“Slice Of Life” anime is defined mainly as stories and situations which are not normal in their initial appearance but plausible in real life. Some people have trouble understanding what this means and we can’t really offer up an explanation because that’s not why you’re here.
Nevertheless we’re going to be going over (in our opinion) the Top 10 anime from the “Slice Of Life” genre that are available on Netflix to stream. Once again this is just our opinion and nothing more, if you enjoy reading this and find it useful, please give it a like or share it. We have included in this list series that are dubbed as well as subbed ones as well.
10. Forest of Piano (2 Seasons, 12 Episodes Each)
Forest of Piano follows the story that follows Kai Ichinose, a boy who lives in the red light district but escapes at night to play the piano in the forest. Shuhei Amamiya, the grade-school son of a professional pianist, transfers to Moriwaki Elementary, Kai’s elementary school. Kai grows up playing an old piano discarded in the woods, Shuhei’s father is a famous pianist. Their chance meeting transforms their lives and music. There is currently 2 seasons of Forest of Piano with 12 episodes on the first season and another 12 in the second. There is also English, European Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and French audio dubs as well as the Japanese original audio and Japanese audio description.
9. Anohana (1 Season, 11 Episodes)
In Chichibu, Saitama, a group of six sixth-grade-age childhood friends drift apart after one of them, Meiko “Menma” Honma, dies in an accident. Five years after the incident, the leader of the group, Jinta Yadomi, has withdrawn from society, does not attend high school, and lives as a recluse. Anohana is said to be very touching and emotional, so if you’re not into all that then this anime may not be for you. There is currently 1 season with 11 episodes. The version on Netflix has a German and English dub, as well as the Japanese original.
8. Kakegurui (2 Seasons, 12 Episodes Each)
We’ve already featured Kakegurui on our Top 10 Spanish Dubbed Anime To Watch On Netflix post but Kakegurui follows the story of a school called Hyakkaou academy which is centred around gambling and the matches and games the students have to take part in during the series. It does walk the line regarding the Slice Of Life genre. The main character is Ryota Suzui, a student at the same academy as Yumeko Jabami a similar student with an unhealthy obsession with gambling, she aims to take on the student council and beat them in an open gambling match, she will need some assistance if she is going to do this. It’s a very fast paced and tense anime with a lot a stake in terms gambling prizes and forfits, it’s worth your time if you haven’t watched.
The story mostly follows these two characters and a whole host of other characters. if you havnt already wathced we would suggest you give Kakegurui a go as it’s very addictive once you watch the first episode, perfect for binge-watching. There is currently an English, European Spanish, French and Brazilian Portuguese dub available to watch as well as the Japanese original and Japanese audio description.
7. Your lie in April (1 Season, 22 Episodes)
Your Lie in April is about a boy who, after his mother dies meets a girl who plays the violin. He loses his will to play to piano after his mothers death. However when he meets a girl who plays the violin. They become romantically involved and they start a relationship as a result of this. It’s a very sweet type of anime and it will sure cheer you up if your feeling down. Give it a go and watch the insert. There is currently an English dub, a German one and the Japanese original audio. There is also Polish, English, French and Portuguese subtitle’s.
6. March comes in like a lion
Rei Kiriyama (Ryunosuke Kamiki) is a 17-year-old shogi (Japanese chess) player.He debuted as a professional shogi player when he was in middle school. He lives by himself in Tokyo because his parents and younger sister died in an traffic accident when he was young. One day, Rei Kiriyama meets three sisters who are his neighbors, and this is his first meeting with anyone outside of the shogi world in many years. There are currently 1 season available on Netflix with 22 episodes. There is also an English dub as well as the Japanese original.
5. A Silent Voice (Movie, 1h 9m)
Every character was drawn with such detail and effort, you could really see a lot of hard wok went into the production of this movie. The voice acting was pretty good and I couldn’t think of any problems with it. It’s quite a-cartoon like movie but it does have its emotional moments as well and this helps to enforce the romantic element of it as well. The story goes as follows:
A Silent Voice is a very touching story about a deaf girl and her former bully. After being bullied in school for simply being deaf and different, the main character, Shoukou, comes face to face with her former bully, Shoya. After some reconciles Shoya decides to make it up to Shoukou and reach out to her. He feels remorseful around the way he treated her, because of this he feels unworthy of redemption but still wants to make things right. Will Shoya be forgiven for his actions? And will he be able to make it up to her? We’d recommend you give this a go as it’s very sweet and the movie is quite long, over 2 hours. If you want some more on on this movie you can rad our article on A Silent Voice here. There is currently an English dub, a Spanish dub and the Japanese original audio. There are also English, Spanish, French and Brazilian subtitles.
4. Toradora! (1 Season, 25 Episodes)
Toradora has become a very popular choice of the anime romance genre with many people using this series as their starting point. There is a reason for this. Toradora has a pretty good story in my opinion, with new characters and other sub stories being added in as the story progresses. The story follows mainly a group of students in a school and more closely Taiga and Ryuuji who start off there relationship by agreeing to help each other with there other personal love interests. Will they start to love each other though? There is currently an English dub available as well as English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.
3. Teasing Master Takagi-san (1 Season, 12 Episodes)
Teased constantly by classmate Takagi-san, middle-schooler Nishikata swears payback by trying (and failing) to her her a dose of her own medicine. This seems to be a very popular anime on Netflix with a European Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and English dub, as well as Japanese audio description. There are also English, French, Polish and Japanese subtitles. For some reason only the second season is available on Netflix. This is most likely because their licence ran out for the first season so if you want to watch the first season you will have to watch somewhere else.
2. Only Yesterday (1h 59m)
Unmarried career woman Taeko Okajima (Miki Imai) takes her first extended trip outside her native Tokyo when she travels to rural Yamagata to visit her sister’s family during the annual safflower harvest. On the train, Taeko daydreams about her pre-adolescent self. As her vacation progresses, she has extended flashbacks about the frustrations and small pleasures of her childhood, and wonders if her stress-filled adult life is what the young Taeko would have wanted for herself.
1. Monthly Girls – Nozaki-kun
We would say Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun is the most Slice Of Life anime related series on Netflix available to watch. Sakura and Nozukai meet Mikoshiba’s friend Kashima, a popular girl. Meanwhile, Sakura tries to discover the identity of the manga’s background artist, who she is very interested in. The series does take some time to get into, much like Toradora and Clannad, but sports a much happier feel to it. While the popular manga is being produced, Sakura tries to discover who is the background artist as she seems to be fascinated by it and the person who created it. here is currently 1 season with 12 episodes. There is also a Spanish dub, a Brazilian Portuguese dub an English dub and of course the Japanese original audio. There are also Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and English subtitles as well.
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