Top 20 Comedy Manga to read

Anime whose central struggle causes hilarious results. These stories are built upon funny characters, situations and events. A comedy anime is laced with humour and sets out to provoke laughter from the audience.

Japanese humour can be a bit strange to westerners, so if you're new to this type of humour, just bear with it; it'll most likely grow on you if you're a fan of other kinds of comedy.

1. Chainsaw Man

The name says it all! Denji's life of poverty is changed forever when he merges with his pet chainsaw dog, Pochita! Now he's living in the big city and an official Devil Hunter. But he's got a lot to learn about his new job and chainsaw powers!

Chainsaw Man is finished and has 11 Volumes and 97 Chapters. It is also Known as: チェンソーマン, Chainsaw-man, Chainsawman, Chainsaw Man: Public Safety Saga

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2. One Piece

Gol D. Roger was known as the Pirate King, the strongest and most infamous being to have sailed the Grand Line. The capture and death of Roger by the World Government brought a change throughout the world. His last words before his death revealed the location of the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece. It was this revelation that brought about the Grand Age of Pirates, men who dreamed of finding One Piece , and quite possibly the most coveted of titles for the person who found it, the title of the Pirate King.

Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy that defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular persona of a wicked, hardened, toothless pirate who ransacks villages for fun, Luffy’s reason for being a pirate is one of pure wonder; the thought of an exciting adventure and meeting new and intriguing people, along with finding One Piece, are his reasons of becoming a pirate. Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Luffy and his crew travel across the Grand Line, experiencing crazy adventures, unveiling dark mysteries and battling strong enemies, all in order to reach One Piece.

One Piece is currently publishing . It is also Known as: ONE PIECE, One Piece

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3. Boku no Hero Academia

What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks” at age four? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless?

Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn’t got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny…

My Hero Academia is currently publishing . It is also Known as: 僕のヒーローアカデミア, Boku no Hiiroo Akademia, Mitt Helteakademia, فێرگەى پاڵەوانەكەم, मेरो हिरो एकेडेमिया, ഹീറോ അക്കാദമി, มายฮีโร่อคาเดเมีย

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4. One Punch-Man

Everything about a young man named Saitama screams "AVERAGE,” from his lifeless expression, to his bald head, to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking fellow doesn't have your average problem... He's actually a superhero that's looking for tough opponents! The problem is, every time he finds a promising candidate he beats the snot out of them in one punch. Can Saitama finally find an evil villain strong enough to challenge him? Follow Saitama through his hilarious romps as he searches for new bad guys to challenge!

One-Punch Man is currently publishing . It is also Known as: ワンパンマン, Onepunchman, Onepanman

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5. SPY×FAMILY

The master spy codenamed has spent his days on undercover missions, all for the dream of a better world. But one day, he receives a particularly difficult new order from command. For his mission, he must form a temporary family and start a new life?! A Spy/Action/Comedy about a one-of-a-kind family!

Note: Nominated for the 12th Manga Taishou Award in 2019, also nominated for the 24th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and the Best Shounen Manga of the 44th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2020.

SPY x FAMILY is currently publishing . It is also Known as: SPY×FAMILY, SxF, 스파이 패밀리, SPY×FAMILY: WJ Special Extra Mission!!, 间谍过家家, CASUS×AİLE, Spy Family, SZPIEG X RODZINA, ŠNIPO ŠEIMA, ŠNIPO׊EIMA, Špión x Rodina, Семья шпиона, Сім'я × шпигуна, Сім'я шпигуна, ТАГНУУЛУ × ГЭР БҮЛ, جاسوس × خانواده, जासूस X परिवार, जासूस×परिवार, スパイファミリー, 間諜家家酒, 間諜過家家, 间谍过家家

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6. Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu.

It's Shouko Komi's first day at the prestigious Itan Private High School, and she has already risen to the status of the school's Madonna. With long black hair and a tall, graceful appearance, she captures the attention of anyone who comes across her. There's just one problem though—despite her popularity, Shouko is terrible at communicating with others.

