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Sushi Police

15 Short Anime to Watch During Your Break

Don't have a lot of time to watch anime? These short anime are perfect when you're on short on time.

We love anime, but sometimes we can’t watch an entire series in one day,  due to school, work, or family duties. During those precious minutes commuting to school or work, you can probably squeeze an episode or two. But,  it leaves us longing for more. So what can you do to get your daily anime dose? Watch a short anime. By the time your break is over, you’ve filled your anime cup. Here’s a list of short anime that you can binge during your lunch break or daily commute.

Sushi Police

short anime to watch during your break Sushi Police
  • Genre: Comedy, Police
  • Episodes: 13
  • Episode length: 3 minutes

As the title suggests, law-enforcement officers are monitoring the authenticity and quality of sushi all around the world. It’s the year 2020 and sushi are on every plate, especially with the announcement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. However, some restaurants unsuccessfully try to copycat this traditional dish to capitalize on the hype. Seeking to eradicate these fake establishments, the Japanese government and other ruling powers around the world establish the WFCO – World Food-culture Conservation Organization – to protect and promote authentic cuisines. To safeguard Japanese cuisines abroad, the WFCO deploys its 9th Division, a.k.a. Sushi Police to eliminate any restaurant that besmirches this popular dish.

Did you know that an actual Sushi Police exists? The name comes from the Washington Post that coined it from officials that inspect the authenticity of Japanese food in overseas Japanese restaurants.

Plastic Neesan

short anime to watch during your break Plastic Neesan
  • Genre: Comedy, School
  • Episodes: 12
  • Episode length: 2 minutes

Oh to be young again and have all the time in the world, is the world of Plastic Neesan. The series doesn’t have a plot, but only shows the wacky antics of three high school girls. The situations that these girls get themselves into can be bumpy, but at the same time funny. In the end, you will have a good laugh for just under 30 minutes.

Hellsing: The Dawn

short anime to watch during your break Hellsing: The Dawn
  • Genre: Action, Horror, Shounen, Supernatural, Vampire
  • Episodes: 3
  • Episode length: 10 minutes

Serving as a prequel to Hellsing Ultimate, the short anime takes place in September 1944. The world is in the thick of World War II. For the Nazi’s to get an advantage on the battlefield, they experiment with artificial vampire technologies. As a result, Sir Arthur Hellsing is sending his best agents – Walter C. Dornes a.k.a. “The Angel of Death” and Alucard – into Nazi-occupied Poland to stop the enemy’s vampire experiments.

AD Police Files

short anime to watch during your break AD Police Files
  • Genre: Adventure, Dementia, Mecha, Mystery, Police, Psychological, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Episodes: 3
  • Episode length: 24 minutes

You can cross this series from your Bad Anime Night. Imagine an animated version of I, Robot with a more murderous tone and some cliché dialogue and you get AD Police. The short anime takes place in the year 2027, the implementation and integration of boomers into society is becoming a little bit… fatal. As a result, the government forms the AD Police to destroy these killer boomers.

Today’s Asuka Show

short anime to watch during your break Today’s Asuka Show
  • Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Seinen
  • Episodes: 20
  • Episode length: 3 minutes

The series follows Asuka an attractive and clueless high school student who is unaware of the sexual suggestiveness of her actions. Each episode features a different awkward situation that Asuka causes.


short anime to watch during your break Danchigai!
  • Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
  • Episodes: 12
  • Episode length: 3 minutes

Those with many siblings – especially sisters – can relate to the main character, Haruki. The young boy lives in an apartment with his four sisters. Stuck in a house with four girls, Haruki has to deal with all sorts of trials and tribulations. From going grocery shopping to practice kissing, life is never boring in Danchigai!

Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV

short anime to watch during your break Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV
  • Genre: Action
  • Episodes: 5
  • Episode length: 12 minutes

Brotherhood explores the friendships between Crown Prince Noctis and his three buddies – Gladiolus, Prompto, and Ignis. The anime sets the tone that gamers will set out upon in Final Fantasy XV RPG.

