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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 2850 users)
Ranked: #4592
Popularity: #608
Members: 6,234
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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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The artwork isn't the best but the humor is very alike. You just have to enjoy both of them!
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.

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