Souryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni, Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita, Omiai Aite wa Oshiego, Tsuyoki na, Mondaiji.
For the last three seasons, a strange occurrence has been seen on the MAL seasonal anime charts, to the confusion of all viewing it. Josei shorts, which upon viewing are either hentai or censored hentai, depending on what release you manage to find.
A few people have asked, “Is this just a thing now? Are hentai short each season some new trend?”
Not really. Or more accurately, can you really call something a thing when there is only one company and producer funding it?
ComicFesta is the mastermind behind all of this. They seem to be a cross between comixology (a site for purchasing American comics) with the added bonus of manga that reminds me of harlequin novels.
With a partnership with TOKYO-MX (a TV station), they seem to be financing these adaptions of their their manga for both TV and their uncensored Anime Zone. All the adaptions so far have come from their TL Seamo label (TL meaning “Teen Love”)
This can’t be really called ‘a new trend’ or any such thing, being only one producer, even though they are hiring different animation studios to direct, but it seems more to be a promotional experiment.
Those of us who have been adoring this output can only pray that this will be successful enough that other producers decide to promote their catalogue in a similar way.
[Note: some of the terminology in this post may be incorrect, i.e. technical terms for members in the production. This is solely meant to show that all these shows are coming from a similar place.]