16+ Funny Anime Shows That Will Cheer You Up On A Bad Day

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Written by Theo J Ellis

When you’re having a bad day the last thing you need is “more” bad news. Or worse, something that turns your bad day into a depressing day.

They say laughing is the greatest medicine and I agree.

It’s best to do what we can to cheer ourselves up, laugh and smile to uplift our spirits.

Especially when we’re down.

Funny Anime Shows

After all, what good is it if you’re being a negative nancy all day long? That only makes your day worse.

It doesn’t solve the problem or change it by being negative. And the more time you waste on those types of emotions, the less time you have for happiness and joy.

Having one of those days today?

Here’s a list worth checking out.

 

Funny Anime Shows:

 

1. Monthly Girls Nozaki Kun

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This anime is a high school, comedy type show about a girl named Chiyo Sakura. And the manga artist – Nozaki Kun who Chio develops feelings for.

It’s a Shoujo type Anime, released in 2014.

You get over the top comedy, and cliches that are made out to be a joke (on purpose). And some subtle romance where it counts in a true rom com style.

If you’ve yet to watch it, give it a go. It’s a decent comedy series that deserves a shout out.

Relevant: These Monthly Girls Nozaki Kun Quotes Will Bring Back Memories!

 

2. School Rumble

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School Rumble is an Anime with unrequited love between tons of characters. And will have you rolling on the floor laughing at times.

One of the main characters of the show is Kenji Harima. A passionate manga artist who’s working on his personal development.

He’s stepped away from the life of a delinquent and wants to better himself.

And even though School Rumble is full of comedy scenes, it does get deep when it needs to.

Either way, you’ll love this show if you’re into High School Anime‘s.

It was released in 2004-2005.

Relevant: The BEST Motivational Anime

 

3. Lucky Star

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If you’re into video games and Otaku culture, this Anime can’t be missed.

it’s hilarious from episode to episode. In a slice of life style of Anime.  With no real plot, rhyme or reason except for its randomness and humor.

One thing to appreciate about this Kyoto Animation series is the DUB is one of the best. With stellar voice acting and humor.

And Konata Izumi (the main character) is one of the funniest there is.

Lucky Star was released back in 2007.

 

4. My Bride Is A Mermaid

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My Bride Is A Mermaid is still one of the absolute funniest anime I’ve seen to this day.

Even in 2020.

It’s about Nagasumi Michishio, a guy who almost drowns out at sea because he got too cocky and swam out too far.

Sun Seto (a MC) saves him. She’s a mermaid of sorts.

Tradition in Sun’s family dictates they have to get engaged and that’s where the anime‘s story begins.

Sun Seto’s family are basically Yakuza, which ends up being one of the highlights of its comedy.

 

5. K-On

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K-On is an anime about 4 girls who are extremely passionate about music. And end up forming the light music club.

Their band is named – after school tea time. A ridiculous name in itself but that’s just a hint as to how stupid and funny this anime is.

  • Yui Hirasawa is the airheaded, easy going character of the group.
  • Ritsu Tainaka is the clown who’s usually fooling around with Yui.
  • Mio Akiyama is the introvert who’s hard working, strict and motivated.
  • And Asuza is the rounded character who balances everything out.

 

6. Dagashi Kashi

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Dagashi are cheap sweets sold in Japan. Priced from 1 yen, 10 yen, 100 yen and up.

This Anime educates its audience about Dagashi culture in Japan. And it does it in a hilarious, surprising and fun kind of way.

I’ll say the comedy isn’t for everyone and it’s not my favorite from this list, but it’s worthy.

Dagashi Kashi’s style is unique, but it should keep you entertained all the way through.

 

7. Maid Sama

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The two main characters in this show are Misaki Ayuzawa & Usui Takumi.

Misaki is a strong female character who’s a student council president by day, and works hard to make money as a Maid by night.

She’s embarassed y her maid job so she doesn’t tell anyone about it. Though Usui Takumi finds out about it.

Usui himself is the sarcastic, troll type of character who does the most unpredictable sh*t.

Besides the eventual romance, Maid Sama is hilarious and one of the funniest, most quality rom coms I’ve watched.

Related: 12 Of The Funniest Rom Com Anime That Are English Dubbed

 

8. Squid Girl

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This Anime show is about Squid Girl who comes from the sea to earth. And she has one goal in mind – to conquer the planet.

