Negishi Souichi always dreamed of joining a trendy pop band, so that he could perform music like that of his idol, Kahimi Karie. In order to realize his dream, he decided to leave the country side and his loving parents to study in Tokyo. And after graduating, he does manage to join a band... but not the kind he was expecting! As lead singer of the death metal band Detroit Metal City, under the stage name Krauser II, he is made to perform loud songs filled with obscene lyrics - a far cry from the songs he used to write in school. But despite the fact that Negishi hates DMC's music, the Krauser side of him will do anything to put on a good show for his fans... even if it means making Negishi's life a misery!
Koyuki is a downcast fourteen-year-old boy who feels disconnected from life. Socially unpopular and lacking confidence, he takes some solace in his fandom of fluffy J-Pop. However, when he saves a strange dog from a group of cruel young bullies, his life changes forever; for through this encounter he meets a genius guitarist named Ryuunosuke and subsequently is introduced to the world famous rock band Dying Breed. Now, he uses his innate singing talent and beginning guitar skills to join with the indy startup band Beck, learning to live a life unlike anything he has ever known...
The most important common feature in Beck and Detroit Metal City is the involvment of music. Their leads are shy and they find confidence through music. However DMC is an extremely crazy comedy while Beck is much more like a coming of age drama with an actual story.
On the surface, both shows are about bands. DMC is more of a comedy, but if you look under the humor, it is the story of a main character who is really struggling to make his way in life. This theme drives the plot in Beck as well, and I think both stories have a lot to say. Fans of one would enjoy the other.
Meet Tanaka Oji: lead guitarist of a hard rock band in his youth, now an aging salaryman who has all but given up on his old dreams. Trudging through a boring day-to-day life, he gets a rude awakening when his musical talents are once again called upon — to save the galaxy from invaders, no less... but with age come responsibility; he has a family to look after and can’t just give up his day job, no matter how hot and blonde the reason. The time has come for a decision; will he once again try to live out his dream and rebel, or conform to the demands of society?
If you like music. I bet you will like also this anime. Both animes are concentrated on music and great humor. You cannot be not laughing when watching these! I bet you will like it even if you're not so big fan of rock or metal.
Highly recommended to watch if you actually like Heavy Metal like in DMC. This was some seriously funny anime, It had me in complete stitches. The story was very interesting when your not laughing your ... off. The character design/Art work was pretty decent, Made it feel old but a new anime.
I gave it a 4/5 truly great.
At Ina Middle School, the boys’ Ping Pong Club is seen as more of a joking matter than something worth the school's budget. It doesn't help that they are constantly being outdone by the girls' team and their fiery-tempered coach, as well the fact that most of the boys on the team care more about their ding dongs than their ping pongs! In a desperate attempt to motivate the team, the boys' coach introduces a hot-bodied female manager, who might just bring a sexual tension to the team that could work to their advantage. But can these hopeless boys improve their game enough to emerge victorious at the upcoming tournament and win the prize she's willing to give?
When first watching DMC, I really struggled to think of many shows that had the same perverted and totally unecessary kind of humour. Luckily, I stumbled across Ping Pong Club, and found myself laughing at the same kind of naughty jokes and unbelievable scenes.
Neither show has particularly impressive visuals (in fact, Ping Pong Club is downright ugly), but the "in your face" and over the top comedy more than makes up for it. If you can tolerate (or even like) one show, I'm sure you'll enjoy the other.
I'd have to agree with a former recomendation. Both are filled with the same irrelivant story line vs crude, lively humor.
Charcaters are drawn as ugly as possible.
Rinko Sakuma thought she was working for a regular detective agency, but two months into her new job she learns that her employer, Akutabe, is actually a demon summoner who calls creatures from the depths of hell to carry out revenge for his clients. Rinko’s first experience of a demon comes in the form of Azazel, a devil whose power is to incite lust in return for an offering of food. Unfortunately, as if being harassed by the flirtatious demon isn’t enough, Rinko has been forced to into signing a contract with him for eternity! Now the innocent office worker must work with Azazel, the fecal gourmet Beelzebub and a whole host of equally deranged devils to complete jobs for the agency; though with the demons' habit of bungling tasks and making the situation worse, it won’t be easy...
These animes both have practically same tipe of humor (sometimes dissgusting, sometimes sex jokes and etc.). In some places even animation looks same, long dialogues resembles each other anime. In my opinion, they're really similar.
Both series revolve around crude, dark humor presented in a similar fashion. They also keep a short, 13-minute format.
If you liked one or another, the second one is a must watch!
The everyday life of the average, everyday guy is filled with the hope of getting even just a glimpse of an attractive woman's delicates in any way possible, and in any location: on the subway, in the park, or even under a table. One particular guy, Steve, finds it to be an amazing hobby, and would stoop to new lows to further his collection of panty shots, which he has hung about his room in a most decorative fashion. Colorful is a spastic, strange and extremely high octane way to look at the world of the typical man.