‘Ordinary life’ anime finds a special place in fans’ hearts – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun


There are no high-tech machines, no monsters, no aliens and no global catastrophe. But a certain genre in Japanese animation that portrays mundane everyday lives enjoys continued popularity among fans.

The anime, collectively known as “kuuki-kei,” which literally means “like air” and can be interpreted as “slice of life,” goes without dramatic events and simply portrays everyday lives in a peaceful, relaxed manner.

The genre has gained momentum in anime and other youth culture, but things may be changing in the post-quake period.

via ‘Ordinary life’ anime finds a special place in fans’ hearts – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun.

 

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