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21+ BEST Parody Anime (RECOMMENDATIONS)

Updated September 20, 2022 by Ernie

Have you ever confused an anime character with some other anime character that gave the vibe of some other anime character? This concept is like “parodying”. Such a concept makes the world of anime 100x more interesting! For instance, Mob Psycho can be known as a parody of the famous shonen anime, One Punch Man. This anime is so different yet so same! Parody anime is not always about having similar types of characters. Its meaning is deeper than just that. This type of anime has a lot of jokes in it too. It’s like a Rom-Com and slice of life type of anime. 

Well, today, we’re going to talk about what makes a good parody anime and which parody anime you guys will actually enjoy watching!

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BEST FUNNY PARODY ANIME OF ALL TIME!

 

22. Lucky Star

Lucky Star

INFORMATION
Title
Lucky Star
Genre
Mystery
Type
T.V
Studio
Kyoto Animation
Premiered
Spring 2007
Episode Count
24
Duration
24 min per ep

Lucky Star tells us the story of four cute high school girls. These girls have different traits. For instance, Konata Izumi is a lazy girl who loves anime (like most of us) then we have the Hiiragi twins, Tsukasa and Kagami. At the very last, we’ve got a well-mannered and smartypant, Miyuki Takara. 

This is the story of four cute girls and their lives. It also portrays their deep bonds and friendship. What makes a good parody anime? Well, it’s the jokes and the story that doesn’t really have a specific plot. The characters just go with the flow. It’s really fun to watch characters in action and interact with different people everyday. It’s like you’re living the life of those characters. So, if you’re looking for a good parody anime, Lucky Star is a good start! 

 

21. Maria Holic

Maria Holic

INFORMATION
Title
Maria Holic 
Genre
Comedy, Girls Love
Type
T.V
Studio
Shaft
Premiered
Winter 2009
Episode Count
12
Duration
24 min per ep

Kanako Miyamae is a dreamy girl who dreams of finding the love of her life at her new school. She goes to a catholic school and hopes to get along with everyone. Kanako wanted to have a love story similar to her parents but the thing is that men made her feel uncomfortable. So, she decided to go to an all-girls school to find the love of her life. 

In this school, she comes across a gorgeous girl named Mariya Shidou, Kanako is sure that she has found “the one” for her. However, there is a plot twist! Kanako thought that Mariya Shidou is a girl but it turns out that she’s actually a guy who dresses up as a girl. So, she has found the love of her life! Overall, the anime is really fun to watch and the twist makes it even more funny! 

 

20. Cromartie High School

cromartie high school

INFORMATION
Title
Cromartie High School
Genre
Comedy
Type
T.V
Studio
Production I.G
Premiered
Fall 2003
Episode Count
26
Duration
12 min per ep

Imagine being a soft-hearted person going to the school of delinquents! OOF! Doesn’t that sound scary? Well, our MC aka Takashi Kamiyama went through similar things. He’s a well-mannered and respectful boy who has an average IQ. Takashi starts going to the Cromartie High School that is filled with disrespectful delinquents. Now, will our boy be able to survive in a school filled with delinquents? 

See, this is the thing about parody anime. There are a lot of jokes and the stories somehow take a 180 degree turn. It’s fun to watch and you never put it on hold. These are the anime that make our lives fun. You can always pick up a plate of food and just start binge-watching that “specific anime”. 

 

19. Sket Dance

SKET Dance

INFORMATION
Title
Sket Dance
Genre
Comedy
Type
T.V
Studio
Tatsunoko Production
Premiered
Spring 2011
Episode Count
77
Duration
24 min per ep

A tech-savvy Otaku named Kazuyoshi Usui is the founder of the group named SKET Brigade. It is a special type of club that focuses on helping others. He’s an intellectual guy who speaks through speech software. On the other hand, we have Hime Onizuka who wields a hockey stick. And at the very last, we’ve got Yuusuke known as the leader who’s inner abilities get enhanced by wearing goggles. These goggles enable him to summon some extraordinary powers. This SKET club tries its best to help everyone as best as they can; however, something funny ends up happening every time they try . That’s why, you should definitely watch the Sket Dance anime which is full of clumsy characters. 

