Ranked #212
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


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


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Ranked: #2122
Popularity: #444
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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)


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

Characters & Voice Actors

Negishi, Souichi
Negishi, Souichi
Ueda, Yuji
Ueda, Yuji
Kishio, Daisuke
Kishio, Daisuke
Death Records Manager
Death Records Manager
Kobayashi, Ai
Kobayashi, Ai
Ise, Mariya
Ise, Mariya
Nishida, Terumichi
Nishida, Terumichi
Yasumura, Makoto
Yasumura, Makoto


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

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Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Aug 8, 2008 to Oct 28, 2008
Status  Finished Airing
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Dec 15, 2008 7:35 AM
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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Jun 13, 2009 9:03 PM
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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Nov 20, 2014 6:25 AM
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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Nov 6, 2008 8:05 PM
Quite possibly the best show in years. Though at the same time it can be pretty hard to recommend. To enjoy the show you need to be open to extreme expletives and adult theme/humor.

A calm man who dreams of being a musician becomes the lead singer for a rising Metal phenomenon. I found the story to be pretty original and quite a good setup for some amazing comedy. Its not the best story in the world, but they certainly do a lot with 12 episodes.

Clearly not the best art, but it never intended to be. Instead they went for more of a read more
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reportRecommended by Chicken008
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Rock n Roll and crazy comedy, kind of like FLCL. 
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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 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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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Amai Koibito" by Soichi Negishi (Daisuke Kishio)

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