Top 10 Best Short Animes to Watch in 2023

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Today I will enlist the Top 10 Best Short Animes to Watch in 2023! which have blowned the minds of millions of viewers with their fascinating and attractive story lines. So let’s see the Top 10 Best Short Anime Serieses to Watch in 2023!

Introduction : Top 10 Best Short Animes to Watch in 2023

In today’s world Anime has become a global phenomenon. With its stunning visuals, rich storytelling, and characters it has captivated the hearts of viewers of every age. Normally animes tend to release many seasons or span for multiple years. But short anime has its fanbase too.

Short animes tend to deliver a complete and satisfying experience in just a few episodes. No matter you are a seasoned anime fan or a newcomer everybody gets obsessed with short animes. With that in mind, I present you the Top 10 Best Short Animes to Watch in 2023.

10. Shine Post

Genre – Slice of Life, Music, Dance

Shine Post is a famous Japanese light novel series written by Rakuda and illustrated by Buriki. The anime adaptation is a Japanese idol-themed mixed-media project created by Konami Digital Entertainment and Straight Edge.

Shine Post is a story about three girls (Haru Nabatame, Kyōka Tamaki, and Rio Seibu) having a dream to become Idols. They formed a group named TINGS but they cloud not show good performance so now they are on the verge of breaking up.

The producer gave them a last chance to show their caliber and hired a manager Naoki Hinase. Naoki is an excellent manager but due to some reasons, he stopped this profession. He denied becoming their manager. But Naoki changed his decision afterward and decided to become their manager.

What made Naoki change his mind? & Did they become a successful group of Idol?

I know there are many more questions in your mind but to know the answers you have to watch the show. About the show, I can say that it’s a wholesome show you are going to enjoy it. It gives a pretty scenario of Idol’s struggle & etc.

9. My Step Sister is My Ex-Girlfriend

Genre – Romance, Comedy, School

My Step Sister is My Ex-Girlfriend is a Japanese romantic comedy light novel series written by Kyōsuke Kamishiro and illustrated by Takayaki.

As the name suggests it’s an adult story-based romantic anime!

What did you guys believe in my nonsense? Please don’t, in reality, this anime is the best example of “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. This anime has a beautiful mixture of romance & maturity with a flavor of comedy.

This is the story of two teenagers Irido Mizuto and Yume Ayai who happened to be a couple in middle school. But they decided to break up just before entering high school. But the luck was off their side. With a crazy twist of fate, their parents got remarried with one another and they became step-siblings.

Now the story mainly focuses on a former couple becoming step-siblings and to maintain their newly found relationship they will make some of their own rules. And many kinds of stuff will happen in between.

Will they become a couple again or try their best to protect the new relationship? You will never know these questions if you don’t watch the show. I can assure you that with an overwhelming comedy, this show will give you a beautiful idea of what a relationship stands for.

8. Romantic Killer

Genre – Shounen, Comedy, Romance

Written and illustrated by Wataru Momose Romantic Killer is one of the best Netflix Exclusive anime series I have ever watched. Our protagonist Anzu is a charming lovely lady who has 0 interest in romance. All she want is games, snacks, chocolates & her cat.

Anzu was having her ideal life alone until a certain witch called Riri pops out of Anzu’s game and makes her “Subject One”. As mentioned earlier Anzu had 0 interest in romance but this witch was a matchmaker who was programmed for the user to live a dating game in real life.

So what do you think happens with Anzu afterward? Will she be able to shake off Riri or she become a player of the game? To know that just go and watch the series already.

7. Balance Unlimited

Genre – Shounen, Comedy, Mystery

Balance Unlimited is an anime adaptation of a Fugou Keiji novel a detective crime mystery story in which our main protagonist, Daisuke Kanbe comes from a prestigious family and has practically unlimited money for him to give away 2-3 million in child’s play. 

His family doesn’t only have unlimited money but also far advanced technology which is unknown and may sound impossible to some people. Like their artificial intelligence bulter. Even after this much amount of money and technology, there exists a dark past.

Which He wants to uncover but starts to face numerous hurdles from his family, so what is this dark past and why is his family not covering it unknown to him will Daisuke be able to find it out? Will they be able to solve the case? To know the answers watch the show already.

6. Engage Kiss

Genre – Shounen, Comedy, Romance

Engage Kiss is an original Japanese anime series created by Aniplex & Fumiaki Maruto.

The story begins with a high-tech city Bayron floating over the Pacific Ocean. Bayron City’s primary power source is a mysterious thing called Orgonium. In front of the entire world, they pose themselves as the best city filled with happiness & prosperity. But in reality, this city harbors the demons.

Shu Ogata, the story’s main protagonist, lost his family at the hands of demons. He runs a company now named “I&S Office“. They defeat demons for money. Deep inside Shu is still finding the truth behind his family’s death.

Shu has an exceptional partner Kisara who is actually a Super A-class Demon. Shu formed a pact with Kisara for demon hunting. Undoubtedly he is the strongest demon hunter in the city. But he still can’t determine the mystery behind his family’s death. 

On the other hand, a pact never comes for free!

So what is it that Shu is giving to Kisara to maintain the pact? Will he be able to uncover the mystery or not? To know the answers you must watch the show. The art style is excellent & the fighting scenes are great & the show is entertaining to watch.

