GREEN CINE Already a member? login
 Your cart
Help
Advanced Search
- Genres
+ Action
+ Adult
+ Adventure
+ Animation
+ Anime
+ Classics
+ Comedies
+ Comic Books
+ Crime
  Criterion Collection
+ Cult
+ Documentary
+ Drama
+ Erotica
+ Espionage
  Experimental/Avant-Garde
+ Fantasy
+ Film Noir
+ Foreign
+ Gay & Lesbian
  HD (High Def)
+ Horror
+ Independent
+ Kids
+ Martial Arts
+ Music
+ Musicals
  Pre-Code
+ Quest
+ Science Fiction
  Serials
+ Silent
+ Sports
+ Suspense/Thriller
  Sword & Sandal
+ Television
+ War
+ Westerns


Public Discussions

topics
GreenCine Movie Talk
Anime
Discuss all topics related to anime.
561

Detroit Metal City is awesome
Topic by: Catullus
Posted: September 16, 2008 - 12:59 AM PDT
Last Reply: September 20, 2008 - 12:00 AM PDT

author topic: Detroit Metal City is awesome
Catullus
post #1  on September 16, 2008 - 12:59 AM PDT  
its super offensive but it really is great.

In a nutshell a normal guy who is something of a wuss is in a hardcore metal band... he sort of lives a double life and it leads to some hilarious humor.

anidb link

Definitely worth a watch unless you are easily offended in which case stay far away. Lots of cursing in English in this one.
doozer
post #2  on September 16, 2008 - 1:16 AM PDT  
You had me at 'f'kng ten rapes per sec'
underdog
post #3  on September 16, 2008 - 4:01 PM PDT  
Why does it sound like that movie "Detroit Rock City"? Is it one of those things where they just plucked an American sounding phrase or place as a band name without it having much direct connection to the story at hand? Or does it have a connection?
Catullus
post #4  on September 16, 2008 - 4:38 PM PDT  
> On September 16, 2008 - 4:01 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Why does it sound like that movie "Detroit Rock City"? Is it one of those things where they just plucked an American sounding phrase or place as a band name without it having much direct connection to the story at hand? Or does it have a connection?
> ---------------------------------

no relation to Detroit and through the first four episodes no reference to the city whatsoever. I dont know if Detroit is thought of as a death metal mecca or what, but other than the name of the band it has no significance that Ive seen so far.

Story is taking place in the anime in tokyo.
doozer
post #5  on September 16, 2008 - 9:54 PM PDT  
> On September 16, 2008 - 4:38 PM PDT Catullus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
I dont know if Detroit is thought of as a death metal mecca or what
> ---------------------------------


I think it's cause KISS wrote a song called Detroit Rock City about a fan who died in a car accident on the way to one of their concerts or something...then a movie was named after it.

The only thing Detroit is really known for was hardcore punk turned yuppy vegan indie, and techno music...which God hates.
underdog
post #6  on September 17, 2008 - 10:05 AM PDT  
> On September 16, 2008 - 9:54 PM PDT doozer wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> The only thing Detroit is really known for was hardcore punk turned yuppy vegan indie, and techno music...which God hates.
> ---------------------------------

Er, and Motown music. :-P Being Motown and the home of Berry Gordy and classic soul and so on.

Anyway, cool, thanks peeps.
weezy
post #7  on September 17, 2008 - 11:08 AM PDT  
> The only thing Detroit is really known for was hardcore punk turned yuppy vegan indie, and techno music...which God hates.
> ---------------------------------

I think techno viking would take offense to that statement, and I got techno viking's back!

This show DOES look awesome!! I hope it's like a fusion of anime and Metalocalypse.
hamano
post #8  on September 17, 2008 - 12:42 PM PDT  
ROTFL, this show is frikkin' hilarious! Great antidote to BECK, better than Black Heaven! I loved that part where Negishi was jamming with his college pal in the toilet.

Nothing really deep though, purely for fun. The president of Death Records is a riot.
hamano
post #9  on September 17, 2008 - 12:51 PM PDT  
> On September 17, 2008 - 11:08 AM PDT weezy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> This show DOES look awesome!! I hope it's like a fusion of anime and Metalocalypse.

