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Detroit Metal City

I'm a fan of japanese anime and manga (kind of like comic books). Since this is a metal community thought I'd post this. I hope it's allowed ^^

WARNING: Not for the easily grossed out. Age warnings probably apply.

Detroit Metal City



Detroit Metal City (デトロイト・メタル・シティ) is a gag manga serialized in Young Animal starting in 2005. A 13 episode anime OVA series was released on August 8, 2008, with each episode being approximately 13 minutes long. A live film adaptation directed by Toshio Lee appeared in Japanese theaters on August 23, 2008.

Plot Summary:
Manga - Sōichi Negishi is a shy young man who came from the rural Ota Prefecture to Tokyo for college and wished to become a kindergarten teacher. However, for some reason he became the singer and songwriter of a metal band named "Detroit Metal City," with a stage name "Johannes Krauser II." Whenever he wears the heavy makeup, Negishi becomes a completely different person, shouting the most vulgar profanities beyond anyone's imagination. With the popularity of DMC increases, Negishi starts worrying his double personalities can have negative effects on his (romantic) life off stage.
Anime - Detroit Metal City (DMC) is a quickly rising independent Death Metal band. They garner fame by performing wild live shows and writing songs filled with hate, violence, and rape. The band is fronted by Sōichi Negishi who takes on the stage name Krauser II. On stage he is a wild-unchained beast. Off-stage he is a tranquil, tender-loving person who enjoys Swedish Pop music. He hates himself as Krauser and his two personalities collide making his private life very difficult.

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ANN Anime page
ANN manga page

Detroit Metal City is a comedy gag manga. Granted the humour can be pretty crude and people have to be pretty open minded to even like this series and its wierd sense of humour...
I think its absolutely hilarious. The main character is a shy, peace loving, swedish pop music fan. Of all the people to join a 'death metal' band, he would be the last one anyone would expect to be part of, least of all front the band. Its so funny to watch how his Krauser persona slowly takes over even off the stage. He literally becomes a completely different person, humilitating even his closest friends and hopeful would-be-girlfriend, only to beat himself up over it after its all over. If you don't mind a LOT of crude humour, you might enjoy this series :P

I have uploaded the Opening theme of the anime. Hope you like:
Detroit_Metal_City_-_Satsugai.mp3
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