50 Short Anime Shows to Fill up Your Free Time


After a busy and hectic schedule, you may want to take a short break from all the studying and work that you have to do. There might only be less than ten to fifteen minutes to spare and a whole ordinary anime episode is too long for that. Well, here is a list of few short anime shows in various genres in fifteen minutes or less that might pique your interest to watch during your free time.

Ane Log50 Short Anime Shows to Fill up Your Free Time haruhichan.com Ane Log

Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, Shounen, Slice of Life Producers: Brains Base
Airing: April 18, 2014 Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Duration: 3 minutes per episode

The story centers on Moyako Konoe and her younger brother Akira. When they were younger, Akira proposed to her, so Moyako thinks he is a pervert who has fallen in love with his older sister. Moyako’s misunderstanding leads her to create wild delusions about her brother.

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Genres: Romance, Shoujo, Harem, Slice of Life Producers: VAP, Silver Link, Connect
Airing: Oct 10, 2014 to ? Type: ONA
Episodes: 24
Duration: 5 minutes per episode

Sayuri Haruno dreams of becoming a pastry chef and enrolls in Fleurir Confectionary Academy, an elite school located in Tokyo’s trendy Aoyama district. At Fleurir, she finds herself surrounded by charming boys, each one distinctly unique. Out of the entire class, Ryou Kouzuki’s desire to become a pastry chef is the strongest. Blessed with unparalleled technique, instructor Mitsuki Aoi acts like a prince and is hugely popular at the school. Gilbert Hanafusa, the mood maker of the bunch, is a student from France. Yoshinosuke Suzumi is not very good at expressing his feelings, but underneath his stony exterior lies a wholehearted passion for wagashi (Japanese sweets).

As Sayuri pours her heart and soul into making her dream a reality, she encounters many happenings…

Chi’s Sweet Homeshort-recommendations-3_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life Producers: Madhouse
Airing: Mar 31, 2008 to Sep 25, 2008 Type: TV
Episodes: 104
Duration: 3 minutes per episode

A grey and white kitten with black stripes wanders away from her mother and siblings one day while enjoying a walk outside. Lost in her surroundings, the kitten struggles to find her family and instead is found by a young boy, Youhei, and his mother. They take the kitten home, but pets are not allowed in their housing complex, so they try to find a new home for the kitten. This proves to be difficult, and the family eventually decides to keep the kitten, naming her “Chi.”

Chitose Get You!!short-recommendations-4_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Slice of Life, Seinen Producers: AT-X, Silver Link, Takeshobo, Dream Creation
Airing: Jul 2, 2012 to Dec 24, 2012 Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Duration: 3 minutes per episode

Chitose is an 11-year-old girl who is madly in love with an older guy named Hiroshi. He works at the town hall right next to the school and Chitose spends every day relentlessly pursuing him. Can Chitose ever convince Hiroshi to go out with her?

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Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life, Seinen Producers: DAX Production, Seven, Dream Creation
Airing: Oct 3, 2014 to ? Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Duration: 3 minutes per episode

The anime follows the daily life of an earnest, hardworking office lady named Kaoru and her otaku husband, Hajime, who is totally immersed in a certain huge net bulletin board system.

Dogs: Bullets & Carnageshort-recommendations-6_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Action, Seinen Producers: David Production, Atelier Musa
Airing: May 19, 2009 to Jul 17, 2009 Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Duration: 15 minutes per episode

It is sometime in the future, where a certain European city extends far underground, even secret, dark levels that have the key to the past. Ex-assassin Mihai has returned and is living with Kiri, who now runs a resturaunt. Sword-wielding Naoto, Haine (white hair), a mysterious product of genetic engineering and his sometime partner Badou (eyepatch).


