Poll: Japanese Fans Name the Most Laugh Out Loud Funny Anime

Old favorites fight for spots among the new hotness

Recently, over 4,000 Japanese fans responded to a free-for-all Biglobe poll asking to name the most laugh out loud funny anime. There was definitely a discernible recency bias. Brand new Joshiraku and Binbō-gami ga! made the list, but so did classics like Crayon Shinchan and Genius Bakabon, as well as semi-forgotten gems like Ninja Nonsense


1. Gintama

2. Daily Lives of High School Boys

3. My Ordinary Life

4. Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos

5. Baka and Test

6. Seitokai Yakuindomo

7. Masuda Kōsuke Gekijō Gag Manga Biyori

8. Sket Dance

9. Joshiraku

10. Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san

11. Binbō-gami ga!

12. (tie) Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

12. (tie) Crayon Shin-chan

14. Humanity Has Declined

15. (tie) Kill Me Baby

15. (tie) Arakawa Under the Bridge × bridge

17. Nisemonogatari

18. Mitsudomoe

19. Heaven's Lost Property

20. Tantei Opera Milky Holmes

21. Is This a Zombie?

22. My Bride is a Mermaid

23. Galaxy Angel

24. Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei

25. Sakigake! Cromartie High School

26. Hidamari Sketch

27. Dr. Slump

28. Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan

29. Lucky Star

30. (tie) School Rumble

30. (tie) Jinzo Konchu Kabuto Borg VxV

32. (tie) Beast Wars: Super Lifeform Transformers

32. (tie) Maria Holic

34. gdgd Fairies

35. Ninja Nonsense

36. (tie) Beast Wars: Super Lifeform Transformers Returns

36. (tie) Astro Fighter Sunred

38. Patalliro!

39. Kemeko Deluxe!

40. (tie) Original Genius Bakabon

40. (tie) Sunshine Jewel Pet

42. Genius Bakabon

43. Di Gi Charat Nyo!

44. Stop!! Hibari-kun!

45. Jewelpet Kira☆Deco—!

46. His and Her Circumstances

47. (tie) Detroit Metal City

47. (tie) Carnival Phantasm

49. (tie) Excel Saga

49. (tie) Love Hina

Not only were the Beast Wars CG series animated in North America, they were also given a very kid-oriented dub. The series might be on the list for unintentional laughs as much as it is a troll answer.

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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