Laughter can arise from the most unlikely of places, and some of these sources are as far removed from PG as feasibly possible. Once in a blue moon, we simply want to sit back, relax, and watch a teenage witch reduce a demon to confetti with a chainsaw! Seriously, is that so wrong? Slapstick revolves around pain, so it makes sense to push the genre to its absolute limit when pursuing comedy. Anime is hardly the only medium to partake in such gross exaggerations, as Monty Python was known for testing the viewer's patience with a couple of truly sickening sketches. While live-action must hold a passing semblance to reality, anime is free to run wild and throw good taste out the window!
Based on Yukiwo's ongoing manga, Jashin-chan Dropkick's title perfectly encapsulates the show's comedic essence. Stuffed with more blood and guts than a meat packing plant, Nomad's anime’s is unique, so finding other series to fill the void is not the easiest of tasks. It is not meant to be a comfortable watch, but the ultra-violent humor always finds a way to reach even lower lows!
For those who love Jashin-chan Dropkick's gory mischief, here are six similar anime worth watching.
Similar Anime to Dropkick On My Devil!!
1. Kill Me Baby
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: January 2012 – March 2012
Have you ever wondered how an assassin spends their time when they are not on the payroll? If the answer is yes, then Kill Me Baby is your must-watch anime! Focusing on an unlikely friendship between two high school girls, J.C.Staff's comedy revolves around Yasuna's quest to spend time with her best friend Sonya, who happens to be a trained killer.
While Jashin-chan and Yurine Hanazono seem to genuinely enjoy tormenting each other, that is not really the case when it comes to Yasuna and Sonya. Every episode features the latter introducing the former to a world of pain, but the slapstick tends to rise from a misunderstanding or due to Sonya's natural instincts. Even though the former constantly fails to take a hint and knows exactly how to push her best friend's buttons, Kill Me Baby is about two students who seem to value their friendship; unfortunately, their personalities are far from compatible!
Split into a series of sketches, Kill Me Baby moves along at a brisk pace and never overstays its welcome. Similarly to Dropkick On My Devil!!, most segments tend to boil down to Yasuna trying to catch Sonya off-guard, although the dimwitted girl is driven more by a desire to get the last laugh than to actually harm the assassin.
Kill Me Baby Trailer
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2010 – December 2010
From Kill La Kill to Prison School, masochism is a characteristic that regularly makes an appearance in anime. Out of the many male and female characters who enjoy a touch of pain with their romances, nobody compares to MM!'s king of doormats, Taro Sado. Aware that this quirk is likely to push people away, Taro hires the Second Voluntary Club to help him overcome this fetish. Alas, one thing leads to another and Taro ends up joining the club and gets dragged into a strange relationship with the group's leader, Mio Isurugi.
Besides masochism, MM! promotes a ton of other non-conventional practices that may not be typically recognized as mainstream. When it comes to violent slapstick, Taro is the only character to land on the tail end of a blow, but the protagonist's ecstatic reaction makes it obvious that these attacks are far more pleasurable than painful. A self-appointed god who treats everyone else like an ant, Mio is a wicked schoolgirl who tries to cure Taro by beating him to the ends of the Earth. Admittedly, this strategy sounds counterproductive, but who are we to question a god?
While not quite as brutal as Dropkick On My Devil!!, Xebec's harem is no slouch when it comes to graphic depictions of violence. Even though Taro cannot help but enjoy the experience, the teenager is also terrified of Mio and tries to avoid being subjected to any further harm.
3. Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan (Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan)
- Episodes: 4
- Aired: March 2005 – September 2005
In the realm of grotesque comedies that consist of one character beating someone else to a bloody pulp, Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan has to be the first anime that comes to one's mind. Published in 2005, it is safe to assume that most of this type of shows live in the shadow of Nomad's series. While slapstick always served a substantial role in comedic anime, Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan opted to really test its audience's limits.
He may look like a junior high school student, but Sakura Kusakabe is a criminal in the making! In the distant future, Sakura will develop a technology that prevents women from hitting puberty, resulting in a world populated by immortal lolis. In order to stop this from happening, heaven sends an angel to murder the hell out of Sakura, but Dokuro Mitsukai opts for a different approach: she will annoy the teenager into submission. To be exact, Dokuro plans to repeatedly bludgeon Sakura to death before reviving him and repeating the same process.