Genres: Comedy, School, Shounen Producers: DLE
Airing: Jun 29, 2011 to Sep 14, 2011 Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Duration: 4 minutes per episode

In a school where after school activities are mandatory among all students, Hajime and her friend Sayo come across a new club that they have never seen before. The club is called “The Cultural Activity Preservation Club.” The two enter the room to find all kinds of analog jobs and activities, such as handcrafting mats and toothpicks. This is a unique cultural manga mixed with comedy so as not to bore you, this is Double J!

Doujin Workshort-recommendations-8_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life Producers: m.o.e., Remic, Media Factory
Airing: Jul 4, 2007 to Sep 19, 2007 Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Duration: 14 minutes per episode

Doujin Work follows the life of a young girl named Najimi Osana and her exposure into the doujin world. She was first tempted into becoming a doujin artist after seeing how much one of her friends can make at a convention. Najimi loves to draw, though soon learns contrary to what she expected that this new world is anything but easy. As she attends more conventions and meets more people, Najimi eventually manages to find a group of very interesting friends. These friends already have some experience in the field and help her out along the way so that she can someday make a name for herself creating doujinshi.

Dragon Collectionshort-recommendations-9_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Fantasy, Shounen Producers: Oriental Light & Magic, KonAmi
Airing: Apr 7, 2014 to ? Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Duration: 12 minutes per episode

Through an unexpected turn of events, an ordinary elementary school student, Hiro Enryuu, finds himself in the world of the “Dragon Collection” game. This is a world called Dragon Earth, where gods, humans, and monsters exist side by side. Those who roam this world using a magic book, called a Grimoire, and cards to summon monsters and search for treasures that bear the powers of dragons are called Dracolle Battlers. Despite his bewilderment, Hiro becomes a Dracolle Battler and, together with the friends he meets there, begins his adventure to become a legendary Dragon Master!


Genres: Comedy, School Producers: NHK
Airing: Apr 3, 2012 to Sep 18, 2012 Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Duration: 5 minutes per episode

In a fictional school, “Tender Tank” Rareko is constantly opening absurd yet strangely enthusiastic debates, this way creating a lively classroom life. Bringing up tremendous themes, she and her classmates exchange words like sword-strokes, and here and there even a profound remark is slipped in.

A fun and informative debate comedy, packed into only five minutes each time.

Halo Legendsshort-recommendations-11_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Military Producers: Bones, Bee Train, Production I.G, Studio 4°C, Toei Animation, Casio Entertainment
Airing: Nov 7, 2009 to Feb 16, 2010 Type: ONA
Episodes: 9
Duration: 13 minutes per episode

This sweeping science-fiction saga delves into the rich Halo universe with 7 exciting stories including tales of Master Chief’s mysterious origins, the Spartans’ advanced combat capabilities and the tense rivalry between Spartans and Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODSTs).

Hetalia Axis Powersshort-recommendations-12_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, Historical, Parody Producers: Studio Deen, Frontier Works, DAX Production
Airing: Jan 24, 2009 to Mar 5, 2010 Type: ONA
Episodes: 52
Duration: 5 minutes per episode

Based on a popular web-released manga series by Hidekazu Himaruya, this has been described as a “cynical gag” story set in Europe in the years between WW1 and WW2 (1918-1939), using exaggerated caricatures of the different nationalities as portrayed by a gaggle of bishōnen. For example, the Italia Veneziano character is into pasta and women. The Deutsche (German) bishi loves potatoes and sausages, and Nippon is an otaku boy. Installments of the manga have jumped back and forth in setting from the ancient times to modern-day geopolitics. The manga’s title comes the Japanese words for “useless” (hetare) and Italy (Italia).


Genres: Comedy, School, Ecchi Producers: Asahi Production
Airing: Jul 7, 2014 to Sep 29, 2014 Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Duration: 4 minutes per episode

Himegoto follows Hime Arikawa, a second-year student at Shimoshina High School. Forced to assume a large amount of debt from by his now-absent parents, Hime is saved by the three girls of his school’s student council after he is chased down by debt collectors. In return for paying off his debt, Hime agrees to their conditions of becoming the student council’s “dog” and spending his high school life dressed as a girl.

