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!
Tadayasu Sawaki and his long-time hometown friend Kei Yuuki are finally away from home and ready to start university. They attend Tokyo's College of Agriculture, and the adventures start from day one! But that is to be expected, as Tadayasu has a special ability that is conducive to adventure and glory, especially in the world of agriculture and biology: the man can see, communicate, and interact with microbes! With ambitious sake-brewing upperclassmen, a sadistic postgraduate, and a clean-freak colleague, things can only become more exciting for the duo!
Do you think i'm insane? - Yes! Both animes in some cases have a very similar humor. The peaceful life of the main character of the DMC is quite a life of Moyashimon heroes. And also the producer of the DMC's band... she is quite similar to Moyashimon woman-teacher, but the first has no manners...
Both series contain brilliant crude and random humor in short episodes (+Tic 2min, DMC 13min). The only major differences are that Detroit Metal City has a loose plot and has more "adult" humor, whereas Plastic Nee-San is lighter with its jokes and doesn't have a plot.
Life is simply not worth living for down and out school teacher Itoshiki Nozomu. He has no hope of progress, no prospect of promotion, no chance at happiness… he is in despair! Even his name spells 'zetsubou' – 'despair', when compressed. But when the time comes to end it all, Itoshiki's attempted suicide on the first day of the new school year is foiled by relentlessly positive Fuura Kafuka. This saves Itoshiki long enough to meet his new class, and the quirky range of students under his care. Will Itoshiki Nozomu depress his students with his anguish? Or will Fuura show Zetsubou-sensei the joys of life and hope?
It may not seem like the most obvious connection to make; Death Metal Bands and Suicidal High School Teachers. However, aside from both series having a slightly different style to that which you normally see in anime, the main reason I would recommend one of these series if you liked the other is the humour. Both Zetsubou and Detroit Metal City have quite a twisted sense of humour, and they both thrive off of the more negative side of life. add into the mix that the main protagonists in both of these series are fairly hopeless - one struggling to cope with his demonic alter-ego, the other strugling to cope with, well, pretty much everything! If you have a bit of a dark sense of humour and liked one of these series then try the other, the chances are that both of these will make you laugh.
Walking out on her human mother, the simple Tamala heads out into the universe to find her home planet. Life can be dangerous for a small kitten, though, even with a the help of a newfound boyfriend she picked up when jetpacking past his car. Trouble is stirring, for the dog police are corrupt, and the sinister corporation Catty & Co. are moving behind the scenes. Tamala 2010 is an assault on your brain cells in (mostly) four shades of grey.
Hate watching things that are politically correct? DMC and Tamala are full of situations and language that would make your grandmother cringe.
They also both feature a pretty jolting clash between cute and crude (art vs. subject matter in Tamala, and Soichi vs. Krauser in DMC)