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The Best Slice of Life Manga 

Ranker Anime
Updated June 17, 2019 2.5k votes 783 voters 27.6k views 36 items

Manga doesn't need to include magical powers, complex political machinations, or high-stakes battles to be interesting. In fact, some of the greatest manga ever made are slice of life manga - stories that feature relatable tales of everyday life. 

If you're an adult dealing with work stress, you might want to try Barakamon, a slice of life manga that follows a stressed-out twenty-something whose career mistake gets him sent to an isolated island where he learns how to chill out and enjoy a simpler lifestyle. If you're looking for an emotionally resonant tale of high school romance, try Toradora!, a story where two people with wildly different personalities fall in love. Like sports? Try Haikyuu!, the best volleyball manga you could ever hope to read.

No matter what aspect of everyday life you're looking to read about, there's something on this list for you. Vote up the slice of life manga that you consider the greatest to help fellow fans find their next great read. 

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Horimiya is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
HERO
2
Barakamon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
Satsuki Yoshino
3
The Silent Voice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
Chrisvin added Trevor Romain
4
Yotsuba&! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
Kiyohiko Azuma
5
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
Naoshi Arakawa
6
Haikyu!! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
Haruichi Furudate
7
Anohana: The Flower We S... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
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My Teen Romantic Comedy ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
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Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
Izumi Tsubaki
10
Toradora! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
Yuyuko Takemiya
11
Maid Sama! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
Hiro Fujiwara
12
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
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Oyasumi Punpun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
Inio Asano
14
Nichijou is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
Keiichi Arawi
15
Ouran High School Host C... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
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Silver Spoon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
Hiromu Arakawa
17
Natsume's Book of Friend... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
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K-On! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
Kakifly
19
Clannad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
Jyuri Misaki
20
NANA is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
AI Yazawa
21
Melancholy of Haruhi Suz... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
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New Game! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
Shōtarō Tokunō
23
Non Non Biyori is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
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Chihayafuru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
Yuki Suetsugu
25
School Rumble is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Slice of Life Manga
Jin Kobayashi