BABYMETAL News Archive 2013


BABYMETAL "Death Match Tour" & Ayami Muto live debut as solo artist featured on Quick Japan Vol.111

BABYMETAL "Death Match 'May Revolution' Tour 2013" and Sakura Gakuin 2011 Nendo Graduate Ayami Muto are featured in Quick Japan issue Vol.111. The content features interviews with BABYMETAL & Ayami and live photos from the performances. Check the scans below. 

 

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2013.12.18 - Suzuka talk about: "JAM METAL Project with SU-METAL"

As BABYMETAL member, Suzuka has one more performance than Moa and Yui. She performed as Su-Metal on the Japan Pop Culture Carnival on Novemver 4 of 2013 as guest for JAM Project. She was interviewed by Asian Beat to talk about her experience with the incredible group JAM Project. Read the excerpt of the interview emphasizing the part with Suzuka Nakamoto

 

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Kobametal about Lars Ulrich watching BABYMETAL at Summer Sonic Osaka 2013

Interesting excerpt of HEDOBAN Magazine Volume 2 relased on November 20 of 2014 about the talk of the BABYMETAL producer Kobametal with Metallica's band members and especially Lars Ulrich (the drummer) who was watching the BABYMETAL performance in Osaka at the Summer Sonic 2013 on August 11 (show notes).

 

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BABYMETAL x Metallica "Gods Of Metal" collaboration video!

BABYMETAL in collaboration with Metallica in November of 2013 released "Gods Of Metal" a video featuring Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal introducing Metallica's new movie "Through The Never" to the Japanese audience. Read the press release and video translated with English subtitles below! 

 

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2013.10.02 - Sakura Gakuin show their skills on Music x ID

Sakura Gakuin went to Music x ID show to have fun and show their special skills. Most of the girls showed great skills other like Aiko, Moa, Raura or Yui didn't showed special skills. Watch the full video with english subtitles.

 

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2013.09.22 - BABYMETAL exclusive interview at Inazuma Rock Festival

BABYMETAL was interviewed by Nami Iwasaki and Reo Tsuchiya at the Inazuma Rock Festival 2013 in Shiga Prefecture. The exclusive interview took place before their performance. The girls talking about meeting metal music, Kitsune-Sama, going to school and performing in Festivals, Su-Metal as elder sister of Yuimetal an Moametal and more, watch the 13 minutes interview with english subtitles below! 


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2013.08.29 - Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2013 on Big One Girls No.18

Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2013 members where featured on Big One Girls No.18 released on August 29 of 2013. The release included a Sakura Gakuin live report, Tokyo Idol Festival 2013 and awesome photos of the girls! Check the high quality scans below! 


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Moa Kikuchi interview & feature on Big Comic Spirits Magazine Vol.34

Sakura Gakuin 2013 Nendo student Moa Kikuchi was featured in the cover with Yuriya Suzuki from Cheeky Parade and Aika Hirota from Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku, also the trio was interviewed by Big Comic Spirits Magazine! Very interesting, fun and cute interview! Read the translation and check the scans below! 

 

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2013.07.31 - Moa & Yui interviewed on BIG ONE GIRLS Magazine

Moa Kikuchi and Yui Mizuno were interviewed on Big One Girls Magazine Nº17 on July 31 of 2013 to talk about the Sakura Gakuin 4th Graders, Nene Sugisaki, Marina Horiuchi, Hinata Sato and Raura Iida. Also they talk about their personal news.

Interview translated courtesy of YMJapan


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2013.07.17 - BABYMETAL, Sakura Gakuin & Airi featured on BIG ONE GIRLS Nº17 

BIG ONE GIRLS Nº17 released on July 17 of 2013 featured BABYMETAL live at NHK Hall for "Legend 1999" Yuimetal and Moametal Seitansai but also Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2013 members and Sakura Gakuin Graduate Airi Matsui. Check the high quality scans below. 


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Photos: 2013.06.23 - Megitsune "Inari" Ceremony at Tower Records Shibuya

Photos of the official Megitsune Inari Prayer Ceremony at Tower Records Shibuya with the presence of the Tower Records President Ikuo Minewaki, along with BABYMETAL fans. This was one of the promotional events to support the release of the BABYMETAL Single "Megitsune"

 

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BABYMETAL "After School, Exit:Light" Photo session on Young Jump No.29

Young Jump Magazine issue No.29 released on Yui Mizuno's 14th birthday a special photo session with BABYMETAL promoting a few Metallica songs on it. The special session shows off the girls in a very special style with Megitsune outfits representing Metallica's songs! Check the scans below. 

 

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2013.06.19 - Yui's diary "I wish you will listen to Megitsune"

Yui Mizuno as Yuimetal wrote a new diary on Sakura Gakuin to talk about the new BABYMETAL Single "Megitsune". The Single was released including a Music Video (also known as Promotional Video) showing off many details of the Japanese culture. Yui speaks about "Megitsune" and also about her 14th Birthday! Diary translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL about Kami Band, "Megitsune", "Akatsuki" & "Onedari Daisakusen" on HOTWAVE

BABYMETAL visited once again HOTWAVE presented by Yamamoto. This time the girls promote their new Single released this day, Megitsune! They talk about the songs of the Single, the Death Match Tour, Kami Band, key words of the group and more! Watch the interview with English Subtitles below! 

