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10 Hilarious Anime like Gintama

10 hilarious anime like gintama

Best known for its outlandish jokes and emotional story, Gintama is one of the funniest and most enjoyable anime of all time. If you are looking for a new funny series like Gintama, we’ve got your back. Here’s a list of 10 similar anime you can watch while you wait for the new episode.

Beelzebub

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Genres: Action, Comedy, Supernatural, School

Like Gintama, Beelzebub manages to blend intense action with over-the-top comedy. Right off the bat we’re introduced to Tatsumi Oga, a student of Ishiyama High who knows nothing but fighting and delinquency. Through a series of weird events, he becomes the surrogate father of a baby who’ll someday become the next demon lord.

Similarities:

– A good mix of intense action and over-the-top comedy involving a cast of misfits.
– Battle-hardened protagonist that acts silly and laid back at times. He’s followed by a ‘straight man’ main character who’s usually at the center of all the jokes and a psychically strong female lead who came from another world.
– Has emotional/somber scenes.
– Only hints of romance used sparingly as jokes.

Differences

– Set in modern day high school without samurais, aliens, or sci-fi elements.
– Not as focused on world-building.



SKET Dance


Genres: Comedy, School, Slice of Life

Although SKET Dance lacks the intense action arcs that Gintama is known for, the series makes up for it with its familiar comedy and emotional undertones. The story follows three high schoolers who are members of a special club called the SKET Brigade that specializes in helping people with odd jobs.

Similarities:

– Over-the-top comedy that sometimes parodies other popular shows.
– Laid-back and wacky protagonist who gives heartfelt speeches. He’s followed by a ‘straight man’ sidekick and a physically strong female lead.
– Some of the same voice actors (Gintoki, Takachin, etc.)
– Has emotional/somber scenes.
– Only hints of romance used sparingly as jokes.
– Main characters help people with odd jobs.

Differences

– Realistic school setting with no samurai, aliens, or sci-fi elements.
– Younger protagonist, and jokes are generally lighter in tone.
– No focus on world-building.
– Protagonist is not physically strong, and there are almost no combat/action scenes.



Great Teacher Onizuka

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Alternative Names: GTO
Genres: Comedy, Drama, School, Slice of Life

As an ex-biker gang leader turned teacher, Onizuka has only one ambition: he wants to become the world’s greatest teacher… and meet sexy high school girls along the way. However as luck would have it, Onizuka’s goals are constantly challenged by strict administration, crazy misfortunes, and worst of all an uncooperative class that wants to see him fail as a teacher.

Similarities:

– Over-the-top comedy that sometimes parodies other popular shows.
– Battle-hardened protagonist that acts silly and laid back at times. He becomes serious when things get tough and offers emotional speeches to troubled individuals. A very unconventional hero who doesn’t care about other people’s perception of them.
– Has emotional/somber scenes.
– Quite a bit of focus on character development.

Differences

– Realistic school setting with no samurai, aliens, or sci-fi elements.
– Jokes and story are much more sexualized; there’s a ton of fanservice.
– No focus on world-building.



Hinamatsuri


Alternative Names: Hina Festival
Genres: Comedy, Supernatural, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life

During a night of drinking, a mysterious object with a girl’s face falls on the head of Yoshifumi Nitta, an eccentric Yakuza with an unusual love for vases. After unsealing the girl from the object, Nitta reluctantly becomes the surrogate father of this lazy, but powerful psychic girl.

Similarities:

– Over-the-top comedy that involves unrealistically crazy scenarios.
– Protagonist has to take care of a mysterious and lazy girl who has superhuman abilities.
– Has emotional/somber scenes.
– Only hints of romance used sparingly as jokes.
– Quite a bit of focus on character development.

Differences

– Set in modern day Japan.
– No focus on world-building.
– Protagonist isn’t physically strong and there aren’t many combat/action scenes.



The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.


Alternative Names: Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV), Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Supernatural, School

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. is a collection of short episodic stories starring Kusuo Saiki, an overpowered—but moderately restraint—psychic whose sole goal in life is to be ordinary and hassle-free. However, Kusuo’s life is far from normal; every day is a more ridiculous scenario and every character he meets is a hilarious oddity.

Similarities:

– Over-the-top comedy that involves unrealistically crazy scenarios.
– Parodies other popular shows/media.
– Jokes occasionally break the 4th wall.
– Extremely strong, but lazy protagonist who doesn’t flaunt his powers and love sweets.

Differences

– Set in a modern day high school.
– No focus on world-building.
– No serious arcs like Gintama, and almost no combat/action scenes.



One Punch Man


Genres: Action, Comedy, Slice of Life

Saitama was an ordinary guy who trained so hard he lost all his hair in the process and became so strong that he now defeats all his enemies in one punch. Unfortunately, becoming this strong comes with a downside: he can’t find joy in fights anymore as he just destroys his opponents instantly. Saitama eventually joins the Hero Association to become a certified hero, hoping one day he can find an opponent strong enough to cure his boredom.

Similarities:

– Good mix of action and comedy. Has serious arcs with great action scenes.
– Overpowered, but lazy main character who acts like an unconventional hero and doesn’t care about people’s perception of them.
– Has futuristic elements and alien enemies.

Differences

– Set in a modern day fictional city.
– Not much focus on world-building.



Hayate the Combat Butler!


