BABYMETAL Announce New Album ‘METAL GALAXY’ & World Tour
02.July.2019 | MUSIC
BABYMETAL performed their first shows of 2019 at Yokohama Arena on June 28 and 29 for their concert “BABYMETAL AWAKENS – THE SUN ALSO RISES -“.
At the end of the first night, BABYMETAL unveiled that their third studio album is titled METAL GALAXY and will release on October 11. They also announced that they will head on a world tour from with dates in Japan, Europe, US and Russia. It will begin in early September and run into March 2020.
Su-Metal and Moametal were greeted to riotous applause as they stepped onto the illuminated stage, outfits glistening, on the first night at Yokohama Arena. Three dancers then appeared, one of which was singled out to lead out the Kami Band.
During the show, F.HERO joined BABYMETAL on stage to perform their new song PA PA YA!! for the first time, a track which features the popular Thai rapper. The one-and-a-half-hour spread out a set list of 14 songs with songs taken from BABYMETAL’s forthcoming album METAL GALAXY.
METAL GALAXY will be the first album from BABYMETAL in three-and-a-half years and the first to not feature former member Yuimetal. As the title suggests, its theme centres around journeying through the metal galaxy.
After their second Yokohama Arena show, BABYMETAL headed straight to the UK to perform at Glastonbury on June 30. Catch them on their upcoming world tour – details below.
Photos by Tsukasa Miyoshi (Showcase)
Release Date: October 11, 2019
Limited Edition SUN – Japan Complete Edition (2 CDs+Vinyl Size Jacket): ¥4,500 (Before Tax) [TFCC-86684]
Limited Edition MOON – Japan Complete Edition (2 CDs+Vinyl Size Jacket): ¥4,500 (Before Tax) [TFCC-86685]
Limited Edition – Japan Complete Edition (2 CDs+DVD): ¥4,200 (Before Tax) [TFCC-86686]
Regular Edition – Japan Complete Edition (2 CDs): ¥3,500 (Before Tax) [TFCC-86687]
Vinyl Edition – Japan Complete Edition (2 Vinyls): ¥5,000 (Before Tax) [TFJC-38037]
*Japan Complete Editions scheduled to be stocked on October 8
THE ONE Limited Edition (2CDs+DVD): ¥9,000 (Before Tax) [ONEC – 0012]
*DVD to contain live footage. This is edition is available to THE ONE fan club members only
THE ONE Limited Edition Orders
Order Window: June 29, 2019 at 00:00 – July 17, 2019 at 23:59
METAL GALAXY WORLD TOUR IN JAPAN
2019/11/16 @ Saitama Super Arena, Saitama
2019/11/17 @ Saitama Super Arena, Saitama
2019/11/20 @ Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka
2019/11/21 @ Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka
METAL GALAXY WORLD TOUR
2019/9/4 @ Hard Rock Live, Orlando, Florida
2019/9/6 @ Coca Cola Roxy, Atlanta, Georgia
2019/9/8 @ The Anthem, Washington D.C., Washington
2019/9/11 @ House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts
2019/9/13 @ The Fillmore, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2019/9/15 @ Terminal 5, New York City, New York
2019/9/18 @ The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
2019/9/20 @ Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois
2019/9/21 @ Myth Live Event Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
2019/9/23 @ Uptown Theater, Kansas City, Missouri
2019/9/24 @ South Side Ballroom, Dallas, Texas
2019/9/27 @ Ogden Theatre, Denver, Colorado
2019/9/28 @ The Union Event Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
2019/9/30 @ House of Blues, Las Vegas, Nevada
2019/10/1 @ Marquee Theatre, Tempe, Arizona
2019/10/4 @ The Warfield, San Francisco, California
2019/10/11 @ The Forum, Los Angeles, California
2019/10/13 @ Sacramento, California (Aftershock Festival 2019, Discovery Park)
2019/10/15 @ Roseland Theater, Portland, Oregon
2019/10/16 @ The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington
2020/2/3 @ Fryhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2020/2/4 @ Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
2020/2/5 @ Vega Main Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
2020/2/8 @ Groß Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
2020/2/9 @ Éysé Montmartre, Paris, France
2020/2/11 @ Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
2020/2/13 @ Carlswerk Victoria, Cologne, Germany
2020/2/14 @ Huxleys, Berlin, Germany
2020/2/16 @ AB, Brussels, Belgium
2020/2/17 @ 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
2020/2/19 @ Barrowland, Glasgow, UK
2020/2/20 @ The Great Hall, Cardiff, UK
2020/2/22 @ O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
2020/2/23 @ Eventim Apollo, London, UK
2020/2/26 @ House of Culture, Helsinki, Finland
2020/2/28 @ M1, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2020/3/1 @ Adrenaline Stadium, Moscow, Russia
BABYMETAL Official Website: http://www.babymetal.com/
The National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto Opens Meiji Era Exhibition
14.September.2021 | SPOT
A special exhibition titled ‘Japanese Landscapes Discovered: Views from and for the Outside World,’ showcasing a private collection of Meiji era paintings, is now on display at the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto until October 31, 2021.
