Looking for recs for drama/slice of life/psychological/etc anime (just no shonen or moeblob stuff) that are short (less than 3 seasons) and that have a happy and satisfying conclusion. I've gotten into anime recently and I notice this trend where the endings seem to be melancholy like its a sin to make the main characters happy at the end. Please drop some recs that buck this trend.
>>627962Maybe you're just watching anime that tend to have those types of endings (Especially true if you've been watching Hosoda/Shinkai films). Consider watching something from genres you don't usually watch and see if you like them. I'd also say check the director, but if you're new to anime, I guess you wouldn't really know the way some of the big ones tend to direct their stuff.Anyway, here are some of my favorites:Tokyo GodfathersThe Cat ReturnsMahoujin Guru Guru (2017)Robotics;NotesHappy Birthday: Inochi Kagayaku TokiSakura QuestAlso, what's wrong with cute girl shows?
>>627969Thanks for the recs anon I'll check them out.>Also, what's wrong with cute girl shows?It takes away from my suspension of disbelief when girls act the way they do in 'moe' style shows. I like when the characters have strong personalities (I don't mean 'strong' as in confident, just 'strong' as in defining traits). I think monogatari did this well; even though its a harem anime most (all?) of the girls had very different personalities and weren't just 'furniture'
>>627962Assuming you mean 3 cours (1 cour is 13 or less eps): Zegapain, Gundam X, Raideen The Superior, Daikengo, Comet Lucifer, Samurai Flamenco, Gundam Build Divers, Overman King Gainer, Sacred Seven- Wait a second>psychologicalOh.... Well, Zegapain and Samurai Flamenco kind of fit the bill->slice of lifeOh....
>>628151Thanks for the recs. I didn't mean all three genres at once, just shows with some of those elements. I was being to narrow in my request. I guess what I was getting at is I like shows with character development and interpersonal relationships.
>>628155You might like Raideen The Superior, its basically Sailor Moon for boys. Just expect stretched out melodrama in the last third.
>>627962grimoire of zero. fantasy anime NOT ISEKAI with very strong character development and interpersonal relationships. 13 eps with a satisfying conclusion.