News Sentai Filmworks Licenses Detroit Metal City Anime
posted on 2012-07-01 15:14 EDT
North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Sunday that it acquired the Detroit Metal City video anime series. The 12-episode anime will be available through select digital outlets soon with a home video release on subtitled DVD to follow.
The anime adapts Kiminori Wakasugi's rock parody manga of the same name. The story follows a mild-mannered light pop singer who becomes the in-your-face lead singer of a glam rock band in the mold of KISS.
Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushishi) directed the series and Studio 4°C handled the animation production. Daisuke Kishio (Vampire Knight, Phi-Brain - Puzzle of God, Fairy Tail) voiced the lead role of Sōichi Negishi and Yuji Ueda (Pokémon, Rurouni Kenshin, Martian Successor Nadesico) played the role of Johannes Krauser II.
Update: More background information added. Detroit Metal City's music is more akin to death metal. Thanks, MacrossJunkie.
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