Ishida to Asakurashort-recommendations-14_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, School, Seinen Producers: DAX Production, Hotline
Airing: Jan 6, 2013 to Mar 24, 2013 Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Duration: 2 minutes per episode

Anime adaptation of the surreal gag manga about two high school boys, Ishida and Asakura.


Genres: Comedy, Sports, Seinen Producers: Soft Garage
Airing: Jul 16, 2010 to Oct 2011 Type: ONA
Episodes: 4
Duration: 4 minutes per episode

Tachikawa Tetsuya is a freshman at a new high school and he wants to become a great archer, like his late grandfather, Fudou.

One day, a new transfer student joins his class. In a surprise to everyone, it is a cute girl and not a guy like the rumors were saying… The name is Sasaki Gonzaburou, and… “she”… or maybe “he”… well, this person has some “little” secrets.

Kantoku Fuyuki Todokishort-recommendations-16_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, Slice of life Producers: DLE
Airing: Apr 4, 2014 to Jul 4, 2014 Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Duration: 3 minutes per episode

This is the anime adaptation of Kantoku Fuyuki Todoki (Insufficient Direction), the first essay manga by the “queen of the manga world,” Moyoco Anno. The comedic and heartwarming autobiographical story follows her everyday married “otaku lifestyle” with Hideaki Anno, “the founder of the otaku cult.”

Kyou no Asuka Showshort-recommendations-17_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Seinen Producers: Lantis, Half H.P Studio, Silver Link
Airing: Aug 3, 2012 to Jan 5, 2013 Type: ONA
Episodes: 20
Duration: 3 minutes per episode

Asuka is a cute and clueless high school girl who habitually does things, in all innocence, that seem sexually suggestive to the men around her. Each chapter in “Today’s Asuka Show” features a different awkward situation.

Maji de Otaku na English! Ribbon-chan: Eigo de Tatakau Mahou Shoujoshort-recommendations-18_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, Magic Producers: AIC Frontier
Airing: Jul 31, 2012 to Nov 16, 2012 Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Duration: 5 minutes per episode

Original anime that aims to teach English with cute girl characters.

Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to The Animationshort-recommendations-19_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, Slice of Life, Seinen Producers: Lantis, Zexcs, Magic Capsule
Airing: Apr 8, 2014 to Jun 24, 2014 Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Duration: 12 minutes per episode

The story depicts the work-life of a perverted mangaka, Aito Yuuki, and his assistant, Ashisu Sahoto. Constantly pressured by his editor and lacking experience with girls, Aito asks Ashisu to act as a reference.


Genres: Comedy, Slice of life Producers: Doga Kobo, Earth Star Entertainment
Airing: Jan 3, 2013 to Mar 28, 2013 Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Duration: 3 minutes per episode

“We’re going to launch a manga magazine!”

A team of girls with zero experience in manga editing are off and running toward their dream of creating the biggest manga magazine in Japan! They seem to do nothing but run into problems and failures… But still they’re working hard every day!

Marie & Galishort-recommendations-21_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy Producers: Toei Animation
Airing: Mar 31, 2009 to Mar 23, 2010 Type: TV
Episodes: 40
Duration: 5 minutes per episode

Marika is a gothic lolita who somehow ends up in the mysterious town of Galihabara. There she meets different famous scientists like Galileo Galilei, Marie Skłodowska Curie and Sir Isaac Newton.

Miss Monochrome: The Animationshort-recommendations-22_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Music, Slice of life Producers: TV Tokyo, Starchild Records, SANZIGEN, LIDENFILMS
Airing: Oct 2, 2013 to Dec 25, 2013 Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Duration: 4 minutes per episode

“Miss Monochrome” is an original character design from seiyuu Horie Yui. In March 2012, she first used the “Miss Monochrome” character as a 3D virtual singer to sing her songs at her concert “Horie Yui wo Meguru Bouken III ~Secret Mission Tour~.” Later, the character appeared in a range of merchandise as well as in the social network game “Girlfriend (Beta).”

