Top 10 Best Comedy Anime

Updated on May 26, 2016
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Top 10 Best Comedy Anime
Top 10 Best Comedy Anime

Anime Top 10 List: Comedy

Who wants to laugh their hearts out? YOU! HAHAHA, that’s why you’re here right? You’re here to search for funny anime shows that would be able to make you LOL (Laugh Out Loud)! Comedy, humor, comicality, absurdity, hilarity—all of these are right here embodied within the assortment of series.

So don’t hold back now. The Top 10 Best Comedy Anime are here, ready to tickle your funny bone! Whether you’re happy, sad, angry, bored, confused, or anything else—watch these and you’ll forget everything else! After all, laughter is said to be the best medicine! Sit back, watch, enjoy, and…LAUGH TILL YOU DROP!

10 – Arakawa Under the Bridge

Arakawa Under the Bridge
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Jokes, weirdos, unusual setting, gag moments—Arakawa Under the Bridge has all of these! Now mix all of those and add two main characters whose ideals are quite extreme—then POOF, you’ve got it—an anime that is so oddly fun that you’ll surely be inescapably enthralled as you watch it.

Kou Ichinomiya truly believes that he is a winner in life. Why? Because of his philosophy in life which goes like this: “Never be indebted to anyone, EVER! That’s the main rule the guides his life into perfection!

Unexpectedly though, one day, the joke-ish circumstances have led him to fall off the Arakawa Bridge! Then and there, a strange woman named Nino saved his life! Oh no, now he’s in debt for the first time ever! Nino only wants one thing in return (to cancel-out the debt due to Kou’s desperate persuasion) though, to FALL IN LOVE! Then and there, it begins—Kou’s uncanny but comedic life under the Arakawa Bridge!

9 – Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
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So what’s it like to have a school that’s so unique you’ll never want to ever be called ABSENT in class? Adding more to that, what’s it like to be at either the top or bottom of the rankings of this special school? I’m talking about Fumizuki Academy here! And in Fumizuki Academy—idiots, tests, and summoned beasts are the main attractions. They run rampantly that they’re the primary cause of all the hilarity and amusement!

Akihisa Yoshii is the biggest idiot of the school! He’s low at practically every subject and has no motivation at all, which explains why he is at the lowest class of Fumizuki Academy—Class F! But when an extraordinarily beautiful, kind, and genius girl named Mizuki Himeji unluckily gets enlisted into Class F, Yoshii and the other students of Class F finds unparalleled motivation.

Using wits to turn their overwhelming disadvantages into their very own advantages, Class F, led by the president “Yuuji Sakamoto”, takes the whole school by surprise! Idiots, Test, and Summoned Beasts—commence the student wars!

8 – Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
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Whenever a love confession goes astray, more probably than not—a comical mishap follows! And just so you know, this comedy anime “Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun” (a.k.a. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun!) is all about that! A Love confession gone wrong, a dense oddball of a guy, a gullible in-love girl, and several wacky personalities—this is what a life out of a “Shoujo” anime/manga is like! Or is it actually not?!

Basically, it all started out when Chiyo Sakura tried to confess her love to the unmindful “Nozaki.” Instead of seeing through Chiyo’s love confession, he thought that she was asking for his autograph! After all, he is actually a secret “Shoujo” manga artist!

And so, with the wacky situation left as it is, things have led to Chiyo becoming his assistant! Nozaki sure is a prominent manga artist under the pen name “Sakiko Yumeno”, but will he, Chiyo’s, and their friends’ lives be more like a “Shoujo” manga? Let’s see—this anime is, after all, titled, “Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun!”

7 – Hataraku Maou-sama! (The Devil is a Part-Timer!)

Hataraku Maou-sama! (The Devil is a Part-Timer!)
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What could be more funny than a Demon Lord (the baddest villain of all) working part-time in a fast-food joint? Talk about tables turning, waves whirling back, and destiny going totally upside-down! What’s worse—the Demon Lord is from another world, and Earth is a new place to him! With an out-of-this-world laughable scenario such as this, moments of laughter drizzled with awkwardness and randomness are to be madly anticipated!

Ente Isla is the home base of the Demon Lord “Satan” and his loyal generals of darkness. On his path to supremacy as a conqueror, he is unexpectedly driven to a corner by the great hero “Emilia” in his very own land. Due to the dire circumstances, he and his right-hand man “Alsiel” finally escapes to a portal—on e that surprisingly leads to modern-day Tokyo! Woah, what?!

Now, Satan and Alsiel are called “Maou Sadao” and “Ashiya Shirou,” respectively. Living in a humble abode and working with part-time jobs, both are forced to live the “normal” life. With limited powers, inadequate amount of money, and a new environment—will they cope up and survive? As things have turned out, the most powerful demon lord “Satan” is now a Part-Timer!

6 – Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei

Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei
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Pessimism and depression? Doesn’t sound like a great combination but, “Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei” bags on it! Suicidal as it may sound, this show actually KILLS—with laughter that is! With its arsenal of smart jokes and cast of characters with various extreme issues, this show blatantly screams: DEPRESSINGLY GOOD!

Itoshiki Nozomu is a teacher—but he’s unlike any other teacher! He’s always depressed, in despair, and even always in an attempt to take the easy way out! Oh, what an eccentric teacher to have!

But wait! Teacher Itoshiki Nozomu has students who possesses emotional and psychological baggage far more complex than what he has! Talk about despair, talk about wackiness! Such is the extremely weird class of Zetsubou-Sensei!

