As with every season of anime, there is always that one show that everyone’s talking about. For this year, Winter had Boku Machi (you can check out my review of that here), Spring gave us Re:Zero and Summer brought Mob Psycho 100. While those shows indefinitely deserve the spotlight and fans will flock to greatness, more often than not this results on this concept of hidden gems. Shows that garner a small yet dedicated fanbase that are sometimes pushed aside in the multitude of “Top 10” lists and “Season Spotlights”. As of writing this piece, we’re roughly halfway through the season so I’ll be giving my thoughts on some of the shows this season in no particular order.
With every season of feature length anime, some studios decide that their concepts would be better executed within a shorter time frame. Well it’s either that or they couldn’t get the air time. In any case, Spring 2016 brought a few good time wasters to add to the list which for me worked out great because I had exams and didn’t have time to watch a lot of feature length shows. Here are my thoughts on the shows of Spring 2016 that had episode lengths less than twenty minutes.
I don’t know about the rest of the world but the Spring season of anime occurs during exam season over here which can have a huge effect on a weeb’s anime consumption. Apparently I didn’t want that to stop me though as I set out to watch 22 different shows as they aired. Needless to say that didn’t really happen but I got to most of them in the end. So I’m here to give a run-down of which shows I personally think are worth watching and which shows are not.
With every season, a selection of “timewaster” anime is released alongside the “real” anime. Despite what you would think, not all of these shows are worthless and I make an effort every season to try as many short episode anime as I can. This season I watched three shows with episode lengths less than 20 minutes and here are my thoughts on them.