Do you prefer long epic sagas spanning hundreds of episodes transporting you to a world you’ve never seen before, or do you prefer a narrative that, while not as fantastical, takes its time to weave its beautiful tale over many arcs, or do you simply want to see a fast short series with cliffhangers so amazing that you can binge-watch the entire series in one sitting?
For today’s post, we’re going to talk about my personal top 10 favorite anime that you can binge in one night, whether it’s for the dramatic cliffhangers or the simply engaging narrative, these are 10 of the shows that I can recommend if you’re looking for something that you can binge in a night or two, hey four to six hours ain’t too much right?
Here is the list of Top 10 Best Short Anime Series Of All Time:
#10: Plastic Memories ( Best Short Anime Series )
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance
The concept of uncannily humanoid robots living alongside actual humans has been toyed with in various stories, and one of my personal favorites in that genre is our first entry, Plastic Memories, while most series that deal with the coexistence of technology and humanity mostly tackle the topic of artificial intelligence. While the anime’s initial concept of collecting dying androids makes it appear to be a hard drama episode, plastic memories is actually a tale about our protagonist, Tsukasa, who is human. Even, nothing lasts forever, and our main couple must finally come to terms with the fact that the latter has an expiration date, and I should make the most of it. and the robot Isla and their relationship surprised me with how it became quite light-hearted and comedic at times.
#9: Charlotte ( Best Short Anime Series )
Genre: Drama, School, Super Power
Coming in with a lighter aesthetic similar to plastic memories, the jun Maeda original charlotte we’ve probably all come to know the latter for his expertise in visual novel storytelling in tearjerkers and he looked to get the magic back in this 2015 anime. It tells the story of you Otasaka and how he gets roped into transferring into a school full of students with supernatural abilities. Charlotte, in some ways, reminds me of angel beats, and the student council you look to stop teens who misuse their powers while learning more about the secret reality behind his powers. It has a school environment where high schoolers form an organization where they grow closer as we learn more about their traumatic pasts. It looks just as pretty and has a tangentially similar idea when it comes down to it. If you enjoy Jim Maya’s other works, you should definitely check this one out.
#8: Tsuki ga Kirei ( Best Short Anime Series )
Genre: Romance, School
What are your thoughts on me? Our eighth entry is a straightforward presentation. Akane Mizuno and Kotaro Azami Our main characters first meet in school and quickly notice each other by passing glances as they begin to work together for the sports festival the two begin to realize that they have a lot more in common than they previously thought all the tiny flags of a budding romance slip into their lives but only a fool would believe that the world of love is that simple oftentimes it com Tsukigakire’s appeal is its simplicity; oftentimes, romcoms use a huge trick like a catcher or the like to grab people’s attention and pull them along with the premise, but this show makes up for it in realism; it doesn’t seem to be a show out to revolutionize something. It doesn’t need to be in the genre because it can craft a plot flow that is so engaging in its own right because of its characters and their relationships. It’s an honest foray into a crowded genre that becomes a winner thanks to its excellent execution.
#7: Grand Blue ( Best Short Anime Series )
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Seinen
grant blue is a show that all of us young adults can relate to. Much like Aori, we find ourselves at a crossroads in life, unsure of where to go. Instead of overthinking it, maybe we should just sit back relax, and let life carry us through its turbulent waves, at least that’s what Aorti finds himself doing when he relocates to the coastal town of Izu. and finds himself sucked into the wild activities of the local diving club now a reluctant member of the party, Ayori is left with just one option: try to survive the group’s craziness while remaining as sane as possible grand blue is a show that promises non-stop laughter and craziness that will make you lose track of time say goodbye to those four to six hours of a lazy weekend nig.
#6: Tower of God ( Best Short Anime Series )
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
the past year has brought us a slew of Korean webtoon adaptations. They can be hit or miss for a variety of reasons, but among them, I can tell that my favorite is the Tower of God. When Rachel Bam’s only friend goes missing in his attempt to climb the tower, he finds his life taking an unwelcome turn. the tower on his own only to find himself in hostile territory new tests and challenges lie on every floor of a tower filled with inhabitants that look down on the regulars those who enter the structure without invitation each floor of this maddening structure is a trial that will test vaM’s mettle and will as he races to reunite with his friend tower of god as a webtoon is by far one of the most popular ones out there it is largely thanks to its character development and extraordinary world-building however talking about it won’t just do it justice go and watch it and see the entire adaptation in one go and find out what all the buzz is about and head on to reading the webtoon.
