Top 5 Best Slice of Life Romance Anime – Ranked (2023)

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Everyone loves a good slice of life romance, for many, it is their favorite genre. So taking that into consideration, many might be wondering which are some of the best romance anime to watch this year. Don’t worry viewer because we have you covered, here is our list of the Top 5 best slice of life anime in 2023, Hajime!

1. Horimiya: The Missing Pieces

Hori gang in a photo
Image Courtesy: Cloverwoks
  • Japanese name – Horimiya: Piece
  • Studio – Cloverworks
  • Season – Summer 2023

A sleeper hit of 2021, Horimiya is now heralded as one of the few perfect slice of anime out there in the industry. Thus so, fans are extremely happy for it to be making its triumphant return after 2 years. “Horimiya: Piece” is not a proper season 2 but it is instead in the same vein as “Ousama Ranking: Treasure Chest of Courage” where they are adapting episodes, for story arcs that were skipped in the previous season due to time constraints. Even so, It’s the Horimiya we all know and love, and we can’t recommend it more.

2. The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses

Mie san being blind and adorable
Image Court: GoHands
  • Japanese name – Suki na Ko ga Megane wo Wasureta
  • Studio – GoHands
  • Season – Summer 2023

A gorgeous surprise of the year, “Suki na Ko ga Megane” is easily one of the most gorgeously animated romcoms this year, with its amazing attention to detail, especially on its character’s hair. But beauty makes not the person, though the anime is still relatively new, the character dynamic between the main character Komura and his love interest Mie is adorable and natural to watch. They truly feel like a natural middle school duo, and though the romance is yet to be center stage, we can guarantee that it will be worth it when it does.

3. My Happy Marriage

Kudou looking at Miyo
Image Courtesy: Kinema Citrus
  • Japanese Name – Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon
  • Studio – Kinema Citrus
  • Season – Summer 2023

A welcome change of pace when it comes to shoujo romance. My happy marriage starts off with some really depressing and heavy imagery but soon transforms into a pretty beautiful love story, that is strong due to its naturally paced progression and realistic character writing. The anime also boasts a very gorgeous color palate and incredibly high detail that will remind you of the likes of “Violet Evergarden“. The anime is still relatively new but the story is sure to take some real wholesome turns.

4. Skip and Loafer

Mitsumi giving a pose
Image Courtesy: P.A. Works
  • Japanese Name – Skip to Loafer
  • Studio – P.A. Works
  • Season – Spring 2023

The 2023 anime to deliver you the “Kokoro Connect” craving that you deserve. Skip and Loafer takes the best parts of Kokoro, Horimiya, and Mob Psycho, and somehow delivers one of the most authentic feeling growing-up anime tales in recent memory. It provides a well-developed cast, an amazingly executed premise, and a feel-good vibe that would make even the most stone-cold of people blush with nostalgia.

5. Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero

The cast of level 1 demon lord
Image Courtesy: SILVER LINK
  • Japanese Name – Lv1 Maou to One Room Yuusha
  • Studio – SILVER LINK
  • Season – Summer 2023

An obligatory action slice of life, This anime is easily the most unique when it comes to the premise on this list. A defeated demon lord resurrects only to find out that his arch nemesis is now a shut-in bum who is addicted to gambling. It does not take too long in the series until hijinx ensues and for some reason between all of this, the show gets ample time to develop a romance that should never work but somehow does. If you want to get your rom-com fix, this anime is the one for you.


2023 has been a busy year for anime when it comes to different genres. But we are happy to say that the quality of slice of life anime has not slowed down at all, with even more to look forward to in Fall and Winter 2023. Please enjoy this list of the Top 5 best slice of life anime that are currently out and ready to be enjoyed.

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