Best Comedy Anime of 2019

Are you in for a good laugh? We certainly hope so, because you're about to find out what are the best comedy anime of 2019—for us, at least—, and we know there's no escape... you ARE going to laugh! Some of these shows are great not only for the comedy factor but also because of the characters, the plot, or even how absurd it all can get. And the best part is that we have comedy anime for all tastes too! So, are you ready? Scroll down for the best comedy anime of the past year!

5. Isekai Quartet

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Apr. 2019 - Jun. 2019

We all know how popular the isekai genre is right now, especially when it comes to incredible settings and beautiful landscapes. But actually, there's isekai for everyone; we have a story about a video game world in Overlord, we have a more serious plot in Re:Zero, we also have the lighthearted feeling of Konosuba, and yet we have something totally different and darker in Youjo Senki. With such diversity in terms of origins and characters, who would think that all these shows could converge on an even more crazy anime?!

Apparently, someone did! And now it's more than a stupid "what if". Isekai Quartet is one of the best comedy shows of Spring 2019! All your favorite main characters are now part of the same classroom, and as we could imagine, some of them are not so happy about it, and not all of them get along with their classmates either. If you love Japanese humor and short skits, this one's for you!

4. Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? (How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Jul. 2019 - Sep. 2019

On the ecchi side of things, we have Hibiki, Akemi, Gina, and Ayaka, a group of girls that decided they could benefit from some body exercise. However, things are not that easy for the slightly overweight Hibiki, and she definitely has a hard time trying to cope with her feeding habits and her overly active friends. The bright side for you? There are a lot of hilarious situations unfolding one after the other, and always involving super hot men and women!

Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? is an educational show, so most of the things you find here are actually informative. You'll learn about how your body works and how to be more healthy with some nutrition and training tips here and there to try and motivate you. All in all, this is also one of the funniest shows of 2019, and you don't even need to be fit to enjoy it. Actually, if somebody dares to say something like "stop watching anime about people doing exercise and hit an actual gym", tell them you're exercising a lot of muscles just by laughing, after all!

3. Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue. (My Roommate is a Cat)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Jan. 2019 - Mar. 2019

So let's say you get tired just by watching people do their thing at the gym, and now you feel like watching something more tender instead. Oh, and you like animals too? Then we definitely have a solution! Our #3 show is My Roommate is a Cat, a cute and cozy anime about a young adult dealing with the daily wonders of having an adorable-yet-mischievous feline at home.

This is by no means one of those shows that give you one joke after the other. On the contrary, the comedy element to this shows comes in the form of the awkward interaction between Subaru and Haru, a guy that barely can take care of himself and a cat who, after having a rough time living in the streets, is now taking advantage of the luxurious life Subaru provides. It's hard to watch this show without a smile on your face from start to end, and more so if you're a cat owner yourself.

2. Sarazanmai

  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Apr. 2019 - Jun. 2019

No best comedy anime list would be complete without one of those weird shows full of nonsense elements, no matter the year! That's why we NEED to talk about Sarazanmai, a show full of kappa references, farting and other eschatological jokes, and a lot of connections to real-life Japan and its culture. And yes, we know that not all of you like Japanese humor, but trust us when we say the whole concept of Sarazanmai is worthy of your time!

Besides all the absurdity you can imagine, Sarazanmai also deals with the most thought-provoking concepts, like the awkwardness of human interaction (or the lack of), how far we can go in the search of validation, and how incomprehensible or morally questionable our deepest secrets can be, even if we have a completely reasonable explanation for them. If you haven't watched it yet, just go watch Sarazanmai's first episode after finishing our article; you'll find yourself laughing at the most random things, only to feel uncomfortably guilty after getting the whole picture. We hope you like kappas, though!

1. Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen (Kaguya-sama: Love is War)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Jan. 2019 - Mar. 2019

This might be funny to watch now, but there's nothing to laugh about when it comes to dealing with your highschool crush and trying to play it cool. Both Miyuki and Kaguya are in love with each other, but being the president and vice president of the Student Council, it's hard for them to admit it and neglect their reputations. In fact, they try so hard to hide their true emotions that being the first one to confess would feel like being defeated, and so the war begins!

While both Kaguya and Miyuki are funny in their own way, the rest of the Student Council—Chika and Yuu, secretary and treasurer— also play a significant role in the whole situation, more often than not finding themselves as frustrated and puzzled as we the viewers are. But hey, if it were so simple for these two lovebirds to confess their love, we wouldn't have such a fabulous show in the first place! For us, Kaguya-sama: Love is War is the best comedy anime of 2019, and we're so looking forward to season 2!

Final Thoughts

So here we are! Our article is over and now you’re finally free to watch and rewatch all these recommended anime! These jokes never get old and to be honest, some of these shows are even more enjoyable the second time you watch them. If you have any recommendation for other comedy anime of 2019, just leave a comment for other people to see. Let’s start 2020 laughing out loud!!

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Author: Rod Locksley

Hey! I'm Rod, and when I'm not watching anime or playing video games I'm probably writing about them, but I'm also a graphic and web designer, and I even published a comic book and worked like 4 years for a well-known MMORPG. Curiously, my favorite series are quite different from each other, so I'm still trying to understand what I really like in an anime...

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