Top 10 Funniest Anime

Posted by Neko Kyou in Thoughts on March 2nd, 2010

Click on the image for the original Top 10 Funniest Anime list

(Updated 2010) Originally posted on July 5th 2007, the “Top 10 Funniest Anime” has been by far the most popular post on my blog. It also have the most comments of anime fans giving thanks, throwing in their 2 cents and sharing their own favourites with others. There have also been cries for an updated list since last year – after all, the original list was created 2 years before that.

So after all the pushing, nudging and encouragement (especially WIZ and Vini) the new list is finally here!

Yes, it took me a looooong time to get the new top 10 sorted out. Believe it or not, I actually spent half a year re-watching most of the series in the old list so I could judge better against the newer series that was released after that.

And while some of the old series still made it back to the top 10, you will find plenty of new funny anime have conquered my list.

The usual disclaimer: This list is based on MY preference, on what I watched, what I liked and what I thought deserved to be here. I want to share with you on what I believe are excellent and funny anime series you should watch if you ever want a good laugh.

These are the series that always made me laughed till my tears came out, or at the very least puts a smile to my face even when I’m feeling down. Don’t underestimate the power of laughter!

Also, just because a series ranked higher than another doesn’t mean I prefer it over the lower ranking ones. It just means that I believe it to be funnier – this is a top 10 list of funniest anime, not my top 10 favourite anime. If you’re looking for that, check out the “What’s Hot” section on the sidebar for my yearly best 10. They’re always somewhere there.

And so the rants ends here. Let the show begin…

#10 Akazukin Cha Cha


  • Little Red Riding Hood + Magical Girl = Cha Cha
  • Huge and diversified cast, yet most are memorable
  • Cha Cha & Co. can be really silly sometimes most of the time
  • Still surprises me how the first 2 seasons of the anime is filler content, and they are also the best parts of the entire series. Goes to show fillers might not be so bad after all, eh?

#9 Hayate no Gotoku


  • Debt ridden butler who seems to attract trouble and misfortune
  • Lots of parodies and references to other anime and manga series
  • Great animation quality
  • Can really be over the top sometimes – in a good way

#8 K-ON!


  • Mio~~ Moe Moe Kyun~
  • Superb music! (Don’t Say “LAZY”)
  • Starts out rather slow, takes a few episodes before it really hooks you in, thanks to Mio
  • Animation quality quite a let down, especially coming from KyoAni

#7 Ouran High Host Club


  • Rich bastards with no common sense
  • Poor guy girl with weird common sense
  • Still think it’s one of the best anime/manga ever
  • Can’t think of anything bad at all about Host Club, really…

#6 History’s Strongest Disciple, Kenichi


  • Useless, no talent disciple training under the world’s best martial artists
  • Ryouzanpaku masters are just insane – in more sense than one
  • Great balance between comedy and action
  • Sadly, the anime ended right before one of the best arcs in the manga

#5 Baka to Test to Shokanju


  • Brand new anime from 2010
  • School where students can summon avatars whose strength are directly linked to their test scores
  • It’s so damn stupid, but oh so damn funny!
  • The summoned beings are cute and funny too
  • Great tear-jerker… and I mean tears of laughter, of course

#4 Ranma 1/2


  • Boy who turns to girl when splashed with cold water
  • Completely whacky cast and story
  • Over 160 episodes (including movies and OAVs) and yet managed to be funny almost every episode (trust me, not an easy feat)
  • Classic that will never die

Now, For The Top 3

Before we move on to the top 3, I just need to say this…

It took me a very long time and a lot of thinking, debating and rewatching to come up with the current order. I even thought of making it a 3-way tie for the title of Funniest Anime, but that didn’t felt quite right either.

These 3 series are just as good as the other and just as hilarious. I kept switching the top 3 spots between them as I made this update before finally deciding on this order.

All 3 deserved to be winners, but unfortunately each position can only be occupied by one show…

#3 Full Metal Panic FUMUFFO!


(Yes, the previous Funniest Anime title holder has been pushed down to #3! Oh noes!)

  • Top secret mercernary on a mission with no common sense thrown into normal everyday life with not so normal situations
  • Extreme opposite of the serious Full Metal Panic and FMP The Second Raid
  • It was, and still is, one of the funniest anime around so far
  • Bonta-kun exo-suit FTW!

