Top 25 Best Horror Comedy Anime Of All Time

top 25 best horror comedy anime of all time [2023 updated]


The anime medium is filled with a ton of genre combinations that can appeal to a massive demographic. And while some combinations are quite popular like Action and Adventure, the others are not all that renowned. And one such underrated set of genres is Horror and Comedy.


Yeah, anime somehow manages to mix up two of the most distinct feelings together and create some incredible pieces for people to enjoy. And in today’s article, we are going to list the best of them here. So grab your favourite lucky charm, lay down on your couch and let’s dive deep into the world of laughter and jumpscares.


I hope you enjoy it.




1. Dorohedoro




Entity Detail
Title Dorohedoro
Type TV
Studios MAPPA
Premiered Jan 13, 2020 to Mar 30, 2020
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.091
Duration 23 min. per ep.


This anime is beyond entertaining and manages to amalgamate the horror and comedy genres exceptionally well. Dorohedoro talks about a place called Hole. And here, there are no rules. Magic users come here to test their magic. And while they do so, countless deaths and killings happen every minute.


No mercy, no sympathy, nothing. It is all filled with pain and suffering. And in this Hole, our main character Kaiman has somehow ended up. He has no idea about his past. He has no idea about his future. The only thing he knows is that his head looks like that of a lizard.


And so, he decides to venture out into this hellish world. And find answers to his backstory. However, the way he does it makes the show incredibly interesting. 




2. Jigoku Sensei Nube


jigoku sensei nube


Entity Detail
Title Jigoku Sensei Nube
Type TV
Studios Toei Animation
Premiered Apr 13, 1996 to Jun 21, 1997
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.541
Duration 24 min. per ep.


This anime is horrifying yet wholesome at the same time. The show talks about a teacher named Nube who is quite light-hearted and easygoing. However, just as you would expect, this man has a secret.


And this secret changes the way you would look at him. His left hand is not normal. It’s a monster hand. And he uses that monster’s hand to protect his students from evil beings and spirits. This is why he is so notable in the show.


However, as he attempts to safeguard his students, he also manages to get close to them as well as the viewers. And this is how he becomes one of the most loved teachers in anime as well. This anime is full of relatable characters so that it can grab viewers from all fields of life.




3. Mieruko-chan




Mieruko Chan talks about a girl named Miko Yotsuya who can see monsters. And these monsters are everywhere.


Terrifying, hideous, and menacing, these ghosts are nothing but chaos and bother for Miko and her life. However, she still has to spend every day of her life trying to ignore these monsters and their presence. But when they are everywhere, things can never stay in one place.


Soon enough, Miko realizes that she needs to ensure the safety of others and so, she begins to live a life with the intent of safeguarding those whom she can. This anime can get pretty scary and dark at times but that’s the fun of Mieruko-chan.




4. Sankarea




Entity Detail
Title Sankarea
Type TV
Studios Studio Deen
Premiered Apr 6, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.331
Duration 24 min. per ep.


In the realm of “Sankarea: Undying Love,” an extraordinary mix of romance, comedy, and horror unfolds against the backdrop of a world cohabited by zombies.


The narrative orbits around Chihiro Furuya, a high school student deeply intrigued by the undead. Triggered by the loss of his pet cat, Babu, Chihiro embarks on a quest to revive it using an ancient manuscript outlining a resurrection potion.


Along this journey, he encounters Rea Sanka, a runaway girl, whose consumption of the potion turns her into a zombie.


Contrary to expectations, she survives by consuming hydrangea leaves. The series delves into the unconventional relationship between Chihiro and his newfound ‘zombie girlfriend.



5. Gegege no Kitarou (2018)


gegege no kitarou (2018)


Entity Detail
Title Gegege no Kitarou (2018)
Type TV
Studios Toei Animation
Premiered Apr 1, 2018 to Mar 29, 2020
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.221
Duration 23 min. per ep.


The show talks about life in the 21st century. Nothing seems to be in place. The concept of Yokai has been shut down for decades now.


