Who doesn’t like to cozy up on their couch with their drink, perhaps after a day of school, study, or work, and enjoy a good comic anime to watch without commitment?
And it is precisely this experience that we want you to experience, with our list of best anime with dirty jokes and black humor.
Because you may have already guessed it, but today’s topic is just that: adult comedy.
Rankings are based on our experience and personal taste and there may be spoilers throughout the article, so be careful.
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20. B-gata H-kei
Strongly ecchi school comedy that makes eroticism and dirty humor its workhorse without hiding it.
Yamada, a high school girl who is still a virgin and inexperienced with boys, decides to break this trend and collect at least 100 experiences with ever-changing boys.
But even before she implements her resolutions, the girl falls in love with one of her schoolmates, Takashi Kosuda, also inexperienced in love and a virgin, but with a strong passion for photography.
B-gata H-kei offers no articulated or complex plot, only pure nonsense and fun.
Great to watch merely to laugh and pass the time, and the “plot” gets quite interesting after some episodes.
19. Monster Musume
What would happen in a hypothetical world where humans coexist with fantastic creatures? Monster Musume answers this very question by projecting it into everyday life.
In an alternate world where the existence of these monstrous creatures believed to live only in stories has been discovered, the law has created a world where they can live together.
Monsters live together with humans, in an ever-increasing integration between the 2 species.
Young Kimihito Kurusu, the protagonist, is given the task of housing and caring for Mia, a being half-girl and half-snake with an eight-meter tail.
What he doesn’t know is that the girl is very affectionate and fiery, and will try hard to breed with the boy.
But the law expressly forbids mating between humans and non-humans, and this will initiate Kimihito’s escape from spicy situations. But it all becomes complicated upon the arrival of 2 more semi-human women at his home.
We will see many surreal and spicy situations, thus creating a great experience to watch without commitment for fun.
But we feel like warning you: the fanservice is kinda extreme and sometimes even borderline.
18. No Matter How You Think About It It’s Your Fault I’m Not Popular!
A 12-episode anime that conceals beneath its quirky narrative a strong social critique of Japanese society as well as others. Heavy and dirty humor will also be present, as we will analyze in the last paragraph.
The story concerns the life of Tomoko Kuroki, a girl who thought she would become popular and find a boyfriend once she enters high school.
Unfortunately for her, a harsh awakening awaits her, as the reality is very different from how the videogames and manga she used to devote her time to portray it.
And despite all her efforts, Tomoko will continue to lead her usual sad and lonely life, even though her mind still travels on mental tracks.
This series criticizes with strong satire and no half-measures Japanese youth and in general all those who live their high school years on technology hoping that happiness and love will be placed on a pedestal for them.
This anime invites people to take a stand and impose themselves by personally seeking these things, and not having love and relationships remain only in their heads.
17. Seitokai Yakuindomo
Anime made by GoHand studio in 13 episodes from the slice-of-life manga of the same name by Tozen Ujiie.
The story is set in Osai Academy, a high school originally reserved for girls only that recently decided to open its doors to the opposite sex.
But the numbers are still very unbalanced with 28 boys and 524 girls.
So when freshman Takatoshi Tsuda is forced to assume the position of vice president of the student council, his adventures as the only boy within an all-female board will begin.
You will have already figured out where this anime is going, and what kind of humor it is going to present.
As you might guess, sexual scenes and jokes will be the central theme of the series, with funny and sometimes spicy scenes in an all-girls wants-the-boy/harem context.
16. Ping Pong Club
Appearances are deceiving, and this anime is one reason why.
Not to be confused with Ping Pong the Animation, Ping Pong Club conceals under its apparent Spokon spirit elements of ecchi, demented, and even dark comic nature.
The Ping Pong Club of the school in which this anime is set is composed of a heated bunch of boys.
A captain full of zest, a boy popular with the girls who is easily distracted by them, a couple of maniacs, and an American whose body emits unbearable odors.
Since everything but Ping Pong is done inside the club, a professor wants to disband it, but they won’t let him.
Ping Pong Club stands out in a few but important aspects that make it an excellent recommendation for this list.
Nonsense comedy, absurd situations and lots of vulgarity, the perfect mix for adult comedy.
15. Excel Saga
Excel Saga is an entirely comedic and demented anime released between 1999 and 2000 with very light tones and a vintage atmosphere.
We follow the adventures of Excel, a girl who enlists in the ACROSS, a secret organization with the aim of taking over the world.
But don’t be fooled by the plot, as contrary to appearances this anime pushes 100% on nonsense comedy.
The situations in which Excel and the other characters will find themselves often verge on the absurd, and the over-the-top jokes will make you die of laughter.
Highly recommended if you are looking, along with the comedy, for a lovely vintage vibe.
14. Tatami Galaxy
The Tatami Galaxy is an anime consisting of 11 episodes based on a light novel and adapted in 2010 by Yuasa.
