Ranked #211

Detroit Metal City

Alternative Titles

English: Detroit Metal City: The Animated Series
Synonyms: DMC
Japanese: デトロイト・メタル・シティ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 8, 2008 to Oct 28, 2008
Source: Unknown
Genres: Comedy, Music
Duration: 13 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.301 (scored by 50,389 users)
Ranked: #2112
Popularity: #472
Members: 83,923
Favorites: 1,730
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Anime: Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou
Similar comedy style and length, bursts of hilarious moments throughout each episode of each series. 
reportRecommended by Chicken008
Anime: Beck
Both are slice of life shows dealing with music. The main characters are kind of similar and they are also members of bands. There is more drama and romance in BECK, while D. M. C. has more comedy. 
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Anime: FLCL
Rock n Roll and crazy comedy, kind of like FLCL. 
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Anime: Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. (TV)
They are both fucking hilarious!
They give out the same feeling and make fun out of a lot of things. 'DMC' is a fabulous parody about the music industry, the same way 'Yondemasu yo Azazael-san' laughs about humans, their problems and their true nature.
If you loved either, you will definitely love the other one as well! <3  
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Anime: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Both are parodies full of gross and dirty jokes. Also, both have 2 stories per episode and a lot of nonsense that somehow works in the plot's favor. 
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Anime: K-On!
Both are filled with comedy, although of vastly differing genres, but the biggest similarity between the two remains the big draw of in show music, and this is where both shows sign. K-ON has sort of half over detailed concert/music video, while DMC has the crowd's reactions to unusual stage events, which remains the funniest thing about DMC. Fans of these probably won't overlap, with K-ON picked up by S-O-L fans and DMC by fans of Cromatarie or metalheads, but while DMC is pure untampered awesome, K-ON's awesome-ness doesn't really show until you think about how much you are enjoying a story about 4 girls  read more 
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Anime: Prison School
Both have a similar sense of humor using dark or even vulgar images and punchlines to get their points across, often times using bodily fluids. Somehow they take the most normal everyday things and make them the most legendary scenes in the most disgusting of ways. Some of the scenes are down right grotesque, but in the best way to where you can't look away. 
reportRecommended by LittleCaesars
Anime: Gintama
If you liked gintama for its lame but awesome comedy, you'll love DMC! 
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Anime: Great Teacher Onizuka
There are mainly two categories among my favorite comedy series.
The first one is the Fumoffu/School Rumble group, typical (but great) high school comedy.
The second category, only composed by GTO and DMC, distinguishes itself by a more particular sense of humor. They both share awesomely wicked main characters, and also 3 letters title acronyms. 
reportRecommended by Barth
Anime: Beelzebub
Very crude humor featured in both titles though DMC is much more extreme.  
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Anime: Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan
Some crazy sense of humor. 
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Anime: Kachou Ouji
You may like The Legend of Black Heaven if you have seen Detroit Metal City other way around I don't know as Detroit Metal City feature very bad language and sick humour.

But both animes contain music in rock genre, the main characters also have two kind of life style or personality and they have some problem with their relationships too while they performing or what ever it calls. 
reportRecommended by XzaR
Anime: Masuda Kousuke Gekijou Gag Manga Biyori
Both have similar fast-paced styles of crrude humor. However, the episoides in DMC follow an actual plot, whereas Gyagu Manga Biyori tends to resort more to randomness. 
reportRecommended by sniW
Anime: Tentai Senshi Sunred
Both are crazy ass comedies 
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Anime: Angel Densetsu
Even though one of them is about music and the other one is school life, the humor is about the same where a pure heated guy gets into the wrong situation in some funny way  
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Anime: Senyuu.
The setting might be different but the fact that they are both hilarious shows and are somewhat short anime, DMC being only about 12 minutes and Senyuu, only about 5 minutes, but can leave you laughing up until the end are what makes these show interesting. 
reportRecommended by Navizel
Anime: Nerima Daikon Brothers
Anime that deals with music in a comedic way,a hilarious parody,which will make you laugh or cry tears of joy. 
reportRecommended by CoolMorz
Anime: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
Both hilariously random with episodes comprising of many short segments.

DMC focuses over the life in a death metal band while DKNN focuses on the lives of highschool boys. DMC is also a little bit more vulgar.  
reportRecommended by FegeleinAntics
Anime: Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. Z
Both animes are totally random and hilarious, feature great short scenes and are rather fast paced! 
reportRecommended by RafaelDeJongh
Anime: School Rumble
Main Hero have some similarities
-Had the Unexpected Life
-Had same Problem,that's "Dream "
-funny moments when they came out can always make smile and laugh
-Had someone they love 
reportRecommended by DekiruKoto
Anime: Overlord
You will learn to FEAR the MC! Well, one side of them.

