Often time, when watching an anime, most of us expect a thrilling plot followed by a high amount of plot twists and drama between its characters. However, occasionally, after a stressful day, we all wanted to be lazy and not have the energy to follow such a complicated story line. If this sounds like you, then stick around. Today, I will be going over the list of the 10 most relaxing anime of all time. What are the criteria for these relaxing anime you might ask? Well, first of all, what these anime all have in common is a noticeable lack of plot. In addition, they also contain numerous silly scenarios, as well as adorable moments that will help alleviate all your stress and anxiety. So go grab a snack, sit back, and immerse yourself in some of the most relaxing anime of all time.




10. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Season: Winter 2012
  • Source: Manga
  • Studio: Sunrise
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, School

Anime Synopsis:

Sanada North High School is home to an eccentric trio: Hidenori, Yoshitake, and Tadakuni. Along with like-minded classmates, the trio’s daily lives consist of strange to downright perverted activities – steal underwears, roleplay an RPG game, and most importantly, indulge in fantastical romance. Truly, their lives are never boring.

Most Relaxing Anime:

Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is all about having fun with the boys. The anime features a high amount of hilarious scene writing. Combined that with stellar voice acting and you have a perfect relaxing anime that can garner a hefty amount of laughter. Trust me, all your worries will quickly dissolve, and all that remained are the silly farces of these high school boys.




9. Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Season: Spring 2016
  • Source: Manga
  • Studio: Silver Link.
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, School

Anime Synopsis:

High school student, Tanaka, is famously known for his listless lifestyle. In fact, he is able to doze off practically anywhere. However, contrary to his desires, Tanaka is always met with unfortunate events that he wants nothing of. Along with his best friend, Oota, who helps him complete even the most mundane task, Tanaka must work hard in order to reclaim the peaceful life he always yearns for.

Most Relaxing Anime:

For those who lack a certain level of energy in their daily lives, then this is the anime for you. Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kudarage is all about exerting a minimal amount of energy to perform an action. Basically, laziness, which is the perfect mood to be in after a stressful day at work. Seriously, the anime presents some of the most wacky scenarios that will either make you laugh, feel proud to be lazy, or both.




8. Asobi Asobase

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Season: Summer 2018
  • Source: Manga
  • Studio: Lerche
  • Genres: Comedy, School

Anime Synopsis:

Great friendships starts in unexpected ways. This was true in an all-girls school where an eccentric trio set the scene, forming the ‘Pastime Club’. Hanako, Olivia, and Kasumi were strange in their own ways. Olivia is a foreigner who can’t seem to utter a word of English. Hanako is known for her boisterous personality. And Kasumi, despite being the most logical of the bunch, seems to always give in to her friend’s silly ‘games’.

Most Relaxing Anime:

Despite its initial impression, Asobi Asobase is definitely not an anime with ‘cute girls doing cute things’. Instead, you will be presented with some of the most silly faces and over-exaggerated voice acting in anime history. So if you’re ready for a relaxing evening with some great laughter, then consider Asobi Asobase as one of your options.




7. LuckyStar

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  • Episodes: 24
  • Season: Spring 2007
  • Source: Manga
  • Studio: Kyoto Animation
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, School

Anime Synopsis:

High school life can sometimes be chaotic. This was true for four high school students: Izumi, Takara, and the Hiiragi twins, Tsukasa and Kagami. Together, the four formed a strange and close-knit friendship as they goes on to discuss trivial topics ranging from food, Otaku cultures, etc… Basically, everything one can possibly think of.

Most Relaxing Anime:

Lucky Star is often known as the embodiment of the slice of life genre due to its extreme lack of a decent plot. However, that is to be expected. After all, why would anyone want more plot than simply ‘the daily lives of four cute girls’? Consequently, those who wanted to try Lucky Star is able to quickly dive in with a short-term commitment attitude, resulting in some of the most fun and relaxing anime experience ever.




6. Nichijou

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  • Episodes: 26
  • Season: Spring 2011
  • Source: Manga
  • Studio: Kyoto Animation
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, School, Shounen

Anime Synopsis:

Nichijou follows the story of a high school trio, Aioi, Minakami, and Naganohara who lives soon crossed path with Shinonome, a child prodigy who posses Sakamoto, a talking cat, as well as Nano, her caretaker. Their daily lives are filled with nothing but fun and exciting: from ordering coffee, having out-of-this-world discussions, to paying one million yen for spilling secrets, the lives of these six are never boring.

Most Relaxing Anime:

Nichijou is arguably one of the most relaxing anime that is able to provide you with an insurmountable amount of laughter. In fact, everything in the anime was designed to gear towards this goal. From derpy background music, silly scenarios, to perfect voice acting, Nichijou is the perfect cup of tea to slouch on the sofa for the rest of your evening.




5. Yuru Camp

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Season: Winter 2018
  • Source: Manga
  • Studio: C-Station
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy

Anime Synopsis:

To Rin, an ideal day is spent doing what she loves most: camping. For her, that is one of the way to really relax her mind and become one with nature. However, Rin was soon interrupted by Nadeshiko, a young girl who found herself lost amidst the confusing wilderness. Forced to stay at Rin’s campsite, the two soon realized their mutual interest for camping, ending the night by eating ramen by the campfire and chatting about trivial matters.

