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5 must-watch slice of life romance anime in 2023

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While everyone was busy with the Attack on Titan, and other action-packed anime series, the anime industry released some of the best slice-of-life anime for viewers. Though the following titles have been released before, they are still fun to watch and you can fill your empty hearts with your list of romance anime in 2022.

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Work from home and online classes have become the standard for people. If you’re at your home and want some warmth in this cold weather, you should definitely check out these slice of life and romance anime in 2022. Because what’s better than your favorite slice of life anime episodes and some good food in the comfort of your home.

Sing yesterday to me

Sing "Yesterday" For Me | Full Trailer | POPTV PHSing “Yesterday” For Me | Full Trailer | POPTV PH

Imagine living a life in a cornered place where all your hopes and aspirations turn into nothingness. As we grow older we can see a lot of different changes in ourselves and the people around us. This is the exact plot of this wholesome slice of life anime of 2022 by Kei Toume. The plot revolves around Rikuo Uozumi and his day-to-day life as a slow and lazy convenience store worker who inspires him to get back with his Ex and start a new career in photography. The story is slow-paced and the plot progresses slowly in each episode as Rikuo tries to overcome his laziness and procrastination.

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War TrailerKaguya-sama: Love Is War Trailer

Kaguya-Sama: Love is War Season 2 came as a charm and especially the 12th episode with Yū Ishigami ark which was the perfect fit for the dark slice of life anime slot. The first season of this anime was already a hit then the creators of KSLIW came up with the new season of the anime and it instantly became a hit. The plot follows the story of the protagonist Kaguya-Sama and her love life with the student council president. A modern classic I guess!


Rent-a-Girlfriend - TrailerRent-a-Girlfriend – Trailer

Rent a girlfriend took over the anime community by storm. Although the female MC made it to the list of best waifu of 2022 there was a huge backlash regarding the working of rental girlfriends in the Asian countries. The plot revolves around the college student Kazuya Kinoshita as he tries to move on from a recent breakup with his girlfriend. Now Kazuya ends up in a complicated relationship with the number one rental girlfriend Chizuru Ichinose. It is a beautifully crafted anime filled with emotions and shortcomings of love, fear, and rejection. A must-watch romance slice of life anime 2022.

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax

My Teen Romantic SNAFU - Official TrailerMy Teen Romantic SNAFU – Official Trailer

The story revolves around Hachiman Hikigaya as he transit from being a loner who enters into a harem with other female characters such as Yukino Yukinoshita, Yui Yuigahama, Shizuka Hiratsuka, and other female characters. A must-watch anime for all your high school romance cravings. To be frank, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU is my favorite anime after Welcome to the NHK.

Fruits Basket Season 2

Fruits Basket - Official Season 2 Trailer | English SubFruits Basket – Official Season 2 Trailer | English Sub

Don’t go by the name, this anime has already been a favorite of the anime community. The first season introduced us to many characters such as Shigure Sohma, Kyo Sohma, and Yuki Sohma. The second season of the show has some promising plot twists and the story follows the original manga and goes deep into the insights of zodiac signs given to the main characters.

So that was our take on the 5 must-watch slice-of-life romance anime of 2022.

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Ashish Khaitan is a content writer based out of New Delhi. He usually writes content for business owners, websites, and filmmakers. He likes anime, mangas, and Kdramas and often spends a lot of time reading books. He enjoys his own company and rarely goes outside unless there is a sale in the local clothing stores.

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