 

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Su-Metal about Megitsune and fearful Yuimetal on Kayou Guest Plus

Suzuka Nakamoto as Su-Metal was interviewed on June 18 of 2013, just hours before the release of their new Single "Megitsune" on Kayou Guest Plus. She talked about the new costume to represent Megitsune, her role as Su-Metal and as Suzuka Nakamoto, Yuimetal scared about "Catch Me If You Can" and much more! Watch the full interview with english subtitles below! 


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2013.06.10 - BABYMETAL talk: "Megitsune", "Onedari Daisakusen", "Akatsuki" and Live Shows

BABYMETAL was interviewed on BIG ONE GIRLS Magazine Nº16 released on June 10 of 2013 to talk about their new Single to be released in June 19, "Megitsune". But also about the other songs in the Single, "Onedari Daisakusen" and "Akatsuki". In addition the girls talk about their upcoming live shows in 2013, "Legend 1999", "Join Alive" and "Summer Sonic 2013". Very interesting interview translated by our collaborator YMJapan


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2013.05.27 - Suzuka Nakamoto Graduation Memorial on BIG ONE GIRLS

Suzuka Nakamoto Graduation Memorial published on BIG ONE GIRLS Nº16 released on May 27 of 2013 to promote the new BABYMETAL Single at that time "Megitsune". Suzuka makes mention to her last event as Sakura Gakuin member, the Graduation Photobook Launch Events at Tower Records Shinjuku and Shosen Book Tower in April of 2013. Read her memorial translated by YMJapan below. 


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2013.05.27 - BABYMETAL members impressions about each other on BIG ONE GIRLS 

BIG ONE GIRLS interviewed Suzuka Nakamoto, Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi on issue number 16 released on May 27 of 2013. One of the several interview sections with the girls was "Impressions" to talk about each other. Find out what the BABYMETAL girls think about each other. Interview translated by YMJapan.

 

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2013.05.27 - BIG ONE GIRLS "Sweet Impressions" with Moa Kikuchi and Yui Mizuno

BIG ONE GIRLS interviewed Suzuka Nakamoto, Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi on issue number 16 released on May 27 of 2013. One of the several interview sections with the girls was "Sweet Impressions" a special corner with Moa Kikuchi and Yui Mizuno to answer as Sakura Gakuin members. Read translation thanks to YMJapan

 

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2013.05.27 - BABYMETAL and Sakura Gakuin on Big One Girls No. 16

BABYMETAL and Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2013 members were featured and interviewed on BIG ONE GIRLS issue number 16 released on May 27 of 2013. The issue features the new Sakura Gakuin members and also promotes BABYMETAL after the great "Death Match 'May Revolution' Tour" and the upcoming release of "Megitsune". Check the high quality scans below. 


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2013.05.21 - Yuimetal's diary about "BABYMETAL Death Match 'May Revolution' Tour 2013"

Yui Mizuno wrote a new diary on Sakura Gakuin but as Yuimetal to talk about the experience of the "BABYMETAL Death Match 'May Revolution' Tour 2013" which took place during 2 week. Considered as "Training Tour" by the girls, was their first full shows with Kami Band! Read her impressions below! 

 

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Photos from BABYMETAL "Megitsune" Music Video Set! 

The group "Movement Design" who was part of the cast of the BABYMETAL's Music Video "Megitsune" released on Youtube on June 4 of 2013, published in April of 2013 photos from the set of the Music Video. The photos feature details of the main dancer Kimono and also the girls appear in one picture. Check below! 

 

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2013.04.15 - Suzuka Nakamoto Touji Letter to Sakura Gakuin students on her Photobook

Suzuka Nakamoto wrote a Touji Letter in response to the Souji Letter wrote by Sakura Gakuin students before her graduation. Nakamoto shared her deep thoughts about her stay on Sakura Gakuin, please read the explanation of Touji and Souji courtesy of our collaborator Ken Tabise and the  translation below courtesy of: YMJapan 


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2013.04.15 - Suzuka Nakamoto Graduation Photobook Interview

Very intimate interview to Suzuka Nakamoto was published on her Graduation Photobook released on Abril 15 of 2013. She talks about her stay in Sakura Gakuin sinces the early days until her graduation. Her point of view, her last year as President Council, and what she thinks about others think about her. Very intimate and emotional interview with the charismatic, talented and beautiful Suzuka Nakamoto

 

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2013.04.15 - Graduation Photobook farewell letters to Suzuka Nakamoto

The farewell messages of the Sakura Gakuin girls to Suzuka Nakamoto before her Graduation. The letters were published on the Suzuka Nakamoto Graduation Photobook released on April 15 of 2013. The deep, intimate and full of emotion messages from the girls on the Graduation Photobook are translated below courtesy of: YMJapan.


