Updated: Mar 7
With all the action, romance, drama-packed animes out there. Sometimes you need to slow down and enjoy a good laugh. Everyone enjoys a good chuckle or a busted gut from time to time. Apart by varying senses of our humor, there are plenty comedy anime series that will make you laugh so hard with various funny moments. So, enjoy the following anime!!
10. Aho Girl
1 Season, 12 episodes
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School Life, Shounen
Yoshiko Hanabatake is an idiot with no future. Her childhood friend Akuru "A-kun" Akutsu is a genius but a social outcast. Yoshiko is his only friend. Akuru can’t stand Yoshiko but he’s stuck with her. How does this unusual pair get through their day?
This is one of those mindless and dumb animes. If you are looking for one of those quality animes with a good story but a lot of comedic relief then I suggest you skip this anime. This is a classic opposite attract story, where our main characters having extreme personalities complement each other very well. Although, the humor is juvenile it is enjoyable. I found laughing out loud with dumb stuff they did. Overall, Aho Girl is a funny anime to enjoy with friends or by yourself.
9. Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto
1 Season, 12 Episodes
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, School Life, Seinen
Though it is only his first day in high school, his attractiveness, intelligence, and charm already has the girls swooning and the guys fuming with jealousy. No one seems able to derail him, as all attempts at tripping him up are quickly foiled.
This anime you shouldn’t take seriously. This anime is a gag comedy, meaning the comedy is derived from the ridicules and over-exaggerated actions of the characters. Although, I found this anime to funny and entertaining; I did run into an issue were the gag comedy did not carry over as hard as it did before, making it less funny. Even though, some parts of the anime ran a bit dull, they were able to spice up some of the scenes. This was an interesting anime to watch even if my mind drifted.
1 Season, 12 Episodes, Rated M for Mature
Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, School Life
With the introduction of strict new morality laws, Japan has become a nation cleansed of all that is obscene and impure. By monitoring citizens using special devices worn around their necks, authorities have taken extreme measures to ensure that society remains chaste. Tanukichi Okuma—son of an infamous terrorist who opposed the chastity laws. The vice president Ayame Kajou has a secret identity: Blue Snow, a masked criminal dedicated to spreading lewd material amongst the sheltered public. What will happen when these two meets?
If you do not like sexual jokes or inappropriate jokes, then this is not for you. This anime runs on sex jokes. This was a fun anime to watch if you enjoy middle school level sex jokes. The story involves terrorists or assaults in the form of parodies although recurring tropes which can quickly grow old. The characters do not have any character development or depth because the series is more focused on abolishing censorship. However, I will say that the characters are entertaining to watch especially with how overexaggerated and complicated their schemes can get.
7. Magical Girl Ore
1 Season, 12 Episodes
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Magic
Saki Uno is an average 15-year-old girl. Saki and her best friend Sakuyo Mikage are the members of the unpopular idol duo Magical Twins. However, her peaceful life begins to unravel when yakuza-looking thug enters her life. Saki is coerced in becoming a demon fighting Magical Girl.
A parody of the popular magical girl genre. This is anime that shouldn’t take serious for how ridiculous it is. This another hot or miss animes. The parody concept is a little difficult to execute and at times the concept can get lost. However, the cultural references that they add make me smile and laugh. This anime can get a little weird but that is what makes it fun.
6. Amagi Brilliant Park
1 Season, 13 Episodes
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Magic
Seiya Kanie, a smart and extremely narcissistic high school student, believes that the beautiful but reserved Isuzu Sento has invited him on a date at an amusement park called Amagi Brilliant Park. Only to discover that is its run-down amusement park on the brink of closure. In a turn of event, Seiya has become the manger of the amusement park. Will he be able to save it?
This is a great comedy from the characters to the developments in the series all thanks to a narcissist manager and an emotionless assistant. In this anime, I didn't have to fully invest myself in the story like other animes but by no means was this anime bad. It was a fun and enjoyable anime. As far as characters go, Amaburi has a great line-up. The characters are charming and unique. Each character has something to bring to the show. As for the animation, Kyoto Animation does another fantastic job on creating a visually stunning anime. The animation of the characters is extraordinary and easily memorable, and the theme park provides a new perspective on the word decaying. Overall, this is a fun anime to watch.
