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Detroit Metal City

Overview

Reflecting the Japanese fascination with western culture, this musically-charged comedy concerns Souichi, a sweet natured, slightly backward pop fan who aspires to recording stardom. He naively moves to the city of Tokyo expecting to hit the charts overnight as a pioneer of soft, sentimental romantic ballads. Naturally, that doesn't happen, but Souichi encounters even greater success with an oddball gig that involves donning demon makeup and a black cape as a front man for the band Detroit Metal City. By day, ...
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Overview

Reflecting the Japanese fascination with western culture, this musically-charged comedy concerns Souichi, a sweet natured, slightly backward pop fan who aspires to recording stardom. He naively moves to the city of Tokyo expecting to hit the charts overnight as a pioneer of soft, sentimental romantic ballads. Naturally, that doesn't happen, but Souichi encounters even greater success with an oddball gig that involves donning demon makeup and a black cape as a front man for the band Detroit Metal City. By day, Souichi remains the ineffectual and timid young man well-liked by everyone; by night, he's a crass, loud, frightening monster named Johannes Klauser II who earns his paycheck screaming rants onstage about rape and murder, to the delight of thousands of shrieking goth metal fans, some of whom actually believe he is a demon incarnate. His life grows problematic when he reencounters and falls hard for a university crush, Ms. Aikawa (Rosa Kato) - an equally timid, beautiful young pop critic who will almost certainly disapprove of his lifestyle after dark - if she ever finds out.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2010
  • UPC: 896911001300
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 59,087

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kenichi Matsuyama Krauser ll
Rosa Kato
Yasuko Matsuyuki
Gene Simmons Jack Il Dark
Ryuji Akiyama
Yoshihiko Hosoda
Koji Okura
Yoshinori Okada
Kazuma Suzuki
Issei Takahashi
Minami
Yosuke Ochi
Nobuhiko Otani
Yoshiko Miyazaki
Technical Credits
Toshio Lee Director
Takayuki Hattori Score Composer
Yuka Higuchi Producer
Yoshitaka Hori Executive Producer
Seiji Horibuchi Executive Producer
Yoshiro Hosono Executive Producer
Hiroyuki Ishii Executive Producer
Toru Itabashi Executive Producer
Genki Kawamura Executive Producer, Producer
Naoki Kitagawa Executive Producer
Hiroaki Kitano Executive Producer
Hiromichi Kori Sound/Sound Designer
Hiromi Makepeace Producer
Takahisa Miyaji Executive Producer
Hideo Nagai Executive Producer
Koichi Nakayama Cinematographer
Norifumi Nakayama Production Designer
Toshiyasu Omiya Executive Producer
Mika Omori Screenwriter
Yuji Shimamoto Executive Producer
Yoshishige Shimatani Executive Producer
Takuya Taguchi Editor
Koichi Yamazaki Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Detroit Metal City
1. Tokyo [4:37]
2. Dream [1:13]
3. DMC [2:33]
4. Title [5:45]
5. Raspberry [1:10]
6. Love [5:26]
7. Devil [4:50]
8. Jack [2:44]
9. Guitar [3:32]
10. Apartment [3:50]
11. Wrath [2:29]
12. Kiva [3:27]
13. Balls [4:23]
14. Sally [2:57]
15. Stalker [1:13]
16. Tambourine [5:08]
17. Hero [5:05]
18. Tour [2:29]
19. Hometown [7:27]
20. Mother [8:14]
21. Running [3:19]
22. Waiting [:42]
23. Palace [2:24]
24. F**ck [5:28]
25. Go To DMC [4:18]
26. Legend [1:56]
27. Murder [1:53]
28. Credits [4:06]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Detroit Metal City
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   Scenes
   Setup
      Audio:
         Japanese 5.1
         Japanese 2.0
      Subtitles:
         English
         Subtitles: Off
   Extras
      Japanese Original Trailers
      US Trailers
      VIZ Pictures Presents
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