Ranked #208

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
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Music
Duration: 13 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.301 (scored by 52,222 users)
Ranked: #2082
Popularity: #488
Members: 87,759
Favorites: 1,850
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Synopsis

Led by phallus-waving 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's it like to put your head in a jet engine and turn up the volume?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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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
Krauser-tan
Krauser-tan
Supporting
Ise, Mariya
Japanese
Ise, Mariya
Nishida, Terumichi
Nishida, Terumichi
Supporting
Yasumura, Makoto
Japanese
Yasumura, Makoto

Staff

Nagahama, Hiroshi
Nagahama, Hiroshi
Director
Tanaka, Kazuya
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Kishio, Daisuke
Kishio, Daisuke
Theme Song Performance
Ueda, Yuji
Ueda, Yuji
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(0/12)

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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Amai Koibito" by Soichi Negishi (Daisuke Kishio)



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Beatnik
Dec 15, 2008
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 public humiliation involving a young man dressed like an 80's prog-rock-gone-wrong band member furiously thrusting his groin against a piece of government property in order to placate his read more
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JediMindTricks
Nov 20, 2014
Wow man, DMC was fucking crazy. I swear that shit was so funny I almost fucking shit myself during every episode. It also made me want to kill and rape every bitch around me. As for my parents — you know I'm just going to stop right there.

Detroit Metal City is a brief comedic anime that is known for its vulgarity. The language is foul and the jokes are wildly offensive. And that's the show's shtick. If jokes about raping and murdering your own mother offend you — *cough* if you're any kind of sensible person they probably should offend you *cough* — read more
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KingOfRoll
Jun 13, 2009
Alright, so this here is my first review on MAL. I'll try to make it a good one. As you can see, I'll be reveiwing Detroit Metal City.

I'd like to apologize in advance for how long this will be...

Let me say first off that if you think you will be offended by off - color humor and swearing, run away in panic now, as this show is not for you. It is filled with swearing, rape jokes, drug references and other implied naughtiness. It is not serious, of course - it is comedy and there is no nudity and little violence to be found here.

The read more
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YoungVagabond
Nov 11, 2008
"Detroit Metal City" is the most consistently funny anime ever made. It's not just a couple of episodes that hit the mark; all twelve are hilarious, unexpected, and brilliantly written.

Based on the manga which I also wrote a review for, the anime version is probably the most faithful translation imaginable. Every scene, word, and expression is exactly the same as in the comic, and in this case, that turned out to be an excellent decision.

DMC is based on the theme of dual personalities. Negi Souichi is a kind-hearted, simple 23 year old, a virgin with an ugly bowl-shaped haircut. He read more
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Anime: Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. (TV)
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  
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Both are parodies full of gross and dirty jokes. Also, both have 2 stories per episode and a lot of nonsense that somehow works in the plot's favor. 
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Anime: K-On!
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  read more 
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