Detroit Metal City, Vol. 1by Kiminori Wakasugi
By all appearances, Soichi Negishi is a sweet, well-mannered boy who loves Swedish pop music, trendy boutiques, and all things fashionable. But at the same time he's also Krauser II, front man for Detroit Metal City, an indie death metal band whose popularity increases by the day. Once the DMC makeup goes on and Soichi takes the stage, his natural talent as a death metal god can't help but flourish. Is this the band he's truly destined to be in?
How did this happen? When and where did I go wrong? This is not the kind of band I wanted to be in!
Meet the Author
Kiminori Wakasugi was born in Oita Prefecture in 1975. In 1998, he was the recipient of the Incentive Award, one of Young Magazine's monthly manga awards. In that same year, he debuted with Boku no Migite wo Shirimasenka? (Do You Know Where My Right Hand Is?) in Young Magazine Zokan Aka BUTA. After working as a manga assistant, in 2004 he (somewhat irregularly) released Amaresu Ken-chan (Ken the Amateur Wrestler) in Young Magazine Uppers, and the following year, he began the death metal-themed gag manga Detroit Metal City, which runs in Young Animal. With its distinct style, explicit dialogue and '80s era manga parodies, this series has gained immense cult popularity, especially on the Internet.
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This book/series is one of the most creative and funny mangas I've ever read. The characters are endearing and once you start you'll be sucked into a world of heavy metal vs. everything and everyone. Defiantly worth the $13.00 and the most read manga on my shelves. Not recommended for the overly religious, easily insulted or for people who take things too literally.
The story is about a young college graduate living in tokyo, away from his family's home in the countryside, aspiring to be in a pop band. He was offered a deal and was tricked into being in a Heavy demonic black metal band (his worst fears come true). Trying to hide his alter ego "Krauser-san" becomes his biggest struggle alongside dealing with his over sexed and drug addicted manager/president. I find the story entertaining as the main charactar struggles with his alter ego trying to keep his life simple I highly suggest this manga to metalheads and music lovers. I also warn parents to keep young, obsesive, and influencable children from this manga