Content Navigation (TL:DR)
- 17. Interviews with Monster Girls
- 16. Restaurant to Another World
- 15. Saint☆Onii-san
- 14. Poco’s Udon World
- 13. Time of Eve
- 12. Flying Witch
- 11. ReLIFE
- 10. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon)
- 9. Natsume’s Book of Friends
- 8. Wolf Children
- 7. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
- 6. Mushishi
- 5. The Devil Is A Part-Timer
- 4. Clannad
- 3. Kokoro Connect
- 2. Orange
- 1. School-Live!
- Honorable Mentions
Slice of Life anime is a unique genre in the sense that it focuses on just one moment or day in your favorite lead’s life. It gives you all kinds of insights into what they might be feeling and thinking while also giving them an accurate perspective on reality too!
But it’s not always that way. We sometimes find a slice of life anime about the everyday life of extraordinary anime characters going through what normal people deal with in their ordinary life. Here are some of the extraordinary anime slice of life genre has to offer:
17. Interviews with Monster Girls
Takahashi’s daily life is followed by his three Demi students—Hikari Takanashi, an energetic vampire; Kyouko Machi, a gentle dullahan; and Yuki Kusakabe, the shy snow woman. Along the way, he meets fellow teacher Sakie Satou, who turns out to be a succubus with an aversion towards men.
To fulfill his goal of learning more about these girls’ abilities, psyche, and interaction with human society as well as their world views on both humans themselves and other species in general-Takahashi decides to conduct casual interviews with them so that they can share what it feels like being one such supernatural creature.
16. Restaurant to Another World
While the restaurant is usually closed on Saturdays, this special day each week sees its doors opened to inhabitants of other worlds. From dragons and elves to fairies and mages, there’s no shortage of strange customers stopping by – but one thing they can always expect: an enigmatic chef is known only as “Master” serving up their favorite dishes with a kind smile for many more Saturdays yet!
Gautama Buddha and Jesus Christ live together in a Tokyo apartment. The comedy often involves jokes about Christianity, Buddhism, and all things related with the main characters’ attempts to hide their identities as they try to learn more about modern society in Japan from this new perspective.
14. Poco’s Udon World
Souta Tawara was feeling somewhat nostalgic about his hometown of Kagawa. Though the place he returned to had been where his parents lived before they passed, and not a lot remained from when Souta himself grew up there.
It didn’t take more than one glance inside an old family-owned udon restaurant for him to remember what it felt like having both parents around while finishing off bowls of delicious noodles with them. Reminiscing about his childhood, Souta entered the udon restaurant and discovered a grimy young boy sleeping. At first, he thought nothing of the chance encounter but then, to his surprise, the nameless child suddenly sprouted a furry pair of ears and tail!
13. Time of Eve
Rikuo Sakisaka is raised to accept society’s precept about androids, but he couldn’t help feeling doubts when his household android Sammy have activity logs that led him to Eve no Jikan. This cafe had only one rule: humans can’t be told apart from the artificial people living among them! Rikuo soon discovers why Sammy was behaving strangely – as an experimental model of human-like intelligence for their military project, and she longed for friendship with other beings like her.
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12. Flying Witch
Makoto is a typical school girl, but she’s not just any normal teen. She spends her days practicing witchcraft and hanging out with friends. From her encounter with an anthropomorphic dog fortune teller to the peculiar magic training, she receives from her older sister Akane, Makoto shares all of life’s quirks in this intriguing anime series that everyone enjoys!
Arata Kaizaki’s unremarkable existence takes a sharp turn when he meets Ryou Yoake, a member of the ReLife Research Institute. Arata quickly agrees to take this mysterious pill which will change his life for the better, and soon reverts back into a 17-year old.
10. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon)
Kobayashi sets off for another day at work, opening her apartment door to find a dragon looking back. What an unusual sight! She had come across the creature last night on a drunken excursion and decided to take her home since she has nowhere else to go. The story of Tooru, a dragon-girl who was saved by Kobayashi and now works as her maidservant with an unorthodox method to housekeeping.
9. Natsume’s Book of Friends
The slice-of-life series Natsume’s Book of Friends offers viewers an unconventional and supernatural look at life through the eyes of a young boy. Without parents or home, endlessly hunted by unforgiving youkai, all he wants is to find someone who truly cares about him for once in his lonely existence. He meets Madara: a selfless spirit that has her own reasons for sticking with the boy, as they embark on their adventure together to return the names of the spirits her grandmother once took.
8. Wolf Children
Hana gives birth to two healthy children— Ame, born during rainfall, and Yuki, born in snowfall. Both having the ability to shift into wolves inherited from their father‘s bloodline. All too soon, though, Hana loses her lover, leaving her with a stressed life raising these wild-natured youngsters. The stress culminates as she decides to move out of town, hoping Ame and Yuko can live free without being judged by society.
7. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Kyon, your typical high school student, had long given up his belief in the supernatural and lives an average life. But when he meets Haruhi Suzumiya and sees her interest in all that is unexplainable–aliens, time travelers, and espers, among other things–things change for him too quickly to believe it was only a coincidence! Kyon takes advantage of this chance meeting with such an intriguing girl by inspiring her to form a club herself: SOS Brigade, which specializes in everything unusual or inexplicable.
The SOS Brigade, led by Haruhi Suzumiya with Kyon and Yuki Nagato as members, has been recruiting new recruits left and right. They are a group of four teenagers who follow the whimsical leader on their crazy adventures that span all over Japan. The story is based on light novels written by Nagaru Tanigawa.
There are many theories about the existence of Mushi. Some believe they’re born from primordial slime, while others say that when humans die, their life force is reincarnated as another type of creature. There are many types of Mushi, each with different abilities that make up the natural world.
From rainbows to plants and disease – they’re everywhere! This is, however, just a vague definition of these entities that inhabit the vibrant world of Mushishi. Detailed information on Mushi can be scarce because humans are unaware of their existence. How do they live? This question Ginko constantly ponders as he chases rumors and occurrences in hopes of understanding the spirit world and life’s hierarchy within this fascinating anime series!
5. The Devil Is A Part-Timer
Striking fear into the hearts of mortals, Satan begins to conquer Ente Isla with his vast demon armies. However, while embarking on this brutal quest to take over continental land and power, he is met by a hero—Emilia! Emelia’s powers force The Demon Lord back through a dimensional portal, and he finds himself stranded in modern-day Tokyo.
After being banished from the land of Ente Isla, Satan takes up a job at MgRonald’s to make ends meet. In his spare time, he realizes that conquering Earth is not enough and decides to climb the corporate ladder in order to become its ruler, one satisfied customer at a time!
This slice of life comedy anime follows Satan as he conquers day-to-day life, all while trying unsuccessfully to take over humanity.
In CLANNAD, Tomoya is a high school student who spends his school life bored and listless. One day he notices Nagisa around the campus more often than ever before; slowly but surely, they become friends as she divulges her true dream: to revive the drama club at their school with help from four other cute girls! As time goes by, Tomoya learns about each girl’s personal problems while trying to solve them all one by one. It isn’t until he becomes close friends with these five females that life starts looking up for him too.
The extraordinary element in this slice of life anime comes from one of the series’ most iconic character, who is not exactly what they appear to be, as well as the story’s constant parallel to a distant, mystical world.
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3. Kokoro Connect
The Student Cultural Society, or “StuCS” for short. The club consists of: Taichi Yaegashi, a hardcore wrestling fan; Iori Nagase, an indecisive optimist; Himeko Inaba, a calm computer genius; Yui Kiriyama. The five friends are in for a supernatural phenomenon that would get them in crazy situations. When they switched bodies, without warning, the students were left puzzled but found themselves excited at what this could mean.
Orange’s story is both simple and heartbreaking. Naho Takamiya was living her normal life when she starts receiving letters from her future self telling her to save the new kid at school; she takes them seriously. She bonds with him more often than not, learns about his troubled home life in greater detail as well as how they might be related; it turns out that if things don’t change now, then a grim fate awaits- but will changing anything affect what happens to everyone else?
The 12-episode series School-Live! is a slice of life anime, at least, in the mind of Yuki Takeya. In her perspective, she’s living out all best school years, doing daily routines, and having fun with fellow club members of the School Living Club despite being overrun by zombies. However, it doesn’t take long before you realize that this undead story isn’t as lighthearted as the promotional art makes it seem – there are plenty of jarring moments where reality sets in much to startling effect.
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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!)
This slice of life comedy features the extraordinary delusions of a chuuni and a recovering chuuni. As a human, everyone has felt special at some point in their lives. They might even go as far as to believe they have supernatural powers or are descended from fantasy realms. This “disease” is called chuunibyou and can cause embarrassing moments for people if exhibited too often enough.
Yuuta Togashi has lived a life of embarrassment. He’s put his middle school days as the Dark Flame Master behind him, moving to a high school where nobody will recognize him, and he can live out his youth in peace. Unfortunately for Yuuta, Rikka Takanashi crashes into this idea like an asteroid hitting Earth. She is a self-declared vessel of the “Wicked Eye,” who bluntly tells Yuuta that she was looking forward to meeting the dark flame master.
Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl
This 12-episode series follows Makoto Niwa as he meticulously tallies the amount of positive and negative youthful experiences he engages in as if to grade his own life. When his parents go overseas, he moves to a new town ready for change with an open mind. As Makoto moves into his aunt’s house, the one thing that seems to be missing is a normal life. Erio Touwa greets him with strange looks and odd habits of rolling around in futons all day or claiming she was an alien. As he meets more eccentric girls from town, it becomes clear there won’t ever be a quiet normal life for him.
We hope you enjoyed this list of slice of life titles with extraordinary elements! If we missed any that are worth mentioning or if you have more ideas for other Slice of life genre anime we should add to the list, please share them in the comments! Enjoy!