Best 5 Comedy Movie Anime Of 1996 You Have to Watch at Least Once in Your Life

They’re the best Anime that 1996 has to offer! We counts down the best anime to come out this year, including the likes of Dragon Ball Movie 4: Saikyou e no Michi, Lupin III: Dead or Alive, Slayers Return, and more!

5: Dragon Ball Movie 4: Saikyou e no Michi

English: Dragon Ball: The Path to Power
Japanese: ドラゴンボール 最強への道
MAL Score: 7.13
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

A retelling of Dragon Ball’s origin with a different take on the meeting of Goku, Bulma, and Kame-Sen’nin. It also retells the Red Ribbon Army story; but this time they find Goku rather than Goku finding them.

(Source: ANN)

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4: Lupin III: Dead or Alive

English: Lupin III: Dead or Alive
Japanese: ルパン三世 DEAD OR ALIVE
MAL Score: 7.16
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Lupin, Goemon, and Jigen take a mini-helicopter and head to the mysterious “Drifting Island” looking for a treasure rumored to be hidden somewhere on it. Through their exploration of the island, the trio encounters the lethal “Nanomachine,” the island’s security system. The trio triggers the alarm, springing “the Nanomachine” to life. The key to solving the island’s mystery lies in the small nation of Zufu. This once prosperous nation is now ruled by the ruthless, knife-collecting, General Headhunter. Fujiko does her usual probing and hacks into General Headhunter’s computer hoping to find some crucial information. Zenigata has received a video message from Lupin in which Lupin announces his desire for the priceless treasure. Oleander, a fiery blond officer with some hidden secrets of her own, steps in to help Zenigata. Armed with their newly found information, Lupin, Goemon, Jigen, and Fujiko go back to “Drifting Island,” but this time they are followed by General Headhunter.

(Source: ANN)

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3: Slayers Return

English: Slayers Movie 2
Japanese: スレイヤーズRETURN
MAL Score: 7.32
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

The inhabitants of the village of Biaz, forced to labor in the serivce of the world-domination-happy Zein organization, hires Lina Inverse and Naga The Serpent to drive off the invaders. Lina and Naga agree, lured by stories of Elfin treasure sleeping below Biaz, only to get considerably more trouble -from the Zein and from the treasure – than they ever expected.

(Source: ANN)

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2: Tenchi Muyou! in Love

English: Tenchi Muyo! In Love
Japanese: 天地無用! in Love
MAL Score: 7.42
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

In a dark corner of the universe, intergalactic criminal Kain breaks out of prison and destroys the Galaxy Police Headquarters. Basking in the afterglow of the terror and destruction he has caused, Kain sets his sights toward a much bigger prize waiting on Earth.

Meanwhile, Tenchi Masaki and his crew are watching some old home videos of his mother, Achika. As the film rolls, Achika slowly starts to vanish. While watching her fade away, Tenchi also begins to disappear. However, thanks to a device created by Washuu Hakubi, Tenchi is not gone for good.

The gang soon learns about Kain and deduce that he must have done something to Achika, which has resulted in time being altered. To save himself and maintain the future, Tenchi travels with the girls back in time to protect his mother from her fate.

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1: Shin Kimagure Orange☆Road: Soshite, Ano Natsu no Hajimari

Japanese: 新きまぐれオレンジ☆ロード ~ そして、あの夏のはじまり
MAL Score: 7.42
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

It’s been several years and Kyosuke Kasuga is now 19. A mysterious phone call warns him of oncoming cars but he doesn’t listen. Ironically, he gets hit by a car and because of his telepathic abilities, gets sent three years into the future. His 22 year old future self is now a photographer who is lost in Bosnia and believed to be dead. Kyosuke must find his 22 year old future self and restore himself, the 19 year old, to his correct time. Along the way he reunites with Hikaru who is now a professional and famous dancer. Madoka is also there, distraught over both Kyosuke, the 22 year old, going missing in Bosnia and Kyosuke, the 19 year old, getting hit by a car.

(Source: ANN)

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Did YOUR favorite anime make the cut? Let us know in the comments below!

1. Tenchi Muyou! in Love
2. Shin Kimagure Orange☆Road: Soshite, Ano Natsu no Hajimari
3. Slayers Return
4. Lupin III: Dead or Alive
5. Dragon Ball Movie 4: Saikyou e no Michi

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