2013/12/31

Epilog for Legend I, D & Z

Included in the BD "LIVE - LEGEND I, D, Z, APOCALYPSE -" (released on 2013 Nov. 20).
These are the epilogues for the concerts 'Legend "I"', "D" & "Z", narrated with a series of pictures projected on the screen, but such an epilogue is narrated only in their solo concerts.

Epilogue for Legend "I"   on 2012 Oct. 6th

Legend "I".
Tonight a new legend has recorded here in Shibuya.
The Fox God will summon BABYMETAL into the next stage.
METAL RESISTANCE,
it has just begun today.
Everyone, won't you fight together next time, too?

NEXT LEGEND
on 2012 December 20th
at Akasaka BLITZ.
I, D, Z,
Legend "D",
SU-METAL's holy birth celebration.
The goddess veiled in holy flame shall revive again.


Epilogue for Legend "D"   on 2012 Dec. 20th

Legend "D",
it is the holy story of reincarnation.
Legend "D",
it is the gorgeous story of death.
How shall be the future of SU-METAL who sacrificed her own life for the holy war?
Next time, the Metal Resistance shall enter a new phase.

Next Legend,
Z,
at Zepp Tokyo
on 2013 February 1st,
THE END of THE CENTURY.
The same as fifteen years ago,
yes, the sequel of the second impact,
the third impact shall begin.


Epilogue for Legend "Z"   on 2013 Feb. 1st

Legend "Z",
it is the story "the birth" that begins from the ZERO
and "the end" that goes to the ZERO
start to move simultaneously beyond time and space.
To fulfill the mission of "Metal Resistance",
BABYMETAL have got the new life.

"When the Golden Moon overlaps the Crimson Sun,
and the jet black darkness comes to the world, all shall end."
Until the day prophesied in the apocalypse,
there remains little time.
The countdown has begun...
yes,
toward ruin.



  ROMAJI TRANSCRIPTION AND NOTES ARE BELOW.

2013/12/28

Prolog for Encore

Included in the BD "LIVE - LEGEND I, D, Z, APOCALYPSE -" (released on 2013 Nov. 20).
These were the prologues for the encores in the concerts 'Legend "I"', "D", "Z", narrated with a series of painted pictures projected on the screen.

Prologue for Encore   in Legend "I"

"The Metal Resistance", the war against the big power "Idols",
has been long drawn out.
BABYMETAL resisted by wearing the corset to train for headbanging,
and by doing mosh'sh for the moment.
But "Idols" brought in new members if some members left,
ruled the regions by organizing the branches in various places,
and thus have extended their power in succession.
Considering this situation and to give BABYMETAL more power, the Fox God
sends down, as divine messengers, the strongest metal band playing the explosive roar...
The band consists of the gods, the gods of guitar, the god of bass and the god of drums.
It is the special band of the brave metallers formed for BABYMETAL.
Accompanied with this band, BABYMETAL will engage in further sacred battles.

Prologue for Encore   in Legend "D"

In A-KIBA, the sacred place for the big power "Idols",
YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL were captured.
Snake suspected them of being the leaders of "the Metal Resistance",
and interrogated them persistently to disclose their identity.
"Are you really the idols?"
"After all, we are the idols...
...DEATH!"
Oops! Their usual habit exposed that they are the metallers.
"Idols DEATH!? What a desecration!! I Condemn!! I Condemn!!"
At last they were to hang up, blamed for treason to the idols.
To save their young lives, SU-METAL stood up.
In the depth of her heart, the song was resounding that the Fox God had told her.
In the special night of fifteen, with legendary black long hair disordered around and gorgeously,
a girl fought bravely. It is her song.

Prologue for Encore   in Legend "Z"

Metal Resistance.
It is the holy war.
For the upcoming Armageddon, BABYMETAL
were going toward "the Hill of Flying V", the field for the final sacred battle.
The Fox God, presiding over the metal gods, to prepare for the final sacred battle,
sent the gods of guitar,
the god of bass,
and the god of drums
to form the strongest metal band,
and gave BABYMETAL the further power.
The time remaining is very short.
The descent of the god is never "permanent".
Finally the last chapter of the holy war begins.



  ROMAJI TRANSCRIPTION AND NOTES ARE BELOW.

2013/12/24

Prolog for AKATSUKI

Included in the BD "LIVE - LEGEND I, D, Z, APOCALYPSE -" (released on 2013 Nov. 20).
These were the prologues for "Akatsuki" in the concerts 'Legend "I"' & "Z", narrated with a series of painted pictures projected on the screen, but such a prologue is not always narrated before this song.

