Best Comedy Anime of Summer 2021

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This summer season brought us continuations of popular comedy anime like Dragon Maid, originals, and adaptations. We picked our three favorites and are excited to share them with you. We hope they brighten your day as much as they did for us!


Kobayashi-san does not need an introduction. KyoAni’s first production after the tragedy in 2019, Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S) is the continuation of the popular slice-of-life comedy. Office lady Kobayashi lives with dragons-turned-maids Tooru and Kanna, while a new member, Ilulu, joins the team this season. This is a lively and colorful series, with a lot of variety: we get scenes of slice-of-life cute moments of domestic bliss, weird over-the-top comedy with a side of fanservice thanks to Tooru’s adoration towards Kobayashi, and great action scenes! Tooru and Miss Kobayashi’s growing affection is endearing. This is an interesting mix of genres, with comedy above all.

If your flavor of comedy is full of existential dread, then Uramichi Oniisan (Life Lessons with Uramichi-Oniisan) is a must. Uramichi is a former gymnast who hosts a tv show for children. His on-screen persona is smiley, kind, and cheerful, as he entertains little kids with performances, tricks, and songs. As soon as the mask falls, we see that Uramichi is a deeply pessimistic guy burnt out by this job that he finds meaningless and questioning the meaning of life overall. This might hit too close to home, but it is a great comedy for that reason, because Uramichi is relatable, bringing us a work-life comedy for adults. The instances where he passes on his dark teachings to children about life’s meaninglessness are some of the best this season. Side bonus: the other characters, especially Iketeru Daga who loves silly dirty jokes.

The Great Jahy used to be a top-tier sexy demon, but after a confrontation with a powerful enemy, she has now lost all her powers and is forced to live among humans. Due to her loss of powers, she appears in chibi form in the human world and reserves the little power she has left to return to her adult appearance only during her part-time job.
It’s hilarious to see how Jahy was revered among demons, getting backrubs, and being served by her minions, only to fall off grace when the mana crystal that gives her powers is destroyed.
What we love about The Great Jahy are the endless gags and the frenetic energy that chibi Jahy serves. The series reminds us a bit of Himouto Umaru-chan because of the character designs and the two versions of the same character. Chibi Jahy messes up all the time in many adorable ways and it’s hard to believe who she used to be and that she needs to adjust to her new mundane problems.

You should also check out the continuation of Bakarina’s adventures in Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta… X (shortened to Hamefura or My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X) , and Kanojo mo Kanojo (Girlfriend, Girlfriend) for a comedy with a romantic twist. What did you think of our picks above? We have slice-of-life comedy with unforgettable characters in Miss Kobayashi, a (too) cute demon in Jahy-sama, and an eternal pessimist in Uramichi Oniisan. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
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Author: Andromache Kokkinou
This is Andromache, nice to meet you! I am a writer, editor, and zinester. I have a knack for research and making connections between anime, so I love writing anime recommendations and top 10 lists! Yes, I do look like my avatar and yes, I base my style off Ami Mizuno aka Sailor Mercury. An Evangelion and Utena fanatic, talk to me about depressed teen heroes and handsome princesses. Avatar by @crazyspacecats
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