What You Need to Know:
- Comedy anime, also known as gag anime, are great to watch no matter what mood you're in. But which ten series do Japanese fans think are the best?
- To find out, Akiba-Souken held a poll between the 9th and 16th of Febrary, which received a total of 367 votes.
- Do you agree with the Japanese fans' selections? Read on and find out!
Top 10 - Top 6
10. Tantei Opera Milky Holmes / 9 votes
9. Masuda Kousuke Gekijou Gag Manga Biyori / 10 votes
8. Working!! / 14 votes
7. Crayon Shin-chan / 19 votes
6. Shinryaku! Ika Musume / 21 votes
Top 5 - Top 1
5. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2012 to March 2012
Tadakuni, Hidenori, and Yoshitake are students at the all-boys academy, Sanada North High School. This is a tale about just that—their daily lives as students. Winning the basketball tournament? Finding true love? You won't find any of that here. Whether it's sparking random arguments while hanging out with friends, meeting that one weird co-worker at a part-time job, or even letting imaginations run wild on a windy afternoon, we've all experienced the show's ordinary but true-to-life themes at one point or another.
(Source: NIS America)
- Episodes: TBA
- Aired: January 2016 to Present
Kokonotsu Shikada lives with his father and he runs an old fashioned candy shop. Kokonotsu dreams of becoming a manga artist, but his father has other plans. He wants him to take over the family business! Then, one summer day, the cute yet strange Hotaru Shidare shows up. Hotaru is from a famous sweets company and wants to have Kononotsu’s father join them! The father agrees on one condition, Kotonotsu must take over the shop! So the task for Hotaru to convince Kokonotsu begins…
- Episodes: TBA
- Aired: October 2015 to Present
The Matsuno sextuplets (leader Osomatsu, wannabe tough guy Karamatsu, straight man Choromatsu, cynical Ichimatsu, cheerfully stupid Juushimatsu and lovable spoiled Todomatsu) are now in their 20s, still living together in the same house as NEETs. Their neighbors still include such eccentric characters as fish market idol Totoko, loud bucktoothed troublemaker Iyami, tiny rival Chiba, wacky inventor Dekapan, and giant mouthed glutton Dayon.
Join the Matsuno siblings as they overcome mundane hurdles in their daily lives, such as finding employment, figure out who should pay the bar bill, and who should get the extra pastry!
- Episodes: 201
- Aired: April 2006 to March 2010
The Amanto, aliens from outer space, have invaded Earth and taken over feudal Japan. As a result, a prohibition on swords has been established, and the samurai of Japan are treated with disregard as a consequence.
However one man, Gintoki Sakata, still possesses the heart of the samurai, although from his love of sweets and work as a yorozuya, one might not expect it. Accompanying him in his jack-of-all-trades line of work are Shinpachi Shimura, a boy with glasses and a strong heart, Kagura with her umbrella and seemingly bottomless stomach, as well as Sadaharu, their oversized pet dog. Of course, these odd jobs are not always simple, as they frequently have run-ins with the police, ragtag rebels, and assassins, oftentimes leading to humorous but unfortunate consequences.
Who said life as an errand boy was easy?
(Source: MAL Rewrite)
1. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2014 to September 2014
High school student Chiyo Sakura has a crush on schoolmate Umetarou Nozaki, but when she confesses her love to him, he mistakes her for a fan and gives her an autograph. When she says that she always wants to be with him, he invites her to his house and has her help on some drawings. Chiyo discovers that Nozaki is actually a renowned shoujo manga artist named Sakiko Yumeno. She then agrees to be his assistant in order to get closer to him. As they work on his manga, they encounter other schoolmates who assist them or serve as inspirations for characters in the stories.
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