10 Slice of Life Anime That Disappointed Fans

Fans love or hate slice-of-life anime, there’s rarely an in-between. The plots are relatively straightforward, focusing on a character’s day-to-day life. There are no evil organizations or monsters to fight, and no overpowered protagonists wielding giant swords.



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Most slice-of-life cartoons take place in a school or workplace setting, usually in Japan, where most of the characters interact with each other and experience the most development. But even for the most seasoned slice-of-life anime fans, there are a few titles that didn’t cut it. Some were just too boring and had nothing to stand out, while others had unforgettable characters and too many plot holes to be entertaining.

ten Glasslip makes little sense

Not much about glass lip made sense. The hollow plot baffled audiences more than it intrigued them, so it’s a mystery why PA Works didn’t bother to develop the story more effectively. It is unknown if this anime is supposed to have supernatural elements since the new student, Kakeru, claims that he can see into the future. However, his clairvoyance is rarely explored and remains contained between him and the protagonist, Tōko.

In addition to this, the rest of glass lip seems like a typical romantic anime. Tōko belongs to a five-person group of friends who invite Kakeru into their circle. Her presence indirectly causes drama as everyone except Tōko has an unrequited crush. Unfortunately, just being interesting isn’t enough, and the remaining four friends are quite unforgettable.

9 Good Job Club was not very good

There’s nothing wrong with a comic anime based on a school club, but if the plot struggles to spice things up, it can quickly become a boring viewing experience. Unfortunately, Good Work Club fits this category.

The titular “Good Job Club” has no special meaning, and club activities are everywhere. This premise seems to be the point of the series, but it may annoy viewers looking for a more cohesive storyline. Also, since there is a singular male member among the group who fits the “nice” character type, it can be categorized as another harem anime.


8 Three-star colors may annoy new viewers

For fans, anime with children as main actors can be charming or boring. three colors of starsalso known as Mitsuboshi Colors, is the latter. Three elementary school kids “keeping the peace” around town may seem adorable, but most of their “adventures” end in creating public unrest.

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Some viewers may identify with the fourth protagonist, Saitō if they have a less than stellar opinion on the treatment of rambunctious children. But other than that, nothing about the anime’s plot or execution will interest viewers. There are plenty of other anime installments worth the time.


seven Man’s daughter! Couldn’t Excite an Audience Like Other “Otaku” Anime Could

Whereas Man’s daughter! falls under the “cute girls doing cute things” subgenre, it doesn’t add anything new. Viewers are fascinated with learning about the anime and manga industry, so anything that’s both fun and educational can do the trick.

But compared to series like Shirobako and Bakuman, Man’s daughter! does not stand out as something original. Four girls are striving to become one of the top manga magazines but have little to no experience. The premise sounds fun, but it focuses more on their antics instead of learning more about the business.


6 Senryū Girl is kinda like Komi can’t communicate

Before Komi can’t communicate, Senryū Girl aired two years prior with a similar premise. Like Shoko, Nanako has difficulty communicating verbally. Instead, she uses senryū, 17-syllable poems, to express her thoughts. Regardless of, Senryū GirlThe plot of did not entertain audiences as much as a light slice of life.

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There isn’t much explanation as to why Nanako relies on senryū or how she became fascinated with the art form. It’s just there, which may confuse new viewers. Besides that, the other characters don’t add anything to the overall story. Compared to its source material, the anime doesn’t do it much justice.


5 Aiura Can’t Stand Out From Other “Nothing Happens” Anime

“What happens when nothing happens” is the main theme of the slice-of-life comedy Aiura. This is by no means new, with a lot of anime running with this particular concept. However, Aiura doesn’t do much to stand out because nothing substantial is happening.

A plot surrounding students enjoying their school days can play out in a number of ways. Their personalities have to mesh well, even if it’s tropes, and for a comedy, there has to be enough antics to keep viewers interested. The girls in Aiura are unique and their friendship has its cute moments, but that’s all the anime has to offer.


4 Tōken Ranbu’s anime has a confusing plot

Based on the popular game of the same name, Token Ranbu, sometimes known as Token Ranbu: Hanamaru garnered a lot of attention when it aired in 2019. There’s a huge roster of unique characters and an exciting premise, but those were two factors that led to its downfall.

Fans complained about following such a large cast – featuring so many people but only fleshing out a few, viewers were overwhelmed and disinterested. Also, the plot is somewhat disjointed. The main focus of the game is to protect the story from mysterious forces, but the anime takes a more light-hearted approach while sprinkling in a fight here and there. Ufotable excelled in its animation and fight scenes, but the plot leaves a lot to be desired.


3 Haruhi Suzumiya’s melancholy has many repeated episodes

Seasoned anime fans may say otherwise, but The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya may leave new viewers more bored than entertained. It seems like a generic school-based slice of life on the outside, but there are some more confusing twists that some fans may not want to hear more about.

The titular god, Haruhi, has no problem dragging the rest of the SOS Squad into his mood-driven schemes. Due to her frequent mood swings, the world around her changes to accommodate what she thinks. Viewers have complained about the anime’s repetitive episodes with little to no changes, which also caused them to dislike it.


2 Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl could have been a Chūnibyō themed anime

There’s no shortage of “quirky” anime heroines, as shown Haruhi Suzumiyathe titular deity and even the genius Mashiro of Sakurasō’s Granddaughter. Ground control to the psychoelectric girl has its share of weird female characters, one of them being in Erio Tōwa.

Compared to her protagonist cousin, Makoto, Erio is the more unique of the two. Since she believes she is an alien, her fantasy-driven behavior can be likened to the recently famous trope of “8th grade syndrome”, adding more uniqueness to her character. However, that’s not enough to make the other characters she and Makoto encounter worth watching this anime.


1 Momokuri may be cute on the surface but can rub new viewers the wrong way

Whereas Momokuri seems to be a simple romantic anime, it has a slightly disturbing side masked as comic. The story centers on a new couple: Shinya – nicknamed “Momo” – and his girlfriend, Yuki. Yuki has a crush on Momo before the anime started, so dating him is a dream come true for her. The problem is, his innocent crush turns into a creepy, almost yandere obsession.

Some viewers may consider Yuki’s behavior a joke, but it may rub others the wrong way. His stalker habits range from knowing all about Momo to following him, picking up his trash, and taking pictures without his knowledge. Even with her close friend, Norika, condemning her actions, the anime still depicts Yuki’s bullying as an eccentric personality trait instead of a more serious issue.

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