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5. Platinum End

Genre – Shounen, Supernatural, Psychological, Mystery

Platinum End is the animate adaption of the famous Japanese manga of the same name. This anime unfolds a crazy mystery and gives a life lesson that no one can dream of. The main character Mirai Kakehashi was tired of his life. After his parent’s death, his relatives took him in, but they treated him poorly. He decides to end his life.

He even leaped to death but instead of death, he met a winged entity. She introduced herself as the guardian angel & offered the MC two powers. MC thought of giving his life another try with his newfound mysterious powers.

What were the powers? What will happen with the MC? To know the answers you must watch the show. Tsugumi Ohba’s great way with the plot won’t disappoint you throughout the story. So just watch it already.

4. Lycoris Recoil

Genre – Shounen, Action

Lycoris Recoil is a Japanese original anime television series created by Spider Lily and Asaura.

Criminal acts in Japan have drastically reduced because of a Government secret organization DA (Direct Attack). They train the orphan girls to become assassins. These assassins are known as “Lycoris”.

Takina Inoue is an exceptional Lycoris who is obsessed with doing everything perfectly. One day in a gun smuggling case she shot dead all the smugglers without waiting for orders from the higher-ups. Thus she got transformed from DA. The chief told her she would be under Chisato Nishikigi ( Best Lycoris of DA).

Everyone in the DA knows the name of Chisato Nishikigi as she is one of the top-tier Lycoris & everyone admires her. Takina had high expectations of Chisato. She wanted to learn many things from her as she admired her.

But in reality, when she met Chisato, Chisato was nowhere near as she imagined her to be. Chisato is a carefree person who is not serious about her duties. She watches movies the whole night & roams around the town the entire day. Takina was amazed to see the prodigy of Lycoris to be so carefree. But when they encountered an armed terrorist gang Chisato single-handedly downfolded them in a blink of an eye. Surprisingly she did not kill anyone.

Takina needed clarification about Chisato. How can a prodigy like her be this casual? But without anyone noticing Chisato & Takina got dragged into a big arms racket case.

What happens next is an exciting story. It’s one of the best anime I watched in 2022. So do watch it & you can enjoy it with your family too (except for some scenes xD.)

3. Call of the Night

Genre – Romance, Supernatural, Shounen, Vampire

Call of the Night is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kotoyama. The anime adaptation of the series aired from July to September 2022 by Liden Films.

A boy named Kou Yamori is a normal high school boy who doesn’t understand the concept of love. He stops going to school because he feels he doesn’t fit in this culture of life. He suffers from insomnia due to all kinds of thoughts at night.

At night he suddenly starts roaming around on the empty streets and encounters a strange, weird girl named Nazuna Nanakusa who believes people are dissatisfied with their lives and that’s why they can’t sleep at night.

Later he gets bitten by Nazuna and discovers she is a vampire. Much weird stuff roams around in his mind but it all clears off in an instant after Nazuna assures him the only way he can turn into a vampire is he must be bitten by someone he truly loves. Now our boy wants to love this vampire girl and also make her fall for him.

Despite having the Shounen tag, the show’s first season mainly focuses on the romance part. But as a manga reader, I can assure you the next season will be packed with thrilling & exciting fight scenes. Now “Will Kou ever become a Vampire?” or “What happened with Nazuna & Kou?” are some questions you will never get to know if you don’t watch the series so without wasting your time go and Watch the show!

2. Summer Time Rendering

Genre – Shounen, Supernatural, Mystery

Summer Time Rendering is one of the best mystery animes that I have ever watched.

Shinpei Ajiro the main character of the story lost his parents and started living with Mio and Ushio & their parents. Afterward, he went to Tokyo to continue his studies.

Shinpe however returns to his homeland to attend the funeral of Ushio. At first, they thought that Ushio died while rescuing a little girl but later Shinpei’s best friend tells him that they found some bruises around Ushio’s neck. Shinpei decides to solve the murder of Ushio and stays behind in Hitogashima Island.

While solving the case Shinpei and his friends start encountering one after another mysterious incidents. Suddenly they recall an infamous old folktale about their homeland Hitogashima Island.

The folktale about Shadows- “The Shadow Sickness that’s what they call it. It’s like a disease endemic to this island. If you were taken with the Shadow Sickness, you would start seeing your Shadow. Those who saw the Shadow………..”

1. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Genre – Shounen, Sci-Fi, Action, Dark

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a prequel of the famous Sci-Fi game Cyberpunk 2077. So the world and all the stuff are exactly the same as the game. This is a Netflix Exclusive Anime series directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi & illustrated by Yoh Yoshinari.

The series shows the life of David Martinez a slum boy. Despite living in a slum her mother did whatever it takes to admit David to a good academy. Her only dream was to see David at the top of the Arasaka. David was also very serious to complete her mother’s dream but an incident with a street gang shattered all of his dreams.

Enraged by that incident David installed Sandevistan cyberware in his back. This gear grants the user inhuman speed. He then takes revenge on his tormentors. But this whole incident 

Article Summary


With the way our lives are now, it’s really tough to watch a series for too long. Short anime has become a big clutch to save us from those worries. Even with a tight schedule, one can easily enjoy short series. There are tons of short animes out there but from my best knowledge, I assure you that you won’t feel a single thread of boredom while watching these 10 mentioned animes.

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