20 Best Comedy Anime To Watch Right Now

Best Comedy Anime? Everyone loves to laugh or have a good chuckle and that is probably why, while some anime series take themselves too seriously, in between all of the shounen, mecha, slice of life anime you usually see, a little bit of humor is kept in and why there is a whole sub-genre of comedy anime.

If you need a good laugh, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some of our favorite anime comedy series that should leave you giggling and laughing your heads off.

Best Comedy Anime Ever

20.
Kotaro Lives Alone

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  • Titled: Kotarou wa Hitorigurashi
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Mar 10, 2022
  • Theme(s): Comedy, Slice of Life

One day, a kid named Satou Kotarou moved in next door to Karino Shin, an unsuccessful manga artist. Kotarou says he has no parents and lives alone. Kotarou annoys Karino, but as he learns Kotarou’s reasons for living alone, they gradually grow closer and grow together.

If you are having a bad day, just take a peek at this masterpiece and you won’t regret it. Though the series deals with some serious issues, there are still moments that are just comedy gold. It’s wholesome and funny, with a tinge of bittersweetness.

19.
Detroit Metal City

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Aug 8, 2008
  • Theme(s): Comedy, Music

Souichi Negishi is a timid and quiet boy. He is also Krauser II, leader of Detroit Metal City (DMC), the most popular underground metal band in Japan! Even though he would rather be home drinking green tea, listening to and composing laid-back indie-pop.

All twelve episodes are hilarious, unexpected, and brilliantly written. Though the humor here might not be for everyone, with its comedy leaning more toward dark humor. The series comically explores the concept of losing your sense of identity while fronting a persona.

18.
One Punch Man

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Fall 2015
  • Theme(s): Action, Comedy, Parody, Super Power

After rigorously training for three years, the ordinary Saitama has gained immense strength, which allows him to take out anyone and anything with just one punch. However, he quickly becomes bored with easily defeating monsters, and wants someone or something to give him the challenge to feel the thrill and adrenaline of fighting a tough battle.

One Punch Man nails the formula of comedy and action. The series is pure ridiculousness and awesomeness made animated. It made me laugh with its simple dialogues, facial expressions, and reactions between the characters. No matter how many times you rewatch this series, it never gets boring.

17.
Tanaka-kun is Always Listless

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  • Titled: Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Spring 2016
  • Theme(s): Comedy, School, Slice of Life

If there is one thing that Tanaka wants more than anything, it is a quiet, uneventful day. With the help of his caring and reliable best friend Oota, as well as various other classmates, Tanaka strives to spend his high school days in the most peaceful way possible, avoiding high-energy situations and just lying down for a good nap.

An underrated anime comedy show that is a fun, laid-back slice of life with a refreshing approach to comedy. Not everyone might find the show appealing, but it’s rewarding to those who just want to watch something relaxing yet hilarious.

16.
Spy x Family

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Spring 2022
  • Theme(s): Action, Comedy

Under the guise of “The Forgers,” a spy, an assassin, and an esper must act as a family while carrying out their own agendas. Although these liars and misfits are only playing parts, they soon find that family is about far more than just blood.

The series meets and exceeds expectations, thanks to its comic timing, facial and mouth reactions, and well-executed action. Mixing the comedy and serious moments perfectly, making you feel a wide range of emotions thanks to the show’s approach.

15.
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

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  • Titled: Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan
  • Episodes: 120
  • Aired: Summer 2016
  • Theme(s): Comedy, School, Supernatural

Saiki is a boy born with psychic abilities in a normal world. Reading minds, teleporting, and x-ray vision are just a few examples of his supernatural abilities. Powerful enough to take over the world single-handedly all Saiki wants is an ordinary quiet life, but with odd classmates and friends, an ordinary life might just be out of the question.

The series is a very original and hilarious comedy, full of lovable characters that will make you laugh till the end. If you’re a fan of comedy anime, watch this one if you haven’t yet, and if you aren’t, I still strongly recommend you try it, it will surprise you.

14.
WataMote: No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Unpopular!

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  • Titled: Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Summer 2013
  • Theme(s): Comedy, School

The series chronicles the life of a socially awkward and relatively friendless high school otaku as she attempts to overcome her barriers to living a fulfilling life.

Watamote wastes no time romanticizing high school life but ‌portrays it comedically and painfully for what is in reality. While social anxieties are certainly a serious issue, something is refreshing about having a show that centers on them not taking itself seriously, and simply invites the viewers to laugh them off.

