6.8/10
1,978
8 user 19 critic

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 »

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... 

Detroit Metal City (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
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
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 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
Death Note (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
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
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A high school boy receives mysterious superpowers from aliens.

Director: Yûichi Fukuda
Stars: Shôta Chiyo, Shunsuke Daitô, Narushi Ikeda
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
Train Man (2005)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The supposedly true story of a 23-year-old otaku (Japanese geek) who intervenes when a drunk man is harassing several women on a train. The otaku ultimately begins dating one of the women, ... See full summary »

Director: Shôsuke Murakami
Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Miki Nakatani, Ryôko Kuninaka
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, Tarô Yamamoto
Paradise Kiss (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A chance encounter leads Yukari, a burnt out high school student, to a group of dedicated fashion design students. She becomes their model for their graduating exhibition and discovers her talent for modeling.

Director: Takehiko Shinjo
Stars: Keiko Kitagawa, Osamu Mukai, Shunji Igarashi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

News about the disappearance of panties is covered every day." Kyosuke (Ryohei Suzuki) still wears Aiko Completo (Fumika Shimizu) panties to battle evil. Meanwhile, Aiko has mixed emotions ... See full summary »

Director: Yûichi Fukuda
Stars: Osamu Adachi, Hirofumi Arai, Narushi Ikeda
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

 
An interesting story of a pop loving death metal musician
10 March 2009 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

In order to accomplish his dream, to become a fashionable pop music singer, Soichi Negishi leaves his hometown and in Tokyo he studies Music while he makes also friendships with other people of his music delight.Though after his graduation he finds himself as the vocalist of a widely known demonic metal band,called Detroit Metal City. While he tries to find out where he made it all wrong,he learns what it really is to be a musician. This movie is a very good example of Japanese humour based on conflicts. I must confess that to me the story was not that attractive at first but after watching it I saw that I was totally wrong. The story contained a balanced amount of romance,humour and a very good catchword. Not only the shot but also the music was pretty good, and the acting of Ken'ichi Matsuyama was eye catching. I have seen other movies of him and I think that this one is of one his best performances,since he acted such different characters from before. The costumes and stages were pretty successful as well. I am neither a pop lover nor am I a heavy metal fan but I have to admit that I sometimes mutter the main song of the band...


3 of 6 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 Detroit Metal City (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?