Of course it doesn’t go that way. And as it takes an interesting turn, humorous episodes follow-suit. And the creative play on words make this unlike any other comparable anime.

This is even more true in the dubbed version of Squid Girl, which is miles ahead of the sub.

It’s one of those anime that goes unnoticed these days, but has the quality to speak louder than its lack of popularity.

 

9. The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K

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The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K is like a dilluted version of Gintama. You won’t find fan service here or “naked” body shots.

That’s part of Saiki K’s charm.

The anime mocks traditional comedy tropes, manages to pull off some insane comedy without being cliche or typical.

And with the main character being a psychic since birth, and his reluctance to socialize (he’s an introvert) it makes for a unique anime series.

I’ve seen nothing like it.

Related: The Best Anime’s With An Introverted Main Character

 

10. Gamers

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Gamers is the #1 anime series if you’re really about that “Otaku” life.

It’s all in the name. Geeks, nerds, Otaku’s and anyone who loves video games to death.

Even the comedy uses video game references and jokes to in so many different episodes.

You’ll enjoy this anime even if you’re not a hardcore gamer, but it’s better if you’re familiar with the gaming community.

Related: These Video Games NEED An Anime Adaptation!

 

11. Hitoribocchi

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Hitoribocchi is that one relatable school anime for introverts and socially awkward people.

The main character – Hitori, has social anxiety and can’t socialize to save her life. Ironically this is related to her “new” goal, which is to befriend everyone in her new school.

You can see where this is going.

The comedy is connected to Hitori’s attempts at making friends, and it puts you in her shoes since it’s so realistic and true to life in some ways.

Related: The Ultimate List Of Slice Of Life Anime

 

12. Sket Dance

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Sket Dance is a treasure I’ve never heard anyone talk about in the anime community. It released sometime between 2011-2012.

The set up is 3 anime characters:

  • Yusuke
  • Himeko
  • Switch (Usui)

All 3 characters run a group called sket dance in school. A group dedicated to helping anyone with their problems.

Even if those problems are stupid and ridiculous, it’s all fair game.

For such a simple set up the comedy is the rare kind you only find in a couple of anime shows. And it’s over 70+ episodes long.

 

13. Good Luck Girl

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Good Luck Girl’s like the female version of Gintama.

The main character is obviously a woman. Ichiko Sakura. A spoilt little sh*t who expects everything from the world, but cries when she has to do anything for herself.

She’s raised this way, so it’s not entirely her fault.

This is where the comedy comes in, especially when the poverty god shows up to “take” happiness away from Ichiko’s perfect, rich lifestyle.

I like the character development here. It’s surprisingly good for a comedy, but relevant as well.

 

14. Aho Girl

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Aho Girl is another “female” Gintama in its own ways. But it’s a lot more extreme than examples like Good Luck Girl.

In fact the comedy is so extreme you’re either gonna grow to love it or hate it to death.

Yoshiko (the MC) loves Banana’s, and is stupid. Not just when it comes to school, but life in general.

The anime‘s whole gag is linked to Yoshiko’s stupidity, and the nonsense that comes with it.

 

15. The Devil Is A Part Timer

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The Devil Is A Part Timer, it’s all in the name of the title.

Satan ends up on earth after being chased by Hero Emilia, an angel from Ente Isla.

On earth neither character can use their powers, so they’re forced to live like humans, get passports, jobs, and rent out their own properties for the time being.

For a demon related anime the concept is creative, different, and even better – funny. Because it’s written with skill.

 

16. Hyperdimension Neptunia

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Hyperdimension Neptunia is based off the PlayStation video games. But it’s a decent comedy.

Each character is basically a CPU.

The story doesn’t have much to it so it’s comparable to something like K-On or Lucky Star. Except Hyperdimension is in a sci-fi, technology driven world.

Neptune is the funniest character, but the support characters make this anime a whole package of comical episodes, and witty lines you won’t see anywhere else.

 

Other Anime:

  • Chuunibyou.
  • Nodame Cantabile.
  • New Game!
  • Hinamatsuri.
  • Minami-Ke.
  • Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends.
  • Konosuba.
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.

Feel a show has been missed out?

 

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Wolfe
Wolfe

Ever heard of Gintama, grand blue, Great Teacher Onizuka, Beelzebub?

Reem
Reem

What about azumanga daioh?

Lol I
Lol I

You haven’t even watched gintama or grand blue did ya?

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