Inside the Exhibit
Inside the Exhibit
This exhibition is designed to take visitors on a journey through the Meiji period (1868-1912), the beginning of Japan’s modern era, through oil and watercolor paintings of the time, and through the landscapes and customs depicted in these pieces of art. During this time, many foreign painters visited Japan, and were inspired to paint the country’s beautiful landscapes and unfamiliar customs, bringing these creations back to their countries of origin. Japanese artists studied these unfamiliar painting techniques, and made their own culturally-inspired paintings, often selling them to foreign visitors as souvenirs.
Many works on display in this exhibition have never been shown publicly, with many being brought back to Japan from locations abroad. These include long-lost oil paintings by Kuroda Seiki and a massive newly-discovered work by Tamura Soryu. Other Japanese artists inspired by Western-style on display include Hiroshi Yoshida, Jirokichi Kasagi, Shotaro Koyama, and Ioki Bunsai.
Also on display are works by foreign artists who visited Japan during this period, including British news painter Charles Wirgman, French news painter Georges Bigot, and British landscape painters Alfred Parsons, Alfred East, and John Varley Jr. These three men in particular triggered a watercolor boom in Japan during the late Meiji period. Vibrant female painters such as British watercolorist Ella du Cane, a lover of Japanese gardens, also make an appearance.
Be sure to see these incredible depictions of Japan before they’re gone.
Japanese Landscapes Discovered: Views from and for the Outside World
Running: September 7 – October 31, 2021
Hours: 9:30-19:00 (Until 20:00 on Friday and Saturday)
Closed: Mondays, and on September 21. *The museum will be open September 20.
Tickets/Official Site: https://www.momak.go.jp/
*Admission is open until 30 minutes before closing.
*To prevent the spread of COVID-19, hours are subject to change. Please check hours before visiting.
BABYMETAL to Release Limited-Edition NFT Trading Cards
04.September.2021 | MUSIC
In May, BABYMETAL released their first collection of NFT trading cards to commemorate the band’s 10th anniversary. Now, a new collection of these limited-edition cards, 10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN, are coming soon!
The previous collection sold out in only a few minutes, and as with the first trading card release, these special images will be sold using WAX NFT Blockchain, and will go on sale starting September 10 at 0:00 JST. The cards are designed with live photos from 10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN, the 10 concerts held at Nippon Budokan from January to April. Two different sets will be on sale, and there will be 20 cards total in the set, each ranked common, rare, or super rare.
A 5-card set will be available for USD $35 with a limited quantity of 2,500 sets. A special MECHAPACK bundle containing a 15-card set and limited edition 10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN gold vinyl record will be available for USD $125, with only 1,000 sets available. The record contains 13 songs from the April concert, which was the final day of the Budokan concert series.
Purchases can be made by credit card or PayPal, but customers will need a WAX wallet to purchase and receive NFT.
NFT minting and distribution will begin on September 15 at 2:00 AM (JST). The mint number and distribution order will be determined by when the order was made.
Will you be trying to snag one of these rare pieces of BABYMETAL history?
10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN NFT TRADING CARDS
Release Date: September 10, (0:00 JST)
How to Buy/Price:
1 NFT Trading Card Set (5 cards) / Price: $35
2 NFT Trading Card Set (15 cards) + 10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN Gold Vinyl Record / Price: $125
BABYMETAL Collaborates with COLEMAN to Produce Outdoor Equipment
01.September.2021 | FASHION
As they celebrate the grand finale of their 10th anniversary on October 10 2021, metal dance unit BABYMETAL’s apparel brand BMD FOX APPAREL will be collaborating with outdoor equipment brand COLEMAN, with items available from August 27.
