This is a general list of "must-watch" anime oriented for those who are new to the medium. Each title that is added to this list should have at least a small description on its own page. The following shows are popular and critically acclaimed, though some may not align with your own personal taste.
Editor's Note: Please keep each genre limited to 12 recommendations each. Any more than that has a tendency to be overwhelming to people new to anime.
Slice of Life
Honorable Mention/Anime That Didn't Fit in Other Genre