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The Five Best Comedy Anime of 2017

Cheeky Kid has been watching anime and reading manga for as long as he can remember. Doing so takes him to different worlds.

What was 2017 like for the whole comedy genre in anime?

Was it good? Was it bad? Was it so-so?

Well luckily, 2017 was certainly a good year for comedy anime!

Not only did new seasons of Gintama air in 2017, two other monumentally funny anime shows aired their respective second seasons. Not only that, two new hilarious titles have also joined the fray! Ah, what a time to be alive!

In a short while, I’ll be listing them all here. Or maybe not. As a matter of fact, I’ve already listed them! There are five of them in total. They’re the funniest shows of 2017. You should never miss them for anything. So go on, start the giggling and cackling, and guffaw till your lungs burst with laughter. Don’t worry, your lungs won’t actually get damaged—for laughter is the best medicine!

The 5 Best Comedy Anime of 2017

1. Aho Girl

2. Gintama (Seasons 5 and 6)

3. Himouto! Umaru Chan R (My Two-Faced Little Sister R)

4. Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun (Clean Freak! Aoyama-kun)

5. KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! (Season 2)

1. Aho Girl

Do you know what “Aho” means? I’m telling you now, it indicates idiocy and dumbness. Therefore, that means this show is about an idiotic girl. Wow, you must be a genius for figuring that out! But seriously, only a true “Aho” will not watch this show. You might be called an “Aho” either way, but at least you’ll get to have a gaggle of fun. Believe me when I say that picking this up is one of the wisest decision you could ever make in your life.

Spanning 12 minutes—more or so—with each episode, Aho Girl brings on the endless gags one after another. The main character may be ultra dumb, but she’s a genius when it comes to making people laugh. Her nonsense never fails to lead into trouble and whatnot. And then there’s her childhood crush, who always try to knock some some into her but fails miserably each time.

Now that you’ve got the gist of this anime, it’s time for you to join the idiocy. I repeat: “picking this up is one of the wisest decision you could ever make in your life.” Don’t be an “Aho” and let “Aho Girl” do her job in making you laugh like a half-wit.

2. Gintama (Seasons 5 and 6)

If by now you still don’t know or heard anything about the legendary comedy anime Gintama, then accept my condolences. Perhaps you’re new to the world of anime? Maybe you’ve been living under a rock this whole time? Oh, I don’t know anymore. There’s absolutely no excuse for you!

I’ll tell you what Gintama is right now, so keep your ears peeled. Gintama is none other than the current holder of the title—best comedy anime of all time! That’s right, it’s the best—and of all time, nonetheless! I guess I don’t have to drag this conversation much longer. All you need to do is watch!

In 2017, Gintama aired its fifth and sixth seasons. There’s no story to follow so just pick a random episode and start from there. Gintama is known throughout the world as the best comedy anime so there’s no shred of doubt about its ability to make people laugh.

3. Himouto! Umaru Chan R (My Two-Faced Little Sister R)

Fans of Umaru-chan, rejoice! If you still are unaware by now, Himouto! Umaru-chan aired its second season in the fourth quarter of 2017. And as expected, it didn’t fail to deliver!

Himouto! Umaru-chan R is the kind of comic relief that everyone needs but don’t deserve. Whenever it’s not busy making you laugh on your belly, it is overly engaged with trying to make you smile in glee. This anime’s characters are very relatable as they are all very irresistibly charming. It almost feels like you’re a close friend trying your best not to get carried away with the silliness, yet you still do.

If you’re looking for an innocent slice-of-life show with lots of endearingly comical moments, then Himouto! Umaru-chan R is the show to watch! It’s not only pleasant to eyes and ears, it also tickles your heart and soul with compelling happiness.

4. Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun (Clean Freak! Aoyama-kun)

Soccer? Sports? Who ever said anything about those?! Don’t let this show fool you! While it seems to be some sort of serious, soccer-themed, sports anime, Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun is not exactly what you would expect at first. Through and through, it is astonishingly an anime about a silly clean freak named Aoyama who happens to be a genius in soccer—a sport that’s all about dirt and grime.

Again, I say this: “Don’t focus too much on the sports aspect!” This anime is mostly about fun and jokes! Didn’t I just tell you to we have a main character here who is a clean freak but plays the dirty sport of soccer? How he manages to play and even stand out as a genius is what you have to find out for yourself! In the later episodes, even soccer itself becomes quite irrelevant. Aren’t you dying to find out why?

If you’re worried about the visuals, they’re pretty decent! As for the sound, it’s nothing to be fussy about. Then how about the story? That doesn’t even matter! What I am sure about is that you’ll definitely find your abs aching with all the laughter this show gives out.

5. KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! (Season 2)

Now this is what I call a truly explosive year-kick-starter anime! Well, what do you know! KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World (Season 2) aired in the first month of 2017. Not only did it start everyone’s year right back then, it also brought delight that dwelled within everyone for the rest of the year. Now, everyone’s so excited for the next season of the series!

KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World isn’t your usual fantasy anime! It is a big joke, per se! Its only goal is make everything wacky and laughable. From each crazy scenario to every peculiar character, everything exists only to deliver a havoc filled with hilarity to the world! If you say that this anime doesn’t make you laugh, then everyone knows for certain that you are lying.

Based on recent memory, I can proudly say that this is one of the best comedy anime ever! That’s right, I repeat: “one of the best comedy anime ever” and not just 2017. If you haven’t watched it, then I suggest you do so quickly before the goddess Aqua decide to smite you with her godly, water-based party tricks.

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Comedy Anime

After the murder of her father, Ryuuko Matoi has been wandering the land in search of his killer. Following her only lead—the missing half of his invention, the Scissor Blade—she arrives at the prestigious Honnouji Academy, a high school unlike any other. The academy is ruled by the imposing and cold-hearted student council president Satsuki Kiryuuin alongside her powerful underlings, the Elite Four. In the school's brutally competitive hierarchy, Satsuki bestows upon those at the top special clothes called "Goku Uniforms," which grant the wearer unique superhuman abilities. Thoroughly beaten in a fight against one of the students in uniform, Ryuuko retreats to her razed home where she stumbles across Senketsu, a rare and sentient "Kamui," or God Clothes. After coming into contact with Ryuuko's blood, Senketsu awakens, latching onto her and providing her with immense power. Now, armed with Senketsu and the Scissor Blade, Ryuuko makes a stand against the Elite Four, hoping to reach Satsuki and uncover the culprit behind her father's murder once and for all. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Themes:
School, Super Power

Licensor:
Aniplex of America

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List of comedy anime

Year(s) Title Type Director Studio Ref 1981–1986Urusei YatsuraTV seriesMamoru Oshii, Kazuo YamazakiStudio Pierrot, Studio Deen[1][2]1989Ranma ½TV seriesTomomi Mochizuki, Tsutomu ShibayamaStudio Deen[2]1989–1992Ranma ½ NettōhenTV seriesKoji Sawai, Junji NishimuraStudio Deen[2]1989–1990Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai!OVA seriesMamoru OshiiPierrot[3]1990MarokoFilmMamoru OshiiPierrot[4]1993Kyō Kara Ore Wa!!OVA seriesHiroyuki Nishimori1998Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: BeginningTV seriesHiroshi WatanabeJ.C. Staff[5]1999Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: RevengeTV seriesToru TakahashiJ.C. Staff[5]2000Ghost StoriesTV seriesNoriyuki AbePierrot2002Azumanga Daioh: The AnimationTV seriesHiroshi NishikioriJ.C.Staff2003-2005Bobobo-bo Bo-boboTV seriesHiroki ShibataToei Animation[6]2003-2004Cromartie High SchoolTV seriesHiroaki SakuraiProduction I.G.2005–2007Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-ChanOVA seriesTsutomu MizushimaHal Film Maker2007 Minami-ke TV series Masahiko Ohta Daume 2007 Sketchbook ~full color's~TV series Yoshimasa Hiraike Hal Film Maker 2008 Minami-ke: OkawariTV series Naoto Hosoda Asread 2009-2015GintamaTV seriesShinji Takamatsu, Yoichi FujitaSunrise2009–2010Hetalia: Axis PowersOVA seriesBob ShirohataStudio Deen[7]2009 Minami-ke: BetsubaraOVA Kei Oikawa Asread 2009 Minami-ke: OkaeriTV series Kei Oikawa Asread 2010–2011Baka and TestTV seriesShin OnumaSilver Link2010-2011MitsudomoeTV seriesMasahiko OhtaBridge2011–2012Sket DanceTV seriesKeiichiro KawaguchiTatsunoko Production2012 Minami-ke: OmataseOVA Keiichiro Kawaguchi Feel 2012Acchi KocchiTV seriesFumitoshi OizakiAIC2013Kotoura-sanTV seriesMasahiko OhtaAIC Classic2013 Minami-ke: TadaimaTV series Keiichiro Kawaguchi Feel 2013 Minami-ke: NatsuyasumiOVA Keiichiro Kawaguchi Feel 2014D-Frag!TV seriesSeiki SugawaraBrain's Base[8]2014Engaged to the UnidentifiedTV seriesYoshiyuki FujiwaraDogakobo[8]2014Hōzuki no ReitetsuTV seriesHiro KaburakiWit Studio[8]2014Inari, Konkon, Koi IrohaTV seriesToru TakahashiProduction IMS[8]2014Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Heart Throb-TV seriesTatsuya IshiharaKyoto Animation[8]2014Minna Atsumare! Falcom beep GakuenTV seriesPippuyachara-ani, Dax Production[8]2014Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing TimeTV seriesYūji MutohShin-Ei Animation[8]2014NisekoiTV seriesNaoyuki Tatsuwa, Akiyuki ShinboShaft[8]2014No-RinTV seriesShin ŌnumaSilver Link[8]2014Oneechan ga KitaTV seriesYoshihide YuuzumiC2C[8]2014Go! Go! 575TV seriesTakefumi AnzaiLay-duce, C2C[8]2014Pupipō!TV seriesKaoru SuzukiAIC Plus+[8]2014Recently, My Sister Is UnusualTV seriesHiroyuki HataProject No.9[8]2014Robot Girls ZTV seriesHiroshi IkehataToei Animation[8]2014Seitokai Yakuindomo*TV seriesHiromitsu KanazawaGoHands[8]2014Silver Spoon Season 2TV seriesTomohiko Itō, Kotomi DeaiA-1 Pictures[8]2014Space DandyTV seriesShinichirō Watanabe
Shingo NatsumeBones2014Strange+TV seriesTakashi NishikawaSeven[8]2014SoniAni: Super Sonico The AnimationTV seriesKenichi KawamuraWhite Fox[8]2014Wake Up, Girls!TV seriesYutaka YamamotoOrdet, Tatsunoko Production[8]2014Witch Craft WorksTV seriesTsutomu MizushimaJ.C.Staff[8]2014Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life: Awakening ArcTV seriesToyonori YamadaSanzigen[8]2014World Conquest Zvezda PlotTV seriesTensai OkamuraA-1 Pictures[8]2014Yo-Kai WatchTV seriesShinji UshiroOLM[8]2015Food Wars: Shokugeki no SomaTV seriesYoshitomo YonetaniJ.C.Staff2012-2018KonoSubaTV seriesNatsume AkatsukiStudio Deen2015-2018 Mr. OsomatsuTV series Yoichi Fujita Pierrot (company)2017-2019 Pingu in the CityTV Series Naomi Iwata Polygon Pictures2020Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Wayward JourneyTV seriesTakayuki HamanaStudio Deen[5]
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50 Best Romance Comedy Anime That You Should Definitely Watch