Hitohito Tadano is your average high school boy. With his life motto of "read the situation and make sure to stay away from trouble," he quickly finds that sitting next to Shouko has made him the enemy of everyone in his class! One day, knocked out by accident, Hitohito later wakes up to the sound of Shouko's "meow." He lies that he heard nothing, causing Shouko to run away. But before she can escape, Hitohito surmises that Shouko is not able to talk to others easily—in fact, she has never been able to make a single friend. Hitohito resolves to help Shouko with her goal of making one hundred friends so that she can overcome her communication disorder.

Komi Can't Communicate is currently publishing . It is also Known as: 古見さんは、コミュ症です。, Comi san ha Comyusho desu, Komi-san Has a Communication Disorder, Komi-san wa, Komi-san wa Komyushou Desu, Komi-san wa, Communication Shougai desu., Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu., Komi-san wa, Komyushou desu., Miss Komi Is Bad at Communication, Communication Shougai desu.

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7. Tomo-chan wa Onnanoko!

Tomo Aizawa was able to successfully confess to her crush Junichirou Kubota. There is only one problem. He just sees her as his buddy. He thought that she was a boy until they went to middle school together, because her grade school was in a different school district.

Note: Originally published daily on Twi4. The volume release compiled the series into 51 chapters + 5 extra chapters

Tomo-chan is a Girl! is finished and has 8 Volumes and 953 Chapters. It is also Known as: トモちゃんは女の子!, Tomo-chan wa Onna no ko!

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8. Black Clover

Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem—he can’t use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can’t use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing’s for sure—Asta will never give up!

Black Clover is currently publishing . It is also Known as: ブラッククローバー, Black Clover

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9. Haikyuu!!

Ever since he saw the legendary player known as the "Little Giant" compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has been aiming to be the best volleyball player ever! He decides to join the team at the high school the Little Giant went to-and then surpass him. Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else?

After losing his first and last volleyball match against Tobio Kageyama, "the King of the Court," Shoyo Hinata swears to become his rival after graduating middle school. But what happens when the guy he wants to defeat ends up being his teammate?!

Note: Includes 2 extra chapters.

Haikyu!! is finished and has 45 Volumes and 404 Chapters. It is also Known as: ハイキュー!!, High Kyuu!!, HQ!!, Nisekyuu!!

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10. Dr. Stone

One fateful day, all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. After several millennia, high schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. However, he’s not alone! His science-loving friend Senku’s been up and running for a few months and he's got a grand plan in mind—to kickstart civilization with the power of science!

Dr. Stone is finished and has 26 Volumes and 232 Chapters. It is also Known as: ドクターストーン, Dr. Stone

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11. Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball follows the adventures of Son Goku from his childhood through adulthood as he trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the seven mystical orbs known as the Dragon Balls, which can summon a wish-granting dragon when gathered. Along his journey, Goku makes several friends and battles a wide variety of villains, many of whom also seek the Dragon Balls for their own desires. Along the way becoming the strongest warrior in the universe.

Part II of Dragon Ball is also known as 'Dragon Ball Z' in North America.

Volumes 17-42 were published in North America under the name Dragon Ball Z.

Dragon Ball is finished and has 42 Volumes and 520 Chapters. It is also Known as: ドラゴンボール, Dragonball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragonball Z

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12. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

The students of class 3-E have a mission: kill their teacher before graduation. He has already destroyed the moon, and has promised to destroy the Earth if he can not be killed within a year. But how can this class of misfits kill a tentacled monster, capable of reaching Mach 20 speed, who may be the best teacher any of them have ever had?

Assassination Classroom is finished and has 21 Volumes and 187 Chapters. It is also Known as: 暗殺教室, Tokyo Department Sensou Taikenki, Tokyo Department Store War Chronicles

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13. Horimiya

Hori may seem like a normal teenage girl, but she's a completely different person after school. In her workaholic parents' absence, Hori has been like a parent for her little brother since she was young herself. Between taking care of her brother, feeding them both, and housework, she doesn't have much time for a usual teenage social life. One day, she meets someone else who does not present his true self at school: a quiet, glasses-wearing boy called Miyamura. She'd assumed he was bookish, and possibly an otaku, but Hori couldn't have been more wrong. Outside of school, Miyamura is a friendly guy with many piercings, and he's not very good at academics. Now the two of them have someone with whom they can share both halves of their lives!

