Japanese comedy movies

List of the best Japanese comedy movies selected by visitors to our site: Sonatine, L-DK: Two Loves, Under One Roof, Sonic the Hedgehog, One Cut of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen, Survival Family, Bakuman, Shall We Dance?, Wasabi.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryJapan
Duration01:34
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters
PlotDancing, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Death, Rivalry
PlaceJapan, Beach, Asia
StyleHeavy, Black humor, Serious, Disturbing

Kitano plays Murakawa, a Tokyo yakuza tiring of gangster life. Along with a few of his henchmen, he is sent by his boss to Okinawa to help end a gang war, supposedly to mediate between two warring clans. He finds that the dispute between the clans is insignificant and whilst wondering why he was sent to Okinawa at all, Murakawa's headquarters are bombed and he and his gang are ambushed in a bar.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryJapan
CharactersTeens
PlotLove triangle, True love, Living together
StyleRomantic

Aoi Nishimori and Shusei Kugayama are in love and they begin to live together secretly. Suddenly, Shusei's cousin Reon Kugayama comes to them. Their secret is discovered by Reon. Now, Aoi, Shusei and Reon begin to live together.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersPolice, Popadants in other worlds, Partners, Popadants, Friends
PlotFriendship
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleFor children, By games

Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, Sonic the Hedgehog tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik and his plans for world domination.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, comedy, short
CountryJapan
Duration01:11
CharactersZombie, Actors
PlotDeath
PlaceJapan, USA, Abandoned houses
StyleAction, Fascinating, Black humor

Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned Second World War Japanese facility, when they are attacked by real zombies.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, cartoon, short
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan
Duration01:52
CharactersDragons, Musicians, Friends
PlotLove, Adventure, Martial Arts, Fight, Jealousy
PlaceParty, USA
StyleExciting, By comics

Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old Canadian slacker and wannabe rockstar who falls in love with an American delivery girl, Ramona V. Flowers, and must defeat her seven "evil exes" to be able to date her.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryJapan
Duration01:11
CharactersGay, Samurai, Mafia, Yakuza, Criminals
PlotRacing, Revenge, Money, Weapon
PlaceJapan, Office
TimeDark ones
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Vital signs, Tense

Ryuzo and his 7 former henchmen are all retired yakuza, but they now live as regular old men. One day, Ryuzo becomes the victim of a phishing fraud. He calls his 7 men together to reform their society.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryJapan
CharactersDogs, Family, Soldier, Fish, Farmers
PlotSurvival, Money, Death, Hunger, Funeral
PlaceVillage, School, Japan, Trains, Beach
TimeNight
StylePsychological problems, Light

A world wide electrical outage occurs. Everything that requires electricity comes to a stop. Tokyo is nearly ruined. Yoshiyuki Suzuki decides to escape from Tokyo with his family.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy
CountryJapan
CharactersTeens
PlotFriendship, Art, Rivalry
PlaceJapan
StyleBy manga

Moritaka Mashiro (Takeru Satoh) doesn't want to follow in the path of his uncle who worked as a manga artist, but ultimately died because of exhaustion. Moritaka Mashiro figures he will graduate from school and work at an office. Things change though when falls in love with a girl at school. The girl, who hopes to become a voice actress, tells Moritaka they can marry, but only after they both achieve their dreams. Moritaka then teams up with fellow classmate Akito Takagi (Ryunosuke Kamiki) to publish their first manga.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryJapan
Duration02:16

A bored Japanese accountant sees a beautiful woman in the window of a ballroom dance studio. He secretly starts taking dancing lessons to be near her, and then over time discovers how much he loves ballroom dancing. His wife, meanwhile, has hired a private detective to find out why he has started coming home late smelling of perfume.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Japan
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens, Samurai, Hired assassins
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Inheritance, Birthday, Shopping
PlaceJapan
StyleExciting, For men

Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he used to work 19 years ago, to settle the probate of his girlfriend who left him shortly after marriage without a trace.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryUSA, China, Japan
Duration01:56
CharactersFamily
PlotSurvival, Puzzles, Chase, Fear
PlaceForest, Beach
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Tense, Fancy, Disturbing

Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Japan, Colombia
Duration02:32
CharactersHorses, CIA, FBI, Smugglers, Pilots
PlotOn real events, Money, Success
PlaceAircraft, Jungle, Court, USA
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating

