You tend to find it in comedy but it goes beyond that.
You can find it in:
And many types of
Let’s talk about it.
The Best Meta
Anime You Need To Watch:
1. Sket Dance
Sket Dance is as Meta as it gets. Breaking the 4th wall like its hobby or some sort of running joke.
Later through the
2. Hyperdimension Neptunia
Hyperdimension Neptunia is adapted from a video game from the PlayStation. Not the funniest
A lot of the meta
Each character is a CPU and some of the jokes will only be funny if you understand the context of the subjects.
Still a decent series.
Gamers is all in the name.
The main character: Amano likes the popular, cliche blonde girl called Karen Tendou. And vice versa.
Both of them love video
Romantic misunderstandings, gaming references, and over the top comedy is what you can expect to see in Gamers.
As well as Meta moments.
It’s one of my favorites.
4. Ms. Vampire Who Lives In My Neighborhood
This is a slice of life/vampire type of series with comedy and obvious fantasy elements.
The main character, unlike in a violent series, buys and orders blood online from
She’s a 300+ year old Loli who sleeps with an
You can see why this
With some of the most thought provoking arcs, strange characters, heavy dialogue and hidden messages, this
There’s nothing like
6. Lucky Star
Lucky Star is about Otaku. The main character – Konata Izumi is the “Otaku” of the show who’s more intense than the others.
She’s lazy, but smarter than she seems. And is the main source of the
If you want something different from Kyoto Animation as far as themes, this is it. Suited to the gamer crowd of
7. The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K
The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K is an underrated series that released in 2016. It’s like the new Gintama, without the extremes or the fan service.
And just like Gintama, Saiki K breaks the 4th wall and is meta.
Comedy is fresh and it won’t disappoint.
8. Re:Zero – Starting Life In Another World
Re:Zero is known for its savagery, the horror, the psychological pain, stress, and the main character people hate or love.
But underneath the surface, and sometimes on the surface, it sneaks in some meta and breaks the 4th wall. Occasionally.
Sometimes it does it in a way that makes the
If you want an
9. Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
Not the best anime title I’ve ever seen. Isekai’s have a habit of making awfully long, lazy titles like this.
Either way, the
Within the first episode or 2, you see a lot of meta references and 4th wall breaks right out the door.
The world she’s born in though gives her the “average” of some powerful mages, so she ends up being too OP.
10. Kono Subarashii
Kono Subarashii is an
It’s a parody series, so nothing you see should be taken seriously.
Konosuba loves to make a running joke out of
It’s not for everyone, but if you enjoy it, you won’t ever turn back.
Related; Kono Subarashii Merchandise
Shimoneta, or in English: A Boring World Where The Concept Of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist.
It’s a mouthful of a title, but the
With the ridiculous SJW society within the
I wouldn’t recommend watching this without headphones.
12. How To Raise A Boring Girlfriend
How To Raise A Boring Girlfriend, or “Saekano” is all about Otaku’s, authors,
Only one of the
Saekano’s 4th wall breaks and meta dialogue is so blatant and shameless you can’t help but love it.
Being a slice of life it’s relaxing to watch as well.
13. My Bride Is A Mermaid
My Bride Is A Mermaid is like Gintama, Saiki K or something similar. It loves to break the 4th wall.
The main characters are engaged, with Sun Seto (the girl) having family ties to the Yakuza.
Misunderstandings are common here, and the comedy is so good the art is almost a science.
14. The Demon Girl Next Door
The Demon Girl Next Door is low key meta. It doesn’t show itself as often as other
But where it counts, it’s a good laugh. And in the first episode, truck-kun seemingly makes an appearance until you realize the
You get some meta in the first 5 minutes of watching as well.
Season 2 will drop in 2021!
15. Humanity Has Declined
Humanity Has Declined is self explanatory to a point.
The human population is declining, and the main character works with the United Nations to maintain and fix the issue.
There are fairies, food that talks, dark scenes and some occasional meta moments.
It’s a strange
16. Engaged To The Unidentified
Engaged To The Unidentified is an
With so many meta references to Loli’s and other humor, you can’t miss the meta in this show.
Aside from the questionable older sister, this is a relaxed slice of life series and one of the more “tame” comedy’s with little to no fan service.