Note: Chapter count includes 20 extra chapters.

Horimiya is finished and has 16 Volumes and 142 Chapters. It is also Known as: ホリミヤ, Horimiya

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14. The God of High School

Mori Jin is a high school student and Taekwondo specialist who enters "The God of High School," a fighting tournament that promises the winner anything they want. What began as a competition to seek out the best high school fighter soon reveals itself to be part of a much greater plot that goes beyond Mori's wildest imagination. What will he give to become a true god?

The God of High School is finished and has null Volumes and 569 Chapters. It is also Known as: GoH, Gat Obeu Haiseukul, Царь горы

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15. Shokugeki no Souma

Soma Yukihira's old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father's culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school!

Can Soma really cut it in a place that prides itself on a 10 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress to the school that he belongs there at all?!

Note: The 3 chapter Le dessert epilogue is counted as chapters 316-318

Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is finished and has 36 Volumes and 318 Chapters. It is also Known as: 食戟のソーマ, Shokugeki no Souma

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16. Kuroshitsuji

In Victorian era Europe, a young boy loses everything he once held near and dear to a vicious plot. In his moment of death, he strikes a deal with a demon: his soul, in exchange for revenge. Ciel Phantomhive is now the head of the Phantomhive corporation, handling all business affairs as well as the underground work for the Queen of England. His new partner is a demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, whose prowess as a butler is only surpassed by his strength as a demon.

The story follows the two along with their other servants, as they work to unravel the plot behind Ciel's parents' murder, and the horrendous tragedies that befell Ciel in the month directly after.

Black Butler is currently publishing . It is also Known as: 黒執事, Dark Butler, Kuro Shitsuji

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17. Mousou Telepathy

Nakano-san is a high school girl who can look into people's minds. Because of that, she finds out that the mind of the popular Toda-kun is full of wild fantasies about her!

Included chapters: 102.5, 209.5, 311.5, 416.5, 512.5, 612.5, 717.5

Mousou Telepathy is finished and has 7 Volumes and 724 Chapters. It is also Known as: 妄想テレパシー, Delusion Telepathy, Moutele

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18. Fairy Tail

In the mystical realm of Earth Land, magic exists at the core of everyday life for its inhabitants, from transportation to utilities and everything in between. However, even with all its benefits, magic can also be used for great evil; therefore, to prevent dark forces from upsetting the natural order of things, there exists a system of magical guilds in the Kingdom of Fiore. Under the command of their respective guild masters, these guilds are made up of witches and wizards who take on various job requests to earn fame and fortune. One particular guild stands high above the rest in both strength and spirit, and its name is Fairy Tail.

In his quest to find his dragon foster father—Igneel—Natsu Dragneel, a fiery and reckless mage, and his partner Happy run into a young celestial mage by the name of Lucy Heartfilia, who reveals that it's her dream to become a full-fledged wizard and join the Fairy Tail guild. After rescuing her from an abduction attempt, Natsu offers her a home in Fairy Tail. Now a member of the guild, Lucy teams up with Natsu and befriends fellow wizards Gray Fullbuster and Erza "Titania" Scarlet. Together, this motley crew set out on their many adventures, gaining many faithful allies and deadly foes along the way.

Fairy Tail is finished and has 63 Volumes and 549 Chapters. It is also Known as: FAIRY TAIL, Fairy Tail

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19. ReLIFE

The story follows Kaizaki Arata, a 27-year-old jobless man, who fails at every job interview he had after quitting his last company. His life changes after he met Yoake Ryou of the ReLife Research Institute, who offered him a drug that can change his appearance to 17-years-old and to become a subject in an experiment for one year. Thus, he begins his life as a high school student once more.

ReLIFE is finished and has 15 Volumes and 222 Chapters. It is also Known as: リライフ, 重返17歲

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20. Shishunki Syndrome

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Shishunki Syndrome is finished and has 0 Volumes and 26 Chapters. It is also Known as: 思春期シンドローム, Puberty Syndrome

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