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The 25+ Best Anime Set in the Countryside

Updated April 11, 2020 799 votes 173 voters 3.5k views33 items

It turns out there are some great anime set in the countryside, but which are really worth your time? This list ranks the best anime set in the countryside, including older titles, as well as new countryside anime that you may not know about.

One example of a great anime that takes place in the countryside is Natsume Yuujinchou Shi. The story follows Takashi Natsume, an introspective student who has the ability to see yōkai or spirits, ghosts, apparitions, just like his grandmother. He has a self-proclaimed bodyguard in Nyanko-Sensei. Another good example of countryside anime is Barakamon, a story about a young calligrapher, Seishū Handa, who moves to the remote Gotō Islands to gain some perspective.

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  • 1
    98
    14

    Barakamon

  • 2
    61
    12
  • 3
    48
    9

    Natsume Yuujinchou

  • 4
    35
    4

    My Neighbor Totoro

  • 5
    35
    4

    Natsume Yuujinchou: Nyanko-sensei to Hajimete no Otsukai

  • 6
    26
    3

    Natsume Yuujinchou: Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni

  • 7
    26
    4

    Natsume Yuujinchou Go Specials

  • 8
    30
    8

    Wolf Children

  • 9
    20
    1

    Natsume Yuujinchou Go

  • 10
    20
    2

    Natsume Yuujinchou Roku

  • 11
    20
    4

    Natsume Yuujinchou Shi

  • 12
    18
    3

    Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou

  • 13
    21
    8

    Poco's Udon World

    Slice of Life, Fantasy
  • 14
    18
    5

    Non Non Biyori Repeat OVA

  • 15
    18
    7

    Natsume Yuujinchou San

  • 16
    5
    0
  • 17
    17
    7

    Hana-Saku Iroha

  • 18
    16
    7

    Non Non Biyori Repeat

  • 19
    5
    2

    Kemono no Souja Erin

  • 20
    4
    2

    Dororo

  • 21
    2
    1
  • 22
    13
    4

    Mushishi: Hihamukage

  • 23
    1
    1

    Seirei no Moribito

  • 24
    1
    4
  • 25
    9
    2