Because both Momonga and Krauser II are alter-egos of two "regular" dudes. Laugh watching this guys play "God" and "Emperor" in front of their crowd, while inside feeling embarrassed, scared, sorry, ashamed, and pretty much every other "Human" feeling.  
reportRecommended by ISKIJN
Anime: Golden Boy
Two of the funniest anime ever made in my humble opinion. Both contain really absurd, crude humour and memorable quotes. 
reportRecommended by razortongue
Anime: Plastic Neesan
Both Plastic Nee-san and DMC are comedic shows in a sense that they follow a similar format, both being short series that consist of 12 episodes with no extensions. They also have similar art-styles, both being relatively low budget productions; the animation is lacking but that does not take away from the comedy, which is the main goal of both shows. DMC was produced by Studio 4°C while Plastic Nee-san was done by TYO Animations; the less known of the two studios. Though the two are both comedic shows, they are pretty much polar opposites in terms of what type of humor they use. Plastic  read more 
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Anime: Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!
Witness two socially awkward characters failing at the most simple of tasks and then dealing with the fallout of it after. Really funny show filled with cringe humor which I personally enjoy. Both main characters also mean well and just want to fit in with everyone else.  
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Anime: Seitokai Yakuindomo
These anime are focused on the comedy and has nice jokes going on for them. They're focused on sex jokes for slightly '' mature '' audiences but still can be quite funny and worth watching. Also they have less apparent stories so they're mostly for calming down or to laugh! 
reportRecommended by -Alians-
Anime: SoniAni: Super Sonico The Animation
Although different by music genre (metal/pop rock), both are about music band consisting of three members and relationship between those members and people around. Both are comedies. 
reportRecommended by abystoma2
Anime: Bakumatsu Rock
Both are music anime about guys who want to play music they like. While Detroit Metal City is about metal, Bakumatsu Rock is about Rock. 
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Anime: Agitated Screams of Maggots
While the genrest are different, both are one of a few anime which has something to do with metal music. Bot are bit grotesque, while Detroit Metal City has it´s heavy caliber jokes and it´s about a metal music, Agitated Screams of Maggots is full of guro and dementia and it´s metal music video with same sound as Detroit Metal City. 
reportRecommended by abystoma2
Anime: Inferno Cop
Both shows have the same black comedy sense of humor, and the main character in both series is an anti-hero came from the depths of hell to rule this world with all his epicness! 
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Anime: Oruchuban Ebichu
Short episodes with similar sense of humor.  
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Anime: Aku no Hana
Negishi is Kasuga in an alternate universe where his corrupter extraordinaire (Nakamura) is his band manager.

Here, his love for verbose literature is an affinity for Swedish pop. His blossoming perversion is a shameless alter-ego. His crush on an actually-totally-attainable-if-it-weren't-for-plot idealized girl is a crush on an actually-totally-attainable-if-it-weren't-for-plot idealized girl. Some common themes: moral deterioration and distress it causes.... yes, even when played for laughs. To quote Aku no Hana's MC himself (paraphrasing) "comedy and horror are similar in that they both stem from the element of surprise."

The cherry on top? Same director. 
reportRecommended by broujo
Anime: Nana
Despite having different approaches, both shows focus on music. Each of them has a character who likes The Sex Pistols. While NANA has more romance, DMC has more comedy. 
reportRecommended by Kyomu9
Anime: Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoiyo!! Masaru-san
While the music is nowhere near similar, both DMC and Sexy Commando have a fast paced and absurd sense of humor that makes you laugh so hard you have to pause and rewind the show to catch what you missed. 
reportRecommended by GOKU_NO_SORROW
Anime: Hetalia Axis Powers
Both are of these hilarious comedies have short episodes and know no shame. 
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Anime: Arakawa Under the Bridge
Both are insanely hilarious. 
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Anime: Heppoko Jikken Animation Excel Saga
They both have the same style of "in your face" humour, and both main characters have inexplicable motivations (why does Negishi keep singing for DMC? / how the fu*K did Excel end up working for Ilpalazzo?) 
reportRecommended by P0llUT3R
Anime: Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakai Kami
Bastard and Detroit Metal City are from different genres. But both pays a homage to heavy metal icons and sub-culture. 
reportRecommended by BDL
Anime: Colorful
Both anime are crazy, full of expression, action and vulgar jokes.
Also, they have short episodes. 
reportRecommended by Day-Elven
Anime: Ike! Ina-chuu Takkyuubu
Probably the two funniest anime I've seen. Even if you don't care about school life and music themed anime (I don't) both are definitely worth watching if you like inappropriate humor. Suitable for adults. 
reportRecommended by herculeskaboom
Anime: Litchi DE Hikari Club
Dark comedy with simple but outrageous animation and pictures, mentoined similar topics like sexuality, aberrations. + using metal/rock music
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Anime: Mitsudomoe
Both of them have a kilograms of black humor and misunderstanding between characters. 
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Anime: Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Both are comedies with random humor that make fun of social groups and their values. Detroit Metal City has a more well-defined history, while Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei has more intelligent jokes and social analysis. 
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Anime: Level E
DMC, what can you say about this show? It's weird nasty and frickin hilarious. Level E can get a little gory at times but I think if you like the dumb funny in either you'll at least enjoy the other. 
reportRecommended by Ardnaed
Anime: Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san.
Both quite silly, but in the end so damn funny. Detroit Metal City is a lot more offensive, but if you watched Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san without any crying about it being offensive thet you'll be fine with Detroit Metal City. 
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