13 Best Comedy Anime to Make You Laugh Out Loud!

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If you’re familiar with the phrase “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” then you should also remember the other phrase- “Laughter is the Best Medicine.” But the source of the laugh is none other than humor.

Since you’re here for some comedy anime, you’ll experience some ultimate fun containing anime on our list. If you have a habit of watching the golden moments of an anime, then the chances are you’ll watch hilarious scenes from it. These comedy anime shows don’t need other aspects like the high quality of animation to make it prosper.

Like horror anime, comedy anime have a good pace but in quite the opposite way from the horror genre. If you have watched long-running anime like One Piece and Gintama, you’d know the reason how they’ve been made into so many episodes.

With humor as the central theme, there is no way a series will fail in the least bit. Even if the story is not stable, the hilarious moments from the anime will make up for it. Well, then let’s begin our exploration through the list of best comedy anime.

Best Comedy Anime!

Gintama

I’ve seen many lists of comedy anime, but the one anime that tops every list is Gintama. The voice acting, the reactions, and the inside jokes make it awesome. And I’ll assure you that these will be on another level from the funny moments you witness in a regular anime series.

The plot of it is conceptual to that of Inuyasha and Samurai Champloo. But it always makes use of the most critical aspects to improve its storyline. It is an adaption from a famous manga, has many versions, seasons and OVAs.

The plot sets in the Edo period where samurais protect the lands of the earth, but it gets invaded by Aliens, and almost the whole earth surrenders to them. The protagonist Gintoki is the owner of a store that helps people who are in need.

He lives his life respecting the Samurai principles, helping people, and that too in a peaceful way. Since he faces a group of evil people who works directly under aliens, he always gets obstacles in his way. But Gintoki isn’t the type of guy who gives up for some mere challenges.

Nichijou: My Ordinary Life

Nichijou- best comedy anime

Nothing is more refreshing than watching a slice of life comedy anime on a stressful day. If you’re searching for that type of anime, then Nichijou is definitely for you. Its humor never fails to crack you and at the same time, it seems cute and beautiful.

But this anime might not be everyone’s cup of tea because it isn’t story-driven. Instead, it comprises tons of hilarious moments and never ceases to maintain the pace. So, we suggest this anime as one of the best comedy anime out there.

The story follows a trio of childhood friends Mio, Yuuko, and Mai. It features their daily lifestyles and how they lead an exciting life, unlike everyone else.

Well, it does bring them a lot of trouble but in the end, we have a lot of fun watching them face those cute little troubles. It is a wonderful anime to watch if you want to get rid of your boredom.

One Piece

One Piece- best comedy anime

Here comes the masterpiece of Oda! One Piece is well-known over the world, and its manga has been the most sold manga of all time for two decades. But how do you think it went all over 900 episodes and still ongoing? It isn’t possible with just a plot, right?

Well, One Piece has tons of extremely hilarious moments that you’ll watch without hesitating. I don’t even know how a series could have this many funny moments besides its engaging plot. Like Gintama, it is also one of the best comedy anime of all time.

The story follows Monkey D Luffy, who decides to become the King of the Pirates by discovering One Piece. Formerly, a pirate named Gol D Roger conquered the world, and before dying, he hid One Piece somewhere and left hope for everyone to find it.

Luffy sets out on his journey and slowly gathers a crew or mostly who becomes his friends, and gets through many challenges. But the challenges he faces in every arc, aren’t usual. Finding One Piece is far more stringent than any other goal. But can he do it? It is one of the best comedy anime you can ever find.

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K

the disastrous life of saiki k

Being a Psychic power holder is pretty cool. But what if you have to hide them from others? In this anime, the protagonist Kusuo Saiki wishes to have a normal life like others, but it always seems impossible for him.

To maintain his secret, Saiki always tries to avoid his peers and acts emotionless. However, strange people naturally get attracted to him due to his ability. From people like Riki Nendou who is dumb, all of the weirdos get near him, and I guess you can pretty much expect the rest of the story.

Being an anime with the protagonist as a psychic power holder, it doesn’t have any epic showdowns with villains, but it somehow stands as a great anime. And you can already guess it; the humor is like a life savior for this anime.

But Kusuo turns out to be a fantastic protagonist in the end. And being a short anime, you can watch it in less time and get more entertainment. So, if you’re thinking to watch a comedy anime with a unique concept, then this one is for you.