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I don’t know about you, but I love a great combination of romance, slice-of-life, and comedy in an anime series. Of course, there are always those dramatic moments, too, which make the anime even funnier. But we are not here today to talk about comedy anime. We got a nice mix of romantic comedy anime for you, and we recommend you try them out. However, you should know that everyone has different tastes, so I’m quite certain there will be some anime you won’t like on this list. In that case, I’d advise you skip it and try another one. There’s a good one waiting for you to pick it up. Do check out our 40 best harem anime that you must watch post for more romance comedy anime. Also, follow us on our official Instagram page.

Top 50 Best Romance Comedy Anime

01. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

Episodes: 13
Studios: Brain’s Base
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, School
Aired: 2013

Here is an anime about a narcissistic high school student Hachiman Hikigaya. He is quite convinced that joyful youth is a farce, and so are modern social relationships. Things begin to change when he is forced to join the Volunteer Service Club, a club that solely aims to provide help and support students in need of it. The romance comedy anime is hilarious, especially as Hachiman tries to balance his narcissistic views with his act of helping others. The comedy can turn typical at times, but it is enjoyable. The romance is not very intense, and if your focus is on that, you should skip this as this is a light romance comedy anime.

This romance comedy anime is binge-worthy, and if you into high school comedy anime, go for this! Also, the final volume was announced recently, check it out.

02. Nisekoi

Episodes: 20
Studios: Shaft
Genres: Harem, Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen
Aired: 2014

The story follows the life of Raku Ichijou, a first-year student at Bonyari High School. As much as he likes to stay away from the Yakuza activities of his family, fate has different plans in store for him. Since he is the sole heir of his Yakuza family, he has to pretend that he is in a romantic relationship with Chitoge Kirisaki, the beautiful daughter of the American gang, Bee Hive’s chief. All this to reduce the friction between the two groups. Moreover, ten years ago, he made a promise to his childhood friend, who now has the key to unlock a pendant that Raku has. He is keen to find out this mysterious girl.

The anime’s comedy mainly stems from the daily events of this mismatched couple.  Other girls begin to appear in his life, and he has to deal with them, but little did he know that this love will take unexpected directions.

Nisekoi: False Love is a romantic comedy anime that offers excellent entertainment value. The story is nothing original, but you will find it entertaining. The harem might not be much of an issue, even if you don’t like harem anime. So you can give this anime a try if you love rom-com anime.

03. Nodame Cantabile

Episodes: 23
Studios: J.C.Staff
Genres: Music, Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Josei
Aired: 2007

Shinichi Chiaki comes from a distinguished family and is a first-grade musician. He dreams of making it big and wants to visit Europe. But he is afraid to fly, so that keeps him grounded in Japan. Meanwhile, at the music academy, he meets Megumi Noda or, as she refers to herself, Nodame, who surprises him by playing the piano amazingly well. Soon, he gets another surprise, and he gets to know that she likes him. This anime is a well-matured romance drama, and the couple together brings out good comedy too. The story is good, and so are the characters, so without further wait, check this romance comedy anime for sure.

04. Kaguya-sama: Love is War

Episodes: 12
Studios: A- 1 pictures
Genres: Comedy, Psychological, Romance, School, Seinen
Aired: 2019

This romance comedy anime presents the love story of two prideful geniuses, who see confessing as a sign of “weakness.” Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya are top representatives of the student body at Shuchiin Academy. The entire student body sees them as the perfect couple and is jealous of them. Miyuki, who serves as the student council president, ranks the top student in the nation and receives admirations from peers and mentors alike. Beside him, the vice president Kaguya exceeds in every field and is the eldest daughter of the wealthy Shinomiya family. These two gradually develop feelings for each other, but out of their ego or vulnerable nature, they are not willing to admit it. They think that the first person who will confess will lose and looked down upon. In this fight of love, they plan schemes to get the other person to confess their love. Watch this anime to see who rises as victorious on the battlefield of love!

05. Toradora!

Episodes: 25 
Studios: J.C.Staff
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, School
Aired: 2008

Taiga Aisaka meets Ryuuji Takasu, and their meeting is akin to a tiger meeting a dragon. This slice of life anime starts with a good amount of comedy, but as the story progresses, the romance keeps maturing. This romance comedy anime does not depend on the usual romantic cliches and hence is an exciting watch. While Taiga Aisaka is a small, doll-like student, Ryuuji Takasu is a kind person with an intimidating face giving a wrong impression to others. One day, both cross paths, and soon they find out that they love the other’s best friend, respectively. The odd duo starts to help each other to win the love of their respective crushes.  The storyline is interesting as it is not predictable, and the comedy is fresh and throughout. If you love the first episode, you are going to enjoy watching this romance comedy anime.

06. Fruits Basket (1st season)

Episodes: 25
Studios: TMS Entertainment
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Shoujo, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Aired: 2019

Fruits Basket is not a new name for the fans of shoujo manga. It is a well-celebrated romance comedy manga that has been successfully adapted in the anime.

The story starts as our protagonist Tooru Honda lost her beloved mother. Now under some critical circumstances, she started living in a tent. Initially, she was unaware of the fact that her tent is on the property of the mysterious Sohma family. This family has a curse that, family members will transform into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac sign when any person of the opposite sex hugged them. This is deep trouble for the family, and when Tooru starts living with them, the situation becomes more complicated.

07. Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

Episodes: 26
Studios: J.C.Staff
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
Aired: 2010

This is another great anime that you can watch for good entertainment. Misaki Ayuzawa is the student council president for the Seika High School that has just become a co-ed one. Previously it was an all-female high school. Misaki wants to ensure that the boys behave with the females, and she wants this transition to be successful. She is not afraid to use her mastery of Aikido techniques to straighten up the boys for their bad behavior. The girls adore her, and the boys don’t want to get on her bad side. She is also very good at studies and sports, but the model student has an embarrassing secret—she works part-time as a maid at a maid café. Takumi Usui, the most popular boy in school, learns of this secret, but he has no intention of this to become public. He has other cute plans. The anime has its comic moments, and the romance does not get much physical, but it is still sweet and amazing.

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08. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun

Episodes: 12 
Studios: Doga Kobo 
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School  
Aired: 2014

High school girl Chiyo Sakura falls in love with Umetarou Nozaki, who happens to be famous shoujo mangaka, going under the pen name Sakiko Yumeno. He is utterly oblivious to her feelings towards him and mistakes her confession as an application to work as a manga assistant under him. She accepts the position hoping it would be easier for him to notice her feelings. Eventually, she befriends some of her quirky schoolmates as she hangs on to her love. The anime is a good watch if you are looking for nothing serious in romance. The peculiar behavior of the students makes up for the bulk of the comedy in the anime. It is very situational, and nothing one would call an original comedy. Overall this romance comedy anime has got positive reviews so you can surely check it out.

