Best Short Anime for Newcomers to Binge

The world of anime series is so large and full of different flavors that it's sometimes hard to figure out where to start.

To help new fans wade through the overwhelming waters of so many series, Wealth of Geeks offers new fans a selection of some of the best short anime.

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop is a great 1990s and anime series because it mixes episodic and serialized stories over its twenty-six episodes. The series has several standalone episodes focusing on our heroes hunting down a bounty.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

The twenty-six-episode series starts as a standard mecha anime story about a teenager being forced to pilot a mecha in a battle for global safety but slowly transforms into something much more introspective.

Kill la Kill

Kill la Kill may not be the most introductory anime to watch, but it is one of the most well-received anime. The twenty-four-episode series follows Ryuko Matoi as she enrolls in a strictly hierarchical academy searching for her father's murderer.

Rilakkuma and Kaoru

The series follows human Kaoru and her three non-human roommates, who experience small adventures like going to local festivals and weathering storms.

Keep Your Hands off Eizouken

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken is directed by beloved anime director Masaki Yuasa, a major name for his series and his films, including 2022's Inu-Oh, which push the boundaries of what animation can do.

Violet Evergarden

Violet was raised from birth to be an effective soldier, but when Violet loses her arms, she can no longer fight, and when the war ends, she must find a new way to live.

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