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27th Apr '17 5:36:30 AM Siempie
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* While ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is ''really'' plot-heavy, it also spends a lot of its episodes exploring the family-dynamic between Steven and the Crystal Gems, the relationships Steven has with the residents of Beach City (and the relationships they have with eachother), and the relationship between Steven and Connie.
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* Anything directed by Creator/YasujiroOzu can fit into this category quite well, like ''Film/GoodMorning'', a gentle satire of life in a sububan neighborhood where things like getting a television and collecting dues for the women's club are SeriousBusiness. ''Film/TokyoStory'', considered by most critics to be his masterpiece, is a slow, low-key consideration of the distance that grows between elderly parents and their children, as shown when an old couple take the train to Tokyo to visit their grown-up kids. ''Film/EquinoxFlower'' is about a father's discomfort when his daughter gets engaged without asking him first.

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* Anything directed by Creator/YasujiroOzu can fit into this category quite well, like ''Film/GoodMorning'', a gentle satire of life in a sububan neighborhood where things like getting a television and collecting dues for the women's club are SeriousBusiness. ''Film/TokyoStory'', considered by most critics to be his masterpiece, is a slow, low-key consideration of the distance that grows between elderly parents and their children, as shown when an old couple take the train to Tokyo to visit their grown-up kids. ''Film/EquinoxFlower'' is about a father's discomfort when his daughter gets engaged without asking him first.first. ''Film/LateSpring'' has a father worrying about getting his 27-year-old daughter married off [[ChristmasCake before she's too old to get a husband]].
2nd Mar '17 1:47:10 AM enterusername
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''For the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' blog and webcomic, [[Blog/SliceOfLife click here.]] For the MLP episode, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E9SliceOfLife click here.]]''


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For the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' blog and webcomic, [[Blog/SliceOfLife click here.]] For the MLP episode, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E9SliceOfLife click here.]]'
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* ''Film/KillerOfSheep'': There's no unifying plot, simply a series of scenes portraying Stan's life and the lives of the urban poor in the late 1970s in the Watts ghetto. Stan tries to buy a car engine. Stan cashes a check only to have the lady store owner make a pass at him. Stan can't sleep. Stan wants to go to the racetrack. Stuff happens.
17th Feb '17 11:01:07 AM TheFantasyChronicler
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* [[SliceOfLife/AnimeAndManga Anime and Manga]]



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* ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'': Slice of Life as a teenage professional shogi player.
* ''Manga/AChannel'': Slice of high school girl life. Best summed up by the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfj4Il2qH-8 end credits.]]
* ''Manga/AiShiteNight'': LoveTriangle slice of life with Rock 'n' Roll occasionally thrown in.
* ''Manga/AiRen'': Slice of life AfterTheEnd.
* ''Manga/{{Amanchu}}'': Slice of scuba diving life.
* ''Manga/AoiHana'': Slice of GirlsLove life with a LoveDodecahedron.
* ''Manga/AnoKoNiKisuToShirayuriWo'': Slice of GirlsLove life n°2, following two genius girls and a few others.
* ''Manga/{{ARIA}}'': Slice of Venetian {{terraform}}ed Mars life. With SceneryPorn. Lots and lots of SceneryPorn.
* ''Anime/{{Atashinchi}}''
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': Slices of the lives of several girls in the same school, in the same English class together.
* ''Manga/BabyAndMe'': Slice of [[BigBrotherInstinct big brother]] life.
* ''LightNovel/BalladOfAShinigami'' is a SliceOfLife both in terms of the lives of humans, which are presumably about to die, and of the grim reaper Momo. This sounds more depressing than it is, since [[DontFearTheReaper Momo is (mostly) kind]].
* ''Manga/{{Barakamon}}'': Slice of back country island life for a city calligrapher.
* ''Manga/{{BECK}}'': Slice of high school (on the first part of the manga, and almost all of the anime) and rock band life (which makes up most of the manga from the halfway part, and became an AbortedArc from the anime).