And it looks like things are back to normal. However, this tranquillity doesn’t last forever. Soon enough, things start to change and chaos manages to sneak into the life of common people. This is where a plague manages to spread altogether.


And people have no answers to it. It was then that a girl named Mana decided to write letters to the Yokai post. And then, she realizes that all of this has its root within the existence of these beings.



6. Ayashi no Ceres


Ayashi no Ceres


Entity Detail
Title Ayashi no Ceres
Type TV
Studios Studio Pierrot
Premiered Apr 20, 2000 to Sep 28, 2000
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.221
Duration 21 min. per ep.


This anime has a lot of themes going on which makes it a great watch overall. The show talks about a girl named Ceres who was a supernatural being stranded on earth. She had a robe that allowed her to return to the heavens.


Unfortunately, the robe was stolen by a man. And that man agreed to return that robe, only on the condition of marrying her. Thus, a new species grew up which had the blood of Ceres flowing in their veins. One of the descendants of that bloodline happened to be quite effective in being a Ceres herself.


And so, she gets to become a target of her family. How will she escape the misery on her own? Or maybe, people are willing to give up their life for her.



7. Ushio to Tora


Ushio to Tora


Entity Detail
Title Ushio to Tora
Type OVA
Studios Pastel
Premiered Sep 11, 1992 to Aug 1, 1993
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.151
Duration 30 min. per ep.


The series talks about beasts and slayers assigned to murder those beasts. And this anime is all about heavy action. The show talks about a guy named Ushio who was always told about a monster who was taken care of by his ancestors.


However, Ushio never took this story seriously and always played it off. However, when he looks at the monster himself, he realizes that the story might very well have quite a lot of value in it. And now, other demons are getting attracted to our main character Ushio.


He has no choice but to let go of Taro. However, as the show progresses, things start to get very complex, and soon enough, we get to see some horrifying acts taking place in the show. It is an incredible anime for anyone who loves some drama in their show.



8. Kaibutsu Oujo (OVA)


kaibutsu oujo (ova)


Entity Detail
Title Kaibutsu Oujo (OVA)
Type OVA
Studios Tatsunoko Production
Premiered Dec 9, 2010 to Oct 7, 2011
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.081
Duration 22 min. per ep.


Kaibutsu Oujo is one of the OVA series that works around the narrative set by Mitsunaga Yasunori. It was his manga that set the basis for this series and the manga used to serialize in Monthly Shonen Sirius.


The show focuses on the life of Hiro who just got transported to a new city. However, he was then met with an accident that ended up in his demise. However, this demise was quite partial since he was then reawakened again to safeguard a princess.


And he must take care of all the threats bestowed on this princess in a way that the princess does end up being the Queen on her throne.



9. Yami no Matsuei


yami no matsuei


Entity Detail
Title Yami no Matsuei
Type TV
Studios J.C.Staff
Premiered Oct 2, 2000 to Dec 18, 2000
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.051
Duration 23 min. per ep.


This anime is based on the Shinigami troupe. And this creature shares a lot of similarities with, you guessed it, Death Note. Yami No Matsuei is talking about a sluggish Shinigami named Tsuzuki Asato whose age is said to be 26.


He has been a Shinigami for over 70 years and yet, he is in the worst division with the worst pay. Yeah, quite a terrible life. However, soon enough, he got engaged to another man named Kurosaki Hisoka. And together, they both are supposed to solve cases of dead individuals and deal with their life stories.


This is to ensure that they stay where they are supposed to and not wander off. However, there might be some mystery behind the recent cases on the show.



10. Blue Seed


blue seed


Entity Detail
Title Blue Seed
Type TV
Studios Production I.G, Production Reed
Premiered Oct 5, 1994 to Mar 29, 1995
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.021
Duration 23 min. per ep.


Blue Seed anime is quite fascinating. It talks about a girl named Momiji who seems to have an average identity. However, soon enough, her life flips upside down when she comes across her past.


