[Comedy Duo Anime Spring 2019] Like Tiger & Bunny? Watch This!

Superheroes have made a grand return to the anime scene, and Tiger and Bunny is one such anime that has helped usher in this era. The show focuses on a pair of superheroes who get partnered up by their agency and have nearly *nothing* in common. Their beautiful bantering and perilous partnership is a recipe for a great comedy duo. Today, we bring you two comedy duos from newer anime that we’re sure you’re going to love.

Liked Tiger and Bunny? Watch RobiHachi!

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2019 – currently airing

Robby Yarge hasn’t been on a very good streak recently what with losing his job, girlfriend, and nearly dying. When the teen who helped him retrieve his stolen bag, Hatchi Kita, starts showing up and chasing him to collect his debt for the loan shark Yan, Robby tries to escape to space to find Isekandar. However, Hatchi has stolen away on his ship! The two couldn’t be more different, and now they’re traveling in space together!

Major Similarities Between Tiger and Bunny and RobiHachi

1. The Main Characters Are Polar Opposites.

Both Tiger and Bunny and Robihachi feature a comedy duo that is completely opposite of each other. They similarly feature the character archetypes of a laid-back goofball older guy and a no-nonsense young man. Of course, they’re going to get on each other’s nerves and it’ll make for some great one-liners and comedic scenes.

2. The Themes Are Crazy.

If you’ve watched Tiger and Bunny, then you know that the show is all about superheroes having their deeds televised by private sponsors. However, someone had a crazy idea to put two polar opposite heroes together. It’s completely different from most Western cartoons. Similarly, RobiHachi will make you pause and go, “What just happened?” It’s very lighthearted and about two different guys stuck together on a space adventure to a legendary planet. Quite a bit out of the ordinary!

Liked Tiger and Bunny? Watch Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin (Midnight Occult Civil Servants)!

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2019 – currently airing

Supernatural beings live in the same world as us, but most just can’t see them. However, that all changes for Arata Miyako once he starts his new job as a civil servant and has his eyes opened to this new world that Anothers, youkai, live in. His first night on the job nearly ends in what was going to be a battle between two different species of youkai and the civil servants, but it was all just a misunderstanding. However, only Arata knows that it’s a misunderstanding because he can understand and communicate in the Another’s language! Now he has to use his newfound abilities and deal with the craziness of the supernatural world.

Major Similarities Between Tiger and Bunny and Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin (Midnight Occult Civil Servants)

1. There’s a Good Mix of Comedy and Seriousness.

While there is comedy interspersed throughout both anime, both do a good job of making sure that there’s a balance of gags and jokes with the seriousness that comes from their jobs. After all, Tiger and Bunny are superheroes while Arata is a civil servant and a hard-working member of society.

2. The Chemistry Between the Main Characters Is Great.

More often than not, two people who are a decade or more apart in age are going to be pretty dissimilar. Still, that’s what makes watching Tiger and Bunny so much fun. It’s *because* of how different they are that it is so great to watch. While Arata and Kohaku aren’t that different in age (seemingly, since Kohaku is an Another), they do make a great comedic pair. Kohaku plays the childish and oblivious youngster while pulling off the mysterious and old youkai flawlessly. Arata, while young, is a dutiful, hard worker and often easily gets frustrated with Kohaku’s antics.


Great chemistry between two characters that are opposites is one of the best recipes for a comedy anime. Hopefully these two new Spring 2019 anime will live up to the challenge. Of course, there are so many reasons to watch RobiHachi and Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin, so if we’ve missed any, leave a comment down below!

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Author: Jessica

As a full-time freelancer (translating, proofreading, and writing) and coffee-lover, I’ve turned into a complete workaholic. People often say “work hard, play hard” but I’m not about that life. While I love traveling and working on the go (like going to cons), I’m more often than not holed up in a coffee shop or at home, multi-tasking more things than I should.

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