Like Dropkick On My Devil!!, Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan's cast is not really designed to be amicable. Sakura is destined to become history's most successful pedophile, while Dokuro is a violent clutz and somewhat of an idiot. Describing the gore as unsettling would be an understatement, as Sakura clearly feels every blow of Dokuro's bat. Prepare your stomach for an incredibly turbulent ride!
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4. Gabriel Dropout
- Episodes: 77
- Aired: April 2011 – September 2012
Taking a break from all the blood and mayhem, Gabriel DropOut is considerably tamer than Dropkick On My Devil!!, but is still worth watching for fans of the latter. Nomad's anime centers around a group of mischievous mythological creatures who just happen to dress like high school girls, while Doga Kono's series brings together an array of demons and angels.
Once considered heaven's brightest star, Gabriel was sent to Earth in order to become accustomed to humans. Unfortunately, the mortal realm's materialistic pleasures cast a powerful spell over the spirit, who quickly loses interest in the afterlife and embraces a new persona as an otaku. Forsaking school for gaming, Gabriel is a selfish and arrogant protagonist who is willing to trigger the end of days just to avoid having to do any work.
Gabriel Dropout subverts expectations by presenting angels as sadistic, while demons are far more willing to abide by the rules. Gabriel is surrounded by two demons and one other angel, and they are all hilarious! Even though the slapstick is a bit less bizarre, quite a lot of scenes amount to Gabriel "punishing" one of her friends.
Gabriel Dropout PV
5. Dai Mahou Touge (Magical Witch Punie-Chan)
- Episodes: 4
- Aired: March 2006 – March 2007
When power and riches are on the line, people are willing to abandon any semblance of honor to achieve their goals. An OVA series spread across four episodes, Magical Witch Punie-Chan is the living embodiment of crude and darkly funny. Next in line for Magical Land's throne, Punie has to survive a year on Earth before she is allowed to accept her rightful place as the dictator. Obviously, the soon-to-be queen ends up transferring to a Japanese high school.
On the surface, Punie plays the role of a sweet school girl who just wants to get along with everyone, but this is nothing more than a charade intended to bend her peers to the princess' will. The second someone decides to question Punie, she completely drops the performance and unleashes pure chaos upon them. Be it in the form of a magical attack or a wrestling move, nobody is safe when Punie chooses to go wild! Besides trying to withstand attacks from her bitter animal mascot, Punie is repeatedly blindsided by people who do not want to see her take the throne.
Besides being set in a high school and starring fantastical creatures, Dropkick On My Devil!! and Dai Mahou Touge both center around domineering and violent protagonists who switch from soft-spoken to sinister at the drop of a hat.
6. Binbougami ga! (Good Luck Girl!)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: July 2012 – September 2012
Luck is a powerful tool that seems to love certain people more than others. Blessed with everything she could possibly want, Ichiko Sakura may be the luckiest person to ever step foot on the planet; however, this good fortune comes at a hefty price. Apparently, due to a fault in the system, Ichiko is actually stealing luck from those around her. In other words, merely knowing Ichiko is enough to result in a lifetime of suffering!
Serving as her exact opposite, Momiji Binboda is the goddess of poverty and is tasked with balancing the books. Opting to confront Ichiko about her unfair advantage over the rest of the world, the teenager reacts rather poorly to the deity's attempt to reverse the mistake. Left with no option but to go to war, the luckiest girl in the world faces up against the goddess of misfortune!
Putting aside a couple of segments which strive to teach a lesson, Binbougami ga! shines when Ichiko and Momiji are doing everything in their power to destroy each other! Fast paced and incredibly entertaining, Sunrise's anime is a witty comedy that boasts gorgeous animation and a unique premise.
Binbougami ga! Trailer
A fine line separates horror from comedy and Jashin-chan Dropkick walks this tightrope without a safety net. Violent, disgusting, and perverse; Nomad's show is perfect for anyone seeking a deranged comedic experience that only anime can provide. Not to beat you over the head with our recommendations, but the above six series are excellent to watch while waiting for Yurine and Jashin-chan's latest misadventure!
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