13.
Barakamon

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Summer 2014
  • Theme(s): Comedy, Slice of Life

When Sei Handa is forced to move to the countryside to break free from the hustle and the bustle of everyday city life. Thanks to his wacky neighbors who are entirely incapable of minding their own business, the arrogant calligrapher begins to grow more as a person, so much more than he ever hoped to.

Barakamon is an excellent slice-of-life comedy anime with great character development and emotions. The story tells a hilarious story about finding oneself in the most unlikely of places. Its simplicity will take your mind off of life.

12.
Working!!

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  • Titled: Wagnaria!!
  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Spring 2010
  • Theme(s): Comedy, Romance

Powered by an eccentric cast, Working!! is a unique workplace comedy that follows the never-dull happenings within the walls of Wagnaria as Popura Taneshima and his co-workers’ quirky personalities combine to create non-stop antics, shenanigans, and hilarity.

The premise puts us into the inner workings of a family restaurant. The employees’ strangeness and issues set up all the outstanding and original comedy. It is a great watch for both old and new anime viewers, especially for viewers who love a little dark humor.

11.
Komi Can’t Communicate

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  • Titled: Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu.
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Fall 2021
  • Theme(s): Comedy, Romance, School

Tadano is an ordinary boy who heads into his first day of high school with a clear plan: to avoid trouble and do his best to blend in with others. Unfortunately, he fails right away when he takes the seat beside the school’s madonna — Komi. His peers now recognize him as someone to eliminate for a chance to sit next to the most beautiful girl in class.

In this wacky take on the high school comedy genre and anxiety, the series’ unique nature of comedy and characters entertain us each episode. It’s a fun, memorable comedy that is approachable for even non-anime fans to watch and enjoy. It’s not perfect but it will leave you with something to talk about after the credits roll.

10.
Love Lab

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  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Summer 2013
  • Theme(s): Comedy, Romance

Relationships may be frowned upon at Fujisaki Academy, but that doesn’t stop girls from fantasizing about romance. Natsuo, Riko along with other members of the Love Lab club try to find out exactly what love is through so-called “love experimentation”.

Love Lab builds a story of friendship and romance, while never missing a beat to be a hilarious, clean, and fun-filled watch. Given the number of comedies that rely on fanservice and uncomfortable jokes, it is a refreshing character-based and situational humor. It even has a feel-good ending with a lesson about friendship.

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9.
Grand Blue Dreaming

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  • Titled: Grand Blue
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Summer 2018
  • Theme(s): Comedy

The plot follows Iori’s misadventures with his eccentric new friends as he strives to realize his ideal college dream, while also learning how to scuba dive.

From the adult humor to the many character gags, it’s an anime that plays with itself and establishes itself as a self-aware humorous showstopper full of funny faces.

8.
The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior

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  • Titled: Bokura wa Minna Kawai-sou
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Spring 2014
  • Theme(s): Comedy, Romance, School, Slice of Life

Kazunari Usa is a high school freshman who will start living alone due to his parents now working in a different area. Excited about his new independent life, he hopes to go about his teenage days without the worry of dealing with any strange people, but as he soon discovers, his new boarding house Kawai Complex is far from ordinary.

If you like romantic comedies, then this anime is for you. I enjoyed its mixture of light-hearted and serious moments, realistically showing love, with some witty comedy and a diverse cast of characters. The show tells stories about youth and growing up with others who are so different.

7.
Asobi Asobase: Workshop of Fun

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Summer 2018
  • Theme(s): Comedy, School

Whether it be failing to learn English, trying desperately to become popular, or getting caught by teachers at the wrong time, school life will never be boring when the girls of Asobi Asobase are up to their hilarious antics.

Asobi Asobase has a strong comedic presence, though underrated, hidden behind it is an insane amount of high school gag comedies, obscene figures, facial expressions, and wholesome experience not to be missed.

6.
Arakawa Under the Bridge

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  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Spring 2010
  • Theme(s): Comedy, Romance

Kou Ichinomiya has a policy of not being indebted to anyone. However, a series of events lead to him owing his life to a strange girl who goes by the name Nino. Kou insists on paying her back, but Nino wants only one thing: to fall in love. Asking Kou to be her boyfriend, he has no choice but to accept, forcing him to move out of his comfortable home and start a new life under the bridge with Nino and her group of even stranger friends.

Charming and hilarious was my first thought when watching Arakawa Under The Bridge. Despite its insane plot, ridiculous characters, and hints of deeper meanings disguised under its comedic moments and heartwarming scenes, there never once was a dull moment during my time under the Arakawa Bridge.