BMD FOX APPAREL is a brand separate to the bands concert goods, focusing on challenging pre-existing ideas to form new stories and new lifestyles. This will be BMD FOX APPAREL’s first collaboration with COLEMAN, with the watch stylish item featuring the iconic BMD logo. The lineup is made up of seven items: A Quick-up IG Shade, a Resort Chair, a Healing Chair, a Mini Table Plus, a Daily Cooler 20L, a Leisure Sheet, and an Outdoor Wagon. The items will be available to preorder from the A!SMART Artist Shop from 18:00 on August 27.
The collaboration item designs are centred around the BMD FOX APPAREL brand color, BLACK, with the color decorating the frames and resin parts to create bespoke outdoor equipment. The comfortable hammocks, relaxing healing chairs, and compact miniature tables, and even COLEMAN’s famous outdoor wagon have been dyed in BMD FOX APPAREL’s shade of black.
Enjoy festivals and camping with the coolest outdoor equipment!
BMD FOX APPAREL × COLEMAN
Release Date: August 27, 2021 from 18:00~
Purchase Link: Online Shop A!SMART’s BABYMETAL SHOP
BABYMETAL BMD FOX APPAREL Official Website: https://bmdfoxapparel.com/
BABYMETAL to Release Live Vinyl Series on Streaming Platforms
27.August.2021 | MUSIC
To celebrate the groups 10th anniversary, BABYMETAL is releasing the 10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS LIVE VINYL SERIES on streaming services, with some of the 9 general release titles being made available for the first time.
METAL RESISTANCE Chapters 1 to 2 will be available on August 25, Chapters 3 to 7 on September 8, and Chapters 8 to 9 on September 22. These dates will coincide with the release of the vinyl series.
Although some tracks will not be available due to rights reasons, many of the most famous live BABYMETAL performances from the past decade will now be easily accessible. This includes their Tokyo Dome performance, the largest in the history of the group, as well as BABYMETAL’s solo concerts in the UK and North America.
Spotify’s official BABYMETAL account is now featuring an original Canvas that will play while listening to the new tracks.
BABYMETAL announced that they will ‘seal their LEGEND’ on October 10, and won’t be visible for a while. While it’s unclear what this might mean for the future of the group, this is the perfect time to reminisce on how much they have accomplished over the past decade.
10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS LIVE VINYL SERIES
Release Date: August 25, 2021
New BT21 Cafe Coming to Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, and Okinawa
The 9th BT21 Cafe ~Relaxing Holiday~ will be open for a limited time in six venues across Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, and Okinawa. If you’re a fan of these adorable LINE FRIENDS, just take a look at the menu items and goods on offer!
Chicken and Orange Hot Sandwich: ¥1,760 (Tax Included)
Grilled Vegetable Curry: ¥1,870 (Tax Included)
Tandoori Chicken Tacos: ¥1,870 (Tax Included)
Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Bacon: ¥1,870 (Tax Included)
Pistachio and Chocolate S’mores: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Cinnamon Apple Pie: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Maple Lemon German Pancake: ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Mixed Berry German Pancake: ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Strawberry Mojito/Kiwi Mojito/Peach Mojito: ¥990 each (Tax Included)
Coffee (Iced/Hot) / Black Tea (Iced/Hot): ¥550 (Tax Included)
Pins (Random, 7 designs): ¥660 (Tax Included)
Acrylic Keyrings (7 designs): ¥770 (Tax Included) / Clear Folder: ¥440 (Tax Included)
Stickers (7 designs): ¥770 each (Tax Included) / Placemat (2 designs): ¥1,000 each (Tax Included)
Swizzle Stick (7 designs): ¥990 each (Tax Included) / Tote Bag: ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Canvas Pouch: ¥1,980 (Tax Included) / Mini-towel (7 designs): ¥990 each (Tax Included)
Bandana (2 designs): ¥1,320 each (Tax Included) / Marshmallows: ¥972 (Tax Included)
Customers who book a table in advance will receive a randomly selected A5-size clear folder and a random clear coaster for each drink ordered.
The first installment of the 9th BT21 Cafe run, ~MY LITTLE BUDDY~, began in July 2021. The menu and goods, based on cute babies and their friends, received rave reviews.
