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Anime
bySvamper
Dec 09 2023, 10:39 AM | Updated Jan 25, 6:32 PM
Short form anime series on this site can often be underappreciated. In the same way poetry is radically different from fiction novels, which are radically different from screenplays and so forth, I view shorter series, typically OVAs, in the same way. Too frequently they're compared to TV series, and there will be many comparative allusions roughly paraphrasing, "You can't expect much from the story/characters because of how short it is", or other similar comments. The value of the efficacy of the presentation in both shorter and longer series are for the most part incomparable to each other. They both strive to do very different things through very different means despite the shared medium of "anime". Of course, what constitutes the differences or goals of a creator is quite vast, but the point is that from my personal view, because the context of the existence of shows that would either be shorter in length or longer are so different and require much different means for communicating the information that they present, I think they should be judged by different standards. How a person judges them is up to themselves, but I do believe short series are worthy of the praise that many would only attribute to more lengthy series. What I want to do is give reverence for the fun-sized length series I have come across and enjoyed to some degree.

What constitutes a “short” series is something shorter in length than a standard minimum length TV series, which is 12 episodes in length. The focus is not on the number of episodes, but rather judging roughly the amount of time. So, if there is a series with 24 episodes, but they are only 3 minutes in length, for example, that would constitute a short series.
3x3 Eyes
OVA, 1991
6.71
28,542
3x3 Eyes: Seima Densetsu
OVA, 1995
6.90
15,130
Alien 9
OVA, 2001
6.74
39,667
Aozora Shoujo-tai
OVA, 1994
6.51
8,897
Arion
Movie, 1986
6.15
7,361
Baoh Raihousha
OVA, 1989
6.13
19,534
Battle Royal High School
OVA, 1987
5.58
8,792
Bounty Dog: Getsumen no Eve
OVA, 1994
5.53
4,192
Detatoko Princess
OVA, 1997
6.00
4,058
Di Gi Charat
TV, 1999
6.81
25,414
Di Gi Charat Christmas Special
Special, 2000
6.59
4,137
Di Gi Charat Natsuyasumi Special
Special, 2001
6.63
3,416
Di Gi Charat Ohanami Special
Special, 2001
6.68
3,407
Di Gi Charat Summer Special 2000
TV Special, 2000
6.52
3,923
Dragon Half
OVA, 1993
6.86
21,826
Fantasia
OVA, 1993
5.41
2,931
Genmu Senki Leda
OVA, 1985
6.35
7,682
Gunnm
OVA, 1993
7.08
61,605
Ihatov Gensou: Kenji no Haru
Movie, 1996
7.31
9,221
Jungle de Ikou!
OVA, 1997
5.33
8,291
Juubee Ninpuuchou
Movie, 1993
7.61
141,478
Kakugo no Susume
OVA, 1996
4.80
11,901
Kotetsu no Daibouken
OVA, 1996
5.75
3,575
Kouryuu Densetsu Villgust
OVA, 1993
6.12
2,387
Kyuuketsuhime Miyu
OVA, 1988
6.96
22,279
Megami Paradise
OVA, 1995
5.39
3,566
Natsuki Crisis
OVA, 1994
6.19
3,480
Ninja Mono
OVA, 1996
5.91
3,443
Outlanders
OVA, 1986
5.84
8,807
Ozanari Dungeon: Kaze no Tou
OVA, 1991
6.45
2,425
Photon
OVA, 1997
7.02
15,108
Princess Minerva
OVA, 1995
5.52
2,318
Pugyuru
TV, 2004
5.74
5,123
Rakushou! Hyper Doll
OVA, 1995
5.88
3,056
Sailor Victory
OVA, 1995
6.03
2,225
Seijuuki Cyguard
OVA, 1989
5.28
5,000
Seirei Tsukai
Movie, 1995
5.62
3,747
Shamanic Princess
OVA, 1996
6.66
13,646
Shihaisha no Tasogare
OVA, 1998
5.80
11,564
Shinpi no Sekai El-Hazard
OVA, 1995
7.26
19,892
Taiho Shichau zo
OVA, 1994
7.48
29,316
Tatakae!! Iczer-1
OVA, 1985
6.23
9,754
Tattoon Master
OVA, 1996
6.08
3,542
The Supergal
OVA, 1986
5.91
4,786
Winter Garden
TV Special, 2006
6.55
8,088
Xanadu Dragonslayer Densetsu
OVA, 1988
5.33
1,799
Youma
OVA, 1989
6.07
9,615
Yousei Hime Ren
OVA, 1995
6.04
4,499

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