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09. Lovely Complex

Episodes: 24 
Studios: Toei Animation
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Shoujo
Aired: 2007

The anime depicts the blossoming of love between two unlikely couples. At 172 cm tall, Koizumi Risa is taller than the average girl, and at 156 cm, Ootani Atsushi is much shorter than the average guy. When their crushes fall in love with each other, both of them start to get closer and increasingly hang out together more. And they deal through their heartbreak together. This anime is much more than love, and it shows all the sides of the main leads as they experience love, joy, anger, and sadness. This is one anime that you can count on to give you the experience of the highs and lows of what it means to be in love. And you have a comedy that makes this a joyful watch, which means, at times, you will find yourself laughing and crying at the same time.

10. ORESUKI Are you the only one who loves me?

Episodes: 12
Studios: Connect
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School
Aired: 2019

This story is a double love triangle. Amatsuyu Kisaragi, aka Joro, is an average second-year high school student. One day he assumes to have won the lottery, as he had two dates over one weekend. The first date was with the student council president Sakura Akino aka Cosmos, and then with his childhood friend Aoi Hinata aka Himawari. But to his misfortune, both the girls were there to convey their love for his best friend Taiyou Ooga, aka Sun-chan. Joro agreed to help both the girls in winning the heart of the same guy. On the other hand, Sumireko Sanhokuin, aka Pansy, likes Joro very much. Everyone thinks she is a bookworm, but she keeps herself low and had stalked Joro at times. Adding more drama to this, Joro’s friend Sun-chan likes Pansy and secretly jealous of Joro. Stuck in this hilariously disordered situation, each of the five students must navigate countless lies, traps, and misunderstandings to come out on top.

11. Kamisama Hajimemashita

Episodes: 13
Studios: TMS Entertainment
Genres: Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo
Aired: 2012

Do not let the ‘kiss’ in the English title of the anime fool you. The anime is more on the comedy side, and it is a lighthearted watch. The anime follows the story of High schooler Nanami Momozono as she loses everything and ends up living in a rundown shrine. She soon realizes that for things to work smoothly, she needs the help of Tomoe and successfully seals a contract with him with a kiss. Overall, this romance comedy anime is for you if you like comedy, romance with a supernatural touch.

12. Ouran Koukou Host Club

Episodes: 26
Studios: Bones
Genres: Comedy, Harem, Romance, School, Shoujo
Aired: 2006

The anime is one of the best reverse harems made. Haruhi Fujioka, a poor scholarship student, ends up working with boys of a legendary Host Club who entertain their guests. She is mistaken for a boy, but the boys in time, come to know that she is a girl. Tamaki Suou, the princely leader of the club, takes particular interest to train her in the glitzy world of the hosts.  She is a very normal girl who wants to study well, but she now has to do well as a host. The boys all have unique personalities and get some character development as the anime progresses. The boys try to help  Tamaki Suou in their way, and it makes the romance part of the anime. Tamaki Suou tries hard to do what she has to do and yet fails sometimes. And that brings out the comedic element of this series. Her introvert and shy kind of behavior give us good laughs.

13. Ore Monogatari!!

Episodes: 24
Studios: Madhouse
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Shoujo
Aired: 2015

Takeo Gouda is a muscular and tall guy. He often comes across as intimidating. Moreover, this does not help him to be popular with the girls. But do not let his appearance fool you as he is a kind-hearted person and is very brave. In comparison, his close friend, Makoto Sunakawa, is handsome and is popular among the girls. He is cool enough not to get this between their friendship event when every girl he likes ends up to wish his friend. Takeo saves Rinko Yamato, a small and cute girl from being molested, and they get closer. He falls in love with her and hopes her to love him. But due to his previous experiences, he suspects that she likes his friend Sunakawa. He unselfishly braves it out and decides to help her by being her Cupid. All this even when as he longs for her love. The romance comedy anime is essentially a light-hearted one and often uses very simple dialogs and does a decent job of telling a beautiful love story.

14. Skip Beat!

Episodes: 25
Studios: Hal Film Maker
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Shoujo
Aired: 2008

16-year-old Kyouko Mogami loves her childhood friend Shoutarou Fuwa who dreams of being a pop icon. She does her best to support him, but when she learns that he is just taking her for granted, she vows to take revenge by entering the show business herself and outdo him. This very act of hers brings about a transformation in her. If you love strong and smart female leads, this anime is undoubtedly for you. The romance comedy anime has a good pace, and the characters bring out comedy by their reactions. The ego clashes also make for good comedy material. The romance builds up steadily but never matures as it happens later in the manga. Give this romance comedy anime a try if what you read sounds appealing to you.

15. Itazura na Kiss

Episodes: 25
Studios: TMS Entertainment
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Shoujo
Aired: 2008

The anime follows the story of Kotoko Aihara, who is in love with her school’s—and possibly Japan’s—smartest student, Naoki Irie. When her home gets destroyed in an earthquake, she ends up living in his crush’s home. Now she is even more hopeful that her love would succeed. The ‘never give up’ attitude of Kotoko gives a lovely feel to the viewers of this anime.  The comedy stems from the acts of Naoki ignoring her and not paying attention to her. The feelings of the female lead are very beautifully depicted, and that would be a massive attraction for people who love romance drama. I have personally loved watching this romance comedy anime with a mix of excitement, and I hope you will too.

16. Clannad

Episodes: 23
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Aired: 2007

Nothing amuses Tomoya Okazaki anymore, and he finds himself living a dull and uninspired life. Although he feels like this, he is happy to waste his high school days with his close friend Youhei Sunoha. One day he meets a young girl by the name Nagisa Furukawa, and soon, he finds himself interested in helping her in her dream to revive the school’s drama club. As he starts off to help her, he goes on to make more friends, and he now finds that his one’s dull life is not quiet anymore. The anime has heartbreaking moments that can make the viewers emotionally involved. It also has the classical slice-of-life humor mixed with a sweet romance. As it is a very character-driven drama, if you can identify your self with any of the characters, you can be sure to like this romance comedy anime.

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17. Sakura-sou no Pet na Kanojo

Episodes: 24
Studios: J.C.Staff
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Slice of Life
Aired: 2012

Sorata Kanda’s love for abandoned kittens and his kind nature forces him to relocate to the infamous dorm – Sakura Hall. Sorata, an ordinary average student, finds it very hard to mingle with the dorm’s residents who happen to have amazing talents and eccentric personalities.  So, he plans to find new owners for the kittens as quickly as possible so that he can return to his original dorm of residence. But his consideration of shifting the dorm changes when Mashiro Shiina joins the Sakura Hall. Sorata and Mashiro slowly start to open up and as well as propel changes in the lives of those around them. The romance comedy anime brings about the influence friendships have in our lives, especially how they can transform our dull lives and bring joy. If this is something that you find interesting, go ahead and watch it.

18. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

Episodes: 12
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, School
Aired: 2012

It is not uncommon for people to feel special in their childhood days, even to the extent that they can be having superpowers. This romance comedy anime does a great job of bringing this out. In Japanese culture, it is referred to as “chuunibyou.” Yuuta Togashi has had his chuunibyou moments in the past. During his middle school years, he was convinced that he was the “Dark Flame Master.” Now he only looks at this with extreme embarrassment. He wants to forget about it and so decided to move to a school that is far away from his present school, where he is new to everyone. But as he was all ready to put his dark history behind him, he enters Yuuta’s new classmate and self-declared vessel of the “Wicked Eye, Rikka Takanashi. This eccentric young girl crumbles his dream of forgetting his past. Her silly ways cause him embracement and are the primary source of comedy. As he grapples with balancing his life, hilarious things keep happening to make this show very fun to watch.

19. Hataraku Maou-sama!

Episodes: 13
Studios: White Fox
Genres: Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Romance, Fantasy
Aired: 2013

Demon Lord Satan is busy conquering the land of Ente Isla with his demon armies. When he felt he was unstoppable, hero Emilia offers a fierce resistance. Consequently, he changes his plans and retreats through a dimensional portal. To his surprise, he finds himself in the human world, unable to use magic. His loyal general Alsiel, along with him, is now stranded in modern-day Tokyo as they are powerless without charm. Now, the Demon Lord has to live like normal humans, i.e. get a job, do the house chores, and all the mundane activities. This aspect of the anime makes the anime a hilarious watch. The anime is hight on comedy. The romance comedy anime starts as a serious one but then lives up to its comedy tag.

20. Hachimitsu to Clover

Episodes: 24
Studios: J.C.Staff
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Josei, Romance, Slice of Life
Aired: 2005

The anime through the lives of five college-goers depicts the emotional aspects of life. It is a slice of life drama that makes you laugh, cry, and think. It is one such anime that can leave an impression on you. The romance in the anime brings about the challenges of falling in love for the first time. Overall the anime features a beautiful story and throws you into a state of soul-searching. With the presence of intricate character development, the anime is very suited to the mature watchers. The romance comedy anime is two seasons long, so watch them both together for a conclusive ending.

