Top 20 Slice of Life manga you should read right now. [2024 List]

Slice of Life manga you should read right now.

What is this genre all about? The antics of the protagonists do not take place in some exotic setting or time, but in everyday life. When not "at the job" this means getting up in the morning, making meals, house cleaning, going shopping or out to eat, visiting the bath house or spa, leisure activities in the spare time, etc. The time "on the job" for students is School Life, for others working in their profession. Daily Life is basically a synonym for everything normal, repetitive, and trivial happening to your average person.

We present you the list of Slice of Life manga you should read right now.

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20. Sousou no Frieren

Sousou no Frieren

The adventure is over but life goes on for an elf mage just beginning to learn what living is all about.

Elf mage Frieren and her courageous fellow adventurers have defeated the Demon King and brought peace to the land. With the great struggle over, they all go their separate ways to live a quiet life. But as an elf, Frieren, nearly immortal, will long outlive the rest of her former party. How will she come to terms with the mortality of her friends? How can she find fulfillment in her own life, and can she learn to understand what life means to the humans around her? Frieren begins a new journey to find the answer.



Notes:
- Winner of the Grand Prize at the 14th Manga Taisho Awards.
- Nominated for the 25th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.
- Placed 3rd at the 7th Annual Next Manga Award.

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 葬送のフリーレン, Frieren at the Funeral, Frieren the Slayer

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19. Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru

Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru

Traumatized by a childhood incident with a friend who took exception to his love of traditional dolls, doll-artisan hopeful Gojou Wakana passes his days as a loner, finding solace in the home ec room at his high school. To Wakana, people like beautiful Kitagawa Marin, a trendy girl who's always surrounded by a throng of friends, is practically an alien from another world. But when cheerful Marin--never one to be shy--spots Wakana sewing away one day after school, she barges in with the aim of roping her quiet classmate into her secret hobby: cosplay! Will Wakana's wounded heart be able to handle the invasion from this sexy alien?!

My Dress-Up Darling is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: その着せ替え人形〈ビスク・ドール〉は恋をする, Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru, Sono Kisekae Ningyou wa Koi wo suru, More than a Doll, My Dress-Up Darling, Sexy Cosplay Doll, That bisque doll who fell in love, その着せ替え人形は恋をする, 更衣人偶墜入愛河, 그 장난감 인형은 사랑을 한다

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18. SPY×FAMILY

SPY×FAMILY

The master spy codenamed has spent his days on undercover missions, all for the dream of a better world. But one day, he receives a particularly difficult new order from command. For his mission, he must form a temporary family and start a new life?! A Spy/Action/Comedy about a one-of-a-kind family!

Note: Nominated for the 12th Manga Taishou Award in 2019, also nominated for the 24th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and the Best Shounen Manga of the 44th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2020.


SPY x FAMILY is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: SxF, 스파이 패밀리, SPY×FAMILY: WJ Special Extra Mission!!, 间谍过家家, CASUS×AİLE, Spy Family, SZPIEG X RODZINA, ŠNIPO ŠEIMA, ŠNIPO׊EIMA, Špión x Rodina, Семья шпиона, Сім'я × шпигуна, Сім'я шпигуна, ТАГНУУЛУ × ГЭР БҮЛ, جاسوس × خانواده, जासूस X परिवार, जासूस×परिवार, スパイファミリー, 間諜家家酒, 間諜過家家, 间谍过家家

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17. Neko no Te datte Yaku ni Tatsu

Neko no Te datte Yaku ni Tatsu

Even a Cat's Paw Can Be Useful is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 猫の手だって役に立つ, Neko no Te datte Yaku ni Tatsu

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16. Kaette kudasai! Akutsu-san

Kaette kudasai! Akutsu-san

Timid Ooyama keeps to himself at school, and he certainly never gets involved with Akutsu Riko, a delinquent as buxom as she is notorious. But when she turns up at his apartment out of the blue, what’s he supposed to do, kick her out? She’s gorgeous! And scary! But things get complicated when Akutsu asks to stay the night, then starts turning up over and over again after school–reading Ooyama’s manga, sprawling out on his bed, and digging up his smut stash. Why exactly is she claiming his life as her hangout?! She makes it clear there’s no way she could possibly like him, but the teasing threatens to boil over into something more in this sexy yet adorable slice-of-life rom-com!

Please Go Home, Akutsu-san! is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 帰ってください! 阿久津さん, 求妳快走吧,阿久津!, Please Go Home, Akutsu-san!, Yankee Musume, ヤンキー娘

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15. Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san

Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san

Nagatoro is a freshman girl in high school who loves bullying her Senpai. But he puts up with it, even after being put through all kinds of embarrassing situations, because he's in love with her.

Please don't bully me, Nagatoro is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: イジらないで、長瀞さん, Please don't bully me, Nagatoro-san, Please don't bully me, Nagatoro

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14. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken

After being killed by a passing robber, a normal 37-year-old guy finds himself reincarnated in another world as a blind slime with unique abilities. He takes up a new name and calls himself "Rimuru Tempest," which he thought of after meeting his new friend, "catastrophe-level" Storm Dragon Verudora. There, he begins his new slime-like life in another world with his increasing number of minions by his side.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 転生したらスライムだった件, Regarding Reincarnated to Slime, Re: My Reincarnation as a Slime

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13. Bijutsubu Girl

Bijutsubu Girl

Middle school life isn’t all fun and games for an art club girl either!
From club activities to studying, games to manga, hobbies, BL, and “mufufu” fantasies...or even...love?! “Uchida” is a member of the “art club.”
She’s got a lot of strange obsessions and she’s not great at dealing with people.
A short candid manga about the ups and downs of school life with the classmates surrounding her and the adolescent boy who sits next to her.

Art Club Girl is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 美術部ガール, Bijutsubu Girl

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12. Oyasumi Punpun

Oyasumi Punpun

Punpun is an ordinary young boy growing up in Japan whose age of innocence has reached its end after his father is arrested for spousal abuse and putting his mother in the hospital. With his uncle looking after him, Punpun grows into adulthood facing a series of events which change him, for better or worse, forcing him to contemplate just what it means to be an adult.

Goodnight Punpun has finished publishing and it has 147 Chapters. It is also Known as: おやすみプンプン, Dobranoc, Punpunie, Bonne nuit Punpun!, Boa noite, Punpun, Bona nit, Punpun, Buenas noches, Punpun, Gute Nacht, Punpun, 잘자 뿡뿡, 晚安布布, לילה טוב, פונפון, Buonanotte, Punpun, İyi Geceler, Punpun, ฝันดีนะปุนปุน

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11. Kaisha To Shiseikatsu

Kaisha To Shiseikatsu

Company and Private Life is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 会社と私生活, Kaisha To Shiseikatsu

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10. Horimiya

Horimiya

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 liberally pierced and tattooed (not to mention downright gorgeous) Miyamura appears unexpectedly on the doorstep of secretly plain-Jane homebody Hori, these two similarly dissimilar teenagers discover that there are multiple sides to every story...and person!



Notes:
-Includes 20 extra chapters.
-The 17th volume got released on July 18, 2023. This was 2 years after its original ending. This new volume included 10 extra chapters.

Note: Chapter count includes 20 extra chapters.

Horimiya has finished publishing and it has 152 Chapters. It is also Known as: ホリミヤ, Horimiya

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9. Yuusha Party wo Tsuihou Sareta Beast Tamer, Saikyoushu no Nekomimi Shoujo to Deau

Yuusha Party wo Tsuihou Sareta Beast Tamer, Saikyoushu no Nekomimi Shoujo to Deau

Because Rein was a weak and simple beast tamer, he was expelled from the hero's group but that didn't stop his desire to be an adventurer. By taking simple quests afterwards he has a destined encounter with a strong cat girl.

The Beast Tamer Exiled from the the Hero's Party and the Cat Eared Girl from the Strongest Race Meet is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 勇者パーティーを追放されたビーストテイマー、最強種の猫耳少女と出会う, The Beast Tamer Who Got Kicked out From His Party Meets a Cat Girl From the Superior Race, 被勇者队伍开除的驭兽使、邂逅了最强种的猫耳少女, Yuusha Party wo Tsuihou Sareta Beast Tamer, Saikyou Shu Nekomimi Shojo to Deau, 용사 파티에서 추방당한 비스트 테이머, 최강종인 고양이귀 소녀와 만나다

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8. Neko ni Tensei Shita Ojisan

Neko ni Tensei Shita Ojisan

An old man was hit by a truck and found himself reincarnated as a cat.

