How do you guys feel about seasonal shorts? They've gotten more numerous over the past few years, and better in quality too.
Do you have a favorite? Is there anything you like better about them than normal shows? Or something you dislike?
>How is that a problem, the show itself will probably still be as long with or without the op/ed
Maybe, but I always figured they'd have a bit more time (maybe a minute) to work into the episode.
Long OP/ED are potentially an anime method of reducing the amount of drawings they require every week. It's also important for earning money off the music single CD sales. The companies would probably just cut the show shorter to air more commercials without it.
It's part of the anime ritual so it rarely bothers me. One case where it does is for 2 minute shorts with a 30 second OP. They're so pressed for time that everyone is talking super fast over each other. Takes me like 4 minutes to watch a Teekyuu episode because of pausing.
I just recently started picking up shorts (Hacka Doll, Wakaba Girls), and boy what a good choice that was. Galko-chan is objectively the AOTS.
When all the threads get almost 200 unique posters, yeah, pretty good.
>How do you guys feel about seasonal shorts?
I feel pretty meh about them, I actually think some manga adaptations need to be put into a short form or it can fail. Good example is Dagashi Kashi. It would've much better as a 10 minute short.
>Do you have a favorite?
I don't have a favorite as of right now, there is nothing good airing.
But I heard Sekkou Boys was good might try that out.
>Is there anything you like better about them than normal shows? Or something you dislike?
I can't think of anything to hate about them nor can I think of anything to like about them.
Yeah there are some really sick short TV shows out there. Anything Itsuki Imazaki has touched, Aiura, Teekyuu, Nandaka Velonica and Marie and Gali are favourites of mine.
I wish they were all 8 minutes or so like Galko-chan. The ones that are literally a minute long or so like Ooya-san are barely worth watching because there's not enough time for anything to happen.
Ai Mai Mii, Fushigi na Somera-chan and his episodes in Danna ga Nani.
I have to say that out of all the series I'm watching, Konosuba is not one of them, it just doesn't call my attention, but I backlogged it now, will probably watch it the next season.
>eat shit, lots of people like a thing
Judging by hostility, it is.
Just saying people just need to talk about more than one fucking short, and quit fucking praising it like it's absolutely god-tier or something.
Feel free to mention some others.
I started watching Aiura and it's great
Galko's openings are literally a cut of various scenes from the previous episode. This is fucking retarded, because Galko is one of the few shorts that could really use a few extra minutes.
Nante is cute.
Anything Earth Star does is pretty fun to watch
Is this the sock/stocking/tights/etc. thread?
Zettai ryouki (socks, stockings). Especially flat colours in the former case, and lace with the latter.
Tights with a short, flirty skirt.
Above-ankle socks. Zettai ryouki with non-flat colours.
Which episode exactly? Galko OP always bring new information about the characters and what is going to be the theme of the episode, and in any case it show scenes from future episodes. I thought it was amazing because that's exactly how the manga is, always start with a legend on the side giving information to the reader. I don't think it shorten the episode but instead become part of it, so you get almost 8 minutes of uninterrupted content.
>Galko is one of the few shorts that could really use a few extra minutes.
I hope her VA's career kicks off
Pretty much any episode? They literally use scenes from the previous episodes in the openings, and in the case of episode 1, I'm pretty sure it used scenes from it's own episode. And no, not talking about the short character intro sequences, they are neat.
You can watch an entire season in half an hour.
S2 fucking when?
Yama no Susume is what got me into short shows.
I'm glad we're seeing more shows in a short timeframe.
I absolutely love them, I think a lot of meh 24 mins shows would benefit from having a shorter run time. Rainbow days is a good example of a show that benefits from a shorter run time same with Wakaba girl.
If Tomo-chan wa Onno no ko were to get an anime I hope it would be in this format
Teekyuu is the only short I like
She's absolutely best girl. Positively delicious
I finished Wooser recently. It started out kinda thin, but it got better and better and season 3 was fantastic. Unfortunately I was too lazy to gif anything.
I think its a good direction for most moe anime to take. Full length shows are nice but do you really need 24 minutes of cute girls doing pretty much nothing? It's kind of nice how its just a small dose.
What it really is is even cuter, despite the misleading endcard art. It's hard to describe how the girls act because the writing style of the author is unique from anything I've really seen.
It's not overwritten, so for example, they're not concerned with whether the viewer knows what they're talking about or explaining why they act toward each other the way they do. Sometimes they'll say non-sequiters and really catch you off guard
>make a show lewd as fuck with very VERY memorable characters
>wow why is it so popular?!?!>>138842499
Wakaba girl is a masterpiece
>But what's it actually about?
Good question. Probably an outlet for the writer's musings. It doesn't have a consistent story so it's not like Aiura and closer to Ai Mai Mii (without being batshit crazy, just strange)
They love to sell out episodes to various things. That's probably part of how they afforded to make three seasons. It's cool to see Miss Monochrome show up and what not.
>Good question. Probably an outlet for the writer's musings. It doesn't have a consistent story so it's not like Aiura and closer to Ai Mai Mii (without being batshit crazy, just strange)
>They love to sell out episodes to various things. That's probably part of how they afforded to make three seasons. It's cool to see Miss Monochrome show up and what not.
That's really interesting. I'll have to check it out, then. Good thing it's a short.
>mfw I JUST realized Galko episodes are only 7 minutes long through your post
Holy shit, I'm so disappointed right now.
I always wait for things to finish before watching them as I'd rather watch a lot of episodes in a single sitting over watching 1 episode weekly so I've been avoiding Galko threads to not get spoiled, but holy shit this is absolute news to me.
Here you can have this webm I made
Thanks man, been trying to remember the name for awhile now.
Here's a wacky one (Mel voiced by the man himself of course) to show off.
But I can't show off what I meant about the girls here. They're a good example of when being voiced by unknowns adds to the endearing effect.
And I liked this part because I just would never have expected the way he got down from the wall after being thrown at it. Special things like that are what make a series memorable
I love shorts. I watch on average 3~5 shorts each season, and usually thoroughly enjoy them for how good they are while being easy to digest.
It really pisses me off that almost every short series I've ever watched has had a bunch of fags in the threads complaining that it's too short and should be full length.
One of those rare cases where all the girls are best girls.
Sekkou Boys was very underwhelming and dry in the humour department. It didn't use its assets well like Gyaruko did either, I mean just look at how little screen time this amazing cake got.
Watching Ooya-san makes it a real shame for a SoL since, the show is like 2mins and dialogue is fast-paced.
anime just keeps getting shorter and shorter
>12/13 episode series more abundant than 24
>50 episode series almost never
>7 minute shorts are now being cut down to 4 minute shorts
>quality of animation hasnt even improved
I am unsure of what to feel
Hackadoll was what exposed me to the glory of shorts. #1 a best
i have never been more satisfied with a short in my life, i enjoy this show so fucking much.
I've basically cut down watching seasonal shit to just shorts now. Also gives me time to work on my backlog.
I think I'm starting to actually enjoy watching anime again.
Same here. I kind of stopped watching anything for a couple years, but then picked up Tonari no Seki-kun when it aired. Loved Wakaba Girl; watching Ooya-san and Galko this season.