Slice of Life (376)

Slice of Life stories are focused on a seemingly random and mundane period of the main characters' lives. The absence of a central plot to carry the story towards a charted destination means Slice of Life stories frequently lack overarching conflict and resolution. While life is not without conflict and Slice of Life neither, here conflict appears and dissipates seemingly at will, without a specific narrative to enforce it. Slow story pacing or episodic storytelling does not equal Slice of Life. Drama/Romance stories can be slow and soft while maintaining a central plot of human/relationship struggle. Comedy stories may lack progress and have mundane settings, but they have narratives focused on eliciting laughter rather than amusing moments happening naturally. Thus, Slice of Life is incompatible with Comedy, Drama, and Romance by definition.

W-Juliet

Emura 2022
Makoto Amano wants to become an actor, but his stern father has decreed that the only way Makoto can pursue his dream is to spend the last two years of high school as a girl! He quickly makes friends with popular tomboy Ito Miura, another drama enthusiast at this new high school and the only student to find out his secret—but are they more than pals?

(Source: VIZ Media)
Oct 15, 1997 to Nov 20, 2002 | 79 chp | Publishing

Akachan to BokuBaby & Me

Ragawa, Marimo 2022
Takuya is a normal Japanese elementary student whose mother died not very long ago, leaving him alone with his father and his baby brother Minoru. But his father is a busy man, and Takuya has to look after Minoru. Because of this responsibility that would normally never burden a child of his age, Takuya sometimes resents his fate and his baby brother... but his love for Minoru gives him the strength to carry on.

(Source: ANN)
Included one-shots:
Volume 2: Time Limit
Volume 4: Secret Boy ni Tee Dasuna!!
Volume 6: Baka de Karukute Wagamama de
Volume 15: Natsu to Kimi no Irradiation
May 2, 1991 to Jun 20, 1997 | 108 chp | Publishing

Gals!

Fujii, Mihona 2022
Self-styled Kogal queen Kotobuki Ran and her friends just wanna have fun, which includes shopping, hanging out, and scamming meals off gullible guys. Unfortunately, their "hood"—Shibuya—is in constant danger of being despoiled by dirty old men, street gangs, nasty Kogal rivals, and other societal evils. But with a little help from her friends and a toughness born of coming from a family full of cops, Ran takes on the bad guys (and gals) with gusto!

(Source: CMX)
Aug 1999 to Jul 15, 2002 | 40 chp | Publishing

Never Give Up!

Mutou, Hiromu 2022
At the age of four, Kiri Minase fell in love with her childhood friend Tohya Enishi and proposed to him. Their families, however, were not very supportive of this match. Both children have parents who work as models and to whom they owe their good looks. The trouble is, Kiri inherited chiseled masculine features from her father and Tohya inherited his mother's delicate beauty. For years, Kiri has been working hard toward becoming a girl worthy of Tohya, but even now, she faces constant reminders that everyone regards her as unsuitable for him due to her lack of femininity.

One day, Tohya is scouted by a fashion photographer and agrees to work as a model for the agency owned by Kiri's mother. Kiri is concerned that Tohya will be preyed upon by other men in the fashion world, and so she begs her mother to hire her as well. Her wish is granted with a twist, as she is forced to pose as a male model under the name "Tatsuki." During their first photo shoot, it seems that Kiri's worries are well-founded when the photographer won't keep his hands off Tohya. With the desire to protect Tohya warring against the fear that she will appear undesirable to him the longer she pretends to be male, Kiri must come to terms with her identity and decide if outer beauty is really more important than what lies inside.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
Feb 5, 1999 to Dec 5, 2002 | 77 chp | Publishing

Chocotto Sister

Zappa, GouTakeuchi, Sakura 2022
Haruma Kawagoe is an only child. A long time ago, at Christmastime, his mother miscarried the child that was to have been his baby sister. That night, young Haruma knelt down and offered up an earnest prayer: "Please make my mother well again, and please give me a little sister." Years have passed, and Haruma has nearly forgotten his prayer. But Santa hasn't.... one Christmas, when Haruma is least expecting it, he gets an unusual present - his sister. (Source:ANN)
Dec 19, 2003 to Apr 27, 2007 | 71 chp | Publishing

