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)


  • TV Anime Romeo and the Black Brothers Opens Pop-Up Shops in Japan

    03.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Nippon Animation’s 1995 anime series Romeo and the Black Brothers is opening four pop-up shops in Japan selling a variety of themed merchandise. And for every ¥3,000 spent at the shops, customers will receive a special shopping bag with a design from the series.



    Original Shopping Bag


    Epos Card Holders Exclusive Items

    A-Prize: Canvas Board

    B-Prize: Complete Postcard Set

    C-Prize: One Postcard (6 Designs)

    The Marui City Yokohama branch pop-up shop will also feature a special exhibition of illustrations, photos, and artwork that take a look back over scenes from the series.

  • BABYMETAL Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Streams Of Past Live Shows

    20.February.2021 | MUSIC

    As part of BABYMETAL’s ongoing celebrations to commemorate their 10th anniversary, the band began rolling out full footage of past live performances on the Japanese broadcasting service WOWOW last month.

    The next batch of performances to be showcased has been revealed. On February 28, WOWOW will release two of BABYMETAL’s concerts: “Shinshun Kitsune Matsuri” from January 2015 and “Kyodai Tenkaichi Metal Budokan” from June 2015.


    On March 9, their two performances at Makuhari Messe from January 25 and 26 last year will be released, as will Day-1 and Day-2 of their “BABYMETAL LEGEND – METAL GALAXY” show which featured different set lists on both days.


    On March 14, BABYMETAL’s performance at Yokohama Arena “BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2015 in JAPAN – THE FINAL CHAPTER OF TRILOGY -” will be posted, as well as their “BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2016 kicks off at THE SSE ARENA WEMBLEY” from April 2016 where they hailed as the first Japanese band to perform at London’s The SSE Arena, Wembley.

  • Japan’s Snoopy Themed PEANUTS Cafe Reveals Charlie Brown Inspired Dessert

    15.February.2021 | FOOD

    Six branches of the hugely-popular PEANUTS Cafe in Japan are welcoming a collection of tasty new seasonal menu items this Saturday which are set to be served until March 14.


    The Limited-Time Line-Up

    Brownie Charles’s Brownie Chocolat | ¥950 (Before Tax)

    Strawberry Whipped Hot Chocolate | Eat In ¥750 – Takeout ¥700 (Before Tax)

    The collection includes a chocolate brownie inspired by the scene when Charlie Brown meets Peggy Jean for the first time. He is very nervous and mistakenly introduces himself as “Brownie Charlies.” There’s also a sweet strawberry hot chocolate topped with a squirt of whipped cream and drizzle of strawberry sauce.

    (C) 2021 Peanuts Worldwide LLC

  • Baumkuchen Served Hot at Your Home Baked Up by Nenrinya

    14.February.2021 | FOOD

    Japanese bakery and confectionery company Nenrinya is releasing a takeout baumkuchen dessert which can be warmed up at home. The baumkuchen was released at Nenrinya’s JR Shinagawa Station branch on Monday (February 1) and will be released at their Daimaru Tokyo and Sogo Yokohama branches on February 16.

    Hot Baum Shikkarime | ¥432 (Tax Included)

    To heat up, you simply microwave it for 30 seconds at 500W. This leaves the inside moist and adds a crunch to the outside, all while helping to emit the sumptuous smell of that butter. It goes perfect with a cup of coffee, tea, or milk. Customise by adding some whipped cream or pour some melted chocolate over.

  • GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA x my route Launch Collaborative Campaign

    12.February.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Japanese company @YOKOHAMA is helping to promote the regional development of Yokohama by collaborating with GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA using the multimodal mobility service app “my route” with the launch of a campaign.


    The campaign is taking place for residents of Yokohama, running from February 8 to 28. All people need to do is download and open the app and fill out the form. Fifty lucky people will have the chance to win a free ticket to GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA, an amusement park themed on the popular Gundam franchise.

    my route is an app that lets users search for the most affordable way to travel as well as letting them book and buy tickets. @YOKOHAMA’s portal site is also now linked to the app, offering information about local stores, events, and other information regarding Yokohama.