1 Season, 60 Episodes
Genres: Action, Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, School Life, Shounen
Ishiyama High is a school populated entirely by delinquents, where nonstop violence and lawlessness are the norm. However, there is one universally acknowledged rule—don't cross first year student Tatsumi Oga, Ishiyama's most vicious fighter. Tatsumi Oga is one of the strongest fighters, however, what will happen when he is stuck with a baby. But not any baby but the Demon Lords baby.
This is one of my favorite comedy animes. I have watched this series in its entirety twice. It is super hilarious It had me laughing out loud and holding my side from laughter. However, it can be a hit or a miss. The main character can be a bit obnoxious and ridiculous. This can be a turn off to some people. One noticeable part of this anime is the art style. Unlike other anime where we have the traditional smooth and soft line, Beelzebub has more brighter colors then we usually see in anime. The anime also makes the characters to have a rougher look but not too drastic were it is a turn off. One thing to note, is the storyline; it is not a complex or emotional story but a simple and straight forward story. Overall, I highly recommend this anime.
4. Daily Life of High School Boys
1 Season, 12 Episodes
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, School Life
Roaming the halls of the all-boys Sanada North High School are three close comrades: the eccentric ringleader with a hyperactive imagination Hidenori, the passionate Yoshitake, and the rational and prudent Tadakuni. They are just an everyday trio of ordinary guys trying to pass the time, but who said everyday life couldn't be interesting?
This is an older anime that was released 2012. High school is a time where we discover ourselves and create pain-wonderful memories. Daily Life of High School Boys captures the essences of high school. It is a standard slice of life anime with a comedic twist. The episodes are divided into segments in which each episode has the characters go through the struggles of being a guy in high school but makes the tone light and comedic. The characters are charismatic and provides some nostalgia for our high shenanigans. As each episode goes on, I find it tremendously enjoyable.
3. Asobi Asobase
1 Season, 12 Episodes
Genres: Comedy, School Life
Olivia is a blonde-haired beauty who was born and raised in Japan but can’t speak any English. Despite always acting serious and as an intellectual, Kasumi is a bespectacled girl with short hair, who also can’t speak English. Finally, there’s the pig tailed Hanako, who’s cheerful but can’t seem to become a normie. These three unlikely friends go through their daily lives.
This must be one of the funniest animes I have seen in recent years. It has you crying and hyperventilating from hard you are laughing. Each episode has you wanting more. The interactions between the characters and things they get into has me dying. I don’t want to say too much without spoiling anything. This is a must watch anime.
1 Season, 26 Episodes
Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life, School Life, Shounen
Nichijou primarily focuses on the daily antics of a trio of childhood friends—high school girls Mio Naganohara, Yuuko Aioi and Mai Minakami—whose stories soon intertwine with the young genius Hakase Shinonome, her robot caretaker Nano, and their talking cat Sakamoto. With every passing day, the lives of these six, as well as of the many people around them, experience both the calms of normal life and the insanity of the absurd.
This is another older anime that was released in 2011. It has a similar vibe to Daily Life of High School Boys in art style and plot. As a slice of life, this anime can't be for everyone. The slapstick comedy can turn people away and some might not find it funny. Furthermore, the art style is unique. Unlike the other Kyoto Animation art style that is stunning, Nichijou is a lack luster. However, this art style by no means any less then what we are used to from Kyoto Animation. The characters have a distinct and cute look that make it comical. The animation is fluid with the movements of characters, and the cinematography is just brilliant when crafting the scenes. The characters are concrete allowing the story to flow. Overall, Kyoto Animation creates another fantastic anime.
1.Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun
1 Season, 12 Episodes
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School Life
Chiyo Sakura is a cheerful high school girl who has fallen in love. When Chiyo confesses to her crush Umetarou Nozaki, she messes up. Amidst the confusion Nozaki, hands her unfamiliar autograph. As it turns out, the stoic teenage boy is a respected shoujo mangaka, publishing under the pen name Sakiko Yumeno! A series of misunderstandings leads to Chiyo becoming one of Nozaki's manga assistants.
If you're looking for an anime with endless hilarity and gags that runs off love and romance, this is what you're looking for. This anime thrives off misjudgments and the characters. This anime isn’t exceptionally funny, but it is some hilarious moments. I absolutely love this anime. I have seen this anime a few times in its entirety. Although, I find this anime enjoyable, we run into a problem that we see often in today’s anime comedies: "punchline decay," giving characters one or two personality traits and bases all its jokes around them. Even though, there is a running gag in the series and comedy may seem dry to some, it’s wholesome and amusing anime. I would recommend this anime to anyone wanting some sweet and funny. It’s a 10/10 in my book
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