Comedy Anime – Complete list of the best

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There are many genres of anime that we know, from dramas, suspense to fights. But something that is very popular in anime in general is comedy. Regardless of the style of the anime, there is always that character or funny moment in the work. There are also those Anime whose story and characters are all comedy.

And it is about these anime that we are going to bring a list of the best ones in this article. Of course, there are many anime that have comedy as their main genre. Over the years, hundreds of anime in this style have been released. It's even difficult to assemble a list with sub-genres since comedy anime are usually quite different and can involve action, romance and nonsense comedy that we've already covered in other articles.

Let's quote the synopses of some anime in each sub-genre and then cite a list with more anime within that sub-genre. I will go to bold in these lists the anime that I watched and recommend.

Light and popular comedy anime

Comedy anime - the best of all time

Gintama - Even though the anime has many episodes, each episode guarantees you to have a good laugh. The anime tells the story of a samurai and his friends who live to hunt bounty, taking any service to survive. It is very common in anime to break the fourth wall, and many references to other anime.

Barakamon -  The main character of the story is a very famous and arrogant Japanese calligrapher. However, after taking punishment, he is forced to move to a small rural island. Even imagining that there would be some peace in this place, his neighborhood and many children are always disturbing him.

Nichijou -It's a very simple, quirky and funny anime. He tells the daily life of 3 friends who are in their first year of high school with a lot of humor. The anime shows everyday situations, with a little exaggeration, making something normal seem crazy and funny.

Most anime have comedy!

Comedy anime - the best of all time

Hataraku Maou-sama! –  Can you imagine if the demon king assumed human form and had to work in a fast food shop to survive? Seeing himself with no way out, the demon king Maou Satan, gives up for the time to conquer the world and ends up in a large and modern city. There he discovers the hard life, having to work to pay the bills and survive in this world.

Mob Psycho 100 –  The story unfolds around a very strange and introverted young boy called "Mob". He has powerful psychic abilities, which he doesn't use fully because he believes that if he does, life is dull. His goal is to be a normal boy, even though his life has nothing in common.

GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka) – One of the least light in the category, could be in the category of black humor. This anime tells the story of a delinquent who becomes a teacher in a room full of hellish students. It's a great anime that even received movies and two TV series. Very funny! 

Other anime of the genre:

  • Azumanga Daioh;
  • SKET Dance.
  • Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun.
  • One Puch Man.
  • Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu.
  • Working!!
  • Arakawa Under the Bridge;
  • Seitokai no Ichizon;
  • Minami-ke;
  • Ouran Koukou Host Club;
  • School Rumble;
  • Detroit Metal City;
  • Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt;
  • Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou;
  • Sakamoto Desu Ga!;
  • Masamune-kun no Revenge;

Anime with black comedy

Comedy anime - complete list of the best

Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai – The anime takes place in a country where there is a law that prohibits perverted language and attitudes. Our protagonist named Okuma Tanukichi, upon enrolling in a high school, joins the group that is against the law of the country.

Blood Lad –  Here we have Staz, a vampire who is head of a territory in the demon world. He's an otaku, he's like a good otaku, he's crazy about everything related to manga, anime and games. One of his biggest desires is to meet a Japanese girl. One day a human girl named Fuyumi ends up in the demon world.

Prison School – A strict all-girls high school called Hachimitsu Academy decides to open enrollment for boys. In this a group of boys, looking for fun and to get ready a lot, enter this school. They soon found themselves in a hostile and authoritarian environment, far from what they thought they were. Seeing this, the student council decides to set these boys up. (ecchi) 

Comedy anime - complete list of the best

Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro – A young man builds a machine that stops all women from maturing. This always left them looking childish, no matter the years. Because of this, angels are sent to the past to prevent the young man from building such a machine. Dokuro, one of the angels sent, resolves to revive the young man every time she kills him. These deaths are always impulsive and exaggerated.

Golden Boy – A 25-year-old boy named Kintaro Oe decides to travel around Japan on his bicycle. He then drops out of college to accept different jobs wherever he goes. He always got into a lot of funny and compromising situations when it came to women.

NHK ni Youkoso – The anime depicts the failed life of a hikikomori and his struggle to abandon that lifestyle. The anime is captivating and inspiring, it helps to know the problems and fight them.

Other anime of the genre:

  • Seitokai Yakuindomo (ecchi) 
  • Sayonara sensei
  • Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san
  • Detroit Metal City

Nonsense comedy anime

We have already written an article about Nonsense comedy anime, you can read it by clicking here. 

Comedy anime - complete list of the best

Seto no Hanayome – One of the best comedy anime of all time, where it tells the story of a boy who is forced to marry a mermaid who has an overprotective father and mafia boss.

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu - A very popular nonsense comedy anime, which tells the story of a dumb class from a college that has a class hierarchy by intelligence. The anime is great and has 2 seasons.

Azumanga Daioh – Another anime that tells the school life of crazy people.

Other anime of the genre:

  • Seitokai Yakuindomo
  • Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
  • Joshiraku;
  • Sora no Otoshimono;
  • Mitsudomoe;
  • Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt;
  • Full Metal Panic Fumoffu;
  • Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita;
  • Haiyore! Nyaruko-san;
  • GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka)
  • Gag Manga Biyori;
  • Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san;
  • Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
  • Galaxy Angel;
  • Binbougami-ga!;
  • Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei;
  • My Bride is a Mermaid;
  • Tantei Opera Milky Holmes;
  • Kill Me Baby;
  • Kore wa Zombie Desuka?;
  • Sketch Dance;
  • Seitokai no Ichizon;
  • Ouran Koukou Host Club;
  • Arakawa Under The Bridge;
  • Nisemonogatari;
  • Crayon Shinchan;
  • Cromartie High School;

romantic comedy anime

Now let's see some romantic comedy anime. Remembering that we have another article focused on romance anime and another focused on snoring romantic comedy.

Comedy anime - complete list of the best

Zero no Tsukaima. – The anime tells the story of a Saito which is invoked by a girl named Louise from an otherworldly school of magic. He ends up becoming her mascot, and then a long love story begins.

Kaichou wa Maid-sama!. – The anime tells the story of a student president who is poor and works in a Maid-Café. One day the most popular boy in high school falls in love with her and starts chasing her, the problem is that she hates boys.

Lovely Complex. – This romantic comedy tells the story of a tall girl and a short boy who are always fighting and teasing each other. One of the most famous romantic comedy anime of all time. A very classic romance!

Comedy anime - complete list of the best

Golden Time. – A college student named Banri is attracted to a stalker girl named Kouko. The problem is that in the past he had an accident where he lost his memory. Perfect anime! 

Toradora. - Tells the story of a guy obsessed with cleanliness who has a scary look who is in love with a girl. He knows a short girl tsundere who is in love with his friend and is also friends with this girl he likes, so the 2 team up to try to get closer to them. Most popular of all time! 

Pray Monogatari. – A romantic comedy that tells the story of a giant guy who was never loved, meets a beautiful girl who falls in love with him. A very quirky romantic comedy anime!

Other romantic comedy anime:

  • Oregairu;
  • Ore no Imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai;
  • Sakurasou no pet na kanojo;
  • Niseikoi;
  • Haganai;
  • Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun;
  • Nodame Cantabile;
  • Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai;
  • Ouran Highschool Club Host;
  • Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun;
  • Special A;
  • Honey And Clover;
  • Fruits Basket;

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