Detroit Metal City is a live-action Japanese movie directed by Toshio Lee and based on a popular manga by Kiminori Wakasugi.
Soichi Negishi os a wide-eyed country boy from Oita Prefecture who travels to Tokyo to pursue his dream of becoming a trendy pop musician. However, he instead ends up fronting a death metal band called Detroit Metal City (DMC), known for their KISS-like face makeup and flamboyant live performances. As his alter ego Johannes Krauser II, he’s known as a wild man rumored to be everything from a terrorist to a demon from hell.
Meanwhile, as mild-mannered Negishi, he closely guards his secret life from his kind, unsuspecting mother and a girl he likes named Aikawa, who loves trendy pop music.
When DMC’s new song becomes a big hit, a death metal icon from New York named Jack IL Dark visits Japan for an epic battle of the bands.