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Detroit Metal City

Detroit Metal City

Alternative Titles

English: Detroit Metal City: The Animated Series
Synonyms: DMC
Japanese: デトロイト・メタル・シティ

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 8, 2008 to Oct 28, 2008
Genres: Comedy, Music
Duration: 13 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.341 (scored by 41499 users)
Ranked: #1842
Popularity: #379
Members: 66,587
Favorites: 1,473
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Synopsis

Led by phallus-waiving terrorist-from-hell Johannes Krauser II (guitar/vocals,) and given pulsing, throbbing life by indestructible drummer Camus and bassist Alexander Jagi, Detroit Metal City is the hottest ticket on the concert circuit! There's just one catch. That "hottest ticket" is just a meal ticket, and beneath the makeup, these ultimate head-bangers are hired doppelgangers who don't even LIKE what they do! Jaggi is actually Wada, who wants to play glam rock; Camus is Nishida, an anime fan with an appalling weakness for curry and NSFW videos; and Krauser is... oh the shame... street-singing Soichi Negishi, whose dreams of singing happy pop hits seem hopelessly doomed by the success of his rage-fueled alter ego! Worse, he can't even tell anyone who Krauser is. Not even the girl he likes, who HATES DMC! Will rage against the corporate machine consume Negishi's tortured soul? Is there life after death metal? What it's like to put your head in a jet engine and turn up the volume?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Detroit Metal City
Summary: Detroit Metal City: Birth of the Metal Devil

Characters & Voice Actors

Negishi, Souichi
Negishi, Souichi
Main
Ueda, Yuji
Japanese
Ueda, Yuji
Kishio, Daisuke
Japanese
Kishio, Daisuke
...
Death Records Manager
Death Records Manager
Supporting
Kobayashi, Ai
Japanese
Kobayashi, Ai
Choi, Mun Ja
Korean
Choi, Mun Ja
Krauser-tan
Krauser-tan
Supporting
Ise, Mariya
Japanese
Ise, Mariya
Jeong, Yu mi
Korean
Jeong, Yu mi
Aikawa, Yuri
Aikawa, Yuri
Supporting
Nagasawa, Masami
Japanese
Nagasawa, Masami
Yang, Jeong Hwa
Korean
Yang, Jeong Hwa

Staff

Nagahama, Hiroshi
Director
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Kishio, Daisuke
Theme Song Performance
Yamamoto, Harukichi
Music



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Dec 15, 2008
Beatnik
It’s about a reserved young lad, Negishi, moving to the city of debauchery that is Tokyo and fronting a death metal band, as Krauser II, even though he would rather be at home drinking green tea and listening to laid back indie pop.

It’s tear-inducingly hilarious.

DMC's humour is similar to Cromartie High School in its lunacy, albeit more traditional in narrative-stakes, and it’s also more unrelenting and risqué with its filthy potty mouth and explicit scenarios usually involving casual public simulated rape. Rape isn’t funny, but when it involves a young man dressed like an 80's prog rock gone wrong band member who looks a read more
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Sep 19, 2013
spacemonkey93
This has to be one of the first series that actually made me crack myself laughing. The show has a lot of dark humor in it, if it's your thing give it a try, doesn't matter if you even don't like death metal.

I think the site synopsis isn't very clear so I'll give it a shot. The story focuses on Souichi Negishi, a professional guitar player who after graduating from college I guess decides he wants to work on music, and his songs are all romantic pop, quite mellow innocent love music so he has this dream of having a bands like his heros from read more
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Recommendations

Similar comedy style and length, bursts of hilarious moments throughout each episode of each series.
Both are slice of life shows dealing with music. The main characters are kind of similar and they are also members of bands. There is more drama and romance in BECK, while D. M. C. has more comedy.

Opening Theme

"Satsugai" by Detroit Metal City / Soichi Negishi (Yuuji Ueda)

Ending Theme

"Amai Koibito" by Soichi Negishi (Daisuke Kishio)

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