Detroit Metal City

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Synonyms: DMC
Japanese: デトロイト・メタル・シティ
English: Detroit Metal City
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 8, 2008 to Oct 28, 2008
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Gag HumorGag Humor, MusicMusic, ParodyParody, ShowbizShowbiz
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 14 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.101 (scored by 109706109,706 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5012
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1149
Members: 213,604
Favorites: 3,297

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Synopsis

Dominating the world of indie music, Detroit Metal City (DMC) is a popular death metal band known for its captivatingly dark and crude style. Its extravagant lead singer, Johannes Krauser II, is especially infamous as a demonic being who has risen from the fiery pits of hell itself in order to bring the world to its knees and lord over all mortals—or at least that's what he's publicized to be.

Unbeknownst to his many worshippers, Krauser II is just the alter ego of an average college graduate named Souichi Negishi. Although he is soft-spoken, peace-loving, and would rather listen to Swedish pop all day, he must participate in DMC's garish concerts in order to make ends meet. Detroit Metal City chronicles Negishi's hilarious misadventures as he attempts to juggle his hectic band life, a seemingly budding romance, and dealing with his incredibly obsessive and dedicated fans.

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Background

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

Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Kishio, Daisuke
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Opening Theme

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

"Amai Koibito (甘い恋人)" by Hideki Kaji




Reviews

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 ...
Oct 3, 2012
Mixed Feelings
Detroit Metal City strikes a bizarre balance of the cringeworthily unfunny and the gut-bustingly hilarious.

This short, 12-episode OVA which will henceforth be abbreviated to "DMC" for convenience's sake, revolves around Negishi Souchi, an aspiring musician fresh out of college who has moved to Tokyo with a love of catchy, lighthearted European pop music. However, due to a misreading of his lyrics, he has accidentally ended up as the lead singer of death metal band Detroit Metal City, who are the antithesis of everything he stands for, using the alter-ego of Johannes Krauser II, a psychopathic omnipotent devil-creature who murdered his parents and raped them. In ...
Sep 10, 2015
Once upon a time, a young anime fan who was catching up on all the Japanese cartoons he missed out on over the years noticed that a certain comedy anime called Detroit Metal City was in quite a few top anime lists. The descriptions stated it was a hilarious satirical takedown of the music industry with more laughs in it than an average season of Seinfeld, so said fan downloaded the anime eager to populate his top anime list with more “critically acclaimed” stuff and laughed his ass off at the “at the time” brilliant card the show played regarding how this badass heavy metal ...

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