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24 Happy Anime that Will Make Your Life Joyful

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The winter blues are a real struggle for some people – Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) is a condition that affects people every winter. Affected people experience heightened depression, withdrawal from social interaction, and a lack of energy and concentration.

If you suffer from S.A.D., consider getting as much sun as you can, taking vitamin D supplements, and watching things that keep your spirits up.

24 Happy Anime For You To Watch Today

Below are 24 different happy anime series that covers a wide range of tastes from a demon working at ‘McRonalds’ to a caligrapher escaping his old life to an iconic light music club.

You’re sure to find at least one or two series that can help you survive the winter.

24. Gintama

Studio: Sunrise / Bandai Namco Pictures

Genre: Action / Comedy / Drama / Historical / Parody / Science Fiction / Happy Anime

Episodes: 334 + 2 OVAs + 4 Specials + 2 Movies

Gintama happy anime

Quick Pitch: The Amanto is an alien race that invades Japan during the Edo Period and prohibits the use of swords. Gintoki Sakata is a samurai that makes a living performing odd jobs for customers.

Kagura and Shinpachi are his employees. Together, they face off against the Shinsengumi, rebels, assassins, and the looming threat of cancellation.

23. Carnival Phantasm

Studio: Lerche

Genre: Comedy / Fantasy / Parody / Happy Anime

Episodes: 16 OVAs

Carnival Phantasm happy anime

Quick Pitch: Every 10 years, the “Carnival Moment” occurs, which pulls characters from the Fate and Tsukihime worlds to put them into a game show.

22. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions

Studio: Kyoto Animation

Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance / Happy Anime

Episodes: 24 + 8 OVAs

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions

Quick Pitch: Yuuta suffered from “chunibyo syndrome” during junior high, in which he believed he possessed supernatural powers. He attempts to start high school with a clean slate, but it proves difficult as a cute, yet delusion classmate learns of his past.

21. Kiniro Mosaic

Studio: Studio Gokumi

Genre: Comedy / Slice of Life / Happy Anime

Episodes: 24 + 1 OVA

Kiniro Mosaic

Quick Pitch: Shinobu Omiya once participated in a homestay with a family in England. Despite the language barrier, she becomes friends with Alice Cartelet and becomes penpals with her after returning to Japan. Years later, Alice transfers to Shinobu’s Japanese school and stays with Shinobu’s family.

20. The Devil is a Part-Timer! (Hataraku Maou-sama)

Studio: White Fox

Genre: Action / Comedy / Fantasy / Happy Anime

Episodes: 13

Hataraku Maou-sama

Quick Pitch: Demon Lord Satan Jacob seeks to conquer the world of Ente Isla, but is thwarted by the Emilia Justina. Satan and his general Alciel escape through a portal, which takes them to modern-day Japan.

The world’s lack of magical energy depowers the duo, who must adapt to survive day-to-day life. While Alciel looks for a way to return home, Satan takes up a part-time job at a fast-food restaurant.

19. Tari Tari

Studio: P.A. Works

Genre: Music / Slice of Life / Happy Anime

Episodes: 13

Tari Tari

Quick Pitch: Konatsu Miyamoto wants to sing in her last high school recital before graduating, but the vice principal has barred her from participating in the school’s choir. At the last second, Konatsu devises a plan to create a singing club with her friends, but recruiting members is proving to be difficult.

18. Bunny Drop (Usagi Drop)

Studio: Production I.G.

Genre: Comedy / Drama / Slice of Life / Happy Anime

Episodes: 11 + 4 Specials

Bunny Drop

Quick Pitch: Daikichi learns that his recently deceased grandfather has an illegitimate six-year-old daughter named Rin. Family members refuse to adopt Rin due to her illegitimacy, so Daikichi decides to take her in. Even though Daikichi has no experience with children, he is determined to be a good father towards Rin.

17. Barakamon

Studio: Kinema Citrus

Genre: Comedy / Slice of Life / Happy Anime

Episodes: 12


Quick pitch: Seishuu Handa is a young, handsome, talented, and narcissistic calligrapher living in Tokyo. When an elderly curator criticizes Seishuu’s technique for being too generic, he loses his cool and gets exiled to a small rural town.

He must deal with the eccentric villagers (which include crazy children and a fujoshi) while developing his own calligraphy style.

16. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun)

Studio: Doga Kobo

Genre: Comedy / Parody / Romance / Happy Anime

Episodes: 12 + 6 OVAs

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

Quick pitch: The story follows Sakura Chiyo as she tries to confess her feelings to Nozaki-kun, a student who is a renowned shoujo mangaka. Thinking Sakura is a fangirl, Nozaki gives her an autograph and allows her to work as his assistant.

15. Cromartie High School

Studio: Production I.G.

Genre: Comedy / Parody / Happy Anime

Episodes: 26

Cromartie High School

Quick Pitch: Takashi Kamiyama is an average, mild-mannered student. However, he has decided to enroll at the infamous Cromartie High School, which is home to notorious delinquents. But are they really violent?

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