6.8/10
2,060
8 user 15 critic

Detoroito Metaru Shiti (2008)

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(manga), (adaptation)
Reviews
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Detoroito Metaru Shiti (Video 2008)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The life of a split personality man who secretly sings for death metal.

Director: Hiroshi Nagahama
Stars: Daisuke Kishio, Ai Kobayashi, Takashi Matsuyama
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L."

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Michael Adamthwaite, Sota Aoyama
Nana II (2005)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A chance encounter between two girls of the same name, "Nana," triggers a series of events and relationships.

Director: Kentarô Ohtani
Stars: Mika Nakashima, Aoi Miyazaki, Hiroki Narimiya
Desu nôto (2006)
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A battle between the world's 2 greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Asaka Seto
Sayonara zetsubô sensei (TV Series 2007)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A pessimistic high school teacher must somehow manage a class of eccentric students.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Ai Nonaka, Marina Inoue
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Takeshi Kaga, Shidô Nakamura
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Kaiji Ito moves to Japan after graduating from high school. Unable to find a job and frustrated with society at large, Kaiji spends his days gambling, vandalizing cars, and drinking booze. ... See full summary »

Director: Tôya Satô
Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Teruyuki Kagawa
Nana 2 (2006)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Follows the struggles through life and relationships of Komatsu Nana and Osaki Nana.

Director: Kentarô Ohtani
Stars: Mika Nakashima, Yui Ichikawa, Tetsuji Tamayama
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A high school boy receives mysterious superpowers from aliens.

Director: Yûichi Fukuda
Stars: Shôta Chiyo, Shunsuke Daitô, Narushi Ikeda
Chin'yuuki (2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Director: Yudai Yamaguchi
Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Robert Baldwin, Erick Ferman
Gantz (2010)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth.

Director: Shinsuke Sato
Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Kanata Hongô, Ken'ichi Matsuyama
Pingu-Pongu (2002)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The film traces the growth and friendship of two very different high-school ping-pong players. "Peco" Hoshino is a brash, arrogant player, determined to turn pro. He taught his quiet, nerdy... See full summary »

Director: Fumihiko Sori
Stars: Yôsuke Kubozuka, Arata Iura, Sam Lee
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Sôichi Negishi / Johannes Krauser II
Yoshihiko Hosoda ...
Masayuki Wada / Alexander Jaggi
Ryûji Akiyama ...
Terumichi Nishida / Camus
Rosa Katô ...
Yuri Aikawa
Yasuko Matsuyuki ...
Boss
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Kennie Il Dark
Ken Ayugai
...
Reporter
Niclas Ericsson ...
Journalist
Ryô Katô ...
Toshihiko Negishi
Jun'ichirô Kishi
Minami ...
Nina
Yoshiko Miyazaki ...
Keiko Negishi
Kôji Ohkura ...
Detroit Metal City fan
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 August 2008 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Detroit Metal City  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

After the closing credits, a brief scene shows what happens to Toshi after his brother's visit home. See more »

Connections

References Kung Fu Hustle (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hilarious and charming
15 September 2008 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I saw this film during midnight madness at the Toronto film festival and right from the beginning moments, I knew I would be having a rollicking good time. The film is a charmer from start to finish. It's also one of the funniest films I have seen in a long time. My friend said he hadn't laughed so hard, possibly, ever. And that's not a stretch; the film was ridiculously funny. The audience completely ate it up. The film is a self-parody of the Japanese from beginning to end (Soichi dreams of making 'trendy' j-pop, wearing 'trendy' clothes and living in a 'trendy' apartment). It's like watching the Japanese hold a mirror up to themselves and mocking every detail. Watching Soichi try to reconcile his 'true' wannabe pop star self with his newly acquired and undesired status as death metal god is priceless. He spends his nights dressed as a 'demon' singing songs about rape and murder (the film mocks heavy metal in such a comical and respectable way that even serious metal fans can't help but roll with laughter), and his days on street corners singing sweet-sounding pop songs about love and, um, rainbows. Katsuyama had fantastic comic timing as Soichi, and completely won over the audience. It was a hoot to watch him totally commit himself to his metal persona while on stage, but being completely miserable and lovelorn (the girl he likes hates metal and knows nothing of his metal persona) after taking his make-up off. His two sides are completely different and you wonder if he'll ever just embrace his metal god status and give up his pop star dream. Of course, that's the journey the director wants to take us on. And it is one hell of a ride.

Some films are so ridiculous that it's just nonsense. DMC manages to be ridiculous and sublime at the same time. The film is a guaranteed good time and I can't imagine anyone watching it without a huge grin on their face afterward.


17 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Metalocalypse? Superdog12
loved! OnewayOut
Dvd release thegoddess63
Detroit Metal City (DMC) NY Premiere - Aug 20 ! film-540
Discuss Detoroito Metaru Shiti (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?