Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo Vice President Aiko Yamaide published in 2 separate diaries a very extensive interview with Sakura Gakuin Tutor, Mori-Sensei! Very nice interview to help Fukei-san to learn more about Mori Hayashi including some thoughts from Aiko about Mori's answers! Read both diaries translated below.
BABYMETAL choreographer Mikiko was interviewed on The Best Times to talk about her work as chorographer. In a few questions she was asked about BABYMETAL, she praised their dancing quality. Read the summary translated below.
BABYMETAL's choreographer Mikiko Mizuno, also known as Mikiko-Metal was interviewed on "Mix Variety Puzzle" of the Nippon Cultural Broadcasting to talk about the importance of the choreographies and why are highly valued abroad. Read a summary translated below.
BABYMETAL World Tour Photographer Dana Distortion was interviewed on HTBARP Magazine (How To Become A Rockstar Photographer", she was asked about BABYMETAL and how she joined the project. She talks about shooting BABYMETAL at Nippon Budokan when all started, read below.
BABYMETAL's producer Kobametal was interviewed in the new issue of PIA Music Complex Magazine Vol.07 to talk about the recent BABYMETAL performances and World Tour 2016 Final shows at Tokyo Dome. He also explains how much BABYMETAL improved, UK Tour with RHCP and the Animated Series. Interview translated below.
The Project Saki announced the official information about the live-action adaptation and film to be released at the end of the year and beginnings of 2017 featuring Sakura Gakuin's Tutor and Teacher Mori Hayashi as composer of the screenplay. Read more details below.
We had the chance to talk with DragonForce's bassist, Sinsaenum's leader, fan and also great friend of BABYMETAL, Newswire interviewed Frederic Leclercq! In order to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary online we are happy to share this great interview with all of you. We hope you like it! 日本語のインタビューは、こちらをお読みください。
俺たちは、DRAGONFORCEのベーシストでSINSAENUMのリーダーであり、BABYMETALのファンで素晴らしい友人と話すチャンスがあり、ニュースワイヤーは、フレデリク・ルクレールをインタビューした！ オンライン2周年を記念して、俺たちはこの素晴らしいインタビューをみんなと共有したい。気に入ってくれることを期待している！Interview in ENGLISH, read here.
BABYMETAL's T-shirts art designer KAgaMI was featured in the recent issue of MdN Magazine November 2016. Magazine where Mikiko was featured a few times as well. The feature includes a brief photo session with KAgaMI, part of her incredible portfolio including a couple of BABYMETAL t-shirt designs and finally an interview with her. Check the scans below.
Mori Hayashi, better known as Mori-Sensei is teacher and tutor of Sakura Gakuin since the beginnings of the group in 2010. Was teacher of the three BABYMETAL girls, until their graduations. Suzuka's in 2013 and Yui and Moa in 2015. Mori-Sensei on his Radio Show Mochikomi talked several minutes about BABYMETAL performance at Tokyo Dome and specially about Suzuka Nakamoto, read an extended excerpt translated below.
BABYMETAL's master mind Kobametal was interviewed on Kerrang to talk about the biggest BABYMETAL shows to date at Tokyo Dome on September 19 and September 20. He explains why was called "Tour Finale" and what means for him playing twice at Tokyo Dome. Read below.
The entertainment site Natalie.mu published an article featuring the people involved in the amazing "Tokyo Show" performance at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in Brazil. Part of the production team is from the Japanese group Perfume including BABYMETAL, Sakura Gakuin and Perfume choreographer Mikiko Mizuno. Read more below.
Yuyoyuppe who released recently his debut album as DJ Tekina / Something called "KAWA-EDM" was interviewed by Natalie.mu to talk about his album, activities and BABYMETAL. In the following post an excerpt of the questions and comments about BABYMETAL his remix of "Head Bangya" and the 36 demos of "Megitsune". Read the translation below.
