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 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.
…are fast-paced action comedies.
…have protagonists that often get caught in ridiculous and awkward situations.
…have highly inappropriate humor (Prison School is 110% lewd, DMC is 110% vulgar).
…create some very intense and exciting scenarios, with TONS of hype!
…also explore themes of friendship and romance.
I personally enjoyed Prison School more, as I felt that DMC recycled some jokes a bit too often. That said, both are pretty short, especially DMC, so checking them both out and seeing for yourself is highly recommended! Make sure that your parents don’t walk in on you while watching these two.
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.
They contain a kind of dark humour, that is more or less foreign to this medium. While they don't exactly do it the same way, it's definitely refreshing to see dark humour done this way in anime at all.
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 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 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..
Detroit Metal City and Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou shows have a very interesting and distinctive art styles that make up their shows genre of music. Also another similarity between these shows is that it shows different aspects of characters career. Also both shows share a common love interest, that helps them develop their music weather it be positive or negative.
The only differences I see between the show is the genre of music and the presentation of the animation. Detroit Metal City has a grittier art style and many of the shots look like they've came from someone's phone camera. While Tonkatsu DJ has a very simplistic street art style as if they're moving graffiti images.
Despite these musical differences, I think both shows have more similarity one might think. The characters end up in crazy situations and their music profession ends up changing for the better. Even though the themes of the show are different, both characters can be very relatable. With Agetarou trying to become the best DJ and Negishi's conflicts over his Metal persona. Either way if you've enjoyed the antics of Detroit Metal City, I also think you'll enjoy the surrealistic world of Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou.  read more
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.
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.
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.
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.
-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
- saiki is on highscool setting yet detroit metal city is on death metal life
- personality of the main char
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
-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.
-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.