Seiyou Kottou YougashitenAntique Bakery

Yoshinaga, Fumi 2022
A high school crush, a world-class pastry chef, a former middle-weight boxing champion...and a whole lot of cake! Ono has come a long way since the agonizing day in high school when he confessed his love to handsome Tachibana. Now, some 14 years later Ono, a world-class pastry chef and gay playboy has it all. No man can resist Ono's charms (or his cooking skills!), but he has just found a new position under a man named Tachibana. Can this be the only man who resisted his charms, and if so, will the man who once snubbed the "magically gay" Ono get his just desserts? And how in the heck did a former middleweight boxing champion wind up as Ono's cake boy?

(Source: DMP)
Apr 28, 1999 to Jul 27, 2002 | 23 chp | Publishing

Family Complex

Tsuda, Mikiyo 2022
Meet the Sakamotos...a typical, upper middle class family of six with one peculiar quality-namely, they're all uncannily good-looking! That is, except for one member of the clan-14-year-old Akira. At that awkward stage where teenagers feel out-of-place in general, Akira believes he's average in the looks department, which simply doesn't measure up. How can he be around his family when he feels like he's being judged against them all the time? Will Akira's complex about being "different" cause him to turn away from the people who love him most?

(Source: Digital Manga Publishing)
1999 to 2000 | 6 chp | Publishing

Futari EcchiManga Sutra

Katsu, Aki 2022
An excellent and very educational series. About a newlywed couple who are virgins and their comedic ups and downs in learning how to have sex. Not really a hentai, though there are scenes which can be called hentai. Tastefully rendered taboo themes. A funny "how to" guide for sex illiterate and experts.
(Source: MU)
Jan 1997 to ? | chp | Publishing

I Wish...

Hyun, Ju-Suh 2022
Story about a young woman who after her family dies goes to a magician to wish them back. She ends up becoming his assistant until she makes a wish he can grant. How will she deal with his other customers? And what about the most prized possession that is the cost of having the wish granted?

(Source: Korean-Manwha)
2000 to ? | 50 chp | Publishing

Boku to Kanojo no XXXYour & My Secret

Morinaga, Ai 2022
Two teens see how the other half lives!

The girl: cute but obnoxious, pretty but violent, petite but rude.
The guy: shy and slender and secretly in love with the girl.

When her mad scientist grandfather accidentally switches their bodies—it's freaky Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and every day! Akira Uehara is mortified when his best buddy starts hitting on "him," and is embarrassed to look at "himself" in the mirror in her underwear! He can't wait to get back to being a boy. But Nanako Momoi has other ideas—she is starting to enjoy life in Akira's body!

(Source: ADV)
Feb 2001 to Aug 12, 2011 | 69 chp | Publishing

Snow Drop

Choi, Kyung-ah 2022
So-Na, unable to remember a painful event in her past, is living only for her mother's nursery, "Snow Drop." When she meets Hae-Gi, the intentionally isolated and beautiful model, they instantly click and fall in love. However, a dark secret that connects them, threatens to tear them apart. Like a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, Snowdrop is about two star-crossed teens who fall madly in love.

(Source: Tokyopop, edited)
Included one-shot:
Volume 5: What is Fate...?
Sep 1998 to 2003 | 39 chp | Publishing

Love Roma

Toyoda, Minoru 2022
Negishi, a self-proclaimed normal high school girl, is suddenly confessed to by a boy whom she has never met before. Introducing himself as a long time admirer that had finally found the resolve to confess his feelings, Hoshino declares that everything will work out between the two as long as he remains unabashedly honest with her. After denying Hoshino's sudden request for a date, Negishi, bewildered but intrigued with Hoshino's candidness, agrees to walk home with him.

