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Slice of life, or "nichijou" in Japanese, refers to events that occur on a daily basis such as getting ready for the day, light chores, enjoying a hobby, or preparing meals. These events differ depending on setting, but above all else are considered to be ordinary, everyday actions that don’t always follow a central plot. The related tags School Life and Work Life focus on ordinary events that take place in a school or work setting, respectively.

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ホリミヤ 1
2012-03-01
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青春、超微炭酸系。一見派手だけど実は家庭的な女子高生・堀さんと、一見地味だけど実はピアスと刺青だらけの男子高生・宮村くんの日常を描いた大人気WEBコミック「堀さんと宮村くん」が、作画を新たにコミック化!A sweet "aww"-inspiring tale of school life begins!!At school, Kyouko Hori is known for being smart, attractive, and popular. On the other hand, her classmate, the boring, gloomy Izumi Miyamura tends to get painted as a "loser fanboy." But when a li...
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Yotsuba&!, Vol. 1
Kiyohiko Azuma - 2015-02-17 (first published in 2003)
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Presents the story of the new kid in town - little Yotsuba, a green-haired and wide-eyed girl who doesn't have a clue... about anything! With no knowledge of the world around her, and an unnatural fear of air conditioners, Yotsuba has her new neighbors' heads spinning. This book is written by Kyohiko Azuma, creator of Azumanga Daioh....
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Nana 2
Al Yazawa Ai Yazawa - 2005-12-06 (first published in 2000)
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A chance meeting on a train to Tokyo sends two girls named Nana on a collision course with destiny!Nana "Hachi" Komatsu hopes that moving to Tokyo will help her make a clean start and leave her capricious love life behind her. Nana Osaki, who arrives in the city at the same time, has plans to score big in the world of rock'n'roll. Although these tw...
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Kaguya-sama
Love Is War, Vol. 1 (1)
Aka Akasaka - 2018-03-06 (first published in 2016)
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All’s fair when love is war!Two prideful geniuses locked in battle. Who will make the first misstep and in doing so…confess their love?Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are two geniuses who stand atop their prestigious academy’s student council, making them the elite among elite. But it’s lonely at the top and each has fallen for the other. The...
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Barakamon, Vol. 1
2014-10-28
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First things first.........Visitors are supposed to come in through the front door!!For a certain reason, a handsome, young calligrapher by the name of Seishuu Handa uproots himself and moves to an island on the westernmost edge of Japan. "Sensei," as he comes to be known, is a city boy through and through, and has never experienced rural life unti...
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The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 1
Kousuke Oono - 2019-09-17 (first published in 2018)
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Housework without honor or humanityHe was the fiercest member of the yakuza, a man who left countless underworld legends in his wake. They called him “the Immortal Dragon.” But one day he walked away from it all to walk another path—the path of the househusband! The curtain rises on this cozy yakuza comedy!...
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Komi Can’t Communicate, Vol. 1
Tomohito Oda - 2019-06-11 (first published in 2016)
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Timid Tadano is a total wallflower, and that’s just the way he likes it. But all that changes when he finds himself alone in a classroom on the first day of high school with the legendary Komi. He quickly realizes she isn’t aloof—she’s just super awkward. Now he’s made it his mission to help her on her quest to make 100 friends!...
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March Comes in Like a Lion, Volume 1
Chica Umino - 2023-01-31
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Rei Kiriyama is a child prodigy. Rei Kiriyama is also an orphan who lives alone in an empty apartment. Rei Kiriyama is a teen working in an adult's world. Life is complicated for Rei. He's an up-and-coming shogi (Japanese chess) player on the verge of turning pro but he has no homelife or much of a life period outside his board game but thankfully ...
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Nichijou, Vol. 1
Keiichi Arawi - 2016-03-29 (first published in 2007)
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Nichijou follows the everyday lives of various people in the town of Tokisadame, mainly focusing on the energetic Yūko Aioi, the bright and cheerful Mio Naganohara, the quiet and deadpan Mai Minakami, the anxious robot Nano Shinonome, her eight-year-old creator the Professor, and a talking cat named Sakamoto, along with an ensemble cast of characte...