Cheeky Kid has been watching anime and reading manga for as long as he can remember. Doing so takes him to different worlds.
Funny anime, comedy anime, gag anime—all of these terms point towards a specific title! I’m pretty sure you have an inkling of what I’m talking about here. That’s right, I’m talking about Gintama!
When it comes to comic relief with regards to anime—Gintama is the king! As per general consensus, it is the current best comedy anime in the world! As such, we all crave for more titles like it.
You are lucky, my friend! This list contains five shows that are very similar to Gintama. They may all differ in essence and style, but I guarantee that they’re all funny. Now don’t say I didn’t warn you. Grab your favorite seat and prepare your abs for some crazy bouts of laughter. Be overwhelmed by these hilarious anime picks and laugh along with their electrifying humor!
Anime Similar to Gintama
- SKET Dance
- Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (Daily Lives of High School Boys)
- Galaxy Angel
- Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.)
- KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World
1. SKET Dance
Genius script, brilliant lines, and hilarious gags—these are what constitutes the anime known as SKET Dance. And in case you are still not aware, parody and sarcasm are the strongest points of this show. I am not quite certain what ‘SKET’ means, but I do know what ‘dance’ is. At any rate, let's just see if both words could actually meld together to produce the limelight-worthy fun we all crave!
Look what I found—the meaning of the word ‘SKET’ in SKET Dance! ‘SKET’ actually means Support, Kindness, Encouragement, and Troubleshoot. With these words as the founding basis for the SKET Dance Club of Kaimei High School, this club and its members will help with anything and everything whether big or small. And by this club principle, it follows that positive vibes and enjoyment are SKET Dance offers the most!
Do you want to join the SKET Dance now? Well, I don’t you can. However, I do know that you can watch it—and I absolutely urge you to do so! After all, SKET Dance is also known as the poor man’s Gintama. That says a lot about it if I must say so. Now stop fooling around and catch it on screen!
2. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (Daily Lives of High School Boys)
What could be more fun than stepping into the shoes of reality? For Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou, you will be stepping right into the shoes of high school boys as they live their carefree yet wacky mundane lives in the spirit of nonsensical fun!
In Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou, we have Sanada North High School—an exclusive high school for boys. As ordinary as it is, this school is the same as every other high school in the world. Nonetheless, ordinary doesn't mean boring! In fact, it is in the realm of ‘ordinary’ that we discover the infinite expanses of wonder, creativity, and mirth.
Just to name a few, high school boys have love, school life, news, and random rumors as topics for each passing day. All of these are ordinary yet the possibilities of fun and wackiness in them are endless. I don’t think I’m making sense here anymore, but here’s the thing—the sky is the limit when it comes to mundane things and Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou proves just that!
There’s no question about the credibility of Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou. It is undoubtedly hilarious and enjoyable. After all, It’s an anime that monopolizes the positive stimuli that it finds in the nooks and crannies of regular high school life moments to poke fun in everything! Whenever I watch this show, I get a fit of uncontrollable giggles. I’m sure you’ll do too if you watch it.
3. Galaxy Angel
Are you looking for some galactic fun? Do you want to laugh as many times as there are stars in the universe? Are you interested in stretching the infinite possibilities of space and time in order to keep yourself entertained for as long as you can? Well, lucky for you, the Angel Brigade members are here to take you with them on their wacky galactic adventures and mishaps.
Galaxy Angel queerly narrates the hilarious space adventures of the Angel Brigade of the Transbaal Empire Military. The mission of this brigade is to search and uncover the pieces of Lost Technology scattered across the universe. However, as the brigade shift from one piece to the next, different outcomes of entertainment manifests!
From one moment to another, all episodes of Galaxy Angel never fail to deliver the laughs. This show is silly, random, and goofy. It’s actually my go-to anime for when I desperately need a cure for my depression. I’m just kidding though. But seriously, Galaxy Angel is without a doubt one of the funniest and most random anime in existence!
4. Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.)
My psychic senses are tingling! I can feel that there’s something awesome looming over the horizon. Oh, wait—it’s just Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan! I don’t think the level of my psychic power is enough to handle this phenomenal show, so help me out!
Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan is a gag show about a high school student named Saiki who happens to be a very powerful psychic. He may be powerful enough to do just about anything, but Saiki is very willing to give up his powers just to enjoy a normal high school life. For him, psychic powers are very inconvenient. In fact, he firmly believes that psychic powers (or any supernatural power to that stretch) are so overrated! But even so, he must live in harmony with his powers—despite the fact that his powers often lead him to many absurd and laughable situations!
Can you feel it? Can you sense it? Oh course you can’t! You are not a psychic! Nevertheless, you don’t need to be psychic to enjoy this show. You see, Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan is a self-aware anime that can break the fourth wall with a snap of a finger. It speaks directly to the viewer. For this anime, you don’t have to do anything special. You only need to watch it, and this anime will take care of igniting all of your senses to make you laugh uncontrollably.
5. KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World
Ready or not, here it is! I am presenting to you one of the most hilarious anime in recent history—KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!
KonoSuba is an anime show that deconstructs the ‘isekai’ and ‘game’ genres to deliver a crazy troll fest like no other! If you like playing RPG games, comedy anime, and nonsense in general, then you’ll definitely love this show! Trust me, this show has the power to wake up all of your brain cells using ludicrous jokes and silly moments.
I’m not sure who this anime is actually trolling. Is it trolling its own characters? Or is it trolling the viewers? Well, no matter what happens—KonoSuba truly rocks! Ask Kazuma, Aqua, Megumin, or Darkness what they feel about the show they’re in. I’m sure they’ll tell you how funny and crazy everything is!
Wilson on September 03, 2019:
Gintama, Sket dance, Danshi Koko seno nichijou all have the legendary voice actor Tomokazu Sugita. Who voiced Gintoki. If you love his voice like me, you can jump in and watch others without any hesitation.