Slice of Life (397)

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.

Weise FrauWise Woman

An apprentice witch and her mentor fight against their enemies, the Holy Knights.
Mar 27, 2007 to ? | chp | Publishing

Love! Love! Love!

Nakahara, Aya 2023
"I have to keep moving forward!"

Nonomiya Akane, 17 years old, second year in high school and the eldest daughter of the owner of Yaohachi Greengrocer, lives her life according to that motto. So when her crush for the past seven years, Nakai Sachio, announces that he was going out with childhood friend, Nishii Kayomi, Akane decides to just forget and move forward.

Whether she fights with Yamato, her childhood friend, or suffers a heartbreak, she doesn't falter and keeps working hard to achieve her dreams.

So what kind of miracles will Akane be given?

(Source: Ochibichan)
Included one-shot:
Volume 3: Dinner Madonna
Feb 13, 1998 to Jan 13, 1999 | 13 chp | Publishing

Poor Poor Lips

Okashi Nako is a young woman living in poverty. When she applies to work at a Gem store, she learns that store owner, Otsuka Ren, is a lesbian. Ren promises that Nako's not her type, but she may be lying.... Nako takes the job and so begins a comedic tale of rich and poor, sickness and health, for better and for worse!

(Source: JManga)
Sep 18, 2006 to Sep 17, 2012 | 75 chp | Publishing


Otsu, Hiyori 2023
The Tachibana family has four sisters, each of whom have had at least one relationship that involves falling for another woman, or having one fall for them.
Oct 18, 2008 | 5 chp | Publishing

The Sea Where The Siren Lives

Toume, Kei 2023
"In the city by the sea, we understood that we could never understand each other"
(Source: MU)
1999 | 1 chp | Publishing

Tetsunagi Kooni.

Aoki, Ume 2023
With her mother missing and an empty stomach, the Oni girl Senri reluctantly came down the mountain towards human habitation, where she collapsed in the street.

Coming across her by chance, the human girl Shino offered her house as place for Senri to live.
This series is on hiatus.
Jan 30, 2006 to 2012 | 35 chp | Publishing

Baby Leaf

Ninomiya, Hikaru 2023
This prequel tells the story of Minori and Youko's relationship during high school. The last chapter is about Ichika and her high school days titled "Happy Birthday"
Jun 29, 2002 to Mar 29, 2003 | 7 chp | Publishing

Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan

Yumeka, Sumomo 2023
They wanted to die for their own reasons.

Juri Mutou is the daughter of a once-famous pianist whose career came to an end after giving birth to her. After a traumatic event she experienced as a teenager, Juri has attempted suicide three times and has come to hate her mother. With her life clouded due to a dark past, her aunt Monica, a member of the clergy, invites her to visit a convict sentenced to death.

Yuu is a death row inmate charged with murdering three people, leading to many attempts at ending his own life within his jail cell. He frequently receives letters from Monica, who hopes to help him, but sees this as an act of pity. But when Yuu decides to meet Monica to say that he wants her to stop sending letters, he encounters Juri, a meeting that would change both of their lives.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
Mar 28, 2008 to Aug 22, 2008 | 8 chp | Publishing


Yoshizumi, Wataru 2023
Ari Kojima and Sousuke Fujitani met as students in the same college seminar. They have been dating for four years, but since graduation, it has been difficult for them to spend time with each other. First they were separated by physical distance and long commutes, then by incompatible and irregular work schedules.

Finally, Ari and Sousuke decide to move in together and live in a "de facto relationship" with no immediate plans for marriage. Although the couple is prepared for opposition from their parents, they do not anticipate the inherent challenges of staying together.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
Nov 2008 to Jun 2009 | 7 chp | Publishing

Ameiro Kouchakan KandanAmeiro Kochakan Kandan

Fujieda, Miyabi 2023
Set at a shop called 'The Amber Teahouse,' this is a very heartwarming story that focuses on Seriho, the proprietor of the teahouse, and Sarasa, the high school student who works there part-time. It'll set your heart aflutter!
2003 to Nov 2011 | 20 chp | Publishing

Kingyoya Koshoten Suitouchou

Yoshizaki, Seimu 2023
A slice-of-life about a used bookstore.
2004 to ? | chp | Publishing

Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to

Hiroyuki 2023
A life description about the mangaka Aito Yuuki and his assistant Ashisu Sahoto. Aito doesn't understand the feelings of the characters in his stories so he asks Ashisu to help him. Ashisu would do anything for the work—she will even let him touch her breast so he will know how it feels like?! The Habit?! The Pervert?! Can we understand them? That's the comedy of a mangaka life.
(Source: MU)
Jan 2, 2008 to Sep 21, 2012 | 160 chp | Publishing

Sketchbook: Shucchouban

Kobako, Totan 2023
A collection of extra chapters released seperately from the other volumes.
Dec 10, 2002 to Aug 15, 2005 | 13 chp | Publishing

Otona no Manner

Suzuki, Tsuta 2023
Six months ago a book store manager taught high-school student Minami a lesson about loitering and gave him a job. Since then Minami finds himself slowly falling in love with his strict and sometimes violent manager.

