Laugh tracks should never be used in sitcoms. Your life, on the other hand, should be filled with laughter, as it is said to keep the doctor away.
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And so, in search of the most gut-wrenching stories, we turn to anime. Slice-of-life comedies are included in this list so that we don’t go overboard and pull a Kill la Kill.
Some of these selections may assist alleviate your depressive symptoms, or maybe help you discover some depression that you didn’t even know you had.
You can check out our comprehensive list of the finest comedic anime of all time here.
15. Daily Lives of High School Boys
I’m not sure if I enjoy this show so much because I’m a boy and went to high school once, or if I’m just a tickle-sensitive person. Regardless, I had a good time.
When it comes down to it, The Stick is about nothing more than a bunch of guys figuring out what hormones are and how to have fun while doing it.
That wonderful sweet “relatable zone” that our entire generation loves so much is always present in this comedy.
14. Asobi Asobase
Similarly, Asobi Asobase is a typical high school movie.
In contrast to our prior selection, this one has a whole different appeal.
Everything about this show is ludicrous, including the humor, which is over-the-top and in your face.
As a taste, let me tell you that one of the heroines has a butler that follows her around everywhere and can shoot a laser beam out of his butt.
It’s not the most eloquent, but it gets the job done.
13. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K
The entire universe is absurd in this show, not just the humor.
To put it another way: Our protagonist is essentially a god.
It’s up to him to decide what to do with them.
In the course of his daily routine, he tries to avoid his buddies, while occasionally teleporting about, flying, or even punching a ghost.
The show’s structure makes it impossible to predict what will happen in the future episode. And I can tell you, it can get a little out of hand at times.
12. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Just one of those programs that could be set in any location and utilize any story technique and still be enjoyable.
As a result, the story is heavily centered on the protagonists’ personalities. They also have a fantastic group chemistry.
The story revolves around a typical dorm experience, but each of the students stands out. A playboy, an antisocial programmer, and a cat-like lady genius are all in the mix.
As soon as she latches on to our hero, it becomes as difficult for us to leave the hostel as it is for him to leave the room.
11. Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto
Sakamoto is the only thing men desire. This man is the apex of human development; he embodies perfection in every sense.
That sentence introducing the plot element could have you expecting a major “but” following, yet he’s just wonderful.
Sakomoto, on the other hand, is tremendously over-the-top in all of his endeavors. And it’ll turn something as routine as getting up for school into something as thrilling as competing in the Summer Olympics.
It’s a ridiculously over-the-top production. Sakamoto, though, is a fantastic subject for a comedic series.
When I see a program like this, I can’t help but wonder why no one thought of it sooner; it’s pure gold.
I suppose South Park used a similar gimmick…
Jesus Christ and Buddha are housemates in the present-day Japanese society.
How can you not be sucked in right away?
You’ll have the most fun with this show if you’re familiar with both religions, in my experience. But even if you don’t care about religion, there are enough general jokes to keep you entertained.
When a friend comes over and we need to waste some time, I always pull this one out of my purse. The story revolves around a man and his epic quest to save the planet, and each episode is only a few minutes long.
All of the anime adventure tropes get slammed in this one show. There is never a dull moment because of how well it accomplishes this.
In my opinion, it’s a universally enjoyable experience, except for one pedo elderly guy who’s there for no apparent reason… However, if you’re looking for a quick laugh and don’t want to commit to a protracted series, give Senyuu a try.
8. Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
Have you ever had one of those days where you got up and just kind of regretted it because now you have to really go out and be a human?
If that’s the case, then this show is for you.
It’s no surprise that Tanaka is the show’s main driving force, given the name of the series and his unwavering commitment to achieve nothing notable at any point in time.
Friends on the other hand don’t understand his enlightened attitude on life and attempt to coerce him into doing activities he may enjoy. He doesn’t do this very often, but when he does, it’s hilarious to watch.
7. Kiss Him, Not Me
A large part of my decision to include this program on this list was influenced by the protagonist’s tragic loss of weight after her favorite anime character, who had recently died. Kamina is no longer with me.
This is also because it’s a dream come true for fan fiction writers everywhere: making two straight men fall in love despite the fact that they were initially attracted to each other.
You can’t help but wonder if she succeeds in her BL goal.
6. Isekai Quartet
In the world of isekai fanfiction, what if all the characters from well-known series attended the same high school? It’d be a lot of fun.
Yes, that’s what I’m getting at.
Observing Kazuma’s interactions with Subaru, Ainz, and Hitler’s daughter, Adolfa, is always a treat.
On top of all that, it also likes to poke fun at other shows in its genre by showing off some of the most ludicrous tropes and referencing them. Because of the show’s distinctly chibi aesthetic (cough, Re:Zero), you won’t associate it with the normal melancholy.
5. The Devil as a Part-Timer
To quote a friend, “There is no place like hell for someone who doesn’t want to work at a fast food restaurant.”
Satan is currently flipping burgers, so the joke is on him.
However, the show’s opening may make it sound ridiculous and overblown, but it’s actually quite restrained. For all their magical prowess, these people are only attempting to make ends meet in a real world that they’ve been transported to by an unusual process known as “isekai.”
It merely does what it’s supposed to.
4. Food Wars!
I’m not sure whether I’m the only one who thought Food Wars was humorous. I’d say the first season.
As far as anime food porn goes, this is the most literal of all time.
In addition, there are a few standouts within the ensemble. Megumi and Hinako are two of the more notable examples.
Shounen aesthetics are also there, so you’ll get a few laughs as well as intense excitement whenever a Shokugeki takes place.
Most people would call this an ideal situation.
An adventure disguised as a piece of everyday life is KonoSuba in my perspective.
Because, if you think about it, there isn’t a whole lot going on in this show. This is a group of idiots having a good time and getting sucked up by frogs.
Kazuma, of course, is the star of the show. For the fact that he is one of the few anime characters who can be taken seriously.
There’s no such thing as a “honor code” in our culture. It’s not all about the nakamas we made on the road, and he’ll drop kick you if you mess with him too much in this case.
Even if some of you disagree with me on the slice-of-life aspect, I’m confident that no one can deny that the show is amusing.
2. Merman in my Tub
I’m beginning to see that an hour-long anime series are more and more of a thing for me, as this one is as well.
In the end, it comes down to “guy finds merman and decides to keep him in his bathtub,” and it’s both chilling and humorous.
Everything else will fall into place naturally.
In order to keep the protagonist from becoming bored, the merman either teases him or brings half of Pacific Ocean into his residence. I’d go with any one.
1. Grand Blue
I’d want to end the list with Grand Blue, a show that both makes me want to drink and convinces me never to drink again at the same time.
The show, in an unexpected twist of fate, is set in a college. Everything that every college student (except for me) does all the time is shown in this video.
It can get ridiculous at times, as people in Titan forms display strong emotions. However, the show also has its peaceful moments.