Comedy is a genre that’s never going to be out of style, no matter how much you love other genres. And although you might have a preference for sci-fi or romance or fantasy, we can all agree that we all like the comedy genre in someway or the other.
I mean who wouldn’t want to have a hearty laugh every now and then. And that’s exactly where the comedy anime come into play!
The anime industry is filled with shows of all kinds and although the action and adventure genre is one of the most popular ones, comedy genre is no lagging behind. In fact, comedy is so intertwined that you will find funny and hilarious moments even in the most serious anime shows.
But if you are just looking for shows that are just plain comedy, then you are on the right page. Here, I have listed down some of the best comedy anime shows that you should start watching right now if you haven’t already!
So, pick one of these funny anime show after you’ve had a long and rough day at work and use it to relieve your stress and go to sleep with a relaxed mind. Let’s get started!
Best Comedy Anime of 2021
23. Good Luck Girl!
Good Luck, Girl! is a hilarious anime with funny characters and an outrageous storyline. The protagonist, Ichiko Sakura, has everything a typical teenage girl would want – beauty, intelligence, wealth, and anything she wanted. In short, she was gifted with good, bountiful fortune.
On the contrary, Momiji Binboda, the protagonist who is the goddess of poverty, is everything Ichiko is not. According to her, Ichiko has good fortune because she steals it unconsciously from other people around her. So, Momiji plans to steal Ichiko’s fortune causing Ichiko to team up with Bobby Statice who helps her in defeating the goddess. Due to her defeat, Momiji recruits her funny-looking companions to assist in her mission. This anime is a must-watch if you are looking for a comedy anime show.
22. Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom is not just an action-packed show, but also a hilarious anime that has an interesting plot and unique characters.
Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Middle School is where delinquents and students with poor performance are sent to, segregated from the rest of the main school campus. Koro-sensei, a funny-looking creature, is the teacher of this class, and he gives his students one simple task, which is to ‘assassinate him’ before the end of their school session.
The students all try to assassinate him, but all their attempts are unsuccessful. However, in the process of assassinating their teacher, many events occur, some of which are fun, heartwarming and really endearing. If you are looking for a good comedy anime with an interesting plot, make sure check this one out!
21. Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto
The anime, Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto is a hilarious slice of life show centered around the main protagonist, Sakamoto. In just his first day at High School, most characters are already enraptured by his poise, handsomeness, intelligence, and charm. Girls swoon at the sight of Sakamoto showing how appealing the character is.
People who are jealous of his excellence try to set up situations and events to humiliate him but none of them ever work out. Instead, his ability to evade such scenarios makes him a more badass character. While watching this anime, you will discover so many hilarious scenes that would crack you up for a long while.
20. Great Teacher Onizuka
Great Teacher Onizuka is a comedy anime you shouldn’t miss out on if you have a thing for slice of life shows with hilarious plots. Ekichi Onizuka, the main protagonist, who was formerly a gang leader and conqueror of Shonan, has one dream which is to become the greatest high school teacher in Japan.
His reason for this is laughable and quite pervy because he wants to have a loving teenage wife during his old age. He lands a job as the teacher of Class 3-4 at the prestigious Holy Forest Academy. His students, which are quite unruly, constantly scheme of ways of frustrating their teachers. However, over time they warm to their new teacher and discover that learning can truly be fun.
Haikyuu!! is a sports-based anime that is quite comical but has an awesome and thrilling plot. The main protagonist, Hinata, who wants to earn the title ‘Little Giant,’ fails miserably when he tries to play volleyball in Middle School.
Not giving up on his dreams, he decides to join Karasuno Volleyball Club in High School. He discovers Kageyama, who becomes his rival in the game of Volleyball. Karasuno Volleyball Club members engage in competitions, not backing down after their losses, growing every day by training constantly and ultimately becoming a team worthy of competing with the best.
Even though, Haikyuu is an anime focused on the game of volley ball, it is really humorous at times. It is pretty fun to watch the characters interacting with each other and having the time of their life while playing high-octane volleyball games.
18. Kiss Him, Not Me
Kiss Him, Not Me is a comedy anime that revolves around the protagonist, Kae Serinuma, a second-year high school student who is an otaku. One thing that most people don’t know about her is that she is obsessed with BL or Boy’s Love genre.
While watching her favorite show, she discovers that her favorite character has died. Kae, who is overweight, is saddened by this fact, and she shuts herself up in her room for a week and comes out only to have lost weight significantly. She becomes sought out by four boys who are attracted to her, but she’d rather have them falling in love with one another!
17. One Piece
One Piece is an adventure-filled, comedy-packed shonen anime with an exciting storyline and a show that every anime fan must watch without fail.