#2 Lucky Star


  • Omigosh! It’s… us!?
  • Tons of parodies and references to otaku, gamers, other anime and mangas
  • Funny and interesting cast
  • Makes you go “holy shit! I do that!” and “hey! I know what you mean!”
  • I just can’t get bored of watching Lucky Star x3
  • Chocolate cornet…

#1 Minami-ke (Season 1)


  • Chiaki-sama~~~
  • Lovable cast (Chiaki-sama~~~)
  • “This is just the plain depiction of the days of the lives of the three Minami sisters. Please don’t expect too much.” The series tells you exactly what it is at the start of every episode lol
  • Epic chase scene in first episode
  • Forget Okawari (2nd season) ever existed, even skip it altogether!
  • Okaeri (season 3) redeemed Minami-ke somewhat, but the first season is still the best and funniest
  • Just can’t really get bored of season 1 and season 3 (like I said, forget season 2 ever existed and you’ll be fine!)
  • Minami-ke At It’s Best!

And there you have it!

My Top 10 Funniest Anime list as of early 2010. I’ll definitely update this again in the future to keep it updated, but don’t worry… If you’re craving for more funny anime to watch, here are a few more to keep you company until the next update!

These are all shows that I’ve watched (at least a few episodes) that I find to be both entertaining and funny. While they didn’t make the top 10 or was dropped from the list doesn’t mean they aren’t great – it just means the competition for the list is just that tough!

Here they are, in no particular order of preference:

  1. Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
  2. Chobits
  3. Zero no Tsukaima
  4. Love Hina
  5. Slam Dunk
  6. Nyan-koi
  7. Seitokai no Ichizon
  8. Midori no Hibi
  9. Fruits Basket
  10. Hetalia Axis Powers
  11. Shugo Chara
  12. Ladies vs Butlers
  13. Honey and Clover
  14. Kobato.
  15. Yakitate Japan
  16. Toradora
  17. Azumanga Daioh
  18. Seto no Hanayome
  19. Kamen no Maid Guy
  20. Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO)
  21. Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun
  22. Slayers series
  23. Rosario + Vampire
  24. Lovely Complex
  25. School Rumble

Originally, I wanted to add something extra with this update, but I couldn’t find the time to sit down and get it done. I won’t reveal what is it just yet because I still plan on doing it when I get the chance, hopefully within the next few weeks or next couple of months. How’s that for something to look forward to? :)

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540 Comments to “Top 10 Funniest Anime”

  1. jake cooler | June 11th, 2012 at 9:28 am

    what no bobobo, you make me sad sniff,sniff, put bobobo-bobobobo-bobo !!!!
    (>++>)

  2. Bonita | June 12th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Okay after learning that Kenichi don’t have a season 3 sadly I had to move on so I wanted to know if anyone could help me find Baka and test season two and three in english if so please let me know thanks B

  3. Insui | June 18th, 2012 at 3:44 am

    B Gata H Kei

  4. orlando | June 18th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    @bonita http://fffansubs.org/?page_id=259

  5. Dot | June 20th, 2012 at 3:14 am

    What kind of list is this if there isn’t the best and funniest anime – Gintama?

  6. Ano | June 23rd, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    great list

    but i believe GTO and School Rumble should be in the top 10.

  7. banana | June 26th, 2012 at 4:42 am

    you forgot Fruits Basket!!! it’s freaking amazing.

  8. Haaru-chan! | June 30th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB FTW!!!!
    it really is the silliest anime but also one of the best comedies out there!
    hikaru and kaoru <3

  9. DeathTheKid2 | July 8th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Nodame is a really good anime for people who like music, the Dorama is even better though, by far my favourite.

  10. polkadots | July 8th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Hey love the top 10 ive already seen most of the anime on there and i hav no complaints about any of them. But 4 me #1 is gintama. When u get further in the series around the late 300-400 chapters u will not wanna stop readin. There is going to be 2 of the best arcs in the entire series.

  11. Nate | July 25th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Baka and tests theme gives me epileptic seizures

  12. Jeri | July 25th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    well. u forgot my bride is a mermaid.

    that was the funniest anime ive ever seen…
    and azumanga daioh.

  13. -inlove- | July 28th, 2012 at 10:08 am

    do you know any animes like shugo chara or yumeiro patisseiere??

    the ones with the tiny ppl in it…the ones who can fly??

    thns a mill 😀

  14. Gintamafan | September 4th, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Have you ever heard of an anime called Gintama?
    http://vimeo.com/39945204

  15. Rachel | September 5th, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Ouran High School Host Club rocks!

  16. FunkSafely | September 13th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    nice archive!
    a combination of the list and the comments is required for anyone looking for suggestions, imo. it’s a good thing that there’s so many comments; you get to see how many people mention a certain title, along with what anime someone would recommend, sandwiched between 2 or 3 you’ve seen and loved.
    personally i came here looking for something along the lines of Seto no Hanayome (made me laugh out loud quite a few times, that was a first in my anime history.), and School Rumble (another one that delivered. came for the laughs, stayed for the Hige). i confidently suggest these two to lazy people not skimming older comments.
    it’s great seeing so many titles that are new to me in your top 10, that alone should keep me busy for a while. thank you Neko Kyou/people.

