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7 Anime like Gintama

Updated on September 27, 2017
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If funny anime shows are your cup of tea, then you should have had already heard of the wacky anime series that is -- Gintama.

By showcasing crazy hi-jinks and out-of-this-world random things, Gintama takes the world by surprise and induces countless instances of laughter. Because of that, this anime took up a popular spot on the pedestal of the funniest anime shows in the world.

And so, with the glorious quest of sending more laughs your way, I'm sharing some more anime similar to Gintama with you. Ready or not, here they come. It's the LoL (Laugh out Loud) list of anime like Gintama!

Be overwhelmed by these hilarious anime picks and laugh along with the humor. Your funny bone will surely be tickled to silly ends!

The Wacky Story-line of Gintama:

Did I just say Wacky Story-line of Gintama?! Well, what story-line?! All I can see is the WACKY part of it! Which isn't too bad at all. Actually, it's the best part of it! Set in feudal Japan with all the theme and whatnot. Watch as aliens, monsters, anime, parodies, people, I don't know,...EVERYTHING gets into the story-line and mashes itself into a comprehensive and top-rated COMEDY Anime! Well, that's Gintama for you!

Anime Similar to Gintama
1. Galaxy Angel
2. Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
3. SKET Dance
4. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (Daily Lives of High School Boys)
5. Arakawa Under the Bridge
6. Ixion Saga DT
7. School Rumble

1. Galaxy Angel

Galaxy Angel
Galaxy Angel | Source

Looking for some galactic fun which will make you laugh countless of times as there are stars in the universe? Wanna stretch the infinite possibilities of space and time in order to keep yourself entertained for as long as you can? Well, the Angel Brigade members are here to take you with them on their wacky galactic adventures and mishaps.

Galaxy Angel narrates the hilarious space adventures of the Angel Brigade of the Transbaal Empire Military. The mission of this brigade is to search and uncover the Lost Technology pieces scattered across the universe. But, as they get from one piece to the next, different outcomes of entertainment surmise!

As the Angel Brigade go from one moment to another, varying events of laughing episodes also occurs. Wanna know what those laugh-inducing matters are? Then, why not watch it yourself!

The Angel Brigade will surely give you the laugh of your life with their wacky personas and the random things they do to live their enjoyable galactic adventure.

2. Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei | Source

The power of "negativity" is strong in this one. Not in a depressing shade though! But instead, it's the power of negativity in an OPTIMISTIC light! Contradictory as that might have sound, this anime and its power of negativity shall put you at the laughing end of the spectrum!

Meet Itoshiki Nozomu, the teacher who's the most negative person you could ever hope to find in this world. Which makes you think how he became a teacher and all huh? But well, he's got a whole class to manage with even more serious problems than his. Well okay, NOT REALLY SERIOUS problems but, laughable problems that never surpass his own power of negativity!

With the power of negativity at hand, teacher Itoshiki Nozomu has all the means to focus all the negativity upon himself and direct it away (that means give happiness) to those other than himself. And yay, that includes you and me!

Let us all say together now: Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei!

3. SKET Dance

SKET Dance
SKET Dance | Source

Genius script, brilliant lines, and hilarious gags -- that's what actually composes this anime. And if you still don't know, sarcasm and parodies are also the strong points of this show. I don't know what SKET means, but I know what dance is. But anyway, let's just see if both words click together to produce the limelight-worthy fun we all crave!

Oh, so there you go! SKET actually means Support, Kindness, Encouragement, and Troubleshoot. And with those words as the founding basis for the SKET Dance Club of Kaimei High School, this club and its members will help with anything and everything whether big and small. And by this principle of the SKET Club, it follows that positive vibes and enjoyment are what it would offer the most!

Join the SKET Dance Club and litter (and I meant LITTER in a good way) happy vibes and jokey hints everywhere where it's demanded!

4. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (Daily Lives of High School Boys)

Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (Daily Lives of High School Boys)
Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (Daily Lives of High School Boys) | Source

What could be more fun than stepping yourself into the shoes of reality? Well, that would be --stepping right into the shoes of high school boys as they live-out their carefree yet wacky daily lives in the spirit of nonsensical fun!

