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Detroit Metal City

Detroit Metal City

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 114
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 22, 2005 to Apr 23, 2010
Genres: Comedy, Music, Seinen
Authors: Wakasugi, Kiminori (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Animal


Score: 8.141 (scored by 4331 users)
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Ranked: #6452
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Popularity: #883
Members: 10,330
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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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Oct 8, 2011
joeblow (All reviews)
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"!
Oct 9, 2015
MegaMerk (All reviews)
"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
Apr 30, 2017
Userman (All reviews)
Cointains spoiler
It had potential but the stupidity of the mc ruined everything.

Nothing ever changes in the story; there is no character development and there is no story progress.
The mc is exactly the same from the first episode to the last.

It is funny even though the humor is very repetitive so after a while the only good aspect also vanishes. The first two volume in and you already know what are all the gags that are going to be used.

If you want just some laugh you can give it a try but if you want any story development/progress there is none.
I would suggest read more
Aug 17, 2008
YoungVagabond (All reviews)
Howling with laughter while reading "Detroit Metal City" (DMC), the word I kept thinking of was "genius".

DMC explores a comical dual personality. 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 man wearing women's read more


Recent News

Manga Detroit Metal City To End Serialization In April

According to Natalie, Wakasugi Kiminori's manga Detroit Metal City will end serialization in Young Animal magazine vol.9 to be released on April 23rd. The edito...read more

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Detroit Metal City Chapter 29 Discussion
NaughtyNoddy - Nov 20, 2014
1 replies by Shamiyanah »»
Jan 12, 11:43 AM
Okay, What's up? Why has been the chapter count bumped up from 113 to 114?
KizaNekamu - Mar 17, 2018
1 replies by heitorx »»
Dec 16, 2018 10:22 PM