10 Slice-Of-Life Anime That Disappointed Fans

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



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Most slice-of-life anime occur in a school or work setting, usually in Japan, where most 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. Some were just too boring and had nothing that stood out, while others had unforgettable characters and too many plot holes to be entertaining.

10 Glass slip Made Little Sense

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

Besides that, the rest of glass slip appears to be a typical romance anime. Tōko belongs to a five-person friend group that invites Kakeru into their circle. His presence indirectly causes drama as everyone but Tōko has an unrequited crush. Unfortunately, it’s not enough to be interesting, and the remaining four friends are pretty unforgettable.

9 Good Job Club Wasn’t Very Good

There’s nothing wrong with a school club-based comedy anime, but if the plot struggles to spice things up, it can quickly become a dull viewing experience. sorry, Good Job Club fits this category.

The titular “Good Job Club” doesn’t have any particular significance, and club activities are all over the place. This premise seems to be the show’s entire purpose, but it can annoy viewers who are looking for a more coherent storyline. Also, because there’s a singular male member among the group who fits the “nice guy” character type, one may categorize it as just another harem anime.


8 Three-Star Colors May Annoy New Viewers

To fans, anime with children as the primary cast can be either charming or annoying. Three Star Colorsalso known as Mitsuboshi Colors, is the latter. Three elementary schoolers “protecting the peace” around the town may seem adorable, but most of their “adventures” end with creating public disturbances.

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Some viewers may relate to the fourth protagonist, Saitō if they have a less than stellar opinion on dealing with rowdy children. But other than that, nothing about the anime’s plot or execution will interest viewers. There are plenty of other slice-of-anime worth the time.


7 man girl! Couldn’t Excite An Audience Like Other “Otaku” Anime Could

while man girl! fits in 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 job.

But compared to series like Shirobako and Bakuman, man girl! doesn’t stand out as anything original. Four girls strive to become one of the best manga magazines but have little to no experience. The premise sounds like it would be fun, but it centers more around their antics instead of actually learning more about the business.


6 Senryū Girl Is A Lot Like Komi Can’t Communicate

before Komi Can’t Communicate, Senryū Girl aired two years prior with a similar premise. Like Shoko, Nanako struggles with verbal communication. Instead, she uses senryū, 17-syllable poems, to express her thoughts. regardless, Senryū Girl‘s plot didn’t entertain audiences as much as a light-hearted slice-of-life.

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


5 Aiura Can’t Stand Out Against Other “Nothing Happens”-Type Anime

“What happens when nothing is happening” is the primary theme in the slice-of-life comedy Aiura. It isn’t new by any means, with plenty of anime running with this particular concept. However, Aiura doesn’t do much to stand out because nothing substantial happens.

A plot surrounding students enjoying their school days can go in various ways. Their personalities should mesh well, even if they’re tropes, and for a comedy, there must 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 going for it.


4 Tōken Ranbu’s Anime Has A Confusing Plot

Based on the popular game of the same name, Tōken Ranbu , sometimes known as Tōken Ranbu: Hanamaru, gained lots of attention upon its 2019 airdate. There’s a vast list of unique characters and an exciting premise, but those are two factors that led to its downfall.

Fans complained about keeping up with such a large cast – introducing so many people but only fleshing out a few made viewers overwhelmed and disinterested. Also, the plot is somewhat disjointed. The game’s primary focus is protecting history from mysterious forces, but the anime takes a more light-hearted approach while sprinkling in a fight here and there. Ufotable excelled in their animation and fight scenes, but the plot leaves a lot to be desired.


3 The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya Has A Lot Of Repeating Episodes

Seasoned anime fans may say otherwise, but The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya may leave new viewers more annoyed than entertained. It appears to be a generic, school-based slice-of-life on the outside, but there are more confusing twists some fans may not be interested in learning more about.

The titular god, Haruhi, has no problem dragging the rest of the SOS Brigade into her mood-driven schemes. Because of her frequent mood shifts, the world around her changes to fit what she’s thinking. Viewers have complained about the anime’s repetitive episodes with little to no changes, which also led to them disliking it.


2 Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl Could’ve Been A Chūnibyō-Themed Anime

There’s no shortage of “eccentric” anime heroines, as shown with Haruhi Suzumiya‘s titular deity and even the genius Mashiro from The Pet Girl of Sakurasō. Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl has its share of odd female characters, one of them being in Erio Tōwa.

Compared to her protagonist cousin, Makoto, Erio is the most unique of the two. Since she believes she’s an alien, her fantasy-driven behavior may be equatable to the recently-famous “8th-grader syndrome” trope, adding more uniqueness to her character. However, it isn’t enough to make the other characters she and Makoto meet worthy of watching this anime.


1 Momokuri May Be Cute On The Surface But May Rub New Viewers The Wrong Way

while momokuri appears to be a straightforward romance anime, it has a slightly disturbing side masked as comedic. The story centers around a new couple: Shinya—nicknamed “Momo”—and his girlfriend, Yuki. Yuki’s been crushing on Momo before the anime started, so dating him is a dream come true for her. The problem is that her innocent crush devolves into a creepy, almost yandere-like obsession.

Some viewers may dismiss Yuki’s behavior as a joke, but it may rub others the wrong way. Her stalker-like habits range from knowing everything about Momo to following him around, collecting his trash, and taking pictures without his knowledge. Even with her close friend, Norika, condemning her actions, the anime still frames Yuki’s stalking as a quirky personality trait instead of a more severe problem.

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