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Promising Short Anime Series That You Will Not Regret Watching

Despite your love for anime, sometimes it’s impossible to binge, and If we consider everyone’s hectic schedules watching those 900 episodes, long series is only a dream. It becomes disheartening, especially on weekends where you want to chill and watch some good quality content but can’t find any, so I am here with a list of spectacular series that are a must-watch.

15. Gakuen Babysitters

School Babysitters

Air Date: January 7, 2018 Status: Finished Studio: Brain’s Base No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12
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School Babysitters | Source: IMDb

I guarantee you will have a baby fever if you watch this anime. It’s beyond adorable. Gakuen babysitters is a wholesome slice of life that will heal your heart. The concept is not exceptional or anything of the sort, but it’s the execution that makes this anime one of the best.

It follows the story of Ryuchi and his baby brother. To live a comfortable life with his brother, Ryuchi works part-time in a daycare. As each episode progresses further, you’ll fall more and more in love with the anime.

14. I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying

I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying

Air Date: October 3, 2014 Status: Finished Studio: Seven No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 26
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I would say this anime was made for normies. They will probably relate more to the series than any weeb or otaku would. It’s a slice of life series featuring a normal office working lady who married an otaku. He frequently uses otaku terms and writes blogs.

I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying Episode 1 OP
I can’t understand what my husband OP

She tries very hard to understand what he’s saying every day, but she cannot comprehend it. Despite their differences, their relationship is filled with cute and romantic advances. The ultimate plus point of this anime is that every episode is a 3-minute run. It’s best to watch whenever you want to see something light and short.

13. Another

Another

Air Date: January 10, 2012 Status: Finished Studio: P.A. Works No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12
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Another | Source: IMDb

You cannot take your eyes off this anime. If you’re not comfortable with gore and violence, this anime is not for you. Another is a mystery thriller 12 episode run series narrating the story of a high school boy, Kouichi Sakakibara, who recently transferred.

Kouichi finds the school atmosphere extremely gloomy and shady. He soon discovers a girl named Mei who is avoided like the plague by everyone. Kouichi gets closer to Mei despite several warnings, and ultimately he uncovers the secrets the town is hiding; however, will it be worth someone’s life?

12. Tonari no Seki-kun

Tonari no Seki-kun

Air Date: January 6, 2021 Status: Finished Studio: Shin-Ei Animations No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 21
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I would say this anime is the work of a genius. If only I were as talented as Seki is, I  wouldn’t be bored in my physics and math classes. Seki is that one kid who is in his own world in most of the lectures.

Promising Short Anime Series That You Will Not Regret Watching
Tonari no Seki-kun. | Source: Fandom

Seki knows how to deal with the boring lectures from building rockets to mini volcanoes and tons of other experiments; he has to try them all. Fortunately, no one notices Seki’s adventures except for his deskmate Yoko. The poor girl wants to concentrate on her lecture, but she can’t help but focus more on Seki.

11. Charlotte

Charlotte

Air Date: July 5, 2015 Status: Finished Studio: P.A. Works No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 13
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Charlotte is a low-key high school version of X Men. It all starts with a meteor shower that grants some teenagers special abilities. Yuu is a normal high school boy at first glance; however, he has a secret, Yuu can temporarily possess people for five seconds.  Up until now, Yuu has been using his ability to his advantage, but he gets busted by a girl named Nao.

She drags him to her academy and forces him to become a part of the student council, whose agenda is to ensure the safety of ability users from organizations who seek to exploit their powers. The plot may sound fluff, but it’s entirely the opposite. As the story further progresses, everything soon takes a dark turn.

10. Angel beats

Angel Beats!

Air Date: April 3, 2010 Status: Finished Studio: P.A. Works No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 13
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Angel Beats! | Source: Netflix

Angel beats is created by Jun Maeda, the same author who wrote Charlotte. It is precisely the type of anime that will give you sleepless nights. It will mess up your mind, and you will keep thinking about it.

The anime is perfect for those who want to ride a tear-jerking emotional rollercoaster. It’s a combination of all sorts of emotions that one can feel, and we can experience it in one go. I warn you to grab your tissues for it. I’m sure I’m not the only person who cried their eyes out for this anime.

9. Terror in Resonance

Terror in Resonance

Air Date: July 11, 2014 Status: Finished Studio: MAPPA No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 11
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Terror in Resonance | Source: Fumination

Terror in Resonance falls towards the dark side of the anime, but it’s definitely worth your time. I highly recommend it. The story is set in a dystopian world. Two teenage boys steal a prototype atomic bomb and threaten Tokyo’s citizens’ lives.

They give a riddle to the citizens through the media, and if it’s solved, they will stop the attack. Who are these teenage boys, and why do they want to destroy the peace?