Prologue for "AKATSUKI"   in Legend "I"

YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL fell to the darkside.
To get the metal spirits back to them, SU-METAL stood up alone.
The metal spirit became the crimson flame and enveloped SU-METAL.
And SU-METAL has changed into the Crimson Knightess.
The crimson flame burns in the jet black darkness.
Tonight SU-METAL's beat of life trembles the world.

Prologue for "AKATSUKI"   in Legend "Z"

SU-METAL was starting to notice
another self which exists in her mind.
By the power given from "the Fox God" in charge of the metal,
SU-METAL was kept within the human level,
but she was getting back her true self.
Breaking the spell put by humankind,
she was changing into the entity beyond the humanity near to the divinity.
Being beyond time and space,
SU-METAL's beat of life dyes the sky "crimson".



  ROMAJI TRANSCRIPTION AND NOTES ARE BELOW.

2013/12/19

Prolog for Onedari DaiSakusen

Included in the BD "LIVE - LEGEND I, D, Z, APOCALYPSE -" (released on 2013 Nov. 20).

These were the prologues for "Onedari DaiSakusen" in the concerts 'Legend "I"', "D" & "Z", narrated with a series of painted pictures projected on the screen, but such a prologue is not always narrated before this song.

Prologue for "Onedari DaiSakusen"   in Legend "I"

YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL romped too much in the party of the hilarious midnight.
That night, they were tricked by the big power "Idols",
and ate the "check-it-out chocolate" which the Fox God had told them never to eat.
Suddenly,
with an anti-metal attitude saying "It's not the metal, is it?",
they change into BLACK BABYMETAL.
And, as if they are possessed by something,
singing "Yo! Yo!", they are driven to do "Ask-Dad-for-it Operation".


Prologue for "Onedari DaiSakusen"   in Legend "D"

In SU-METAL's birthday party "the special night of fifteen",
YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL romped so much.
But they should have been careful not to romp too much.
"Snake", a member of the big power "Idols", had stolen into the party.
He said, "You're super cute! Your dance is very hyper!"
"There is a super enjoyable stage in A-KIBA,
and now we're gonna have a dancing party night. Won't you come together?"
Not to be noticed being the trap of the big power "Idols",
"Snake" lured them out by the ingenious words.
Though they had been taught "Flirt, No, Absolutely" by the Fox God,
they carelessly took a "daring!" action.
A-kiba is the jerusalem for the big power "Idols".
Undergoing the baptism of the cyber-city, saying "It's not the metal, is it?" again,
they have changed into BLACK BABYMETAL.


Prologue for "Onedari DaiSakusen"   in Legend "Z"

SU-METAL was driven into the crisis
because of YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL.
Deeply sorry for that, and to revenge SU-METAL,
they alone went to A-KIBA, the jerusalem for the big power "Idols".
The Metal Resistance to be done without SU-METAL
was severer than they had imagined.
In the desperate situation, at the last moment,
they heard the oracle of the Fox God.
"When you are in a village, obey the village".
Without the neon lights, A-KIBA was dyed black,
and the deep bass resounded throughout the jet-black city.
YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL,
at last, by their own power, to save the world from the end,
into the dark heroines "BLACK BABYMETAL",
they have changed.
Once in their lifetime,
the first and the last
"Ask-Dad-for-it Operation" now begins...



  ROMAJI TRANSCRIPTION AND NOTES ARE BELOW.

2013/12/15

Prolog for IJIME, DAME, ZETTAI

Included in the BD "LIVE - LEGEND I, D, Z, APOCALYPSE -" (released on 2013 Nov. 20).

Before BABYMETAL sing "IJIME, DAME, ZETTAI", SU-METAL's narration is always playbacked. In most concerts the narration is the same, but the special narration was playbacked in 'Legend "Z"' (2013 February 1st).

Prologue for "IJIME, DAME, ZETTAI"   (usual)

Why do people hurt each other?
For whom do they hurt each other?
I don't want to see your tearful face anymore.

So we stand up.
In my dream the Fox told me
we should run about with all our might.
In my dream a long-haired young man told me
"Wall of Death".

If you show us the true courage,
we will tell you the true Metal.
"Bullying, No, Absolutely"


Prologue for "IJIME, DAME, ZETTAI"   in Legend "Z"

We've got the new life.
But the life can't last forever.
Not to forget this moment now,
we continue to sing.

