Slice-of-life is a genre that really thrives in the OVA format. Because slice-of-life is focused on creating specific emotions or developing characters as opposed to dealing with a complex plot, a medium that's typically short is perfect. That being said, not all slice-of-life OVAs are created equal.
Some of the best slice-of-life anime OVAs are associated with a high-quality series from the same genre. For example, Natsume's Book of Friends has a wonderful OVA where the protagonist helps a snow yokai find a lost item. Other OVAs stand on their own - Saint Young Men depicts the bizarre everyday life of Jesus Christ and the Buddha as they share a modern-day Tokyo apartment.
Which slice-of-life OVA do you like the most? Help other fans of the genre figure out what to watch next by voting up the superior entries.
- 160 VOTES
Natsume's Book of Friends: One Snowy DayPhoto: Brain's Base
- 249 VOTES
The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a StarPhoto: Wit Studio
- 328 VOTES
Hyouka OVAPhoto: Kyoto Animation
- 418 VOTES
Watamote OVAPhoto: Silver Link.
- 520 VOTES
She & Her Cat: Their Standing PointsPhoto: Makoto Shinkai
- 620 VOTES
Chihayafuru 2 OVAPhoto: Madhouse