As much fun as it is to watch and experience a sprawling anime epic, there's a case to be made for short and sweet anime shows. Not only are they great for quick bursts of otaku enjoyment, but they also feature stories that you can finish in a couple of watch sessions. We've actually watched and finished a few shows ourselves during our commutes. If you've been meaning to try these kinds of shows yourself or you're in need of a break from that long story arc that you just finished, let us help you out a little with our recommendations of some of the best short anime that you can start bingeing right now. Check it out below and share your thoughts with us in the comments section as well.
One of the shortest OVAs (Original Video Animation) ever made was called She and Her Cat. Just how long was it? It ran for a total of five minutes. Slightly longer than your average song. It was released back in 1999 and was created by Makoto Shinkai. Yeah, the same person responsible for the anime movies Your Name and Weathering With You. Shinkai used his experience of living in an apartment surrounded by electrical wires in order to portray the “vague loneliness of living”, “slight pain”, and “modest warmth”. That's a lot of themes to tackle in a span of five minutes.
|1||Devilman: Crybaby||TV Shows||16||Paid|
|3||Aggressive Retsuko (Aggretsuko)||TV Shows||5||Paid|
|4||Tonari no Seki-kun (The Master of Killing Time)||TV Shows||4||Paid|
|6||Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to The Animation (The Comic Artist and His Assistants)||TV Shows||2||Paid|
|7||Asobi Asobase||TV Shows||0||Free|
|8||Poputepipikku (Pop Team Epic)||TV Shows||-1||Paid|
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