According to the setting, Miss Monochrome loves only the monochrome style, dislikes all kinds of color, and always dreams about changing the world into her favorite monochrome color.

Miyakawa-ke no Kuufukushort-recommendations-23_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Slice of life Producers: Ordet, Encourage Films
Airing: Apr 29, 2013 to Jul 1, 2013 Type: ONA
Episodes: 10
Duration: 5 minutes per episode

A spin-off of Lucky Star. Centers around big sister Hinata Miyakawa and little sister Hikage Miyakawa’s impoverished daily life at home (due to Hinata’s wasteful habits) and Hikage’s life at elementary school.

Morita-san wa Mukuchi.short-recommendations-24_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, School, Slice of life Producers: DAX Production, Takeshobo, Seven
Airing: Jul 6, 2011 to Sep 28, 2011 Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Duration: 3 minutes per episode

Morita Mayu, a high school girl. She is extremely reticent and her silence and habit of looking at people’s eyes straightly sometimes cause misunderstanding. The reason behind it is not because she doesn’t like to talk nor because she has nothing to say. The reason she rarely speaks is due to the fact she thinks too much before speaking, thus losing the timing to speak altogether. But she lives a happy school life with her classmates.

Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san

Genres: Comedy, Slice of life Producers: Starchild Records, Tatsunoko Productions, Studio Tulip, Half H.P Studio
Airing: Apr 7, 2013 to Jun 30, 2013 Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Duration: 12 minutes per episode

Mukoujima Takurou is a lonely teenager who spends his time fishing at the pier and, to his incredible surprise, fishes up Muromi, a mermaid. Muromi first off doesn’t realize she’s a mermaid until she meets Takurou. Not only that, she is incredibly dense and crazy and has a drinking problem to top it off. Now every time Takurou goes fishing, Muromi appears and makes life interesting for him.

Onee-chan ga KitaOnee-chan ga Kita anime

Genres: Comedy, Slice of life Producers: Takeshobo, C2C
Airing: Jan 9, 2014 to Mar 27, 2014 Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Duration: 3 minutes per episode

The story revolves around Tomoya Mizuhara, a 13-year-old boy who suddenly gains a big sister when his father remarries. 17-year-old Ichika is a little strange, and her affection for Tomoya is rather overwhelming, if not scary. On top of things, Ichika’s friend Ruri is the ultimate sadist. Then there is Ichika’s big-breasted quarter-Japanese friend Marina.

Oreca Battleshort-recommendations-27_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Game Producers: Xebec, Oriental Light and Magic
Airing: Apr 7, 2014 to ? Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Duration:11 minutes per episode

The anime adaptation revolves around a young boy named Faiya Orega who loves Oreca competitions. One day, he is granted the power to summon real Oreca monsters due to the mysterious powers of the treasure chest Pandora. To protect the peace of the Oreca world, Faiya must fight the demon king who threatens the land.

Orenchi no Furo JijouOrenchi-no-Furo-Jijou_Haruhichan

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Shoujo Producers: Asahi Production
Airing: Oct 6, 2014 to ? Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Duration: 4 minutes per episode

Tatsumi is a high school boy who lives by himself. However, a devastatingly handsome merman named Wakasa moves into the bathtub in Tatsumi’s home. Wakasa is a bit self-centered but cute, while Tatsumi is cool but a busybody.

Oshiri Kajiri Mushishort-recommendations-29_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, Kids Producers: Kinema Circus
Airing: Oct 7, 2012 to Feb 24, 2013 Type: TV
Episodes: 20
Duration: 5 minutes per episode

A gag comedy about Oshiri Kajiri Mushi XVIII, a 10-year-old insect who goes to Biting School to inherit his family’s Biting Shop business.