5 – Galaxy Angel

Galaxy Angel
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Springing-in on Top 5, the Angel Brigade of Galaxy Angel brings-in the giggles and snickers while hopping on sorts of intergalactic, planetary, and space adventures! As if space adventures aren’t fancy enough in imagination alone, this show puts wackiness and hilarity in every turn!

In a certain colony in space far, far, away, a brigade only known as the “Angel Brigade” is tasked with an extremely important task—to search for the scattered pieces of “Lost Technology.” With five quirky members, the Angel Brigade goes through space adventures with smiles on their faces. Well, why not? Every adventure in space equates to a wacky adventure!

Especially when the “Lost Technology” they’re all dealing with possesses some rather unique and most of the time “comical” qualities, the Angel Brigade is often forced into troublesome and humorous situations!

4 – Daily Lives of High School Boys

Daily Lives of High School Boys
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High School? That’s like one of the drollest part of life! And high school boys? Now it all sounds a hundred times more crazy and whack! Putting it simply, “Daily Lives of High School Boys” caters the fun and foolish moments of high school—especially high school boy life! Silly scenarios coming ahead!

Follow the daily high school lives of Tadakuni, Hidenori, Yoshitake, and the other boys as they try to keep day-to-day living as awesome as it can be! No dull moment is allowed as Sanada North High School and its student body fires a blast of interest and fun in every opportunity they could get.

From giddy topics to plain-weird conversations, “Daily Lives of High School Boys” offers a wonderful high school life for everyone—an ultra-amusing and ultra-funny one!

3 – Nichijou (My Ordinary Life)

Nichijou (My Ordinary Life)
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Mundane life—just hearing this term sounds boring already! But in actuality, it’s in life’s everyday moments that amusement and enjoyment breaks free. And so, the comedic series “Nichijou” cracks-up jokes in day-to-day life in order to show that life is actually funny the way it is. No need to take life too seriously, just find the jokes in it and you’re all set for a world of glee!

Nichijou primarily means “My Ordinary Life”—and it’s the not-so-ordinary story of high school girls; Mio Naganohara, Yuuko Aioi, and Mai Minakami. Starting off with the three girls, they shall bump on the genius girl “Hakase Shinonome.” Now that’s four! Add Nano and Sakamoto and we’ve got six! And these six essentially makes up Nichijou!

Walking through ordinary life has never been so amusing! From treading the path of normalcy to dashing towards the ludicrous, the six main characters, as well as some others, shall live everyday with high spirits and positivity!

2 – Sakamoto desu ga? (Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto)

Sakamoto desu ga? (Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto)
Sakamoto desu ga? (Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto) | Source

Hogging the spotlight of the Top 2 spot, “Sakamoto desu ga?” (a.k.a. Havent’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto) demonstrates to all its shine of being COOL, COOLER, and COOLEST! Sakamoto is cool, and so is his show! It’s so cool, it’s also hilarious! Well-deserving of the spotlight, prepare to drop your jaw off by means of endless laugher!

From the first day of school, a new student has taken the spotlight all to himself. Everything he does is COOL, COOLER, COOLEST! He’s so stylish in everything—studying, cleaning, eating, doing duties, and the list goes on—he’s totally the coolest! Who is he? Well, “Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto!”

1 – Gintama

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Mother of all comedy and parody anime! That’s right—it’s Gintama! With an episode-line that’s a big-number STRONG, Gintama dazzles audience of all kinds with its funny view point and hilarious moments! Comedy, parody, weirdoes, laughable moments, outrageous jokes, slapstick entertainment, and humorous wits—everything’s in it! No wonder it took the prestigious TOP 1 spot here! Now laugh all you want and giggle silly with Gintama!

Meet oddballs—Gintoki Sakata, Shinpachi Shimura, Kagura, and their pet dog “Sadaharu! It’s feudal Japan and swords have been banned! Wait, what?! Not if Gintoki doesn’t have anything to say!

The Amanto aliens are the cause of it all! But as Gintoki still has his samurai heart, he and his friends shall continue living to their fullest! Aliens, pirates, magicians, odd beings, and practically everything you can imagine—no sort of anything or whatsoever can get in the way of fun of Gintoki and the rest!

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      sdhfu 5 weeks ago

      No saiki kusuo no psi nan in here Shame On You!

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      anima_girl 4 months ago

      if you want sort of a supernatural comedy you should watch soul eater.

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      ayy 7 months ago

      I enjoyed Nichijou bc I usually watch action anime. I started to take a break, so I watched lighthearted animes like K-ON and Nichijou

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      Mad hatter 12 months ago

      I really wanted to watch sayonara zetsubou sensei.. but is there an english dub? I have a very self-deprecating sense of humor so i feel like the show would be hysterical

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      yo 16 months ago

      Wheres Osomatsu-san lol

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      RianCranford 18 months ago

      I'm not being bitchy here...

      But... personally... I didn't find Sakamoto to be very funny. I laughed, yes, but out of pity.

      Gekkan Shoujo, on the other hand, was (and is, following the manga), so funny that there was never one episode that I didn't laugh out loud. If I finally finish Gintama, Gekkan Shoujo would be only my second most favourite in the Comedy section. (Gintama. It's fun. We all agree on that. To those who don't, oh.. I don't know...)


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      NekoLoko 22 months ago from Florida

      I'm going to look at these animes. They look interesting I love comedies

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      Kuan Leong Yong 22 months ago from Singapore

      Trust your taste for you have Gintama in number 1. Think will give the Highschool Boys one a try, for a start.