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Completed anime series 6 episodes or less.
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So I recently started watching some short series, and they have been good. But I couldn't find a list of these (rather, I couldn't be bothered looking) so I decided to just get some names from here. It seems a lot of people don't know shorts either...

1. Total anime series has to be 6 episodes or less. i.e. Rurouni Kenshin OVA's do not count because the Rurouni Kenshin series is over 6 episodes.
2. The series has to be completed.
3. One-shot OVA's/ONA's count. Of course, try listing only if it's actually good, and preferably if it has a standalone storyline.
4. No listing of adult animation. (Just in case)
5. Try to note how many episodes it has.
6. Try not to repost.

To start off,
FLCL (6 eps)
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora (6 eps)
Iriya no Sora: UFO no Natsu (6 eps)
Kyousogiga (1-shot ONA, no news of sequel)
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Blue Submarine No. 6 ( 4 episodes )
Angel Sanctuary (3 Ovas) It's umm, the beginning of the manga though. Still, nice to watch.
REC * 9 episodes, only 12 minutes though...I don't really like it buut..it's a short-run anime after all *
I don't know if Kara No Kyoukai counts? * 7 episodes (films actually) It's pretty awesome anyways.*
Comedy (1 OVA)
Blame! (6 episodes)
Voices Of A Distant Star (1 OVA)
Ballad Of Shinigami (6 episodes)

Hmm, that's all I can think of right now, don't know too many short-run anime x] Gomen.
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Break Blade (6 movies/Episodes)
kara no kyoukai (7 movies/episodes) I don't know if you want to count the remix + epilogue which makes it 8-9
Denpa teki na Kanojo (2 episodes)
Coppelion (7 short episodes)
Natsuiro no Sunadokei (2 episodes)

others (some are upcoming and currently airing mostly movie format)
Mardock Scramble (3 movies and idk if it continues after)
Berserk Ougon Jidaihen (3 movies)
Dragon Age: Blood Mage no Seisen (1 shot movie)
Minori Scramble (1 movie)

Possiblities
Gyo

I can't say for myself if they are good to you or not, but this is what I can think of.
Posted 1/7/12
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Posted 1/7/12
Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan -Two seasons I believe, first one had 4 episodes and the second had 5. It also had an OVA containing 2 episodes.

Comedy - A very short 15 minute OVA.

Eien No Aseria - 2 OVAs, it was decent and I wish for a full adaption considering the premise was interesting, it's base off a game.

Interlude - 3 45 minute OVAs, it was very interesting but the ending was... Ugh, I want to know more about what happened.

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien ~Next Season~ - 5 episodes, not a sequel to the original but adapts the route of a heroine. It basically branches off the first anime at a certain point.

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed C.E.73: Stargazer
- It wouldn't be fair to connect to Gundam SEED/SEED Destiny as it is a standalone story. While it has some connections, it's a pretty good story.

Nana to Kaoru - 2 Episodes, something about sadomasochism, I didn't watch the second but it was funny.

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quick and dirty list, no descriptions etc

This is everything from my database that came up less than 7 episodes, that are complete, and non-hentai. The database is always a work in progress and I've taken certain things marked as OVA and moved them to a special for a particular series and what not, but most of these should be OVA's and movies... it's the title name and total episodes.

I edited down the list, slightly, to not include shows tied to a TV series, although I didn't carefully edit it so there probably are a few that persisted. Each one of them you should be able to watch without having to go see anything else, although a few of course, like Bungaku Shoujo, are 3 different series, but they all add up to under 6 eps total.

I've seen a decent amount of these, I can't say I'd recommend them all, but whats not so great to one person is good to another, like Naruto.