The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryJapan
Duration01:56
PlaceVillage, Forest, Japan

After failing his university entrance exam, Yuki Hirano sets his eyes on the role of a forestry trainee. Setting off for training he doubts his decision many times, but eventually after passing the training course, he is sent to Kamusari Village for a year of work experience - where he becomes assimilated with the beauty of nature and the warm-hearted people of the village.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, China, Japan
Duration01:43
CharactersSuperhero, Teens, Gangsters, Heroes, Friends
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Revenge, Fight, Double life
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, For men

After Kick-Ass’ insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, he joins a patrol led by the Colonel Stars and Stripes. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist — reborn as The Mother Fucker — only the blade-wielding Hit-Girl can prevent their annihilation.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, comedy
CountryJapan
Duration02:06
CharactersSamurai, Gangsters, Yakuza
PlotRevenge, Rivalry
PlaceJapan
StyleExciting, Heavy, Fancy, Black humor, For men

In Japan, gonzo filmmakers hatch a three-pronged plan to save an actress's career, end a yakuza war and make a hit movie.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy
CountryJapan
Duration01:45
PlaceJapan
StyleLight, By manga

Ouran Academy is a prestigious school with most students coming from wealthy families. One of the few students who comes from a modest background is Haruhi Fujioka (Haruna Kawaguchi). Through unexpected circumstances, Haruhi Fujioka ends up joining the male "host club," while hiding her gender. Friendship and love grows between Haruhi Fujioka and the male "host club" members.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy
CountryJapan
Duration01:48
CharactersSamurai
PlotTime travel
PlaceKitchen

A samurai from the Edo Period time travels to present day Japan where he meets a divorcee and her son. Soon, he discovers a passion for making pastries.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryJapan
CharactersDogs, Teens, Gay, Students, Puppies
PlotDancing, Friendship, First love, Baseball, Swimming
PlaceTrains, Mountains, Japan, Beach, Hotels
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating

The year is 1987 and Japan is just reaching the peak of its economic success. Eighteen-year old Yonosuke Yokomichi arrives in Tokyo from Nagasaki. Ordinary in every way possible, he lives in a suburb far from the excitement of the big city and commutes to a university in the center of Tokyo.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy
CountryJapan
Duration01:49
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleTo cry, Fancy

Mitsuko is 24, heavily pregnant and estranged from the American father of her child. Her parents believe she is happy and successful in America and are unaware that she has secretly returned to Tokyo. Making the biggest decisions on the slightest whim, she moves back into the tenement street where she lived as a child. The move changes lives, reignites old romances and creates a supportive circle of love that may be exactly what Mitsuko needs.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryJapan

On a quiet street in Helsinki, Sachie has opened a diner featuring rice balls. For a month she has no customers. Then, in short order, she has her first customer, meets Midori, a gangly Japanese tourist, and invites her to stay with her, and meets Masako, a formal and ethereal middle-aged woman whose luggage has gone missing. The three women work in the diner, interact, and serve customers. A somewhat brusque man teaches Sachie to make delicious coffee, then he returns under other circumstances. Three neighborhood women inspect the empty diner every day; will anything bring them inside? The number of customers gradually increases, but the diner seems to attract only those with problems. Conversation with Sachie and the tasty food seem to resolve people's woes. We learn why Sachie serves rice balls; but why Finland?

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, comedy
CountryJapan
CharactersSpecial agents, Spouses
PlaceJapan

At the end of the TV series of the same name, it is revealed that the husband works for the Public Security Bureau, and their marriage is a cover to keep her under surveillance. In spite of his mission, he falls in love with Nami and tries to convince her not to get involved in other people’s affairs. She is being monitored as a state-level security risk, and the bureau is unwilling to tolerate any more trouble from her. However, to save a friend, Nami runs out of the house and risks everything she has to confront the enemy. When she comes home, she finds her husband pointing a gun at her! A gunshot echoes through the quiet, upscale neighborhood…The movie picks up where the controversial ending of the drama series left off!!