(Source: MU)
Jan 2008 | 1 chp | Publishing


Akiyama, Haru 2023
This story revolves around 18-year-old Miyashita Yukino and her life as a former idol.

As a child, Yukino had always been fascinated with TV. And before she knew it, she wanted to be one of those idols behind the screen. At 15, she entered the entertainment industry and debuted as a member of the four-person group "She'sN." However the group wasn't very successful and they broke up shortly afterwards. Returning home in disgrace, Yukino was welcomed with people's curious looks and hurtful words.

Wanting to find herself, regain her pride, and perhaps experience love, Yukino decides to move back to Tokyo. There she meets a certain woman, former composer Iwai Setsuko. Together they embark on a very interesting and mysterious relationship.
Jan 25, 2008 to Dec 25, 2010 | 36 chp | Publishing


Aogiri, Natsu 2023
Heisuke is a young man who was left in charge of taking care of his little cousin Aki for a day. Being an only child who usually stays at home alone, Aki is quiet, reserved, and will go out of his way not to make trouble for others. As they spend more time together, Aki begins to grow very attached to Heisuke, especially since Heisuke's hobby is to make sweets and desserts. The quiet Aki eventually opens up to Heisuke, and Heisuke in return teaches Aki that sometimes it's all right to be selfish and say what you really want to do.

(Source: Bliss Scanlations)
Included one-shot:
Volume 2: Fuyume (Winter Sprouts)
Nov 15, 2007 to Dec 14, 2013 | 45 chp | Publishing

At Na-chan's

Furuya, Usamaru 2023
Natsuki had always loved the philosophical way her father spoke about the world, and she began to develop the same concern over whether the world could be saved. Upon his death, Natsuki is taken from the garbage dump she had called home. Now that Natsuki must leave behind the world she has been familiar with, her father's concerning sentiments finally begin to open her eyes.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
2001 | 1 chp | Publishing

Nobody Cry

A collection of short stories:
-Nobody Cry
-Koi ni Ochiru
-No, No, Boy
-Koi no Sakuyouna
2008 | 4 chp | Publishing

Natsu wo Oboeru

Okado, Tatsuya 2023
A story illustrating the relationship between Ota and his teacher Aiko.
Jul 25, 2008 to Oct 25, 2008 | 4 chp | Publishing


Amano, Kozue 2023
Hikari Kohinata is a cheerful 15-year-old girl who lives near the ocean and she spends much of her time diving as a result. On her first day of high school, she meets a teacher who also likes scuba diving. There's also a 16-year-old classmate, Futaba, who gets dragged along in Hikari's maelstrom as soon as they meet at school.
Nov 29, 2008 to May 10, 2021 | 102 chp | Publishing

Orange Yane no Chiisana Ie

Yamahana, Noriyuki 2023
Shoutarou Ninomiya, a father of two boys, is a workaholic who has taken no paid leave for 15 years. This comes at the cost of neglecting his family, causing his wife to file for divorce. Similarly, Natsumi Okajima, a mother of two girls, has had enough of her husband's adulterous behavior and leaves him.

Taking their children, both Shoutarou and Natsumi buy new houses to have a fresh start to their lives. However, they are conned by the same person in an elaborate real estate scam, resulting in the pair purchasing the same house! With little ground for legal dispute and insufficient funds to relocate, the two families are forced to live together.

Natsumi, being distrustful of men, keeps clear boundaries in the house. But as their children warm up to each other, the two adults' lives become ever more intertwined, and a sweet romance blossoms between them.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
Mar 15, 2005 to Dec 1, 2007 | 64 chp | Publishing

Koizora: Setsunai Koimonogatari

Haneda, Ibuki 2023
Mika is just a normal high school student who dreams of having a wonderful love. And then one day, she happens to meet Hiro, the guy of her destiny. While experiencing many sad events, despite getting hurt, the time she spends with him is still one of the most happy moments in her life…
Warning: This series contains mature scenes and themes including drugs, rape, teenage pregnancy, etc.

(Source: Aerandria Scans)
2007 to 2009 | 30 chp | Publishing

Dan Doh!! Next Generation

Mikiyasu Shinjo dies while planning the unprecedented "Biggest Golf Tournament in History". In order to carry out Mikiyasu's last wishes, young golfer Dandoh Aoba embarks on creating a new tradition abroad.

(Source: Shogakukan)
2004 to 2009 | 34 chp | Publishing

I'm at End of Your Sight

Je-hyung who is left alone after his mother's death quits school and starts to work. On his way home he meets a girl who doesn't seem to have any place to go and brings her to his house. She disappears next morning, and three years later they meet again.
2008 to ? | chp | Publishing