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In our daily life, we often get busy, and there’s no time to watch a long anime series. Even when there are a few hours to spare, you want to complete it in time. Because you might watch a suspense thriller series and you don’t want to stop the pace. Well, there is plenty of amazing short anime out there.
The short anime series contains a strong plot, functional characterization, and you don’t have to wait weeks to watch the next episode since most of them end in 13 episodes or less. The anime series need not have many chapters to be epic. So, here are the best short anime series you must watch.
Best Short Anime!
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 sets in Tokyo where if the earthquake of 7 or higher than it strikes, it might turn into an apocalypse. Mirai goes to Odaiba Island with her brother Yutaka for a robot exhibition.
Suddenly, a powerful tremor causes the ocean trench, the skies turn blue to black, and it instantly changes the landscape of Tokyo. Now they all are stuck on the Island, and finding a way to escape is not so easy.
However, a woman who works as a delivery girl meets Mirai and decides to help them reach their parents. But can it be possible with all the ruckus?
Being an anime with only 11 episodes, it sure left us many memories before it came to an end. While the plot indicates an adventurous scenario, it turns utterly emotional in the end.
With many ups and downs in their journey, they become like a family who cares for each other. It sure refers to humanity, at least that’s what it wants to convey to us. So, if you’re here looking for a good short anime to watch, then this one is for you. After all, it is one of the best short anime out there.
It might not have a unique plot, but it is unique. It is a series based on time travel. There are several shows and movies on time travel, but Erased stands apart from those.
The story starts with a 29-year-old manga artist who experiences a strange phenomenon called ‘Revival.’ This revival makes him travel into the past to prevent the tragedies. And one day, he gets falsely accused of murder, and the phenomenon occurs to him, but this time he travels 18 yrs back to the past.
With the mind of a 29 yr old adult and the body of a child, he needs to find out what he must change to revoke this accusation and get back in the present. It is a fantastic thriller, and I would recommend it because you might not want to miss one of the best short anime ever.
The name itself conveys the beauty of this anime. It is an emotional roller coaster and makes you cry at many scenes. It is slow-paced at first, but after a few episodes, you will fall in love with the main character, and sooner you will find yourself in tears. It is one of the Best Short Anime, which can make anyone emotional.
As for the story, it starts with a girl named Violet Evergarden, who is an ex-soldier, and after the war, her life’s purpose now is that she needs to know what her major’s last words ‘ I Love You‘ meant.
When it comes to plot and animation, it is a masterpiece. Make yourself comfortable in a pool of tears while watching it. It is my favorite short anime from the list!
Charlotte has a heartwarming story. It is a mixture of happiness, sadness, and Funny. What more do we want from a 13-episode anime? The plot is perfect, and it makes sense at the ending episodes. It is well-deserved to be one of the best short anime.
As for the plot, Yuu Otosaka, a high school student, discovers he can possess any person for a few seconds. And soon, his powers get exposed to other people who also have abilities, and soon Yuu gets a responsibility by which can be accomplished by only him. Can he achieve it by overcoming obstacles? Charlotte is a fantastic anime to watch, don’t miss it.
Angel Beats has a unique plot and exciting characters. It starts slowly at the beginning, and after a few episodes, it gets right into your heart. The backstories of the characters remind of Violet Evergarden. It is more like an emotional roller coaster with a heartbreaking ending.
The story follows Otonashi, a boy with amnesia who wakes up in the afterlife. He meets Yuri Nakamura, who invites him to join in Afterlife Battlefront to fight against God. As the story moves forward, it gets exciting and emotional.
While the anime does have a few weaknesses in the plot structure and characterization, you’ll be too busy laughing and crying to recognize them. It is a great anime to watch and one of the best short anime ever.
No Game No Life
No Game No Life is yet another anime about games. But it is different from the rest of them in the right way. The story never loses the pace of the whole series. Life is like a game, and if you play your cards right, then you’ll win. Perhaps it might be a philosophy, but this is how No Game No Life is.
As for the plot, Sora and Shiro are two siblings who are popular in the online gaming world as Blank, an undefeated group. One day they are summoned by a boy named ‘ God’ to an alternate universe.
There God has prohibited war and declared that games should decide everything. And humanity has been driven back into a city. Can both Sora and Shiro become the saviors of humanity? Well, I guess you’ll find out once you watch it. It is undoubtedly one of the best short anime series.
Daily Lives of High School Boys
In our list of short anime, we’ve thrillers, love stories but a little change of pace here. Daily Lives of High School Boys proffers you a great taste of school life humor and reminds you of the school days.
Admittedly, it can top the list in short comedy anime shows but for now, let’s just include it as one of the best short anime series out there. With only 12 episodes, it’ll make you laugh a million times and can definitely make your watch worthwhile.
The story of Daily Lives of High School Boys revolves around three classmates Hidenori, Yoshitake, and Tadakuni. Their lives are filled with fun days and though they imagine their dream lives, in reality, they just try to pass time. You’ll witness how daily life events take place in the trio, and they’ll tell you how one’s life can become interesting.
Horror is a genre that can be found rare in anime. Another is pure horror fiction and thriller. You might find a few scenes where you can guess what happens next. But that’s what made “Another” an exceptionally great one. To be more precise, it is thrilling to ride for those who like dark anime.
The story concerns a young student Sakakibara Kouichi who moves to a rural town and transfers into the local school. He finds himself drawn to a girl named Misaki, who wears an eyepatch and who seems extremely strange.
Kouichi soon finds himself in a whirlwind of terror. I don’t think revealing much more plot than this makes you happy. It’s best to watch knowing the plot as little as possible. It is definitely worth watching and one of the best short anime.
Terror in Resonance
Most people find it as a slow-paced anime. However, it starts a bit slow in the beginning. But after a few episodes, it is worth the wait. This show is well written and contains an intense plot.
It makes the viewers, allowing them to get their conclusion about the characters, morals, and actions. And more than this, the ending leaves the viewers with satisfaction rather than them feeling like there was more to be done. After all, it is one of the best short anime.
As for the plot, Tokyo hits by a terrorist attack where the only evidence of the culprits is the video uploaded to the internet by the terrorist masterminds known as “Sphinx“- are two teenage boys named Nine and Twelve who decides to wake up the world with their terror. Then how would the government deal with this situation?. Well, if you’re looking for a suspenseful show, this is made for you.
Just imagine, somewhere there exists a bar. When you go there, you have to play a game like darts, bowling, cards, etc. If you win, you get to leave, and if you lose, you die. Damn! That’s an extraordinary concept.
Death Parade grabs your attention right from the start, and it plays with your mind and makes you question every decision made by the characters.
After death, humans go to either heaven or hell. But for some reason, at the instant of death, they arrive at the Quindecim, a bar attended by the mysterious Decim.
Quindecim serves as a holding place for souls, and Decim decides the souls either to reincarnate or to send them to the void by making them play a game. It is one of the best short anime. Never miss it.
“I’m just a guy who’s a hero for fun” seem familiar?. These words are by none other than the legendary Saitama. Instead of describing it in terms of epic and beautiful, I would alternatively call it one of the funniest and entertaining anime. It has a hilarious storyline, and the animation quality is incredible. The main character Saitama is unbelievably comic.
The story starts with the Saitama, a hero who can kill any enemy with just a single punch, and that makes him frustrated. You might be wondering what’s so important about that? Well, everyone wants a good fight.
If Saitama meets a worthy opponent, doesn’t it make this series epic? The plot is fantastic, and the fun never ends in the whole series. If you want to watch an anime that gets you out of your boredom, then definitely this is the one you’re looking for, and it is one of the best short anime out there.
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