Sora no Woto
While SnW undoubtedly falls under the SoL tag, I'm not sure I'd recommend it to someone who's just looking to watch an SoL. Most of the times that means they're looking for a certain sort of comfy, and I feel that it's better not to go into it expecting anything specfic. Either way it's one of my all time favorites so I can't really
disagree. Thumbs up on the other two recs as well.
Does NieA under 7
count as SoL?Nichijou
is liked by a lot of people (it ends up too repetitive to my mind);Uchouten Kazoku
(The Eccentric Family
) is a recent favourite of mine;Girls und Panzer
- there's nothing quite like it...
I'd say NieA counts in the technical sense as it really does portray a slice of Mayuko's life, but if I wasn't sure I'd recommend SnW to someone just looking to watch an SoL, that goes doubly for NieA. It's just way too somber for that.
The rest aren't SoLs, though. Nichijou isn't one unless your life consists of riding goats to school and wrestling deer
. It's a surreal comedy that just happens to be in a high school setting. Uchouten is a drama, and GuP is a sports show (sooort of).
Now, to mention a couple that haven't been listed:
On the drama front - can't go wrong with Honey and Clover. It's a wonderful sweet (but sometimes sad) tale of growing up. Similar warning to SnW and Niea - it's not always fluffy.
On the comedy front - Minami-ke. Just finished marathoning all the seasons myself, and it's one of the funniest SoLs I've seen.
On the just plain comfy front - can't go wrong with Hidamari Sketch. Quite possibly the pinnacle of SoL, as far as I'm concerned (although I'll admit that I shamefully haven't watched Aria yet, which might be a contender). If you just want to kick back and relax, this is the one for you.
Other very notable mentions:
Non Non Biyori
I like food.
"May those who accept their fate be granted happiness. May those who defy their fate be granted glory."-Edel, Princess Tutu