Slice of Life Breakdown: K-On! and Tamako Market

Slice of life is one of those slippery genres that can change depending on the situations they incorporate. For many though, slice of life is best defined as the depiction of everyday occurrences in a character’s life onscreen. In slice of life, even the most mundane event can be made interesting. Take the coffee-ordering scene in Nichijou, or swimming class in Toradora! as examples. In order to figure out how slice of life works, I’ll be looking at how K-On! and Tamako Market use slice of life and whether or not it’s effective. Without further ado, let’s isolate some variables!

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