In our day to day existence, we regularly get going, and there’s no an ideal opportunity to watch a long anime series. In any event, when there are a couple of hours to save, you need to finish it on schedule. Since you may watch a tension spine chiller series and you would rather not stop the speed. All things considered, there is a lot of astonishing short anime out there.
The short anime series contains a solid plot, practical portrayal, and you don’t need to stand by weeks to watch the following episode since the vast majority of them end in 13 episodes or less. The anime series need not have numerous parts to be epic. In this way, here are the best short anime series you should watch.
15. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
Aired: Oct 4, 2018 to Dec 27, 2018
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Supernatural
Puberty Syndrome, a rare and inexplicable condition, is thought to be a myth. It is a rare disease that only affects teenagers, and its symptoms are so supernatural that few recognise it as a genuine occurrence. However, Sakuta Azusagawa, a high school student, knows from personal experience that it is very real and is quite common in his school.
Mai Sakurajima is a third-year high school student who rose to fame as a child actress in her youth but recently ended her promising career for reasons unknown to the public. She is well known throughout the school, but no one dares to interact with her—that is, until Sakuta notices her wandering the library in a bunny girl costume. Despite her outfit, no one seems to notice her, and when he confronts her, he realises she is another victim of Puberty Syndrome. As Sakuta tries to assist Mai in her situation, his actions bring him into contact with more girls infected with the enigmatic disease.
14. anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Aired: Apr 15, 2011 to Jun 24, 2011
Genres: Drama, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Jinta Yadomi lives quietly as a recluse, avoiding school and instead spending his days at home playing video games. Meiko “Menma” Honma, his childhood friend, appears one hot summer day and begs him to grant a forgotten wish. He ignores her, which irritates her, but he doesn’t care. After all, Menma died many years ago.
Jinta initially believes he is hallucinating due to the summer heat, but he is later convinced that what he sees is the ghost of Menma. Jinta and his childhood friends grew apart after Menma’s untimely death, but they are brought back together as they try to put Menma’s spirit to rest. Will they be able to find the strength to help not only Menma, but themselves, move on after reliving their pain and guilt?
13. White Album 2
Aired: Oct 6, 2013 to Dec 29, 2013
Genres: Drama, Romance, Slice of Life
Haruki Kitahara, the last remaining member of the defunct light music club, practises his guitar by the window after school in preparation for the school festival. It was the one and only adventure of a good student who had worked hard for two years on his studies.
But when his guitar is accompanied by a flowing piano melody and a voice as clear as a bell… As the semester he had hoped for began, he went from being alone to being two, then three in the light music club.
12. Kokoro Connect
Aired: Jul 8, 2012 to Sep 30, 2012
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Supernatural
When five Yamaboshi Academy students realise there are no clubs where they can fit in, they form the Student Cultural Society, or “StuCS” for short. Taichi Yaegashi, a die-hard wrestling fan; Iori Nagase, an unsure optimist; Himeko Inaba, a cool computer genius; Yui Kiriyama, a petite karate practitioner; and Yoshifumi Aoki, the class clown, make up the club.
Aoki and Yui have a strange incident one day when, without warning, they switch bodies for a short period of time. As this supernatural occurrence continues to occur at random among the five friends, they realise it is more than just a game. They soon discover each other’s hidden secrets and emotional scars, which could end up tearing the StuCS and their friendship apart.
Aired: Jul 13, 2017 to Sep 28, 2017
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Keita Amano is a typical high school gamer going through the motions of a typical student’s life. However, one day he has an unexpected encounter with the cutest girl in school, which makes him want to vanish without a trace!
Karen Tendou is an exemplary student who has been dubbed “the school’s idol.” She discovers that Amano is a gamer, and this newfound knowledge fuels her desire to recruit him into the game club. When Amano visits the club, he is made painfully aware of a side of gaming that is vastly different from the one he adores.
Tendou’s interest in Amano begins to shake up what was once a routine life, infusing it with spontaneity, awkwardness, and a dash of mayhem. As a result, every day is a comical battle for Amano’s sanity as he attempts to adapt to these wild, unexpected changes.
