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Detroit Metal City (Manga)

Detroit Metal City

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 113
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 2005 to Apr 23, 2010
Genres: Comedy, Music, Seinen
Authors: Wakasugi, Kiminori (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Animal


Score: 8.241 (scored by 2987 users)
Ranked: #4582
Popularity: #626
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Souichi Negishi is a common boy, timid, quiet. He loves flowers, walking and musical hits like the ones that radios play. But he is also Krauzer II, leader of Detroy Metal City (DMC), the most popular underground metal band of Japan! Souichi would like to change his life and start to play Swedish pop songs with peaceful and loving lyrics instead of the violent and vulgar ones of DMC, but when he is playing with his band he completely changes his attitude and behavior...

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Aug 17, 2008
Howling with laughter while reading "Detroit Metal City" (DMC), the word I kept thinking of was "genius".

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 hails from a farm, talks to his mother every day, and dreams of uniting the world with fashionable pop songs about love and French desserts.

At night, he dresses up as the fearsome Krauser-san II of the band DMC, a KISS and Gwar-inspired death metal frontman who sings about rape, murdering one's parents, and on stage, beats up an elderly Japanese read more
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Dec 21, 2014
detroit metal city is very laugh-full it's about negeshi, a very calm guy, who been the leader of a metal band.
the drawn are not very pleasure but the comedy is very very good and if you're a metal fan like me you will geez on your pant's and like the manager says "it's make me wet".
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Dec 4, 2011
(just for the record, this is a slight alteration of my anime review)

It is hilarious, no matter how crude the characters look or move. If it was a title where graphics play an outmost importance this would be a major minus. Since it is a comedy not based on slapstick movements, it goes well with the territory. To be honest, the thing that matters the most are the spaced out grimaces the characters make. All the rest are unimportant. Looking so gentle to a point of passing like nerds and mama’s boys or freaked out to resemble mass-murderers was enough read more
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Oct 8, 2011
When i herd about D.M.C. I wasn't expecting much and i was wrong. I read many many different mangas but this is my firs review that is because this manga blew my mind, this manga is on a completely on different level.
When you' re reading detroit metal city you will find that there' s only one way to describe it "LEGENDАRY"!
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The artwork isn't the best but the humor is very alike. You just have to enjoy both of them! 
If you cross Great Teacher Onizuka and Detroit Metal City, you'll get KKOR Wa!! It's a cross between DMC's ostentatious humor and GTO's delinquents fighting the good fight. 
Detroit Metal City and Devil Ecstacy have the similar kind of feeling to it, the humor and drawing style, though Devil Ecstacy is totally NSFW. Both have this kind of slap-stick comedy that is way over the top, and challenges what you feel is appropriate to laugh at. 
Kyou Kara Hitman and Detroit Metal City are both episodic gag mangas where the MC have a secret identity. Every chapter in both mangas is about how the MC have to take care not to be caught by the people who dont know about the secret identity and makes jokes about this. In Kyou Kara Hitman the rape and killing that is talked about in Detroit Metal City take place in small doses, which can be quite refreshing after 10 volumes of Detroit Metal City.
Solanin is a very down-to-earth slice-of-life story whereas DMC tends toward vulgar slapstick, but at their basest levels they're both about using a passion for music and a place in a hastily composed band to follow dreams and to make the best of and/or overcome a less than ideal situation. 
Admittedly a vulgar death metal band and a group of dayglo-haired high school girls don't have much in common, but both series do have a similar strange, quirky, oddly endearing sense of humour and not much in the way of any overarching plot structure. 

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