Top 15 Action Comedy Anime
Action anime has its place in your heart. Comedy anime has its place in your smile. Why not have both? These action comedy anime are guaranteed to make your heart pump just as fast as you could laugh your ass off. A relaxing anime that will put you at the end of your seat and make you fall off of it is exactly what you need right now.
Aliens called the Amanto have scouted the galaxies to find planet Earth as its next prey to be. The Amanto were able to overturn the rulers of Japan and establish themselves as rulers of the previous-Bakufu government. 20 years later, Gintoka Sakata, an amazing samurai, meets Shinpachi Shimura, a teenage boy with a heart of a samurai who inherited a dojo from his father. The two are accompanied by Kagura and a gigantic dog named Sadaharu on their hilarious adventure to do odd jobs, encountering strange people, and survive under the Amanto rule!
2. One Punch Man
This loser of boy named Saitama aspired to become a hero after his almost dying to a monster at a young age. He spends 3 years under a strict training regime: 100 push ups, 100 sit ups, 100 squats, 10km (6.2 miles) running. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. As a result of this grueling training, Saitama has become THE strongest person in the world. He’s even lost his hair because of it. One Punch is all he needs and one punch is all the enemies’ will get. At this stage of immense power, Saitama’s defeats his opponents quite easily; while, his positive contributions are blindsided by other “higher ranked” flashy heroes. Then, he meets a cyborg named Genos, who wants to be under Saitama’s guidance. The two try to join the Hero Association and become popular high ranking heroes in the process.
3. Kill la Kill
Ryuuko Matoi is on the hunt for the killer of her beloved father. With only a Scissor Blade left behind, she stumbles upon Honnouji Academy, a high school ruled like an anarchy. Student council president Satsuki Kiryuuin runs the course with her crew called the Elite Four, who wear Goku Uniforms that give them special inhuman powers. Defeated by a member of the Elite Four, Ryuuko returns home and finds a Senketsu, the clothes of a God. Here is the part where she fights these degenerates for information on who murdered her father.
Back in the 1700’s, a group of alchemist had an elixir of immortality, but the only downside is that only one person can consume it. The whole group decided that it would be best to end the elixir. Instead, Szilard Quates of the group starts killing his colleagues. The group disbands and spreads throughout the world. In the 1930’s, Szilard Quates manages to create another elixir of immortality. He feels the most mighty until he ends up losing the bottle to the streets of Manhattan. A new group of outsiders get their hands on this powerful mixture and begins their adventure of discovering the true story behind the immortality.
5. The Devil is a Part Timer
Demon Lord Satan and General Alsiel are in the middle of taking over the land of Ente Isla with their enormous army of demons when Emilia the Hero strikes and defends her homeland of the evil forces. Her presence forces Satan and Alciel to open a dimensional portal to another world for safety. Upon landing in Tokyo, Satan and Alciel try to blend in as humans by suppressing whatever magical power they have left. Satan takes on the name Sadao Maou and takes a part time job at MgRonald’s. From there, his goal is to become the biggest position in the world!!.. At the fast food restaurant.
6. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
Jonathan Joestar finds himself trying to stop Dio Brando, his adopted brother, from taking over the Joestar household for Brando’s own selfish intent. Dio Brando uses an ancient Aztec stone mask to gain supernatural powers to accomplish his evil goals of destroying the Joestar family. Half a decade later, Joseph Joestar, Jonathan’s grandson, has to take upon his grandfather’s objective of destroying the stone mask and its creators, the Pillar Men.
7. Cowboy Bebop
Spike and his crew of bounty hunters with their highly intelligent corgi travel around the Solar System in the year 2071 as they search for criminals. The Earth has become practically uninhabitable while the rest of the rocky planets in the Solar System have been colonized by humans. Much like the days of the Old West, the ISSP (Inter Solar System Police) have allowed bounty hunters to bring in wanted criminals as the crime rate only increases across the planets. Spike, Jet, Faye, and Edward all face events from their past while on their adventures.