10. Inari Kon Kon
Aired: Jan 16, 2014 to Mar 20, 2014
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Inari Fushimi, a frazzled-haired middle schooler, is anything but average; she’s painfully shy and horribly clumsy, but she’s undeniably kind. Running through her hometown’s winding streets, she takes a shortcut through the local shrine and comes across a small fox pup in a river. She continues on after rescuing him, but her life takes a dramatic turn from this point forward.
The shrine goddess Uka-no-Mitama-no-Kami, “Uka-sama,” thanks Inari for saving the puppy and bestows a portion of her power on her. Inari can now transform into anyone by shouting the magical phrase “Inari, konkon.” Could this power also give her the courage to tell her crush, Kouji Tanbabashi, about her feelings? Inari forms a genuine friendship with Uka-sama, encounters more of the supernatural world, and learns that true love knows no bounds with her new heavenly ability and the fox spirit Kon.
Aired: Jan 10, 2021 to Apr 4, 2021
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
On the surface, the idea of Kyouko Hori and Izumi Miyamura getting along would appear to be the furthest thing from people’s minds. After all, Hori possesses the ideal combination of beauty and intelligence, whereas Miyamura appears meek and distant to his classmates. However, a fateful encounter between the two reveals both of their hidden selves. Hori is popular at school, but due to housework, she has little time to socialise with her friends. Miyamura, on the other hand, lives under the noses of his peers, his body covered in secret tattoos and piercings that make him appear to be a gentle delinquent.
Despite having opposing personalities, the two quickly become friends and frequently spend time together in Hori’s home. As they both emerge from their shells, they share a side of themselves that is hidden from the outside world.
8. Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?
Aired: Jul 3, 2019 to Sep 18, 2019
Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life, Sports, Ecchi
Hibiki Sakura, a gluttonous high schooler, is confronted about her ever-expanding waistline by her best friend, Ayaka Uehara, during a regular after-school grub crawl. Hibiki decides to join the newly opened Silverman Gym after her attempts at solitary exercise fail miserably. Hibiki meets student council president and school idol Akemi Souryuuin at her orientation.
However, Hibiki soon discovers that she is in for a lot more than she bargained for. Not only is Silverman Gym teeming with world-class bodybuilders and athletes, but Akemi turns out to be a total muscle fetishist! Hibiki begins to leave, disgusted by the scene unfolding before her eyes, only to be stopped by trainer Naruzou Machio. Hibiki joins a gym after becoming completely enamoured with her newfound Prince Charming. Hibiki now has to adjust to her new lifestyle as a result of her spur-of-the-moment decision.
7. If it’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord
Aired: Jul 4, 2019 to Sep 19, 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Slice of Life
Dale Reki, eighteen, is a skilled, kind, and respected traveller who is regarded as one of Kreuz’s leading adventurers. He meets a sweet devil girl named Latina one day while on the hunt for magical beasts. She is alone, dressed in rags, and carries the devil’s criminal symbol: a broken horn. Dale, concerned for Latina’s well-being, decides to ensure her safety by bringing her to his home, which eventually leads to him adopting her.
Latina is sweet, innocent, and compassionate, and she surpasses Dale’s expectations. He begins to enjoy the life of a parent, going through the ups and downs of raising a child and coping with the heartbreak he feels whenever his busy lifestyle as an adventurer separates him from her.
Although Dale’s work and life as a new parent become reassuring constants, the girl’s mysteries remain. Why was Latina alone in the forest, and why is she carrying a criminal’s symbol? At the same time, as she adjusts to her new life with Dale, Latina begins to learn about the world and herself.
6. I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying
Aired: Oct 3, 2014 to Dec 26, 2014
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Though they couldn’t be more dissimilar, love has blossomed between Hajime Tsunashi, a hardcore otaku who isolates himself at home while making a living off his blog, and his wife Kaoru—a hardworking office lady who, in contrast, is fairly ordinary, albeit a crazy drunk. As this unlikely couple discovers, love is much more than a first kiss or a wedding; the years that follow in the journey of marriage bring both joys and challenges.
Whether it’s because of their eccentric personalities or the strange people around them, Hajime and Kaoru get caught up in a variety of perplexing and ridiculous antics. Despite their difficulties, the love that binds them together motivates them to move forward and strive to be better people in order to bring their partner happiness.