Alternative Names: Hayate no Gotoku!
Genres: Action, Harem, Comedy, Romance

Hayate is a hard working kid who’s struggled through harsh misfortunes his entire life due to his irresponsible parents. Unfortunately for him, his horrible parents abandoned him on Christmas and made his life even more miserable by leaving him with a mountain of debt. With loan sharks on his tail and no home to return to, Hayate tries to kidnap a young girl he meets at a park in order to pay off his family’s massive debt.

Similarities:

– Over-the-top comedy and action that puts the main characters in unrealistically crazy scenarios.
– Physically strong protagonist
– Parodies other popular shows/media.
– Jokes constantly break the 4th wall.

Differences

– Set in modern day Japan.
– No focus on world-building.
– Quite a bit of romance, especially a harem.



Good Luck Girl!


Alternative Names: Binbougami ga!, Binbou Gami ga!, Binbou Kami ga!, The God Of Poverty is!
Genres: Comedy, Supernatural

Sakura Ichiko’s good fortune has granted her with everything in life including beauty, athleticism, and wealth. However, her fortune comes at a cost—she’s only able to live so lavishly because she subconsciously steals luck from everyone else around her. Recently, Sakura’s abnormal condition has gotten so bad that it’s attracted the attention of Binboda Momiji, a goddess of poverty. After seeing a picture of the fortunate Sakura, the jealous Binboda has only one goal in mind—to take all of Sakura’s luck and restore the balance of everyone’s fortune.

Similarities:

– Over-the-top comedy and action that puts the main characters in unrealistically crazy scenarios.
– Parodies other popular shows/media.
– Has emotional/somber scenes.
– Jokes sometimes break the 4th wall.
– A bit of focus on character development.

Differences

– Modern day school setting.
– No focus on world-building.
– Almost no serious combat/action scenes



Daily Lives of Highschool Boys


Alternative Names: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, School

The story follows the entertaining lives of three highschool boys named Tadakuni, Hidenori, and Yoshitake as they’re put through hilarious, but relatable situations involving their eccentric classmates and misfit acquaintances. It’s an enjoyable slice of life comedy series that focuses on developing jokes and crazy scenarios rather than story and character.

Similarities:

– Over-the-top gag comedy.
– Main characters who don’t take themselves seriously and a Shinpachi-like ‘straight-man.’
– Many of the same voice actors (Gintoki, Okita, Katsura, Sa-chan etc.).
– Only hints of romance used sparingly as jokes.

Differences

– Modern day high school setting.
– No focus on world-building.
– Protagonist isn’t physically strong. No serious/emotional arcs like Gintama, and no combat/action scenes.



Arakawa Under the Bridge


Genres: Comedy, Romance

Kou Ichinomiya is a prideful, but honest university student who was born to a wealthy businessman. However, he doesn’t let his privileged life distract him from his one golden rule: never be indebted to another person. Ever since he was little, Kou was able to follow this rule by accomplishing everything himself. That is until one day, a girl named Nino saves his life when he accidentally falls into the Arakawa River and almost drowns, giving him his first and only debt.

Similarities:

– Over-the-top gag comedy that puts a cast of misfits in unrealistically crazy scenarios.
– Main characters who don’t take themselves seriously and a Shinpachi-like ‘straight-man’ protagonist.
– Has emotional/somber scenes.
– Some of the same voice actors (Gintoki, Takasugi, etc.).
– Quite a bit of character development.

Differences

– Modern day setting.
– No focus on world-building.
– Protagonist is not physically strong. Almost no serious arcs similar to Gintama, and minimal combat/action scenes.
– Story has a focus on romance.



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Games

One Piece: World Seeker New Screenshots and Information

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one piece world seeker art cover
One Piece: World Seeker is an upcoming action adventure game developed by Ganbarion for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It is the first open world game in the One Piece franchise and is set to release some time in 2018.


In a recent video from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, the producer Koji Nakajima talks about how the game will focus on Luffy as the main character of the story. At this point, it seems like Luffy will be the only playable character as well.

“I can say that we all really worked hard on this, on creating gameplay and storyline that really focuses on Luffy.”

Sad news for people who were looking forward to play as different crew members, but he does mention that the other strawhat characters are still intractable.

One Piece: World Seeker will feature an original story starring Luffy’s crew. Some recently released screenshots even indicate the time frame that the game will most likely take place in.

screen shot of Luffy looking at bounty posters after Doflamingo

Luffy looking at new bounty posters

The above new screenshot shows the current bounty posters for Luffy, Zoro, and Law after the Doflamingo arc. This means the original story of the game will be set in post timeskip. To confirm this, the concepts and screenshots also show the crew wearing post time skip outfits.

Concept art of the crew in post time skip outfits

Concept art of the crew in post time skip outfits

Screenshot of Luffy and Zoro

Screenshot of Luffy and Zoro

Screenshot of Luffy and Usopp

Screenshot of Luffy and Usopp


Most of the released gameplay shows Luffy fighting in Marine Bases and in a recent screenshot, Luffy is seen fighting Smoker. Some magazine advertisements for the game even mention villages that are built by the Marines and under water prisons that are controlled by the World Government.

Screenshot of Luffy clashing with Smoker

Screenshot of Luffy clashing with Smoker

It seems like the Marines will be the main enemies in the game with Smoker as one of the antagonist.

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