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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
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Manga
Genres: Music, Comedy
Duration: 13 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.231 (scored by 69,237 users)
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Ranked: #2802
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Popularity: #601
Members: 124,451
Favorites: 2,463


Similar comedy style and length, bursts of hilarious moments throughout each episode of each series. 
report Recommended by Chicken008
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. 
report Recommended by Chicken008
Rock n Roll and crazy comedy, kind of like FLCL. 
report Recommended by Saintevil
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  
report Recommended by Tshuki
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. 
report Recommended by LittleCaesars
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. 
report Recommended by m4rc0
If you liked gintama for its lame but awesome comedy, you'll love DMC! 
report Recommended by Jagara
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. 
report Recommended by XzaR
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 
report Recommended by Anonymousca4
Short episodes with similar sense of humor.  
report Recommended by Crochax
* Both are slice of life shows dealing with music industry.... * Both have lots of awesome/funny/memorable moments (songs/music/great characters) * Both are short series ( by episode length ) * Really great characters with unusual designs..  
report Recommended by Konte
Both feature seemingly mild-mannered main characters with death metal alter-egos (complete with hardcore forehead tattoo) getting to comedic situations and trying to cope with life. The difference is Aggressive Retsuko's heavy metal side is internal and usually hidden while DMC's hardcore alter ego is literally an idol. 
report Recommended by Eneeli
Very crude humor featured in both titles though DMC is much more extreme.  
report Recommended by lordblackness88
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.  
report Recommended by FegeleinAntics
Bastard and Detroit Metal City are from different genres. But both pays a homage to heavy metal icons and sub-culture. 
report Recommended by BDL
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. 
report Recommended by Barth
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  
report Recommended by moopoop
Both are crazy ass comedies 
report Recommended by Jazma
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. 
report Recommended by sniW
Some crazy sense of humor. 
report Recommended by Lucek
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. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
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. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
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. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Anime that deals with music in a comedic way,a hilarious parody,which will make you laugh or cry tears of joy. 
report Recommended by CoolMorz
-very funny -contain bunch of short stories, but still follow the storyline -the mc sometime use their power to reluctantly get rid of their problem or doing nice thing to the other -have another char who make their live dont go as they want the difference - saiki is on highscool setting yet detroit metal city is on death metal life - personality of the main char 
report Recommended by wildape
Sarkastic slice of life type that'll make you a fan of dark side of music 
report Recommended by susan00
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 
report Recommended by DekiruKoto
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.  
report Recommended by ISKIJN
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 
report Recommended by ChickenBlocker
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! 
report Recommended by -Alians-
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. 
report Recommended by Navizel
Two of the funniest anime ever made in my humble opinion. Both contain really absurd, crude humour and memorable quotes. 
report Recommended by ThatRazorGuy
-both are about a band -episodes are short -many jokes, comedy being the main genre. -unconventional characters If you liked one is very probably to like the other one, too.  
report Recommended by JuliaCNDSVH
Both series show similarities in main character and there story. Comedy is kinda similar also. 
report Recommended by YeAhx
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.  
report Recommended by Protaku
Similarities: -Mob and Negishi are quite similar in terms of personality (a very calm person who could change into someone different in a certain situation). -Both focused on Comedy. -Simple yet unique art style. Differences: -Detroit Metal City is about Music, while Mob Psycho 100 is about Supernatural things. -DMC's comedy is more mature compared to the comedy in Mob Psycho 100. 
report Recommended by renzospark
Wildly different anime with similar comedic premises: our mild-mannered main characters want to be normie conformists and treat everyone with respect, but instead end up in jobs where they are required to insult and degrade people. In recurring gags they are horrified by their own proclivity for that role, as they unintentionally take it farther than intended, and find themselves accidentally going into "work mode" at inappropriate times. 
report Recommended by nDroae
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. 
report Recommended by Kyomu9
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. 
report Recommended by broujo
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?) 
report Recommended by P0llUT3R
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. 
report Recommended by GOKU_NO_SORROW
Both are insanely hilarious. 
report Recommended by roquefort
These OVAs are both centered around glam metal bands that look like KISS knockoffs. In the case of DMC it's a parody focusing on a fictional band, while Seikima II is based off of a real Japanese band and is about their fictional backstory as demons. They're both hilarious, but I'm not entirely sure if Seikima was meant to be a comedy.  
report Recommended by Rahkshilord
Both are of these hilarious comedies have short episodes and know no shame. 
report Recommended by Metty
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. 
report Recommended by BDL
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! 
report Recommended by BDL
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. 
report Recommended by herculeskaboom
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. 
report Recommended by yunggammy
Both anime are crazy, full of expression, action and vulgar jokes. Also, they have short episodes. 
report Recommended by Day-Elven
Dark comedy with simple but outrageous animation and pictures, mentoined similar topics like sexuality, aberrations. + using metal/rock music  
report Recommended by Fullmoon88chan
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. 
report Recommended by Ardnaed
Both of them have a kilograms of black humor and misunderstanding between characters. 
report Recommended by TAB66
Both animes are totally random and hilarious, feature great short scenes and are rather fast paced! 
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh