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Detroit Metal City


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 8, 2008 to Oct 28, 2008
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Music
Duration: 13 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.261 (scored by 60,315 users)
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Ranked: #2392
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Popularity: #518
Members: 104,800
Favorites: 2,143
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Souichi Negishi is a timid young man who aspires to use his musical talents for a career as a pop star in the entertainment industry. But aspirations don't pay the rent, so in order to get by, he has joined the death metal band known as Detroit Metal City. On stage, Souichi becomes lead singer and guitarist Johannes Krauser II, publicized as a demon from hell that murdered his own parents and committed numerous other atrocities. Souichi’s band mates find themselves in similar predicaments; drummer Terumichi Nishida, stage name Camus, is actually an avid otaku who particularly enjoys ecchi anime, while bassist Masayuki Wada takes on the persona of Alexander Jagi, even though he would rather perform in a visual kei band.

Despite loathing the music he plays, Souichi just cannot seem to get away from Detroit Metal City. He feels compelled not to abandon his fellow band members and knows his success with pop music is nowhere near what he can do as Johannes Krauser II. Negishi will have to decide what is more important—who he is now or who he wants to be.

Background

Detroit Metal City’s name originated from the song Detroit Rock City by the band KISS.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Negishi, Souichi
Negishi, Souichi
Main
Ueda, Yuji
Japanese
Ueda, Yuji
Kishio, Daisuke
Japanese
Kishio, Daisuke
...
Death Records Manager
Death Records Manager
Supporting
Kobayashi, Ai
Japanese
Kobayashi, Ai
Krauser-tan
Krauser-tan
Supporting
Ise, Mariya
Japanese
Ise, Mariya
Nishida, Terumichi
Nishida, Terumichi
Supporting
Yasumura, Makoto
Japanese
Yasumura, Makoto

Staff

Nagahama, Hiroshi
Nagahama, Hiroshi
Director
Tanaka, Kazuya
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Kishio, Daisuke
Kishio, Daisuke
Theme Song Performance
Ueda, Yuji
Ueda, Yuji
Theme Song Performance


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"Satsugai" by Detroit Metal City / Soichi Negishi (Yuuji Ueda)

Edit Ending Theme

"Amai Koibito" by Soichi Negishi (Daisuke Kishio)




More reviewsReviews

Beatnik
Dec 15, 2008
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 public humiliation involving a young man dressed like an 80's prog-rock-gone-wrong band member furiously thrusting his groin against a piece of government property in order to placate his read more
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JediMindTricks
Nov 20, 2014
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* — read more
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KingOfRoll
Jun 13, 2009
Alright, so this here is my first review on MAL. I'll try to make it a good one. As you can see, I'll be reveiwing Detroit Metal City.

I'd like to apologize in advance for how long this will be...

Let me say first off that if you think you will be offended by off - color humor and swearing, run away in panic now, as this show is not for you. It is filled with swearing, rape jokes, drug references and other implied naughtiness. It is not serious, of course - it is comedy and there is no nudity and little violence to be found here.

The read more
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YoungVagabond
Nov 11, 2008
"Detroit Metal City" is the most consistently funny anime ever made. It's not just a couple of episodes that hit the mark; all twelve are hilarious, unexpected, and brilliantly written.

Based on the manga which I also wrote a review for, the anime version is probably the most faithful translation imaginable. Every scene, word, and expression is exactly the same as in the comic, and in this case, that turned out to be an excellent decision.

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 read more
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