Detroit Metal City
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Detroit Metal City

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Japanese: デトロイト・メタル・シティ
English: DMC: Detroit Metal City
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 114
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 22, 2005 to Apr 23, 2010
Genre: Comedy Comedy
Themes: Gag Humor Gag Humor, Music Music
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Animal
Authors: Wakasugi, Kiminori (Story & Art)


Score: 8.021 (scored by 60506,050 users)
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Ranked: #7112
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Popularity: #1273
Members: 15,316
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Volumes: /10
Chapters: /114


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.


Wada, Masayuki
Saji, Hideki
ILL Dark, Jack
Aikawa, Yuri


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"!
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.

Apr 30, 2017
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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