* ''Manga/BambooBlade'': Slice of [[NerfArm shinai]]-wielding life.
* ''Anime/{{Bananya}}'': Concerning the secret lives of tiny cats disguised as bananas.
* ''Manga/BinbouShimaiMonogatari'': Slice of life with lots of CherryBlossoms.
* ''Anime/TheBorrowerArrietty'': Slice of life about a tiny daughter as she befriends a human and fight for her family's safety.
* ''Manga/BunnyDrop'': Slice of parental life
* ''Manga/CafeKichijoujiDe'': Slice of life about five {{Bishonen}} waiters working in the titular cafe.
* ''Manga/CaheDetectiveClub'': Similar to above, but gender-flipped and it's a detective cafe.
* ''Anime/CandyBoy'': Slice of life with hints of [[GirlsLove lesbian]] {{twincest}}.
* ''Manga/CarGraffitiJK'': Slice of high school girls' car club life.
* ''Manga/CastleTownDandelion'': Slice of extremely ModestRoyalty life with [[RoyaltySuperpower superpowers]], under constant surveillance.
* ''Manga/ChibiMarukoChan'': The everyday life of a 9-year old girl, her family and her classmates in pre-Internet era Japan.
* ''Manga/ChibisanDate'': A slice of peaceful life on an island.
* ''Manga/ChisSweetHome'': Adorable kitty does adorable kitty things. Basically a kitty version of ''Manga/KOn''.
* ''Anime/CrayonShinChan'': Arguably, a slice of a 5-year old boy's life, as he makes everyone's lives impossible. HilarityEnsues!
* ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'': Slice of all-boys' high schooler life.
* ''Anime/DaisukiBuBuChaCha'': The gentle adventures of a young preschooler learning about the world around him, supernatural themes notwithstanding.
* ''Anime/DennouCoil'': Slice of tech-savvy, junior high-schooler life.
* ''Anime/DiamondDaydreams'': Slice of [[SceneryPorn Hokkaido]] life. Likely ''Anime/{{Piano}}'''s closest contender in terms of purity.
* ''[[Anime/AnimalCrossing Dobutso no Mori]]'', a.k.a Animal Crossing: The Movie, details a girl moving into a village. No villain, only minor conflicts, and no general plot.
* ''Manga/DokiDokiSchoolHours'', excluding the out-of-place [[ParodyEpisode genre spoof episodes]].
* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': Slice of superpowered life at the beginning of the series, when you put aside [[TheDreaded Beerus]]' movements. The episodes in-between each story arc also follow this formate.
* ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' starts out as a very mellow Slice of GiantRobot life anime. Around Episode 13 it starts picking up in action and darkness, and by Episode 25 it's turned into a nearly full-blown action series. This was intentional on the part of the creators, as they wanted to focus on what happens to characters before, during, and at the end of a war.
* ''Manga/FlyingWitch'': Slice of a Witch's life in a rural town.
* ''Anime/{{Free}}'': Slice of {{bishonen}} swim club life.
* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'': Slice of high school life.
* ''Manga/GakuenBabysitters'': Slice of daycare life.
* ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'': Slice of {{otaku}} life.
* ''Manga/{{Gingitsune}}'': Slice of life at a {{UsefulNotes/Shinto}} shrine.
* ''Manga/GokinjoMonogatari'': Slice of eccentric art school life.
* ''Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti'': Slice of live cooking and eating together.
* ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'': Slice of after-life (according to the most common interpretation of the series).
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' features this, as it does with most genres. The best example is the chronological last episode, that was ''so'' SliceOfLife that it was ''boring'' (which was fully intentional).
** Season 2 has a "slice of Film/GroundhogDay life", or rather, ''eight'' of ''the same'' slice.
* ''Manga/HanaTheFoxGirl'': Slice of life with a little fox girl.
* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'': Slice of art school life, high school edition.