Most Relaxing Anime:

Yuru Camp is not just an anime about ‘cute girls doing cute things’. In fact, it’s also an anime detailing everything you need to know about outdoor camping. From collecting dry woods, lighting a campfire, to setting up tents, Yuru Camp makes for a perfect time sink after a stressful day at work. Also, watching these girls gather around a fire to sip hot drinks with one another is quite a strange yet satisfying experience.




4. Barakamon

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Season: Summer 2014
  • Source: Manga
  • Studio: Kinema Citrus
  • Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life

Anime Synopsis:

When award-winning calligrapher Seishuu Handa’s work was labeled ‘unoriginal’ by veterans, his narcissistic nature caused him to severely looses his cool. Consequently, he was exiled by his father to Goto Island. Now, far from his once comfortable life in Tokyo, Seishuu must take this chance to hone his craft and find new inspirations. However, that is only if he could prevent his eccentric neighbors from barging into his home and disrupting his work.

Most Relaxing Anime:

Watching Barakamon is like enjoying a sunny days out with family and friends. It’s fun, relaxing, and allows you to immerses yourself in the anime without a single care in the world. Barakamon features quick wit humors, resolvable problems, and proper closure with every single episode. Ultimately, it’s a must-watch relaxing anime for those seeking heartwarming and wholesome moments.




3. Kirino Mosaic

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Season: Summer 2013
  • Source: Manga
  • Studio: Studio Gokumi
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, School, Seinen

Anime Synopsis:

When Oomiya Shinobu traveled to England, she was able close friend with an English girl named Alice. However, their friendships abruptly ended when Shinobu had to return to Japan. Five years later, Alice herself decided to travel to Japan. Along with Shinobu’s three other friends, Aya Komichi, Karen Kujou, and Youko Inokuma, the two were able tor reunite once more. Together, the five girls leisurely go through their day to day life enjoying their fun and exciting school life.

Most Relaxing Anime:

Kiniro Mosaic features a group of adorable girls who enjoy silly activities with one another. Strangely enough, this show has the ability to simply blow all your fears and troubles away. This is especially true when talking about Kiniro Mosaic’s sparkling and moe artstyle. So if you are looking for a heartwarming and relaxing anime, you seriously cannot go wrong with Kiniro Mosaic.




2. Yuru Yuri

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Season: Summer 2011
  • Source: Manga
  • Studio: Doga Kobo
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, School, Shoujo Ai

Anime Synopsis:

After finishing grade school without her childhood friends, Akaza Akari was able to reunite with two of her childhood friends: Kyouko Toshinou and Yui Funami. To her surprises, the two founded the “Amusement Club” during their first year, and consequently, Akari was forced to join. Shortly after, Akari’s classmate, Chinatsu Yoshikawa, seeks to joins the girls under the false impression that they were the Tea Club. Now, the four girls leisurely spend their afternoon in ‘silly’ activities with only one purpose – to provide amusement for all club members.

Most Relaxing Anime:

Yuru Yuri is an adorable and chaotic anime where all hell break loose, and each of its four characters possess quite a unique characteristic. Combine that with superb voice acting and amazing art, we then have a silly yet satisfying and relaxing experience. In fact, there is nothing quite more relaxing than witnessing some of the cutest anime comedic skits to ever be invented.




1. Non Non Biyori

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Season: Fall 2013
  • Source: Manga
  • Studio: Silver Link.
  • Genres: Comedy, School, Seinen, Slice of Life

Anime Synopsis:

For many, Asahigaoka is a seemingly boring village located in a mundane countryside landscape. Despite its poor first impression, the village is home to five young and cheerful students. Renge Miyauchi, a first garder, is the most energetic of them all. Up next are the Koshigaya siblings, consisting of eight grader, Komari and her sister, seventh grader Natsumi. Then comes Hotaru Ichijou, a transfer student from Tokyo who seems mature for her age. Together, these five goes through a fulfilling daily lives full of laughter and silliness.

Most Relaxing Anime:

From the plot, art, soundtrack, to voice acting, Non Non Biyori is the ultimate anime definition of peacefulness. Featuring adorable girls doing cute things, this is your go-to show when it comes to relaxing anime. Whether you had a long day at work, or simply needed a break from whatever you are doing, then Non Non Biyori will instantly blow all your worries away.




Conclusion:

Sometimes, we all have the sudden urge to unwind from our stressful lives. Evidently, there is no better way than trying out the 10 relaxing anime listed above. In fact, these anime all contain something unique, be it be extraordinary voice acting, background music, art styles, or all of the above. Whether you are a fan of ‘cute girls doing cute things’, or simply want to see a group of boys fooling around, there is everything for everyone. Because truth to be told, we all occasionally want to slouch on our sofas, sip some hot coffee, and immerse ourselves in a relaxing anime night.

Keni
An anime enthusiast who writes about things he likes