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14th May '16 7:58:15 AM SteveMB
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Most series today use a TwoShorts form, with a pair of eleven-minute episodes. Originally very rare, it's practically the standard for comedy. Some half-hour animated shows have a few Two Shorts episodes made up, any half of which can be used as emergency schedule filler around odd-length specials or movies. (The Disney Channel likes these, there are three episodes of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' that follow Two Shorts form, and they crop up after any given movie airing.)

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Most series today use a TwoShorts form, with a pair of eleven-minute episodes. Originally very rare, it's practically the standard for comedy. Some half-hour animated shows have [[VignetteEpisode a few Two Shorts episodes made up, up]], any half of which can be used as emergency schedule filler around odd-length specials or movies. (The Disney Channel likes these, there are three episodes of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' that follow Two Shorts form, and they crop up after any given movie airing.)
17th Oct '15 8:57:16 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' has up to four segments an episode.

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* ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' has up to four segments an episode.
28th Jul '15 12:00:37 PM wootzits
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* Some {{anime}} air (in Japan) in a form like this, notably ''Manga/RiskySafety'', Folktales From Japan and ''Anime/OruchubanEbichu'', although the series they aired with are less notable. More common are the half-length episodes (about 13 minutes) which air back to back in a half-hour timeslot.

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* Some {{anime}} air (in Japan) in a form like this, notably ''Manga/RiskySafety'', Folktales ''Folktales From Japan Japan'' and ''Anime/OruchubanEbichu'', although the series they aired with are less notable. More common are the half-length episodes (about 13 minutes) which air back to back in a half-hour timeslot.timeslot.
* ''{{Franchise/Anpanman}}'' follows the two story format in nearly every episode, with the exception of a few half-hour special episodes. Because of [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters the amount of characters]] in the franchise, the episodes are simply created by pairing up two characters (or a [[CastHerd defined group]] and a seperate character) and have them work off each other based on their personalities.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' was broadcast as one five-minute episode per weekday, which were then stitched together into a half-hour Five Shorts form on Saturday.
* ''Anime/CrayonShinChan'' usually runs the three episode format.
* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' uses the ABA format, with a mini segment in between each episode. Most dubs cut these mini segments out, making it Two Shorts, and some episodes are full length.



* The anime version of ''Manga/SgtFrog'' usually followed a Two Shorts format.
* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' began as a Two Shorts format, sometimes leading to confusion about how many episodes there are since the shows from this period may be counted as either one or two.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' was broadcast as one five-minute episode per weekday, which were then stitched together into a half-hour Five Shorts form on Saturday.
* Episodes two and onward of (Zoku) ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' follow this format.
** As does ''Goku'' (the OVA) and, so far, ''Zan'' (the third series).

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* The anime version Most of ''Manga/SgtFrog'' usually followed a Two Shorts format.
* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' began as a Two Shorts format, sometimes leading to confusion about how many
the ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'' episodes there are since the shows from this period may be counted as either one or two.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' was broadcast as one five-minute episode per weekday, which
were then stitched together into a half-hour Five Shorts form on Saturday.
* Episodes
made up of two and onward of (Zoku) ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' follow this format.
** As does ''Goku'' (the OVA) and, so far, ''Zan'' (the third series).
different stories.



* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}''
** ''Anime/JewelpetSunshine'' uses the two shorts format in more than half its episodes.
** ''Anime/JewelpetMagicalChange'' uses two shorts in most episodes, canon to the plot, and at the end there's a very short segment detailing some Jewelpet's misadventure (so, AAB).



* Episodes two and onward of (Zoku) ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' follow this format.
** As does ''Goku'' (the OVA) and, so far, ''Zan'' (the third series).
* ''Manga/{{Sazaesan}}'' does the three shorts format.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' is a subversion. While the episodes are divided into three shorter ones (each with their own title, except for the season finales), they are all linked together in one overarching plot.
* The anime version of ''Manga/SgtFrog'' usually followed a Two Shorts format.
* ''Shima Shima Tora No Shimajiro'' does the ABA format, with a live action segment featuring a costume Shimajiro being the B.



* ''Motto Manga/ToLoveRu''
* ''Manga/SoredemoMachiWaMawatteiru'' anime adaption features two thematically linked chapters of the manga per episode.



* ''Manga/{{Sazaesan}}'' does the three shorts format.

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* ''Manga/{{Sazaesan}}'' does ''Manga/SoredemoMachiWaMawatteiru'' anime adaption features two thematically linked chapters of the three shorts format.manga per episode.
* The 2009 ''VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}}'' anime has two stories per episode.