21. Working!!

Episodes: 13
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life
Aired: 2010

Working!! is an excellent example of eccentric comedy-drama. Souta Takanashi has an unconventional family to take care of since none of the adults show any responsibility. Nor does he have ordinary co-workers at the workplace. The workplace is very happening, and the quirky characters bring about much of the humor in the anime. If you love dark settings and eccentric characters, you will surely enjoy this drama. Liking this drama is something complicated to generalize, but if you love an amusing story, you should give this romance comedy anime a chance.

22. School Rumble

Episodes: 26
Studios: Studio Comet
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen
Aired: 2004

The anime shines very well as a comedy anime. The basic storyline is that of a love triangle between Tsukamoto Tenma, Karasuma Oji, and Harima Kenji. With a variety of characters, the series manages to make you laugh out loud and yet offers an exciting viewing experience. As an anime with a high school setting, this anime would easily make you wish that your high school life as also so lively. The anime especially highlights the various trouble high schoolers go through concerning friendships and love relationships. This is one such romance comedy anime you can watch if you want to uplift your mood.

23. Net-juu no Susume

Episodes: 10
Studios: Signal.MD
Genres: Game, Comedy, Romance
Aired: 2017

This is one anime that offers you matured leads and certainly appealing to the people in the late 20s or early 30s who have grown up watching anime. 30-year-old Moriko Morioka is unemployed by choice. After having worked for 11 years straight, she feels that she has never been happy. Now she has found a way to live her life to the fullest. She creates a handsome male character,  “Hayashi,” in the MMO Fruits de Mer. Soon she meets and befriends an adorable healer, Lily, in the game. Within no time they kind of bond very well as friends and they are pleased with their life overall. Also playing this game is Yuuta Sakurai, a 28-year-old corporate worker who has his very own reasons to do so. The anime tries to show the growing relevance of online relationships with regards to love or friendships. So this romance comedy anime can get you thinking on those lines, and you can watch it for that very reason.

See Also: Best Adult Anime Series

24. Date A Live

Episodes: 12
Studios: AIC Plus+
Genres: Sci-Fi, Harem, Comedy, Romance, Mecha, School
Aired: 2013

Spatial quake—a phenomenon involving space vibrations of unknown origin is now plaguing the world intermittently, albeit on a lighter scale. It all started 30 years ago when it killed almost 150 million people in east Asia. One day, when our protagonist Shidou Itsuka, rushes to save his sister in the quake, he met with the blast and encountered a mysterious girl. It turns out that this girl is a Spirit, a powerful being from another world whose arrival devastates the surrounding area. Shidou is rescued by an anti-Spirit strike team, led by his little sister. This team asked Shidou to join them, but this violent method is not for Shidou. He discovers the one way to neutralize these Spirits peacefully: make them fall in love. Now, it’s up to Shidou to save the world by dating those who threaten to destroy it!

25. Yamada-Kun to 7-nin no Majo

Episodes: 12
Studios: LIDENFILMS
Genres: Comedy, Harem, Mystery, Romance, School, Shounen, Supernatural
Aired: 2015

The harem tag must raise a flag for many and rightly so the plot of the anime is very much geared towards it. But then again, the characters of the anime manage to keep the anime interesting. Ryuu Yamada enters Suzaku High to leave his violent ways behind and become productive. But in his second year, he goes back to being how he was. And one day, an accidental kiss with  Urara Shiraishi, a beautiful honors student, makes them realize that they can switch bodies with a kiss. As they join the Supernatural Studies Club, they unearth the legend of the Seven Witches of Suzaku High. Six more female students join who have different powers activated by a kiss. The club lead by Toranosuke Miyamura, a student council officer, begins a quest to unravel more mysteries. The anime is perfect for comedy, and the romance between Ryuu and Shiraishi is good, so you can give this romance comedy anime a try if harem anime don’t bother you a lot.

26. Special A

Episodes: 24
Studios: Gonzo, AIC
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
Aired: 2008

Love the romance between people of high society? If yes, then you should check this anime out. Hikari Hanazono is a talented young individual studying at the prestigious Hakusenkan institute for the wealthy. Things are beautiful except for she stands second, and what is worse is that her rival from childhood, Kei Takishima is the best at everything. While this keeps going on, she soon feels that Kei harbors hidden feelings for her. Thus begins a non-explicit romantic relationship between the two. The male lead out doing her makes up for most of the comedy in the anime.

The animation is lovely, and the plot is not very original but entertaining. The character designs of the leads are right, and you will enjoy watching this romance comedy anime.

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27. Bokura wa Minna Kawai-sou

Episodes: 12
Studios: Brain’s Base
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, School, Seinen
Aired: 2014

If you liked Sakura-sou no Pet na Kanojo, the chances are that you will love this anime too. Kazunari Usa is a high school freshman who is moving into a boarding house for the first time. The boarding house, Kawai Complex, is not an ordinary place and has quite a few eccentric individuals. So Kazunari keeps trying his best to leave the boarding house until one day he comes across a shy senior student Ritsu Kawai begins to fall in love with her. If you love teenage romance anime where a regular guy finds himself hopelessly in love but struggles to express it, surely you will enjoy this anime. The anime leaves you wanting more, but sadly, no season 2 yet. It is a good watch if you are not serious about a fresh plot and want to enjoy a light romance comedy anime.

28. Hayate no Gotoku!

Episodes: 52
Studios: SynergySP
Genres: Action, Harem, Comedy, Parody, Romance, Shounen
Aired: 2007

Hayate Ayasaki is sold off to the yakuza by his parents to clear off the debt. His unfortunate life takes a turn when he meets Nagi Sanzenin. When he plans to kidnap her, his kind-hearted nature makes it an unsuccessful attempt. But over and above that, she misunderstands his intention as him trying to confess. And when he saves her from the real kidnappers, he is hired as her butler. Of course, she can do this as she belongs to one of the wealthiest families in Japan.

Twist of fate? Call it whatever you want, Nagi has no stopping since. He continues to protect his employer and takes care of the mansion. All this while unintentionally wooing the hearts of the women around him. This anime is 52 episodes of the comedy, parody and, romance. Give it a try.

29. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata

Episodes: 12
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Genres: Harem, Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, School
Aired: 2015

Tomoya Aki is an otaku and loves collecting anime and games. He is familiar with all the various stories and characters. Now he wants to make a gal game that would touch the hearts of everyone. With this objective, he forms a doujin team. Its members are Eriri Spencer Sawamura, a great part-time artist, and Utaha Kasumigaoka, the famous literary elite. With them, he is almost ready except for the needs of inspiration for a female lead. He finds that in Megumi Katou, a beautiful, dull, and emotionless person, after whom he wants to model his main character. Will he be able to make his dream come true?

30. Kiniro no Corda: Primo Passo

Episodes: 25
Studios: Yumeta Company
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Harem, Magic, Music, Romance, School, Shoujo
Aired: 2006

Hino Kahoko is a high school girl with no experience with music. She has never played any musical instrument in her life. But she is one day given a magic violin. Anyone with a strong will to play music can use this magic violin to play music. With it, she has to compete with the students from the Music Branch in her school. Will she rise to the occasion? If you love musical anime, give this a try.

31. Arakawa Under the Bridge

Episodes: 13
Studios: Shaft
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Seinen
Aired: 2010

Kou Ichinomiya is from an elite background who has been brought up to be a standing example for society. His family takes pride that they always avoid becoming indebted to anyone. But when Kou ends up falling into a river, a stranger saves his life. And now he is thankful to her. He comes to know that she is living under the bridge over that river. She asks him to be her boyfriend as she only wants one thing in life, to fall in love. Without any alternative, Kou now starts to live with her under the bridge. He soon needs other eccentric characters that live life on their terms. The anime is a comedic take on the ordered life many choose without questioning what they want in life.

32. Tsurezure Children

Episodes: 12
Studios: Studio Gokumi
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen
Aired: 2017

Myanimelist website aptly summarises the series as this: ‘Tsurezure Children depicts various scenarios of young love coming to fruition, along with the struggles and joys that it entails.‘ So this anime has a lot of main characters discovering love in their life. And for each of them, love takes a different turn. As each episode is merely 12-minutes, this anime can be finished in one sitting comfortably. Although the episodes are short, and there are many couples, each love story gets the needed attention to make for a meaningful presence. So, the anime is delightful to watch. If you want to see various types of couples with different kinds of personalities, this anime is what you need.

33. Chobits

Episodes: 26
Studios: Madhouse
Genres: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Ecchi, Seinen
Aired: 2002

Yes, this is an anime from 2002, and it about the blossoming of love between a Persocom (personal computers that look exactly like human beings)  and a human. If you have every fancied such a relationship that you would be more than willing to check this out. For lovers of Sci-Fi, this anime would very much appeal to them. Otherwise, too, if sweet romantic comedy is something that you would love to watch, you should give this anime a chance. Hideki Motosuwa, a broke young country boy, happens to find this Persocom, and upon activating, it begins to teach her about the world in an old-fashioned way. All this while studying for his college entrance exams and with the help of his friends.

The anime has many hilarious moments, but note that this is an ecchi anime. So, yes, there will be ecchi moments, and it can turn you off. This is a significant downside for this romance comedy anime, and if you can let this pass, you will surely come to live this anime.

34. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Episodes: 13 
Studios: Brain’s Base
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
Aired: 2012

Meet Shizuku Mizutani, a smart student who is apathetic towards others. She has a cold view of life, and nothing besides her grades seems to amuse her. But she begins to change when she meets Haru Yoshida, a violent troublemaker who gets into fights quickly and barely attends classes. Both of them have one thing in common, and they are without any friends. Yoshida surprises Shizuku by proclaiming his love for her and begins to befriend her. At first, Shizuku has a hard time understanding Haru, but slowly their friendship begins to progress. As they start to understand relationships, the story involves around how their life begins to change. The comedy and romance are not the main attraction of this anime, but it has them. The plot feels a little underdeveloped, and maybe it needs a second season to be fully appreciated. If you have come to like the synopsis, surely give this anime a try.

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35. Ao Haru Ride

Episodes: 12
Studios: Production I.G
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo, Slice of Life
Aired: 2014

What happens when you meet again the one you were in love with once only to find that he is a different person? And worse, he does not remember any of those memories and goes by a new name. Ao Haru Ride is the story of two past lovers Futaba Yoshioka and Kou Tanaka (Kou Mabuchi later), as Futaba tries to find out what has happened with her love interest. With good humor and interesting characters, the anime offers an intriguing dose of romance. The anime is nothing too out of the ordinary as you can draw parallels with other romance anime, but it surely is a good watch for the rom-com anime lovers. The anime stays true to its slice of life and the Shoujo tag. This anime will be appealing to the female audience more than the male audience. Although the promising plot does not live up to people’s expectations, this anime provides good entertainment.

36. Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai

Episodes: 13 
Studios: Doga Kobo
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Aired: 2018

Mitsuyoshi Tada, a boy who has never known love, meets Teresa Wagner, a transfer student from Luxembourg, while taking photographs of the cherry blossoms in full bloom. He learns that she got separated from her travel companion and helps her set the stage for their friendship. Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai is one such anime that starts of great but keeps getting worse over time. The anime focuses less on the plot and more on the slice of the life aspects and ends up with quite a few cliche moments. This makes it an ordinary and uninteresting anime. The romance is also slow and unsatisfying. So, if you can restrain yourself from having great expectations for this anime, you will enjoy this series.

37. Ranma 1/2

Episodes: 161
Studios: Studio Deen
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Martial Arts, Fantasy, Shounen
Aired: 1989 – 1992

This is an age-old anime but a classic. It is filled with the 90s humor, and if that is fine with you, then you will enjoy this anime. The anime has a fairy comedic setting. Ranma Saotome is a martial arts prodigy at the Saotome “Anything-Goes” school of martial arts. When his father is training him in China, Ranma accidentally falls into a cursed spring. Whenever he comes in contact with cold water, he turns into a girl, and only hot water can turn him back into a boy. While this is so, he now has to deal with the arranged marriage proposal that his father has gotten him into. He is to marry one of the three daughters of Soun Tendo, Akane, who is a skilled martial artist herself. Thus begin the hilarious adventures of Ranma and Akane as they try to fend off obstacles only to wait for more to come and the other characters making things more complicated for them. The series is primarily a comedy, one with romance, action, and slice of life thrown into it.

38. Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken

Episodes: 13
Studios: Seven
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, Seinen
Aired: 2014

Romance in married life? Very few anime series would be on this theme. Fortunately, we do have a short-format anime series that is quite good. It follows the story of Hajime Tsunashi, an otaku how blogs for a living and his wife Kaoru—a hard-working office lady who often loves to drink. Easily this anime is best for slightly mature audiences who can understand the importance of emotional bonds and how to strengthen them. This anime is a humorous and light-hearted take on the relationship between couples after marriage and how they can make up for each other’s faults. It is easy to finish the anime under an hour, so do check it out as this anime is sure to bring you smiles.

39.  Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi

Episodes: 12 
Studios: J.C.Staff
Genres: Comedy, Parody, Romance
Aired: 2010

With good character designs and nice animation, this anime is good to watch, but the simple plot that tries hard to make parodies of many famous fairy tales does bring this anime down. But if you can overcome this, this anime is a fun watch with interesting characters. Ookami Ryouko is a tall girl who takes pride in her manly behavior and never shies away from a fight. She is eager to go at any length to get what she wants. Her best friend, Akai Ringo, is short and has a high pitched voice and flat-chested just as her. Both of them are members of the Otogi Bank, a club that solves problems for anyone. But if they get help, they would have to offer help when needed. When the requirement for a male member of the club comes up, Morino Ryoushi is taken in as a member. But the scopophilic Morino has just confessed his love for Ookami. This anime is purely for viewers who want a light comedy anime with some romance. If you can find Ookami funny, you will like this anime.

40. Nijiiro Days

Episodes: 24
Studios:  Production Reed
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo, Slice of Life
Aired: 2016

The anime follows the lives of four high school boys—Natsuki Hashiba, a dreamer; Tomoya Matsunaga, a playboy; Keiichi Katakura, a kinky sadist; and Tsuyoshi Naoe, an otaku. Each of them has a distinct personality and has their kind of love interests. Of them, Natsuki has a tough time holding on to love, and one day on Christmas Eve, his girlfriend unceremoniously dumps him on the street. As he begins to break down a girl in a Santa Claus suit, Anna Kobayakawa offers him tissues. He falls in love with her at that very moment. He also learns that she attends the same school. Now, he strives hard to win her love even as his nosy friends make things hard for him to freely pursue his love. There is nothing complex about this anime, and it is purely for a fun watch. The characters bring out the comedy through their behavior, and it is enjoyable. So, if you want a smooth, simple rom-com anime, this is perfect for you.

41. Love Hina

Episodes: 24
Studios: Xebec
Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, Romance, Shounen, Slice of Life
Aired: 2000

As a young guy, Keitaro Urashima promises a girl that they would meet up again at Tokyo University in the future. Still, when he gives the exams, he performs very poorly. He decides to stay in his grandmother owned hotel in order to prepare for the test again, but now the hotel is an all-girls dormitory. He is the manager of the dorm and has to live along with five other girls. The humor is repetitive and not fresh, but it is funny. This anime is perfect for viewers new to the rom-com genre. The series will make you curious as to who is Keitaro ‘promised’ girl and how he will meet her. This is a good watch if you want to kill time with some love comedy, and if you love harem, you will enjoy this anime.

See Also: Anime similar to High School DxD

42. To Love Ru

Episodes: 26 
Studios: Xebec
Genres: Sci-Fi, Harem, Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, School, Shounen
Aired: 2008

If you are looking for an intense romance, then you can give this anime a skip. Otherwise, this is a popular comedy ecchi anime that you can watch for light-hearted fun. Rito Yuuki is a 16-year-old guy who is struggling to confess his love to his love interest, Haruna Sairenji. But fate has different plans for him when Lala Satalin Deviluke, crown princess of an alien empire, crash-lands on top of a bathing Rito. Lala is willing to be married to Rito and delays his plans to confess to Haruna. And when more girls come into his life, his confession keeps getting delayed as more chaos builds up in this life. Ecchi is strong in this anime, and so is humor. Lala’s innocent and committed love towards Rito will make you love her character, and Rito’s struggles can bring you laughter. So, if ecchi is not a problem for you, surely go for this anime.

43. B Gata H Kei

Episodes: 12
Studios: Hal Film Maker, TYO Animations
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, School, Seinen
Aired: 2010

This anime is a perfect example of when comedy, romance, and ecchi comes together. The series can be best summarised as a sex comedy. Yamada is a 15-year-old girl who has just entered Takizawa High School and dreams of having casual sex with 100 men. But there is a vast thing holding her back, and she thinks her vagina looks weird. This stops her from confidently engaging with an experienced partner. She finds a solution in  Kosuda Takashi, a fellow virgin who can help her overcome her fear. But Kosuda is utterly clueless about sex or anything related to seduction. This makes it very difficult for Yamada to seduce Kosuda. The anime offers outstanding comedy, and all the ecchi scenes are full of comedy. The romance between the two is also amusing. This show is delightful if you relate to the roots of the characters.

44. Onegai☆Teacher

Episodes: 12
Studios: Daume
Genres: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Drama, Romance, School
Aired: 2002

This beautiful love story depicts the relationship between a student and his female teacher. Kei Kusanagi soon realizes that his female teacher, Mizuho Kazami, is an alien from outer space. She comes here to understand more about her father, who was from Earth. When the principal of the school questions why they were seen intimately together, they get by confessing that they are a married couple. He finally is convinced but warns them to keep it a secret. After a private wedding at home, the couple now has to do their best to keep the marriage a secret. Kusanagi’s determined love for Kazami and the innocent romance between them makes this a beautiful romantic anime. They way they get into trouble and struggle to get out of it makes the bulk of the comedy in the anime. The series is an enjoyable watch and highly recommended.

45. Rosario to Vampire

Episodes: 13
Studios: Gonzo
Genres: Harem, Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, Vampire, Fantasy, School, Shounen
Aired: 2008

Tsukune Aono is unable to get into any high school as a result of his bad grades. His parents are worried about it. They readily get him into Youkai Academy when they come across the admission pass by mistake. Tsukune has no idea that this academy is for students learning to coexist with humans. But on campus grounds, there is one golden rule – exterminate any human found around. When Tsukune runs-into Moka Akashiya, a beautiful girl, he decides to keep attending the school at all costs. But how will he deal with the danger succeed in his love?