It is then highlighted that she is part of a family which is assigned the task of taking down threats to humanity. This family is called the Great Kushinada Family. Along with the help of the group called TAC, Momiji is supposed to put an end to these creatures called Aragami.


However, in the middle of the battles, there might be a love situation going on behind the curtains.



11. Chainsaw Man


Chainsaw Man


Denji’s existence is anything but typical, burdened by his father’s overwhelming debts.


His sole companion is Pochita, a devil known as the Chainsaw Devil, and together they combat demons in exchange for money that ends up in the yakuza’s pockets.


Denji yearns for a simple life filled with delectable food and the companionship of a beautiful girlfriend.


However, a treacherous betrayal by the yakuza leads to Denji’s brutal demise, dashing any hopes of finding happiness.


Miraculously, an old contract allows Pochita to merge with Denji’s lifeless body, granting him devil powers and transforming him into a hybrid capable of morphing body parts into chainsaws.


To ensure public safety, Denji becomes the responsibility of the elite devil hunter Makima, who offers him shelter in exchange for unwavering obedience.



12. Kishin Douji Zenki


Kishin Douji Zenki


Entity Detail
Title Kishin Douji Zenki
Type TV
Studios Studio Deen
Premiered Jan 9, 1995 to Dec 25, 1995
Source Manga
MAL Score 6.971
Duration 24 min. per ep.


The show deals with mages and demons. And for horror-comedy narratives, this theme will be quite impressive. Kishin Douji Zenki is talking about a mage named Enno Ozuno. And this mage is a magic expert and has some of the most insane skills.


This is why he decides to go up against the evil goddess Karuma. And although she was quite strong, Enno manages to take care of her using the power of a sealed beast named Zenki. Zenki was then sealed by Enno.


However, when Enno’s descendant Chiaki’s life was disturbed because of her past, she had no choice but to resolve Zenki again. And this is where the show will take some interesting turns with Zenki and Chiaki’s relationships.



13. Gegege no Kitarou (2007)


Gegege no Kitarou (2007)


This anime deals with Yokai and ghosts. So anyone who loves to enjoy some Yokai stuff will have a great time enjoying it. It is another part of the popular Gegege No Kitarou series. Just with new stories, characters, and plot points.


This show talks about Kitaro who is a normal boy. However, he lives in Gegege, which is a Forest/Cemetery. Because it is a cemetery, there are a ton of Yokai that are present in his residence. And his interactions with them will shape Kitaro’s experience forever.


The one interesting feature of this Kitaro specifically is that, instead of having Silver Hair, this Kitaro has brown hair and small stature. This is why this show stands as a unique one in the club.



14. Hells




The name is quite horrific. And so is the narrative. The show focuses on a girl named Amagane Rinne who had an accident. This accident was during her venture to her school and in the process, she ended up losing her life.


However, soon after that, it seems like she appeared at a bizarre school. And this school is placed in Hell. It is filled with a ton of monsters and seems to have frightening beasts inside. Now Rinne wishes to go back to her normal world unharmed.


However, that is going to be a distant dream. Plus, with every passing day in this school, she will end up making some rather unique friends. Demon friends to be more exact. And those will make the situation more complicated for her.



15. Silent Möbius


Silent Möbius


Entity Detail
Title Silent Mobius
Type TV
Studios Radix
Premiered Jan 29, 1998 to Apr 7, 1998
Source Manga
MAL Score 6.801
Duration 24 min. per ep.


This story deals with Aliens and their existence. So we can be assured that it has a lot of great pictures to offer. This show talks about an alien invasion. However, unlike the stereotypical approach, this anime is a bit different.


These aliens are not from another planet but from another dimension. And they started attacking the earth in our dimension for the sake of capturing it. Now, all they have in their hands is an immense power that can bind humanity to enslavement forever.


However, things don’t work out that way because a department of the Tokyo Police decides to revolt against these monsters. As this department has women who are beyond normal in terms of physical capabilities. Maybe they will be able to save the world.