5.
Daily Lives of High School Boys

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  • Titled: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Winter 2012
  • Theme(s): Comedy, School

Tadakuni, Hidenori, and Yoshitake are students at the all-boys academy, Sanada North High School. This is a tale about just that—their daily lives as students. Whether it’s sparking random arguments while hanging out with friends, meeting that one weird co-worker at a part-time job, or even letting imaginations run wild on a windy afternoon, we’ve all experienced the show’s ordinary but true-to-life themes at one point or another.

Those years spent in High School are special in a simple and silly way and it is that way that the series tries and successfully recreates in a hilarious manner — youth and the epic journey called growing up. It’s a solid comedy anime that any comedy fan should check out.

4.
Space Dandy

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  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Winter 2014
  • Theme(s): Comedy, Sci-Fi, Space

Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure, exploring unknown worlds in search of new aliens no one has ever laid eyes on while traveling through the galaxy with his robot assistant QT and a cat-like alien named Meow. At the edge of the universe, it’s first come, first served!

Space Dandy is hilarious, and amazing, and watching Dandy and his brave space crew’s goofy humor was a great pleasure to watch. It’s a funny show with simply some of the best stories.

3.
KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!

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  • Titled: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Winter 2016
  • Theme(s): Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Parody

The story focuses on Kazuma Satou who dies a laughable and pathetic death on his way back from buying a game, in the most unheroic way at that. When he reawakens in the afterlife, Kazuma is given two choices: go to heaven or defeat the Demon King. Being every gamer’s dream to be in a real fantasy world, he goes with the latter, taking the goddess Aqua with him. But it turns out living in such a world is far different from how it plays out in a game.

KonoSuba is a series with silly comedy, anti-harem, and anti-OP main character themes that were a breath of fresh air. It is a series where you can leave your brain at the front door and just enjoy whatever is thrown at you. It also has a lot of rewatch value!

2.
Gintama

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  • Episodes: 201
  • Aired: Spring 2006
  • Theme(s): Action, Comedy, Historical, Samurai, Sci-Fi, Parody

When aliens take over Japan. One eccentric individual wielding a wooden sword refuses to let his samurai spirit die. Gintoki, joined by his self-proclaimed disciple Shinpachi, the alien Kagura, and a giant dog named Sadaharu, often get caught up in many crazy and hilarious shenanigans to make ends meet.

Gintama is so unique and unconventional that I feel it falls into a category of its own. It’s a masterclass in comedy writing and variety; a series that grows in originality with each episode, it’s so inventive, fresh, dynamic, and interesting.

1.
Nichijou – My Ordinary Life

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  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: Spring 2011
  • Theme(s): Comedy, School

Focusing on the daily antics of a trio of childhood friends Mio, Yuuko, and Mai who encounter the young genius Hakase, her robot maid Nano, and their talking cat Sakamoto. Every day is a bizarre and unique experience. From stumbling across a wrestling match between the principal and a deer to indulging in a chopstick battle over a sausage. The excitement never ends.

The series is one of a kind. It emphasizes slapstick comedy but still adds lighthearted moments all within the same episode. It stands above much other comedy anime with fun characters and hilarious plot twists.

Bonus Mentions

The Way of the Househusband

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  • Titled: Gokushufudou
  • Episodes: 5
  • Aired: Apr 8, 2021
  • Theme(s): Action, Comedy, Slice of life

Azumanga Daioh

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  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: Spring 2002
  • Theme(s): Comedy, School, Slice of Life

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

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  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Fall 2010
  • Theme(s): Action, Comedy, Supernatural, Ecchi, Parody

Ghost Stories (The English Dub)

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  • Titled: Gakkou no Kaidan (The English Dub)
  • Episodes: 19
  • Aired: Fall 2000
  • Theme(s): Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural

Mob Psycho 100

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Summer 2016
  • Theme(s): Action, Comedy, Supernatural, Super Power

Plastic Neesan

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: May 16, 2011
  • Theme(s): Comedy, School

FLCL

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  • Episodes: 6
  • Aired: Apr 26, 2000
  • Theme(s): Action, Comedy, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Parody, Psychological

Great Teacher Onizuka

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  • Episodes: 43
  • Aired: Summer 1999
  • Theme(s): Comedy, Drama, School

Blend S

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Fall 2017
  • Theme(s): Comedy

Final Thoughts

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