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Short Anime Series Part 2

A mysterious, lethal disease is on the loose worldwide, resulting in a catastrophic death rate of humanity, and the increasing rise of attacks, caused by living dead. In Japan, several high school students and a school nurse have banded together to escape Fujimi High school shortly after it was attacked by zombies.

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Son1782d ago

It's a list of short anime series to watch !

blitzburns41782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )

I'm not sure though...Would you necessarily call Fullmetal Panic short? It's got a full 24 episode season and two sequel half seasons (Fumoffu and The Second Raid.) for a 48 episode series. In addition, there have been rumors of yet another season (Based around Fullmetal Panic: Another) circulating for years.

You see, I don't count 20+ episode anime series as, "short." I count "Short" anime being 12 episodes or less. (But one always has to keep in mind run time per episode.)

If we extend this idea; High School of the Dead has a confirmed second season. (Most likely another 12 episodes.) So that series doesn't count as short... Then Sword Art Online is also a 24 episode series, which isn't short either.

I've never seen Shaman King... but 64 episodes? How is that in any ways short? Sure, it's much shorter then long shonens such as DBZ, One Piece, Bleach, or Naruto...But 64 episodes is many times longer then the majority of other anime out there.

I'll give you Afro Samurai, however keep in mind the total run time of it is 125 minutes (Season 1) plus another 100 minutes (Resurrection) to equal 225 minutes. That's still -very- short, but when considering there was only 1 volume of manga... (To my knowledge) it's surprising the story got an anime adaptation at all.

Purely for comparison purposes; let's take Roberta's Blood Trail. (Black Lagoon) It contains five OAV episodes at about 25 minutes a piece for a total run time of 125 minutes. However, it animates the remaining chapters 44-76 of Black Lagoon... or three and a half volumes of pure manga.

The conclusion? I'm not really sure what to make of this list....

None of the anime here are necessarily short...And the one that is drags out or improvises enough story to the point it's comparable to many other, much longer, (When judging stories in terms of anime or manga format.) stories overall. In fact, the entire basis for this list makes me confused as there's no definitive idea to base it around.

Shortness in terms of length is what I presume it to be, but again Shaman King is 64 episodes long. So shortness in terms of story? I just don't know. Some clarification and/or revision is needed.

Son1781d ago

I have seen series Like Bleach, naruto, Dragonball,One Piece, reborn, so In my opinion they are short!

blitzburns41780d ago (Edited 1780d ago )


That's a good point. Sorry for the mess up. Just try to make that a little more clear going into the future! ;)

Thanks for the post.

Son1779d ago

Ok thaks for thhe tip!