 

18. Astro Fighter Sunred

Astro Fighter Sunred

INFORMATION
Title
Astro Fighter Sunred
Genre
Comedy
Type
T.V
Studio
AOC ASTA
Premiered
Fall 2008
Episode Count
26
Duration
13 min per ep

We all love intense stories like Astro Fighter Sunred. It tells us the story between good and evil. It takes place in the city of Kawasaki. Sunred is the ally of justice who is devoted to stopping all kinds of evil. On the other hand, the evil organization wants to take over the world including General Vamp along with his minions. They’re trying their best to prove their domination by defeating Sunred. 

Our hero Sunred is lazy, violent, and rude too. He’s always seen playing pachinko and using his own girlfriend, Kayoko Uchida. On the other hand, General Vamp is a husbando material, who’s polite and is always cookin. These 26 episodes will cheer you up instantly! So, if you want to watch a parody anime, watch Astro Fighter Sunred! 

 

17. Ramen Fighter Miki

ramen fighter miki

INFORMATION
Title
Muteki Kanban Musume
Genre
Action, Comedy
Type
T.V
Studio
Telecom Animation Film
Premiered
Summer 2006
Episode Count
12
Duration
24 min per ep

Muteki Kanban Musume tells us the everyday life of Miki Onimaru who works as a poster girl for her mother’s Chinese ramen shop. She appears to be an average girl who can become very wild if provoked. This anime revolves around Miki Onimaru’s conflicts with her mother and grandmother. It’s really fun to watch them quarrel and need each other at the very end of the day. So, if you’re looking for a sit-com parody anime, Muteki Kanban Musume is a must-watch! 

 

16. Student Councils’ Discretion

student councils' discretion

INFORMATION
Title
Student Councils’ Discretion
Genre
Comedy
Type
T.V
Studio
Studio Deen
Premiered
Fall 2009
Episode Count
12
Duration
24 min per ep

Student Councils’ Discretion tells us about the life of a student council vice-president, Ken Sugisaki.Ken has a dream, to eat snacks all day, order around people, and most importantly, be surrounded by the members of the student council. To do this he needs to join the student-council, but the officers that lead Hekiyou Academy are elected by votes. However, there’s an additional position that they’re granting the student who will get the highest score in the exam. This opportunity made Ken improve his grades since he had below average grades at first and that’s how he was made the vice-president of the Student Council. But his harem dream is cut short as none of the officers are as interested in him as he thought. 

 

15. Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono

tesagure

INFORMATION
Title
Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono
Genre
Slice of Life
Type
T.V
Studio
Yaoyorozu
Premiered
Fall 2013
Episode Count
12
Duration
24 min per ep

Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono is an anime that tells us about the extracurricular activities of the students. There are a lot of characters and they all are leading different lives and facing different problems. So, it’s quite interesting to watch these characters grow and overcome their problems. This anime is perfect to watch during summer holidays as you don’t go to school and you also need a good anime that you can binge-watch. So, make sure to watch Tsegure! Bukatsu-mono. 

 

14. Excel Saga 

Excel Saga

INFORMATION
Title
Excel Saga
Genre
Comedy, Sci-Fi
Type
T.V
Studio
J.C Staff
Premiered
Fall 1999
Episode Count
26
Duration
24 min per ep

Excel Saga was created to evolve the Daitenzin to develop the character of Excel who has a negative outlook on the world. This anime will make you laugh about Excel’s pessimistic view of the world. So, if you want some positivity in your life, make sure to watch Excel Saga. 

It is a comedy and sci-fi story that will cheer you up! No matter how hard situations get, there will always be moments where you’ll laugh! Excel Saga is set in Fukuoka City and the names of characters along with the buildings are based on real-life local buildings. So, if you’re lucky enough to live in Japan, you might know where those buildings are situated. Isn’t that fascinating? Well, to find out more about the story, make  sure to watch Excel Saga!

 

13. Senyu

Senyu

INFORMATION
Title
Senyu
Genre
Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Type
T.V
Studio
Ordet, LIDENFILMS
Premiered
Winter 2013
Episode Count
13
Duration
4 min per ep

The story of Senyu revolves around the demon lord Richmedes who loves spreading terror all around the world. Even though he was sealed away by the legendary hero Creasion yet a mysterious hole opens up between the human and the demon world. What could this mean? Does that mean there’s going to be a war between humans and demons? 