The beauty of The Tatami Galaxy is that it is seemingly simple in its unfolding but manages to enrapture because of its surreality and especially because of the stream of consciousness.
Yes, you read that right, the whole work gravitates around the streams of consciousness of the protagonist, so an incessant flow of words and tangled thoughts, a little like the hard life we live every day.
Tatami Galaxy is an anime in which you can very much see and mirror yourself, especially if you are a college student or have ever thought about different choices in your life.
Because, in addition to the paranoia and constant breakdowns of the characters, this is the real protagonist of this work: the harsh gap between adolescence and the beginning of adult life.
13. Golden Boy
Golden Boy is a 1995 OAV series with a strong ecchi, harem and comic spirit in an adult and sometimes vulgar way.
Kintaro’s motto is “I learn, I learn, I learn” and it pretty much sums up his philosophy of life.
Indeed, he leaves the university since it had nothing more to teach him and sets off on his mountain bike to travel the whole of Japan. He will prove to be a prodigy in everything he does.
This talent gets him the sympathies of the beautiful girls he meets, who in many cases fall in love with him.
But each time with regularity we will see Kintaro dump the girl on duty right at the most beautiful moment to move on to the next one.
Golden Time is a true ode to carpe diem, to living free and beautiful and impossible. It can be very light and refreshing experience to die of laughter and feel satisfied.
12. Cromartie High School
Cromartie High School is a school anime entirely based on comedy and dementia without even trying to hide it.
In some respects, it can be seen as a male forerunner of anime such as Nichijou because of its narrative structure and characters.
The protagonist of the story, despite being a good boy, ends up attending the most infamous school in his area, Cromartie High.
There he will find a boy named Freddy, who resembles the eponymous singer of Queen, a gorilla, and a robot, both in school uniforms, as if this were a normal thing.
From here we will see the absurd raids of the group in a totally demented atmosphere with no common thread between the different events.
26 episodes of pure demented comedy perfect to watch to disconnect your brain and enjoy healthy laughs and wtf moments.
The characters are one more absurd than the other, and they are sure to impress you with their bizarre characteristics.
11. Detroit Metal City
This 12-episode story is based on a death metal band dominating the indie scene thanks to its captivating style.
The demonic lead singer is Johannes Krauser II, none other than Souichi Negishi, the average college graduate you see in a lot of anime.
Detroit Metal City is the ideal show if you want some good old dark humor and good animations. Even death metal isn’t your confort music, it’s something you want to put on your watchlist for its super entertaining scenarios.
But the real focus of the events is the protagonist, who lives an extremely funny and borderline absurd double life.
By day he is a normal Japanese clerk and citizen, and by night he becomes the exact opposite, losing all inhibitions by letting go of his crazier side.
An anime that contrary to the norm makes ecchi its main theme and not an accompaniment.
Shimoneta takes place in an alternate future where all forms of obscene language, gestures, or figures have been banned and put on the level of actual crimes.
The play follows the story of a group of students who are part of the rebellion against this system, tasked with finding a way to reintroduce obscenities into the world and defeat the government. Thus, the SOX group is born.
The anime borders on the demented, and makes as mentioned above the ecchi the real focus of the story.
The funny and at times surreal scenes will keep you entertained time and time again, making for a light comedy bordering on the vulgar.
But if we have piqued your interest, don’t hesitate to start it.
9. Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
A visual masterpiece by Studio Gainax with plenty of parodistic elements. Panty and Stocking are 2 angels kicked out of Heaven due to their obscene behavior.
To get access again, they need to exterminate ghosts in Daten City, led by Garterbelt, a local priest. These 2 bizarre angels are far from common, as they have a lot of vices and prefer to do almost anything rather than fight.
A vulgar and indecent anime that is super entertaining to watch and breaks all the stereotypes we have about angelic creatures.
Panty & Stocking will be always remembered as that ecchi anime where 2 girls transform their lingerie into weapons.
It’s a unique anime, and watching it is a real out-of-the-ordinary experience that everyone should try.
8. Welcome to the NHK
You have all probably heard of the Hikikomori at least once. They are young boys who totally self-isolate themselves from society by totally locking themselves up at home, out of fear of going out caused by various reasons.
The protagonist of the events Tatsuhiro Sato is one of them, due to past dramas. One day like any other to his surprise and unbeknownst to him there will be a knock on his door from a religious old woman in the company of a girl.
But what Sato won’t know is that the same girl will later get in touch with him, claiming that she can and will help him out of his condition.
Welcome to the NHK is one of the best anime about depression and gives a message of hope to anyone suffering from this illness, also thanks to his comic scenes despite the serious and deep theme.
As you may have guessed, the themes covered are heavy and serious, but it is all psychology, without even a hint of gore.
Such themes aren’t represented with visual violence at all, it’s more about the atmosphere.
