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Wholesome Animes
Image via Facebook / Violet Evergarden
Wholesome Animes
Image via Facebook / Violet Evergarden

Sometimes, we need a break from all the gore and fast-paced action to watch something comforting and wholesome, with the promise of a happy ending. If you’re looking for something cute, with a slice-of-life feel, then these short anime shows will definitely make you smile.

1. The Ancient Magus’ Bride


Image via FUNimation/Crunchyroll

The Ancient Magus’ Bride tells the story of Hatori Chise, an orphan girl who is auctioned off to a mysterious bidder, who takes her up as an apprentice. But Chise doesn’t just learn how to cast spells- instead, she finds love, healing, and hope in the unlikeliest places. If you love fantasy, slow-burn romance, and Studio Ghibli vibes, then this anime is for you.

2. Violet Evergarden


Image via Netflix

Violet Evergarden is an achingly beautiful anime that follows the titular protagonist, a former soldier who now works as an Auto Memory Doll: a sort of ghost-writer who writes letters on behalf of others. Haunted by war memories, Violet struggles to reconnect with society, and by giving voice and words to the emotions of others, she learns to understand herself. It’s tear-jerking, cathartic, and brilliantly poetic.

3. Kaguya-sama: Love is War


Image via A1 Pictures

A very light-hearted romantic comedy, this anime revolves around two proud and ambitious students, Kaguya and Miyuki. Rather than confess their feelings for each other, they cook up all sorts of schemes to make the other confess first. At just 12 episodes, this is a fun, hilarious, and endearing anime to binge-watch.

4. Tamako Market


Image via Tvtime

Another cutesy slice-of-life anime, Tamako Market has a lovely cast, a mochi-shop, and a talking bird. Much of it follows the lead girl Tamako balancing high school with her mochi-making duties, and going about her everyday life. The anime also has a sequel film Tamako Love Story that focuses more on Tamako’s relationship with Mochizō, a childhood friend and crush.

So, if you’re having a bad day, indulge in some self-care with a warm cup of cocoa and a wholesome anime to lift your spirits.

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