Best of Anime 2016: Comedy

Laughter, Laughter, Laughter. That’s what comes to mind when comedy is mentioned. Whether they be a tsukkomi-boke based jokes, a reference to something else, a pun, a body stunt or even just dialogue between characters these are all forms of comedy in which anime can bring. This year in anime brought along a lot of gag based jokes, mainly these being reactions to other characters quips. This allowed for some real enjoyable moments within each anime themselves, as it clearly showed the characters expressions and their personalities. With that being said:

Deirii Raifu’s Pick:

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! – ‘Party Trick’

“Five points for a measly party trick? That’s steep.”

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KonoSuba’s 1st season takes the top spot this year for comedy anime. With a more comical setting in regards to being sent to a new world to defeat the demon lord. It keeps it light-hearted despite the supposed darker more dramatic situation. KonoSuba sets up most of its comedy with the quartet of characters it introduces throughout the show. With their personalities mainly being the highlight, the antics and subsequent positions these “heroes” get into can be some of the brightest but also fun fulfilling ones to watch.

Runners Up:

2) Rewrite
3) Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
Special Mentions: Stella no Mahou, Dagashi Kashi, Drifters,  WWW.Working!!

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