We don't want to see your sorrowful, tearful face anymore.
We in your heart are always with you.
So we sing together.
"Bullying, No, Absolutely"


Prologue for "IJIME, DAME, ZETTAI"   (English version)

Why do people hurt each other?
Who do they hurt them for?
More than ever I do not want to see you cry anymore

So, let's stand together
In a dream THE BIG FOX taught us
You should never give up
and run the race as hard as possible
In a dream the METAL MASTER taught us
WALL OF DEATH

If you show true courage
We will show you TRUE METAL
No more bullying, forever.



  ROMAJI TRANSCRIPTION AND NOTES ARE BELOW.

2013/12/07

Prolog for SU-METAL's Birthday Celebration

Included in the BD "LIVE - LEGEND I, D, Z, APOCALYPSE -" (released on 2013 Nov. 20).

In the middle of 'LEGEND "D" SU-METAL Seitan-sai' on 2012 December 20th, three songs, "White Love", "Over The Future", and a special mix of "Headbangeeeeerrrrr", were sung for SU-METAL's birthday celebration. This is the prologue for that part, narrated with a series of painted pictures and baby & young SU-METAL's photos projected on the screen.
  * "Seitan-sai" (聖誕祭) means "holy birth festival" (mainly used for Chiristmas).

Prologue for SU-METAL's Birthday Celebration   on 2012 Dec. 20th

"Second Impact"

It was the winter just 15 years ago
when, in the idol scene, the teen group known as "the SPEED king of Okinawa"
had a dominant influence. On December 20th of that year,
SU-METAL was born to this world.

Concurrently, on December 31st 15 years ago, the legendary band called "invincible"
ended its history at the Tokyo Dome.

The Fox God said,
"It is the birth of the new life that transcends the law of nature,
and as its cost an old life shall pass away."

Preparing for the upcoming "Metal Resistance",
SU-METAL has made many efforts in the "idol" scene.
She went to a local dance school since her childhood.
She sang "Daring!" while she was absolute cute.
She went to the growth-stage-limited school.

SU-METAL's undercover propagation in the "idol" scene
was executed steadily.

Now "the special night of fifteen" starts to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of SU-METAL's birth.



  ROMAJI TRANSCRIPTION AND NOTES ARE BELOW.

2013/11/22

[BABYMETAL APOCALYPSE]

This is an unofficial translation of [ https://baw.babymetal.jp/info/about.php ]. Please do not ask the official site or the online shop about this page. Do everything about "BABYMETAL APOCALYPSE" at your own risk.

Note that "LIVE - LEGEND I, D, Z, APOCALYPSE -" is the Blu-ray disc, "BABYMETAL APOCALYPSE" is the package of the binder and the booklet, and these are two separate items.

"BABYMETAL APOCALYPSE WEB" is the members' site for those who have purchased the package "BABYMETAL APOCALYPSE", and the membership for the site provides some benefits (it can be said that it is virtually the membership for the official fan club which many Japanese idols and musicians have).

Note that though there are the words "baptize", etc. on the page, BABYMETAL has no relation with Christianity and many "DEATH" you see mean only "be" (it's just a joking variation of "desu" (= be) of Japanese).

Outline of the login page

BABYMETAL APOCALYPSE WEB   BABYMETAL APOCALYPSE
METAL NAME:[           ]
PASSWORD:[            ] [ Riddle of
Apocalypse
until Dec.21st
21:00 ]
[   ] Keep my login information.
[LOGIN]
[ If you forget your metal name ]
[ If you forget your password ]
The legendary apocalypse is finally released.
BABYMETAL's official artist book comes down.
If you have the access code[What is BABYMETAL APOCALYPSE?]
[ New Registration ]

  The translation of "What is BABYMETAL APOCALYPSE?" is below.

2013/11/18

[On Radio '13 Oct. 9]

This is a copy of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm684RszYrs with an English subtitle.
This is my first work of subtitling, and I've also subtitled [Talking on HotWave 1]

This is a 3-min. part of the radio program "ゴチャ・まぜっ・水曜日"(Gocha-mazet Wednesday) hosted by Takanori NISHIKAWA (a.k.a. T.M.Revolution) broadcasted on 2013 Oct. 9th by MBS (Mainichi Broadcasting). He, as the Cultural Ambassador for Shiga Prefecture, also hosts the Inazuma Rock Fes. held on the lakeside of Biwa. *1
    This message was recorded on 2013 Sep. 22nd after BABYMETAL's performance.


