Slice of life anime and manga are narratives “without fantastical aspects, which [take] place in a recognisable, everyday setting, such as a suburban high school, and which [focus] on human relationships that are often romantic in nature.”
Slice of life describes the depiction of mundane experiences in art and entertainment. Slice of life is a beautiful genre and I’m more than invested in it than ever after reading Aria. And this list not about manga but it’s about manhwas. Who doesn’t like colorful slice of life manhwas?
Synopsis: What do you do if you’re going on 18, totally awkward and lacking in self- confidence? You could just sit in your room all day and all night and study and wonder why you never get asked out…OR, if you’re Amy Song you could join up with the Spirit Fingers – the strangest, hippest, coolest (yet most welcoming) art club ever. But as Amy is about to learn, discovering your TRUE colors is about more than just painting.
It focuses on the importance of personality and good character than looks and money. It also has some of the best character developments, the story starts with her being weak but quickly becomes strong and dependable. I think the good part about this series outweighs the bad. The main message of this series is also clear.
It’s more relatable as in it shows the girl’s family dynamics and issues, as well as the intricacies of friendships that are often missing in Shoujo manga. Even though the comedic timing maybe off sometimes it still serves as an wonderful slice of life.
The Stories of Those Around Me
Synopsis: Summer is happily in love; Mira is a beautiful and successful woman but doesn’t have a boyfriend; Jung-A lives with her boyfriend for 5 years. These 25-year-old girls are very close and believe in that they can keep thier friendship and love forever. However, everything changed after Mira’s blind date.
The webtoon revolves around the 3 main characters and their conflicts in life, it blends around realistic events and situation that most other slice of life that doesn’t others. The realism of this manga is what made me love it.
It’s simple, cute and interest. The art style was perfectly fitting for this type of story and characters. The characters were so adorable to look at and their reactions were funny I could stare at them all day. This webtoon kept me smiling throughout the whole thing.
Synopsis: Kang Chan and Seyeon have been close friends since they were young after being introduced by their parents. After entering high school, Seyeon suddenly received a confession from Kang Chan and became aware of Kang Chan since then. Meanwhile, Naeun is displeased with their relationship. The trivial and noisy story of their love triangle and those around them…
Another cute and fluffy story with no drama but it’s BL. I don’t really usually read that much BL but I liked this one a lot. Yes, the story is filled with a lot of clichés but once you start reading it you’ll love it. And if you’re new to BL webtoons then Dasadanan is a good start.
This is a typical story about childhood best friends until one confesses that he likes the other friend, and has for a long time but suddenly the friend becomes not as dense about it. This is webtoon with plenty of cute moments and the characters feelings and emotions is shown and written so well that makes a refreshing manga to read over a cup of coffee.
Shall We Have Dinner Tonight?
Synopsis: Do-hee Woo and Hae-Gyung Kim are both young and single, each with a history of broken relationships in their past. They meet one day while trying to dine alone at the same restaurant and they soon become friends who eat together every week. But with each meal, their friendship grows deeper as they help each other heal from the heartbreak they have suffered and soon they must redefine what they mean to each other.
Shall We Have Dinner Tonight? is a thoughtful love story, spinning the tale of two broken hearts that are brought together through food. I really liked how this webtoon was pretty laid back in relation to two people who have gone through a few breakups in their lives until they finally found themselves together for each other.
I liked how the story progressed. It doesn’t feel rushed and the characters don’t seem superficial. Although I couldn’t completely relate to the circumstances that they were both in, I was somehow able to follow through them and understood a bit of why things ended up that way.
This is a webtoon that I would recommend to everyone. The webtoon is filled 46 chapters of wonderfulness, so definitely give it a go especially if you like food and slice of life.
Synopsis: Yun-I is a girl who is carrying a huge emotional scar in her heart. Due to an accident, she lost 2 precious years of her life, the time period between 19 and 21 years old. Her life is empty. She is miserable, but still attending a preparatory school in an attempt to catch up with all the time she has lost. Suddenly, one day on her way to feed some stray cats, she comes across a young man who seems to have what she has lost… the period between 19 and 21 years old.
A slice of life webtoon with an beautiful meaning. The relationship between the two and the development of their friendship over shared interests is satisfying. Even though webtoon was published in 2010, it’s art is still refreshing.
This isn’t really a extensive romance manga, the story develops more about how the two care for cats. To tell the truth the story mostly has nothing to do with the synopsis, the topic of 19 and 21 is covered really less, the story is mostly about how they treat the cats. Either way this webtoon was guilty pleasure for me so be sure to check it out.
Synopsis: Togeun used to work for his father’s company without any passion, so he quits his job and moves out from his parents’ house in order to follow his dream in drawing. At the homecoming party (reunion party), Togeun begs Sonagi, a great illustrator, to teach him how to draw.
Another webtoon from the same author of “The Stories of Those Around Me”, I just love the author Omyo’s work so much and salty studio is another one of my favorite slice of lifes.
A Ensemble cast manga(which features a large cast of characters with almost equal screen time and importance to the plot). Love this webtoon, it has quirky characters and the main cast here is full of them. Also enjoy how this touches on some of the characters personal demons/problems and not have the entire focus of those problems on one or two characters but all of them.
Cheese in the Trap
Synopsis: Seol Hong is a hard-working student, who has returned to college after a long break. Jung Yu is a senior at the college known as Mr. Perfect. Seol feels like her life took a turn for the worse since she got involved with Jeong. Is Jeong intentionally turning Seol’s life?
A four-part series slice of life and romance webtoon that will take you in adventurous ride. At first it may seem as your generic Korean romance-drama series but you couldn’t be more wrong. There was no unnecessary love triangle and there’s a lot of relatable incidents, but also wtf-moments. Still, there’s something with the way all characters are flawed in their own way, some for a reason, some without any real excuses.
Even though the slice of life was downsized by the romance, it still was a very entertaining read.
Synopsis: Yun Ai wanted to be a magician when she was little. But now in reality, she is a high school student who cannot even afford new stockings. Since the day she met a real magician at a fair, she desperately wants to follow her dream.
I wanted to finish this list with my favorite slice of life webtoon of all time. I’ve got one question for you, Do you believe in magic?
That was my list talking about some of the slice of life webtoons you can read right now. Comment down below which is your favorite slice of life webtoon.
Thank you for reading.