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Detroit Metal City Manga Gets Anime, Live-Action Film

posted on 2007-11-08 12:24 EST
Tongue-in-cheek story of Japanese death metal band's rise to glory

Issue 22 and 23 (on sale November 9 and 23, respectively) of Hakusensha's Young Animal seinen manga magazine will announce that Kiminori Wakasugi's Detroit Metal City manga will get an anime project and TOHO-distributed live-action film.

The tongue-in-cheek story tells the indie rock rise to glory of a Japanese death metal band. The members take on appropriately Teutonic and European stage names (guitarist and vocalist Sōichi Negishi becomes Johannes Krauser II, Masayuki Wada becomes Alexander Jagi, and Terumichi Nishida becomes Camus) and perform with face paint, similar to that of the American glam metal rock band Kiss. (The band and manga's name is an apparent homage to the "Detroit Rock City" song by Kiss.) The fourth manga volume ships November 29.

Source: Moon Phase


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