Have you ever laughed so hard at an anime moment that it made you gasp desperately for air while literally rolling on the floor laughing? We can tell you that we have had our share of these uncontainable moments that have made us laugh out loud, literally, at even the most inappropriate times or places.
For this list, we’ll be going through the top comedic moments that have graced our screens since the beginning of anime. With the sheer amount of shows that is available out there, we cannot include them all, therefore this is a list based on popular or mainstream shows that are known worldwide and not just in Japan. Note the anime listed are not solely from the comedic genre but include a variety of shows. So without further ado, let’s begin the countdown!
10. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Oct. 2012 - Mar. 2013
Expecting...dinner to be ready.
The first entry on our list is from Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, in episode 7, during a conversation between Sorata and his sister when he tells her that he has some important things that he needs to do, so he cannot return home with her just yet. His sister takes this the wrong way and thinks that the important things are the girls he’s been hanging out with at school. As, earlier that day, a series of suggestive situations have led to his sister believing that Sorata has been doing unmentionable things with Mashiro and Nanami, when suddenly Mashiro appears holding her belly and saying “I’m expecting…”
Quick to jump to conclusions Sorata’s sister believes that his brother has impregnated her and lunges at him. Only to find out that she was only going to say “…dinner to be ready”. This moment is one of the many hilarious moments found in this episode and series, however Sorata’s sister’s reaction to Mashiro’s coincidental choice of words and gesture is what makes us really laugh out loud.
9. Soul Eater
- Episodes: 51
- Aired: Apr. 2008 - Mar. 2009
The power of friendship.
The next comedic moment comes from Soul Eater, during episode 6 when Death the Kid enrolls at the school. Black Star won’t allow anyone to outshine him, so he challenges Death the Kid to a fight. Amidst the battle, Black star and Soul eventually decide to go at it seriously and join together in battle as one.
The funny thing about this scene is the amount of confidence and power that the duo boasts, which even Death the Kid admires for a moment, until they mess up the combo and Souls ends up slicing Black Stars head. Having never partnered up before, adding to the stupidity, is that Black Star can’t even lift Soul up and end up hurting each other further. Then comes the over dramatic, bromance split up and re-uniting cries of friendship as they run to hug each other, only to be an easier target for Death the Kid to shoot ‘accidentally’ as his finger ‘slips”.
This scene is funny because of the two idiotic characters messing up as a result of their mouths being bigger than their apparent skills, and then not taking the fight seriously and messing around the whole time, which leads to them getting their butts kicked.
8. Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? (Is This a Zombie?)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jan. 2011 - Mar. 2011
Backdoor infiltration. (Gone Wrong)
Up next is a scene from Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? In this scene from the OVA: Ayumu, Eu and Seraphim are trying to sneak into the vampire ninja liar to obtain a scroll. Whilst trying to climb across a rope to the building, Eu accidentally sneezes and sets off an intruder trap that fires bamboo spikes, miraculously on target at Ayumu, straight into his buttocks. What’s even funnier is that Ayumu has literally no protection against the bamboo spikes as he is just wearing a leotard, by credit of Eu.
One of the spikes pierces into his nether regions and somehow weirdly turns him on. As Ayumu arrives at the other side to turn off the alarm, he changes into what Seraphim describes as a new level of disgusting as Ayumu twirls, prances and laughs randomly. The fact that Ayumu is a zombie that can withstand injury is part of what makes this scene so funny. We know he can’t die, but we take joy in watching his misfortune as he is stabbed in the butt and then, to top it all off, with a strange and unexpected reaction.
7. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Oct. 2012 - Dec. 2012
The Dark Flame Master.
This comedic moment occurs during episode 1 of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!, when Yuuta first meets Rikka and finds out that she had discovered the truth of Yuuta’s embarrassing secret. One that has resulted in his moving to another school in another city to rid himself of the stigma, Dark Flame Master. That Rikka is the one who has found out about his past, and not anyone else, is what makes this scene hilarious.
The fact that Yuuta wants to find out desperately where she found out about it is what makes this scene so funny. Yuuta’s random tactics in getting Rikka to spill the truth, as she rambles on about her powers. Yuuta utilizes anything in the nurse’s room and eventually finds out that he was careless earlier at the gym. He attempts to get her to shut her mouth, only to see that she won’t let it go. This continues throughout the series, as Yuuta endlessly tortures Rikka in a cute way to get her to shut up. There are many short funny moments within the series in relation to Yuuta and also Nibutani’s reactions after the embarrassment is revealed, which makes this anime one of the funniest short comedy-moment-filled shows out there.
6. No Game No Life
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Apr. 2014 - Jun. 2014
Separation withdrawal symptoms.
Nearing the halfway mark comes No game No life, the hilarious moment happens in episode 2 when Sora and Shiro are separated for the first time ever, that we see in the anime. We have seen them together most of the time and rarely spend any time away from one another, until Stephanie kicks Shiro into the next room for accidentally falling onto her and touching her breasts.
Their reactions are completely unexpected; we assume that Sora and Shiro are just really close siblings, and not so much in the sense that they literally cannot be separated. They both become reclusive, cuddled up like a baby, Sora, apologizes in extreme fear about the situation. Whilst Shiro turns into a helpless and lifeless ghost, who can’t function without her brother. However, when they are able to see each other, their symptoms suddenly vanish as they reunite like they had been separated for a long time when it has been, in fact, only a few seconds.
