For anime fans, especially those who enjoy comedies, there is a new romantic comedy series on Netflix that will make viewers smile. Romantic Killer came out at the end of October and has a unique premise that makes it stand out from others in the same genre — sure to subvert any expectations that viewers may have. There may be a second season in the near future, and while viewers wait, there are other great dubbed anime comedies worth watching.
There are many, many comedic dubbed anime series, so it’s always good to get recommendations to narrow down the choices. Redditors have shared the titles of some anime that have provided them with hours of entertainment.
Shomin Sample (2015)
Stream On Funimation
Many anime have some strange premises, some of which make viewers raise a brow. One great example of such an anime is brought up by Redditor No_Discussion3053, who writes, “One of my favorites is Shomin Sample,” which follows a guy named Kimito who is kidnapped and brought to an elite all-girls school.
Shomin Sample shows Kimito’s struggle as he struggles to like guys. The series uses fan service, awkward moments, and sexual tension that makes Kimito try desperately to stay in character as he says things like, “I sure do love muscles!” Some of the best moments come from the girls’ reactions to learning new things, but there are also endearing moments between the awkward scenarios, sure to make fans of ecchi harem comedies fall in love.
Stream On Funimation
Anime series such as Spy x Family and others like it have made a lasting impression on fans of the genre. Redditor JustASyncer shared their opinion on them by saying, “Hinamatsuri doesn’t get enough love. It’s a fantastic slice of comedy.”
Hinamatsuri meets all comedy lovers’ requirements, such as character reactions, timing, direction, and character interactions. The first episode sets the tone right off and provides viewers with the hilarious sight of Hina in her egg-shaped orb that only shows her face. Its wholesome moments offer a good balance between the comedy and the action-packed sequences, and because of this, it immediately captured the attention of viewers.
Stream On Pluto TV
Some anime with unique art styles can cause some to skip the series entirely. Luckily, some viewers are willing to give them a chance. Redditor HTRob81 mentions “Mr. Osomatsu” as a must-watch anime that revolves around a set of sextuplets and their daily lives.
The show provides plenty of raunchy jokes, cussing, and bizarre situations, such as the character Jyushimatsu deciding he wants to be a dolphin in one episode. The random and unpredictable moments are what fans love, and the fact that it also has that slice-of-life comedy element is a bonus.
Aharen-San Wa Hakarenai (2022)
Stream On Crunchyroll
The first year of high school can be stressful, especially when trying to make new friends. There are sometimes also some hilarious and embarrassing moments that occur during that first year. “Aharen-san wa Hakarenai has me dying of laughter almost every episode. I don’t want to spoil anything, but it kinda gives me Monty Python vibes,” is what Redditor GTP_Sledge said when mentioning one of their favorite high school anime.
The slice-of-life comedy series presents relatable situations in a comedic way by illustrating the characters’ social awkwardness as they try to make friends. While there hasn’t been any recent news about a second season, due to the success, fans hope the studio will renew the show.
School Rumble (2004)
Stream On Hulu
There have been many underrated anime series from the past 20 years that deserve more attention than they initially received. Many of these fall under the genre of comedy. Redditor opeth_syndrome recommends “School Rumble” as an anime that fans of the genre should be watching.
Fans of the series find this anime to be highly relatable to the average high school experience, while also containing the perfect number of over-the-top moments. While it is a rom-com, the show pokes fun at the genre and has hilarious scenes of attempts at confessing one’s love, such as Harima trying to confess his love to Tenma, but ending up sounding like a creep.
Assassination Classroom (2015)
Stream On Hulu
The anime “Assassination Classroom” is mentioned by Redditor pix_el, and one of its main characters is an octopus creature named Koro-sensē. The storyline of Assassination Classroom is unique and provides viewers with a story of an alien creature teaching his students how to kill him.
Its over-the-top antics offer endless hours of entertainment and laughter. However, it does have a lot of emotional moments that will shatter viewers’ hearts. The laughs are worth it, but heartache might end up turning some away from this great series.
Good Luck Girl (2012)
Stream On Apple TV
Slapstick humor and bittersweet moments in an anime may seem like an odd combination, but it can work as part of a comedic storyline if done right. One Redditor provided a great example of this combination done right in saying “Good Luck Girl!” – mentioned by Redditor BigL90.
The anime has entertained and made plenty of viewers laugh. Its storyline involves a goddess of misfortune that comes to Earth to deal with an obnoxious girl blessed with good fortune, ultimately leading to an imbalanced world. The character interactions, voice acting, facial expressions, and mishaps are bound to keep viewers’ attention and wanting to see more of the great content that Good Luck Girl has to offer.
Nichijou: My Ordinary Life (2011)
Stream On Funimation
There are a lot of great slice-of-life comedies that are relaxing and can provide plenty of cute and wholesome moments too. Redditor CrazyaboutSpongebob comments that in terms of a slice-of-life anime, “Nichijou is a really good one.”
The episodes in Nichijou have a lot of random and quirky moments and provide a great dose of entertainment and laughter as it focuses on the daily lives of a trio of friends and their talking cat. With three other characters mixed in, the lives of these six characters are shown throughout the story, and they are not as typical as most viewers would expect. One great example includes a character being bitten by a talking cow.
Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War (2019)
Stream On Disney+
Romantic comedies are a favorite sub-genre for those who watch anime and enjoy comedies. One example comes from Redditor Djan_sigh, who writes, “Kaguya-Sama Love is War made me laugh more times than I’d like to admit.”
The narrator in the anime tells the tale of Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya as they try to make the other confess their love. Viewers praise the series for its character development and chemistry, Ishigami’s rants, and having one of the best platonic relationships shown in an anime that satirizes romcoms and has the protagonists participating in a war of love.
One Piece (1999)
Stream On Pluto TV
Some anime are more popular than others and are among the most recommended. One example is the message left by Redditor TrillRog saying, “One Piece.”
It’s no surprise that Redditors would mention this anime. The anime prides itself on ridiculous moments that fans adore and its charm comes from its over-the-top action, character design, and voice acting. With 1,040+ episodes, more on the way, and a newly released movie, One Piece Film: Red, there is a lot of content to watch and many joyful moments for viewers to enjoy.
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