Sket Dance is an anime series released around 2010. And it’s a bit of a niche anime in the comedy genre.
It’s also one of the only anime to have crossover episodes with
In this series there’s:
- Hime Onizuka.
- Yusuke Fujisaki
- Switch Kun.
And all 3 of them form a group called Sket Dance. The goal is to help others any way they can and to encourage and problem solve.
What the anime ends up being is more parody, comedy, but also a meaningful series with some of the deepest backstories and character development.
The anime shows in this post share similarities to Sket Dance in this way.
Let’s get started.
Hyouka is in a similar setting to Sket Dance. The main characters Houtarou and Eru Chitanda have their own room in school where “business” gets done.
To pass the time each character comes up with mysteries, or thinks about things that seem mysterious, and then tries to solve those mysteries.
The anime becomes surprisingly thought provoking and more interesting than the plot would suggest. And that’s thanks to the quirky characters and their chemistry.
Hyouka is of course by Kyoto Animation, so it’s a solid recommendation from a studio that knows how to make good anime.
2. Daily Lives Of
High School Boys
The Daily Lives Of
It’s as the title says. Focusing purely on the lives of 3 teenage boys in particular, and the nonsense they get up to day to day.
It’s a window into
Most anime fans who know of it swear by it. And it’s niche like Sket Dance.
3. The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K
The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K is a comical way of putting the actual story. This anime also has parody elements.
It’s about Kusuo Saiki, a psychic teenager who was born with his powers. He can even change the fabric of reality if he wants.
He’s overpowered to a fault.
He wants nothing more than to be left alone, for no one to know about his powers, and to live life without any drama. But it doesn’t always work that way.
This entire anime series is filled with GAG characters left right and center. And the anime itself points the finger at usual cliches and makes a mockery of it.
4. Wasteful Days Of
High School Girls
Wasteful Days Of
Similar to Sket Dance, this anime plays on parodies and cliches, using it to its advantage for some good comedy and good laughs.
The main characters are obviously female characters exclusively, each with their own ingredient to add to the main dish of the anime’s jokes.
Oregairu is one of the more meaningful anime series on this list. A slice of life with a deeper side and still some rom com to balance it out.
Hachiman Hikigaya is an introvert. The kind of guy many can relate to as far as wanting something genuine when it comes to friendships.
He’s not superficial, is a deep thinker, and has no interest in surface level bullshit.
Yukino is also an introvert female character who brings her own chemistry to the mix. She appears to be more cold.
Yuigahama completes the trio of this anime, and she’s the more jolly, extroverted type. Or “nice” girl as she’s called.
Each character grows in different ways, forms relationships with each other, overcomes their insecurities together in indirect ways.
D-Frag plays on the “club” aspect that so many school anime tend to have. In this series the main character is forced into a
It’s more accurate to say he’s pressured and tricked into doing it.
This club-room of theirs is the source of everything in this anime. Including the comedy and the comedic ques that sets this anime apart.
It won’t be for everyone, but it’s an all around decent anime with fair ratings.
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7. School Rumble
School Rumble is a rom com series that’s considered
The anime is influential and was probably the inspiration for anime like Aho Girl and others.
Tenma is an airheaded character who has a secret lover called Kenji Harima. He’s an ex-thug and delinquent who’s trying to change his life around.
This is all thanks to Tenma’s involvement, and the influence she’s had on him.
Kenji is a
It’s a well rounded series overall.
8. Seitokai Yakuindomo
Seitokai Yakuindomo is an anime about 4 student council members.
- Shino Amakusa.
- Shichijou Aria.
- Suzu Hagiumura.
After joining a school that now mixes with boys Tsuda finds himself in the student council where 2 of its members are a little on the eccentric side.
He confides in Hagimura, the “normal” member of the bunch. And they all ultimately work together to make the school better for everyone.
This anime is clever in its execution. Little to no fan service, but very clever dialogue, puns, sexual humor, and a unique approach no other anime can compete with.
It’s like a different shade of Sket Dance.
9. Ookami San And Her Seven Companions
Ookami San And Her Seven Companions is all in the name. These “seven” companions work together towards certain goals, but they’re not in a school setting.
It’s still similar to a student council in a sense.
Ryouko Ookami is a Tsundere, and one who knows how to fight and box. You get a glimpse of this in the first moments of the first episode.
One guy falls for her, and they have an awkward relationship seeing as she’s a bit masculine and he’s a bit on the soft side.
The anime plays on puns and cliches, and has its own sense of comedy that you’ll either warm to or not be a fan of.
Gintama had to be on the list. It’s the only anime that has a crossover with Sket Dance after all, with Gintoki and other characters playing their part.
This anime is a lot of things. I’d call it the O.G when it comes to parody and
With as many episodes as an average
With parody being its strength, you can expect
- Medaka Box.
- Kokoro Connect.
- The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya.
- Good Luck Girl.