Most anime shorts are generally depicted around a certain area. This really focused story line allows for it to be quite reflective of the genre it fits. The plot progression is usually quite fast (as there is not much air time), or nothing really happens. Shorts provide for a quick anime fix, due to their air time, the characters in the shows become the most important as their interactions and relations between each other allows for furthering of the story and greater understanding. This year in anime a lot of them revolved around the comedic aspect, providing quick jokes. It allowed for some good laughs whilst being able to enjoy some anime. With that being said:
Deirii Raifu’s Pick:
Wagamama High Spec – ‘Wagamama!’
Wagamama High Spec takes the top spot this year in shorts. With a small cast of colorful characters playing around as the student council, each episode was a ball of fun. It was basically a short snippet of cute girls doing cute things. The mixing and matching of personalities, added to their own uniqueness whereby the animations were kept bright and colorful making it uplifting.
2) Anitore! XX
3) JK Meshi!
Special Mentions: Ooyasan wa Shishunki!