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What're some comfy anime series?

I'm relatively new to anime and am looking for something slow paced in story line, and atmospheric in terms of soundtrack/sound design or animation. Only ones I can think of are Mushishi and House of Five Leaves.


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Danna ga Nani is nice since the episodes are only around 3 minutes. You can watch a couple of them before you go to bed. It's about a couple living in an apartment.

Atmospheric? Aku no Hana and Serial Experiments Lain both have this after school thing going on, but more realistic, not doing moe things. I don't know how to explain it. Some of Lain is on Youtube if you want to start it.


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yokohama kaidashi kikou is by far the comfiest anime/mange i know of. it's a light scifi post apoc future where everything is just kind of empty, and takes place at a coffee shop run in the middle of nowhere. i highly highly recommend. pic related:main character


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Spice & Wolf season 1 (season 2 becomes a bit mroe intense but ti's still amazing)

tamako market
yuru yuri (basically any sol for that matter)
the case of hana and alice


Sounds nice, I'll check this out.


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non non biyori.

tragic anime about 4 kids in dying rural japan. social alienation, poverty, domestic violence and mental illness are all themes explored within the context of this moe sol.


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Well that sounds awful.


I just finished re-watching it. Light and fluffy comedy with a melancholic barb in the undertone, that makes you all nostalgic about things you never experienced.

Laid back random/nonsense comedy with artistic visualization of mundane events, slicest-of-lifest plot and lovable characters. It hits a similar spot as the first mentioned work.

Watch the cute shinigami Momo doing her work. All stories are about dying, making this show more serious than the other two. Anyways the pace is slow and the opening makes me chill the fuck out.

In this show everyone seems to be already dead, so no worries :-) It features depiction of rural life, some mystery elements and is overall as slow-paced as the other ones. I also like the soundtrack.


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I absolutely loved YKK, pure comfiness from start to finish, Lain is an odd one though. It's almost comfortably uncomfortable, that kind of eerie peacefulness that lends itself to interesting thoughts. Who would have thought a 50Hz hum could be such a powerful soundtrack?


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>writing the names in japanese characters


It's really not.

Check out Amanchu! which is slice of life diving anime. I could put up some webm's of comfy but really the whole episodes are comfy all the way through.


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>not having them as little squares with numbers


sudo apt-get install fonts-noto-cjk


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>Ichigo Mashimaro
>Shinigami No Ballad
>Haibane Renmei
Wasn't my intention to troll :3


Adding on to this, all of Amano Kozue's work is in the same vein. Most notably Aria, of course.


Mushishi, it's about a shaman-like man wandering in japan countryside to help people dealing with natural spirit entities troubling their life. It's a peaceful chinese cartoon


I'm near the last episode. The cartoon is actually about a dude who smokes weed and tells people stories of invisible monsters. Then he eats their food and sleeps in their houses. The MC is the greatest conman of animu history.


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I laughed at your description of non non biyori.


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YKK is one of my favorite anime/manga the whole coffee shop in the middle of nowhere feel is max comfy. I also really like how they don't play up the post apocalyptic angle. It's a really good read.

Haibane Renmei is another great show from most of the staff that made Lain, it's about these people called Haibane who have wings and halos who live in this quiet town surrounded by a huge wall. It has a lot if cool mysticism about it too with the wall having magic powers and the Haibane growing from seeds. It's a really comfy show and I highly recommend it.


Came to this thread to say mushishi. Extremely slow and atmospheric.


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Oh, I missed op said "aside from mushishi and house of five leaves". Sorry op.


Same, three sentences and I couldn't read it properly.

Samurai X has some really confy vibes if you can't handle the dramatic aspects.

Lain is confy in some regards, but not in a common way.


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in terms of pace/atmosphere I love the first half of SEL


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Aria the Series, notably the Animation and Origination
Also Amanchu comes from the same author and same vibes.

if you love chill slice of life, plus the soundtrack just ties everything together, then watch it sushiroll


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Try out Kino's Journey. Also second Mushishi and Haibane Renmei.

Kino and the talking motorcycle Hermes travel from country to country, only staying in each one for three days. Each country is in itself an interesting story. It's slow paced and episodic.


Seconding Kino, it's pretty atmospheric and very comfy, kinda like a darker aria, which i would also reccomend


Just watched this for the first time yesterday, came into this thread to recommend it. Instantly joined my top 10, I have no clue why no one talks about it much.