title_name total_episodes
Agriculture Girls 1
Aika R-16 Virgin Mission 3
Aika ZERO 3
Ajimu Kaigan Monogatari 4
Akane Maniax 2
Aki Sora 1
Akira 1
Amuri in Star Ocean 3
Ani*Kuri15 1
Animation Runner Kuromi 1 1
Animation Runner Kuromi 2 1
Baby Princess 3D Paradise Love 1
Black Rock Shooter 1
Boku Otaryman 2
Boku wa Imoto ni Koi o Suru: Secret Sweethearts 1
Break Blade 6
Bungaku Shoujo 1
Bungaku Shoujo - Memoire 3
Bungaku Shoujo Movie 1
Bus Gamer 3
Butt Attack Punisher Girl Gotaman 2
Castle in the Sky 1
Cencoroll 1
Cherry no Manma OVA 1
Cobra the Animation: The Psychogun OVA 4
Cobra the Animation: Time Drive OVA 2
Colorful - Movie 1
Combustible Campus Guardress 4
Cosplay Complex 3
Dead Girls 1
Denpa Teki na Kanojo 2
DiGi Charat - Winter Garden 2
Dogs Bullets and Carnage 4
Dokuro Chan 4
Elf ban Kakyuusei 4
evangelion 1.0 you are (not) alone 1
evangelion 2.0 you can (not) advance 1
Eve no Jikan 6
Five cm Story 1
FLCL 6
G-9 1
Gekijouban Heart no Kuni no Alice: Wonderful Wonder World 1
Genmukan 2
Golden Boy 6
Grave of the Fireflies 1
Gunbuster 2 6
Hantsuki 6
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Owari Naki Unemi 1
Harukanaru toki no Naka de ~Maihitoyo~ 1
Hen Zemi 2
Hiyokoi 1
Honey x Honey Drops 2
Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi OVA 2
Hoshizora Kiseki 1
Houkago no Pleiades 4
Howl's Moving Castle 1
Hyakko OVA 1
ICE 3
Ichigeki Sacchu!! HoiHoi-san 1
Interlude 3
Iriya no Sora UFO no Natsu 6
Is OVA 2
Is Pure 6
Itsudatte My Santa 1
Kaichuu! 2
Kanokon -Manatsu no Daishanikusai- 2
Kigurumikku 3
Kikis Delivery Service 1
Kimi no Na wo Yobeba 2
Kite 2
Koharu Biyori 3
Koi Sento 1
Kokuriko Saka Kara 1
Kowarekake no Orgel 1
Kuttsukiboshi 2
Kyousougiga 1
Lingerie Senshi Papillon Rose 1
Loups=Garous 1
Magical Quiz Academy 1
Magical Twilight 3
Magical Witch Academy 2
Majokko Tsukune-chan 6
Major - Gekijouban Major 1
Megane na Kanojo 4
Meguriau Sekai 1
Meltylancer 6
Memories Off 3
Memories Off #5 1
Memories Off 2nd 3
Memories Off 3.5 4
Mirai Nikki 1
Miyori no Mori 1
Mizu no Kotoba 1
Mizuiro 2
Mnemosyne 6
Moekan The Animation 3
Morita-san wa Makuchi 1
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku: The Legend of Koizumi 1
My Neighbor Totoro 1
Naisho no Tsubomi 3
Nana to Kaoru 1
Natsuiro no Sunadokei 2
Natsuki Crisis 2
Nausicaa - Valley of the Wind 1
Nichijou OVA 1
Nineteen 19 1
Norageki! 1
Nurse Witch Komugi 5
One 4
Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai: Hada-iro Ritsu Kyuu-wari Zou!? 1
Otaku No Video 2
Pale Cocoon 1
Patlabor WXIII 1
Piano no Mori 1
Pinky Street 2
Prayers 2
Princess Mononoke 1
Puni Puni Poemi 2
Raimurio Senkitan OVA 2
Renketsu Houshiki 3
ROD The OVA 3
Rozen Maiden Ouverture 2
Ryofuko-chan 4
Shinigami no Ballad 6
Shoka 1
Shonan Junai Gumi - Young GTO 5
Shukufuku no Campanella OVA 1
Sky Crawlers 1
Sky Girls OVA 1
Sojunghan Nal-ui Kkum 1
Sol Bianca 2
Sora no Otoshimono: Tokei Jikake no Angeloid 1
Spelunker is a Teacher 1
Spriggan 1
Summer Wars 1
Super Mobile Legend Dinagiga 2
Tales of Symphonia 4
Tamayura 4
The Epic of Zektbach 1
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time 1
The Place Promised in our Early Days 1
TO 2
Tokimeki Memorial 4 1
Tokimeki Memorial OVA 2
Tokyo Marble Chocolate 2
Tori no Uta 1
Touhou Unofficial Doujin Anime 1
Training with Hinako 1
Triangle Heart 4
True Love Story 3
Usagi Chan de Cue 3
Voices of a Distant Star 1
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou 2
Yotsunoha 2
Young Animator Training Project 4
Yuri Seijin Naoko-san 1
Yurumates 1
Yurumates Wa? 1
Zettai Shogeki ~ Platonic Heart ~ 5
_Summer 2
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according to the author almost all of these don't count they are from another anime or a bunch of different ovas.

the only one that i can think of that is not listed is valkyrie chronicles the two episode ova

tales of vesperia is the only one i can think of thats actually qualifies
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wolfsaiga wrote:



according to the author almost all of these don't count they are from another anime or a bunch of different ovas.

the only one that i can think of that is not listed is valkyrie chronicles the two episode ova

tales of vesperia is the only one i can think of thats actually qualifies


If you actually read the list there are quite a few standalone OVA's in that list, for example I got through the F's and found 40~ standalone OVA's/Movies that are not tied to an anime TV series. Thanks for reading.
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dokudokugwo wrote:


wolfsaiga wrote:



according to the author almost all of these don't count they are from another anime or a bunch of different ovas.