The anime is a fun watch with nice comedy and ecchi moments. The characters are simple yet likable. This anime is top material for a bing watch.

46. Karin (Chibi Vampire)

Episodes: 24
Studios: J.C. Staff 
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Vampire, School, Shounen
Aired: 2005

Karin is a romance anime mixed with hilarious comedy. The story centers around Karin, who is a vampire and since as a child suffered from polycythemia: a rare disorder which causes her to produce excessive amounts of blood periodically. If she does not take care of the excess blood, she gets huge nosebleeds. She chooses to inject her excess blood onto random strangers who tend to become happier after such an infusion. But Karin’s newly transferred classmate, Kenta Usui, finds her behavior suspicious, and Karin finds her blood reacting unusually to Kenta’s presence. The vampire setting gives the romance a fresh twist, so if you love a light, promising romance story with good doses of comedy, then go ahead and try this romance comedy anime out.

47. Inu x Boku SS

Episodes: 12
Studios: David Production
Genres: Comedy, Supernatural, Romance, Shounen
Aired: 2012

Inu x Boku SS is the story of how two people with bad interpersonal skills ultimately help each other and fall in love. The story centers around Ririchiyo Shirakiin as she moves into  Maison de Ayakashi, a secluded high-security apartment complex, to improve her terrible communication skills. Her sharp tongue tends to drive away people, but the handsome, quiet, but clingy Soushi Miketsukam, who is Ririchiyo’s SS (Secret Service) agent, seems not to mind it. The other inhabitants of the Maison have their very own quirky personalities, and both Ririchiyo and  Soushi have to thrive in this environment. The anime has good comedy, and the romance builds up steadily and matures towards the end. If you like the first few episodes of the anime, you are sure to love this romance comedy anime overall.

48. Mekakucity Actors

Episodes: 12
Studios: Shaft
Genres: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Super Power, Supernatural, Romance
Aired: 2014

Don’t we all love a cyber girl that we can talk too? Shintarou Kisaragi has his cyber girl Ene with whom he is deeply attached to. On August 14, while arguing with Ene, he accidentally spills soda over his keyboard. Generally, he would order a replacement online but the stores are closed due to the Obon festival. He is forced to move out of the house for the first time in 2 years to visit the local department store. The outside world makes him feel anxious and wants to get back home quickly. But maybe it was his luck, and he gets into a  terrifying hostage situation. Some teenagers with mysterious eye powers calling themselves the “Mekakushi Dan,” help out Shintarou. Later he is forced to join their group, along with his cyber girl Ene. Shintarou now gets to learn the past of the members and the secret that ties up the group together.

Although an exciting plot, the anime mostly sticks to reveal the backgrounds of each character. Shintarou’s odd behavior and his attachment with Ene make for the comedy and light romance in the anime. If you love Sci-Fi themes, this anime might interest you.

49. How clumsy you are, Miss Ueno

Episodes: 12
Studios: Lesprit
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Seinen
Aired: 2019

Ueno is the head of the science club of her middle school. She is a great inventor and has invented many unique things. Everyone believes that she could win medals, but the real reason behind such an invention is not the advancement of humankind but love. Ueno’s love is Tanaka, her fellow science club member. She conducts such experiments to get Tanaka’s love and attention, but he is too dense to understand any of it. Ueno also feels nervous about confessing her love, and according to her, if she could expose him to perverted situations, then he may get flustered and fall for her. In this effort, she gets backing by her poker-faced classmate Yamashita. Ueno employs her many inventions on Tanaka in a vulgar manner in hopes that he may one day understand how she feels.

50. Ichigo 100%

Episodes: 12
Studios: Madhouse
Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, Romance, Shounen
Aired: 2005

Manaka Junpei aspires to be a filmmaker. One day, when he is on the roof of his school, he witnesses a beautiful girl falling from above. Embarrassed, they immediately run away. Now, Junpei is impressed by this experience and is convinced that this would make a perfect scene in a movie. He has no idea who she is. The only thing that he can use to identify her is by searching for the girl with the strawberry panties. He wants to recreate that moment. Soon he realizes that finding her is not as easy as he believed.

This anime is the very definition of ecchi comedy. It is slow on romance, so do not expect much from this regarding that. It is a fun watch if you are a fan of ecchi.

With this, we have reached the end of the list. All these anime are worth watching if you love romantic comedy anime, so do give them all a try. Did your favorite romantic comedy anime make it to the list? Do let us know if you feel that a particular anime should have been included in the list. How many of these anime have you watched?

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Anime 2017 comedy

The Best Anime of 2017

All caught up? Read our list of The Best Anime of 2018.

Anime is a rich creative medium that's constantly yielding unique experiences. It's a blessing and a consequence; not only can the demand be detrimental to creators, but the high output makes it near impossible for fans to keep up with everything. With the year coming to an end, there’s no better time for a rundown of the best new anime of 2017.

The year has brought us sequels to both colossal properties like Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia and critic darling along the lines of Rakugo and Eccentric Family. Even Pokémon got an immensely refreshing new series in the form of Sun & Moon. But to keep this list as accessible as possible for those looking for a curated list of new anime, we’ll be leaving sequels aside. On a similar vein, and since theatrical distribution of anime is still quite tricky, this will be limited to series available for streaming. All that said, please enjoy this collection of outstanding 2017 anime. And don't forget to read our list of the Best Anime Currently on Netflix!

20. WorldEnd: What Do You Do at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us?

Director: Junichi Wada
Series composer: Akira Kareno
Character designer: Tohru Imanishi
Animation Production: Satelight x C2C
Why it's great: In WorldEnd, humanity has been all but wiped out by giant beasts. The remaining anthropomorphic races live on floating islands, relying on "Leprechauns," the women who possess the ability to fight back with the world's ancient weaponry. Our protagonist, Willem, is put in charge of a group of Leprechauns, which leads to the exact tale you’re probably imagining. The big narrative twists in WorldEnd are blatantly telegraphed, but its strength lies in the central relationship, which is questionable and honestly shouldn’t work, but the series pours its heart into taking it seriously. The series crosses the finish goal with such tremendous momentum, proving series director Junishi Wada, is a name to look out for.
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub)

19. Restaurant to Another World

Director, series composition: Masato Jinbo
Character designer: Keiichi Sano, Takao Sano
Animation Production: Silver Link
Why it's great: Western Cuisine Nekoya is a perfectly standard restaurant during weekdays, but on Saturdays, they close down to regular customers and invite in the denizens of a parallel fantasy world, which leads to individuals from all sorts of magical races wandering into the restaurant. The show's structure is formulaic all the way through: even as important events happen -- such as training a dragon who could accidentally end all life -- every episode attempts to present a couple of different delicious-looking recipes that are sure to please the extravagant customers. As the show progresses, clients grow acquainted as they would in a standard bar, all the while the establishment gains curious new employees, too. Cooking anime is a well-established genre that usually relies on amusing exaggeration, the series remains understated; even as political instabilities are dealt with, adversary species come into contact, and interpersonal relationships develop, it all remains pleasantly calm. Both for its cast and audience, Restaurant to Another World is just a warm place to return to -- where you’ll grow hungry staring at animated food.
Available on: Crunchyroll

18. Little Witch Academia (TV)

Director: Yoh Yoshinari
Series composer: Michiru Shimada
Character designer, chief animation director: Shuhei Handa
Animation production: Trigger
Why it's great: It started as a short film within a government program to train new talent, then gained enough of a following to warrant a sequel supported by Kickstarter. Now Little Witch Academia is a hit on television and Netflix -- though in the form of a soft reboot, which makes it perfectly approachable. Little Witch AcademiaTV follows Akko Kagari right as she arrives at the prestigious Luna Nova Magical Academy for witches, where she comically struggles to learn magic. The early episodic adventures capture that delightful Saturday-morning cartoon feel, made even wilder by the animation style, all while staying thematically cohesive. The intentional parallels between the decaying magic world and the state of hand-drawn animation might not be obvious to those who aren't up on their industry news, but Little Witch AcademiaTV's celebration of dying traditions can be extrapolated to many other cases. While the loss its creators means the show never quite captures the magic of the original short, and the second half of the season focuses on a messy plot marked by the appearance of a main antagonist, if you want a fun witches cartoon, you can hardly go wrong here. And if you haven’t seen the unreservedly wonderful original short film, it’s never too late!
Available on: Netflix