  • YOKOHAMA AIR CABIN: Japan’s First Permanent Inner-City Cable Car Opens in April

    20.January.2021 | SPOT

    Japan is set to get its first ever permanent city cable car in Yokohama on April 22 called the YOKOHAMA AIR CABIN.

    The YOKOHAMA AIR CABIN is a cable car system that will offer locals and tourists a chance to enjoy Yokohama from a new perspective whether during the hot summers or during the cool evenings when the city lights wake up.

    The system will be connected directly to Sakuragichō Station and Shinko Pier for easy, quick access to enjoy Yokohama Minato Mirai from up high.


    If you’re planning a trip to Yokohama at some point, be sure to take a ride on YOKOHAMA AIR CABIN, officially opening on April 22, 2021.

  • Gundam Robot Facility with Giant Moving Gundam Robot Opens in Yokohama

    22.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA has successfully created a giant 18-metre-tall moving gundam robot which can be seen on the outside of the facility – a legendary dream made into reality. The facility opened on December 19, 2020 and will remain open for a limited time only.


    The facility is split into two areas: The GUNDAM-DOCK and the GUNDAM-LAB. The GUNDAM-DOCK is for the storage and maintenance of the giant robot whereas the GUNDAM LAB is an exhibition space where you can learn about gundam robots and understand how they are built. Visitors can enter the GUNDAM-DOCK TOWER located on the GUNDAM-DOCK to witness the incredible moving body and head of the giant up close from a 15-18 metre height on the special viewing deck.


    Gundam is a much-loved franchise by the Japanese and foreigners alike. This is a great chance to witness Japan’s latest breathtaking technology in person.

  • Sailor Moon Eternal Anime Film Gets Special Event at Yokohama Landmark Tower Sky Garden

    22.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Sky Garden, ab observation deck on the 69th floor of Yokohama Landmark Tower, is holding a special event in collaboration with the upcoming two-part anime film Sailor Moon Eternal from December 22, 2020 to January 31, 2021.

    The event will commemorate the release of the first film, which is hitting Japanese theatres on January 8, 2021, with a range of exhibits, a VR experience called “VE DREAM FLIGHT” that puts visitors into scenes in the film, a line-up of original drinks inspired by the film, and more. And if you buy one of the special entry tickets you can get one of the original cards pictured above.


    VR DREAM FLIGHT: Sailor Moon Eternal in 360°

    See Super Sailor Moon and Super Sailor Chibi Moon transform and immerse yourself in scenes from Sailor Moon Eternal in a 360° virtual space.


    Running: December 22, 2020 – December 27, 2020 / Weekends & Holidays in January

    Time: 11:00-21:00 (Last Entries 20:30) / (from 10:00-18:00 on January 1, 2021 only)

    Ages: 7+


    Original Drinks

    Super Sailor Chibi Moon Drink | ¥800 (Tax Included)

    A strawberry latte inspired by Super Sailor Chibi Moon that’s topped with chocolate hearts and a chocolate ribbon.

    Pegasus Drink | ¥800 (Tax Included)

    A refreshing Calpis beverage made with ramune flavoured jelly and topped with a Pegasus chocolate.


    Exclusive Merch

    Acrylic Key Rings | ¥935 (Tax Included)

    Get your hands these limited-edition and exclusive acrylic key rings available at the Tower Shop to celebrate the release of Sailor Moon Eternal.


  • BABYMETAL Reveal New Album ’10 BABYMETAL YEARS’ Prophet Edition Cover Art

    18.December.2020 | MUSIC

    BABYMETAL is celebrating their 10th anniversary as a band with the release of their 10-track greatest hits album 10 BABYMETAL YEARS which is dropping on December 23, 2020. The band is releasing the album in 10 different editions, 6 of those which have already seen the cover art for. Now we finally get to see the covers of the three Prophet Editions.

    The album is releasing in the following editions: SU-METAL Edition, MOAMETAL Edition, KOBAMETAL Edition, Regular Edition, First Press Limited Edition A, First Press Limited Edition B, First Press Limited Edition C, THE ONE Edition A, THE ONE EDITION B, and finally the legendary Prophet Edition which features 10 tracks chosen exclusively by the BABYMETAL members.

