homosexuality?
    Either way, I'm surprised I didn't see Hyouka on there, that being more recent.

    It would definitely have been great to see Genshiken and Azumanga Daioh on there though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:46 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Otaku want their aslice-of-life anime like they want their girls, under 12 and full of moe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:12 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Danshi Kokousei says hello.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:07 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can Zetsubou Sensei be considered slice of life?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:45 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oda wants to come too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:46 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hidenori and Yoshitake says hello and challenges you to unzip your pants by using willpower alone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:46 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    They conicenentally named their dicks moe.

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    Comment by coquette
    07:30 18/03/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I'd put the Aria at the top of the list.

    But I'd also add:
    Hanasaku no Iroha
    Sakamichi no Apollon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:42 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nobody ever remembers of Sketchbook...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:31 19/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yea, liked that one a lot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:31 20/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i love that series... and yes no one ever remembers that.. :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:08 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd toss Natsume Yuujinchou on there if the definition of slice of life hadn't been changed a few years ago so it meant "slice of almost nothing".

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    Comment by Justin iZ Here
    04:38 18/03/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    been a while since I saw anything, even pictures from A channel, makes me slightly happy it has not gone the route of most and forgotten after the season ends.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:34 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No Clannad, no ussefull top

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:24 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Clannad was number one in a poll with the same name. These top lists are as random as a Nichijou chapter can get.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:36 19/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope. Nichijou episode is more predictable and consistent when compared to polls in sankaku

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    Comment by Burly
    05:45 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    sorry WTF, did ppl just forget about Azumanga, still the greastest. Also sad K-ON! isn't in the top 3. Also Tmako Market is kind of shit, why so high?

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    11:04 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Have Tamako Market be done by another studio and with the same story, and that show doesn't even sniff the top 30

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:11 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    A Channel needs another season.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:46 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I second this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:00 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    >> 1. Minami-ke series

    Yes.

    >> 20. ARIA series

    Should be way higher.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:07 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    totally agree aria should be way higher if not top 5

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    ARIA should be number 1, imo.
    I think Working should be a bit higher too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:08 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Almost. YKK 1st, then Aria. Right?

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    Comment by Sasazuka
    10:13 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If only YOKOHAMA KAIDASHI KIKOU could get a single 1-cour late night series, then it would probably be more recognized. 2 short OVA series with 2 episodes apiece, and the most recent episode having shipped a full decade ago now, probably isn't enough for it to be remembered as an anime, though, if this were a poll of slice-of-life manga, I'd have every confidence that YKK would be right up near the top along with YOTSUBA&!.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:44 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    wait, YKK have an OVA? dang I don't even know about it, time to do some hunting.

    but still for me Aria > YKK.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    YKK has two OVAs, I think they're two episodes each. I personally feel it works better as a manga, but the OVAs do have nice music.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:15 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    YKK? Only people with taste would know what that is, let alone liking it enough to rank it high.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I agree... ARIA is a masterpiece. But I think the fact that it doesn't have fanservice(which it sure hell didn't need!) is most likely the reason for its low placement.

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    Comment by Naoe
    06:11 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Danshi Kokousei has no fanservice whatsoever, and all the main casts are male, while all the females are batshit crazy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:09 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Take it you haven't seen alot of Mio's scenes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:06 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    K-On! has no fanservice either.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:08 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Minami almost don't have it, either. So does Nichijou.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:17 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bad idea to use the word "fanservice" when people don't realize it means more than ecchi and nudity. Even if K-on is nothing but fanservice for people who like "cute girls doing cute things" anime, they'll never admit it because there aren't any panty shots.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:49 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mio Akiyama, the only anime girl who made a rice bowl sexy.

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    Comment by Didier
    04:02 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    another crap list

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:01 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    What crap ? this list is totally legitimate

    There are always somebody who will disagree no matter good or bad your list.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Ad expected for those shameful moetards, fucking disgrace, as fans and as persons.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:05 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol, what SOL show is not 'moe' by your definition?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:06 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Space Brothers? House of Five Leaves? Haibane Renmei? Planetes?

    Oh, right. They can't be slice of life, because the definition's changed to mean "Kyoani style anime with cute girls doing as little as possible"

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:50 19/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @18:29: nice non-sequitur comeback. If I could understand your point, I might be able to argue with you, but I guess that you just wanted to pretend I'm elitist for offering some slice of life that isn't what you happen to like. Classy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:29 18/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ 08:06: You sure are one white, jaded and elitist fan.

    Let me list some anime 'classics' that yanks love that will make everyone else on here seem like a bunch of uncultured swines.

    Big O
    Outlaw Star
    Cowboy Bebop
    Ghost in the Shell
    Gundam Wing
    Last Exile
    Darker than Black
    S-Cry-Ed
    FLCL
    RahXephon
    Samurai Champloo
    Trinity Blood
    Gurren Lagann
    Eureka seveN
    Gad Guard
    Alien Nine
    Shadow Star Narutaru
    Paranoia Agent
    Monster Now and Then, Here and There
    Baccano!
    Revolutionary Girl Utena
    Grave of the Fireflies
    Nadia Secret of Blue Water
    Monster

    See? Easy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:07 18/03/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Another crap opinion.






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