-> ''"Nothing really happens, but in a really good way."''
-->-- '''Creator/SayakaOhara''', voice of Alicia in ''{{Manga/ARIA}}''


Iyashikei (癒し系) is Japanese for "healing", a term used for {{anime}} and {{manga}} created with the specific purpose of having a healing or soothing effect on the audience. Works of this kind often involve alternative realities with little to no conflict, emphasizing nature and the little delights in life.

Even though many iyashikei creations seem to have a strong escapist basis, the goal is not only to offer a means of getting away from daily worries, but to let the audience embrace a calming state of mind. As these works tend to involve normal people in normal situations, this trope often overlaps with SliceOfLife. Other tropes often associated with iyashikei are {{Arcadia}}, GhibliHills and SceneryPorn.

Iyashikei often involves the subtler kind of CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Compare and contrast WarmAndFuzzyFeeling, TastesLikeDiabetes, SweetDreamsFuel, and HappinessTropes. Contrast {{Utsuge}} (the closest genre to its diametric opposite in Japanese media), {{Glurge}}, NightmareFuel and ParanoiaFuel. Works adhering to this trope might function as RealLife BrainBleach.
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!!Examples:
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* ''Manga/AChannel''
* ''Manga/{{Aiura}}''
* ''Manga/{{Amanchu}}''
* ''Manga/AmeIroKouchakanKandan''
* ''Manga/{{ARIA}}''. Mars never [[SceneryPorn looked so appealing]].
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''
* ''Manga/{{Bartender}}''
* ''Manga/BinbouShimaiMonogatari''
* ''Anime/BinchouTan''
* ''Manga/BunnyDrop''
* ''Manga/GochuumonWaUsagiDesuKa''
* ''TabletopGame/GoldenSkyStories'' is a TabletopRPG that tries to emulate this.
* ''Anime/{{Haibane Renmei}}''
* ''Manga/{{Hanayamata}}''
* ''Manga/HidamariSketch''
* ''Manga/IkokuMeiroNoCroisee''
* ''Anime/{{Kamichu}}''
* ''Manga/KiniroMosaic''
* ''Manga/KOn''
* ''Manga/{{Mahoraba}}''
* ''Manga/{{Mokke}}''
* ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}'' is a strange example. Despite having a fair share of [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet endings]], [[TearJerker tear-jerkers]], and even horrors, the overall tranquillity makes it soothing to watch.
* ''Manga/MyLovelyGhostKana''
* ''[[Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends Natsume's Book Of Friends]]''
* ''Manga/NonNonBiyori''
* ''Anime/OnlyYesterday''
* ''Manga/OyasumiPunpun'', though psychologically taxing, is ultimately superb for relaxation. 'Cause you're huddled in a corner feeling empty, and emptiness almost looks like tranquility if you squint real hard.
* ''Manga/{{Sketchbook}}''
* ''Manga/SomedaysDreamers''
* ''Anime/SoraNoWoto''. In its most SliceOfLife, ''Manga/KOn'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront'' moments, it manages to be both healing and quietly thought-provoking.
* ''Anime/{{Tamayura}}''
* ''Anime/{{Tsuritama}}''
* ''Anime/UmiMonogatari''
* ''Manga/WifeAndWife''
* ''Anime/WindyTales''
* ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou'' is generally regarded as the ultimate example.
* ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'': ''Today is always the most enjoyable day!''
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