Just today, an announcement was made that Japanese metal idols BABYMETAL would be starring in their very own American anime series, proving once again their status as one of Japan's biggest international superstars.

Despite making their debut only six years ago, and releasing their debut album just two yeas ago, BABYMETAL is arguably Japan's biggest band. The heavy metal/idol fusion band consists of three teenage girls, Suzuka Nakamoto, Yui Mizuno, and Moa Kikuchi, who go by the names SU-METAL, YUIMETAL, and MOAMETAL. Having cemented their superstar status in Japan with their unique and over-the-top live performances, the band's style has caught on in a huge way overseas. They've headlined and sold out a show at Wembley Stadium, played music festivals around the world, and this year even appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, making their first appearance on American television.

And now, they're going to be on TV again, both as characters and performers in a short anime series. In a collaboration with Warner Bros.' digital studio Blue Ribbon Content and Amuse USA, the three girls will enter a secret portal and find themselves in an animated world. Once there, they will find that heavy metal music is under attack, and of course, the three girls are hand-picked by the one and only lonely god Kitsune to save the day. The new series will also feature performances from the actual girls themselves, promising a complete new style of anime show like never seen before. With the release date still under wraps, fans of BABYMETAL around the world will no doubt be waiting eagerly for the first episode.

When you get your own anime, that's when you know you're big time.


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