Monkey. D. Luffy, the protagonist of the series, aims to become the King of Pirates by finding the legendary treasure, the One Piece, left behind the former King of Pirates. Luffy recruits people into his crew, and they go on different adventures, encountering certain people, organizations, and pirates just like themselves.
Luffy is a very funny character, and his crew members Usopp, Sanji, and Brook are equally entertaining. These characters will give you an enjoyable experience while watching the show because it doesn’t just have an insane plot that drives the story forward, but there’s a ton of action sequences and hilarious moments as well!
16. SKET Dance
SKET Dance is a slice of life anime that is really fun to watch. Three friends, Yuusuke Fujisaki (Bossun), Hime Onizuka (Himeko), and Kazuyoshi Usui (Switch), are members of the club, SKET brigade, which is dedicated to helping people in unfavorable situations.
On the contrary, the school views the members of this club as slackers who handle odd jobs and uses the club as an opportunity to pass time lazily. However, in reality, the three friends actually help people genuinely when they are in difficult situations. Although most times their assistance comes in hilarious, unconventional ways, they are a sincere bunch.
15. I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying
I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying is a comedy anime about a newly married couple, Hajime Tsunashi and his wife, Kaoru, who are quite unique.
Hajime, a shut-in otaku that earns his living as a blogger, and his somewhat normal wife, a drunk, discovers that love and marriage are not what they assumed them to be. It is not until later on in their marriage, after going through different situations and involving themselves in each other’s antics do they finally bond as husband and wife.
14. Arakawa Under The Bridge
Arakawa Under The Bridge is a romantic comedy anime that is an exciting watch. The main protagonist, Kou Ichinomiya, is a wealthy businessman who maintains an elitist status which to him means not being indebted to anyone.
However, as fate would have it, after encountering a bunch of kids on Arakawa Bridge, he ends up falling into the water below. Before he could drown, he is saved by a girl known as Nino. Kou, who has an acute fear of being indebted to anyone, asks her what she wants. Nino asks him to be her boyfriend, and this changes the whole outlook of the anime.
13. Detroit Metal City
Detroit Metal City is a musical-based anime that packs a lot of comedy within. Detroit Metal City (DMC) is a metal band that is really popular in the music industry.
The band is known for its unique style of presentation and the leader of the band, Johannes Krauser II, is known or rather assumed to have arisen from the depths of hell to conquer the world through music. But in reality, Johannes is the alter ego of Souichi Negishi, a college graduate. This hilarious anime is an excellent comedy anime that you will enjoy no matter how many times you watch it.
12. Highschool DxD
Highschool DxD is a really funny anime that revolves around Issei Hyoudou, a pervert who has a crush on Rias Gremory. After being turned into a low-class demon before he almost died, Issei soon ventures into a world filled with demons, angels, fallen angels, and monsters.
He befriends Asia Argento, a nun who formerly worked for the church. Issei being a pervert is obsessed with ‘oppai’ and has the goal of creating his own harem. He is the Pawn of Rias Gremory’s group of demons. This anime is not just known for its hilarious moments, but it is known more for the lewd content because this happens to be one of the most popular ecchi anime shows of all time!
11. One Punch Man
Saitama, also known as ‘Caped Baldy,’ is the main protagonist of the anime titled One Punch Man. Saitama has always aspired to be a hero and after training rigorously for a few years, he becomes ridiculously powerful to the extent that he is able to defeat his opponents with just a single punch.
In this anime, there is an organization for heroes whose main aim is to defeat villains that come in the form of both humans and monsters. Saitama joins this organization which signals the start of a different experience for him. One Punch Man is a comedic anime that should not be slept on because it has some really cool fight scenes and quite a few memorable characters as well.
10. Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun
Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun is a fantasy anime with each episode packed with funny and hilarious moments. The protagonist, Iruma Suzuki, has always been an unlucky child as he was always involved in unfortunate events. He even had to work despite being underage due to his parents’ irresponsibility.
One day, he finds out that he has been sold by his own parents to the Demon Sullivan. Iruma, who was initially scared of what will happen to him, finds out that Sullivan just wants a grandchild that he can pamper. Being the only human in the school filled with demons, Babyls Demon School, he has to make sure that his identity as a human is not revealed under any circumstances!
Nichijou is a slice of life comedy anime about the trio, Mio Naganohara, Yuuko Aioi, and Mai Minakami, who are childhood friends that attend the same high school.
One unique thing about this anime is the randomness of happenings that occur among the trio, which is usually humorous, from their weird-looking talking cat to the fact that one of them was bitten by a crow or their principal who engages in a scuffle with a deer. While watching Nichijou, you won’t stop laughing due to the actions of various characters.
