Coming home after a hectic day and you turn on your device, and a fresh breath of air hits you in the form of a wholesome, funny, heartwarming slice of life anime. These anime are different from the usual action-packed shounen and focus on different aspects of life such as coming of age, college life, grown up’s life, etc.
Streaming service Hulu provides a various slice of life anime that tackle unique genres. Hulu requires VPN to access its site. Now sit back, relax and let these slice of life anime warm your heart. Here are the Top 10 Best Slice of Life Anime on Hulu.
Top 10 Best Slice of Life Anime on Hulu-
10) K-On! –
MAL Rating– 8.16 Studio– Kyoto Animation Genre– Comedy, Music, Slice of Life Number Of Episodes– 2 Season (39 Episodes)
Four high school girls join the light music club of the Sakuragaoka High School and save it from being disbanded. Yui Hirasawa is a complete beginner in music but gradually grows to become a guitar player. Along with other members of the club, she spends her school days practicing and performing as the club prepares to make its debut at the School Festival.
9) Bakuman –
MAL Rating– 8.21 Studio– J.C. Staff Genre– Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life Number Of Episodes– 3 Seasons (75 Episodes)
Moritaka Mashiro and Takagi Akito are 9th-grade students who are talented artists and writers, respectively. Takagi convinces Mashiro to become one of the greatest mangakas in Japan. Takagi wishes to become a successful mangaka, while Mashiro wants to marry the love of his life, Azuki Miho.
8) Fruits Basket –
MAL Rating– 8.22 Studio– TMS Entertainment Genre– Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Supernatural Number Of Episodes– 3 Seasons (63 Episodes)
High Schooler Tohru Honda moves out into a tent after things take a wrong turn in her life. Too bad for her, the tent is on the private property of the mysterious Sohma Clan, who discovers her. Sohmas take her in, and their secret- when touched by the opposite gender, they turn into animals of the Chinese Zodiac, is revealed to Tohru.
7) Natsume Yuujinchu –
MAL Rating– 8.32 Studio– Brain’s Base Genre– Drama, Fantasy, Slice of Life Number Of Episodes– 6 Seasons (74 Episodes)
Takashi Natsume can see spirits for as long as he can remember. Due to this ability, he was ignored by his agemates, who considered him weird. His grandmother passes on to him the Book of Friends on her death. The book contains the names of spirits who served her. The item is highly prized in the spirit world, and spirits try to get the Book from Takashi.
6) Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai?: Tensaitachi no Renai Zunousen –
MAL Rating– 8.40 Studio– A-1 Pictures Genre– Comedy, Psychological, Romance, Slice of Life Number Of Episodes– 2 Seasons (24 Episodes)
Student Council PresidentMiyuki Shirogane and Vice President Kaguya Shinomiya lead the prestigious Shuchiin Academy. Everyone seems to think they make a perfect couple. Both are filled with pride and arrogance; they come up with schemes to make the other one confess their love.
5) Kono Oto Tomare –
MAL Rating– 8.42 Studio– Platinum Vision Genre– Drama, Music, Romance, Slice of Life Number Of Episodes– 2 Seasons (26 Episodes)
Second-year Takezo is the only member left of the Koto club of Tokise High School, which will lead to the disbandment of the club if new members don’t join. Delinquent Chika Kudo submits his application as well as Koto genius Satowa Hozuki, heir of the prestigious Hozuki group. Gradually, more members join the club and try to achieve the target of playing at the National Competition, facing many hurdles along the way.
4) Nana –
MAL Rating– 8.50 Studio– MADHOUSE Genre– Drama, Slice of Life, Music, Romance, Comedy Number Of Episodes– 1 Season (47 Episodes)
Nana Komatsu falls in love at first sight regularly and depends on others for help. When her boyfriend and friends move to Tokyo, she decides to join them a year later, having collected enough money. Nana Oosaki is the lead vocalist of the band Black Stones. She is relaxed, confident, and focused and won’t give up on her dream of becoming Japan’s No. 1 rock’n’roll superstar. The 20-year-old women become best friends even though they come from different backgrounds.
3) Space Brothers –
MAL Rating– 8.51 Studio– A-1 Pictures Genre– Comedy, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life Number Of Episodes– 1 Season (99 Episodes)
Brothers Mutta and Hibito Nanba witness a UFO flying off towards the Moon. Hibito decides to go on the Moon while Mutta aims for Mars. Some years later, Hibito becomes a JAXA astronaut on a mission going to the Moon. On the other hand, Mutta has been unsuccessful and fired from his job. As he recalls his dream, he receives a letter that says that he has been selected for an astronaut program. We follow his journey as he tries to achieve his goal, just like his brother.
2) Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso –
MAL Rating– 8.68 Studio– A-1 Pictures Genre– Drama, Music, Romance, Slice of Life Number Of Episodes– 1 Season (22 Episodes)
Kosei Arima was a piano genius until his mother died, completely changing his world. He gives up on the piano and lives a dull, monotonous life. One day, he meets Kaori Miyazono, a free-spirited violinist who plays an unorthodox style. Can she bring Kosei back to playing the piano and return Kosei to his colorful world?
1) Mushishi –
MAL Rating– 8.68 Studio– Artland Genre– Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Slice of Life Number Of Episodes– 3 Seasons (46 Episodes)
Mushi are beings that display supernatural powers and are the primitive forms of life. Humans are oblivious to their existence, bar some who have the ability to see and interact with Mushi. Ginko is one such person. He is a Mushi-shi and travels to different places in order to research Mushi and help people with the problems caused by Mushi. Generally, he is a laid-back person but becomes serious and focused when dealing with Mushi.
These are the Top 10 Slice of Life Anime on Hulu currently. Remember, Hulu requires a VPN to access its site and watch these anime. We wish you happy viewing. Stay tuned with us for more such articles.
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