To explore more about this hole the adventurer known as Alba Fruhlinh is a lionheart, his skills may not be perfect but he gets accompanied by one of the most talented soldiers, Ross to encounter many dangerous situations. 

The stories that revolve around humans and demons will always impress us with their comedic aspects along with its intense action. Isn’t that right? What do you guys think about such stories? 

 

12. Mr. Osomatsu

Osomatsu-kun

INFORMATION
Title
Mr. Osomatsu
Genre
Comedy 
Type
T.V
Studio
Pierrot
Premiered
Fall 2015
Episode Count
25
Duration
23 min per ep

Imagine being a part of six identical siblings. How would you feel? Would you like to make one of your siblings take the blame for you? Well, this comedy anime will literally make you laugh out loud with all six funny siblings. All of the siblings are very different from each other – personality wise. However, they all look exactly the same! Some of these siblings have girlfriends and some will die single like us. Anyways, his crack anime will make your day 100x better. It’s always a good decision to start a comedy and slice of life anime. Isn’t that right? So, what’re you waiting for? 

 

11. Ghost Stories 

Ghost Stories

INFORMATION
Title
Ghost Stories 
Genre
Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
Type
T.V
Studio
Pierrot
Premiered
Fall 2000
Episode Count
19
Duration
24 min per ep

If you’re into horror stories with some parody aspects, Ghost Stories is definitely your pick! It tells us the story about some high schoolers who are trying to unveil the dark secret of their old haunted high school. Imagine if you find out that your high school is haunted! What will you do? Are you out of those people who love horror stories and go to great lengths in order to unfold mysteries? Or are you out of those who’d withdraw their admission. 

Well, our brave and risky MC decided to fight the ghosts along with his siblings and new friends. (you never know who the friends are, ghosts or humans) Sounds thrilling enough, right? 

 

10. Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE!

cute high earth defense club

INFORMATION
Title
Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE!
Genre
Comedy, Slice of Life
Type
T.V
Studio
Sunrise
Premiered
Winter 2015
Episode Count
12
Duration
24 min per ep

Why should girls always have fun? The magical boys in this anime are loveless and are here to save the world from the loveless. And for that, there’s a pink wombat who gives them special superpowers. 

In this anime, the main characters are a part of Earth Defense Club where they hang out, relax and chatter. One strange day, a wombat comes out of nowhere and forces these students to become battle lovers and fight a trio of villains who are taking orders from an evil hedgehog. The story sounds pretty interesting right? It’s a parody story that will remind you of many magical anime. 

 

9. Ninja Nonsense 

ninja nonsense

INFORMATION
Title
Ninja Nonsense
Genre
Bandai Entertainment
Type
T.V
Studio
Sunrise
Premiered
Spring 1994
Episode Count
12
Duration
24 min per ep

This anime tells us about the life of an average girl who has been studying for her exams and suddenly she gets interrupted by Shinobu, a ninja trainee! This ninja has a goal of stealing one of Kaede’s shorts. HAHA! (if you know, you know) 

 

8. Kill La Kill 

Kill La Kill

INFORMATION
Title
Kill La Kill
Genre
Action, Comedy 
Type
T.V
Studio
Trigger
Premiered
Fall 2013
Episode Count
24
Duration
24 min per ep

Kill La Kill is one of pardoy anime that parodies common magical girl tropes.This anime is quite interesting with the way it balances both of its aspects. It tells us about a brave schoolgirl named Ryuko Matoi who’s looking for her father’s killer which leads her to a violent conflict with Satsuki Kiryuin, the president of the student council. This is a story between two competitive students. It’s an intense competition by the way, so tighten your seatbelts for a thrilling roller coaster ride! 

 

7. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya

INFORMATION
Title
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Genre
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Type
T.V
Studio
Kyoto Animation
Premiered
Spring 2006
Episode Count
14
Duration
24 min per ep

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is an ideal parody anime that tells us about the life of Haruhi Suzumiya who’s a very active girl. She’s unaware of her  Godly  abilities that can change the whole universe. 

