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Detroit Metal City Complete Collection

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  • Format: Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: eOne Films Distribution
  • Release Date: Oct. 2 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B008KZX7IE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #68,261 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Detroit Metal City: Complete Collection

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By Evan McLean on Oct. 29 2015
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This anime was amazing. It's the only anime I know that is about Heavy Metal. It's major Genre is comedy, that being said it should be judged for its comedy. I believe DMC delivers very very well, I almost has this "Metalocalypse" feeling to its humour. It is full of crude and metal blown out of proportion comedy that will bring you to tears laughing.

Even though it doesn't have an English dub, half of the words are English since they drop the F-bomb half the time.

The plot idea of a young graduate going to college who loved Swedish pop, somehow becoming the lead vocalist/guitarist of the biggest Metal band in Japan is amazing. The main character having to deal with all the tough situations he's put in are interesting, most of them having to do with him concealing his alter ego, especially to the girl he likes.

The characters of DMC were another great thing, you have the band manager that puts him in a lot of trouble, the love interest who seems to be a nice girl, then the main character with two extremely different sides to him.

The sound usually doesn't make or break an anime, but in this case the sound has a bit more weight to it. Being a music based anime the sound has to be good, and I gotta say the opening was great, I rarely watch the opening sequence of a series but this one I watched the opening every episode. as for the other songs they were only played a few time besides the recurring opening.

But from a metal perspective I didn't really like the vocals, they weren't growly or screamy, they were just... angry (thrash metal)? Metal isn't really a Japanese thing, it doesn't sound like real metal, but for what Detroit metal city did, I was satisfied.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Good Series, Funny! Sept. 18 2012
By Angel - Published on
Detroit Metal City is a rapid fire comedy about the rise of the death metal band, DMC to prominence. It is also about the protagonist, Negishi, coping with his placement in a style of music unlike that of what he dreams to perform Scandanavian Pop.

Negishi makes a fool of himself differentiating Krauser from his daily life, often in interference in his romantic aspirations for Yuki; Krauser has crazy antics onstage and with fans,the double lives that DMC fans lead. Most of the story in each episode is focused mainly on the first element, which is a shame, because certain jokes quickly got old after the third episode, and could have had the edge taken off of it by the third element, which went rather unused despite having some very funny moments

The characters are archetypes that aren't found very often in anime, much less comedy, so the use of them especially as main characters is very refreshing. That said, because the show is about Negishi as Krauser, there is little to no development done for any of the supporting characters. For a slapstick comedy, I think that there is a good bit of development for Negishi who struggles with being tossed into the opposite genre of his choice.

Detroit metal city is a very good comedy series that I hope has redefined some of the conventions of anime in the execution of comedy. The pace never really let up for a second with quick dialogue and running through gags and punchlines at rapid succession. It never relies on the expectations of jaded viewers for moe fanservice or generally overused gags. I laughed good and hard through much of the show, and for a comedy, this is rare
Go to DMC!! Dec 31 2013
By Paradiso - Published on
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One of the greatest things about this anime is that it's nothing like the generic anime show. People who don't even enjoy anime will love this, it's more so cartoon-ish in animation style. It's important to mention though that not everyone may appreciate the crude humor and animation, but those who are familiar with the studio and their works (and most definitely the manga) will enjoy it.

In comparison to the manga, this is more fast paced and only adapted a select few stories. It does stay very true to the manga in every way, and there couldn't of been a better studio to pick this up. The manga is fantastic as well, but the anime brings the music to life. I usually prefer anime to manga but in cases like this it's difficult to decide which is better since they're both so great in their own way.

My suggestion would be to watch the anime first, then read the manga. Otherwise, you may be disappointed with how little the anime covered in comparison. Once you're done with those two, be sure to pick up a copy of the live action movie. I bought it on whim and was highly impressed with it, it may actually surpass the anime.

Overall, this DVD is definitely worth buying (but perhaps just a bit expensive for being so short) and still one of my favorite series. Go to DMC!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
DMC! DMC! Go To DMC! April 19 2013
By dan stevens - Published on
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What can I say? So few things make me laugh uncontrollably anymore. This is one of them. If you like funny anime, swedish pop music and/or death metal give it a shot hehehe
A classic comedy Dec 29 2012
By David L - Published on
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Do you like metal?

Do you like anime?

Do you like laughing?

If you say yes to these three things, you need to see this at some point in your lifetime. The episodes are 15 minutes long and they're hilarious. If you're tired of anime that seems like it's meant for girls or wusses, have no fear, something has been created for you.

The DVD itself is no-frills. It has a clean opening trailer and some trailers by the producer, but I've never been one for extras anyway. The episodes fit on two discs and it includes the original Japanese audio with English subtitles. This anime has NOT been dubbed on this DVD.
fantastic Sept. 5 2013
By Sakura - Published on
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great funny anime/manga based film has alot of metal themed music. Has a great theme of following your dream and even if it doesnt come true you can always have new dream just as great

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