I was a pretty big fan of the Detroit Metal City
anime when it first debuted -- I have to admit protagonist Soichi Negishi pretty much captured my heart right off the bat -- but I pretty much flipped when I saw that a live action film was coming and that actor Ken'ichi Matsuyama (Death Note's L) was going to play him. While I liked the film a bit less than the original anime, it's still WELL worth checking out, if only to see these hilarious characters finally come to life.
If you haven't already caught the film with fan subtitles, now you can own a copy thanks to an announcement from Viz Pictures. ANN
does not provide any details as to release date and pricing yet, but we'll keep you updated. Take my word for it though, if you are a fan of either the manga or the anime, you will not want to miss a chance to see this!