16. Gregory Horror Show: The Second Guest


gregory horror show: the second guest


Entity Detail
Title Gregory Horror Show: The Second Guest
Type TV
Studios Milky Cartoon
Premiered Apr 1, 2000 to Oct 1, 2000
Source Original
MAL Score 6.601
Duration 3 min. per ep.


The Gregory Horror show is standing here with its mind-numbing stories and rather terrifying narrative. Just like the original season, this one is also a collection of stories that focuses on the bizarre experience of a certain character. Last time, it was a businessman.


This time, it’s someone new. It’s a woman who was on her way to her friend’s wedding. However, needless to say, she never reached the wedding. Instead, she ended up at the Gregory Horror Show. And this is where all her misery begins.


It may not be that painful. However, it will be mind-blowing. Because the owner of the house and Gregory have some of the most snatching activities planned for this lady in their reputed residence.



17. Betterman




Entity Detail
Title Betterman
Type TV
Studios Sunrise
Premiered Apr 2, 1999 to Oct 1, 1999
Source Original
MAL Score 6.591
Duration 24 min. per ep.


This story is all about humanity fighting a virus. And although this troupe may sound pretty basic at first, Betterman pulls it off quite well in its anime. The show focuses on a virus named Algernon. And this virus has taken over humanity by storm.


However, humanity isn’t going to step down so easily. They have decided to revolt with the help of genetically modified weapons called Neuronoids. And it’s the battle of Neuronoids and Algernon in the show. However, this group that assists with Neuronoids isn’t alone in its effort.


From behind the curtain, there seems to be another strong force assisting this one for the sake of survival. And that strong force is said to be called Betterman.



18. Zombieland Saga


Zombieland Saga


Sakura Minamoto holds a strong desire to become an idol, but her dreams are abruptly shattered when she succumbs to a tragic traffic accident.


A decade later, she awakens in Saga Prefecture, only to realize that she has been brought back to life as a zombie, with no recollection of her past existence.


Koutarou Tatsumi, the man responsible for resurrecting Sakura and six other zombie girls from different time periods, discloses his plan to revive Saga’s economy by forming an idol group.


Assuming the role of a boisterous manager, Koutarou arranges performances and events, while the girls reluctantly agree to participate.


Together, they adopt the name Franchouchou and embark on a comical and heartwarming journey in Zombieland Saga, striving to save Saga Prefecture, all while concealing their true identities as zombies and uncovering the secrets of their past lives.



19. Kaibutsu Oujo Specials


kaibutsu oujo specials


Entity Detail
Title Kaibutsu Oujo Specials
Type Special
Studios Tatsunoko Production
Premiered Dec 9, 2010 to Oct 7, 2011
Source Unknown
MAL Score 6.561
Duration 4 min. per ep.


This is a series created by Tatsunoko Production. And here, the narrative is specifically directed at just one character. This character is none other than Kerberotte Chan.


However, she isn’t the only character assigned to these specials. Instead, these specials include characters from Princess Resurrection as well. And all of the episodes within this special series are just 4 mins long. Therefore, if you are a fan of the original Kaibutsu series.


Then you can enjoy these episodes as well. They work in line with the original anime and have a sort of recap for the overall narrative in the form of these 4-minute episodes.



20. Kaibutsu-kun (1980)


Kaibutsu-kun (1980)


Entity Detail
Title Kaibutsu-kun (1980)
Type TV
Studios Shin-Ei Animation
Premiered Sep 2, 1980 to Sep 28, 1982
Source Unknown
MAL Score 6.471
Duration 25 min. per ep.


This is a rather known anime in the industry. And I am certain that some of you must have watched it in your childhood at one point or another. Kaibutsu-Kun is one of the long series like Shin Chan and Doraemon that have repetitive episodes with a distinct plot feature and considerably unique narrative.


