Ranked #1573

Detroit Metal City: Birth of the Metal Devil

Alternative Titles

English: Detroit Metal City: Birth of the Metal Devil
Japanese: デトロイト・メタル・シティ 魔王生誕盤


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 11, 2008
Producers: Studio 4°C
Source: Unknown
Duration: 13 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.481 (scored by 8,239 users)
Ranked: #15732
Popularity: #2075
Members: 14,064
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This is a special introductory episode of Detroit Metal City.


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Opening Theme

"Satsugai" by Detroit Metal City

Ending Theme

"Amai Koibito" by Soichi Negishi (Daisuke Kishio)

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Nov 30, 2009
Okay, to put it simply, the episode it entertaining. But it's not really a special episode more than it is a cut-and-paste from the existing episodes. It makes sense as a pilot episode, however, and as an introductory it is very good. However it just seems repetitive when you watch the series, making it annoying to sit through the same episodes again when you're expecting something new, as all scenes from this episode are present in the series.
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May 22, 2010
nothing here that you wont end up seeing it you watch the actual show, might serve to make you not want to watch the series if you see this first also cause you'll know whats going to happen already and have to watch the same stuff again...
one of the funniest shows I've seen in years (with awesome music :)
the live action movie was great too!
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Sep 21, 2013
Detroit Metal City: Birth of the Metal Devil is a good introductory episode for Detroit Metal City, it features a good opening to show the viewer what it is all about whilst introducing the characters and the overall taste of the anime. For those that have already seen the anime then it wouldn't be much of a loss to dismiss this as it's just showing parts throughout the show, for new viewers I wouldn't be worried about being spoiled some of the best parts as it doesn't give away too much. If you're a new viewer then it is pretty good to see whether it's read more
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