Cowboy Bebop is an anime series that is different from the rest. It pulls themes from both the Western and noir genres, with its musical themes are heavily influenced by jazz.
8. Assassination Classroom
The goal? Assassinate the professor. The Professor? A yellow creature that can chop the moon and destroy Earth whenever he pleases. The student assassins of 3-E of Kunugiaoka Middle School are tasked with killing their professor. They soon realize that this teacher, Koro-sensei, is indestructible and possibly the best teacher ever! Watch as the class learns techniques and teamwork to assassinate their god like professor.
9. Lupin the Third
Arsène Lupin III is a world-famous thief, following in the footsteps of his equally famous gentleman thief grandfather. He often works with the expert marksman Daisuke Jigen in their robberies, stealing high profile treasures and sending out calling cards beforehand. They also work with an expert swordsman Goemon Ishikawa XIII or the femme fatale Fujiko Mine. Inspector Koichi Zenigata has made it his life’s goal to capture Lupin. Lupin III is such a popular series has been brought back several times over the years. So much so, there are five anime series of Lupin III. The first Lupin III Part 1 has a more serious tone than Lupin III Part 2. Nonetheless, all series are full of action and crime adventures, with theme elements of violence and sexuality.
10. Samurai Champloo
From the same director as Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo takes on similar unconventional stylistic elements, mixing the traditional wandering samurai story with hip-hop aspects and historical Japanese Edo events. After a scuffle between themselves and the governor’s son, Mugen and Jin find themselves in jail to be publically executed in the morning. Mugen is a free-spirited, sword-wielding vagrant while Jin is the complete opposite: a conventional, stoic ronin. Ruu, a waitress at the teahouse that burned down in their fight, enlists their help to find the “samurai who smells of sunflowers” in exchange for helping them to escape.
11. Soul Eater
Shinigami-Lord Death is the leader of a technical academy called Shibusen that was created with the mission to create “Death Scythes.” These Death Scythes are human that can change into these dangerous weapons after consuming 99 souls and 1 witch soul. Soul Eater follows Soul Eater Evans, a Demon Scythe; his accomplice Maka Albarn, a dual wielding sharp shooter Death the Kid, and Black Star, the last of the Star Clan, on an adventure to craft a Death Scythe.
12. Hitman Reborn
Tsunayoshi Sawada is a loser. His classmates know it. They call him “Loser Tsuna” for a reason! He’s good for nothing, clumsy, and loves somebody completely out of his league. If that’s what you call love… Until one day out of the blue, a strange thing called Reborn is a hitman sent from an Italian Mafia to change Tsunayoshi’s life as he knows it. Reborn’s objective for Tsunayoshi is to become the ninth boss of the Vongola family as the current one is about to retire. Can this loser prepare himself for something bigger than himself?
13. Bakumatsu Rock
Rock n Roll is the greatest music to ever bless Ryouma Sakamoto’s life, and he wants everyone to know about it. He’s willing to let the world know of his amazing Rock n Roll guitar skills. Being a rebel without a cause, Ryouma Sakamoto is going against Japan’s strict laws about playing different types of music. He’ll show them. Him and his bandmates Shinsaku Takasugi and Kogoru Katsura are striving to prove that Rock n Roll have a place in Japan. They will prove it.
It’s customary to eat bentos in Japan. But, for You Satou, he had to learn the hard way. This supermarket has sales of half priced bentos that are sought out for by everybody in the area. For these half priced bentos, you have to fight for your right to claim a bento. The “Wolves” are experienced fighters of the bentos while the “Dogs” are the losers of the pack. It’s survival of the fittest for these bentos out here in Japan. You Satou learns that he must train under the Ice Queen to become a wolf.
15. Hamatora the Animation
Nice, a 17 year old teenager, runs a P.I. (Private Investigation) company that focuses on finding patterns within crimes to discover trends. The world is based off “minimum holders” or selected humans that hold supernatural powers called “Minor Miracles.” Nowadays, Nice and Murasaki, his colleague, have been going through strange cases of crimes done by minimum holders. Are these super beings causing these crimes on their own accord?