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Found this video being shared around and thought it was pretty interesting! Basically, this guy breaks down Slice of Life anime (which is a pretty broad category) into more specific types of SoL. Many anime can cross between the shows as well.

1: Gag-driven Slice of Life

* Building up to comedic climax for the most part
* Still just being relatable & sentimental while still sticking to the sitcom style
* Can sometimes watch in any order
Nichijou, Lucky Star, The Daily Lives of High School Boys, Sakamoto-desu ga?

2: Cute Girls Doing Cute Things

(or boys :D)
* goal is to be charming & cute & smile inducing
Is the Order a Rabbit?, Pan de Peace,

3: Iyashikei

* soothing, comforting, healing shows!
* mundane life somehow because more whimsical, beautiful & heartwarming
* therapeutic!
Hinamori Sketch, Non Non Byori, Aria

4: Character-driver Slice of Life

* this one actually has a narrative in terms of the growth of one or more character
* need depth of character & setting to be believable
K-on!, Usagi Drop
Anyways, I just loved the idea that we shouldn't just shove all similar anime into a box labelled "genre" and instead try to figure out what the show does to make it unique.

Which type of Slice of Life is your favorite?

Gag driven & Character driven are my favorite, but will watch any of them depending on my mood.
i can't decide between them XD
I like them all! Depending on my mood my favorite would either be 2 or 3 mainly 3 though.
i don't think I'm much of a slice of life person, but I think 3 & 4 r prob my favorite types.
kimi to boku!
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