Notes

  1. "Inazuma" means lightning. The festival was so named because the first letter of "滋賀" (Shiga) resembles the fork lightning.
  2. I guess BABYMETAL performed for over 10,000 nearly 20,000 of audience at the Inazuma. The Summer Sonic is a bigger festival, but BABYMETAL performed on one of its sub stages.
  3. ℃-ute (Cute; the first letter is for degree Celsius) is a five-girl idol group (17yr.-21yr.) which belongs to Hello! Project (one of the sister groups of Morning Musume.).
  4. Miss MOA once reported one of the overnight trips of BABYMETAL in the school journal of Sakura Gakuin:
        Miss MOA and Miss YUI shared one room of the hotel and Miss SU shared another with a woman staffer. But Miss SU, feeling lonely, came to YUI&MOA's room and the three slept in one bed after all.

  The transcription (.srt file) is below.

2013/10/14

White Love

Released on 2013 Nov. 20th, included in the BD "LIVE - LEGEND I, D, Z, APOCALYPSE -",
recorded on 2012 Dec. 20th. at Legend "D" concert (performed only once then).
Lyric: Hiromasa IJICHI / Music: Hiromasa IJICHI

The original was sung by SPEED in 1997. This is SU-METAL's solo tune.

White Love

Over that endless cloud,
take me with you!
Don't get your hands off of me!

Down from a midwinter constellation has fallen the white love.
It lies thick on the depth of my bosom,
and sinks into my heart, turning to tears.

Every time, with the signs different from our mates, we call each other,
we can get strong.
Even when we are apart, you know, we are always one.

Uh, more steady, keep a hold on me!
In the night without your call, though I pretend to be tough,
actually I miss you.

Like the endless light of the stars,
with full heart of love,
I want to wrap you now.
Our encounter given by an angel,
going through that sky,
will keep on shining forever.

--------
On the window fogged by my white sigh blur the illuminations.
When I am happier,
actually I am more anxious about tomorrow and feel more like crying.

In my new pocket diary too be a lot of your initials,
I hope truly.
Since I have the next date, I can live today.

Ah, when the snow melts and the spring is coming,
like the sunbeams streaming through the trees,
I hope, I'll be a comfort to you.

Like the endless lives of the stars,
even if I am almost discouraged,
I'll keep on loving you
so that, like the fleeting snow,
my present happiness
won't disappear someday.
--------

[Uh] I love you... [Uh] Keep hugging me...

Over that endless cloud,
take me with you!
Don't get your hands off of me!

Our encounter given by an angel
can't be a miracle.
God, keep watching us!
This newly born love,
I swear, I'll cherish forever.

I want to be living for you.



  ROMAJI LYRIC AND NOTES ARE BELOW.

2013/10/08

Tsubasa o Kudasai

Released on 2013 Nov. 20th, included in the BD "LIVE - LEGEND I, D, Z, APOCALYPSE -",
recorded on 2012 Dec. 20th at Legend "D" concert (performed only once then).
Lyric: YAMAGAMI Michio / Music: Kunihiko MURAI

The original was sung by Akai Tori in 1971.

Tsubasa o Kudasai (Please Give Me Wings)

Now, if the wish I make
comes true, then I want a pair of wings.
On my back, like a bird,
attach the white wings, please.

Into this vast sky, spreading my wings,
I want to fly away.
Into the sorrowless and free sky,
flapping my wings, I want to go away.

--------
Now, not wealth or honor
do I want, but a pair of wings.
In my childhood, I was dreaming of it.
Now still the same, I'm dreaming of it.

Into this vast sky, spreading my wings,
I want to fly away.
Into the sorrowless and free sky,
flapping my wings...
--------

Into this vast sky, spreading my wings,
I want to fly away.
Into the sorrowless and free sky,
flapping my wings... { I want to go away.
  / (repeat & fade out) }



  ROMAJI LYRIC AND NOTES ARE BELOW.

2013/10/06

Over The Future

Released on 2013 Nov. 20th, included in the BD "LIVE - LEGEND I, D, Z, APOCALYPSE -",
recorded on 2012 Dec. 20th at Legend "D" concert (performed only once then).
Lyric: Sumiyo MUTSUMI / Music: SAEKI Takashi

The original was sung by Karen Girl's (可憐Girl's) in 2008. Miss SUZUKA was its member.

