The Best Slice of Life Manga

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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  • The Silent Voice
    1
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    Trevor Romain
    • Horimiya
      2
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      Horimiya

      HERO
      • Yotsuba&!
        3
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        Yotsuba&!

        Kiyohiko Azuma
        • Nichijou
          4
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          Nichijou

          Keiichi Arawi
          • Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
            5
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            Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

            Naoshi Arakawa
            • My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
              6
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              My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

              Rechi Kazuki
              • Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
                7
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                Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

                Mari Okada
                • Haikyu!!
                  8
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                  Haikyu!!

                  Haruichi Furudate
                  • Toradora!
                    9
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                    Toradora!

                    Yuyuko Takemiya
                    • Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
                      10
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                      Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

                      Izumi Tsubaki
                      • Maid Sama!
                        11
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                        Maid Sama!

                        Hiro Fujiwara
                        • Oyasumi Punpun
                          12
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                          Oyasumi Punpun

                          Inio Asano
                          • Silver Spoon
                            13
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                            Silver Spoon

                            Hiromu Arakawa
                            •  Natsume's Book of Friends
                              14
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                              Natsume's Book of Friends

                              Yuki Midorikawa
                              • Barakamon
                                15
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                                Satsuki Yoshino
                                • Ouran High School Host Club
                                  16
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                                  Ouran High School Host Club

                                  Bisco Hatori
                                  • Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
                                    17
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                                    Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

                                    Robico
                                    • K-On!
                                      18
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                                      K-On!

                                      Kakifly
                                      • NANA
                                        19
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                                        NANA

                                        AI Yazawa
                                        • Clannad
                                          20
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                                          Clannad

                                          Jyuri Misaki
                                          • Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
                                            21
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                                            Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

                                            Nagaru Tanigawa
                                            • New Game!
                                              22
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                                              New Game!

                                              Shōtarō Tokunō
                                              • Non Non Biyori
                                                23
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                                                Non Non Biyori

                                                Atto
                                                • Space Brothers
                                                  24
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                                                  Space Brothers

                                                  Chūya Koyama
                                                  • Azumanga Daioh
                                                    25
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                                                    Azumanga Daioh

                                                    Kiyohiko Azuma