Sanada North High School, a school that's a regular high school for boys. And talk about regular, this school's as ordinary as any other. But, regular doesn't always mean boring. If you've went to school yourself (or even just living at the moment), then you'd probably know what I'm getting at here. It's the essence of living the daily life! To be exact, it's the Daily Lives of High School Boys!

With daily matters such as; love, school life, gossips, rumors, and many's to no surprise that the possibilities of fun and wackiness are endless. And with this one, the sky is the limit when it comes to random things (funny ones on top of that) that might happen to the boys of Sanada North High School.

Follow the daily lives of the boys of the class as they live life the normal/ordinary way and surprisingly find joy in the nooks and crannies of seemingly regular moments of high school life.

5. Arakawa Under the Bridge

Arakawa Under the Bridge
Arakawa Under the Bridge | Source

The whole world is really just odd! And by that, I meant that the world is one really big oddball in the whole of the universe! Everything's random and everything's just so spontaneous! And mind you, that's what this oddity of an anime, Arakawa Under the Bridge, is all about!

It all started with the motto: "Never be indebted to anyone". That's what Ko Ichinomiya believed in with all his heart, and so it helped him be on the top-side of life. But one day, this motto shatters as he falls into the Arakawa River and ends up being indebted to his savior, Nino.

Nino has only one desire - that is to experience love with his help! And so, with this unexpected turn of events, Ichinomiya's life turn 360-degrees around as crazy stuff (and even CRAZY creatures) sprouts up from the Arakawa river to give him the amusement of his life.

6. Ixion Saga DT

Ixion Saga DT
Ixion Saga DT | Source

What do you mean you can't have fun and hilarious moments inside a gaming fantasy world?! Well, as you can see, the world of Mira is totally different! Or perhaps it's just because of our weird and goofy main character with the teen angst here who's making the whole fantasy world go crazy. Whatever it is, serious stomach aches from over-laughing are on the way!

If jumping worlds might seem unbelievable and crazy to you, then think again! This is what Kon Hokaze directly experienced in Ixion Saga DT. At one time, he was just playing an innocent video game. And at another minute, he's already falling off with his chair directly into the world of Mira. Talk about crazy stuff! And as if that wasn't enough! In that world (on his first sight), he already meets people that are even weirder than what he'd saw from his initial entry!

Join Kon with his little party of misfits as they travel throughout the world of Mira in search of their own sights and ultimately, help Kon with his predicament of looking for his way out of the uncanny yet hilarious gaming world.

7. School Rumble

School Rumble
School Rumble | Source

Ah, the cycle of youth-driven laughter and fun in a school setting. Especially when there's one or more of those classmates who just can't stop being foolish and funny (whether intentional or not), what is there not to enjoy about school life? And as the title of this one suggests, there just might be a rumble of hilarity in this one.

Watch out! We've got a peculiar love triangle on-campus! This one's composed of Tenma Tsukamoto (a klutzy girl who has a deep crush on her classmate, Karasuma Ooji), Karasuma Ooji (a weird boy who seems very detached from his surroundings and reality), and Harima Kenji (the delinquent who loves Tenma but can't seem to confess it to her). As silly as it might sound, this only sounds like one thing: and that is -- a School Rumble of hilarious scenarios.

Get your nosy self in the ridiculous love triangle and laugh along with the rest of the school!

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      Shiro 10 months ago

      I am so gonna watch all of these! I'm in the mood of laughing right now.

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      Mark Sammut 2 years ago from Malta

      Gintama is my favourite anime ever! So, I will definitely check out this list (I've watched Sket Dance).

      I would also recommend Nichijou, which is just as funny as Gintama.

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      Aoi 2 years ago

      Awesome list. My favorites are Sket Dance and Danshi Koukosei...... And btw, in case you don't know Sket dance is often called 'Poor Man's Gintama' .

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      Cheeky Kid 3 years ago from Milky Way

      Haha. I think I saw that too. It's the 5-minute anime right? xD

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      Bob 3 years ago

      senyuu is also a hilarious show. It's short, but good and hilarious! It makes fun of game and adventure/action animes.