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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


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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...


Detroit Metal City was published in English by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint from June 9, 2009 to September 13, 2011.

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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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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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Oct 9, 2015
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

These were the only words i could think when I came to the final page of the last volume of Detroit Metal City. It's main story revolving around my favorite genre of music (metal) would be enough to keep my interest all the way through, but it's constant humor (dark humor is most predominant) made me want to read this story all the way through.

Story 9/10
Antics involving The band DMC (mostly their singer) and the die-hard fans kept me turning the pages.

Art 7/10
You're basic manga art.

Characters 10/10
The main characters constant struggle between his dark read more
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Manga Detroit Metal City To End Serialization In April

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