17. Fate/Apocrypha

Director: Yoshiyuki Asai
Series composer: Yuichiro Higashide
Character designer: Yukei Yamada
Animation production: A-1 Pictures
Why it's great: This one's a new take on the Fate/ franchise with a distinct flavor. The series revolves around the premise of historical heroes being summoned in a war as "Servants of 7" classes, warriors who possess powers that allow them to defeat pretty much everyone else and be granted a wish. The setup is usually a bit of an excuse to have ideologies clash against each other more often than their swords do, but Aprocrypha is much more straightforward: with twice the Servants and half the talking, it’s a hectic all-out war with people constantly beating up each other. Factions quickly stop mattering as amusing chaos ensues. The series isn't entirely shallow -- there's a recurring idea that the heroes are unhappy with the idealization of their legends -- but the focus goes to the action first and foremost. And as it turns out, it’s quite good at that! Following the central character Sieg, a homunculus that aims to lead a life of his own, the show is a canvas for young digital animators to go wild, offering grand spectacle that fits the messy, large-scale war. Fate/Apocrypha is a decent entry point to the franchise, as well as a refreshing iteration for those who want something new out of it.
Available on: Netflix

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16. Alice & Zoroku

Director: Katsushi Sakurabi
Series composer: Fumihiko Takayama
Character designer: Kazunori Iwakura
Animation production: J.C. Staff
Why it's great: Locked in a research facility, Alice, a young girl with the supernatural power to bring her imagination to life, breaks out and meets the grumpy-yet-kind-hearted Zoroku, a wise old florist. The first arc of the series could mislead you into believing Alice & Zoroku is more of an action-heavy series, but it soon settles into a much sweeter family story; Alice is isolated from society before being adopted into the family of the lone grandpa and his teenage granddaughter, who shower her with love that feels very genuine. Parenting anime are becoming fairly common, and despite the fantastical premise, Alice & Zoroku is one of the most sensitive. Sana’s existence is outlandish, and yet the show manages to make her act -- and learn -- like a believable kid. She’s childish, she makes mistakes, but it’s always transparent that she means well. A title that starts as if it were a ridiculous action show ends up finding its greatest success on a very mundane, personal level. As those who enjoyed last year’s Flying Witch surely know, that happens to be series director Katsushi Sakurabi’s forte.
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub)

15. Magical Circle Guru-Guru

Director: Hiroshi Ikehata
Series composer: Hisaaki Okui
Character designer: Naoyuki Asano
Chief animation director: Fumi Yamada
Animation production: Production I.G
Why it's great: Hero Nike and ultimate magic apprentice Kukuri star in a charming remake of early RPGs. Originally published in 1992 and granted an anime a couple years later, it was quite the surprise to see Magical Circle Guru-Guru receive a new adaptation meant to cover the whole series -- and an inspired one at that. We know that revisited properties don’t have the best track record, but not only did it nail the gaming quirks better than ever, it sidestepped anime's rigid aesthetic trends with looser, more cartoony art than its '90s equivalent. A mix of tender moments with scatological and even suggestive gags makes it feel like kind of a relic of the past, but it will quickly worm its way into your heart.
Available on:Crunchyroll

14. Gamers!

Director: Manabu Okamoto
Series composer: Hiroki Uchida
Character designer, chief animation director: Tensho Sato
Animation production: PINE JAM
Why it's great: Gamers! defeats the trappings of romantic comedies -- usually misunderstandings, where characters somehow fail to get clear messages or just happen to walk into misleading situations -- by escalating the nonsense to levels never seen before. The show turns an annoying tendency into an asset by making its cast, a lovable bunch of losers, absolutely incapable of parsing reality. Its crew of socially awkward gamers and equally clueless popular kids keep getting the wrong idea about virtually all interactions in the show, in an endless chain of misunderstandings so outrageous that it’s hard not to smile at everyone’s ineptitude. By the end of each arc, the show builds a net of romantic relationships that no geometric shape can define -- not because it has too many sides, but because all characters have their own, entirely wrong understanding of what’s going on. It takes a few episodes to gain its ridiculous momentum, but if this approach to the genre sounds appealing it’s definitely worth sticking to it.
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub)

13. Tsukigakirei

Director: Seiji Kishi
Series composer: Yuko Kakihara
Character designer: Kazuaki Morita
Animation production: feel.
Why it's great: Tsukigakirei is an adorable love story that successfully captures the awkwardness of middle schoolers trying to date. Rather than big romantic developments, the core of the show are the little moments that define their relationship: delightfully uncomfortable silences, the mulling over a reply to a message he just received, and the rush of adrenaline that makes the protagonist, young aspiring writer Kotaro Azumi, punch his lamp cord as a LINE conversation heads in the right direction. Though the naturalistic approach sometimes becomes weirdly barebones direction – you better be ready for the camera to idly stare at very poor 3-D models of passersby – Tsukigakirei ultimately pays off through sheer sweetness. Relationship struggles at such a young age are childish and short-sighted, but the show will endear you to the characters and make you root for them with all your soul.
Available on: Crunchyroll

12. Princess Principal

Director: Masaki Tachibana
Series composer: Ichiro Okouchi
Character designer, chief animation director: Yukie Akiya
Animation production: Studio 3hz x Actas
Why it's great: Princess Principal is a steampunk thriller set in Victorian Not-England, which has been split in two after a revolution: the remains of the Kingdom, and the Commonwealth created after the proletariat revolted. While that sounds serious, Princess Principal is a charming spy series, featuring a group of girls that should probably never be trusted with undercover missions, including the princess of the kingdom herself. As the girls become involved in an increasingly more complicated net of ploys and betrayals, the show's effective twists and turns will quickly hook you. But the plot is always secondary to the character work, each episodic piece told out of order to track the emotional flow rather than the events as they happened. Princess Principal's ending is far from conclusive and the season as a whole feels like the setup for a franchise, so maybe by telling enough people to watch it, we’ll get to see this ragtag group of spies change the world. For now, the only real downside to their adventures is leaving you dying for more.
Available on:Anime Strike, Amazon Prime on countries where that service isn’t offered.

11. Tsuredure Children

Director: Hiraku Kaneko
Series composer: Tatsuhiko Urahata
Character designer, chief animation director: Etsuko Sumimoto
Animation production: Gokumi
Why it's great: Have you ever been frustrated at an interrupted confession scene? Tsuredure Children garners the energy of your exasperation in any such moments and uses them as a force of good. Set in a school with dozens upon dozens of clumsy blooming romances, the omnibus series picks up with couples who are bad at dating, couples who are too apt at dating for their own good, couples who are dating without even realizing, couples who thought they were dating -- just an endless array of different kinds of dorks in love. Only one thing remains consistent: everyone’s interactions range from adorable to outright hilarious, and often the both of them. Many setups would be maddening under normal circumstances, but the sharp dialogue and snappy timing of all vignettes make it a joy to watch.
Available on: Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub)

10. Recovery of an MMO Junkie

Director: Kazuyoshi Yaginuma
Series composition: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Character designer: Senbon Umishima
Chief animation director: Fumi Yamada
Animation production: Signal.MD
Why it's great: After reaching her thirties, Moriko Morioka feels no longer capable of dealing with her stressful corporate job and ends up quitting, seeking refuge in the online games that she loves. To really change things up, she plays as a male character, and quickly finds a party that warmly welcomes her. She becomes very attached to the beautiful Lilly... unaware that the player behind her is Yuta Sakurai, a man she ends up crossing paths with in real life as well. Their growing romantic relationship is unhealthily adorable, as is seeing a show that frankly admits that adults don’t really have their lives figured out either. If you’re looking for something more poignant, the show perfectly articulates modern worries like stressing over the gap between how we present ourselves online and our real-life persona, and the desire to be alone but not feel lonely that drives many socially awkward people to build relationships through the internet. The appearance of needless side characters could have threatened to offset its perfect balance, but the show regains its focus by returning to its wonderful central relationship, and stays strong until the very end.
Available on:Crunchyroll

9. ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.

Director: Shingo Natsume
Series composition: Tomohiro Suzuki
Character designer: Norifumi Kugai
Chief Animation Director: Gosei Oda, Kanako Yoshida
Animation production: Madhouse
Why it's great: Director Shingo Natsume is known worldwide as the man behind One-Punch Man, and to people who hadn’t followed his diverse career beforehand, this very laid-back political intrigue must have been quite shocking. As it turns out though, it’s projects like this that let him to flex his directional muscles the best.  When rumors of a coup d'état threaten to shaken the now immensely peaceful Kingdom of Dowa -- made up of 13 autonomous states with notoriously diverse cultures -- Jean Otus, an officer on the national body ACCA that sustains that current model, is tasked with investigating the case. ACCA allows you to soak into the distinct atmosphere of each state, mustering just enough tension to function as a thriller yet not getting in the way of appreciating your pleasant trip, gradually building up momentum in a masterful way that feels silent at first. It helps that renowned Studio Pablo was entrusted with painting all these different locations, making them all memorable enough to deserve setting an entire series in each one.
Available on:Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub)

8. THE [email protected]: SideM

Director: Miyuki Kuroki, Takahiro Harada
Series composer: Yukie Sugawara, Yuniko Ayana
Character designer: Haruko Iizuka, Yusuke Tanaka
Animation production: A-1 Pictures
Why it's great: The Idolmaster’s grand return to anime brings change to the franchise: this time the focus is entirely on male "idol units," sub-groups of artists within the same agency that have their own branding, all formed by people who used to have other main occupations. A lawyer, a doctor, a pilot, footballers, teachers, convenience store clerks, a prince -- don’t ask -- there’s plenty of unique backgrounds within this group of people who now aim to become inspirational figures for the fans. The wide range of ages allows the show to tackle the theme of perseverance and embracing second chances from multiple angles, but in the end each episodic tale is just as heartwarming. The main iterations of The Idolmaster have always boasted of lineups of fantastic creators, and even though this production is more on the modest side, it fits very neatly into the universe they’ve built throughout the years.
Available on: Crunchyroll

