BABYMETAL launches US anime series

first_img The cutest heavy metal band in all the land is getting their own anime series.Having perfected the art of headbanging hardcore while still looking kawaii as hell, Japanese metal group BABYMETAL is fresh off of their 2016 world tour and ready to conquer a new medium: anime.The announcement comes via BABYMETAL’s official Facebook page and a press release from Warner Bros., stating that their new animated adventure will be brought to our screens thanks to the minds at Warner Bros.’ digital studio Blue Ribbon Content and Amuse USA.BABYMETAL’s manager and founder Key Kobayashi (also known as KOBAMETAL) is set to produce.In the series, the world of heavy metal finds itself under attack. The god Kitsune decides to form the warrior band BABYMETAL in order to help save the world and the musical genre.Leading the group are real life BABYMETAL band members SU-MEAL, YUIMETAL, and MOAMETAL. The short form series will be a combination of live-action musical performances and animation, with the girls traveling to the animated world in order to redefine the metal genre in order to save it, sort of like how they’ve already been rocking the metal boat here in the real world.BABYMETAL performing a sold out show at SSE Arean, Wembley in London earlier this spring.BABYMETAL is insanely popular in both Japan and the US, with their music topping iTunes charts, garnering an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and finishing their world tour that included a sold-out show at Wembley arena. They have just signed to perform with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in their upcoming UK tour.The band consists of three teenage girls, Suzuka Nakamoto, Yui Mizuno, and Moa Kikuchi, who go by the names SU-METAL, YUIMETAL, and MOAMETAL. They are a combination of pop idol sensibilities, with fresh-faced cute looks and outfits, paired with surprisingly well-written metal music in their over the top performances.The trio has made great strides in the pop metal scene in only five years since their formation.Here’s hoping that the upcoming show is able to translate their adorable metal fury to the screen. No release date has been announced yet, so stay tuned for more info. Until then, enjoy the hell out of their music. ‘Astral Chain’ and Other Dumb Nintendo SongsGeek Pick: Ikea Sonos Symfonisk Is A WiFi Bookshelf Speaker Stay on targetlast_img read more

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