Sentai Filmworks Licenses Detroit Metal City Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
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.
Viz Media published Wakasugi's 10-volume manga series in North America.
Update: More background information added. Detroit Metal City's music is more akin to death metal. Thanks, MacrossJunkie.
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