Best Comedy Anime List - Complete Guide

There are many genres of anime that we know, from drama, suspense to fights. But something that is very popular in anime in general is comedy. Regardless of the anime style, there is always that funny character or 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 a good laugh. The anime tells the story of a samurai and his friends who live to hunt bounties, taking on any job to survive. It's very common in the anime to break the fourth wall, and there are many references to other anime.

Barakamon - The main character of the story is a very famous and arrogant Japanese calligrapher. However, after receiving a punishment, he is forced to move to a small rural island. Even though he imagines he would have 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 the very strange and introverted young boy called "Mob". He has powerful psychic abilities, which he does not use completely because he believes that if he does that, life will become boring. Your goal is to be a normal boy, even though your 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 language and perverted attitudes. Our protagonist named Okuma Tanukichi, when enrolling in a school enters 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)
  • Goodbye, teacher
  • 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 a super protective father and

Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts - 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;
  • Humanity Has Declined;
  • Haiyore! Nyaruko-san;
  • GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka)
  • Gag Manga Biyori;
  • Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san;
  • Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
  • Galaxy Angel;
  • Binbougami-ga!;
  • Goodbye, Mr. Despair;
  • Minha noiva é uma sereia;
  • Detective Opera Milky Holmes;
  • "Kill Me Baby;"
  • Kore wa Zombie Desuka?;
  • Sket Dance;
  • Seitokai no Ichizon;
  • Ouran High School Host Club;
  • Arakawa Under The Bridge;
  • Nisemonogatari;
  • Crayon Shinchan;
  • Cromartie High School;

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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! is a Japanese manga and anime series. – The anime tells the story of a student council president who is poor and works at a Maid Café. One day, the most popular boy in school falls in love with her and starts pursuing her, but 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 constantly bickering 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! - It tells the story of a guy obsessed with cleanliness who has a scary look and is passionate about a girl. He meets 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 has never been loved, meets a beautiful girl who falls in love with him. A very peculiar 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;
  • 中二病でも恋がしたい; Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions;
  • Ouran High School Host Club;
  • Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun;
  • Special A;
  • Honey And Clover;
  • Fruits Basket

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