The show talks about Kaibutsu-Kun and his fellow mates. These mates include Dracula, Wolfman, and Franken who have traveled from Kaibutsu land to the current realm. And it is here that they encounter other monsters as well. These encounters aren’t futile.


They work in the coherence of the show. And eventually, lead to battles as well.



21. Shi Xiong


Shi Xiong


Entity Detail
Title Shi Xiong
Type ONA
Studios L²Studio
Premiered Nov 24, 2014 to Mar 5, 2015
Source Web manga
MAL Score 6.631
Duration 8 min. per ep.


The English title of this series is Zombie Brother. And that would explain the theme it is dealing with. Shi Xiong is one of the Chinese anime series. And it deals with a man named Xiaofei. This man is part of a city known as the H city.


And on the outside, the H city doesn’t seem to be anything out of the world. However, soon enough, H city is about to face a crisis. With the contamination of one of the most important and notable water bodies in the city, H city starts to have a Zombie apocalypse.


Now it is all on our main character to survive and meet his girlfriend. And if he fails, things won’t be looking all that well for him. This is why this anime is so captivating.



22. Puppet Princess


puppet princess


Directed by Hirotoshi Takaya, Puppet Princess immerses viewers in a turbulent age of civil unrest and warlords.


Yasaburo Manajiri, a purposeless ninja and sole survivor of his clan, encounters Rangiku, a noble girl whose family fell prey to General Karimata’s forces.


The narrative transforms into a revenge tale led by Princess Rangiku, determined to reclaim her heritage.


With her father’s puppet warriors by her side, Rangiku enlists the aid of Manajiri, a skilled ninja.


Despite its medieval Japanese setting, the anime introduces intriguing science-fiction elements, adding a unique layer to its narrative.



23. Mamono Hunter Youko


Mamono Hunter Youko


Entity Detail
Title Mamono Hunter Youko
Type OVA
Studios Madhouse
Premiered Dec 1, 1990 to Jul 1, 1995
Source Original
MAL Score 6.281
Duration 36 min. per ep.


This anime is a short OVA series that has the essence of Comedy, Fantasy, and Horror. That’s why it’s a great pick for someone who cherishes his demon narrative. It talks about a girl who seems to have an ordinary life at first.


Her name is Yohko Mono. However, soon enough, her life changes for the better and she realizes the truth about her blood. In reality, she is a part of a bloodline that is responsible for annihilating demons. And now, this is Yohko’s responsibility to be the 108th successor and put an end to it all.


However, when that happens, things will change and the story will take some of the most unexpected turns overall. This is why this anime is ranked here.



24. Teizokurei Daydream


Teizokurei Daydream


Entity Detail
Title Teizokurei Daydream
Type OVA
Studios Hal Film Maker
Premiered Jun 25, 2004 to Dec 23, 2004
Source Manga
MAL Score 6.181
Duration 24 min. per ep.


This anime took the two genres of Comedy and Horror and decided to add flavors of ecchi as well. Teizokurei Daydream deals with a girl who can see ghosts all her life. Her name is Saiki Misaki and her qualities include being able to have a sense of presence when it comes to ghosts.


The important thing here is that it is sort of her responsibility now that she has to take care of these ghosts as they infiltrate their surroundings. However, violence isn’t the way. She must do it by talking it out to them.


And it is when she does that, that the ghosts take the effort to give up on their futile attempts. However, the catch is that Sasaki had a miserable past. So things do get funny at times with her presence.



25. Tezuka Osamu no Don Dracula


Tezuka Osamu no Don Dracula


The series dives into the narrative of Vampires and their lifestyle. And this acts as the support for the horror elements in the show. It focuses on a character named Earl Dracula who has moved to Japan. And here, he wishes to continue his life in a standard way.


He also has a daughter. And her name is Chocola. Chocola has joined a Junior High School up here in Japan so things seem to have settled down for her. However, our boy Earl seems to have some sort of affection being developed toward a virgin woman.


And this affection isn’t limited to appearance but also goes down to blood. And this is where the story takes funny turns in itself.



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