* The 2009 ''VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}}'' anime has two stories per episode.
* ''Anime/CrayonShinChan'' usually runs the three episode format.
* Most of the ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'' episodes were made up of two different stories.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' is a subversion. While the episodes are divided into three shorter ones (each with their own title, except for the season finales), they are all linked together in one overarching plot.
* ''Anime/JewelpetSunshine'' uses the two shorts format in more than half its episodes.
** Same with ''Anime/JewelpetMagicalChange''.
* ''{{Franchise/Anpanman}}'' follows the two story format in nearly every episode, with the exception of a few half-hour special episodes. Because of [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters the amount of characters]] in the franchise, the episodes are simply created by pairing up two characters (or a [[CastHerd defined group]] and a seperate character) and have them work off each other based on their personalities.
* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' uses the ABA format, with a mini segment in between each episode. Most dubs cut these mini segments out, making it Two Shorts, and some episodes are full length.
* ''Shima Shima Tora No Shimajiro'' does the ABA format, with a live action segment featuring a costume Shimajiro being the B.
* ''YokaiWatch'' has up to four segments an episode.

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* The 2009 ''VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}}'' anime has two stories per episode.
''Motto Manga/ToLoveRu''
* ''Anime/CrayonShinChan'' usually runs the three episode format.
* Most of the ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu''
''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' began as a Two Shorts format, sometimes leading to confusion about how many episodes were made up of two different stories.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' is a subversion. While
there are since the episodes are divided into three shorter ones (each with their own title, except for the season finales), they are all linked together in shows from this period may be counted as either one overarching plot.
or two.
* ''Anime/JewelpetSunshine'' uses the two shorts format in more than half its episodes.
** Same with ''Anime/JewelpetMagicalChange''.
* ''{{Franchise/Anpanman}}'' follows the two story format in nearly every episode, with the exception of a few half-hour special episodes. Because of [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters the amount of characters]] in the franchise, the episodes are simply created by pairing up two characters (or a [[CastHerd defined group]] and a seperate character) and have them work off each other based on their personalities.
* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' uses the ABA format, with a mini segment in between each episode. Most dubs cut these mini segments out, making it Two Shorts, and some episodes are full length.
* ''Shima Shima Tora No Shimajiro'' does the ABA format, with a live action segment featuring a costume Shimajiro being the B.
* ''YokaiWatch''
''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' has up to four segments an episode.
24th Jun '15 4:24:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/ShinChan'' usually runs the three episode format.

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* ''Anime/ShinChan'' ''Anime/CrayonShinChan'' usually runs the three episode format.
21st Jun '15 2:15:47 PM StFan
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* Some {{anime}} air (in Japan) in a form like this, notably ''Anime/RiskySafety'', Folktales From Japan and ''Anime/OruchubanEbichu'', although the series they aired with are less notable. More common are the half-length episodes (about 13 minutes) which air back to back in a half-hour timeslot.

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[[folder:Anime and & Manga]]
* Some {{anime}} air (in Japan) in a form like this, notably ''Anime/RiskySafety'', ''Manga/RiskySafety'', Folktales From Japan and ''Anime/OruchubanEbichu'', although the series they aired with are less notable. More common are the half-length episodes (about 13 minutes) which air back to back in a half-hour timeslot.
18th Jun '15 3:27:20 PM wootzits
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** Same with ''Anime/JewelpetMagicalChange''.
11th May '15 1:31:03 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ''ShizukuChan'' does two stories per episode.
* ''Manga/{{Sazae-san}}'' does the three shorts format.

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* ''ShizukuChan'' ''Manga/ShizukuChan'' does two stories per episode.
* ''Manga/{{Sazae-san}}'' ''Manga/{{Sazaesan}}'' does the three shorts format.
8th Dec '14 2:55:57 PM StFan
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Many shows follow an A-B-A form for this format, meaning one series has a short in the first slot and in the last. This "A" series is generally the one that gives the whole show its name. The middle slot is filled by a second "B" series, that may or may not get billing in the TitleSequence. The "B" series is often in the same universe as the "A" series, and the two can often CrossOver, with the virtue that everyone who has seen the one will almost inevitably see the other. Creator/{{Hanna-Barbera}} likes this format for its Cartoon Network original shows, and many of its older productions.

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Many shows follow an A-B-A form for this format, meaning one series has a short in the first slot and in the last. This "A" series is generally the one that gives the whole show its name. The middle slot is filled by a second "B" series, that may or may not get billing in the TitleSequence. The "B" series is often in the same universe as the "A" series, and the two can often CrossOver, with the virtue that everyone who has seen the one will almost inevitably see the other. Creator/{{Hanna-Barbera}} Creator/HannaBarbera likes this format for its Cartoon Network original shows, and many of its older productions.
6th Nov '14 1:40:29 PM mimitchi33
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* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' uses the ABA format, with a mini segment in between each episode. Most dubs cut these mini segments out, making it Two Shorts.

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* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' uses the ABA format, with a mini segment in between each episode. Most dubs cut these mini segments out, making it Two Shorts.Shorts, and some episodes are full length.


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* ''YokaiWatch'' has up to four segments an episode.
9th Aug '14 6:48:30 PM wootzits
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* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}} Sunshine'' uses the two shorts format in more than half its episodes.

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* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}} Sunshine'' ''Anime/JewelpetSunshine'' uses the two shorts format in more than half its episodes.
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