English: Detroit Metal City: The Animated Series
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 8, 2008 to Oct 28, 2008
13 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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SynopsisLed 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 AnimeAdaptation: Detroit Metal City
Summary: Detroit Metal City: Birth of the Metal Devil
Characters & Voice Actors
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 bit like a tranny furiously thrusting his groin against a piece of government property in order to placate his maniacal fans, well, it’s pretty damn funny then.
DMC's cast of deranged characters, animated by the ever-brilliant Studio 4c, liven up every scene they're in, thanks to each episode's short length. There are no typical anime-style long pans or random shots of furniture or scenery wasting our time. Instead we get scenes crammed with Negishi getting mistreated, usually by DMC's violently blunt dominatrix manager, although if we're extra lucky we'll also get a scene where DMC drummer Nishida opens his mouth, or the DMC S&M mascot Pig of Capitalism frolics on stage.
One of the masterstrokes of this show, perhaps the main stroke of genius and source of such mirth, is the voice acting. Particularly the pacing. The dialogue is sublime in its breezy and hushed volume; actors regularly speak in normal conversational tones, and cut each other off with off-the-cuff remarks about nonsensical things and then scenes cut away immediately without giving anyone time to breath. The ultimate affect is hilarity, as you might see in Brit comedy skit shows and such.
Detroit Metal City's secret weapon are the maniacal fans mentioned earlier. Their commentary on the main band's hijinks are comedy gold, their crazy antics all in the name of their beloved musical heroes creates most of the show's best scenes, although having said that we shouldn’t ignore the main frontman of DMC himself, whether its Negishi or Krauser we're watching, his two identities continually spiral further and further into increasingly awkward and humiliating situations, that usually involve simulated rape and assault.
If any criticism could be thrown at DMC, it would be that the show doesn’t seriously explore the concept of losing your sense of identity when you're fronting such a ridiculous band, but then any focus on such an admittedly good topic as that would have robbed the show of precious laughs and scenes of humiliating sexual harrasment so in the end comedy wins over gravitas. read more
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* — then maybe DMC isn't for you. But if you're willing to travel to the dark side of humor, then welcome to Detroit Metal City, motherfucker.
DMC follows Negishi Souichi, a calm and quiet person who aspires to be a famous musician. His hobbies include sipping tea, listening to smooth pop, and reading magazines about fashion and music. He takes the first steps to achieving his dream when he decides to move to Tokyo. He gets his shot at the big time, but not how he could have ever imagined. He becomes the lead singer/guitarist and frontman of the metal band Detroit Metal City. They are crazy. They are over the top. They are a band that Negishi does not want to be a part of. We never really learn how he was recruited to be the face of this metal band, but that's not all that important. We're here for laughs, not plot. And the laughs are plentiful. Once you learn to step out of your humor's comfort zone you can really start appreciating how funny DMC is.
The story is simple. It explores loss of identity through peer pressure. But beyond that, it's just about DMC's rise to fame and Negishi trying to cover up the fact that he plays the role of a serial killing and raping terrorist from hell all while still saving time to give street performances of his beloved pop.
Perhaps the funniest part of the series is DMC's rabid fans. No matter what Negishi does in his Krauser persona, they perceive it as a godly act from their evil hero. He tries his best to win over the girl of his dreams, but somehow his life as a member of the most offensive band around prevents him from doing so. All we can do is laugh and feel a little sorry for Negishi as he desperately tries to keep everyone around him from knowing who he truly is.
Detroit Metal City is a short series that packs as much hilarity in as possible. From the moment Negishi boards the train to Tokyo and waves goodbye to his beloved mother, his life quickly spirals out of control. Watching him attempt to balance his personal life and his life as a serial rapist/murderer is truly one of the most humorous plots I have ever seen.
Similar comedy style and length, bursts of hilarious moments throughout each episode of each series.
Very similar fast paced and random style of humor. Both have short episode lengths and are easy and fun to watch
Similar style and type of humour, even though DMC is more fast paced and has less original content (ie. ammount of jokes)
Both series have a similar kind of random, quirky, unconventional humour, a similar aesthetic style, character who are supposed to be rough and tough but really aren't (a death metal band who've done nothing to deserve their infamy, the world's most well-behaved delinquents), and short episodes to boot.
As you wacth one, you will remember the other. The humor on both is so similar. You will catch your self laughing out loud with DMC if you lol'd with Cormartie, and vice-versa. I would'nt say that they both have equal art style, but surely, they both distinguish from generic look.
Same type of crude humor and similar styles. Also very fast-paced. Short episodes that'll made you lol. The main characters try to be rough and tough, which they really aren't.
Everyone pretty much already said what made the two series similar, absurd humor and all. Just wanted to add a vote.
Both Cromartie High School and Detroit Metal City feature mild, unassuming protagonists who are thrust into the company of crude and crass individuals. Cromartie and DMC both feature offbeat, wacky, and often abrupt humor, and both series follow a similar "half-episode" format.
Simmilar animation, comedy style. Both have hilarious gags and some randomness.
Both series involve a timid, normal main character thrown into a ridiculous situation. Both use similar styles of humor and have cheap animation. If you like one series, it is pretty much guaranteed you will like the other.
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.
This anime is also about music, so if thats what you want, then see it, but besides the fact that they ar both about musicians, these anime havent got anything else in common.
DMC is about music? Beck is too!!!!
All who like electornic gutars and Rock must see it!!!
While both are very obviously music orientated, I wouldn't go as far as to say they are similar anime (Beck is slice of life/comedy, while DMC is more ironic). However I will strongly recommend you following up on DMC after watching Beck.
If you are into music and have a band,both this series is for you.Beck is more onto drama and more serious and DMC is comedy but im sure you will enjoy watching this both.
for the people who are fond of playing instruments and had their own band to pursue and reach their goal in music industry
Beck is a story of high school kids trying to make it in a world of rock. They have to deal with teenage drama, but are able to do so without being overly serious. Detroit Metal City takes it to the next level and beyond. It is completely over the top, too funny; if you aren't on the floor laughing something is seriously wrong with you. Definitely not for kids this anime will make you want to violate Tokyo Tower...
I never thought an anime music was pleasing me, but this one fascinated me.
The story involves you passing the episodes with a light suspense and a touch of romance.
Besides making several quotes to rock stars like Kurt Cobain and Jimmy Hendrix.
Who likes good old rock is required to watch this anime.
Both is about music.
Detroit Metal City focuses more on the comedy than drama which Beck focus on.
Opening Theme"Satsugai" by Detroit Metal City / Soichi Negishi (Yuuji Ueda)
Ending Theme"Amai Koibito" by Soichi Negishi (Daisuke Kishio)
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