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2013.03.31 - Suzuka's last diary: "With a heartful gratitude"

On March 31 of 2013 Suzuka Nakamoto wrote her last diary before her graduation. With a very emotive last diary Suzuka thanked to all Fukei-Sans and the Sakura Gakuin members, also mentioned a very important person for her, Mikiko-Sensei. 

Read the last diary wrote by Suzuka Nakamoto before her graduation. Translation by Hitoshi Sugioka

 

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2013.03.20 - Tower Records Graduation Special Interview with Suzuka Nakamoto

One of the best interviews with Suzuka Nakamoto so far and probably one of the best interviews related with Sakura Gakuin. Tower Records President Ikuo Minewaki interviewed Suzuka a few days before of her Graduation. Watch the 4 parts interview with english subtitles.

 

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2013.02.28 - Sakura Gakuin interview on Niko Niko

Sakura Gakuin members, Suzuka Nakamoto, Nene Sugisaki, Marina Horiuchi, Moa Kikuchi, Saki Ooga and Yui Mizuno were interviewed on Niko Niko to promote the new Sakura Gakuin Single (at that moment) "My Graduation Toss" and the new Album "My Generation".


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BABYMETAL on Asian Beat: “BABYMETAL is more than your regular idol group”

BABYMETAL was interviewed by Asian Beat from Japan to talk to their visit to Singapore on November 10, 2012 (Show report). Asian Beat wrote a very interesting article about Japanese Idol culture, Idol music and BABYMETAL's concept mixed with quotes of his interview with the girls. Full article and interview below. 

 

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Suzuka on harsh moments on Sakura Gakuin, Yui & Moa about "My Graduation Toss" & "Mezase!" on KGJ

Interesting, fun and also deep interview with Sakura Gakuin 2012 Nendo members featuring comments by Suzuka Nakamoto as Students President, also Moa Kikuchi, Yui Mizuno and the rest of the 2012 Nendo students. They talk about the new Single "My Graduation Toss", harsh moments on Sakura Gakuin, BABYMETAL, and the upcoming Suzuka's graduation! Check the video with English subtitles below. 

 

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2013.02.09 - Suzuka Nakamoto Graduation featured on Sakura Times Newspaper

Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2013 Students Council President Suzuka Nakamoto was featured on Tokyo's Newspaper Sakura Times about her Graduation from Sakura Gakuin on March 31 of 2013 and her activities with BABYMETAL, check the scans below. 

 

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2013.02.09 - Sakura Gakuin on BOOM Magazine, March 2013

Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2012 members lead by the Students Council President Suzuka Nakamoto - Su-Metal, were featured on BOOM Magazine March 2013 released on February of 2013. The members of Nendo 2012 were introduced before the Graduation events in March where Suzuka Nakamoto and Mariri Sugimoto graduated that year. Check the high quality scans below! 

 

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Sakura Gakuin 2012 Nendo featured on BIG ONE GIRLS No.15

Sakura Gakuin 2012 Nendo students were featured in a new issue of BIG ONE GIRLS, BOG No.15 was released on February 8, 2012 to promote the new Sakura Gakuin's single "My Graduation Toss" including Suzuka Nakamoto as special feature, check the scans below. 

 

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BABYMETAL talk "Ijime, Dame, Zettai", Kitsune Sign, personal activities on HOTWAVE

BABYMETAL was interviewed on HOTWAVE, their debut at the popular TV Show was held to promote the release of its Major Single "Ijime, Dame, Zettai" released on January 9, 2013. Expect many cute moments, funny moments and many personal questions answered! Full interview with English Subtitles below! 

 

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Sakura Gakuin Special: Suzuka Yui & Moa on "Saku Saku"

Here is a Sakura Gakuin special of 3 parts to enjoy the interviews on Saku Saku with Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi first, and then a second and third part with Suzuka Nakamoto, Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi. Three parts on a special Youtube playlist to enjoy. 


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2013.01.16 - Suzuka's diary about Sakura Gakuin "Magic Melody"

Suzuka Nakamoto diary entry about the new Sakura Gakuin song "Magic Melody" in collaboration with "Maho no i land". Su talks about the experience of recording the song and wearing a different outfit to feel more confortable with the song. Read the diary translated below. 

 

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2013.01.09 - BABYMETAL "Ijime, Dame, Zettai" release event 

BABYMETAL attended to Tower Records Shinjuku for the release event of their first Major Single "Ijime, Dame, Zettai". The Major Single was officially released on January 9 of 2013 at in Shinjuku with the special presence of Tower Records President Ikuo Minewaki. Check more info, photos and a video of the event below. 

 

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Natalie Power Push Exlusive Interview: Su-Metal x Takeru of SuG

In order to promote BABYMETAL's Major Single "Ijime, Dame, Zettai", Su-Metal representing BABYMETAL and Takeru Uwakimono representing SuG were interviewed together on Natalie Power Push to talk about the impressions of each other and possible collaboration. Since they played together in August of 2012 at Shibuya WWW, remained a nice friendship between the two. Read the full interview translated and the complete photoshoot below! 

 

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