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Hey New Yorkers! Go to DMC! - at the theaters!

+ posted by njt in Anime News on Aug 10, 2009 14:53

We have great news for all you Detroit Metal City fans! The DMC movie that came out in Japan last summer is hitting NYC this month! Actually, if you're that interested here are the specifics:

What: Detroit metal city, live action movie!
Spoiler: Movie summary

Souichi Negishi is a conservative and pure-minded boy, who came to
Tokyo from the country in Japan with a dream of becoming a fancy pop-
song musician. He writes a song “Raspberry Kiss“ to send to a music
label, however, by a mere accident, he is forced to make a debut as
the member of the satanic Death metal band “Detroit Metal City” (DMC),
whose trademark is an eccentric make-up and destructive performance.

Despite of Souichi’s hope of becoming a lovely pop musician, DMC’s
debut single “SATSUGAI - genocide” (which used to be “Raspberry Kiss”
before arranged by the madly strange music label’s owner) achieves
explosive sales, and Johannes Krauser II bounces up to the position of
charisma in the Japanese Death Metal music scene.

Meanwhile, his girlfriend Ms. Aikawa, who loves cute outfit and French
pop songs, does not know the fact that Souichi becomes Johannes
Krauser II. Therefore, Souichi has to live with the extreme caution to
keep this biggest secret not to disappoint her.

After its sensational debut, DMC continues to build up “legends” as a
Death Metal band – defeating a rival band on stage and messed up the
live show of the No. 1 Japanese HIP-HOP artist, to name a few. Souichi
always, in all of the cases, first tries to act nicely but presses all
the wrong buttons to end up in creating the image of furious Johannes
Krauser II. One day, when DMC is totally recognized as an up-and-
coming Death Metal band throughout the country, Souichi has received
unexpected news. The legendary Metal artist, Jack IL Dark, starts his
world tour and DMC is named to perform on his stage in Japan. The
members of DMC and the fans are thrilled to hear the news, but it
gives Souichi (chicken-hearted) a shudder•••

Where: The ImaginAsian, 239 East 59th Street (Bet. 2nd & 3rd Ave.), NYC
When: Thurs., Aug. 20 - Doors open 6:15pm - Film starts 7:00pm
Reservations?: www.newyork-tokyo.com/wp/dmc
Manga @ Amazon: 3 volumes released so far.

For those unfortunate souls that don't know of the awesomeness that is DMC here's a brief summary:

Detroit Metal City is about a death metal band that has gained immense popularity in the indie scene. The main character is a push-over, Negichi Souchi, who is trying to make a living in the music world, but he didn't imagine in his wildest dreams that it would be in such a band. Read and see what hilarious situations he gets himself into.

In case you didn't know, all the DMC chapters scanlated have been translated by Molokidan right here at MH! If you do check out the chapters and end up hooked on DMC make sure to give him and his group plenty of thanks!

Personally, I saw the movie the moment it came out in theaters in Japan and it had me laughing the whole thing through! I highly recommend anyone in the area that can see it, to check it out! Since the more fans that show for this may help spark further interest in more movies down the line ;).

So have a good time watching the movie while supporting the industry at the same time! It's win win all the way! Now Go to DMC! Go to DMC! Go to DMC!

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#1. by Helltroll ()
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
Go to DMC! Go to DMC! Go to DMC!

Too bad I didn't live in NY. Oh well, have fun everybody :)
#2. by Kusachu ()
Posted on Aug 10, 2009

Sadly I don't see that one coming to my sucky town. :(
#3. by Dark-san ()
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
It came out in Singapore this year not so long ago! =)

I personally recommend this movie and suggest it to those who want a good laugh. Although the movie deviated a little from the manga, it is still worth the money. Even audience who have no idea on the manga would enjoy this one.

At least, you don't have to curse and swear for the other movie adaptation, say the 20th Century Boys. >.<;
#4. by molokidan (Hidden Boss ΣΣ(゚Д゚;)ナヌッ)
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
It's great to DMC getting more exposure in the West! Hopefully the NYC screening will breed tons more DMC believers.

Don't forget to check out Planet Waves either, people! It's a new 3-part one-shot by Kiminori Wakasugi!
#5. by squirrellord ()
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
Go to NYC! Go to NYC!
#6. by sapphire-pyro ()
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
YAY DMC!!!!!

Lucky New Yorkers~
#7. by Split Second Shot ()
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
When I saw DMC I assumed Devil May Cry. Darn. Oh well this is just as good >:)
#8. by shrimpy ()
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
The film was definitely hilarious, but the ending was just...overblown.
Read the comic, nothing beats the source material.
#9. by Megy ()
Posted on Aug 13, 2009
Damn, if only I didn't live so far away.
#10. by Ichiban D ()
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
Heh...My friend is actually working for the company that's promoting this. He's done well. I guess I'll go.
#11. by Bloodgear ()
Posted on Aug 15, 2009


Hopefully this means the DVD will come out though.
#12. by staka ()
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
I saw the movie on DVD.. it wasn't really entertaining or interesting, to me.
#13. by likearat ()
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
Yayyyy I went, it was great
#14. by hahaqazedcasd18 ()
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
dam i just missed it, since im arriving back to nyc today, so i missed it by 3 days, dam, and it seems so interesting....

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