* ''Manga/HighSchoolNinjaGirlOtonashiSan'': Slice of high school life with ninjas.
* ''Manga/{{Hitohira}}'': Slice of high school drama club life.
* ''Manga/HoneyAndClover'': Slice of art school life, college edition.
* ''Manga/{{Hyakko}}'': Slice of ElaborateUniversityHigh life.
* ''Manga/{{Hyakuen}}'': Slice of money-saving high school girls' life, with a dash of comedy and hint of {{ecchi}}.
* ''Literature/{{Hyouka}}'': Slice of [[TheyFightCrime mystery-solving]], high school life. Notably, the protagonist prefers his slice of life to be a little more bland than other people's. Part of his CharacterDevelopment is him realizing that having an interesting life isn't so bad.
* ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'': Slice of life of a married couple where one of them is an {{Otaku}}.
* ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'': Slice of four cute kids and their CoolBigSis's life.
* ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]'' - Slice of life with an Idol twist.
* ''Manga/IkokuMeiroNoCroisee'': Slice of Parisian life
* ''Manga/InsideMari'': Slice of life combined with a [[{{Deconstruction}} terrifying take]] on FreakyFridayFlip.
* ''Manga/IsTheOrderARabbit'': Slice of coffee shop waitressing life, set in an idyllic beautiful European town.
* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'': Part 4, Diamond is Unbreakable, follows the daily lives of Josuke and his friends in Morioh Town. Their very bizarre lives.
* ''Anime/{{Kamichu}}'': Slice of divine life. Shinto-flavored, of course.
* ''Kaasan Mom's Life (Mainichi Kaasan)'': Follows the life of a [[MostWritersAreWriters manga author]] raising two young children.
* ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' compresses this trope into a movie, and quite successfully so.
* ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'': A [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming heartwarming]], [[TearJerker tear-jerking]] slice of high school life.
* ''Manga/KimiToBoku'': A slice of boys' life, about a group of boys who've known one another since kindergarten living out their high school days in relative peace (and hijinks).
* ''Manga/KinIroMosaic'': Slice of school life, this time with two cute British exchange students.
* ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'': Half VideoGame/{{Kirby}} kicking ass, half slice of the townspeople's life under an illegitimate monarchy. Contains a lot of subtle satire and social commentary.
* ''Manga/KokoroLibrary'': Slice of library-managing life.
* ''Manga/KomorisanWaKotowarenai'': Slice of life about a girl that [[ExtremeDoormat can't decline requests]].
* ''Manga/KOn'': Slice of all-girl high-school rock band life.
* ''Manga/{{Kuro}}'': A slice of life with some horror elements about a girl and her cat.
* ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'': Slice of dead people's lives and of the people who talk to them.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Lamune}}'': Slice of seaside summer life.
* ''Manga/LoveIsInTheBag'': Slice of high school life involving a girl who turns into a bag.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'': [[ParodiedTrope Parody]] of slice of eccentric [[HighSchool schoolgirl]] life.
* ''Manga/{{Mahoraba}}'': A slice of cute, romantic life.
* ''Manga/ManabiStraight'': Slice of high school student council life TwentyMinutesInTheFuture.
* ''Anime/MapleTown'': Slice of life about a world filled with anthropomorphic cute talking animals. Mainly focusing on a talking cute talking rabbit and her daily life in town and school life.
* ''Manga/MidoriNoMakibao'': Horse-racing! Buying back ''your mom''! It doesn't get more slice of life than this!
* ''Manga/MinamiKe'': Slice of three sisters' lives in an apartment.
* ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'': Slice of life about a dragon serving as the maid of a woman who saved her life.
* ''Manga/{{Momokuri}}'': Slice of life for a high school girl who stalks her own boyfriend, but in a cute way.
* ''Manga/{{Mokke}}'': Slice of ghost-haunted life.
* ''Manga/{{Moyashimon}}'': Slice of college life with a guy who can see microbes.
* ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'': Being a deconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, it's a Slice of a group of {{Burger Fool}}s in a Shopping District that practice MundaneMadeAwesome life.
* ''Manga/MyLovelyGhostKana'': Slice of life and life after death.
* ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'': Slice of life of a cynical pessimist in High School.
* ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'': Slice of life about a boy who can see spirits, some obligations left to him by his grandmother, and his SnarkyNonhumanSidekick.
* ''Manhwa/NeedAGirl'': About four young men in their last year on High School, each trying to score a girlfriend.
* ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'': Slice of ordinary life. Except it's anything but ordinary.
* ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'': Two girls move to a new place as they deal with the reality of their mother's sickness
* ''Manga/NodameCantabile'': Slice of music school life.
* ''Manga/NonNonBiyori'': Slice of country life.
* ''LightNovel/OnlySenseOnline'': Slice of a novice player's life in a VirtualReality {{MMORPG}}.
* ''Anime/OnlyYesterday'': Slice of nostalgic life.
* ''Manga/OtasukeMikoMikoChan'': Slice of life of a gender-confused teenager who is also a MagicalGirl.
* ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'': A slice of life depicting a class of high schoolers, but taken to ridiculous extremes and exaggerations.
* ''LightNovel/PapaNoIukotoOKikinasai'': A 19-years-old college freshman finds himself as the legal guardian of his three nieces.
* ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'': Slice of average teenager life meets slice of oddball fashion design student life.
* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'': Slice of Humongous Mecha pilot life.
* ''Anime/Persona4GoldenTheAnimation'': 8 of 12 episodes have high school friends hanging out in their small rural town.
* ''Anime/PhantasyStarOnline2TheAnimation'': Slice of school life centered around [[VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2 the mega-popular video game of the same name.]] Then mid-season GenreShift hits around Episode 7, at which point it becomes an action series.
* ''Anime/{{Piano}}'': Slice of SliceOfLife life. Perhaps the purest anime-example of this trope one can find.
* ''Anime/{{Planetes}}'': Slice of astronaut life.
* ''Manga/{{Plica}}'': Slice of Japanese lesbian life.
* ''Manga/PrivateActress'': Slice of life centered on an highschool-aged actress who works on helping others keep up with their own lives.
* ''Anime/RealDrive'': Slice of cyborg life set on a tropical island in the ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' universe.
* ''Manga/SaintYoungMen'': Daily life in Japan as experienced by [[JesusWasWayCool Jesus]] and Buddha.
* ''Manga/SakuraTrick'': Slice of school life for lesbian couples.
* ''Manga/SandChronicles'': A dramatic slice of life that follows BrokenBird Ann's life from her adolescence to adulthood.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'': Slice of suicidally depressed, socially satirical life pumped [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs with crack and LSD]].
* ''Manga/SazaeSan'': Slice of life of a typical Japanese housewife at home with her parents, her very young siblings, her husband, and her child.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'': Slice of romantic (often surreal) high school life.
* ''Manga/SchoolLive'': Slice of ZombieApocalypse high school life.
* ''Manga/SchoolOfWaterBusiness'': Slice of high school life... in a school teaching adult entertainment.
* ''Manga/SeishunKouryakuhon'': Slice of high school life, focusing on the impending graduation of a group of teenage boys.
* ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'': Slice of life interweaved with DemonicInvaders, though drops the slice of life towards its final season.
* ''Anime/ShimaShimaToraNoShimajiro''
* ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'': Slice of life with {{FunnyAnimal}}s at a cafe run by a polar bear.
* ''Manga/SilvrNina'': Slice of life of a {{NEET}} and his niece in the Japanese countryside.
* ''Manga/SilverSpoon'': Slice of life in an agricultural school.
* ''Manga/{{Sketchbook}}'': Like ''Honey And Clover'' and ''Manga/HidamariSketch'', but with a FunnyForeigner and lots of cats.
