Anime has the perfect comedy setup ranging from mini-gags, skits, and parodies to over the top unrealistic circumstances. Even from way back, Japan never really ceased to impress with its odd humor. You might remember the human Tetris gameshow, Hole in the Wall, where contestants had to fit through odd shaped gaps. If that name didn't ring a bell, maybe the Silent Library from the variety show titled Gaki no Tsukai might be more familiar. But Japan wouldn't just stop there, comedy in anime takes the hilarious and odd humour displayed in variety shows and exploits it even further, breaking past the boundaries of reality. Here is a short list containing some of the funniest anime that we've seen. Have we missed out on any of your favorite titles? Want us to review more? Let us know in the comment section which anime we need to watch!
One Punch Man (Wanpanman) is a superhero parody spin off of Anpanman, which is one of the most highly distributed and heavily merchandised shows in Japan. Our shiny bald-headed hero, often accused of being an impostor, started off as a regular, unemployed ex-salaryman, but soon left with the dream of becoming stronger. His iconic baldness stems from his harsh training to defeat the sometimes awkwardly pants-less monsters with one single punch. Reminiscent of the slapstick comedy of Charlie Chaplin, Mr. Bean, and Road Runner, our serious-faced hero punches monsters before they can even finish their sentences and anticlimactically defeats them in one blow. With this anime, expect buildups to be suddenly interrupted and for the unexpected to happen at the blink of an eye. Most of all though, - expect a hero that is no different from an ordinary guy, minus the one punch powers.