Imagine being so overpowered that you can alter universes! We all need such heroic superpowers like that, right? But we also don’t need to be as dumb as Haruhi, right? 

 

6. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

Monthly Girl's Nozaki Kun

INFORMATION
Title
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun 
Genre
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Type
T.V
Studio
Kyoto Animation
Premiered
Spring 2006
Episode Count
14
Duration
24 min per ep

A highschooler named Chiyo Sakura has an intense crush on Umetarou Nozaki. When she opens up about her feelings for Nozaki, he mistakes her for one of his many fans as he is a popular mangaka. However, he didn’t know that she actually liked him more than just a fan. When she says that she wants to spend time with him, he offers her to come over to his house to help her with some drawings. WHEW! That’s a brave move right there. Right? 

 

5. Gintama

Gintama

INFORMATION
Title
Gintama 
Genre
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Type
T.V
Studio
Sunrise
Premiered
Spring 2006
Episode Count
201
Duration
24 min per ep

Gintama is one of the perfect examples of a parody anime. It has funny scenes back to back and Gintama lowkey looks like a Super Saiyan as well. So, it fills our Dragon Ball Z part of the heart too. With much comedy in it, Gintama has won the hearts of many people around the world. It tells us about Gintoki who’s a samurai carrying a sword with him all the time and he takes on odd jobs as well since he needs money. 

 

4. KonoSuba

Konosuba

INFORMATION
Title
KonoSuba
Genre
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Type
T.V
Studio
Studio Deen
Premiered
Winter 2016
Episode Count
10
Duration
23 min per ep

KonoSuba tells us the story of Kazuma Sato, a boy who gets reincarnated to a fantasy world with MMORPG elements after his death. He ends up forming a party with goddesses, an archiwizard and a crusader as well. This fantastical anime is going to win your heart as well! If you want comedy in a fantasy world with many cute yet crackhead waifus, you’ve found your recommendation! 

 

3. Mob Psycho 100

Mob Psycho 100

INFORMATION
Title
Mob Psycho 100
Genre
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Type
T.V
Studio
Bones
Premiered
Summer 2016
Episode Count
12
Duration
24 min per ep

Okay, who hasn’t heard about the legendary Mob Psycho 100? This story revolves around our unintentionally funny MC named Kageyama using his psychic powers in order to help a self-proclaimed psychic known as Arataka Reigan. These two decide to form a team and handle some thrilling situations by themselves using nothing more than psychic powers. If you have never watched Mob Psycho 100, you’re missing out on a lot. The MC of this anime resembles One Punch’s MC aka the famous Saitama 

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2. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K

INFORMATION
Title
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K
Genre
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Type
T.V
Studio
J.C Staff, Egg Firm
Premiered
Summer 2016
Episode Count
120
Duration
5 min per ep

As you can tell from the name, this is the story of the disastrous life of Saiki K where he hopes for everything to go smoothly. However, it goes totally different! Imagine wanting nothing more than peace but then there are your so-called friends or class fellows who ruin the peace. Do you have such people in your life like Saiki K? 

 

1. Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball z

INFORMATION
Title
Dragon Ball Z 
Genre
Action, Adventure, Comedy
Type
T.V
Studio
Toei Animation
Premiered
Spring 1989
Episode Count
291
Duration
24 min per ep

This anime started off as a parody but it became a full story! 

Dragon Ball Z is the legendary story of a legend named Goku and his adventures. Goku and his training to become one of the strongest people in the whole world never gets old. He’s definitely one of the most overpowered anime characters of all time. P.S: Dragon Ball Z made our childhood a lot better than it was. Isn’t that right? 

 

Conclusion

Dragon Ball

That concludes our list of BEST Parody Anime. I hope you guys enjoyed reading this blog and found your perfect pick. Do let us know which Parody anime you are going to watch next in the comments down below. Make sure to share this list with your friends, you would absolutely love helping out your friends. Anyways, sit back, relax and start binge-watching your next parody anime. 

These anime are so wholesome, they have almost every genre included in them. For instance, there’s horror, suspense, action, comedy, and even slice of life. I’m sure you wouldn’t want to miss out on such anime. I hope to see you guys on the next blog. See you! 

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