Grand Blue

Grand Blue- best comedy anime

Grand Blue is one of those anime shows where you can relate yourselves. It is also one of the funniest anime shows out there. People often mention that it didn’t live up to its manga, but we think it is pretty amazing.

If you’re a manga person, then you can try reading it before watching but if you’re aren’t, that’s okay too. It is an amazing adaptation featuring tons of cracking moments which also include some parodical references. After all, it is one of the best comedy anime/funniest anime out there.

Iori Kitahara moves to Izu, a coastal town to continue his freshman study at a university where his uncle lives. He has very high hopes for his college life but it all changes when he meets his seniors at his uncle’s diving shop.

His seniors force him to join the diving club and do all kinds of weird things such as drinking naked, etc. Soon, Iori founds his passion through diving and this isn’t a bad way to live, right? The story follows the misadventures of Iori with tons of funny moments.

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club- best comedy anime

Ouran High School Host Club is a kind of anime where the plot doesn’t stand against other aspects. So, you can assume its plot is not so great. Yet it stands here as one of the best comedy anime. There’s a reason for it too. Funnily, this anime is also original.

For teens, this anime is like a paradise of funny events. Getting a rating of 8.2 in IMDb with having a negative aspect of the plot is amazing. It uses every second of the show to make it into a funny moment, and each moment is unique to the other one. 

The plot is simple. Haruhi Fujioka is a high school girl who studies at Ouran Academy. When she looks for a place to study quietly and stumbles into a boys group from Host Club, but when she accidentally breaks a vase belonging to the member of Host Club, she is forced to join and has to serve under them until her debt is paid off.

During her repay, she gets closer to them, and more importantly, it is a boys club, so she always has to pretend as a boy. One thing that is certain in this anime is infinite humor. No wonder it being one in the list of best comedy anime.

Kaguya-sama: Love is War

Kaguya-sama: Love is War- best comedy anime

To put it in one word, Kaguya-sama: Love is War merely is fabulous. When it comes to generating situations with a dilemma, this anime can win an award for that. The story follows Kaguya, who is the vice president of the student council, and Shirogane is the president of the student council.

They both have feelings for each other, but one thing stops them from confessing to each other- their pride. So, in each episode, they go through a lot of tough situations where someone has to open their thoughts about the other one. But they both deal with them brilliantly.

In recent times, probably it is the best rom-com out there. While most of the plot refers to the cunning relationship between Kaguya and Shirogane, the side characters like Fujiwara and Ishigami are the key features.

Fujiwara seems like an innocent girl, but whenever a scene involves her, it makes a hilarious scene. And Ishigami is like a normal kid, but sometimes, he acts carelessly and gets targeted by Kaguya and Fujiwara. Well, with these two exciting characters, there is no space for you to get bored at all. It is one of the best comedy anime of recent times.

Asobi Asobase

Asobi Asobase- best comedy anime

Asobi Asobase is one of the best comedy anime shows of summer 2018. Even though the premise fails to attract you, don’t give up. You will regret not watching it since it is a good slice of life story with tons of hilarious scenes in it.

The best thing about this anime is the characters’ faces they make during situations. You’ll laugh until you get an ache in your stomach and we recommend you not to miss this precious show.

The plot is simple. Three girls Hanako, Olivia, and Kasumi become friends unnaturally and they form a “pastimers” club in their school.

These three girls have different characters where Olivia’s parents met in foreign so she pretends that she can’t speak Japanese fluently, Kasumi is a shy and cute girl, and finally, Hanako is a cheerful and jealous girl. The story follows these three girls’ adventures in their club.

Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom- best comedy anime

If not for anything else, you should give it a try for its concept. The story is about a creature who destroyed almost 70% of the Moon with its power. And it also threatens that it will destroy the earth in a year. But he gives a chance to save the earth.

He becomes a homeroom teacher at Kunugigaoka high school to teach the kids the techniques of Assassination so that they can kill him and save the earth from him. Even though everyone thinks it is an impossible thing, but they keep going forward to save the earth. As I said, isn’t the concept fantastic?

While the story implies a severe mission of the students to save the world, their path of learning the Assassination is what makes this anime a humorous one. While it entertains you with some crackling jokes, it also gives you a heartwarming feeling.

