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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Top 19 Slice of Life manga you should read right now. [2023 List]
- 19. SPY×FAMILY
- 18. Ganbare, Douki-chan
- 17. Kaette kudasai! Akutsu-san
- 16. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
- 15. Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san
- 14. Oyasumi Punpun
- 13. Horimiya
- 12. Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru
- 11. 19 Days
- 10. Karakai Jouzu no (Moto) Takagi-san
- 9. Grand Blue
- 8. Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru
- 7. Isekai Nonbiri Nouka
- 6. Tomo-chan wa Onnanoko!
- 5. Gokushufudou
- 4. Tamen De Gushi
- 3. Mob Psycho 100
- 2. Yotsubato!
- 1. Kawaii Kanojo-chan
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×ŠEIMA, 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
18. Ganbare, Douki-chan
The story of a salaryman's encounters with his coworkers and their feelings for him. Illustrated by Yom on his Twitter account.
Ganbare, Douki-chan has finished publishing and it has 222 Chapters. It is also Known as: がんばれ同期ちゃん, You Can Do It, Douki-chan, Senpai is Mine
17. 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
16. 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
15. 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
14. 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
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!
-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
12. Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru
Wakana Gojou is a fifteen year old highschool boy who was socially traumatized in the past due to his passions. That incident left a mark on him that made him into a social recluse. Until one day he had an encounter with Kitagawa who is a sociable gyaru, who is the complete opposite of him. They soon share their passions with one another which leads to their odd relationship.
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
11. 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
10. 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
9. Grand Blue
A new life begins for Kitahara Iori as he begins his college career near the ocean in Izu city, full of excitement for his new life. He will be moving into his Uncle's diving store "Grand Blue." There he finds the beautiful ocean, beautiful women, and men that love diving and alcohol. Will Iori be able to live his dream college life?
Grand Blue Dreaming is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ぐらんぶる, Grand Blue
8. Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru
Ayumu wants to beat his senpai at shogi so he can confess his feelings.
Although the day of his victory is still nowhere to be seen, this is the story in which he may 'checkmate' her by other means.
When Will Ayumu Make His Move? is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: それでも歩は寄せてくる, Even so, Ayumu draws closer to the endgame
7. 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
6. Tomo-chan wa Onnanoko!
Boyish high school girl Aizawa Tomo finally manages to tell her childhood friend Jun that she’s got a crush on him. Unfortunately, her confession goes right over his head—he didn’t even realize she was a girl until junior high, and even now, Jun still thinks of her as a bro! How can Tomo-chan possibly convince him otherwise and win Jun’s heart?
- Originally published daily on Twi4. The volume release compiled the series into 51 chapters.
- Includes 8 sets of bonus pages, where each set is considered a chapter; each volume contains a set.
Tomo-chan is a Girl! has finished publishing and it has 961 Chapters. It is also Known as: トモちゃんは女の子!, Tomo-chan ha Onna no Ko!, Tomo-chan wa Onna no Ko!, 智酱是女生！
Immortal Tatsu is an ex-yakuza who’s given up violence for making an honest man of himself - but is it still possible for a devoted stay-at-home husband to get into a few scrapes?
Gokushufudou: The Way of the House Husband is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 極主夫道, Gokushufudo
4. Tamen De Gushi
The funny romantic story of how Qiu Tong and Sun Jing met and fell in love.
Their Story is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: SQ: Begin W/Your Name!, Tamen De Gushi, SQ: Cong Ni De Mingzi Kaishi, SQ从你的名字开始
3. Mob Psycho 100
Kageyama Shigeo (a.k.a. "Mob") is a 8th grader with psychic abilities. He could bend spoons and lift objects with his mind from a young age, but he slowly began to withhold from using his abilities in public due to the negative attention he kept receiving. Now, the only thing he wants is to become friends with a girl in his class, Tsubomi. With his psychic "mentor" (who has no psychic powers), he continues his daily life, attempting to realize his purpose in life.
Mob Psycho 100 has finished publishing and it has 101 Chapters. It is also Known as: モブサイコ100, Mob Psycho One Hundred, Mob Psycho Hyaku
Yotsuba's daily life is full of adventure. She is energetic, curious, and a bit odd—odd enough to be called strange by her father as well as ignorant of many things that even a five-year-old should know. Because of this, the most ordinary experience can become an adventure for her. As the days progress, she makes new friends and shows those around her that every day can be enjoyable.
Yotsuba&! is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: よつばと!, Yotsubato!
1. Kawaii Kanojo-chan
It's a story about a cute girl who suddenly came over one day...
A Cute Girlfriend is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: かわいい彼女ちゃん, Adorable Girlfriend-Chan