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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:

Toshio Lee

Writers:

Kiminori Wakasugi (manga), Mika Ohmori (adaptation)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... Sôichi Negishi / Johannes Krauser II
Yoshihiko Hosoda ... Masayuki Wada / Alexander Jaggi
Ryûji Akiyama Ryûji Akiyama ... Terumichi Nishida / Camus
Rosa Katô Rosa Katô ... Yuri Aikawa
Yasuko Matsuyuki ... Boss
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adeyto ... Kennie Il Dark
Ken Ayugai Ken Ayugai
Cynthia Cheston ... Reporter
Niclas Ericsson ... Journalist
Rumi Hiiragi
Ayaka Ikezawa Ayaka Ikezawa
Vassili Karathanasis Vassili Karathanasis ... Extra
Ryô Katô ... Toshihiko Negishi
Jun'ichirô Kishi Jun'ichirô Kishi
Minami Minami ... Nina
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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

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 August 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Detroit Metal City See more »

Filming Locations:

Nikkatsu Studios, Tokyo, Japan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dentsu,Hakusensha,Horipro See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Crazy Credits

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

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References Kung Fu Hustle (2004) See more »

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Mildly funny, but nothing compared to the anime
14 September 2015 | by AardbeitaartSee 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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