5. Nisekoi (Nisekoi: False Love)
- Episodes: 20
- Aired: Jan. 2014 - May. 2014
Shrine maiden chase.
This scene from the Nisekoi OVA is during the New Year festival at a shrine where the characters are working. Raku becomes possessed by spirits that give him bad luck for the whole day, and it is up to the girls to save him. The priestess of the shrine gets the girls to exorcise him with various methods that all failed. With time running out before the New Year, they resort to the only other way to save him, by forcing him to drink holy water, mouth to mouth. The girls, eager to kiss him, load up with mouths full of holy water and charge at Raku who freaks out about the situation. They end up chasing him through the shrine until he runs into the bell striker…. head first.
This is a hilarious moment as it plays on the fact that Raku has no idea what has been going on the whole day, after countless moments of bad luck and seeing the girls acting strange. Then during the night, suddenly getting chased by the girls doing more weird things, only to be struck in the head as a result of another unfortunate turn of events.
- Episodes: 51
- Aired: Apr. 2011 - Mar. 2012
Sorry I can’t carry the coffin as I just broke my own arm.
Nearing the top of this list comes Gintama, at episode 231 during the funeral, when they discover that the restaurant owner’s ghost rises out of the coffin and begins to curse people for disrespecting his funeral. Their friends get caught up in the mess and get their souls consumed, after Gin tries to escape. In order to get back their souls, they decide to pay respects by staying until the end of the funeral.
The next moment is hilarious because of the ridiculousness of it. The fact that both Gin and Hijikata had the same ridiculous idea, where Gin breaks his own arm and Hijikata dislocates his own shoulder, rather than carry the coffin, is what makes it so funny.. What’s even funnier is that they do it impulsively and quickly, right in front of Gran’s eyes, and then lie directly to her face. It just makes the owner even angrier and they are forced to carry the coffin with broken limbs. The ludicrosity of this scene is what makes it one of the most comedic moments in anime, as one would not expect that level of stupidity from the two characters.
3. Angel Beats!
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Apr. 2010 - Jun. 2010
In Angel Beats! episode 6, during a test that the brigade has to take, the team are ordered to create a distraction in order to manipulate the test results. Hinata fails miserably to distract anyone with his nonsense and forces Yuri to activate the hidden jetpack she hid under his seat earlier, forcing him to fly and hit the roof to create the needed distraction. As the tests continue, the others create distractions that are also of no use, which again forces the activation of the jet pack. Later, when Oyama tries to distract Angel and fails to do it with a weak confession, Hinata finds it amusing, waiting for the moment Oyama hits the roof. However, inadvertently, the jet pack seat activates under Hinata’s own seat, forcing him to fly head first into the roof.
The unexpected result is what makes this scene so funny, from the ridiculousness of a jet pack under the seat, to Hinata getting it twice, without knowing about any of it.
2. One punch man
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Oct. 2015 - Dec. 2015
Accidental punch into the nether region.
This comedic scene from One Punch Man happens during a fight between Saitama and Sonic in episode 4, as he unleashes his full force in trying to take down Saitama, but to no avail, he doesn’t leave a scratch. However, during one of his jumps, Saitama accidentally lands his punch in the wrong place. What makes this scene hilarious is that at this point, we know that Saitama’s fist is the strongest thing in the apparent universe, and to land on it with his nether regions…well we don’t need to spell out what happens next. The fact that this scene is in slow motion makes it that extra bit funnier as it even gives time for Saitama to apologize, knowing that it was already too late.
With just a touch, Sonic is defeated and is forced to retreat after sustaining immense injuries from a one sided battle in which he cannot even come close to hurting Saitama. This scene had many of us rolling on the floor with laughter and we’re sure you’d agree that this is one of the funniest scenes as of recent.
- Episodes: 220
- Aired: Oct. 2002 - Feb. 2007
Kakashi's mask reveal.
Finally at number one, the funniest moment of them all is… the unmasking of Kakashi featured in Naruto. This hilarious moment is within episode 101 where Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura become really curious about Kakashi and decide to unveil his mask to see what he is hiding underneath. The reason he always wears a mask is unknown, but not even the people closest to him have ever seen his face. This episode is filled with many funny antics and attempts to get Kakashi to remove the mask, but the funniest moment has to be at the very end, when all the anticipation is building up to the moment that he decides to reveal what’s underneath the mask.
After all the trio’s attempts, it seemed that all they really needed was just to ask. The level of anticipation after wanting to prove their predictions is intense, as Kakashi slowly pulls down his mask to unveil…. another mask. The ridiculousness of the whole situation and the fact that they will never find out about his identity is what makes this scene the most hilarious one ever. After all the time and effort they put into finding out, quickly shot down in a moment when they thought they were finally going to find out. It is a moment that will be remembered in history for many years to come.
There we have it, the top 10 comedic scenes / moments in Anime as of current. What did you think of our list? Do you agree with our picks? Or is there a scene that we may have missed? Please let us know in the comments below.
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