Over The Future

It's coming a lot, an invincible power. It's really a good feeling.
Absolute cute! So we aren't defeated. Let's go to tomorrow!

Yeah! Absolute! Daring!
Yeah! Maximum! Daring!

Casting off the yesterdays when I was just waiting around,
I want to get the today that I can anticipate.

Just touching each other, I can feel the limiter on your mind.
If it is released, see, yes, change the world!

We'll try to win the heated battles again and again. We'll be the real to the end.
Absolute cute! So we aren't defeated. { The thrills are supreme./ Let's go to tomorrow! }

Courage starts to illuminate the darkness of the world.
The miracle you gave me overflows.
Now that we feel proud of our smiles similar to nobody,
let's get over the future.

Yeah! Absolute! Daring!
Yeah! Maximum! Daring!

Meeting with this kind of difficulties, actually I'm alright.
With my heart beating fast, again I get into it.

Or rather, "what wait for us are not only easy things".
I'm starting to realize this, so I don't lose my way.

Not afraid of getting hurt, I can go anywhere.
Absolute cute! It's our policy. I can even enjoy the pain.

Teardrops are the glitters to search the whereabouts of dreams.
Each emits a different light.
If you keep sorrow in your heart, I will cry together.
The future is in our hands.

Courage starts to illuminate the darkness of the world.
The miracle you gave me overflows.
Now that we feel proud of our smiles similar to nobody,
let's get over the future.

We can try over the future world.



  ROMAJI LYRIC AND NOTES ARE BELOW.

2013/09/26

[Biography]

BABYMETAL

  • BABYMETAL is a girl trio consisting of SU-METAL (lead singer), YUIMETAL & MOAMETAL.
  • Its theme is the fusion of heavy metal music and (J-pop) idols.
  • The official notation is written in uppercase without a space.
  • The pronunciation is "bébiméṭl" not "béɪbiméṭl" because it is a pun of "heavy metal" and "baby", but its staff seem not to care if people outside Japan pronounce it "béɪbiméṭl".
  • The Japanese notation is "ベビーメタル" (bebiimetaru). The Japanese fans often call abbreviatedly "ベビメタ" (bebimeta).

  • In 2010 autumn, it was formed as the heavy music club (重音部; juuon-bu) among the extra-curricular activities (or the sub groups) of an idol girl group "Sakura Gakuin" (さくら学院; cherry blossom school).
  • On 2010 Nov. 28th, BABYMETAL debuted at Sakura Gakuin's first school festival concert.
  • In 2011 Jul.- 2012 Aug., BABYMETAL performed mainly at Sakura Gakuin's concerts and in Idol Festivals (2 or 3 songs).
  • On 2011 Oct. 24th, its first single "Doki Doki * Morning" (as towel with DVD) was released.
  • On 2012 Jul. 21st, its first solo concert (6 songs) was held at Rockmaykan, Tokyo.
  • On 2012 Oct. 6th, Dec. 20th & 2013 Feb. 1st, solo concerts named "Legend I", "D", & "Z" were held, and the live backing band "Kami Band" accompanied the songs for the first time.
  • On 2012 Nov. 10th, its first overseas concert was held in Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2012.
  • On 2013 Feb. 1st, it was announced that its activity would be time-limitedly extended after Miss Suzuka should graduate from Sakura Gakuin in 2013 Mar., but the time limit was not announced.
  • In 2013 Jul.- Oct., BABYMETAL performed in several rock festivals with the live backing band.
  • On 2013 Nov. 20th, its first live BD (Legend I,D,Z) was released (the limited DVD on Oct. 19th).
  • On 2013 Dec. 28th, its first overseas solo concert was held in Singapore.
  • On 2014 Feb. 26th, its first CD album was released.
  • On 2014 Mar. 1st&2nd, its milestone concerts were held at Bodôkan, Tokyo.
  • In 2014 Jul.- Aug., its first world tour was held (4 solo concerts & 2 rock festivals: Paris, Koeln, "Sonisphere UK", London, Los Angeles & "Heavy Motreal").
  • In 2015 May&Jun., its first CD album was released also in Europe & North America.
  • On 2016 Apr. 2nd, its concert is to be held at Wembley Arena, London.

  • Its early three songs are also included in Sakura Gakuin's CD albums (and two in DVDs).