Just watched this and came back to say thank you this was incredible.


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I've been really into Genshiken, I love it, especially the first series. Slice of lifes tend to be really slow and with almost no progress, but Genshiken knows how to make good character developemente and it's just lovely. Both the manga and anime are nice (in the anime they skip some really nice parts tho).

Also, Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon is airing right now, I think everyone might know about it but still, is really comfy.


there's gonna be a bonus episode in the april bluray release!


For some of the ultimate comfort on the planet, Heidi of the Alps, or "Alps no shojou Heidi" is god tier. Handpainted everything, lots of animals and bugs, flowers, trees, and relaxing gusts of wind that really make you feel like you're on the mountain top. I love it. It's an older anime, but it holds up beautifully.


Ah man, this brings back the memories. I used to watch this series in my childhood. Hnnng, so much nostalgia!


lol I used to watch that with my mom when I was young.


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Genshiken was really comfy, although it was sad to watch everyone grow older and move on. Maid Dragon was really good as well.


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I finished Haibane Renmei a couple minutes ago because of your post. Thank you sushi, i really enjoyed it.


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Glad you liked it!


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Yuru Camp is about camping and taking it easy.


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Here's a few comfy short anime that I enjoyed:

https://myanimelist.net/anime/5365/Tsumiki_no_Ie : (pic related) a short film about a man who constantly has to build his house another layer higher due to rising sea levels.

https://myanimelist.net/anime/1205/Aru_Tabibito_no_Nikki : By the same director of Tsumiki no Ie. A few short episodes about a traveler. Similar to Kino's Journey

https://myanimelist.net/anime/1004/Kanojo_to_Kanojo_no_Neko : An anime about the relationship between a cat and its owner.


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mentioning Girls Last Tour is mandatory at this point


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Galaxy Express 999 is an 80s series based on Night on the Galactic Railroad (the book, not the anime film with cats, though that's also very good).


Oh, I knew I had heard about this before! Rasmus Faber made a cover of the main theme (?).


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Eve no Jikan is definitely comfy. And disturbing. The setting is the future, when ai is already sentient and android robots are indistinguishable from regular humans. The story revolves around a coffee shop, where the owner enforces equal treatment to both human and android customers. The series and the movie are the same thing, the movie is just the series put together.
The original creator also have made Mizu no Kotoba and Harmonie short films. And they're also good.


IIRC there are some minor differences between the two, and the series does not have the end credits sequence of the movie.


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Mitsuboshi colors. It's about 3 cute lolis playing fun games together.


Oh yea, I watched it because of that cover, the anime jazz albums are great.
The movie on the other hand is nonsense. Comfy nonsense, but nonsense nonetheless. Maybe I missed something essential from the series.


Yeah, I've heard bad things about the films. I'm really enjoying the series, so I assume it's the way to go.


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Have you seen Sakamichi no Apollon? Highly recommend it for a couple of comfy autumn evenings.

What's with this rock cd thing? This isn't the first time I see it.


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The rock cd van is a reverse parody of the infamous candy van to lure in adults instead of kids.


>Sakamichi no Apollon

+1 for this


i really liked flip flappers


and he was never heard from again.


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NieA UNder 7 has a great feel and looks a lot like Haibane. I find that style to really nice.

Sketchbook ~Full Color's~ is another good watch. And since I'm currently reading it, Moyashimon is a series that should be talked about more, even if it is older.


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hidamari sketch is always an a must. fantastic show with a comfy aesthetic and atmosphere.


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Yotsuiro Biyori

Has this one been mentioned yet? It's a really comfy one about a bunch of adorable handsome men who run a restaurant and it's all about making their customers happy. The atmosphere is great and the comfyness level pretty comfy I'd say.


the anime bartender was pretty comfy


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Chuunibyou demo koi ga shitai!

Been a fan of this one for a while, it's the only moe anime I ever got into. Despite its silly appearance, it can get really feelsy at times. Great story.


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I love Yuru Camp and Hakumei to Mikochi.


Hakumei to Mikochi is wonderful.


Tamayura is probably the comfiest anime I've seen. I just recently finished Blend S, which I felt was pretty comfy. GochiUsa comes to mind as well. Lots of slice-of-life stuff would fit, I think. Can also agree with the Nichijou and Chuunibyou recommendations.