~Relaxing Holiday~ is inspired by summer and being outside with friends. Menu items look like what people may eat while camping, and the original character art features your favorite BT21 characters eating their favorite foods. Various soups and desserts are available in cute souvenir cups, and anything ordered is perfect for posting on social media!
Which menu item looks the most delicious to you?
*Images for reference only.
BT21 Cafe 9th Run ~Relaxing Holiday~
Address: SHINJUKU BOX café&space Lumine EST (B1F 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Running: August 28, 2021 – October 3, 2021
Address: HARAJUKU BOX Alta (3F 16-4 Jingumae 1-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Running: September 16, 2021 – October 31, 2021
Address: Collabo_Index Lumine Yokohama (6F 2-16-1 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)
Running: September 1, 2021 – October 3, 2021
Address: Nagoya Box café&space (B1F LACHIC, 3-6-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi)
Running: September 30, 2021 – November 7, 2021
Address: Shinsaibashi contact (1-6-24 Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka)
Running: August 27, 2021 – September 23, 2021
Address: OKINAWA BOX café&space (Naha OPA 2F, 1-20-1 Izumizaki, Naha, Okinawa)
Running: September 3, 2021 – October 3, 2021
Official Site: https://2021-2.box-cafe.jp/
BT21 is a globally popular cast of characters from LINE FRIENDS.
*The products and menu items produced and sold by LEGS COMPANY, Ltd. are the result of an official license agreement with LINE FRIENDS Co., Ltd. and may not be reproduced or sold without permission from LINE FRIENDS Co., Ltd.
BABYMETAL to Hold 10th Anniversary Exhibition at hmv museum
10.August.2021 | MUSIC
BABYMETAL has been celebrating their 10th anniversary since October 10, 2020 with a series of projects and events leading to a final conclusion on October 10, 2021. The details of ‘10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS,’ the final project marking this auspicious anniversary, have been revealed on BABYMETAL’s official website.
The first LIVE HISTORY BOOK, ‘10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS,’ will be released on September 2, 2021. This release from Pia will cover the last decade of the band’s live shows, and is the first book written by KOBAMETAL, the producer of BABYMETAL’s incredible performances. Within the pages will be more about the group’s origins, the story of each concert, and plenty of photos!
Starting on September 4, 2021, the ‘10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS – EXHIBITION -’ will be held at the hmv museum in Shibuya. On October 1, the exhibition will move to the hmv museum in Shinsaibashi. This fascinating showcase will lead guests through the history of BABYMETAL’s formation and early live shows while plenty of BABYMETAL plays through high-definition speakers, and will also showcase the group’s costumes. Bring a camera, because there are plenty of photo spots! Guests can also pick up special commemorative goods and limited-edition stickers!
To commemorate the release of the LIVE HISTORY BOOK ‘10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS,’ a special event will be held at HMV&BOOKS SHIBUYA on September 4, 2021, and at HMV&BOOKS SHINSAIBASHI on October 2, 2021. This event will only be open to those who have purchased the book online (Lawson WEB members only), so be sure to check the HMV&BOOK website for details on how to apply.
BABYMETAL has said that after this finale, they would ‘disappear from sight.’ With a possible hiatus coming after October 10, now is the perfect time to look back on this incredibly talented group!
10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS – EXHIBITION –
Location: hmv museum (6F HMV&BOOKS SHIBUYA)
Dates: September 4, 2021-September 23, 2021
Hours of Operation: 11:00-19:30 (Last admission at 19:00)
Location: hmv museum Shinsaibashi (HMV&BOOKS SHINSAIBASHI)
Dates: October 1, 2021-October 10, 2021
Hours of Operation: 11:00-20:30 (Last admission at 20:00)
10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS
Author: KOBAMETAL Publisher: Pia MUSIC COMPLEX
Release Date: September 9, 2021
Price: ¥1,870 (Tax Included)
10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS Release Event
Event Date: September 4, 2021
Location: 6F HMV&BOOKS SHIBUYA Event Space
Event Date: October 2, 2021
Location: HMV&BOOKS SHINSAIBASHI Event Space
‘10 BABYMETAL YEARS’ Special Website: https://www.toysfactory.co.jp/artist/babymetal/10babymetalyears
Pokémon Postboxes Arrive in Yokohama For a Whole Year
Japan Post Service has teamed up with Pokémon to set up three postboxes with Pikachu, Eevee, and Piplup designs in Yokohama. They first opened on July 7, 2021 and will be available until June 30, 2022.