5. Grand Blue
Aired: Jul 14, 2018 to Sep 29, 2018
Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life
Iori Kitahara relocates to the coastal town of Izu for his first year of university, living above Grand Blue, his uncle’s scuba diving shop. Iori has high hopes and dreams of having the perfect college experience, but when he enters the shop, he is sucked into the alcoholic activities of the carefree Diving Club members who frequent the place. Iori reluctantly joins their bizarre party after being persuaded by upperclassmen Shinji Tokita and Ryuujirou Kotobuki. Chisa Kotegawa, his cousin, later walks in and catches him in the act, earning Iori’s scorn.
Grand Blue, based on the popular comedy manga by Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka, follows Iori’s misadventures with his eccentric new friends as he strives to realise his ideal college dream while also learning to scuba dive.
4. No Game No Life
Aired: Apr 9, 2014 to Jun 25, 2014
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Supernatural, Ecchi
No Game No Life is a surreal comedy that follows Sora and Shiro, two shut-in NEET siblings and the legendary online gamer duo “Blank.” They see the real world as just another bad game; however, a strange e-mail challenging them to a chess match changes everything—the brother and sister are transported to another world where they meet Tet, the God of Games.
The mysterious god welcomes Sora and Shiro to Disboard, a world where all forms of conflict—from minor squabbles to the fate of entire countries—are settled through high-stakes games rather than war. This system works on the basis of a fundamental rule in which each party must wager something of equal value to the other party’s wager. In this strange land where the very concept of humanity is reduced to child’s play, the indifferent genius gamer duo of Sora and Shiro have finally found a real reason to keep playing games: to unite Disboard’s sixteen races, defeat Tet, and become the gods of this new, gaming-is-everything world.
3. Elfen Lied
Aired: Jul 25, 2004 to Oct 17, 2004
Genres: Action, Drama, Horror, Romance, Supernatural
Lucy is a “Diclonius,” a special breed of human born with a short pair of horns and invisible telekinetic hands, which makes her a victim of the government’s inhumane scientific experimentation. However, when an opportunity to flee presents itself, Lucy, corrupted by confinement and torture, unleashes a torrent of bloodshed as she flees her captors.
During her breakout, she suffers a crippling head injury, leaving her with a split personality: a harmless child with limited speech capacity. In this state of flux, she comes across two college students, Kouta and his cousin Yuka, who unknowingly take in an injured fugitive, unaware of her murderous tendencies. This act of kindness will transform their lives, as they are soon drawn into the shadowy world of government secrecy and conspiracy.
2. Angel Beats!
Aired: Apr 3, 2010 to Jun 26, 2010
Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Supernatural
Otonashi awakens to discover he is no longer alive. Otonashi realises the only thing he remembers about himself is his name after a rifle-toting girl named Yuri explains that they are in the afterlife. Yuri informs him that she is the leader of the Shinda Sekai Sensen (Afterlife Battlefront) and is at war with a girl named Tenshi. Unbelieving Yuri’s claims that Tenshi is evil, Otonashi attempts to speak with her, but the encounter does not go as planned.
Otonashi decides to join the SSS and fight Tenshi, but he is strangely drawn to her. He gradually unravels the mysteries of the afterlife while attempting to regain his memories and understand Tenshi.
Aired: Jul 5, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015
While Yuu Otosaka appears to be just another charming and intelligent adolescent, he has a secret—he has the ability to enter people’s minds and fully control their bodies for five seconds at a time. Yuu has used this skill for years to achieve the highest grades, allowing him to attend a prestigious high school.
When the mysterious Nao Tomori discovers Yuu using his power, she coerces him and his sister Ayumi into attending Hoshinoumi Academy, a school for students with supernatural abilities. The school’s student council, led by Nao, is tasked with tracking down adolescents who abuse their powers in secret. Yuu is forced to join the student council, and together they face formidable challenges that bring him closer to the shocking realisation that his own, seemingly insufficient ability may be more powerful than he ever imagined.
Charlotte, an original storey by Jun Maeda, creator of Angel Beats and Clannad, delves into the supernatural lives of these teenagers and the price they must pay for being unique.
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