Detroit Metal City

OVA (12 eps x 13 min)
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Negishi Souichi always dreamed of joining a trendy pop band, so that he could perform music like that of his idol, Kahimi Karie. In order to realize his dream, he decided to leave the country side and his loving parents to study in Tokyo. And after graduating, he does manage to join a band... but not the kind he was expecting! As lead singer of the death metal band Detroit Metal City, under the stage name Krauser II, he is made to perform loud songs filled with obscene lyrics - a far cry from the songs he used to write in school. But despite the fact that Negishi hates DMC's music, the Krauser side of him will do anything to put on a good show for his fans... even if it means making Negishi's life a misery!

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ThePatches's avatar by ThePatches on Nov 8, 2010
Score 7/10

I first learned about Detroit Metal City via an ANN review of the manga. The purile, no-holds-barred, and vulgar work proved to be a comedic gem, and so when KiraRin goaded me into reviewing the Studio 4C OVA spinoff, I needed little convincing. Though the animation offers little that fans familiar with the... read more

xmr's avatar by xmr on Feb 23, 2010
Score 10/10

Story: a guy who wants to play pop... ended up in a metal band...the main character is a fairly spineless individual who refuses to stick up for himself until he becomes his alter Ego Krauser 2lots of crude and offensive humor in the show can be found... so much in fact that i had to take this show in moderate steps... watching an episode of so every few days... and one of my personal favorite things in the... read more

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Detroit Metal City
  • Vol: 10; Ch: 113
  • 2006 - 2010
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