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, comedy, cartoon, detective, anime
CountryJapan
Duration02:36
CharactersTeens, Heroes
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure
PlaceJapan, Asia
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting

It is mid-december, and SOS Brigade chief Haruhi Suzumiya announces that the Brigade is going to hold a Christmas party in their clubroom, with Japanese hotpot for dinner. The brigade members Kyon, Yuki Nagato, Mikuru Asahina and Itsuki Koizumi start preparing everything for the party, such as costumes and decorations. But a couple of days later, Kyon arrives at school only to find that Haruhi is missing. Not only that, but Mikuru claims she has never known Kyon before, Koizumi is also missing, and Yuki has become the sole member of the literature club. The SOS Brigade seems to have never existed, nor has Haruhi Suzumiya. No one in the school has ever heard about her… except for Kyon.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, cartoon, short, sport, anime
CountryJapan
Duration00:12
CharactersNuns
PlotSports, Relationship, Double life
PlaceJapan

A love story between two people that each have a secret to hide. One a pro-wrestler, the other a Nun. Losing never felt so good.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryJapan
CharactersZombie, Mutant, Fish
PlotSupernatural
PlaceVillage, Japan, Asia
StyleLight, Fancy, For men, Disturbing

Wracked with guilt over the suicide of her sister Ai, who was tormented by high school bullies, pretty young karate student Megu accompanies a group of older friends on a camping trip into the woods: smart girl Aya, her druggie boyfriend Také, big-boobed model Maki, and nerdy Naoi. Things start to go badly when Maki finds a parasitical worm inside a fish they catch – and wolfs it down alive, in the hope that it’ll help keep her skinny! Soon after, and not so unexpectedly in situations like this, zombies show up and begin to complicate things further. After they’re attached by a crowd of poop-covered undead who emerge from an outhouse toilet, the group seeks refuge at the home of strange Dr. Tanaka and his daughter Sachi. But unbeknownst to them, Tanaka has been conducting experiments on the parasites—and the zombies!—and has another fate in mind for the five strangers from the city.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, cartoon
CountryJapan
PlotConfrontation
PlaceJapan

The anime follows Machi, a middle school student who serves as a shrine maiden at a Shinto shrine and takes care of a bear, who lives on mountain in Japan's northern Tohoku region. The bear, Natsu, has the ability to talk and is Machi's guardian. When Machi explains to Natsu that she will attend a school in the city, he gives Machi a set of trials that she must pass in order to be able to survive city life.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA, New Zealand, Canada, Israel, Japan
Duration02:09
CharactersZombie, Vampire, Dogs, Lesbians, Monsters
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Earthquake
PlaceJapan, USA
StyleTwisted plot, Heavy, Disturbing

An ambitious anthology film featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children's educational ABC books, the motion picture is comprised of 26 individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational; THE ABC's OF DEATH is the definitive snapshot of the diversity of modern horror.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, cartoon, music, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:50
CharactersTeens
PlaceJapan

After the idol group Aqours has won the final Love Live! contest, its remaining members prepare to enroll at a new school only to run into some unexpected trouble while the former members go missing on the way to their graduation trip. Separated, the girls begin to realize the value of their friendships as they attempt to find a solution to their various crises.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryJapan
Duration01:32
CharactersTeens
PlaceJapan

Arrangement instructor Makiko Norita (Yukie Nakama) displays a dignified smile, but she also makes bitting remarks. Nevertheless, with her magic arrangement skills, arrangement instructor Makiko Norita makes people happy. Based on the book "Jinsei ga Tokimeku Katazuke no Maho" by Marie Kondo (published December 27, 2010 by Sunmark Publishing,Inc.). Marie Kondo is a cleaning consultant and developed popular "KonMari Method" for organizing and storing household items.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryJapan
CharactersWriters
PlotPassion
PlaceForest, Japan
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Dorama, Fascinating

One afternoon, Shiori, a very sexually active young woman working in a café, is riding her bicycle and cuts off Kosuke, who is pulling a two-wheeled cart. Once a recognized playwright, Kosuke now lives a quiet life in a mountain hut, far away from the city, in the hope of escaping his past. But after their first encounter, he will soon be caught in Shiori’s web of sexual desires…

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryJapan
CharactersTeens, Pupils, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship, Fate
PlaceJapan
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Touching

Nino is a quiet outcast with only a bird for a friend. Kira is a popular boy with a big secret. Even though they live next to each other, they have never spoken. But when Nino learns Kira's secret, everything begins to change, and what starts as a hesitant friendship grows into something more... but how long can it last?





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