Crossing Time

Genre(s): Slice of Life, Comedy, Short

Age-Appropriateness: 12+ (Some suggestive dialogue, mild profanity)

Platforms: Crunchyroll

Episodes: 12 three-minute episodes

TheAwersome Rating: 7.3 / 10 (Short little diversion)

Premise: Every day, all kinds of different people stop at railroad crossings on their way to work or school, resulting in all sorts of different conversations. Friends, enemies, acquaintances, and complete strangers—there’s always a new encounter to be had.

Crossing Time documents the discussions that take place at these locations. Whether these are funny or depressing, expected or completely unexpected, they certainly have the potential to be quite interesting.

TheAwersome’s Thoughts: Hey I actually read the manga before watching/knowing there was an anime! Not that it makes much of a difference here, it’s a vignette piece with only a small handful of recurring characters and a small story they sort of build on. There’s certainly a lot more content in the manga than here, but merely because there are more episodes. There isn’t anything here particularly gut-busting hilarious, but it’s good to get an episode in while in the bathroom or something. It honestly felt like something you’d see as an experimental theater piece, which is probably why I gave it a higher rating than the rest of Earth.

TLDR: Super short vignette series of interactions waiting at the Railroad crossing. Beats doom-scrolling reddit/twitter for an hour at least.

Here’s the whole first episode, enjoy.

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