Talk:Slice of life

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reword top[edit]

Top of Slice of life article says "For anime usage, see Slice of life story", but "Slice of life story" article has lots of NON-anime (Seinfeld, Of Mice and Men, James Joyce's Dubliners, etc). Change that "anime" to "fictional works"? --EarthFurst (talk) 21:45, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

I propose that Slice of life story be merged into Slice of life. I think that the content in the "Slice of life story" article can easily be explained in the context of "Slice of life" as it's just a more focused section of that topic, and the "Slice of life" article is of a reasonable size in which the merging of "Slice of life story" will not cause any problems as far as article size or undue weight is concerned. In fact, I think it will help the "Slice of life" article become a better article and will help expand it into a more standard size. Please offer your Support or Oppose opinion below, and be sure to include your reasoning for your opinion as this is a discussion, not a vote. Thank you for your participation. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WikiProject Japan! 23:25, 25 December 2010 (UTC)


  • Support as nom. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WikiProject Japan! 23:25, 25 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose I feel that there is a significant difference between the cinematic and theatrical meaning of Slice of life and the format of a slice of life story. They are really two different things and there are more than enough sources out there to improve both of them to fairly hgih-quality articles. SilverserenC 01:28, 26 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Not merge for several reasons. A comparison reveals that, apart from the mention of the French phrase, the two pages are totally different. "Slice of life" has fully referenced research with correct categories. "Slice of life story", as noted, has numerous issues, a request for attention by an expert, no explanation of the anime usage, an original research tag from years ago and many citation notices. The discussion page notes more than a few contradictions, with several remarks indicating subjective interpretations or errors. As I previously noted, there's a reason that Beat Generation and beatnik have separate pages even though the two topics have an obvious intrinsic connection; if merged, the distinctions would be instantly blurred. What makes "beatnik" stand apart would then become allied with "Beat Generation" in such a way as to generate confusion. Such an alliance was the original problem with the "beatnik" page before it was given extensive revisions. I believe a similar confusion could result here from a merger. Any suggestion for a simple "clean-up" after such a merger will be inadequate, as the original problems of "slice of life story" will not go away. They might even increase. Pepso2 (talk) 16:56, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Support There is a lot of overlap, at the very least. I think one is just the sub-category of the other. --Havermayer (talk) 06:03, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Articles merged[edit]

I have decided to go ahead with the merger, discarding all unreferenced material except the claim of seasonality in anime slice-of-life. I have added a reference for the literary use of the term as a narrative technique. --IsaacAA (talk) 14:33, 8 July 2011 (UTC)