The Old Man Who Was Reincarnated As A Cat is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ねこに転生したおじさん, Neko ni Tensei Shita Ojisan

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7. Fuguushoku "Kajishi" dakedo Saikyou desu ~Kizukeba Nandemo Tsukureru you ni Natteita Otoko no Nonbiri Slow Life~

Fuguushoku "Kajishi" dakedo Saikyou desu ~Kizukeba Nandemo Tsukureru you ni Natteita Otoko no Nonbiri Slow Life~

The people of this world are given occupations and weapons called Divine Treasures by God. It was said that the treasure was very strong and couldn’t be compared to the Human-made weapons. That’s why, occupations which were called “Blacksmith”, who can make and modify weapons are called the weakest.The main protagonist Relius who has acquired such a weakest job. He gave up on becoming an adventurer and worked in an inn, but he realized that he could make “Anything”. He, who was making what he liked, became aware of the relationship with famous nobles and beautiful girls.

Although It’s the Weakest and Unprofitable Occupation,『Blacksmith』, Has Become the Strongest. ~Realized He Can Make Anything He Wants, the Man Started His Leisurely Life~ is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 不遇職『鍛冶師』だけど最強です ~気づけば何でも作れるようになっていた男ののんびりスローライフ~, Weakest Occupation “Blacksmith” Become the Strongest, 不遇職『鍛冶師』だけど最強です, Fuguushoku "Kajishi" dakedo Saikyou desu, The Weakest Occupation "Blacksmith," but It's Actually the Strongest, Fuguushoku "Kajishi" dakedo Saikyou desu: Kizukeba Nandemo Tsukureru You ni Natteita Otoko no Nonbiri Slow Life, The Weakest Occupation Blacksmith

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6. I Will Change the Genre

I Will Change the Genre

I reincarnated into my favorite novel genre. I became the villainous aunt who mistreats the young protagonist. But I felt sorry for my nephew who would grow up as a protagonist in a revenge plot, so I’ll try to take care of my nephew until his uncle shows up and takes him as per the original plot.

Source: MU

I Will Change the Genre is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: It's Time to Change the Genre, I Will Make an Effort to Change the Genre

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5. Isekai Nonbiri Nouka

Isekai Nonbiri Nouka

Having died of sickness at the age of 39, Machio Hiraku is given the opportunity to go to another world. When asked what his wish is by God intending to give him strength, he requests to have a healthy body, offered a second wish, he chooses to live peacefully, a third wish to be able to know the local language, and for a final wish, to be able to be a farmer.

Farming life in another world. is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 異世界のんびり農家, Isekai Nonbiri Nouka

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4. Karakai Jouzu no (Moto) Takagi-san

Karakai Jouzu no (Moto) Takagi-san

A spin-off of Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san! The (former) Takagi-san and her daughter, Chi-chan, bring you this teasing home comedy!
Is Dad going to make an appearance too...?

Karakai Jouzu no (Moto) Takagi-san is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: からかい上手の(元)高木さん, Teasing Master (neé) Takagi-san, Skilled Teaser (Former) Takagi-san

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3. 19 Days

19 Days

The cute and funny bromance of a boy and his best friend.

19 Days is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 19日, Yidan , 一旦 , One Day (Old Xian) , One Day

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2. Today the Villainess Has Fun Again

Today the Villainess Has Fun Again

My friend stole my boyfriend and then dared to hand me a wedding invitation with a smile? Ha! I had a blast enjoying my revenge and came home and fell asleep but... when I woke up I was in the body of the villainess of a romance fantasy novel who has everything, appearance, assets, and intelligence. The only thing this girl lacked was the insight to judge a man. Throw the bastard Prince away to the main female lead and let us just enjoy the luxury of power and money!

Today the Villainess Has Fun Again is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: The Villainess is Happy Today, Another Happy Day for the Villainess

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1. Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

Narumi Momose has had it rough: every boyfriend she’s had dumped her once they found out she was an otaku, so she’s gone to great lengths to hide it. When a chance meeting at her new job with childhood friend, fellow otaku, and now coworker Hirotaka Nifuji almost gets her secret outed at work, she comes up with a plan to make sure he never speaks up. But he comes up with a counter-proposal: why doesn’t she just date him instead? In love, there are no save points.

Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku has finished publishing and it has 86 Chapters. It is also Known as: ヲタクに恋は難しい, It’s Difficult to Love an Otaku, Love is Hard for Otaku, Otaku ni Koi a Muzukashii, WotaKoi, 阿宅的戀愛太難, ♂taku ♀taku

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