Detroit Metal City
is a manga series about a mild-mannered Japanese teacher who joins a metal band and instantly becomes totally metal
(in the KISS style, not in the Scandinavian killing-people style). D3 Publisher has wisely decided to take the manga, which we've never seen, and make it into an insane kabuki-rock music minigame RPG thing
called Detroit Metal City DS: Death Shout.
The performance modes seem (from the comic/3D style and the single screen we have of the interface) to rip off Ouendan
pretty openly, but we can't bring ourselves to get outraged. The minigames range from lyric-writing to whatever the hell this is, and that
can't be described as anything but
Besides, we want
to play an Ouendan
game about decadent hair-metal performance. We desperately
want this RPG about defeating rival bands to be awesome.