Barakamon is an anime that portrays the protagonist, Seishuu Handa, in his less-than-ideal attitude, and he changes for the better.
The main character is a narcissistic artist who is handsome and talented at the same time. But when a pro-artist labels his work as ‘unoriginal,’ Seishuu goes into a fit, losing his cool and this action of his was not without its consequences.
As punishment for his unruly behavior, his father sends him to Goto Islands, a setting different from his usual urban environment. In the rural area, Seishuu finds himself searching for inspiration, and in the process, he learns a ton of new things.
7. Daily Lives of High School Boys
Daily Lives of High School Boys is one of the best comedy anime that you should absolutely watch if you haven’t already. The show focuses on three friends, Hidenori, the passionate Yoshitake, and the logical Tadakuni, who all attend the all-boys Sanada North High School.
They might seem like they are just living their everyday life but in their minds, they are having the time of their lives. These boys make ordinary everyday life fun by engaging in a number of hijinks, imagining themselves in various overhyped scenarios or just trying out some really stupid thing that is almost always funny!
Hinamatsuri is an action-packed, sci-fi anime that is an absolute delight to watch. The protagonist, Yoshifumi Nitta, goes on his way and is suddenly interrupted by a capsule that falls on him and opens up. Within the capsule, he finds a young girl who doesn’t disclose any information about herself except her name, Hina, who also happens to possesse immense psychic power.
Nitta later finds out about Hina’s powers when they are involved in an explosion. The relationship between these two blossoms and they find themselves at the center of a ton of hilarious moments, making this show one of the top comedy anime of the year!
5. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K
The anime, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, revolves around the protagonist, Saiki Kusuo, who is gifted with supernatural psychic abilities. Normally, it is everyone’s dream to have a superpower that enables them to perform the impossible, but Saiki wishes he could live like the average human.
He views his psychic powers as a curse rather than a blessing because, with every single day that passes, he makes a conscious effort to keep his powers a secret but the people around him force him to use his powers all the time. The show portrays how Saiki handles situations in his everyday life which are always amusing to watch.
4. Grand Blue
Grand Blue is one of the best comedy anime about university life. Iori Kitihara, the main protagonist, relocates to the coastal town of Izu for his freshman year at the university. After settling into his new environment, he moves to a Scuba diving shop.
However, when he moves into the shop, he is roped into a group of upperclassmen that attend his school. They introduce him into their carefree lifestyle, and soon Iori forgets the concrete plans he made for his university life. Grand Blue is an extremely hilarious anime with funny characters you will appreciate for sure!
3. Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Kaguya-sama: Love is War is not just a top-tier comedy anime but also an awesome romance anime. The main protagonists, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya, are the President and Vice-president of the student council, respectively.
Miyuki and Kaguya are both exceptionally brilliant students who are revered as the ideal couple and idolized by the entire student body. However, despite the feelings they have for each other, they refuse to confess their love.
They think the person who confesses first loses and will be dominated by other person forever, and so they try to make the other confess their feelings first. These antics often lead to hilarious situations which will leave you laughing out loud!
On Earth, aliens known as Amanto have invaded Earth and taken over Japan. They banished the use of swords which are the weapons of Samurai which made Samurais to be treated with contempt and disrespect.
However, the main protagonist, Gintoki Sakata, still adheres to his doctrines as a samurai. With his wooden sword and strong samurai heart, Gintoki overcomes different obstacles that can come his way. He and his companions work odd jobs which sometimes put them in hilarious situations. Gintama is an all-time favorite when it comes to comedy anime and there’s no one who would tell you otherwise!
1. KonoSuba: God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World
KonoSuba: God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World is probably the best comedy anime in my opinion and one which you should definitely not ignore!
The main protagonist, Kazuma Satou, dies a laughable death on his way home from buying a game. He finds himself in front of a goddess named Aqua who gives him two options: going straight to Heaven or being reincarnated into a fantasy world, a world that he has only thought of in his dreams.
Kazuma chooses the latter and finds himself in a new world with different adventures and hopes to make the most out of this second chance given to him. But things don’t exactly go the way it usually goes because this show breaks all the tropes and destroys all the cliché to give you one of the most hilarious shows of all time!
What Are Your Favorite Comedy Anime of 2021?
Comedy is a genre that is so enjoyable that everyone love to watch it. So, if you are an anime fan and like watching all kinds of shows and movies, then you definitely must watch the funny anime shows as well regularly because it will help you relieve your stress and have a hearty laugh that will only help you relax.
If you don’t know where to start, then pick one of the titles from the above list and go with it. I am sure you are going to love all the shows that I mentioned in this article. And if you like them, make sure to share them with your friends and tell them all about the best comedy anime that they can watch today!