The main character of the show is merely excellent with his voice acting and character design. But characters seem weird at first, but once you adapt to the story, you’ll like them. After all, it is one of the best comedy anime out there.

Noragami

Noragami- best comedy anime

Noragami anime has one of the best plot executions. The story sets in a world where people can ask the help of a deity for just five yen. If you call through a strange telephone, the god Yato will hear you, and he’ll help you with your work.

His fortune changes when a middle school girl named Hiyori Iki saves him from a car accident by taking a hit. Luckily, she survives, but her soul prepares to leave her body. Hiyori asks him to turn her back to normal. But to do that, he needs to learn and find a new partner. Hiyori agrees to help him with that, and finally, their luck seems to be shining.

This anime might not surprise you with its twists and turns in the story, but when it comes to humor, you can count on it. At the very least, it entertains you all the time. With a slight touch of romance and slice of life, this comedy anime can be your cup of tea.

Being a 12-episode anime, it gets you excited from the beginning and holds the pace in a good position until the end. If you’re looking for a comedy anime to watch during your stressful times, Noragami will be a good recommendation. Thus, we brought it to the list of best comedy anime.

Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World

Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World- best comedy anime

Most of the Isekai anime focus on the serious plot and harem moments; this anime is an exception from them. The story starts where Kazuma Satou has a funny death and gets offered a chance to restart his life in an RPG world by goddess Aqua. Since he is only allowed to pick one item with him, he intelligently chooses Aqua as his companion.

Well, you’re about to witness the funniest journey of the isekai world. The protagonist finds some waifus who seem like always troubles him. Now he needs to survive this world while he gets troubled, mocked, and most importantly, he faces a lot of adventures in this virtual world.

While the series seems like an isekai one, it mostly centers on hilarious moments. The characters are lovable and cute, the animation is stunning, and more importantly, the plot is well written for a funny isekai anime.

Since it is only like 20 episodes, the plot is quite straight without leaving any plotholes. You might’ve heard about it having a lot of fanservice, but usually, an anime with a lot of cute characters needs some fan service. Well, it is one of the best comedy anime out there.

Daily Lives of High School Boys

Daily Lives of High School Boys- best comedy anime

Anime and High school are like Jam and Bread. Their combination brings the best outcome, and the Daily Lives of High School Boys is no exception. As you can expect from the title, the story follows some high school boys who are curious and straightforward about girly things.

They spend hours discussing the theories of girls around them and how to make them fall. But they don’t dare to ask them out instead all they do screwing with them about trivial matters. If you like watching comedy anime with situational humor, then this one is for you.

Like any other anime, it doesn’t stand out with the plot, but the situations are quite handy. Even though the title only focuses on boys, you’ll witness many pretty girls’ involvement. But don’t expect the show to go somewhere because most of the time, it only relies on the situations to generate humor.

So, you can simply enjoy each event that takes place in the anime. But it doesn’t mean there is no character development. With each episode, you’ll get attached to the characters, and overall, you’ll simply love this anime. Thus, we brought it to the list of best comedy anime.

The Devil is a Part-Timer

The Devil is a Part-Timer- best comedy anime

Never thought McDonald‘s or McRonald‘s could save earth someday. Not following me? Well, if you have a slight glimpse of the story of this anime, you might get a hint. The story follows the Demon Lord Satan, who tries to conquer Ente Isla and somehow has to retreat and fall onto the earth through a black hole.

Being in a world without magic, Satan finds that the only way to conquer the earth is through money. Satan begins his journey of building his army base through money from working at a fast-food restaurant. But his journey isn’t as smooth as he thinks, with a lot of funny moments you’ll get to watch a good comedy anime.

The Devil is a Part-Timer is a hilarious anime but in a unique way. Naturally, there are a lot of ways to produce humor. And this anime tried it in a new way by making the concept useful.

The most exciting part of the anime is how a devil can change his lifestyle with humans after meeting some good people. But on the way, you get to witness some incredible laughable scenes. Well, in the end, you can’t stop loving it since it is one of the best comedy anime.

Conclusion

There you go! The ultimate list of best comedy anime. Out of ten anime, all of them are worth the watch but if you want to watch one specifically for comedy purposes, you can either start with Ouran High School Club or Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World.

Since comedy anime need to be funny, most of them lack plot development, but overall they make you happy. Well then, how did you like our post on best comedy anime? What’s your favorite comedy anime? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

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