Plastic Nee-sanshort-recommendations-30_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, Ecchi Producers: TYO Animation
Airing: May 16, 2011 to Jul 26, 2012 Type: ONA
Episodes: 12
Duration: 2 minutes per episode

Based on Kurii Cha’s gag comedy manga, Plastic Nee-san is a very short anime that follows a third-year high school girl who likes building plastic models and the wacky conversations she has with her fellow club members.

Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikkishort-recommendations-49_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life, Seinen Producers: Studio Deen, DAX Production, Dream Creation, Möbius Tone
Airing: Jan 8, 2012 to Dec 30, 2012 Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Duration: 3 minutes per episode

Moe Sato is a young lady who finds a cat and starts taking care of him. Named Poyo due to his round shape, he quickly becomes a dear member of the Sato family.


Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance Producers: Shaft, TBS
Airing: Feb 3, 2006 to Mar 31, 2006 Type: TV
Episodes: 9
Duration: 12 minutes per episode

Fumihiko Matsumaru is an average salaryman with no girlfriend. He invited his colleague Miss Tanaka to a movie but was stood up. Right at the time he was about to toss tickets into a trash can, a cute girl appeared and asked him not to waste those two tickets. After movie and dinner, he escorted her home and found they live in the same neighborhood, yet unfortunately her apartment caught on fire hours later. Having nowhere else to stay, rookie seiyuu Aka Onda moved to Matsumaru’s place, and the two had started a “more than friend but not yet lovers” relationship under the same roof while keeping this secret from their employers.

Recorder to Randoserushort-recommendations-32_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, School, Seinen Producers: Takeshobo, Seven, Dream Creation
Airing: Jan 6, 2012 to Mar 28, 2012 Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Duration: 3 minutes per episode

Miyagawa Atsushi is an 11-year-old boy who is 180 centimeters tall. Since he has a grown-up looking build but acts his age, he has always been running into troubles. On the other hand, his 17-year-old elder sister Atsumi is only 137 centimeters tall. Even though she has a childish looking build, Atsumi takes good care of Atsushi.

Sengoku☆Paradise Kiwamishort-recommendations-33_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Historical, Samurai, Romance, Shoujo Producers: Milky Cartoon, LMD, G-mode
Airing: Oct 4, 2011 to Mar 27, 2012 Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Duration: 3 minute per episode

Based on the online mobile phone otome game “Sengoku☆Paradise”.

The first 3 minutes of the 10 minute spot for Sengoku☆Paradise Kiwami is the anime. The rest of the 7 minutes is of Sengoku☆Paradise Kiwami cast members Daisuke Namikawa and others (first time with Tetsuya Kakihara, second time with Rei Mochizuki) going on missions, plus an informative short.


Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Parody, Shounen Producers: TV Tokyo, Ordet, LIDENFILMS
Airing: Jan 9, 2013 to Apr 3, 2013 Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Duration: 6 minutes per episode

Long ago, there lived an evil being who reigned over the world through fear, called Satan Rchimedes. He invaded the human world with his many demon underlings, spreading madness and chaos everywhere. One thousand years ago, this menace was sealed by the hero Creation, and peace returned to the world.

Then, one day, a great hole suddenly appeared on the surface of the world, and a vast number of demons appeared. The king discerned that the menace Satan had returned after being sealed away for a thousand years, and decided to send the hero’s descendants to battle him. He found 75 men. As one thousand years had passed, you see, it was difficult to tell who the hero’s descendants were.

So the king declared that he would grant the title of “true hero” and great fortune to the one who defeated Satan, and ordered the new hero, Alba, and his warrior attendant, Ross, on a quest to bring down the evil Satan.

Though he struggles with lesser monsters and is even nearly killed by his partner Ross, Alba’s quest to polish his fighting skills leads him to new places and new meetings that he had never expected. Battles, laughter, and emotional moments enhance this adventure tale of an incompetent hero and a sadistic warrior!

