“My rate of keeping up with newly-debuted anime series has fallen in the past few years.” Doesn’t it sound familiar? And so:
The bulk of my current anime watching involves series with episodes lasting less than 15 minutes. […] Those shorter runtimes mean smaller weekly time commitments for me as a viewer and also mean the shows featuring those shorter episodes sometimes have more focused writing and pacing compared to their full-length counterparts.
Tom went on to give a run-down of the shorties, although his impressions are rather different from mine, starting from his top-rated one, Wakaba:
My favorite 2015 show among the ones I’ve completed so far. It was fun to watch the rich and out-of-touch Wakaba striving to become a normal high school student with the help of her classmate friends.
The rich girl stereotype is one of my favourites. Look no further than Sena of Haganai and Tsumigi of K-ON. Unfortunately, he neglected to mention that Wakaba was not only rich, but also hideously dumb, enough to make her insufferable. I lasted 2 episodes.
Similarly, in Wooser I did not care for psychodelic, macambre, and surrealistic episodes. Its referrential and self-deprecating humour was the best, IMHO. But Tom lauds S3 for being “more ambitious in its episode subjects than past seasons”.
Overall, an excellent compendum of the form.