Ani Tore! EX

short anime to watch during your break Ani Tore! EX
  • Genre: Comedy, Sports
  • Episodes: 12
  • Episode length: 4 minutes

Forget all those boring short exercises that you see on your news feed. Because five girls aiming to become idols will exercise with you to help you get in shape. Each episode contains a variety of routines, from push-ups to yoga to planking. So it's killing two birds with one stone – watch anime and burn calories.

Ojisan and Marshmallow

short anime to watch during your break Ojisan and Marshmallow
  • Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
  • Episodes: 12
  • Episode length: 3 minutes

The do’s and don’ts of office romance are manifold and can cause unnecessary headache. However, Iori doesn’t care, because she has her eyes set on Habahiro Hige – an older man who loves marshmallow – and will do anything to lure him into a romantic relationship, despite her friends’ worries.

Murder Princess

short anime to watch during your break Murder Princess
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 6
  • Episode length: 24 minutes

Imagine Lindsay Lohan (Freaky Friday) meets Guts (Berserk) and you’ll get Murder Princess. The story follows Princess Alita, who flees her home after witnessing the death of The King. While fleeing from those who murdered her father she meets with the bounty hunter Falis. In a twist of fate, they switch souls. Worried for the safety of her Kingdom, Alita begs Falis to return and protect the Kingdom, offering herself as collateral. After a bloody battle, Falis resumes the title of Princess of Forland, leading to the birth of the most vicious princess in the Kingdom – the Murder Princess.

Voices of a Distant Star

  • Genre: Drama, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi, Space
  • Episodes: 1
  • Episode length: 25 minutes

Voices of a Distant Star tells the beautiful long-distance love story between a boy on earth and a girl in space. They keep in touch by sending cell phone text messages. But, the farther away they get from each other, the harder it is for the text messages to get to each other.

Sekko Boys

short anime to watch during your break Sekko Boys
  • Genre: Comedy, Music
  • Episodes: 12
  • Episode length: 7 minutes

Due to the crappy economy, it’s tough for a recent college graduate to land a job.  Luckily, Miki Ishimoto landed her first job as the manager for a new boy band. But these are not your typical One Direction boys. They are stone figures. The story portrays their efforts to make it in the entertainment world with their inexperienced female manager Miki.

I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying

short anime to watch during your break I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying
  • Genre: Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life
  • Episodes: 26 (2 seasons)
  • Episode length: 3 minutes

Kaoru is a social drinker office lady who's passionate about her job. Her husband

Hajime, on the other hand, is a hard-core otaku who lives a nearly shut-in lifestyle. Although they might have different interests, they are deeply in love. The series explores the good, the bad, and hilarious life of these newlywed.

Tonari no Seki-Kun: The Master of Killing Time (My Neighbor Seki)

short anime to watch during your break Tonari no Seki-Kun: The Master of Killing Time
  • Genre: Comedy, School, Seinen
  • Episodes: 21
  • Episode length: 7 minutes

Watching Seki kill time is the perfect way to kill yours. As the title already mentions, the story centers around Seki, a boy who kills time by playing by himself at his school desk and how this annoys Yokoi – a dutiful student. Although Seki's distracting yet intricate playtime peeves Yokoi, she finds herself being drawn into his fascinating hobby. Basically, what you do in class but with an animated twist.

Time of Eve

short anime to watch during your break Time of Eve
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Slice of Life
  • Episodes: 6
  • Episode length: 18 minutes

In the near future, androids are everywhere and doing things that we don't want to do ourselves. As a result, humans see these androids as a common everyday tool, while others empathize with the androids due to their human-like appearance. The story centers around Rikuo – who takes androids for granted – whom one day discovers that Sammy – his home android – has been acting strangely.

On top of that, Rikuo finds a strange recording in Sammy's activity log. Rikou is filled with curiosity and one day along with his friend Masaki trace Sammy's footsteps, leading them to an unusual café. The primary rule at the café is not to discriminate between humans and androids.

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