T-Site wrote an article to introduce to their readers part of the most important members of BABYMETAL Team. The artist behind the excellent BABYMETAL music in the new album "Metal Resistance" making special focus on Takeshi Ueda and former Kami Band God Of Guitar Leda, read the report translated below.
Music Week from United Kingdom released an interesting article about the team working behind BABYMETAL in United Kingdom. The team that helped the band to play at Sonisphere, The Forum, Brixton Academy and Wembley Arena. Read the most important parts of the article below.
BABYMETAL's collaborator & composer in the studio Yuyoyuppe also known as DJ TEKINA//Something recently released his debut album as DJ "Kawa-EDM" (Read more here). In order to promote his album was interviewed on KAI-YOU. He was asked about working with BABYMETAL, meeting Kobametal and the studio deadlines. Read the excerpt of the interview translated below.
BABYMETAL World Tour Photographer since 2014, Dana Distortion is taking part of an exclusive event in Buenos Aires, Argentina "Highlights Exhibition" features successful photographers from different countries to show their best music shots in an exhibition during April, 2016. Find more details below.
Nikkei Magazine interviews, Mikiko the Key person in charge of BABYMETAL's choreographies. Mikiko speaks in depth about the chogreographies process, the maturity of the girls and expains choreographies points of "META! Taro", "KARATE" and "GJ!". Full interview translated below.
Nikkei Magazine after the interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal had a talk with their choreographer Mikiko Mizuno to know her impressions about the girls nowdays. She speak about them as artists but also as normal girls. Read her impressions translated below.
More artists announced works in the new BABYMETAL album "Metal Resistance" to be released on April 1st. A few days ago Takeshi Ueda and former Kami Band member LEDA announced their participations (Read here), but also Tatsuo who also worked for BABYMETAL in the debut album and Mish-Mosh announced participations on "Metal Resistance". Details below.
Former BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar LEDA and Gimme Chocolate's composer Takeshi Ueda confirmed today via Twitter their participations in the new BABYMETAL album "Metal Resistance" set to be released on FOX DAY, April 1st. Details below
BABYMETAL's mastermind Kobametal was interviewed on CD & DL Data Magazine to talk about the upcoming BABYMETAL's new album "Metal Resistance" to be released on FOX DAY. "Koba" talks on the catch line of the new album, and songs like "The One", "Tales Of Destinies", "Yava!" and "Meta Taro". Also about challenging the girls! Full interview translated below!
Guitarist and leader of DragonForce, Herman Li stopped to talk with Loudwire about 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise, the logevity of the band and his collaboration with BABYMETAL on Road Of Resistance. Below a summary of the interview featuring his impression about BABYMETAL and his thoughts about the collaboration. Read below.
A new update of our Staff section, an update with style featuring BABYMETAL's Prop Stylist Ayumi Endo. Ayumi makes several activities aside BABYMETAL or Perfume, she also works for Magazines, Catalogs, and even TV Commercials. Please check our report and photos of her works with BABYMETAL.
To celebrate his 38th birthday, we invite you to meet Mori Hayashi, better known as "Mori-Sensei", Sakura Gakuin students tutor, MC, but also, actor, songwriter, screenwriter and more. With this biographical article about Mori-Sensei we want share with you how awesome he is, as we say every Monday in our LoGiRL posts! We hope you enjoy it!
BABYMETAL, Sakura Gakuin and Perfume choreographer Mikiko was once again featured in the Japanese TV, this time on Japan Countdown Check of TV Osaka on January 24. Japan Countdown Check talks about her works as choreographer with Perfume, Gen Hoshino, BABYMETAL and others, check the video translated below.
BABYMETAL's sound engineer Hidefumi Usami wrote a new blog post to share his experience with BABYMETAL in the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 Part 2 in Germany and United Kingdom at Reading and Leeds Festivals He talks about how much the band evoluted during his 6 months absence, advices to the girls, the new staff members and the recently announced headline show at Wembley Arena. Read his full blog post translated below.