Thus begins the romantic comedy Love Roma, which follows the progressing relationship between Hoshino, who says whatever is on his mind with absolutely no reserve, and Negishi, playing the straight man to the boy's comic persistence of his feelings toward her.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
2002 to 2005 | 32 chp | Publishing

Pastel

Kobayashi, Toshihiko 2022
Poor Mugi Tadano... The sixteen-year-old is heartbroken after his girlfriend moves away. To ease his troubled state, Mugi takes a summer job at his friend Kazuki's beach-side snack bar/hotel on a tropical island. It seems like the perfect plan-until Kazuki sets Mugi up on a date with Yuu, who's supposed to be, well, a little less than perfect. When Yuu arrives, however, she's not the monster that either of the boys had imagined. In fact, Yuu is about the cutest person that Mugi has ever seen. But after Mugi accidentally walks in on Yuu in the bath, the girl is steamed. When trying to apologize the next day, he discovers that Yuu has left the shores of paradise. Mugi vows to search high and low for the beautiful Yuu, but will he ever see her again?

(Source: Del Rey)
Included one-shots:
Volume 11: Candy Girl ni Hanataba wo.
Volume 13: Apricot Girl
Volume 24: Happy Ice Cream
Volume 34: Otoko wa Sore wo Gaman Dekinai!!
Volume 42: Weapon!!!
Jul 10, 2002 to Jan 20, 2017 | 219 chp | Publishing

Suppli

Okazaki, Mari 2022
Minami Fujii is 27 and works for an advertising agency. Though she puts too much effort into her work, she neglects her love life. A lack of communication and of relations with her boyfriend causes him to leave her. This breakup causes a huge depression in Fujii, one that will make her reconsider her life. To escape from reality, Fujii tries to take refuge in her work. But life is never as easy as we want it to be. When she starts to hang out in the evenings with her colleagues, the young woman will find out that their personalities are marked by the wounds in their life...

(Source: Shoujo Manga Maniac)
Oct 8, 2003 to Nov 7, 2009 | 57 chp | Publishing

Kodomo no Jikan

Watashiya, Kaworu 2022
The story of Kodomo no Jikan is centered around 23-year-old Aoki Daisuke, who has just landed his first teaching job as a grade school teacher at Futatsubashi Elementary School. He is placed in charge of Class 3-1, where one of his students, a mischievously precocious Rin Kokonoe, develops a crush on him and goes so far as to proclaim herself Aoki's girlfriend. She aggressively pursues her efforts to be with her teacher despite the fact that he will lose his job if she gets too close, a situation further complicated by the often complex, intertwining relationships existing between them and their respective friends, families, and peers.

(Source: Wikipedia)
May 22, 2005 to Apr 22, 2013 | 93 chp | Publishing

Lucky☆Star

Yoshimizu, Kagami 2022
Lucky Star's story portrays the lives of several school girls attending a Japanese high school with a very loose humor tone. The setting is based on the town Kasukabe in Saitama Prefecture. The main heroine is Konata Izumi, an athletic and intelligent girl who, despite these attributes, is not in a sports club, and has low grades. Her laziness at school is due to her love for anime and video games and lack of interest in anything else. The serialization began with the four main characters in their first year of high school: Konata Izumi, Kagami Hiiragi, Tsukasa Hiiragi, and Miyuki Takara. As the story progresses, they move onto their second and third year.
(Source: MU)
Dec 10, 2003 to ? | chp | Publishing

Okusama wa Joshikousei

Kobayashi, Hiyoko 2022
Onohara Asami is a cute, 17 year-old, 2nd year high school student. What nobody knows is that she's actually already married, to her physics teacher. Besides her responsibility as a student, she now has to take care of the household and keep the marriage a secret in school. Will she be able to do all of this and will she succeed in making her husband interested in her?