8. KonoSuba

Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!

Air Date: January 14, 2016 Status: Upcoming Season 3 Studio: Studio Deen, Studio Drive No. of Seasons: 3 No. of Episodes: 20
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KonoSuba is a must-watch anime. It’s a parody of isekai, and it’s downright hilarious. Like every other isekai, Kazuma is tasked to save the world and defeat the Devil King. Aqua, the goddess, gives him various stats to choose from; however, being the smarty he is, Kazuma chooses Aqua herself.

 But things don’t work well for him as Aqua is not some overpowered goddess; she is useless. He meets other party members as well, but they are too weird to be true. One is a masochist crusader, and the other is an explosion maniac.

7. Death Parade

Death Parade

Air Date: January 10, 2015 Status: Finished Studio: Madhouse No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12
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Death Parade | Source: Funimation

Death Parade is one of the most unique and engaging anime. It hooks its audience with aesthetically pleasing art and a compelling plotline. Like the popular reincarnation belief, the souls in this anime have to wait for their final judgment.

However, there is a catch; the souls need to prove their worth by playing the Death Games. The end of the game will result in their fate will turn, whether they will get the chance to reincarnate or be banished into the void.

6. 91 days

91 Days

Air Date: July 9, 2016 Status: Finished Studio: Shuka No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12
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91 Days | Source: Fandom

91 days is the mafia anime you were looking for; trust me, it’s pretty good. It follows the revenge story of Angela Lagusa, whose entire family was killed by the Vanetti family in a mafia dispute. After he receives an anonymous letter, he seeks to avenge his dead family under the guise of Avilio Bruno. In the following 91 days, he infiltrates the Vanetti family by befriending Don’s son, Nero.

5. Asobi Asobase

Asobi Asobase: Workshop Of Fun

Air Date: July 8, 2018 Status: Finished Studio: Lerche No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12
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Asobi Asobase | Source: Fandom

For some reason, nobody talks about this show but let me assure you, this one is a masterpiece.  It’s extremely bizarre, and I’m up for it. It follows the story of three girls studying in a girls academy. They are a part of the time-pass club, and every club activity is never ordinary.

It has to be something super weird that makes the audience die from laughing alone. I have cried most of the episodes from laughing, and I’m pretty sure no matter how many times I watch it, Asobi Asobase will always be funny.

4. Erased

ERASED

Air Date: January 8, 2016 Status: Finished Studio: A-1 Pictures No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12
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Erased | Source: Fandom

Erased is so beautifully done that it will affect your heart; it’s overwhelming in a good way. You can recommend this anime to your normie friends. Satoru gains the ability to travel back in time.

He wants to use his ability to save his mum from a gruesome murder. Satoru travels 18 years back in time to where everything started, and he wants to restart and correct things that went wrong.

3. Barakamon

Barakamon

Air Date: July 6, 2014 Status: Finished Studio: Kinema Citrus No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12
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Barakamon | Source: Fandom

This anime will always have a special place in my heart. It’s funny and, at the same time, heartwarming as well. All of us require a change in scenery once in a while, but Seishu Handa desperately needs one.

He is a young calligrapher who can’t seem to find himself and punches one of the elderly curators out of spite. His father orders him to leave for Gojo island for punishment. Handa meets and interacts with the lively villagers of the island and slowly starts to find his inspiration.

2. Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Air Date: April 14, 2014 Status: Finished Studio: Tatsunoko Production No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 11

Ping Pong is one of the best short sports anime. The scenes and sequences are exhilarating. You will enjoy each and every minute of this anime. If sports is your jam, then you must watch this series. The art is excellent, the plot is intriguing, and the best of them all, the character development is top-notch.

Promising Short Anime Series That You Will Not Regret Watching
Ping Pong | Source: Fandom

1. Violet Evergardern

Violet Evergarden

Air Date: January 11, 2018 Status: Finished Studio: Kyoto Animation No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 13
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Grab your tissues, plushies, pets, or whatever gives you comfort for this one; it’s going to be an emotional ride. This anime is my personal favorite, and I would highly recommend it to all. Violet’s journey is so beautiful that I keep on cheering for her.

Promising Short Anime Series That You Will Not Regret Watching
Violet Evergarden | Source: Official Website

Violet Evergardern was raised as a war weapon that can kill several enemies. She is similar to a pretty porcelain doll, devoid of any human emotions. After the bloodshed is over, she is left all alone with the dying words of her cherished person.

 She starts her new life as a typewriter who connects people’s feelings through her letters. Slowly she starts learning how to be human and understand her beloved’s words.

There are so many fantastic anime that I couldn’t include. If you liked the series mentioned in the above list, you should give these anime a try- Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, No. 6, Wonder Egg Priority, Princess Jellyfish.

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