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Slice of Life Anime is cooler than you thought!

Slice of life anime genre is cooler than you thought! Know more about them here!

By definition, this type of story is a category for a story that portrays a "cut-out" sequence of events in a character's life. It may or may not contain any plot progress and little character development, and often has no exposition, conflict, or dénouement, with an open ending.




It usually tries to depict the everyday life of ordinary people, sometimes but rarely, with fantasy or science fiction elements involved. Its term is actually a dead metaphor: it often seems as if the author had taken a knife and "cut out" a slice of the lives of some characters, without concern for narrative form. It is sometimes called tranche de vie, from the French.

John Steinbeck is an example of someone who uses this type of genre. Steinbeck takes experiences from his own life and makes characters who could very well be real characters and turns it into a story. An example is Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.

It has also been defined as an "episode of actual experience represented realistically and with little alteration in a dramatic, fictional, or journalistic work".

Such stories appear in books, TV shows, movies and video games. Super Jinsei Game and Bakushou!! Jinsei Gekijou are two examples of "slice of life" video games. These kinds of stories may either be dramatic or otherwise presented in a very serious nature, or may be used to help frame a comedic setting. Sports may be present in "slice of life" in a thematic form in order to advance the plot of the story.

Another common trait in these genre type is emphasis on seasonality or procedures. To illustrate seasonality: a show such as Ichigo Mashimaro has an entire episode dedicated to it being summer, and therefore hot; the characters stay inside in front of the air conditioner, cicadas are heard, eventually they eat popsicles.

To illustrate procedures: a show like Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō spends significant time depicting in detail the process of brewing coffee. One example that combines seasonality and procedure: in Aria (manga) the gondolas are removed from the water once yearly and scraped to remove barnacles this is depicted in detail and constitutes the basis for an entire chapter.

Oh, and one thing, if by chance you still find all of these boring, try watching Death Note , an anime genre of this type, you'll surely be an anime lover!!