Best Funny Horror Anime/Manga
Anime has touched the benchmarks in every genre. Ranging from black comedy anime series to lighter horror comedies, anime has it all. Certainly, the anime horror series is as scary as motion movies. The horror comedy genre is not explored in vastness like other genres. This makes it underrated too. Nonetheless, there are some terribly incredible anime in the funny and horror genres.
Let’s go through the list of some of the funny horror anime that takes us to the world of jump scares and amusement.
Ghost Stories comes under both funny and horror genre. The dubbed version of this anime is far funnier. The story is full of creepiness. This series is one of the first of its kind and the oldest in the horror-comedy genre. Instead of having a homogeneous plot the ghost stories has several popular stories of course from schools.
Even though it was released in the year 2000 it still upholds a spot of popularity. The naïve sibling duo being chased by the ghosts of the abandoned school gives you pangs of laughter in between creepy shrieks
Mieruko Chan is the best comedy horror anime. Miko Yotsuya a school-going girl is at the center of this anime. She unusually starts to see monsters. The weird capability leads her to spot monsters everywhere. Hideous, scary and a terrifying chaos is what Miko’s life becomes.
She has to spend a larger part of her day ignoring these monsters and their presence around her. The way this girl ignores the monsters creates humor. The realization that she needs to safeguard others make the anime dramatically scary and dark in some parts. If you enjoy some light horror this anime is made for you.
Sankarea: Undying Love
Chihiro has an undying love in literal sense. Yes, the anime Sankarea: Undying Love has a plot you could never thought about. It the love story of a zombie and a human. The fantasy of young Chihiro Furuya is to have an undead girlfriend. He has a weird love for all things zombie.
He experiments to create resurrection potions and techniques to bring back his cat to life. In an attempt to do so he bonds with Rea Sanka who accidentally turns into a zombie.
There is a cute and eerie touch to this series. Rea’s transformation into a zombie brings up quite a humourous and scary experience.
The series opens in a school and its haunted premises. Mai and a group of friends love sharing ghost stories and talking about the paranormal presence in an abandoned building of the school. Abandoned buildings in the school premises access the center of some unusual supernatural and paranormal force intriguing the students.
The story shows the development as 17-year-old Kazuya is ordered to investigate the stories doing the rounds among students. The psychic research company headed by Kazuya explores the unusual scariness of the place.
In the turn of events, Mai finds this paranormal world interesting. And consequently, this interest in ghosts lead her to learn ghost-hunting techniques. All this creepiness and ghost-hunting goes around making space for humor and hilarious accidents add a minor romantic subplot.
This creative anime story not just puts horror and comedy together but has a lot more in store. The story unusually begins with the death of the main character Sakura Minamoto.
The high school student Sakura dies in an accident with the unfulfilled wish of becoming an idol. Thus, the plotline explores how she runs into forming a zombie band 10 years down the line.
Zombieland saga is therefore light on horror with hints of comedy. The diametrically opposed genre of horror and comedy anime come together well with a story like this. It is an entertaining anime that fans enjoy to the fullest.
Parasyte: The Maxim
The fall of 2014 saw the release of the popular anime horror comedy Parasyte: The Maxim. The characters of this show suddenly witness an unusual attack on the earth. A 16-year-old named Shinichi is partially infected by the weird parasitic creatures.
The Tokyo neighborhood suddenly becomes part human and part monster chaos creating small instances of humor.
The series and its manga original are believed to be horrific and scary to another extent. Yet the blend of horror in comedy can be spotted at places as an effort to lower the intensity of the scary visual frames.
Televised in 2020 this anime horror comedy is a rare piece of creativity. The anime has Kamome Academy a place rumored to have a paranormal presence and supernatural occurrences. The occult-loving Nene Yashiro a high school student in her first-year summons ‘Hanako-san of the Toilet’ a spirit.
Her wish to have a boyfriend makes her spiritually bound to Hanako san. This adorable ghost helps to destroys the other evil supernaturals. Also, Nene learns some secrets about herself and Hanako.
This old classic funny horror anime was released in the year 1999. The plot line of this anime is about people tackling viruses which sounds familiar to what we saw in the pandemic. The anime progresses with the invention of genetically engineered cures and other trivial efforts made to save lives.
The horror of people getting infected by the virus surely makes us all remember the pandemic. Due to its light comedy and the horror of a virus causing a threat to all humanity became all the more relatable for people who watched it after 2020.
We hope you find out some rare gems of an anime through this. Give us your suggestion or recommendation on this experimental funny horror genre.