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It really depends. There are a lot of shows that are similar, but nothing that really 100% scratches the same itch.My friend and I just finished watching Yuru Camp.
Does anyone have suggestions for something similarly cozy we can watch next?
I don't want to come across as dismissive of your view, but I didn't really get that vibe from them personally. Well, I'm admittingly concerned about Sweetness eventually Bunny Dropping (I'm only about halfway through the manga), but that's because Bunny Drop has ruined attempts to have that kind of story, but I also don't get THAT vibe, and instead it seems that he and her mom are who are going to get together, honestly. And with Interviews, they have that bit but it's part of her story arc and she is explicitly shot down. I actually kind of liked how it was handled, and in fact actually really liked how the series handled her, the vampire, and the succubus' "romances".I thought about that. I liked Sweetness & Lightning a lot and it does not have the same issues, but it definitely has different issues. Where as Bunny Drop's issues can be completely divorced from the anime so long as you ignore supplementary/source material, Sweetness & Lightning certainly has problems where the teenage girl definitely wants to hook up with her adult male teacher and it's a different kind of problematic re: grooming fantasies. It's the same thing that kills shows like "Interviews With Monster Girls" - which has similar issues, but takes sexualizing its cast of underage girls to more intense levels over Sweetness & Lightning's. Sweetness & Lightning, if you can largely compartmentalize the main female character's blushing horny face, it's a v.cute show.
Ah, I'm seeing where I made a mistake.
Friend is androphobic. Men in general make things uncozy for her. It sounds like Flying Witch and Asteroid in Love should be good choices, though!
Yasha-Hime is still amazing and oodles of fun. But my one big complaint is that the English subs so far have been pretty bad. Mostly because in the realm of Japanese folklore etymology, they're doing an awful job of translating/explaining mythological terms like "bakeneko" or "youkai" or whatnot. Which is doubly perplexing when the original Inuyasha generally did an ok job of it, and whoever is translating Yasha-Hime could/should just follow that show's naming conventions.
I went ahead and watched all seven episodes of it (thinking there would be more, thankfully I was wrong in that assumption) and WOW this was spot-on even without watching it. Every episode is just "humans are the real monsters" and while I can't necessarily say each episode is worse than the last about it (episode 3 in particular is just disgusting on so many levels), it does its best to try. And the final episode just goes right ahead and says it explicitly, out loud, nearly verbatim.Sooooooo, about that Netflix Dragon's Dogma anime. I decided to give it a chance, convinced it would be mediocre, but entertaining enough to kill a few hours.
It's actually aggravatingly, aggressively bad. I made it to the end of episode 2 before a particular bit of zero-irony, "both sides are just as bad" moralizing made me quit in disgust. I could have endured the incredibly stilted body language of the characters and the awkward dialogue that could maybe fit in an actual videogame* but has no business being in a TV show, but the whole thing has a slimy veneer of "humans are the real monsters" misanthropy that I'm really not in the mood for right now.
*Dragon's Dogma the videogame probably has better written dialogue than this