#5: Terror in Resonance ( Best Short Anime Series )
Genre: Mystery, Psychological, Thriller
How about something a bit more edgy and morally great if you’re looking for something like that with a villainous set of protagonists then perhaps terror in resonance will tickle your fancy the series follows a jewel of terrorists known by their aliases sphinx who lay down the challenge to the police as they leave their explosive marks all across Tokyo with panic and terror gripping the populace and the duo’s expertise the police find themselves at wit’s end that is until the duo meet their match in Shibasaki kenjiro the lone detective capable of matching their riddles includes the two forces collide in an epic game of cat and mouse suspense drama and philosophical questions about morality await in this thriller that will surely keep you up all night.
#4: Made in Abyss ( Best Short Anime Series )
Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Mystery
Ever had the time when you take a look at the seasonal chats and find a show that seems average but then when you actually take a look at it and watch it well you get hooked that’s me with made it abyss and looking back in hindsight i didn’t realize what a gem i actually stumbled across made in abyss is an adventure series that follows nicole an orphan who has big dreams of solving the mystery of the abyss a daunting chasm filled with artifacts creatures treasures you name it niko’s life as an aspiring cave raider changes when she encounters a humanoid robot who she named rank with a hint that her missing mother might be on the fabled depths of the abyss rico and reg venture down the depths of the chasm having finished this run in 2017 to great critical acclaim made in abyss is completely worth your time it has a lot of things that you may like from light-hearted adventures thrilling your moments beautiful artwork and amazing character chemistry it’s a story that hooks you in and thanks to its suspenseful and sometimes traumatic elements it never lets go making it one of the best shows to binge.
#3: Violet Evergarden ( Best Short Anime Series )
Genre: Slice of Life, Drama, Fantasy
Just when i started off the list talking about the show about humanity and technology well here we go again violet Evergarden despite also dealing with the theme of mechanical humans and their sense of purpose is a far contrast from plastic memories rescuing the comedic and light-hearted parts in favor of going full dramatic and somewhat philosophical with this execution Violet Evergarden is set in a world that is on the cusp of recovery after being ravaged by a great war the titular character a young girl raised for the purpose of combat now begins to ponder her purpose with only words from her dearest person to guide her now working for ch postal services she takes interest in the job of an auto memory doll transcribing people’s thoughts on paper with this new life she embarks on a road of self-discovery while also learning more about the human heart and is also by far the most artistic show in the bunch so if you’re someone who enjoys anime for the cinematic aspects Violet Evergarden is going to be your favorite for a long time to come.
#2: Erased ( Best Short Anime Series )
Genre: Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural
what’s better than some time travel hijinks for the second place on the list with erase i can think i can confidently say that a lot of us have had to deal with what-ifs we get hung up on what-ifs and in some cases those what-ifs end up affecting our future in more direct ways and an unfortunate victim of such circumstances is Satoru fujinuma after the murder of his mother he finds himself with the uncanny ability to go back in time specifically he goes back to his childhood years when he gets reacquainted with the girl kaiohinazuki it is a race through time to uncover the mystery of the past and change the present with the girls seemingly being the key to the puzzle among the shows that I’ve listed are raised as by far the best in coming up with cliffhangers i just can’t put my device down watching it because each episode digs deeper into the mystery while adding more and more elements that i want to see resolved if you’re up for some binging definitely put this anime at the top of your watch list.
#1: Horimiya ( Best Short Anime Series )
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance
now today we’re going to end our list with what i believe is one of the best shows that has recently concluded and it’s horimia at first glance harimiya may not seem like much after all how many school romcoms have we seen already the setup doesn’t seem too unique but there is a very good reason why horimia was considered one of the most anticipated titles entering the season however horimia showcases sheer excellence in character drama and development i like rom-coms but the genre is not my number one favorite still i can’t help but keep binging this show because of the emotional connections that it made through not only its main characters but also the side characters i just can’t wait to see what fate lies ahead for a mismatched fair hori the chemistry is just there and i do think the title deserves all the hype that is why among the recent anime that i’ve watched i think horimia is the number one recommendation for a show that you can binge overnight and with that we wrap up our list of the top 10 anime you can binge in a night for those who watch these please tell me what you think of my recommendations in the comment section down below for those who found a new show to watch thanks to this list then please let me know about that as well i would love nothing better than to meet new friends through anime.
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