Sometimes life is tough, and all you want to watch is something gentle and soothing, like a cat video in show form. Anime has a whole genre for that—iyashikei, or “healing” shows. This season in particular has a lot of iyashikei, from Laid-Back Camp to How to Keep a Mummy. Winter’s starting to draw to a close, so let’s offer suggestions for folks looking for more gentle content.
- Are you a fan of iyashikei as a genre, or a few specific series?
- Does your interest in the genre depend on how you’re feeling?
- What’s your favorite iyashikei anime?
- What makes an iyashikei series successful to you?