I just finished rereading Battle Angel Alita
. It's full of gory fights, crazy characters and lots of yummy post-apocalyptic scenery. Every now and then there are also some very tender moments or calm passages where life isn't just about fighting to survive or save what's dear to you.
In one of the volumes Alita shows up in a village with stilt houses
where small watercrafts are headed out to sea. There was something about how that place looked and felt that immediately made me want to visit the bright side of a post-apocalyptic world.
What if Water World was a heartfelt Studio Ghibli movie? What if The Flying Doctors flew about a sunken Sidney?
I'm thinking slice of life, I'm thinking Archipelago II. What about you? Maybe you've already done a positive post-apocalypse?