What's some quality surrealistic humor from Japan?
December 4, 2009 7:32 PM Subscribe
Recommendations for surreal Japanese humor?
posted by jtron to media & arts (28 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Although I've been hep to the anime since Battle of the Planets
in '78, there're no anime/manga fans in my peer group to get recommendations from. I dig the brooding minimalism of Gatchaman
, and the beauty of Miyazaki, but what's really been floating my boat is the surreal humor of Azumanga Daioh
and Cromartie High School
(and Junko Mizuno's manga, but not much has made it over here). Is there anything else out there I should check out that's sorta the same flavor*?
Note: this doesn't mean I'm looking for yonkoma, or high school stories, necessarily - the weird laughs are what I'm looking for. Anime or manga OK, and I'm OK with recommendations of stuff that's not commercially available in the US so long as there's a fansub out there somewhere.
*I also like Kure Kure Takora, movies like Funky Forest, Karaoke Terror, and Wild Zero, and DDT Pro Wrestling, if that gives you more of an idea of my wavelength