Slice of Life

This genre explains the everyday life that a character will experience on a day to day basis. This can be used with many other genres as everyday life can be shown about anything, from comedy to love/romance. However this genre usually lacks in a story or any background information about the character.

Example

An example of a slice of life would be the series “Azumanga Daioh”. Published in 1999, this title follows the everyday life of the child prodigy, Chiyo Mihama as she struggles to fit in at her school, presumably in Japan, mainly due to being five years younger than the rest of her peers. The story also tells of five other students and two teachers who all have unique personalities that develop over time. For example, Tomo Takino, a very energetic, and equally oblivious, girl who is a slacker that randomly challenges people to competitions even though she knows it would be impossible to win. As the series progresses, we can see that Tomo isn’t always lazy and can actually be inspired to achieve anything as long as she sets her mind to it.

Chiyo Mihama (middle)

Chiyo Mihama (middle)

In this series, the only story that is told is typical school life scenarios such as tests, festivals and other school events. This series mainly cares more about the individual characters and their development rather than story, but this still delivers light hearted comedy and good character scenarios as they progress through the years of the school.

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