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Detroit Metal City (2008)

Detoroito Metaru Shiti (original title)
Soichi Negishi moved to Tokyo to chase his dream of becoming a musician playing stylish, Swedish-style pop. Instead, he finds himself leading the death metal band Detroit Metal City, or DMC... See full summary »



(manga), (adaptation)
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Credited cast:
Sôichi Negishi / Johannes Krauser II
Yoshihiko Hosoda ...
Masayuki Wada / Alexander Jaggi
Ryûji Akiyama ...
Terumichi Nishida / Camus
Rosa Katô ...
Yuri Aikawa
Yasuko Matsuyuki ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kennie Il Dark
Ken Ayugai
Niclas Ericsson ...
Ryô Katô ...
Toshihiko Negishi
Jun'ichirô Kishi
Minami ...
Yoshiko Miyazaki ...
Keiko Negishi
Kôji Ohkura ...
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Soichi Negishi moved to Tokyo to chase his dream of becoming a musician playing stylish, Swedish-style pop. Instead, he finds himself leading the death metal band Detroit Metal City, or DMC, as the costumed and grotesquely made-up "demon emperor" Johannes Krauser II. Although he hates the role and the things he has to do as a member of the band, he has a definite talent for it. Adapted from the hit Japanese comic book by Kiminori Wakasugi, the movie follows Negishi's antics as he tries to reconcile the two very different sides of his life and find out what it really means to achieve his dream. Written by GO TO DMC

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Mildly funny, but nothing compared to the anime
14 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

This movie is based on the anime with the same name ...

If you've watched the anime, this will be a huge disappointment, it couldn't get a single laugh out of me. The story is the same, with about half of it left out or fused together.

If you haven't watched the anime, you absolutely must! It is extremely hilarious.

Just forget about this movie altogether and watch the anime (again).

The story of DMC was nice, but it is completely mixed op here. Extreme facial expressions adds to the humour in anime/cartoons (if well done), in live action movies it is just hideous.

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