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Top Ten Best Comedy Anime

Updated on September 30, 2014

The Top Ten Best Anime that are Comedies

Some of the most popular Anime are comedies. Comedies that are anime take fairly normal circumstance and through odd characters takes these situations and make them hilarious. Often these comedies have odd and wacky elements thrown in to keep it silly.

This page looks the Top Ten Best Comedic Anime and ranks but humor, plot, characters and popularity.

Comedy is VERY subjective so don't be surprised if you don't see your favorite comedy anime on this list.

List Subject to change (it needs an overhaul)

K-ON!
K-ON!

Number #10

K-on!

In a nutshell K-On! is about four high school girls who like to play music and hang out together. The humor comes from the girls' interaction with each other. A lot of the humor comes from mundane and everyday situations. There is a charming simplicity to the approach of the silliness in this show which is nice to see.

Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!

Number #9

Skip Beat!

Skip Beat! is about a girl, Kyoko who is trying to become a celebrity out of revenge and spite. The humor comes from her getting angry and her revenge fantasies. She's a crazy protagonist but she is endearing too and you want to see her succeed.

The anime is not currently licensed in North America.

Gakuen Alice
Gakuen Alice

Number #8

Gakuen Alice

Gakuen Alice is charming anime about elementary students who have super powers that range from fire, illusions, nullification and farts. At lot of the humor comes from the main character, Mikan, getting picked on and her positive attitude as well as her interactions with other characters. There is also a lot of random silliness that is supported by the story.

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

Number #7

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu takes place between the first season of Full Metal Panic! and the second season. It focuses more on Chidori and Sagara at school and how inept Sagara is as a normal high school occurrences. Like blowing up his sneaker locker when he notices someone put something in there which happened to be a love letter.

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Number #6

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is a crazy show. It comments not just on anime in general but also human nature and culture in Japan; like people apologizing too much to point of madness. However all the characters have some quirks like for example insanely positive girl, the girl who only communicates via texts and the girl who has a split personality one of which provides fan-service and the other threatens to sue you for looking at her. So interaction between the girls and the over depressed teacher is hilarious.

The anime is not currently licensed in North America.

Nichijou
Nichijou

Number #5

Nichijou

Nichijou tells the tale of normality of some teenage girls except everything is taken to extreme zany levels of silliness. There is no real plot or even premise but the comedy is there and it's engaging and very silly.

The anime is not currently licensed in North America.

School Rumble
School Rumble

Number #4

School Rumble

School Rumble combines high school slice life romantic comedy with silly antics. However a lot the humor comes from the characters and the situations they get into. Like Harima trying to the object of his affection, the dense Tenma to notice she forgot to put her name on a test. It's simple but Harima's over-top-ness and Tenma's obliviousness make it hilarious and memorable. The interactions between Harima and Tenma make a fair amount of the humor but there is a ton other character that add to humor level.

Keroro Gunsou
Keroro Gunsou

Number #3

Keroro Gunsou

Keroro Gunsou or Sgt Frog tells the story of frog aliens who tried to take over the Earth but they fail and abandon incompetent platoon lead by Keroro on Earth. Keroro and his group still try to take over but Keroro prefers to goof off and make Gundam models. A lot the humor is just absurd and wacky. The character are all great and fun.

Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club

Number #2

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club is another anime that takes place in a High school however it's for rich kids and the main characters set up a Host Club. As a Host Club it about of attractive boys hanging out and flirting with girls. The main protagonist is a commoner girl, Haruhi, who poses as boy to pay off a debt to the club. A lot of the humor comes from the leading male character Tamaki, and his over top reactions to thing and the fact that he doesn't get a lot thing either, like thinking he is Haruhi's dad but still having a romantic interest in her. The anime has some serious points but it never really stays too serious for long.

Ranma 1/2
Ranma 1/2

Number #1

Ranma 1/2

Ranma 1/2 is by far the oldest anime on this list but it’s also the most prolific. Few Anime have the kind of staying power that Ranma has. Ranma tells the tale of Ranma Saotome who is cursed by taking the form of girl when he is splashed with cold water, hot water changes him back to a boy. Other characters have a similar curse but they take other forms like Ranma’s father turns into a panda. But Ranma’s zaniness doesn’t end there, most the show is made up of running gag like Ranma and all his fiancée, Akane’s cooking, Ranma’s fear of cats and all sort of weird material art style like material art restaurant take out. There is just so many silly things that happen in this show and so many weird and wonderful characters. And the show never really gets too serious or romantic.

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Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories

Honorable Mention

ADV Dub of Ghost Stories

The ADV Dub of Ghost Stories. This anime isn't meant to as funny as dub made it. Basically the crew working on the dub didn't care about maintain the content of the original show so they just made it silly. They inserted a lot of pop culture references, political humor and just did some overall silly things with the dialogue. If you watch this show make sure it's ADV dub.

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      nejsm 2 years ago

      Really? Where's Gintama? It's the best anime in comedy that I've ever seen!

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      AghiuTZa 2 years ago

      You didn't even mention Great Teacher Onizuka, that may be because it's an anime meant mainly for boys, it's my all time favorite comedy anime, definitely worth watching!

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      cookiemonster 2 years ago

      outran high school host club makes my day

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      Aja103654 4 years ago

      Most of the animes listed here, I already saw. They always cheer me up. Ranma 1/2 I used to watch as a child. I think I will go back and watch it again. thanks for reminding me.

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      avigarret 4 years ago

      Ranma 1/2 all the way for me, kawaii lens, thanks for sharing :)

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      CommanderNicole 4 years ago

      I think my favorite genre would be slice of life.