11 Best Anime like Grand Blue

Grand Blue is the second funniest anime I’ve ever watched after Gintama. The anime consists of a variety of colorful characters. It explores a very carefree life mixing it with many different elements like adult humor, diving, and drinking. It makes you laugh so hard that for the next few days, you smile just by remembering the funny moments.

Ever since I finished watching it, I’ve been craving something similar. So, I did some research, found some similar anime, and watched them all. And In this article, I will share with you 10 of the best comedy anime like Grand Blue.

But before I start with the list of the Top 10 Anime Similar to Grand Blue, I want to mention a manga that is very similar to Grand Blue and is even by the same artist – Kimitake Yoshioka. Sadly, the manga hasn’t been adapted into an anime yet.


Alt. Title: Temple

Kimitake Yoshioka is a talented manga artist best known for highly popular manga like Grand Blue and Amagi Brilliant Park. He is both the author and artist of TenPuru manga.

The manga follows Akegami, the son of a very infamous playboy. Even his last name is notorious because of his father’s escapades. Even he ended up becoming like his father, partying all day and causing trouble everywhere.

So, he comes up with a plan. He decides to become a Buddhist monk and try to reach peace of mind in a temple. But the temple he decides to join is not like other temples. It is full of beautiful women. He even knows one of them.

What is he going to do, especially with the genes of debauchery his father passed on to him? The girls at the temple have their own problems. Maybe Akegami will be able to help them.

If you like Grand Blue then you will definitely love this as well and the fact that it has the same artist makes it even more similar to Grand Blue. The comedy in these two is really similar.

Best Anime like Grand Blue are:-

  • Daily Lives of High School Boys
  • Prison School
  • Gintama
  • Hinamatsuri
  • Working!!
  • Great Teacher Onizuka
  • Monthly Girl’s Nozaki-Kun
  • SKET Dance
  • Seitokai Yakuindomo
  • D-Frag!
  • The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behaviour

1. Daily Lives of High School Boys

High School Boys. What interesting creatures they are. Simple and curious, wanting only one thing – girls. But they don’t have any clue on how to interact with one. So, they spend hours discussing their theories and even implementing some, which usually gets them in tricky situations.

Studying at the Sanada North High School are our three friends – the eccentric leader of the group Hidenori, the wise Tadakuni, and the passionate Yoshitake. The story follows their daily life and the trials of high school life they go through.

Their lives are filled with everything from intense drama and comedy to giant robots. Every episode will make you laugh about the weird things they do in their everyday life.

2. Prison School

A high school full of girls would be heaven for any guy but for some, it can also be hell. Hachimitsu Private Academy is a former all-girls school, which is why it now has a girl-to-boy ratio of 200 to 1.

The school only has 5 male students who of course try to peek at some beautiful girls while they’re changing but they get caught by the student council members.

The Student Council consists of members who are determined to maintain moral conduct in school and punish anyone who shows indecent behaviour. The punishment for the boys is to spend a month in a prison situated on the school grounds itself. If they are caught trying to escape, their sentence would be extended.

 Will the boys be able to last an entire month in the prison school? Or, will they try to escape?

3. Gintama

If you’re a fan of comedy anime then you’ve probably heard of Gintama or even watched it. But those of you who haven’t, you should. It is the best comedy anime you will ever watch. Plus, it’s not just about comedy, it also has a great amount of action with a deep and interesting storyline.

The arrival of aliens, collectively known as the Amanto, on earth, brought about a new era and ended the samurai era. The Amanto conquered the entire world and even though humans resisted, they couldn’t stop them.

Gintoki, a former samurai, runs an odd job business. He’ll do any job for money but his laziness and desire to stay home and read manga always gets in the way of his work.

Follow the everyday life of Gintoki and his unpaid employees Kagura and Shinpachi, in this slapstick comedy.

4. Hinamatsuri

Nitta Yoshifumi is a member of the yakuza and he enjoys his lifestyle. One day, a strange thing falls on him. The strange object has a girl inside it but he thinks he’s too drunk and goes to sleep.