Nothing so grandiose as Metalocalypse. Aside from the heavy metal theme the stories play more like "slice of life" Azumanga Daioh-style vignettes.
doozer
post #10  on September 17, 2008 - 6:52 PM PDT  
> On September 17, 2008 - 10:05 AM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> Er, and Motown music. :-P Being Motown and the home of Berry Gordy and classic soul and so on.
>
> Anyway, cool, thanks peeps.
>
> ---------------------------------


Yea I was thinking anything that could be anywhere near related to metal...and even what I had was a stretch ^_^
hamano
post #11  on September 17, 2008 - 8:47 PM PDT  
Detroit Rock City - lots of KISS fans in Japan, as well as copycat metal acts.

Here's X Japan, a popular act from the mid-'80s, on a Japanese talk show. You can see a lot of similarities to the situation from Episode 4.

Seikima-II (Seikimatsu), another popular band that is being referenced in DMC. Seikima-II was led by Demon Kogure, "former vice-king of hell"... Demon eventually became a CM character for Fuji Film

Some Heavy Metal in Detroit... another visual reference for Japanese people

More Detroit? Double life, kinda like Negishi in DMC.

Now THAT'S Detroit!!! (Although the actual factory scenes were shot in Kalamazoo...)
hamano
post #12  on September 18, 2008 - 5:37 AM PDT  
Probably the biggest reason Detroit=murder/violence in the minds of the Japanese.
Catullus
post #13  on September 18, 2008 - 4:44 PM PDT  
> On September 18, 2008 - 5:37 AM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Probably the biggest reason Detroit=murder/violence in the minds of the Japanese.
> ---------------------------------

wow that is ridiculous that those guys essentially got away with that and the judge himself was a racist.

Granted this probably doesn't happen today (that was 26 years ago) but wow. That kind of pisses me off that happened and besides a small civil suit (200$ a month that the guy apparently isn't even paying come on) there was no real punishment.

Things like this just reinforce how stupid a lot of Americans are. I really can see Mccain winning and you know what? I think it would be fitting punishment.
underdog
post #14  on September 18, 2008 - 6:19 PM PDT  
Huh, check this out:

Report: Detroit Metal City Gets Hollywood Remake Offers

"The Sports Hochi newspaper reports that the Japanese film distributor TOHO has received more than one offer from Hollywood film production companies to remake the manga-based Detroit Metal City film after it opened in Japan last month. Director Toshio Li adapted Kiminori Wakasugi's rock parody manga about a shy pop singer's rise to glory as the frontman of a death-metal band. The negotiations are reportedly still ongoing, but a decision is expected by the end of the year. There are also remake offers from Hong Kong.

In addition to the remake talks, the Detroit Metal City film already has distribution agreements for Hong Kong and South Korea. Distribution offers are said to have come from 25 other countries and regions, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Taiwwan, Australia, and Brazil"
hamano
post #15  on September 18, 2008 - 7:09 PM PDT  
Yeah, they're talking about the live action film adaptation, not the anime adaptation.
Vanamonde
post #16  on September 20, 2008 - 12:00 AM PDT  
> On September 17, 2008 - 12:42 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> ...better than Black Heaven!
> ---------------------------------

WHAT! It don't get better than Legend of Black Heaven

Required for all who ever played air guitar or even a real Gibson in a 10 megaton amp. And ladies, it will teach you a valuable lesson. Even if your name IS Yoko, never, never, NEVER throw away your man's Gibson Flying V. Or any guitar for that reason. That's just SAD!.

And that alien on the keyboards ain't bad. Not the genetic engineering one, the officer in the cat suit.

about greencine · donations · refer a friend · support · help · genres
contact us · press room · privacy policy · terms · sitemap · affiliates · advertise

Copyright © 2005 GreenCine LLC. All rights reserved.
© 2006 All Media Guide, LLC. Portions of content provided by All Movie Guide®, a trademark of All Media Guide, LLC.