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Detroit Metal City (live-action movie)

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Alternative title:
デトロイト・メタル・シティ (Japanese)
重金搖滾雙面人 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: comedy
Themes: double life, music
Plot Summary: DMC (Detroit Metal City) is an up and coming death metal band that is taking Japan by storm. It is fronted by Krauser II who in reality is Soichi Negishi. Negishi can't stand metal and wants to make fashionable pop music. His alter ego Krauser on the other hand portrays himself as a demon who rapes and murders. As the band becomes more popular these two egos will crash and hilarity ensues.
Running time: 103 minutes
Vintage: 2008-08-23
Premiere date:
2008-08-23 (Japan)
2009-01-16 (Taiwan)
2009-03-19 (Singapore)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Detroit Metal City (DVD 01) 2010-11-09 (from $21.92)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Toshio Li
Screenplay: Mika Ohmori
Original creator: Kiminori Wakasugi
Producer: Genki Kawamura
Kenichi Matsuyama as
Johannes Krauser II
Soichi Negishi

Rosa Katou as Yuri Aikawa
Ryuuji Akiyama as Terumichi Nishida/Camus
Yasuko Matsuyuki as President of Death Records
Yoshihiko Hosoda as Masayuki Wada/Alexander Jagi

Ayaka Ikezawa as Tomoko Negishi
Daikichi Sugawara as Kazunori Negishi
Gene Simmons as Jack Ill Dark
Issei Takahashi as Hideki Saji
Kazuma Suzuki as Hidetaka Asato
Kouji Ohkura as Paragon of Fandom
Minami as Nina
Nobuhiko Otani as DJ Laika
Rumi Hiiragi as Merci (voice)
Ryo Kato as Toshihiko Negishi
Yoshiko Miyazaki as Keiko Negishi
Yoshinori Okada as The Supreme Partner
Yosuke Ochi as MC Kiva/Susumu Kibayashi (Dienoji)

Japanese companies
English staff
English companies
Distributor: NEW PEOPLE, Inc. (North America)
Licensed by: Viz Media
English cast

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