Long awaited by fans of brutal music and raunchy humor, the 2008 Detroit Metal City anime series has finally been picked up for North American release. Sentai Filmworks announced that the Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushi-Shi) adaptation of Kiminori Wakasugi’s DMC manga will be available through select digital outlet, with a home video release on subtitled DVD to follow.
From Sentai's description
Led by phallus-waiving terrorist-from-hell Johannes Krauser II (guitar/vocals,) and given pulsing, throbbing life by indestructible drummer Camus and bassist Alexander Jagi, Detroit Metal City is the hottest ticket on the concert circuit! There’s just one catch. That ”hottest ticket” is just a meal ticket, and beneath the makeup, these ultimate head-bangers are hired doppelgangers who don’t even LIKE what they do! Jaggi is actually Wada, who wants to play glam rock; Camus is Nishida, an anime fan with an appalling weakness for curry and NSFW videos; and Krauser is… oh the shame… street-singing Soichi Negishi, whose dreams of singing happy pop hits seem hopelessly doomed by the success of his rage-fueled alter ego! Worse, he can’t even tell anyone who Krauser is. Not even the girl he likes, who HATES DMC! Will rage against the corporate machine consume Negishi’s tortured soul? Is there life after death metal? What it’s like to put your head in a jet engine and turn up the volume? Find out as angst, amps and anarchy collide in Detroit Metal City!
Viz released the manga and New People released its live action adaptation in North America.