When life is getting too serious, try hunting down these top 5 comedy anime movies. In addition to hilarious one-liners and goofy characters, many of these movies offer strong storylines.

  1. "Dead Leaves" Over-the-top is a good way to describe this comedic anime movie. The plot treats viewers to a series of quirky action scenes and line after line of crude, sexual humor. If you listen closely, you might actually find the intriguing plot beneath the onslaught of jokes and violence.  

  2. "Slayers – The Motion Picture" If you couldn't tell from the title, this comedy anime movie spawns from the "Slayers" anime series. Like the series, the movie follows the adventures of Lina Inverse, a hero, yet destructive, spell-caster. The film strikes a balance between goofy comedy and magical adventure.

  3. “One Piece: Clockwork Island Adventure” In this comedy anime movie, a group of juvenile pirates explores an island teeming with mechanical hazards. “Clockwork Island Adventure” is the second film spawned from the “One Piece” series. If you’re looking for proof of this movie’s wild humor, you need only to look at the protagonist, Luffy, a boy made on rubber.

  4. "Crayon Shin-chan: Action Kamen vs Leotard Devil" This oddball flick is the first of many comedy anime movies based on the "Crayon Shin-Chan" series. In this story, Shin-chan, a mischievous child, is responsible for saving an action hero from a scheme hatched by the villainous Leotar Devil. Yes, Leotard Devil.

  5. “Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro” Comedy ensues when a quick-witted thief named Lupin attempts to save a princess from a forced marriage. Hayao Miyazaki directed this hilarious and action-packed adventure.