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Detroit Metal City ()

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Summary: Detroit Metal City (デトロイト・メタル・シティ, Detroit Metal City) is a 2008 Japanese movie based on a Kiminori Wakasugi manga and directed by Toshio Lee. The story involves a normal guy named Soichi who becomes the lead singer of a death metal band after failing to become a Swedish-pop style star. (idmb)

Genre: Drama

Country: Japan

Directed By: Toshio Lee

Written By: Kiminori Wakasugi, Mika Omori

Starring: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Ryƻji Akiyama, Rosa Kato, Yoshihiko Hosoda, Ryo Kato

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Detroit Metal City belongs to 3 collections
1. Based On Manga (public: moderated by whatismyname - 6 stars)
2. Live Action - based on anime/manga (public: moderated by whatismyname - 2 stars)
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CinematicESP CinematicESP
82T6
The ending doesn't make much sense, but otherwise pretty hilarious.
tesla tesla
75T8
Tig3rGirl Tig3rGirl
90T8
filmaffinity filmaffinity
57T4
hekkon hekkon
20T1
AmenoKitsune AmenoKitsune
75T7
htx ht_x
54T5
katsuben
2T2
Ayame_dono Ayame-dono
80T7
tatabaanee
95T10
Vmfs
9T9
roujin roujin
40T3
mpayan mpayan
57T1
lauratron lauratron
75T6
nechbet nechbet
86T8
Although I give my soul to Krauser in anime series,but this was quite enjoyable as well :D SATSUGAI.
haya h__a___ya
50T2
nekopaw nekopaw
57T5
CiTay
40T1
Haman_sama Haman-sama
64T5
tunca
5T2
chiefg chiefg
75T7
Siltem Siltem
35T2
chemical404 chemical404
29T2
Too faithful to manga to be good. Over the top characters work in anime or manga, but in live action they are awkward. It could have used a good script too. Situations that were so hilarious in anime/manga aren't so funny in live action, and that thin string of 'follow your dreams' meaning isn't strong enough to hold this movie.
avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
53T5
Eneeli Eneeli
81T8
sahume2029 ()
64T5
Audrius Audrius
7T8
edhoward edhoward
75T5
oxiukas1 oxiukas1
7T4
psim psim
60T2
envywine
99T10
Hopscotch Hopscotch
84T8
bomdefa
100T8
yk_nomisugi
54T4
Momed Momed
30T1
astrakhan astrakhan
69T2
Essentially a one-joke movie, with enough mileage for a good opening 15 minutes, but runs out of gas pretty quickly thereafter. The concept of a nerdy weakling living a double life as a death metal demon was funny and fresh, but they failed to take it anywhere interesting, and just settled for sitcom-level rom-com awkwardness. On the plus side the performances were all quite spirited - I particularly liked the deranged abusive band manager. Watching it all felt like a waste of my time though.
Licio Licio
72T1
daisylegs daisylegs
97T10
Onderhond
70T8
azalin azalin
81T4
TheDenizen TheDenizen
65T6
A dweeb who only wants to play sugary pop songs somehow becomes the lead singer for DMC, a Satanic black metal band, and struggles to reconcile his two personalities in this bizarre Japanese comedy. It's admittedly very funny seeing a dude in a glittery cape, armor and corpse paint sobbing like a girl on a busy Tokyo sidewalk. The set up is all pretty good, but it drags disappointingly through the finale (which features a guitar duel against Gene Simmons).
ribcage ribcage
80T8
Not really a great movie but it hit the spot for goofy zany bonkers comedy. Everyone gives an over the top performance that sold me on it. Never saw the anime but this has convinced me to check it out. I rarely laugh out loud watching movies alone but i did to this one.
whatismyname whatismyname
65T7
The first half was forgettable, plain and simple. They tried to cram too many episodes from the anime. The second half was what you'd expect from this live-action film. To really get the full experience, the anime is a must watch. Only then does this go from an alright film to a good flick.
KyokiKafuka KyokiKafuka
77T6
LunaticC NBD Rab
55T2
RikiFudoh RikiFudoh
80T8
Sweekoden Sweekoden
81T9
DMC's premise is absolutely hilarious. If handled correctly, it could make for a legitimate comedy gem, and, after rewatching this, I'd say that might actually be the case here. This live action adaptation is surprisingly faithful and watchable, but it does have its fair share of flaws: those uninitiated will no doubt be left scratching their heads on more than one occasion. And where's the Pig of Capitalism?! But it is funny. Really, really funny.
imdb imdb
68T7
Pedrofm96
70T5
ManInBlack ManInBlack
7T7
LouisMazzini LouisMazzini
69T4
KenMeisters KenMeisters
55T3
miread miread
88T8
snallygaster snallygaster
36T3
Actually quite funny; the humour is much more successful than in most films of this ilk, even if it doesn't totally escape the pitfalls of the genre. (I haven't read the manga or seen the anime). I'm thinking whatever they paid Gene Simmons (who I didn't even recognize) for his cameo might have been better spent elsewhere.
lostinlodos
70T5
Iconoclast Iconoclast
57T4
zerothh
70T8
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