* ''Manga/SomedaysDreamers'': Slice of magical life.
* ''Manga/SomedaysDreamersIISora'': Slice of magical life, but with ''more drama'' still.
* ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'': Slice of 5 cute teen soldier girls garrisoned in a peaceful town life [[spoiler:except for the last 2 episodes]].
* ''Manga/SpottedFlower'': Chronicling the life of a newlywed couple: an Otaku Husband and a fiery pregnant wife, and their love life.
* ''Anime/SuperSonico'': Slice of the daily life of a college student who also works part time as a gravure model and plays rock music as a hobby. Granted, said college student happens to ''also'' be the mascot character of NitroPlus, but this little detail is never mentioned in-universe.
* ''Anime/SuzysZooDaisukiWitzy'': Magical soft toys coming to life notwithstanding, most episodes are about Witzy going on gentle romps in the location he's in.
* ''Manga/SweetnessAndLightning'': Slice of cooking life.
* ''Manga/TanakaKunWaItsumoKedaruge'' is about the eponymous [[{{Sleepyhead}} lethargic boy]] Tanaka, Ohta, [[TheChampion the boy who tries to make sure he gets by day to day]], and the friends that suddenly kick the door into their peaceful lives demanding that Tanaka actually get ''involved'' in things.
* ''Anime/{{Tamayura}}'': slice of photographing life.
* ''Literature/TheTatamiGalaxy'' is a slice of quirky College life, albeit with time rewinds.
* ''Anime/ToukenRanbuHanamaru'': An adaptation of the game that [[spoiler:[[MoodWhiplash mostly]]]] focuses on the daily lives of the sword warriors and their relationships with each other.
* ''Manga/TRexNaKanojo'': Slice of [[CuteMonsterGirl cute dinosaur/human hybrids]]' life.
* ''Anime/TriderG7'': Slice of a [[SuperRobotGenre Super Robot]]-piloting KidHero's life.
* ''Manga/TsuribakaNisshi'': Slice of life fishing manga.
* ''Virgin Night'': Specifically life's [[{{Hentai}} sexual slices]]. Of the sort [[LighterAndSofter most people actually]] ''[[LighterAndSofter have]]''.
* ''Manga/WanderingSon'': Slice of [[{{Transsexual}} transchildren]] life.
* ''Manga/WifeAndWife'': The life of a young lesbian couple who have just moved in together.
* ''Anime/WindyTales'': Slice of wind manipulation life.
* ''Manga/WithTheLight'': Slice of life raising an autistic child.
* ''Anime/WolfChildrenAmeAndYuki'' Slice of werewolf life, and their human mother.
* ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou'': [[XMeetsY Slice of]] [[CosyCatastrophe post-apocalypse]] life.
* ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'': slice of summer-vacation-with-new-kid-in-town life.
* ''Manga/YuruYuri'': Slice of life with yuri undertones.

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17th Feb '17 10:46:29 AM TheFantasyChronicler
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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'': Part 4, Diamond is Unbreakable, follows the daily lives of Josuke and his friends in Morioh Town. Their very bizarre lives.


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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'': Part 4, Diamond is Unbreakable, follows the daily lives of Josuke and his friends in Morioh Town. Their very bizarre lives.
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* ''Manga/{{Momokuri}}'': Slice of life for a high school girl who stalks her own boyfriend, but in a cute way.
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* ''Anime/ToukenRanbuHanamaru'': An adaptation of the game that [[spoiler:[[MoodWhiplash mostly]]]] focuses on the daily lives of the sword warriors and their relationships with each other.
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* ''Film/{{Dodeskaden}}'' is a largely plotless story examining the lives of the desperately poor people living in a Japanese garbage dump.
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* ''Manga/ShiroganeNoNina'': Slice of life of a {{NEET}} and his niece in the japanese countryside.


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* ''Manga/SilvrNina'': Slice of life of a {{NEET}} and his niece in the Japanese countryside.
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