The next day, it’s still there. He pushes a button on the thing and the girl comes out of it. Turns out, the girl’s name is Hina and she has psychic abilities over which she often loses control and ends up destroying Yoshifumi’s pots.

He soon finds himself taking care of the girl but he finds the ordinary life atmosphere in his house very strange. What does the future hold for Yoshifumi and Hina?

5. Working!!

Souta Takanashi gets dragged by Taneshima into working at the Wagnaria restaurant. The pay is good but there are multiple problems he has to face at work and all those problems are his co-workers. The staff at the restaurant is weird, to say the least.

The floor chief who carries around a katana sword, the manager who looks like a street thug, the terminally weak Taneshima, and the androphobic Inami-san, all make his work harder and more painful.

How long will he be able to survive among these quirky and weird people?

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6. Great Teacher Onizuka

Onizuka was never really interested in school and spent most of his high school days being the leader of a motorcycle gang. So, why does he want to become a teacher?

The only reason is that he would be able to look at beautiful high school girls. But the students aren’t exactly happy to have him and try to use different methods to make him leave.

Soon, he ends up having to give them life lessons and teach them what schools never teach – the true meaning of life. But he does that in his own unconstituted methods that no normal teacher would ever use.

7. Monthly Girl’s Nozaki-Kun

Chiyo likes her classmate Nozaki-Kun and one day, she decides to be brave and confesses her feelings. But what she didn’t expect was to get an autograph in return.

Nozaki-Kun is the author of a famous shoujo manga. When Chiyo confessed to him, he thought she was just a fan of his manga and was asking for an autograph. Somehow, she ends up helping him with his manga as an assistant.

The story follows Chiyo, Nozaki, and their friends in this shoujo comedy manga consisting of very individualistic characters.

8. SKET Dance

Many people dismiss this anime as just a School life version of Gintama but it is just as good as Gintama or any other comedy anime out there.

Three friends – Yusuke, Hime, and Kazuyoshi, decide to set up a club called SKET-Dan, short for the Academy Activity Support Club. In this club, they would take odd jobs and help others on the school ground with any problem they have.

Maybe you’re being bullied, or you need help cleaning the school gym, or maybe you need help finding someone, the members of SKET-Dan will help you with all of it.

No task is big or small for the SKET-dan club.

9. Seitokai Yakuindomo

The birth rate in Japan had been on a decline which forced Ousai Private Academy, an all-girls school, to turn co-ed. Takatoshi Tsuda has just entered high school and decided to join Ousai high school due to it being close to his house.

Since the school recently turned co-ed, the student council decided they need a male member as a representative of all the male students.

Takatoshi just happened to be dragged by the student council president Shino Amakusa, and forced to join the student council. Now, he must cope with his new life in the student council filled with dirty jokes about sex.

10. D-Frag!

Kenji is what you would call a delinquent and a bad boy. He and his friends think they’re the most baddest in the whole school. But then he met the four insane girls of the board game creation club.

The bossy Chitose, the small club president Roka, the eternal optimist Sakura, and the teacher Minami, all have weird and strange personalities. They force Kenji to join their club since they need an extra member to keep the club.

Takao is a girl who believes that Roka’s game club is a fake and considers her to be the real Game creation club So, she’s hell-bent on forcing them to close their club.

Now, Kenji is in the middle of all this club drama.

11. The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behaviour

Kazunari Usa’s parents recently got transferred due to their job and since he couldn’t leave his school just like that, he ended up having to live alone. So, he decides to stay at a boarding house called Kawai Complex where they provide food for their residents.

On his way there, he has a run-in with a masochist prevent who was peeping at young girls. But as fate would have it, that person turns out to be his new roommate and to top it off, Ritsu-san, the senpai he likes also lives at the boarding house.

Usa’s new life starts in the Kawai complex as he starts to live with Ritsu-san and many other unique people like his roommate.

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