7. Girls' Last Tour

Director: Takaharu Ozaki
Series composition: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Character designer, chief animation director: Mai Toda
Animation production: White Fox
Why it's great: Chito and Yuu, two laid-back kids, traverse the desolate remains of civilization in the most cheerful post-apocalyptic story you could imagine. All glimpses of the past hint at humanity wiping itself out in a never-ending war; from scattered weaponry to constructions built with austere military efficiency , the world's surroundings make the young survivors wonder why would people fight each other to begin with. On that bleak canvas, the girls paint simple messages of hope. A rare encounter with others, an evocative sight, or even something as mundane as being able to bake bread can brighten their day, and this show’s happiness is very infectious. Quirky situations evoke a real sense of wonder, as the director’s grasp on the atmosphere allows him to portray those scenes as majestic and quite silly at the same time. It’s not as if the series refuses to acknowledge their precarious situation, since they’re constantly scavenging for resources and you can never quite shake off the vague sense of danger, but it still manages to sell those little things as magical moments. The very stylized character designs set over more realistic gritty backgrounds embody this curious duality of this title, and the animation crew managed to imbue their close relationship with great physicality despite their exaggerated approach. Girls’ Last Tour is by all means the most casually uplifting show about humanity’s demise of 2017. And possibly of other years too.
Available on: Anime Strike, Amazon Prime on countries where that service isn’t offered.

6. Just Because!

Director: Atsushi Kobayashi
Series composer: Hajime Kamoshida
Character designer: Hiroyuki Yoshii
Animation production: PINE JAM
Why it's great: Just Because! is a hard sell. While on paper it’s another romance series, half the show passes without many developments in that regard -- or many events in general, truth to be told. Eita Izumi returns to his hometown, where he meets old acquaintances and becomes the catalyst of small yet meaningful changes. His journey is a laid-back, melancholic look at the boundaries between adolescence and adulthood, more tangibly set in an urban setting than right about any other anime. The series' thorough approach to acting is remarkable; even as the production struggles to keep up with their ambition, the staff do their best to illustrate all the minute daily life actions that convincingly turn its cast into actual people. The interactions between them all feel equally real, and it’s hard not to be charmed by a group of friends that feels like they truly enjoy hanging out together. Just Because! has quietly become one of the big surprises of 2017.
Available on:Anime Strike, Amazon Prime on countries where that service isn’t offered.

5. The Dragon Dentist (TV)

Director: Kazuya Tsurumaki
Script: Ohtaro Maijo, Yoji Enokido
Character designer, animation director: Shuichi Iseki
Animation production: Khara
Why it's great: A war-ridden world where humans have made a pact with dragons, which are used as almighty tools of war in exchange for... dental hygiene? Quite the unique way to explore concepts such as our purpose in life, inevitability, death, and fate itself. The Dragon Dentist was originally the opening salvo for the Animator Expo project, an ambitious anthology of short films that allowed creators to put together ideas that would likely never have been funded otherwise. It’s no secret that director Sayo Yamamoto was testing ideas for the megahit Yuri on ICE when she helmed a skating music video, but studio Khara’s very own Kazuya Tsurumaki took a more direct approach and remade his original piece as a much longer, double TV special. The interesting themes of the original are kept, as well as its impressive sense of scale, wrapping it up with a sweet personal story and adding neat action sequences. There’s clear shades of Evangelion around the ending, aesthetic and otherwise, so it should also serve as a distraction if you’re getting tired of waiting for the next installment of Rebuild. Don’t get me wrong, though: this is definitely worth it on its own right.
Available on: Crunchyroll for many European countries, Blu-ray release available otherwise.

4. Kemono Friends

Director: Tatsuki
Series composer: Shigenori Tanabe
Animation director: Yoshihisa Isa
Animation production: Yaoyorozu
Why it's great: The tale of Kaban and her anthropomorphic animal friends searching for the truth of where she came from is the most unlikely success story of the year, and perhaps in anime as a whole. The animated take on what was essentially a defunct IP only got traction online because people found its abysmal production values amusing; the clumsy 3-D animation was floaty, the models clipped through the world more often than not, and the entire package made it obvious that it was put together by a small crew of basically indie creators. The joke turned on them as people kept getting drawn into its mysteries and quickly were charmed by the character interactions. Kemono Friends would essentially be a pleasant show for kids were it not for the fact that it aired at 2am, but it also surprised its viewers with very intriguing post-apocalyptic world-building. The Kemono Friends phenomenon is impossible to understand unless you experience the show yourself, so I’ll have to keep encouraging people to do so, and it’s hard not to root for such a sincere work of love that turned out well against all odds.
Available on: Crunchyroll

3. Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid

Director: Yasuhiro Takemoto
Series composer: Yuka Yamada
Character designer: Miku Kadowaki
Chief animation director: Nobuaki Maruki
Animation production: Kyoto Animation
Why it's great: The stoic Kobayashi is a 25-year-old programmer who feels tired all the time. She also happens to like maids. And so the dragon she once drunkenly saved takes the form of her literally and figuratively horny assistant. Through some miraculous power -- or rather, thanks to director Yasuhiro Takemoto’s skill -- that raunchy comedy setup evolves into one of the most heartwarming family anime, particularly after the two adopt their dragon daughter. The gradual establishment of a genuine sense of household makes the final arc that threatens that situation feel tense, and its ending very earned. Some risqué scenes are in poor taste and feel at odds with the goal of the show, but they’re an exception even amongst the smutty gags. Regularly funny, lavishly produced, and charming in a way that a show like this shouldn’t even be allowed to be, this is an excellent series with a very sweet message: it’s OK to be different. A family can be a woman, her homosexual winged partner, and their battery-powered dragon child.
Available on: Crunchyroll

2. Made in Abyss

Director: Masayuki Kojima
Series composer: Hideyuki Kurata
Character designer: Kazuchika Kise
Animation production: Kinema Citrus
Why it's great: Made in Abyss’ immediate success comes down to its ability to make you want to explore a terrifying setting. The people in its world are inexplicably drawn into a giant hole populated by nothing but dangerous creatures and harmful phenomena, and due to the fantastic art direction and imaginative design work, so are the viewers. There, Made in Abyss becomes natural instead of hostile, building death into everyday aspects of life in the abyss. There’s no denying that the series is cruel -- perhaps a bit too much, since sometimes it’s hard to shake off the feeling that the author is just ogling at the suffering of children -- but it also manages to be powerfully uplifting. The final arcs mix the inherently rewarding discovery of this captivating world with emotional dynamite, managing to capture both physical and emotional pain like very few other shows. Definitely not for the faint-hearted and featuring its fair share of questionable material, but this is such a special anime that it’s worth the risk. Just beware -- no one leaves the abyss. At least, not emotionally intact.
Available on: Anime Strike, Amazon Prime on countries where that service isn’t offered.

1. Land of the Lustrous

Director: Takahiko Kyougoku
Series composer: Toshiya Ohno
Character designer: Asako Nishida
CG chief director: Eiji Inomoto
Animation production: orange
Why it's great: In this modern myth, a group of genderless humanoid gems fight off the regular attacks of hostile Lunarians that attempt to abduct them to turn their remains into jewelry. It's a joyfully original concept from author Haruko Ichikawa, and getting further into the series reveals that they were very thorough in building out the world: from the countless mineralogy points that tie into the series to the fact that the characters wear black outfits in an allusion to mourning, as loss is deeply ingrained into their lives, it all feels like a cohesive setting despite being totally alien. Land of the Lustrous follows the misadventures of the immediately charming Phosphophyllite, the youngest and most brittle of gem, which isn't great in such ruthless settings. Through her eyes, the show deals with loss and questions what constitutes the sense of self. The tragedy has an uncanny ability to turn hilarious, even after shattering your dear ones and your heart while it was at it. Poignant, downright gorgeous, delightfully quirky, and honestly at this point you might as well stop reading and just go watch it if you haven’t done so already.

But since this is a point of contention in the fandom: does having a 3-D production as the crowning achievement of 2017’s Japanese TV animation spell doom for hand-drawn craft? Not at all. The industry isn’t at the point where appropriately expressive 3-D animation is feasible for TV projects -- as Land of the Lustrous’ staff very well know, since they keep relying on 2-D art for the show’s most delicate and emotionally charged sequences -- and even exceptional projects like this have obvious acting drawbacks. But it’s worth noting that this is a step in the right direction for the industry, as a series that tangibly benefits from choosing to take the 3-D route; the fittingly shiny presentation of the gem-people, achieved by carefully emulating caustics and reflections through digital effects, definitely earns it the title Land of the Lustrous. This show could have felt content with being an inventive and touching work, but it decided to be a significant achievement in this industry too. Not a bad choice to top a whole year of TV anime.
Available on: Anime Strike, Amazon Prime on countries where that service isn’t offered.

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