(Source: MU)
Jan 11, 2001 to Mar 29, 2007 | 160 chp | Publishing

Gakuyaura OujiBackstage Prince

Sakurakouji, Kanoko 2022
News of the handsome and famous Kabuki actor, Ryuusei Horiuchi reaches the ears of Akari but she has no interest in checking him out when all she wants is to meet the one who truly loves her. Just when she declares this statement she accidentally injures Horiuchi, who silently glares at her before leaving. Later on in the day, she finds a black cat, which she follows right into Horiuchi's Kabuki theater. Guilty for causing a bruise on the actor himself, Akari volunteers to become his assistant until it heals. While Akari initially dislikes Horiuchi's silent and cold personality, her feelings begin to change as she remains by his side.
2004 to 2005 | 6 chp | Publishing

Futari Ecchi for Ladies

Katsu, Aki 2022
The newlywed story continues but this time around the perspective is from Yura, our FE heroine. This tale adds new twists and mind boggling problems that women encounter.

(Source: Gensokyo)
Dec 19, 2003 to Jan 28, 2005 | 12 chp | Publishing

"Kare" First LoveKare First Love

Miyasaka, Kaho 2022
Coy and self-conscious high school student Karin Karino never paid much attention to boys until she met Kiriya, a popular student from a nearby boys' school. Karin and Kiriya embark on a romantic journey despite Karin's classmate Yuka's best efforts to sabotage their relationship, but Karin soon learns that living happily ever after isn't on the curriculum when she becomes Kiriya's center of attention, as well as embittered Yuka's bull's-eye on her dartboard of hate.

(Source: VIZ Media)
Included one-shot:
Volume 10: Kiriya at 13 (Spring)
Aug 20, 2002 to 2004 | 58 chp | Publishing

Ahiru no Ouji-samaDuck Prince

Morinaga, Ai 2022
Reiichi is in love with Yumiko, the prettiest girl in school. His problem: he's ugly. When he saves a magical dog from certain death, he is granted one wish in return and he wishes to become beautiful. Now he can be true to his heart, but whenever he touches Yumiko with lustful thoughts, he turns back into his ugly self...

(Source: ANN)
Mar 2001 to Jun 2003 | 22 chp | Publishing

Otaku no Musume-san

stuhiro 2022
Kanau Yukimura is nine years old, and she's meeting her father for the first time. However, he turns out to be an otaku! The two of them start living together in the same apartment, next to a lot of interesting neighbors. Unsurprisingly, things don't always go smoothly for these two...
(Source: MU)
2006 to 2011 | 63 chp | Publishing

DVD

Chon, Kye Young 2022
A chance encounter in a lingerie department. A cell number on a bra tag. Sometimes, you never know what can happen if you make that call.

For Ddam, it leads her to a night club dive where DD is the punk rocker DJ and Venu is the decoration. But there's more to them than meets the eye: DD occasionally waxes poetic, and Venu downplays his good looks by focusing on the importance of big breasts.

Since Ddam has her own odd behavior to deal with, being with these two unrepentant, semi-uncouth, not-bad-bad boys, could be what she needs to help her get out of her funk and maybe figure out what life's about.

(Source: DramaQueen)
Dec 25, 2003 to Dec 14, 2005 | 40 chp | Publishing

Haru wo DaiteitaEmbracing Love

Nitta, Youka 2022
Iwaki Kyousuke and Katou Yoji are two hugely popular adult film stars looking for a way out of the industry. Their chance arrives when they're both invited to audition for a new erotic film. Imagine their surprise when the director decides the only way for him to choose who will get the coveted lead role is for them to perform one of the film's love scenes on the spot—with each other! Things get even crazier when Katou decides to take drastic measures to ensure he can continue seeing Iwaki after film production wraps. How will Iwaki respond to Katou's impulsive act?

(Source: SuBLime)
Included one-shot:
Volume 5: Fuyu no Semi (Winter Cicada, 3 parts)
Jan 1, 1999 to 2009 | 78 chp | Publishing