It's a real Sophie's Choice to me, but if you ask me which I like better I think it's still Azumanga even after all these years.
You know, some people have nerdy dreams occasionally. Like my brother who some times dreams he's playing drums with Dream Theater, or my wife some times dreams she's in the Enterprise. People tell me they have those, I never had that kind of dreams, and I was always envious. Until I had one, and my first one was about Azumanga. That's how I know it's still my favorite of all time.
Yotsuba is probably my favorite current manga, but I sure haven't had a dream about it.>When it first started, people on this board tended to regard it as a pale predecessor to Azumanga Daioh
Successor, you mean.
I don't really remember that, but I may not have been here back when Yotsuba started. In fact I waited for a long-ass time before I started reading it, because somehow I knew there was a 99% chance that I would like it too much and I needed to prepare myself for another favorite thing. When I started reading it a couple of volumes were already out, probably.
SoL is my favorite genre now and it's all thanks to Azumanga, so that impact it undeniable for me.>>3117>there are lots of series that qualify as "slice of life" which are also just garbage
Sturgeon's law dictates that this is true.
And yet, I have a hard time thinking of many SoL manga and anime that I really hated…
I don't think I even hated Lucky Star. May be because you and I are approaching it differently: you may be measuring SoL series against Azumanga, which is a high bar. I approach each series with a mind as blanc as I can and try not to compare it to anything.