If you’re like me, you have a hard time dropping out of something; even if it isn’t that good, you need to know how it ends. Or you’re the flip side: once you get started on something good you eat and breathe it until it’s gone and can’t focus on anything until you finish.
That’s why it’s nice to know ahead of time what you’re getting into. That way when those pesky cliffhangers rear their head and turn your planned two episodes into a binge of two seasons, you don’t lose your job because of it.
Because season lengths vary anywhere between a 10 episode single cour to a 26 episode double-cour with five OVA episodes, I will be listing entries by number of episodes rather than seasons. Order is shortest to longest, starting with movies, then short episode series, then normal episode length series.
MOVIES (Times are approximate)
45 Minutes: The Garden of Words
120 Minutes :
130 Minutes: A Silent Voice
160 Minutes: The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
200 Minutes: Kizumonogatari Trilogy (Three movies, 60, 60, and 80 minutes)
665 Minutes: The Garden of Sinners (Kara no Kyoukai) (Ten movies, ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours each)
SHORT EPISODE SERIES (Categorized by length of episode, then number of episodes)
2-3 Minute Episodes
5-6 Minute Episodes
8 Minute Episodes
10-13 Minute Episodes
12-15 Minute Episodes
24: Isekai Izakaya
NORMAL SERIES (22-24 MINUTE EPISODES, INCLUDES STREAMABLE OVAS)
- Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
- Laid-Back Camp (Yuru Camp)
- Land of the Lustrous
- Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka
- Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood
- My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
- No Game No Life
- One-Punch Man
- Owarimonogatari (1st Season)
- Prison School
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- Restaurant to Another World (Isekai Shokudou)
- Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist
- Sweetness and Lightning
- Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? -On the Side-
- Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
- WorldEnd: What Do You Do at the End of the World? Are you Busy? Will You Save Us? (SukaSuka)
- Yuki Yuna is a Hero
- Yuri!!! On Ice
- Zombie Land Saga
51: Soul Eater
69: Yakitate!! Japan