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Why Slice of Life is My Favorite Anime Genre


As my anime watching career progressed, I’ve branched out into just about every genre the medium has to offer. The first genre that really engaged me, a genre I’ve always held close to my heart, is slice of life.

I believe slice of life is both a genre and a method of storytelling. The episodic structure, generally light mood, and simple plot dynamics of slice of life anime make them very accessible to new viewers. A good slice of life anime focuses on its characters, establishing a connection between characters and the viewer. The driver of the audience’s enjoyment of the show is its ability to relate with the familiar characters, settings, and events depicted.

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Simon_Brezhnev3266d ago

Only time i watch Slice of Life genre is when they have some type of fantasy element. If i want regular stuff i'll watch soap opera. LOL