Top 10 Horror Comedy Anime That You Must Watch

The masses have a great affinity for comedy, but the same cannot be said for horror. However, when these two genres are combined, a unique synergy is formed. While many enjoy a good laugh, not everyone is a fan of terrifying tales.

The horror-comedy genre serves to combine the best of both worlds, bridging the gap between the polar opposite genres of horror and comedy. By making you laugh in the midst of terrifying situations, these films provide a unique and satisfying viewing experience.

Horror comedies are a rare find, just like their niche audience. However, there has been a recent increase in the number of great horror comedy anime being broadcasted. So, why wait? Let’s jump right into the top 10 list of horror comedy anime.

Princess Resurrection

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Princess Resurrection | Source: IMDb

The production company responsible for the creation of this work is Madhouse.

Upon arrival at the address provided by her sister, Hiro Hiyorimi discovers an abandoned mansion where she is to begin her work as a maid. While searching for her sister, Hiro comes across a young girl in need and sacrifices his own life to save her.

Fortunately, the girl he rescued was not a regular human being; she happened to be the daughter of the King of Monsters. As a token of gratitude, the girl, known as Hime, bestows eternal servitude upon Hiro. His duty as a servant is to safeguard Hime from her siblings who seek to eliminate her in order to gain power.

9. Best Anime Series: Ghost Sweeper Minami

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Ghost Sweeper Minami | Source: IMDb

Toei Animation is the studio responsible for this production.

Reiko Mikami is one of the top ghost sweepers, known for her expertise in exterminating ghosts, ghouls, poltergeists, and other malevolent spiritual entities. As a professional exorcist, she is highly skilled and revered in her field.

Tadao Yokoshima, a high school student, and Kinu Himuro, a friendly teenage ghost, surprisingly assist him. Ghost Sweeper Mikami is a thrilling story that follows Reiko Mikami and her team as they exorcise supernatural entities.

8. Scary Tales

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Ghost Stories | Source: IMDb

Production Company: Pierrot

During their time of mourning after the passing of their mother, siblings Satsuki and Keiichirou Miyanoshita have relocated to their mother’s childhood town. While settling in, they learn of a fascinating rumor about the local school being haunted. Although they initially dismissed it as nothing more than hearsay, their belief changed when they encountered actual ghosts at the school.

Despite having been banished from the building years ago by a certain student, these ghosts still hold a grudge, making them even more terrifying. One of the standout qualities of Ghost Stories, a horror comedy anime, is its renowned dubbed version.

7. Hell Teacher Nube

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Hell Teacher Nube | Source: IMDb

Production company: Toei Animation

Upon initial observation, Nube may appear to be a bumbling and amiable instructor, yet he harbors a hidden talent. His left hand is not merely for show, as it possesses the power to detect ghosts and spirits. This glove is, in fact, his monstrous hand. He utilizes this hand to safeguard his students from malevolent spirits and ghosts. This 90s horror comedy is guaranteed to become a beloved favorite.

Sankarea: Undying Love

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Sankarea | Source: IMDb

Production Company: Studio Deen

From a young age, Furuya has had an intense fascination with zombies. His obsession is so strong that he even dreams of having a zombie girlfriend. One day, while attempting to bring his deceased cat back to life with a potion, Chihiro meets Rea Sanka. Rea, who is tired of her oppressive life, drinks the potion and returns as a zombie. And just like that, Chihiro’s wish of having a zombie girlfriend becomes a reality.

GeGeGe no Kitaro (2018)

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Gegege No Kitaro | Source: IMDb

Toei Animation is the studio responsible for the production.

When people begin transforming into enormous trees, Mana Inuyama reaches out to Kitaro by writing a letter, in the hopes of finding a solution to these otherworldly occurrences. Prior to Kitaro’s intervention and exorcism of the youkai responsible for the strange events, Mana had never believed in yokai. However, after witnessing Kitaro’s abilities, she becomes entangled in his efforts to deal with youkai.

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead

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Zom 100 | Source: IMDb

Production company: BUG FILMS

Akira initially joins one of his dream companies, but quickly realizes it is a corrupt organization that exploits its workers to the point of exhaustion. As a result, he becomes demotivated and wishes to leave the company, but finds himself unable to do so.

On his way to work one day, Akira is shocked to find that the entire country is being attacked by zombies. However, instead of feeling scared like everyone else, Akira excitedly screams with joy because he no longer has to work. He quickly makes a bucket list of things he wants to do before potentially becoming a zombie himself.


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Dorohedoro | Source: IMDb

The production company responsible for the studio is MAPPA.

The Hole serves as an experimental lab for magic users, allowing them to freely torture and conduct experiments on non-magic users without facing any consequences.

Within this wretched place dwells Kaiman, a being possessing a human physique but a reptilian visage, who mercilessly hunts down magic wielders in pursuit of the culprit responsible for transforming his head into that of a reptile. Together with his sole comrade Nikaido, an accomplished chef and proprietor of Hungry Bug, Kaiman is determined to unravel the truth behind his bizarre transformation.

Mieruko-chan: A Japanese Horror Manga Series

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Mieruko-chan | Source: IMDb

The production company behind the studio is Passione.

Miko’s life was ordinary until she began to witness spirits. Initially, on her first encounter, she simply disregards it, thinking it was a one-time occurrence. However, she soon realizes that these spirits appear everywhere she goes – whether it’s a restroom, bus, eatery, or dressing room. Additionally, she becomes aware that the spirits are aware of her ability to see them and can become troublesome if ignored.

Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

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Toilet Bound Hanako-kun | Source: IMDb

The studio responsible for creating the project is Lerche.

Despite being rejected by her crush, Nene Yashiro is determined to find a solution and decides to summon one of the seven wonders of the school, Hanako-kun. She is taken aback when she discovers that Hanako-kun is actually a boy, contrary to the rumors. However, he agrees to grant her wish on the condition that she gives something of equal value in return.

Despite this, Nene somehow finds herself working as Hanako-kun’s assistant. Toilet-bound Hanako-kun continues to be one of the most captivating horror comedy anime shows to date.

Concluding Remarks

While horror comedies may be hard to come by, there are some hidden gems worth discovering if you’re willing to search beyond the norm. This list features both 90s classics and more recent horror comedy anime, providing options from different time periods. If you have a suggestion for a replacement that would fit well on this list, feel free to share it in the comments section.

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