Everyone loves to have a good laugh and anime is a surefire way to get a few chuckles. For viewers looking for the best comedy anime, Azumanga Daioh is a perfect show to start with. Following the everyday life of a friendship group comprised of six different high school girls, in addition to two of their teachers. More character-driven than plot-driven, the story is simple and switches off between regular school life and the occasional vacation, throwing in sporadic moments of absurdity sure to get laughs.
Ouran High School Host Club is another school-based comedy anime with the added twist of being a reverse harem. The main character, Haruhi Fujioka, is a scholarship student at the elite Ouran Academy. After owing a debt to the school’s host club, a group of six male students who enamor females, Haruhi joins under the guise of a male to pay off her expenses. With Haruhi’s secret and the varied personalities of the other members, Ouran High School Host Club provides some chuckles with a dash of romance.
For a less cute, more action-based comedy anime on Netflix, One-Punch Man is a viral show starring Saitama, the most powerful hero alive who is in charge of defending his city against monsters and other villains. However, because of his strength, he has grown bored and is in search of an opponent who can challenge him. Saitama’s indifferent, quirky personality as the protagonist is what brings a lot of humor to the show.