Shiba Inuko-sanshort-recommendations-35_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy Producers: DAX Production, Dream Creation, Hotline
Airing: Apr 1, 2012 to Sep 23, 2012 Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Duration: 2 minutes per episode

Shibainuko-san is a 14-year-old girl who looks exactly like a Shiba Inu dog. One of her classmates, Ishibashi Chako, wonders about her appearance, but no one else thinks it is strange.

Strange+Strange+ anime

Genres: Comedy, Shoujo, Slice of life Producers: Seven, Dream Creation
Airing: Jan 10, 2014 to Mar 28, 2014 Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Duration: 3 minutes per episode

Kou comes to a slum neighborhood in search of his elder brother Takumi and finds him to have become the head of a private detective firm. Kou is drafted by Takumi to do errands and chores in the detective firm, and they come to meet various interesting people…


Genres: School, Shoujo, Harem Producers: Studio Deen, Frontier Works
Airing: Dec 23, 2010 to Jun 16, 2011 Type: ONA
Episodes: 26
Duration: 11 minutes per episode

The heroine, Tsukiko, enrolled to a school that was recently changed from all-boys school to co-ed. Since the area where the school is conveniently rural and the rather exclusive curriculums the school has, up until now the heroine is the only one female who enrolled to the school.

In Starry Sky, the 13 constellations of the Zodiac are personified into handsome young men. The anime will be directed by Kiyomo Sayaka who worked with Vampire Knight. Similar to Hetalia – Axis Powers, Starry Sky’s anime will be distributed through the Animate.tv website and other means.

Super Seisyun Brothersshort-recommendations-38_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, Slice of life, Josei Producers: AIC, AIC Plus+
Airing: Sep 14, 2013 to Dec 14, 2013 Type: TV
Episodes: 14
Duration: 4 minutes per episode

The story involves two pairs of teenage elder sister and younger brother, the Shinmoto’s who are a bit narcissistic and the Saitou’s who look a bit mysterious. It follows their everyday life in school and at home.


Genres: Comedy, School, Shounen, Slice of life, Sports Producers: MAPPA, Earth Star Entertainment
Airing: Oct 7, 2012 to Dec 23, 2012 Type: TV
Episodes: 14
Duration: 2 minutes per episode

Teekyuu is based on a sports comedy manga of the same name featuring four high school girls who belong to a tennis club.

Tesagure! Bukatsumonoshort-recommendations-40_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, School, Slice of life Producers: Tesagure! Production Committee
Airing: Oct 6, 2013 to Dec 29, 2013 Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Duration: 11 minutes per episode

The CG anime centers around the extracurricular activities of students.

Tonari no Seki-kunTonari no Seki-kun anime

Genres: Comedy, School, Seinen Producers: Starchild Records, Media Factory, Shin-Ei Animation
Airing: Jan 6, 2014 to May 26, 2014 Type: TV
Episodes: 21
Duration: 7 minutes per episode

The original manga revolves around a girl named Yokoi who sits next to a boy only known as Seki-kun. During class, Seki-kun continues to not pay attention and instead creates amazing little distractions, such as a detailed golf course with the course’s hole being a dent in his desk, or an entire dramatic war being played out by paper shogi pieces. Yokoi often finds herself getting reluctantly interested in his games, even though they always seem to end up getting HER in trouble with the teacher!

Turning Girlsshort-recommendations-42_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, Slice of life Producers: CoMix Wave Films, Baramiri
Airing: Jun 18, 2013 to Jul 30, 2013 Type: ONA
Episodes: 7
Duration: 5 minutes per episode

The story is about girls who face a battle against the turning point of their lives.

Wooser no Sono Higurashishort-recommendations-43_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Slice of life Producers: TV Tokyo, SANZIGEN
Airing: Oct 3, 2012 to Dec 19, 2012 Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Duration: 4 minutes per episode

3D shorts centered around Wooser, a mysterious mascot character whose charming appearance belies a corrupt heart.

