Article: Top 10 Shortest Japanese Anime Series Of All Time

Japanese anime is full of variety in plot, characters, storyline, and much more, but the same type can also be seen in its duration. There are incredibly long anime series, such as Sazae san, which took over 50 years to complete and was the shortest. Here, we will discuss the top 10 most straightforward anime series ever.

1. Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-San

As the title suggests, the series is about a bookseller with a skeletal appearance who is timid. It comprises 12 episodes, 11 minutes each which cover the bookstore's events. The is also one OVA episode, and the entire series is available on Crunchyroll and Netflix.

2. Bananya

Banaya is about meows wrapped in banana peels shown with their daily chores in a three-minute episode. The events are narrated by a male narrator who speaks as if he's hosting a wildlife channel on BBC. The series comprises two seasons with 13 episodes each.

3. The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K

As Tittles suggests, it's about the disastrous life of Saiki, who comprise unbeatable physic power, including turning people to stone and lifting enormously heavy things such as planes. He constantly needs to wear devices like green glasses, antennas and gloves to control them, but deep down, and he wants an everyday life. It comprises two seasons with 24 episodes each which are 5 minutes long.

4. My Neighbour Seki

Seki is a literal brother of Phineas and Ferb, but they used to kill time in summer. Seki would show you how to do the same during lessons. The entire series comprises a single season with 21 episodes that are merely 7 minutes long.

5. Aoi Bungaku

Aoi Bungaku is a culturally rich piece that comprises six compilations of legendary Japanese literary works. The class is laden with heavy cultural awareness of the characters and surroundings. The genre is phycological and thriller, with one single season with 12 episodes of 23 minutes each.

6. Pop Team Epic

In Pop Team, one can experience their favorite scene built up into a short clip. The stars are Popuko and Pipimi. It comprises a single season with 12 episodes of 12 minutes each.

7. Hybrid Child

Hybrid Child is a love story running in the past, whereases the present talks about an ongoing fictional war. The relationship is between a humanoid and a human. Humanoids are artificial beings with consciousness similar to humans. It comprises a single season with only four episodes.

8. Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

Corpse Party: Tortured Souls is an adaptation of the video game of the same name. As the name suggests, the audience would experience a bunch of decapitation, blood, and corpse. The spirits torment the high school characters, but themselves comprise heart-wrenching backstories. It is a short anime with a single season comprising only four episodes.

9. Love Is Like A Cocktail

Love is Like a Cocktail set foot in 2017 with the duration of short 5 minutes episodes each. It discusses a relationship between a married couple Sora and Chi-chan, who intensely love cocktails. One can even learn the recipes of these cocktails themselves. There are, in total, 13 episodes in the series.

10. I Cannot Understand What My Husband Is Saying

As the title suggests, it's about two people with different personalities and backgrounds in a relationship. The story talks about how things can work if people are willing to understand one another. The series comprises two seasons with 13 episodes, each duration 3 minutes.