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Top 10 Must-Watch Cute & Wholesome Anime Of All Time & Where To Watch Them!

Slice of Life is about small things in our daily life that we forget to appreciate and take for granted. Be it spending time with family that many people don’t, a pet whom we forget to take care of, or a flower garden we forget to water.

Slice of Life makes you realize the importance of those small but valuable actions by taking you to a universe where there are no bounds on love and creativity.

There are literally thousands of Slice of Life anime, which plays around with every emotion a human can handle.

But the one we will be discussing today is the cute and wholesome ones to bring a huge smile on your face while relieving all the stress.

Without any further ado, let’s begin with the top 10 list of Cute and Wholesome anime.

10. Sweetness & Lightning

Sweetness & Lightning teaches us the importance of freshly cooked homemade food in this modern world.

Sweetness & Lightning

Air Date: July 5, 2016 Status: Finished Studio: TMS Entertainment No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12

Kouhei Inuzuka has been caring for his young daughter Tsumugi after her wife’s death. But being a school teacher, he ends up relying on ready-made meals for her daughter.

To provide Tsumugi with a fresh meal, Kouhei takes up an offer from his student, Kotori Iida, to have dinner in her family restaurant, which remains closed as her mother is always busy, and Kotori ends up eating alone.

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Sweetness & Lightning Trailer

After much pleading from Kotori, Kouhei decides to have dinner with Kotori along with her daughter at the family restaurant and share homemade food.

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9. School Babysitters

School Babysitters is heaven for those who adore cute babies.

School Babysitters

Air Date: January 7, 2018 Status: Finished Studio: Brain’s Base No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12

Ryuuichi Kashima is taking care of his baby brother Kotarou after the death of their parents in a plane crash. While experiencing the saddest time in his life, he cannot channel his pent up frustration on Kotarou, who is nothing but an infant.

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School Babysitters | Source: IMDb

At their parent’s funeral, they were asked to join an academy whose principal wants to take them in. The only condition for that is to babysit the newborns of the female teachers of the school in the club specially made for babysitting.

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8. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun is an exhilarating roller-coaster ride of emotions.

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

Air Date: July 7, 2014 Status: Finished Studio: Doga Kobo No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12

Chiyo Sakura is a high school girl who has fallen for Umetarou Nozaki, an aspiring mangaka. After her confession, she gets a signed autograph from Nozaki, who mistakes her as a fan.

Later Sakura comes to recognize that Nozaki is a respected shoujo mangaka pen named Sakiko Yumeno, which led her to be one of Nozaki’s assistants.

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Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

Soon her life changed as she encountered each of Nozaki’s friends who helped Nozaki out for his manga. Chiyo sticks with Nozaki with hopes of getting her feelings acknowledged by him.

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7. Asobi Asobase: Workshop Of Fun

Asobi Asobase depicts a hilarious journey of three girls playing pastime games to enjoy their school lives.

Asobi Asobase: Workshop Of Fun

Air Date: July 8, 2018 Status: Finished Studio: Lerche No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12

Hanako Honda is the guide for the new transfer student named Olivia from America. Not able to take her mischief while playing past time games, Hanako requests Kasumi Nomura, an introvert, to play with her.

Soon after getting back at her for her mischief, they begin enjoying each other’s company and decide to form a club for playing pastime games, known as the “Pastimers Club.”

Asobi Asobase: Workshop Of Fun Trailer

Together they face various challenges to protect their Pastimers Club form the other clubs while playing cards, helping others, sharing their dreams, and sometimes creating ruckus amongst each other.

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6. Silver Spoon

Silver Spoon beautifully portrays behind the scenes of the food industry.

Silver Spoon

Air Date: July 12, 2013 Status: Finished Studio: A-1 Pictures No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 22

Yuugo Hachiken, a studious, hard-working student, enrolls in Ooezo Agricultural High School, a boarding school in Hokkaido, to escape from the stress brought upon by his parents.