On July 29 was published the Volume 6 of the Besatsu Kodakawa Direct Magazine including an exclusive live report of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 with never seen high quality photos of the Tour by BABYMETAL's Photographer Dana (Distortion) Yavin and also featuring an exclusive interview with BABYMETAL's producer, Kobametal about his impressions of the World Tour. Check the interview translated and the scans below.
BABYMETAL's choregrapher MIKIKO-METAL to be featured on "MdN" Magazine September 2015 in a Special Feature of 22 Pages about her work as choreographer of BABYMETAL, Sakura Gakuin and Perfume. More details and how to buy the magazine below.
BABYMETAL's producer for the album songs "Akumu No Rondo" and "Megitsune" was interviewed by MTV Iggy to talk about the 7 Hardcore songs that influenced his work on
BABYMETAL's album. Bands featured: Saosin, System Of A Down, Flyleaf and others.
Read the full interview and listen the 7 songs beow.
BABYMETAL Newswire before the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 kicks off in Mexico had the chance to talk with their official World Tour photographer Dana
"Distortion" Yavin. Dana share her thoughts with us about her beginnings as photographer, how she met BABYMETAL and in depth about the BABYMETAL World Tour
2014. Also she share great messages for future photographers and to BABYMETAL fans! Read the extensive interview below.
On April 25, April 26 and April 27 at Aoyama Spiral Hall took place Mikiko's "Mosaic" dance event of her company ELEVENPLAY.
The Dance Installation Event "Mosaic ver 1.5" received a great surprises by Ayami Muto, BABYMETAL and Sakura Gakuin, more details below.
BABYMETAL choreographer MIKIKO was interviewed by HEDOBAN Magazine from Japan to talk about in depth of Road Of Resistance's choreography, the making process of the fastest BABYMETAL song at the moment and how much the girls had learned thanks to the experience overseas and how that helped them to be better performers. Interview translated below.
Espirit Japon did a great report and interview with the BABYMETAL, Perfume and Sakura Gakuin choreographer Mikiko. The report reviews her beninnings as dancer, her stay in United States and the subsequent work as Perfume's choreographer.
Report and interview with english subtitles below.
Kobametal, BABYMETAL's producer was interviewed by the Japanese free Magazine Music-ism by Nexus. He talked about the the evolution of the band from 2014, the acceptance of the overseas audience during their first official World Tour, the idea of releasing more songs, and the next steps of the band while the girls are underage. Interview translated on our blog, CLICK HERE.
The BABYMETAL's producer Kobametal was interviewed by the free Magazine in Japan called "Music-ism" Volume.68. In the interview Kobametal talk about the evolution of the band from 2014, the acceptance of the overseas audience during their first official World Tour, the idea of releasing more songs, and the next steps of the band while the girls are underage. Very deep and interesting interview. Translation courtesy of Dokoiko. Link thanks to our member Albert Pasasadaba.
Jeff Benjamin from FUSE interviewed the mastermind of BABYMETAL, their producer Kobametal to talk about the Legend 2015
show at Saitama Super Arena, the girls, the band and the future activities for 2015. Read the full interview below.
BABYMETAL and their choreographer Mikiko were featured on the TV Show JMelo of the Japanese Channel NHK World. More details and
subtitled video below.
BABYMETAL Producer Kobametal was interviewed by Colin of MyFoodeeBlog at the Brixton Academy in London, England on November 8 of 2014. Kobametal talks about BABYMETAL songs, working in the studio, future songs for Moametal and Yuimetal, popularity and negative press. Read the full interview below.
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).
Sakura Gakuin was featured in November's issue of CD & DL Data Magazine with a special article about their concept and club activities including BABYMETAL. Their activities coach Tomoyo Kishioka explains what is Sakura Gakuin, their concept and a description of each sub-unit. Read the translation below!
BABYMETAL and their producer Kobametal featured in November's issue of CD & DL Data Magazine with a special article about their concept. Kobametal explains why was created, what is the idea behind their style and the staff around BABYMETAL. Read the translation below!