Short-format anime are fun little segments that are shorter than 20 minutes but still pack in plenty of fun. Usually, they are comedy or slice-of-life and every season has a handful of them. These are the most talked about ones from the Fall 2017 season so far.
1The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Theater 2nd Season
What’s it about: Three-minute shorts highlighting the daily activities of the Cinderella Girls when they are not singing or practicing. Segments include Fumika struggling to put books away and Uzuki’s fear of cooking mushrooms.
Who should watch it: The iDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS fans. This series exaggerates established personalities and is filling with in-jokes only hardcore fans will get.
2Love is Like a Cocktail (Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara)
What’s it about: A vanilla romance between a happily married couple who enjoy alcoholic drinks.
Who should watch it: People who love vanilla romances and don’t mind learning a few new cocktail recipes.
What’s it about: Nozomu tries to run a Rainy Color coffee shop in Hawaii and must come up with new ideas before it fails.
Who should watch it: Long-time Rainy Cocoa fans or anyone looking for a really lowkey two minute short.
4Love Rice 2
What’s it about: Rice boys battle noodle boys to determine the better high-carb food.
Who should watch it: Fans who like bishounen paired with rice and noodles puns. Watch it while eating instant ramen.
5Taisho Mebiusline Chicchaisan
What’s it about: A young man travels to Tokyo with a guardian sword, and is suddenly chibi-fied.
Who should watch it: Fans of bishounen, chibi, Taisho-era imagery, and lite-yaoi.
6Pingu in the City
What’s it about: Noot noot noot.
Who should watch it: Noooooooooooooot!!