Yokohama is no stranger to Pokémon as it is the city that hosts the annual Pikachu Outbreak event, one which is set to return this year from August 7-13. It is also one of the cities taking part in the Poké Lid project to place Pokémon manhole covers across Japan.
And if you post your letter in the postbox pictured below, located in Yokohama Port Post Office, your envelope will be stamped with a special Pokémon stamp.
Locations: 2 at Yokohama City Hall / 1 at Yokohama Sakuragi Post Office
Running: July 7, 2021 – June 30, 2022
Pokémon Stamp Post Service
Location: Yokohama Port Post Office
Running: July 7, 2021 – June 30, 2022
Key Coffee has recreated its coffee from 1920’s when the cafe chain first opened. Named the Yokohama 1920 Founding Blend, the coffee was released on July 20 and will be available at their 54 branches up and down Japan until August 24, the same date when the coffee shop first opened.
Yokohama 1920 Founding Blend
A picture of Key Coffee’s Yokohama branch in 1936 when it was known as Kimura Coffee
Retro Showa-style espresso con panna
Yokohama 1920 Founding Blend recreates the same flavour of coffee that the cafe served in 1920 when it first opened in Yokohama, an area bustling with restaurants serving both Asian and Western cuisine. It uses Brazilian coffee beans at its base, a type which was circulated a lot at the time. It has a distinct sweet fragrance and goes well with milk and sugar.
Back them, coffee was a commodity yearned for by the people of Japan. After releasing their hit coffee syrup in 1921, Key Coffee began serving coffee in a way that was simple, tasty, and accessible to everyone such as drip coffee and their Noi coffee-making series. In the 1930’s their products began to line the shelves of department stores as they began to develop as a spearhead for the emergence of coffee culture in Japan. They also began selling TOARCO TORAJA in 1978, a highly-regarded premium coffee. Today, the chain continues to be a hub for coffee lovers, and is creating new coffees and techniques.
Japan has been a boom in junkissa in recent years, a classic cafe which blends the atmosphere of the Meiji and Showa periods. Key Coffee is showcasing two coffees on their recipe page which capture this flair including an espresso con panna and milk brûlée.
Yokohama 1920 Founding Blend
Running: July 20, 2021 – August 24, 2021
Price: ¥648 (Tax Included) / 100
Recipe Page: https://www.keycoffee.co.jp/store/direct/2021foundedblend_recipe
Official Website: https://www.keycoffee.co.jp/
Sazae-san, Glass Mask, and Other Popular Anime Series Get Exhibition in Yokohama
Takashimaya Yokohama Store has announced a special exhibition centred on the Japanese animation studio Eiken. Titled “50 Years With the Sazae-san Series: The World of Eiken’s Animation,” the exhibition will begin on August 4 and touch on Eiken’s long history of animation such as Sazae-san which has been running since 1969, Tetsujin 28-go, 8 Man, and more.
Chapter 1: Eiken Classical
This section of the exhibition will feature 11 nostalgic anime series such as Tetsujin 28-go and 8 Man.
Chapter 2: 50 Years of Anime History
Cel animations and manga artwork for 27 series from the past 50 years, such as Glass Mask, will be showcased.
Chapter 3: 50 Years of Sazae-san
170 works, such as cel animations and background artwork, of Sazae-san, which has been airing since 1969, will be displayed.
Tetsujin 28-go Photospot
A4 Folder | ¥440
Dolomite Coasters | ¥1,100
Sazae-san Ivorn Tote Bag | ¥3,520
Manga Design A4 Folder | ¥385
The exhibition will be split into three ‘chapters,’ or areas, with around 400 pieces of animation and artwork displayed. Fans of Eiken’s series can also get their hands on exclusive merchandise, snap a photo at the photospot, and more.