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Hidamari Sketch is my #1 choice and I'm actually rewatching it once again. Off the top of my head I can't think of another SoL anime that depicts realistic daily life as much as it does (minus all the bad parts of realism).


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Futakoi Alternative
It's an older series, but extremely comfy, and somewhat motivational.


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you have described .hack//sign. I would highly recommend it.


Yes! It's very good with a lot of funny moments


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Cardcaptor Sakura. The music, atmosphere, interactions are all just great


I agree, even the colour palette used is relaxing for some reason.


Can't go wrong with either one of these.


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Seeing this post reminded me it's been two years and I still haven't seen Niea yet. I adore all of ABe's other work, too.


> I adore all of ABe's other work, too.
There's gonna be a stream of Texhnolyze soon https://samachan.org/z/res/29031.html if you're interested
unless you're a samsushi roll and already know of this in which case feel free to dismiss the post


I dunno how you can watch Texhnolyze in company.


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Kaguya-sama Love Is War.

It's very cute and wholesome! The way the characters try to outsmart eachother is very similar to Death Note. Also Chika is an S-tier waifu.

Season 2 starts pretty soon so now is a good time to get into it!


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I didn't know that, thanks.


Streamer here, I'm totally down to stream Niea_7 after Texhnolyze as well. It was a tossup between the two as to which one to do first, and of course the more people the merrier.
O-oh, is it that grim? Well I trust myself not to let the situation color my impression of the show in any case. I've never seen it or Niea_7 but I adore what I have seen of ABe's other stuff. Haibane has been my favorite anime for the longest time.


Seconding Sketchbook ~Full Color's~, it's a really great show and it isn't talked about enough. Kate is a best.


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>Is it that grim?
It's not meaninglessly edgy, it all has a purpose. That said, the show is indeed quite dark and not everybody's cup of tea.


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I love Iyashikei anime, Lot's of great recommendations in this thread. Two really great and lesser known comfy anime's I recommend are

Someday's Dreamers II Sora ( https://www.anime-planet.com/anime/somedays-dreamers-ii-sora )

Kamichu! ( https://www.anime-planet.com/anime/kamichu )


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I loved Kamichu but I hadn't heard of Someday's Dreamers, I'll check it out!

My niche recommendations would be Zettai Shounen and Figure 17, they're both very slow and a bit odd but I really enjoyed them.


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Ah it seems like most things that come to mind for me immediately have already been discussed. I'll throw Yama no Susume into the mix though, it's a very nice series of shorts about cute girls climbing cute mountains
I want to marry Miyako!


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>no one mentioned Gin No Saji
Story is settled on an agricultural highschool, lots of nature atmosphere, comfy watch.
Nourin also has the same theme. You'll like both if you like nature themes.

Flying witch, one off and barakamon are also cozy country side animus.


Oh, definitely I would second some of those! I've never seen One Off or Nourin, but the other three are all top tier anime.


I am surprised to see that no one mentioned Yuyushiki until now. A show with great comedy and a heartwarming friendship. Adorable cast too. Probably the anime that made me laugh the most, the interactions between the characters are so damn good and silly.


I love Haibane's soundtrack too. I used to put Ailes Grises on every night to fall asleep.


.hack//sign is everything OP describes except for comfy. Still very good though.
These are both great. Kamichu is pretty strong as an 80s period piece too which I didn't expect from that kind of show. I actually found the Japanese reference book at a used bookstore in Bumfuck, USA recently which was just as unexpected. I know it was probably just some nerd like me who buys junk from Amazon JP but I can't help wondering how things like that get where they get.

Thanks for reminding me of Zettai Shounen. An old friend convinced me to watch it many years ago but I'd forgotten all about it.


Gin no Saji was a great show. It almost made me wanna learn how to farm. One Off was pretty nice, too. Now that show almost made me wanna get a motorcycle. I have yet to watch Nourin, though.


I love Gin no Saji as well. I think it's cool that Hiromu Arakawa was able to write something so great but also so different from Fullmetal Alchemist.


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Hi No Tori is now one of my new favorites. It has the same empathy for life that you see in Mushishi and Kino's Journey.

The retro Tezuka art style is also fairly relaxing


I don't understand what nyanpass is for. Could you explain?


It appears to be for にゃんぱすー


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Natsume Yuujinchou.
Surprised no one mentioned it yet, maybe it's not as famous as I thought.


dennou coil



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