5 Slice-of-Life Anime Films and Shows You Can Watch on Netflix If You Want to Unwind

by Nicole Lindsay Ramos   |  Nov 23, 2022
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Flavors of Youth/Netflix, Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop/Netflix
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Running out of activities for your unwinding sesh? Watching slice-of-life anime films and shows will certainly help you feel more at ease! Although slow story pacing is not everyone’s cup of tea, there’s something about watching fictional characters doing mundane stuff that remains *compelling*. From a teen slow-burn romance that began at a mall to a musical coming-of-age story of an aspiring writer, we took it upon ourselves to curate five slice-of-life anime titles that you can binge-watch on Netflix! Read on to learn about their plots and to have a glimpse of their ~*calming visuals*~!

Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

THE PLOT: A reserved boy who expresses himself through haiku develops a summer romance with a self-conscious online influencer when an incident at the mall causes them to accidentally switch their phones.

Blue Period

THE PLOT: Inspired by his senior’s painting, an academically gifted and popular high schooler decides to pursue art as a major and attends a preparatory school to increase his chance of getting into Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA).

Flavors of Youth

THE PLOT: An anthology drama film that is divided into three stories that focus on food, fashion, and transportation, and are set in different cities in China.


THE PLOT: Upon learning that they like each other’s best friends, two high schoolers agree to help set each other up with their crushes despite their initial negative impressions about each other.

Whisper of the Heart

THE PLOT: A young girl learns that all her chosen library books were previously borrowed by the same boy and tries her best to meet him as she also pursues her dream.


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