Top 19 Comedy manga you should read right now. [2024 List]

Comedy manga you should read right now.

What is this genre all about? 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.

We present you the list of Comedy manga you should read right now.

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19. One Piece

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 (which promises an unlimited amount of riches and fame), 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 and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ONE PIECE, Budak Getah, Đảo Hải Tặc, Большой куш, Ван Пис, Уан Пийс, Эйтиро Ода, Վան Փիս, וואן פיס, قطعة واحدة, وان پیس, ون بيس, وەن پیس, वान पिस, वान् पीस, ওয়ান পিস, ஒன் பீஸ், วันพีซ, ဝမ်းပိစ်, ዋንፒስ, ワンピース, 海盗路飞, 海賊王, 海贼王, 航海王, 원피스

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18. Chainsaw Man

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!



Notes:
- Nominated for the 2020 Manga Taisho Award.
- Winner of the 2021 Kono Manga ga Sugoi Award.
- Winner of the 66th Shogakukan Manga Award in the shounen category.
- Winner of the 2021 and 2022 Harvey Award for Best Manga.

Chainsaw Man has finished publishing and it has 97 Chapters. It is also Known as: チェンソーマン, Chainsawman, Chensoo Man, CSM, Людина-бензопила, Человек-бензопила, رجل المنشار, مرد اره ای, មនុស្សរណា, チェンソーマン, チェンソーマン 第二部, 电锯人, 鏈鋸人, 電鋸人, 체인쏘맨, Chainsaw Man: Public Safety Saga

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17. Boku no Hero Academia

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 and has Chapters. 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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16. One Punch-Man

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 and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ワンパンマン, Onepunchman, Onepanman

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15. SPY×FAMILY

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 and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 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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14. Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu.

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 and has Chapters. 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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13. Dragon Ball

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 has finished publishing and it has 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. Horimiya

Horimiya

At school, Kyouko Hori is known for being smart, attractive, and popular. On the other hand, her classmate, the boring, gloomy Izumi Miyamura tends to get painted as a "loser fanboy." But when a liberally pierced and tattooed (not to mention downright gorgeous) Miyamura appears unexpectedly on the doorstep of secretly plain-Jane homebody Hori, these two similarly dissimilar teenagers discover that there are multiple sides to every story...and person!



Notes:
-Includes 20 extra chapters.
-The 17th volume got released on July 18, 2023. This was 2 years after its original ending. This new volume included 10 extra chapters.

Note: Chapter count includes 20 extra chapters.

Horimiya has finished publishing and it has 152 Chapters. It is also Known as: ホリミヤ, Horimiya

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11. Otomege Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai desu

Otomege Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai desu

Leon, a former Japanese worker, was reincarnated into an “otome game” world, and despaired at how it was a world where females hold dominance over males. It was as if men were just livestock that served as stepping stones for females in this world. The only exceptions were the game’s romantic targets, a group of handsome men led by the crown prince.

In these bizarre circumstances, Leon held one weapon: his knowledge from his previous world, where his brazen sister had forced him to complete this game. Leon, who really just wants to to live as a shut-in in the countryside, uses that knowledge to raise a ferocious revolt against the women and handsome men.

Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 乙女ゲー世界はモブに厳しい世界です, The World of Otome Games Is Tough for Mobs, Thế Giới Otomegame Thật Khắc Nghiệt Với Nhân Vật Quần Chúng, 乙女游戏世界对路人角色很不友好, 여성향 게임 세계는 엑스트라에게 어려운 세상입니다

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10. Haikyuu!!

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!! has finished publishing and it has 404 Chapters. It is also Known as: ハイキュー!!, Haikyuu!!

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9. The God of High School

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 has finished publishing and it has 569 Chapters. It is also Known as: GoH, Gat Obeu Haiseukul, Царь горы

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8. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

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 has finished publishing and it has 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. Black Clover

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 and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ブラッククローバー, Black Clover

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6. Kao ni denai Kashiwada-san to Kao ni deru Ota-kun

Kao ni denai Kashiwada-san to Kao ni deru Ota-kun

Meet Kashiwada-san, a female middle-school student, who remains emotionless regardless of how she is meddled with.
And Oota-kun, unable to control his facial expressions, is the complete opposite of Kashiwada-san--but he keeps messing with her, against his better judgment?!
Though both of them are the exact opposite, will a mutual love eventually develop between them...?

Expressionless Face Girl and Emotional Face Boy is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 顔に出ない柏田さんと顔に出る太田君, Expressionless Kashiwada-san and Emotional Oota-kun, Kao ni denai Kashiwada-san to Kao ni deru Ota-kun

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5. Dr. Stone

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

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4. What Happens Inside the Dungeon

What Happens Inside the Dungeon

The revered Swordmaster Hoss sets out to defeat the formidable Shell Dragon! But when people find his cold dead body amidst the remains of a fierce battle, they make a shocking new discovery. Now, with monster hunters discovering new ways to utilize their spoils for more private (?) pleasures, a bizarre sexual hype sweeps through the lands - and Cheong, as innocent as she is, must make her way through this mess. Join Cheong as she embarks on her raunchy new adventure!



Main story: 110 chapters 2019-06-26 to 2022-07-31
Side story: Ongoing

What Happens Inside the Dungeon is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: What Happens Inside the Dungeon

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3. Kuroshitsuji

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 and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 黒執事, Dark Butler, Kuro Shitsuji

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2. Shokugeki no Souma

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 has finished publishing and it has 318 Chapters. It is also Known as: 食戟のソーマ, Shokugeki no Souma

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1. Akatsuki no Yona

Akatsuki no Yona

Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. Doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful guard Hak, she cherishes the time spent with the man she loves, Su-won. But everything changes on her 16th birthday when tragedy strikes her family!

Yona of the Dawn is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 暁のヨナ, Yona: The Girl Standing in the Blush of Dawn

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