  17. WIZ | September 14th, 2012 at 1:04 am

    In the name of (some of) the people… you’re welcome, and thx ^_^

  18. julia | September 21st, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    What about gintama

  19. fairy law | October 14th, 2012 at 12:53 am

    I belive that fairy tail it’s funny too ..just watch ..i’m sure that everybody now it :D..it’s awesome

  20. kirito | October 16th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Sket Dance

  21. Zura | October 17th, 2012 at 12:55 am

    OIIIII!!! What about GINTAMA!!!!!

  22. l'arc en.hyde | November 6th, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Fruits Basket should be replaced with Soul Eater 😛

  23. fruit punch samurai | November 15th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    WHERE THE &$@! IS GINTAMA!??!!

  24. Nikhil | November 17th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Ranma 1/2 is my favorite, [im a fan of Rumiko Takahashi’s works] next comes Kenichi [ive got a taste for martial arts].
    School Rumble Should have been there…

  25. Kagura 7 | November 19th, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Seriously,they didn’t include Gintama?!Gintama is the funniest anime on Earth!!!

  26. anony | December 5th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    #1 should be Gintama.. there’s no competition..
    you just cant stop laughing..
    sket dance is great as well..

  27. Jaden | December 8th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Nice List Neko Kyou!!!

    However, an Anime Comedy list just can’t be complete without GINTAMA.

  28. Kamina | December 8th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I think the comedy in One Piece is underrated.

    Full Metal Panic Fumoffu is my favorite on your list.

    Gintama is great, but you really need to chose it on your own, so that you can value it on another level.

  29. brownbeard | December 8th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    i think beelzebub is so funny anime.. try it of course it will make u laugh..

  30. s\s\dd\\\\dddd | December 28th, 2012 at 6:53 am

    What of Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan?

  31. june | February 3rd, 2013 at 11:31 am

    where is ATASHINCHI???!!!
    where is ATASHINCHI???!!!

  32. Sul | March 30th, 2013 at 4:45 am

    google has lead me to a great link. thank you Neko for this list. i have seen most of these animes and i agree with most.

    however not to sound like a broken record after reading all those comments but i highly recommend you stick with Gintama.

    keep up the good —– now off to watch those i havent seen yet.

    ANIME ROCKS AND NEKO IS A LAD FOR THIS LIST

  33. fikri | September 11th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    try kore wa zombie desu ka.it super crazy funny

  34. Gin | February 11th, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    I cannot get into Gintama. I tried to watch it, but it was not funny. Maybe I’m too old (29 years old) but to me its not funny; maybe all the other anime and manga references I don’t get. Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan is not funny either; it seem forced to me. The Wallflower; my goodness they scream A LOT in that anime. Loud does not equal funny. That was just my opinion don’t take it personal. Anyway, My Bride is a Mermaid is funny :)

  35. Jake | May 12th, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Hey Dude,
    Don’t know if you still check on this website, but I wanted to let you know that your list has helped me really get into anime, and to enjoy some of the best ones out there. I had a quick question, what should I try next if I loved both series of baka to test, ouran highschool host club, and full metal panic fumuffo. Those were outstanding compared to just about everything else, yet I need some more good shows. I think lucky star and minami ke are dry so do you have any good suggestions? Thanks again for the list!

  36. Come on | May 13th, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    last updated March 2nd, 2010 of course it pretty old. There are a lot more funny anime moreover the new made one. So don’t complain like your anime(new) not on list here. Peace.

  37. Neko Kyou | May 13th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    @Come On, yes the list is pretty old but it’s also because you don’t get that many new animes worth competing with the top 10. That said, I do plan to update soon with new series 😀

    @Jake, at the top of my head I can think of Servant x Service, Hataraku Maou-sama, Outbreak Company and Love Lab. I think you will enjoy these :)

  38. Jake | May 14th, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Thanks a ton man,
    I’ll get around to watching those a soon as I can. The only thing I disagreed with on your list was the placement for Baka To Test. Given the fact that it gets continually better with season 2 and the OVA’s I feel strongly that it should be in the Top Three if not holding the number one spot. Thanks again!!

    Jake

  39. Soul | October 11th, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    You will laugh very hard when you watch Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou.

    You might don’t like the title (at first), but It seriously funny.

    *I’m not good in english (sorry)^^

  40. stormflame | November 20th, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    There seriously should be gintama in it. Gintama is the best comedy I ever watched + suspense + action + good plotline + awesome characters + almost 300 episodes by now… Started watching after I searched for more parody animes after watchin ouran high school host club. Gotta watch if you love comedy X action!


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