7. Space Dandy
After delighting us with such gems as Cowboy Bebop, Shinichiro Watanabe returns in 2014 with a new series, Space Dandy. It consists of 26 episodes and is animated by Bones studio.
The plot is not linear. We are in a future where humanity has reached the edge of the universe. Dandy, the protagonist, is an alien bounty hunter and self-proclaimed first dandy of space.
The anime consists of a series of self-contained episodes, with an apparent narrative discontinuity between them. It won’t be uncommon to see our protagonists perish, only to see them intact in the next episode.
But the real strength of this little masterpiece is the comedy and the sense of levity that you can feel as you watch it.
All this is combined with a very interesting and innovative setting for being a co
6. Pop Team Epic
Pop Team Epic is an anime that just calling experimental would be an understatement.
In multiple seasons is composed of many comic shorts bordering on the absurd, which don’t have the slightest problem with blurring into dark humor.
We follow the surreal events of two 14-year-old girls, Popuko and Pipimi, who encounter a variety of peculiar and bizarre situations and respond in turn in equally bizarre or exaggerated ways.
In a perpetually nonsense atmosphere, be prepared to see all sorts of things, as this show can be defined as anything less than normal.
But the real merit of this anime is its peculiar design and animation style, which perfectly matches the ludicrous theme and atmosphere of the anime.
If you are looking for an anime that has 0% plot and 100% entertainment probably few names are better than this one.
5. Prison School
Prison School tells the story of 5 boys attending an all-girls school except for them.
Everything goes smoothly believing they are living every high schooler’s dream, until one day they decide to go too far. This mistake of theirs ends up costing them more than dearly.
The little group will be caught spying on the girls at private junctures, only to be discovered.
But their punishment will be anything but a conventional one, as they won’t be suspended or expelled from the institution, but rather sentenced to school detention.
To make matters worse, they will also become the students’ slaves. This anime is chock-full of borderline absurd comedy, well-contextualized fanservice moments, and a bit of drama while maintaining comedy.
Prison School is an excellent blend of fanservice and comedy that will
An anime that can be summed up in one word, oozing from every pore: dementia. Nichijou literally translates as everydayness, but it is anything but.
We are catapulted into gag-story episodes full of comic-demotic scenes with also dirty jokes that paint the lives of a group of out-of-the-ordinary students and their paradoxical experiences.
Robot girls with a spring loader on their backs, deer in class between school desks, and more will be just among the more normal things you’ll see.
We are not exaggerating by saying that what you will see in this anime is material out of your weirdest dreams, creating a totally surreal but perfectly functioning atmosphere.
And we assure you that you will die laughing constantly.
3. Great Teacher Onizuka
Great Teacher Onizuka is a comedy classic of the late ’90s. Often abbreviated in GTO, it takes inspiration from a manga by Tooru Fujisawa.
The plot revolves around Eikichi Onizuka, a 22-year-old virgin and an ex-biker gang leader whose dream is becoming the greatest high school teacher.
This dream isn’t propelled by his passion for teaching but by his wish to find a teenage wife who is going to be young even when he’ll become older.
He manages to get hired by the Holy Forest Academy where we can witness his redemption arc from a ruthless criminal and pervert to an eccentric teacher who cares for his students of Class 3-4.
It definitely steps out of the boundaries of politically correct and it couldn’t have been made today but it is very fun to watch.
2. Grand Blue
Iori Kitahara is moving to the Izu Peninsula to prepare to attend college and start a new life. He will live with his uncle, who owns a store that deals in diving equipment called Grand Blue.
Although he has to concentrate on his college study, Iori will be constantly distracted by Shinji and Ryujiro, the 2 senpai at the university who drag him into their circle of friends.
Iori is inundated with a sea of booze and parties that will keep him perpetually busy by not letting him concentrate on studying.
Grand Blue is a very good anime, which will make you die of laughter with adult and mature comedy and at the same time will entertain you with excellently written characters.
If along with college vibes you are looking for endless laughs we probably have no better advice to give you.
Gintama is one of the most popular anime in recent years, consisting of 357 episodes and based on Hideaki Sorachi’s manga of the same name.
The series follows the adventures of Gintoki, Shimpachi, and Kagura, three boys who make up the Yorozuya handyman agency.
The whole story is set in a world where an alternative ancient feudal Japan has been conquered by aliens and is now confronted with a major technological advancement imposed by the invaders.
Gintama makes demented comedy its strong point, basing entire sagas on utterly silly pretexts and never failing to throw in the laughs without disdaining dirty jokes and adult humor.
Despite its predominantly demented comedy style, there will be no shortage of serious narrative arcs, where comedy makes room for extremely serious and profound situations and themes.
If you want to see an anime that perfectly combines comedy, dirty jokes, action and well-written characters, then we have no better advice for you.