Anime Recommendations: Calming Shows

I hope everyone is doing well.

A little update: Starting today, I will be staying at home. The university has instructed us to stop going to our practicum sites and to do the work at home. The class will also be done remotely. This was after Justin Trudeau’s announcement, in which he recommended that everyone stay at home.

I’m not sure if I ever wrote this, but I have a number of jobs. Most of them are done from home to begin with, so I’m used to it. Still, I wonder what these next few weeks will look like… O_O


During these uncertain moments, sometimes we just want to escape from reality for a little while and watch something to distract ourselves. I’m not in the mood to watch something twisted because it reminds me of society too much (hahaha) so these are shows that will help calm you down! In my last blog post, I wrote about songs that inspire hope during this challenging time.

Mushi-shi

Mushi-shi is perfect for when you need to unwind. It makes you feel so calm. The opening song, Shiver by Lucy Rose, is in English and it is such a beautiful song. The colours of the show are so calming to look at. Every episode is its own short story with new characters. I highly recommend this anime.

If you like Mushi-shi, you’ll also like Natsume’s Book of Friends (and vice versa).

The Case Files of Jeweler Richard

This is an anime from this season. This show is pretty interesting because you learn about different gemstones. For example, I didn’t know that there was a fascinating stone called the Cat’s Eye until I watched the show.

My Roommate is a Cat

In this anime, Subaru Mikazuki, an introverted writer, changes in small ways. Haru is such an adorable cat. The latter half of the episodes are retold from Haru’s point of view.

I’ve reviewed this anime. You can read it here.

After the Rain

After the Rain has so much beautiful imagery. Akira Tachibana’s eyes are drawn so beautifully and the backgrounds are so pretty. This anime is about loss, innocent love, and new beginnings.

I’ve reviewed this anime. You can read it here.

12 thoughts on “Anime Recommendations: Calming Shows

  1. Right there with you on My Roommate is a Cat and Mushi-shi! Might I also suggest Non Non Biyori, Flying Witch, The Demon Girl Next Door, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Rokuhōdō Yotsuiro Biyori, and Yuru Camp? All are warm, welcoming shows that encourage you to just melt into your chair. . .

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