World Fool News (TV)short-recommendations-44_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, Slice of life Producers: CoMix Wave Films
Airing: Apr 17, 2014 to Jul 3, 2014 Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Duration: 10 minutes per episode

A TV anime remake of the World Fool News ONA.

Takahashi is transferred to a main anchor of a news program, which is known for being a little…weird. This is a comedy about somewhat ridiculous happenings occurring at a broadcasting station.

Yama no Susumeyama-no-susume

Genres: Comedy, Slice of life, Adventure Producers: 8bit, Earth Star Entertainment
Airing: Jan 3, 2013 to Mar 21, 2013 Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Duration: 3 minutes per episode

Aoi prefers indoor hobbies and is afraid of heights, but her childhood friend Hinata loves to show off her passion for mountain climbing. As young children they once watched the sunrise from the top of a mountain, and now they’ve decided to take up mountain climbing in hopes of seeing that sunrise again. They have cooking battles with mountaineering gear, climb small hills in their neighborhood, and meet new mountaineering friends as they learn the ropes of the hobby. When will they finally see that sunrise again?

Yurumates 3Dshort-recommendations-46_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy, Slice of life, Seinen Producers: DAX Production, Takeshobo, C2C, Right Gauge, Dwango Music Entertainment
Airing: Apr 3, 2012 to Jun 26, 2012 Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Duration: 3 minutes per episode

Yurume, an 18-year-old “ronin” and recent high school graduate, has high hopes of being accepted and attending Tokyo University. She moves into an apartment complex, the Maison du Wish, located on the outskirts of Tokyo where other ronins living there are studying for upcoming college acceptance exams.


Genres: Comedy, Slice of life Producers: Actas
Airing: Dec 29, 2009 to Apr 9, 2010 Type: ONA
Episodes: 25
Duration: 4 minutes per episode

Comedy anime about the generation gaps. The three main characters represent the major generations of Japanese; Yutori (teenagers), Tsumekomi (20-30s) and Dankai (middle age). Tsumekomi-chan is an office worker in a toy company and supervises the part-time working student Yutori-chan. She tries to get along with Yutori-chan but her selfish behavior typical of the Yutori generation is incomprehensible.

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Inferno Copshort-recommendations-48_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Action, Police Producers: CoMix Wave Films, Trigger
Airing: Dec 25, 2012 to Mar 19, 2013 Type: ONA
Episodes: 13
Duration: 3 minutes per episode

The story deals with those in this world who dwell in the dark, invisible to the naked eye. From time to time, these figures bare their fangs and attack people. Inferno Cop is a messenger of justice who came from the depths of hell to protect people from them.

There She Is!!short-recommendations-50_Haruhichan.com_

Genres: Comedy Romance Producers: SamBakZa
Airing: Apr 20, 2003 to Dec 9, 2008 Type: ONA
Episodes: 5
Duration: 5 minutes per episode

The plot revolves around Doki, a female rabbit, meeting, falling in love with, and chasing Nabi, a male cat, in a world where love between the two species is socially unacceptable. The theme of the short is that all love can be accepted and has a chance. Nabi attempts to cure Doki’s infatuation for him, but after seeing the extent of her love, he gives in and finds something he can appreciate in her.

We hope that you at like the list! I, personally, like short anime shows because they’re quick to watch and enjoyable. Other people may think of these shows as shallow and boring, but why not give it a try? Anime also serves as a quick relief from all the stresses we worked for a day. It’s fun to be positive and take a short break. Don’t forget to eat during your breaks too!

Senyuu, Teekyuu, Gakkatsu!! and Turning Girls are my favorite. Are there any more short anime shows (less than fifteen minutes and more than 1 episodes) that you would recommend? Or any of these shows that you like? Drop them at the comments section below!