Knowing his ability in studies, he is convinced of doing well in the school but was soon proven wrong by his talented classmates.

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Silver Spoon

Some of them have been living their entire lives on a farm and knows everything when it comes to food, vegetables, and even the physiology of livestock. Hachiken is a complete amateur and is trying to keep up with this new lifestyle.

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5. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid exhibits cuteness in a gallery of eccentric portraits.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Air Date: January 12, 2017 Status: Airing Studio: Kyoto Animation No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 13

While on her way to work, Kobayashi gets frightened after seeing the head of a dragon. Staring at her, the dragon immediately transforms into a young girl dressed in a maid outfit.

Introducing herself as Tooru, she reminds Kobayashi of her offer to stay in her home while she was drunk the previous night. Regretting her decision, she agrees to Tooru’s request to work as a personal maidservant to repay the debt for a shelter.

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Trailer

Efficiently doing her job as a maid, her presence attracts eccentric personalities to her new home leaving Kobayashi in crazy circumstances.

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4. Hinamatsuri

Hinamatsuri will make you laugh at the silliest jokes with its surreal voice acting and unmatched character portrayal.


Air Date: April 6, 2018 Status: Finished Studio: feel. No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12

Yoshifumi Nitta is a yakuza member who collects premium vases as an obsession. But all of this changes after a capsule drops out of nowhere in his room.

A girl named Hina comes out of the capsule who threatens Nitta of breaking the vases using her powers if he didn’t let her live in his house. Soon after being blamed for an attack on his boss, Nitta unwillingly takes up a gun to clear the mess.

Hinamatsuri Trailer

But to his surprise, Hina knocks out the whole rival Yakuza group using her powers. Following which Nitta’s perspective towards Hina begins to change as they start their new life together.

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3. Barakamon

Barakamon will bring out the child within you.


Air Date: July 6, 2014 Status: Finished Studio: Kinema Citrus No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12

Seishu Handa is a promising calligrapher whose work, when called “unoriginal” by a veteran, resulted in a severe repercussion. As punishment, he was sent to Goto Islands by his dad for self-reflection.

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Barakamon Trailer

After getting to Goto Islands, his journey of being reborn as a new calligrapher begins accompanied by wacky neighbors who are incapable of minding their own business.

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2. Bunny Drop

Bunny Drop delightfully portrays a father’s sensitive nature through a heartwarming story of a bachelor taking care of a little girl.

Bunny Drop

Air Date: July 8, 2011 Status: Finished Studio: Production I.G No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 11

While visiting the funeral of his late grandfather, Daichi Kawachi comes across a young girl named Rin. After asking her mother, he is surprised to hear that she is the illegitimate daughter of his grandfather, who used to take care of her before passing away.

After being disgusted by his family’s embarrassment towards the innocent 6-year-old Hina, Daichi decides to take care of her.

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Bunny Drop Trailer

But soon realizes that he has many things to learn as a bachelor who has no experience of taking care of a child. And begins a journey where Daichi explores the new aspects of life with Hina.

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1. A Place Further Than the Universe

Listening to your heart can be risky but not something you will ever regret, that’s what A Place Further Than the Universe teaches you.

A Place Further Than the Universe

Air Date: January 2, 2018 Status: Finished Studio: Madhouse No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 13

Mari Tamaki, a high school student, has lived her life with large aspirations to reach beyond the farthest reaches of the universe.

But her fear of the unknown and the anxiety have held her back every time she tries to take a step forward. But after meeting with Shirase Kobuchizawa, her determination to enjoy the youth is at its peak.

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A Place Further Than the Universe Trailer

Losing her mother on the trip to Antarctica, Shirase is ridiculed for her dream to travel there. But with Mari’s accompaniment, she is ready to sail towards freezing south.

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Honorable Mentions

There are some other Slice of Life series that will make your day, they are:

My Roommate is a Cat, Poco’s Udon World, Non Non Biyori, Laid-Back Camp.

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