The 4 Types of Slice of Life Anime

Found this video being shared around and thought it was pretty interesting! Basically, this guy breaks down Slice of Life anime (which is a pretty broad category) into more specific types of SoL. Many anime can cross between the shows as well.

1: Gag-driven Slice of Life

* Building up to comedic climax for the most part

* Still just being relatable & sentimental while still sticking to the sitcom style

* Can sometimes watch in any order

Nichijou, Lucky Star, The Daily Lives of High School Boys, Sakamoto-desu ga?

2: Cute Girls Doing Cute Things

(or boys :D)

* goal is to be charming & cute & smile inducing

Is the Order a Rabbit?, Pan de Peace,

3: Iyashikei

* soothing, comforting, healing shows!

* mundane life somehow because more whimsical, beautiful & heartwarming

* therapeutic!

Hinamori Sketch, Non Non Byori, Aria

4: Character-driver Slice of Life

* this one actually has a narrative in terms of the growth of one or more character

* need depth of character & setting to be believable

K-on!, Usagi Drop

Anyways, I just loved the idea that we shouldn't just shove all similar anime into a box labelled "genre" and instead try to figure out what the show does to make it unique.

Which type of Slice of Life is your favorite?

Am I a writer? Still deciding..
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