    The Prophet Edition version comes in three copies: SU-METAL, MOAMETAL, and KOBAMETAL, each featuring a newly-taken solo picture of the respective members.

    To wrap it all up, a special X Edition will be release at a different date to the other editions and it will come with a mystery item that “Only The Fox God Knows” which will serve as the final piece of the puzzle to 10 BABYMETAL YEARS. The release date of the X Edition and what exactly it entails has yet to be announced.

  • Japan’s Tom and Jerry Exhibition Celebrates 80 Years of the Animated Series

    23.November.2020 | SPOT

    Tom and Jerry is an animated franchise created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Adored worldwide for its titular rival characters, the hit series has won Academy Awards for Animated Short Film.

    The series is now getting its first ever exhibition, and it will take place in Japan, celebrating 80 years of the beloved franchise. Fans can look forward to seeing 250 original illustrations, animation cels from the debut animation short in the series Puss Gets the Boot, rough sketches, storyboards, and more. There will also be exhibits of the Hanna-Barbera cartoons loved by Japanese children.


    The Exhibition Break-Down
    Chapter One: The Birth of the Legendary Duo

    Chapter One of the exhibition will look at the history behind the birth of Tom and Jerry in 1940, and visitors will be able to watch the episodes that received Academy Awards.


    Chapter Two: The Charm of the Tom and Jerry Series

    The episodes, layout, secondary characters, title backgrounds, and more will be explored in detail. There will also be 3D recreations of Tom being out-done by Jerry.


    Chapter Three: Passing Onto Future Generations

    This chapter will explore Tom and Jerry from 1986 onwards. Visitors will also be able to see a recreation of the desk of American animator Spike Brandt who worked on numerous Tom and Jerry films.


    Chapter Four: Onto Television

    Chapter Four will explore the limits of what Hanna-Barbera were able to do in the early days on a low budget. Episodes and sounds nostalgic to Japanese people who grew up with their animations will also be played.


    Chapter Five: Tom and Jerry’s Eternal Chase

    Exhibits of the Tom and Jerry Show, as well as an exclusive animation made for this exhibition, will be showcased. Visitors can also get their hands on a selection of 200 pieces of exclusive merchandise and pre-sales on original items.


    TOM AND JERRY and related characters and elements ⓒ & ™ Turner Entertainment Co. (s20)

  • BABYMETAL Launches Ticket Sales for STAY METAL STAY ROCK-MAY-KAN Online Concert

    19.November.2020 | MUSIC

    BABYMETAL will be celebrating 10 years since their formation with their ultimate live performance STAY METAL STAY ROCK-MAY-KAN which will be streamed online from 9pm on December 12, 2020. The live concert will be made available to fans who have joined their official club “THE ONE”.

    The virtual concert will include BABYMETAL’s supportive message along with the live performance at Meguro Rokumeikan.


    A portion of the revenue gained from STAY METAL STAY ROCK-MAY-KAN will be invested in supporting Meguro Rokumeikan, which has been hit hard by the effects of coronavirus, BABYMETAL’s live performance crew, and of course THE ONE fan club members, who have supported them this far. To find out how to tune in to the live concert, check out the STAY METAL STAY ROCK-MAY-KAN special edition website.

    At the end of the event, BABYMETAL will unveil more news on their 10 solo concerts at the Nippon Budokan along with ticket information – an unmissable opportunity for any fan.

  • BABYMETAL Announce 10 Solo Concerts at the Nippon Budokan

    16.November.2020 | MUSIC

    In celebration of BABYMETAL’s 10th anniversary, as the band turned 10 this year, they have announced that they will perform ten solo concerts at Japan’s legendary Nippon Budokan in 2021.

    BABYMEAL first performed at the Nippon Budokan back in March 2014 when they hailed as the youngest-ever female act to play there when they were around the ages of 14 and 15. The series of ten shows will serve to wrap up BABYMETAL’s 10-year celebration following the release of their upcoming greatest hits album 10 BABYMETAL YEARS which will hit shelves on December 23, 2020.


    Concert dates and ticket information will be announced at BABYMETAL’s live show “STAY METAL STAY ROCK-MAY-KAN” which will be streamed this December. Stay tuned for updates.