Both series have a similar kind of random, quirky, unconventional humour, a similar aesthetic style, character who are supposed to be rough and tough but really aren't (a death metal band who've done nothing to deserve their infamy, the world's most well-behaved delinquents), and short episodes to boot.
As you wacth one, you will remember the other. The humor on both is so similar. You will catch your self laughing out loud with DMC if you lol'd with Cormartie, and vice-versa. I would'nt say that they both have equal art style, but surely, they both distinguish from generic look.
Both Cromartie High School and Detroit Metal City feature mild, unassuming protagonists who are thrust into the company of crude and crass individuals. Cromartie and DMC both feature offbeat, wacky, and often abrupt humor, and both series follow a similar "half-episode" format.
Both series involve a timid, normal main character thrown into a ridiculous situation. Both use similar styles of humor and have cheap animation. If you like one series, it is pretty much guaranteed you will like the other.
While both are very obviously music orientated, I wouldn't go as far as to say they are similar anime (Beck is slice of life/comedy, while DMC is more ironic). However I will strongly recommend you following up on DMC after watching Beck.
Beck is a story of high school kids trying to make it in a world of rock. They have to deal with teenage drama, but are able to do so without being overly serious. Detroit Metal City takes it to the next level and beyond. It is completely over the top, too funny; if you aren't on the floor laughing something is seriously wrong with you. Definitely not for kids this anime will make you want to violate Tokyo Tower...
I never thought an anime music was pleasing me, but this one fascinated me.
The story involves you passing the episodes with a light suspense and a touch of romance.
Besides making several quotes to rock stars like Kurt Cobain and Jimmy Hendrix.
Who likes good old rock is required to watch this anime.
Bizarre short series, action-packed, furiously paced, random events, musical instruments, general foul-mouthedness, sexual undercurrent, horny women (lol), hilarity, both very watchable (SO MUCH SO, YOU WILL WATCH THEM IN LESS THAN A DAY)
Though their plots are very different, there are some similarities between FLCL and DMC that will probably make you want to try them both:
- craziness and intensity;
- adult humour, vulgarity and violence;
- rock music and musical instruments;
- lead character seem to be just a regular guy unless he reveals his another astonishing identity;
- both last about 2 hours in total , and both are defenitely worth spending time on them.
If you love random, nonsensical comedy, then FLCL and DMC are for you. They are similar because of their humorous, yet adult-like, theme. Both main characters have split personalities, however in DMC it's a bit more extreme. The animation, though different, is similar to me. I'm no expert on art and animation but the way they throw in funny and random background images or side stories is why I would watch them over and over again. If you like what they would call "adult humor", then DMC and FLCL are definitely worth checking out.
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
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 in high school with musical aspirations and somehow, words like "badass" can get thrown around, esp with Sawako. read more
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.
If you like vulgar and crude humour, you will probably love these two shows. Both series are a similar short length and are loaded with silly sex jokes and ridiculous levels of swearing. This is the type of comedy where you have to just disconnect your brain and laugh.
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.
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.
Both these series animes have some extremely gross humour,vulgar jokes and very funny violence and profanity. If you are the kind that can admire the shows, where the creators try to shock the viewer and show, how ugly yet funny our world is, you have to try these two out.
Also, DMC and Dokuro-chan are really short: about 5 normal episodes. So you won't get sick of them in such a short time.
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.
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.
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 Nee-san goes for the more light-hearted of the two, where as DMC leans far to the darker sense of humor (You'd be hard pressed to find a scene where they were not using vulgar language in one way or another). Even though it does use excessive language; they manage to make it work in most scenes. So if you're in the mood for a short comedy but don't know what necessarily tickles your funny-bone, this would be a good opportunity to find out.  read more
* 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..
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!
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.
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.
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."
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?)
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.
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.
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.
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.