the only one that i can think of that is not listed is valkyrie chronicles the two episode ova

tales of vesperia is the only one i can think of thats actually qualifies


If you actually read the list there are quite a few standalone OVA's in that list, for example I got through the F's and found 40~ standalone OVA's/Movies that are not tied to an anime TV series. Thanks for reading.


i actually did go through it, i apologize for using "almost all" it shoulda been most. i actually did go through your list, just saying. some of the ovas in your list, connects to other ovas bringing em to above 6 even though the name is completely different. but at above half of em not valid i just wanted to say that. though i don't recognized more than 15 percent of the titles and i did leave that to the benifit of the doubt.

i am not trying to start a fight or anything, i think its cool that you took your time to put together the list.
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wolfsaiga wrote:


dokudokugwo wrote:


wolfsaiga wrote:



according to the author almost all of these don't count they are from another anime or a bunch of different ovas.

the only one that i can think of that is not listed is valkyrie chronicles the two episode ova

tales of vesperia is the only one i can think of thats actually qualifies


If you actually read the list there are quite a few standalone OVA's in that list, for example I got through the F's and found 40~ standalone OVA's/Movies that are not tied to an anime TV series. Thanks for reading.


i actually did go through it, i apologize for using "almost all" it shoulda been most. i actually did go through your list, just saying. some of the ovas in your list, connects to other ovas bringing em to above 6 even though the name is completely different. but at above half of em not valid i just wanted to say that. though i don't recognized more than 15 percent of the titles and i did leave that to the benifit of the doubt.

i am not trying to start a fight or anything, i think its cool that you took your time to put together the list.


First I am also not trying to start a fight, but not even "most" of the list is something that is outside what the op wanted, just saying.

Well it's by no means a perfect list, it was literally an SQL query that I put together on my own database and later edited titles out that have an actual anime TV series link, in which there probably are a few that still do. I figured something that has a sequel in an OVA isn't a big deal especially if they they don't add up to more than 6 or so.

I'm not going to go through and perfect it since there are plenty of other resources out there other than "hey I wan't shows like this but don't want to look myself", so I figured I'd throw out a wall of text and if the op wants to know if they are good, they can look it up.

The only ones I left with any sort of anime link on it are ones that I think you can watch without having to have seen the original anime, or can watch it and never see the original anime series. The list is 90% made up of series that are on their own or maybe have an additional ep through another OVA.

To the op... there are plenty of titles out there that are short, and on their own story wise, or at least only have a 1-2 ep sequel, look em up.
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Blue Submarine No. 6 ( 4 episodes )
Angel Sanctuary (3 Ovas) It's umm, the beginning of the manga though. Still, nice to watch.
REC * 9 episodes, only 12 minutes though...I don't really like it buut..it's a short-run anime after all *
I don't know if Kara No Kyoukai counts? * 7 episodes (films actually) It's pretty awesome anyways.*
Comedy (1 OVA)
Blame! (6 episodes)
Voices Of A Distant Star (1 OVA)
Ballad Of Shinigami (6 episodes)

Hmm, that's all I can think of right now, don't know too many short-run anime x] Gomen.


Wait doesn't Ballad Of A Shinigami has 7 episodes? o.o
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ber45347 wrote:

Wait doesn't Ballad Of A Shinigami has 7 episodes? o.o


It's only 6 eps long.
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dokudokugwo wrote:


ber45347 wrote:

Wait doesn't Ballad Of A Shinigami has 7 episodes? o.o


It's only 6 eps long.


aww I see thanks for the heads up. I watched that series long ago so don't remember much about it >.<
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I may be blind but I didnt see anyone posting this Anime, Muder Princess.
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I think i got most of the duplicates out of this list.

Appleseed - OVA (1ep)
Black Magic M-66 - OVA (1ep)
Kai Doh Maru -OVA (1ep)
Angel Densetsu - OVA (2ep)
Battle Angel Alita - - OVA (2ep)
Kite - OVA (2ep) + Kite Liberator - OVA (1ep)
Tokyo Babylon - OVA (2ep)
Tokyo Marble Chocolate- OVA (2ep)
Angel Sanctuary - OVA (3ep)
Cyber City Oedo 808 - OVA (3ep)
Parasite Dolls - OVA (3ep)
Strait Jacket - OVA (3ep)
3x3 eyes - OVA (4ep)
Casshern: Robot Hunter - OVA (4ep) - Casshern Sins has 26 eps but, that is the spin off
Dogs: Bullets& Carnage - OVA (4ep)
Dominion Tank Police - OVA (4ep)
Yakikaze - OVA (5ep)
Angel Cop - OVA (6ep)
Batman Gotham Knight - OVA (6ep)
Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver - OVA (6ep)
Mnemosyne - OVA (6ep)
Top Wo Nare - OVA (6ep)
Top Wo Nare 2- OVA (6ep)
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