Babymetal to star in 'magical' animated series

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Babymetal are set to star in an animated series which will see them try to “save the day” as the “magical world of heavy metal music” comes under attack.

The as-yet-untitled series is being produced by Warner Bros’ digital studio Blue Ribbon Content in partnership with Amuse Group USA and is described as a “hybrid live-action and animated project.”

Warner Bros President of Animation, Sam Register, says: “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.

“We are huge fans here at Blue Ribbon Content and are extremely excited to help bring the Babymetal phenomenon to US audiences through this upcoming digital series.”

It is not yet clear where the series will be broadcast. It is produced with the help of Babymetal manager Key Kobayashi, aka Kobametal.

The official description of the series reads: “The action-adventure will take viewers inside the magical world of heavy metal music as it comes under attack, and one lonely god, Kitsune, forms the warrior band Babymetal to save the day.

“In the series, Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal join together to ultimately redefine the genre. The series will also feature new live-action performances from the group, who will enter the animated world through a secret portal.”

Earlier this year, Metal Hammer readers voted Babymetal’s self-titled debut as the Greatest Album Of The 21st Century.

The Japanese trio’s second album Metal Resistance was released in April of this year. They played two nights at the Tokyo Dome this month and will support the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the UK in December.

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Dec 10: Birmingham Genting Arena
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Dec 14: Manchester Arena
Dec 15: Manchester Arena

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