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      Detroit Metal City

      2008 1h 44m Drama List
      Reviews 72% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Soichi Negishi moves to Tokyo, joins a death-metal band, and is nicknamed the "demon emperor." Read More Read Less

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      Charles Webb MTV If you're a fan of the manga, DMC might be worth checking out. Just keep in mind that it exists in its own "realistic" world and therefore is coming from a different place than the truly rude and terrific source material. Jul 3, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      g j It's fun but a bit cliched and simplistic. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/10/24 Full Review Audience Member Soichi Negishi may be a shy young man who loves pop, but he's found success as the demon known as Johannes Krauser II, lead singer of Detroit Metal City. He hides his anger over never getting further as a normal musician behind this character, but is slowly becoming Krauser. He's in love with Yuri Aikawa, who enjoys his old music and hates Detroit Metal City. But is the lure of huge crowds and being rock star the goal or will it be true love? Based on the manga and anime, Detroit Metal City was a blast. Directed by Toshio Lee and starring Ken'ichi Matsuyama (L from the Death Note films), it's silly but isn't that the point? And Gene Simmons is awesome as the Emperor, a metal god whose last show in Japan is about challenging Detroit Metal City. I think if you like metal, you're probably going to like this a lot more than people who aren't into the musical form. But hey, I can barely hear any more, so what do I know? Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member The funniest, best, and without giving too much away...most accurate comedy Death Metal movies of EVER! I follows the Anime series close enough. Really It's totally worth seeing/owning. (my opinion of course ;) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the funniest movies I've ever seen, even if I had to read subtitles the whole time. I saw it at the film festival against my will, and very glad I did. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member amai amaiiiaia Boku no koibitoooo!! amai amai amai ko-i-bi-to ko-i-bi-to ko-i-bi-toooooooooo!! <3 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member yes. Ken'ichi Matsuyama never disappoints... Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Soichi Negishi moves to Tokyo, joins a death-metal band, and is nicknamed the "demon emperor."
      Director
      Toshio Lee
      Producer
      Minami Ichikawa, Genki Kawamura, Yasuhiro Tsukada, Akihiro Yamauchi
      Screenwriter
      Kiminori Wakasugi, Mika Ohmori
      Production Co
      Viz Pictures
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Japanese
      Release Date (DVD)
      Aug 17, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 44m