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anime watchable with a migraine

slow and soothing escapist anime. no explosions, no screaming, no bright or flashing lights, no crazy movement, no high-pitched voices, no straining your eyes reading subtitles, no convoluted plot.
1 1/100 Rice Planting

1/100 Rice Planting

like a refreshing glass of cold milk for my eyes

2 ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.

when bureaucracy is chill as fuck

3 Angel's Egg

Angel's Egg

it has three colours and everything flows

4 Bouningen Weekend

Bouningen Weekend

5 Dear November boy.

Dear November boy.

6 Drops of Life

Drops of Life

7 Emma: A Victorian Romance

Emma: A Victorian Romance

8 Emma: A Victorian Romance - Second Act

Emma: A Victorian Romance - Second Act

the dub is awful, the sub is way more pleasant

9 Fantascope Tylostoma

Fantascope Tylostoma

if you were at any point curious about Yoshitaka Amano's freudian fantasies...

10 Ghost Hound

Ghost Hound

some kids float about the peaceful Japanese countryside. except it is anything but

11 Glassy Ocean

Glassy Ocean

12 Gogo 2-ji, Onshitsu nite

Gogo 2-ji, Onshitsu nite

13 Iblard Jikan

Iblard Jikan

I hope you like landscapes

14 Karma


15 Kobutori


when anime from 1929 makes me happy

16 Koi wa Elevator

Koi wa Elevator

17 EZ3kiel: L'Oeil du Cyclone

EZ3kiel: L'Oeil du Cyclone

lovely low colour saturation

'Land' by the same director is also very sensorily satisfying 

18 Master Keaton

Master Keaton

sometimes, when I have a migraine I 'watch' anime with my eyes closed. Master Keaton is perfectly serviceable for this

19 Master Keaton OVA

Master Keaton OVA

20 Match Uri no Shoujo

Match Uri no Shoujo

21 matryoshka: Monotonous Purgatory

matryoshka: Monotonous Purgatory

22 Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

a laid-back, classic adventure. cool world-building, backgrounds and mechanical design

23 Mushishi


how can something so sad and creepy be so calming

24 Night on the Galactic Railroad

Night on the Galactic Railroad

25 Pet Shop of Horrors

Pet Shop of Horrors

26 Pui Pui Molcar

Pui Pui Molcar

27 Rain Town

Rain Town

let the drumming of the rain ease your pain

28 Shanshui Qing

Shanshui Qing

29 Snow White with the Red Hair

Snow White with the Red Hair

bask in the warm glow of positivity, kindness and so much piping

30 Spirits from the Night

Spirits from the Night

creepiness with mixed mediums, yey!

31 Sugar, With a Story

Sugar, With a Story

32 Sunset Flower Blooming

Sunset Flower Blooming

33 The Diary of Tortov Roddle

The Diary of Tortov Roddle

soft shapes

34 The House of Small Cubes

The House of Small Cubes

when I want to feel transported

35 The Secret World of Arrietty

The Secret World of Arrietty

remember kids, if your parents are away working, so you can eat, they should be blamed - ugh, I hate this trope. on a more positive note, everyone dies eventually and there's nothing to be done about it

36 Traveling Daru

Traveling Daru

37 Usaband


all the Usa animations are nicely chill


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DeepEvasion May 12, 2021

I don't know about the animes yet, but I love the description&purpose of this list. Thanks <3

Celeriac Apr 26, 2018

I strongly recommend you check out Haibane Renmei! That one is so nice and placid.