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50 Years With the Sazae-san Series: The World of Eiken’s Animation
Japanese Title: アニメ サザエさんとともに50年 -エイケン制作アニメーションの世界-
Running: August 4, 2021 – August 23, 2021
Venue: Takashimaya Yokohama Store Gallery (Floor 8F)
Opening Hours: 10:00-18:30 (Until 16:30 on August 23)
Price: General ¥1,000 (¥800) / University & High School Students ¥800 (¥600) / Junior High School Students and Younger – Free
*Prices in brackets are for groups of 10+ people
Eiken Official Website: https://eiken-anime.jp/50th
BABYMETAL Announces ENCORE GLOBAL STREAM and Overseas Live Album Release
06.July.2021 | MUSIC
BABYMETAL began this year with the continuation of the celebration of their ten-year anniversary which saw the band hold a series of 10 concerts at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. The band have now revealed details of an encore streaming event that will be streamed worldwide. A director’s cut of the 10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN WORLD PREMIERE, which streamed on June 26th, will be shown worldwide, giving fans the opportunity to enjoy the performances with new cuts and a special edit. Early bird tickets are already sold out.
10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN ENCORE GLOBAL STREAM – Trailer
Additionally, pre-orders for the overseas edition of the band’s live album 10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN have gone live. The record, which celebrates 10 years of BABYMETAL, will be released from BABYMETAL RECORDS on October 1 as both a digital edition and a two-disc physical edition. A double-vinyl edition will also hit shelves in the second half of November.
Further details on tickets for the encore stream are available at BABYMETAL’s website.
10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN
2 CD Edition <DOOMSDAY – Ⅸ & Ⅹ> (13 Tracks)
Release Date: October 1, 2021
2 Vinyl Edition <DOOMSDAY – Ⅸ & Ⅹ> (13 Tracks)
Release Date: Late November 2021
10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN Special Website: http://babymetal.live
BABYMETAL Announces ’10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN’ Live Album and Director’s Cut Livestream
05.July.2021 | MUSIC
BABYMETAL have announced that a director’s cut of their latest concert DVD and Blu-ray, 10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN, will be livestreamed worldwide on July 24. A live album of the show will also be released later this year.
The concert saw the band play shows at the famous Nippon Budokan in Japan from January through April earlier this year as part of the band’s 10th anniversary celebrations which began in October 2020.
The new “Encore” director’s cut features new cuts and edits of the band’s 10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN WORLD PREMIERE which was streamed on June 26 from the shows earlier this year, allowing for fans to enjoy the show from a different angle. The Encore cut will also be released on DVD, Blu-ray, and CD on September 29.
10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN – Teaser
The DVD and Blu-ray are available in three versions, including a special two-disc limited-edition which comes in a vinyl-size jacket. The director’s cut shoots the shows in 360 degrees, allowing for fans to feel fully immersed in the show with lasers and flames going off on the stage.
There’s also a complete edition which includes five Blu-rays, 10 live album discs, a 104-page photobook, and more.
Additionally, BABYMETAL has released 10 live vinyl albums for previous shows which they’ve called the 10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS LIVE VINYL SERIES.
10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN
Released: September 29, 2021
10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN Special Website
Sonny Angel Doll Series Releases Japanese Good Luck Collection
03.June.2021 | FASHION
The new Sonny Angel Japanese Good Luck Series was released on May 27, the same month when the popular doll series reached its 17th anniversary milestone. The series sees Sonny Angel wearing a range of traditional Japanese lucky charms to deliver healing and happiness to people.
A Lucky Cat with a cute bell on his neck. His raised left hand/paw will bring you good luck.
A hat depicting Mount Fuji, a symbol of Japan. Pine, bamboo and plum leaves are illustrated on the folding fan.
Daruma are brightly coloured hollow dolls decorating houses in Japan so that our wishes will come true.
The Raccoon Dog has a long history as a strange, even supernatural animal and is known to be a shape shifter.
A Guardian Dog is thought to ward off evil spirits. This one is decorated in a houndstooth pattern, also known to be a sign of good luck.
Ebisuten is the god of “prosperous business”. The sea bream in his hand, a fish often served on New Year’s Day and at weddings, is a symbol of “congratulations”.
The packaging features a mikuhiki design. A mizuhiki is a decorative cord made from twisted paper. If you purchase four or more dolls as part of this series on Sonny Angel’s online store, you’ll also receive a free gift bag.
Sonny Angel Japanese Good Luck Series
Released: May 27, 2021
Price: ¥850 (Tax Included)
Product Page (English): https://www.sonnyangel.com/en/2021/05/07/japanese-goodluck/