tl.dr: Soichi is a wimpy ass teenager who wants to be a Swedish pop artist. He ends up in a death metal band. He's a total weenie until he puts his makeup and his wig on. Then he becomes a fucking savage monkey and screams on stage about raping and killing his parents. Highly recommend it.
Souichi Negishi is a timid young man who aspires to use his musical talents for a career as a pop star in the entertainment industry. But aspirations don't pay the rent, so in order to get by, he has joined the death metal band known as Detroit Metal City. On stage, Souichi becomes lead singer and guitarist Johannes Krauser II, publicized as a demon from hell that murdered his own parents and committed numerous other atrocities. Souichi’s band mates find themselves in similar predicaments; drummer Terumichi Nishida, stage name Camus, is actually an avid otaku who particularly enjoys ecchi anime, while bassist Masayuki Wada takes on the persona of Alexander Jagi, even though he would rather perform in a visual kei band. (from MAL) Plot:
Soichi Negishi is a shy young musician who dreams of a career in pop. Dreams don't pay the bills, so he's ended up as the lead singer and guitarist of a blackened death metal band, "Detroit Metal City." In stage costume he is Johannes Krauser II, rumored to be a terrorist demon from hell, to have killed and raped his parents, to wield his giant death penis with abandon, and other menacing tales being said about him after each public performance. The songs of DMC often encourage the audience to engage in immoral and illegal behavior, such as rape or murder, or tell of Krauser's exploits with similar actions, in a parody of the genre. (from wikipedia) Characters:
Soichi/Krauser (main character)
Yuri Aikawa Art/Animation:
The art has no CGI. Which is great. CGI in anime usually ruins it for me. I need that classic drawing feeling. Toho Co. Ltd. were the animators and they did a good job. Apparently there's a live action movie but I haven't watched it yet. I'll make a separate post if I ever get around to watching it. Overall:
I'd easily give this show a 9/10. Bring over a bunch of friends over and binge watch this show at 2am in the morning. Best experience ever. It's best to have an empty house or chill neighbors and start yelling about “raping fucking everyone”. Easy 9/10. Links: http://myanimelist.net/anime/3702/Detroit_Metal_City https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Metal_City