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. 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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2. 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 Hero Academia

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3. 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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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. The God of High School

While an island half-disappearing from the face of the earth, a mysterious organization is sending out invitations for a tournament to every skilled fighter in the world. If you win you can have ANYTHING you want.

They're recruiting only the best to fight the best and claim the title of The God of High School!

The God of High School is currently publishing . It is also Known as: GoH, Gat Obeu Haiseukul, Царь горы

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6. 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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7. 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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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. 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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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. 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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12. 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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13. 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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14. 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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15. Case Closed

Kudo Shinichi is a seventeen year-old high school detective whom people call the "Modern Sherlock Holmes." However, one night after a date with his childhood sweetheart, Ran, Shinichi witnessed an illegal trade and, caught off his guard, was knocked unconscious and fed a drug that was supposed to kill him... but he woke up and found himself shrunken to a seven year-old. In order to track down the men who did this to him, Shinichi hid his identity and lived with Ran, whose father happened to be a hopeless detective, and with that came a series of murders and mysteries that he must solve.

Detective Conan is currently publishing . It is also Known as: Meitantei Conan, 名探偵コナン, Meitantei Conan, Detective Conan Kaito Kid Special Collection

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16. 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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17. Something About Us

They consider themselves the best of friends. Others seem to think otherwise. There's something about their relationship that's hard to describe. What will become of these two "friends"?

Note: Chapter count includes the prologue, epilogue and side story chapters.

Something About Us is finished and has 5 Volumes and 117 Chapters. It is also Known as: 우리사이느은, Our Relationship Is..., Woori, Our Relationship Is

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18. 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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19. Italia-jin no Onnanoko ga Isourou Suru Koto ni Natta

An Italian girl, Francesca, suddenly appears in front of Yuji, an illustrator. At the behest of her mother, she suddenly starts to live with him! They eat dinner together and are excited to see each other in their loungewear. It's a very simple way to get to know each other better.

This Italian Girl Has Become Such a Freeloader is finished and has 3 Volumes and 72 Chapters. It is also Known as: イタリア人の女の子が居候することになった, There's an Italian Girl Staying with Me

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20. Eleceed

Jiwoo is a kind-hearted young man who harnesses the lightning quick reflexes of a cat to secretly make the world a better place – one saved little child or foster pet at a time. Kayden is a secret agent on the run, who finds himself stuck in the body of a…um…decidedly fat old fluffy cat. Together, armed with Jiwoo’s super powers and Kayden’s uber-smarts, they’re out to fight those forces who would let evil rule this world. That is, if they can stand each other long enough to get the job done.

Eleceed is currently publishing .

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