Announced September 28th, a collaboration between Warner Bros.’ digital studio Blue Ribbon Content and the US branch of Japanese music label Amuse, Amuse USA brings J-POP/metal sensation, BABYMETAL, to U.S. audiences in a brand new hybrid animated/live-action digital series. Set in the world of heavy metal music, the action-adventure series has a lone god named Kitsune form the band BABYMETAL to save the world as it comes under attack. The series will have new live performances featuring the members of the band, SU-METAL, YUIMETAL, and MOAMETAL, who will enter the animated world through a secret portal.
With a name inspired by “the birth of new metal” and a goal of fusing metal and pop music, BABYMETAL’s members consist of three teenage girls, SU-METAL, YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL. BABYMETAL has already achieved two major debut singles and their first studio album charted #1 on Billboard’s World Album chart, and the official live music video for their debut album’s lead single,“Gimme Chocolate!!,” has garnered more than 60 million views on YouTube. Their sophomore album, METAL RESISTANCE, made them the first Japanese act to make the Billboard 200 album chart’s top 40 in 53 years. They have also won several awards and have received praise from Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Guns N’ Roses’ Slash and Rob Zombie. Blue Ribbon Content and Amuse USA hopes the new series will take their energy from the stage to the screen with a can’t-miss adventure for all ages.