September 29, 2016


Babymetal to Star in Live-Action/Animated Digital Show

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Mike Pont/Getty Images

Baby metal has already made their mark on the J-pop/metal scene, but now the teen Japanese trio will be entering the television world. According to Deadline, Babymetal teamed up with Warner Bros. for their own live-action/animated hybrid shortform show.

The action-themed show follows members Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal (the warrior band formed by the god Kitsune) as they try to save the magical world of metal before it's completely destroyed. The series, which will also feature new performances from Babymetal, will be produced by their manager Key Kobayashi, a.k.a Kobametal.

“Babymetal have to be seen to be believed—a mind-blowing, fun combination of pop vocals, heavy-metal music and dance choreography brought to life by three incredibly talented teenage stars,” Sam Register, president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, said in a statement. “We are huge fans here at Blue Ribbon Content and are extremely excited to help bring the Babymetal phenomenon to U.S. audiences through this upcoming digital series.”

The currently untitled series is in development and hasn't been sold yet. But in the meantime, Babymetal will be joining the Red Hot Chili Peppers as openers on their December U.K. tour. Below, watch the girls explain why they recorded their single "The One" in English: