Iyashikei (癒し系) is Japanese for "healing", a term used for anime and manga created with the specific purpose of having a healing or soothing effect on the audience. Works of this kind often involve alternative realities with little to no conflict, emphasizing nature and the little delights in life. Iyashikei series move at a slow, calming pace, forgoing tension whether it be in narrative or comedic form. Iyashikei is ultimately a genre of safety, one that encourages exploration but always within safe bounds.
The main goal of Iyashikei is to heal the audience. Iyashikei series are intended to create an emotional reaction that brings catharsis, lowering raised moods while simultaneously presenting a beautiful experience to observe.