MOAMETAL, SU-METAL, YUIMETAL, 2011


YUIMETAL, SU-METAL, MOAMETAL, 2013


MOAMETAL, SU-METAL, YUIMETAL, 2015


  • Please note that these below explanations for names are general interpretations. Usually parents decide the sound first, and then choose the favorable kanji.
  • Private matters written below are said or written by themselves in some interviews or in Sakura Gakuin's journal.
  • Activities as a member of Sakura Gakuin or BABYMETAL are excepted.

SU-METAL

  • Her real name is "中元 すず香" (なかもと すずか; Suzuka NAKAMOTO).
  • "すず" (suzu) is "鈴" (bell) or "涼" (suzushii; cool (of temp.)) and "香"(ka) means fragrance.
        In an interview (thanks to Anonymous san on 2014 May 6), she said her "suzu" means a bell, but it is uncertain whether her parents had really told her so or it was just her casual remark.
  • She is called "suː" (long vowel) and written in kana "すぅ" (the second is small u), so "SU-METAL" is pronounced as "suːmeṭl".

  • She was born on 1997 Dec. 20th.
  • She has grown up in Hiroshima City (West Japan).
  • In 2002 Nov., she won the grand pix of Bandai Jeweldrop (toy cosmetics) image girl contest, and she appeared in its ads in 2003.
  • In 2006 spring, she started taking lessons of dance and singing at Actor's School Hiroshima.
  • In 2007 spring, she won the second prize of Amuse's starkids audition and she contracted with Amuse Inc. for artist management.
  • In early 2008, she was chosen as a member of Karen Girl's (可憐Girl's) with one year older MUTÔ Ayami & SHIMA Yuika to sing the opening themes of the anime "Zettai Karen Children" (絶対可憐チルドレン; Absolutely Lovely Children).
  • In 2008 Jun.- 2009 Mar., Karen Girl's released two CD singles & one CD album, and appeared in one big anime song festival & several events, and it was dissolved because the anime ended.
  • In 2009 Mar. & 2010 Jun., she performed in a musical drama "冒険者たち" (Bokensha-tachi; a.k.a. The Adventure of Ganba).
  • In 2010 Apr., she joined Sakura Gakuin as an original member.
  • In 2012 Mar., she moved to Tokyo with her mother & second sister, leaving her father & first sister in Hiroshima.
  • On 2013 Mar. 31st, she graduated from Sakura Gakuin because of its age limitation.

  • She has two older sisters. The second is Himeka NAKAMOTO (中元 日芽香 a.k.a. Hime-tan) who joined an idol girl group "Nogizaka46" (乃木坂46) in 2012 Mar.
  • She has said many several times she wants to be a singer-songwriter in the future, and she mentioned YUI (who sang "Good-bye Days" etc.) in 2013 Mar. and Gabrielle APLIN in 2014 Feb.

YUIMETAL

  • Her real name is Yui MIZUNO / 水野 由結 (みずの ゆい).
  • "結"(yui, yuu) means binding some things in one, doing up hair, customary collaboration in farming, etc. "由"(yuu, yoshi) means a reason/cause, but I guess this kanji is added only to read "結" as "yui" since it can be also read as "musubu" (the meanings are alike).

  • She was born on 1999 Jun. 20th.
  • She has grown up in Kanagawa Pref. (probably in Kawasaki City, near Tokyo, since she is a fan of a pro football club "Kawasaki Frontale").
  • In 2007, she appeared in a kids fashion magazine "Kids Style" as an amateur model.
  • In 200X, she started taking dance lessons (apart from Amuse Inc.)
  • In 2008, she appeared in a TV CM of children's clothing after she contracted with Amuse Inc.
  • In 2009, she performed in some TV dramas as a child actress.
  • In 2010 May&Jun., she performed in a stage drama "おくりびと" (Okuri-bito).
  • In 2010 Aug., she & Miss Moa joined Sakura Gakuin (four months delay was a gimmick and they were substantially original members).
  • On 2015 Mar. 29th, she graduated from Sakura Gakuin because of its age limitation.

  • She has one older brother & one younger brother.
  • She is a huge fan of Karen Girl's, and she says its "Over The Future" encouraged her very very much when one of her family was seriously ill in 2008.
  • She is a huge fan of Ariana GRANDE since she watched a TV drama "Victorious" (in 2013?).

MOAMETAL

  • Her real name is Moa KIKUCHI / 菊地 最愛 (きくち もあ).
  • "最" (mottomo) means "most" and "愛" (ai) means love. Usually "最愛" is read as "sai-ai" and means "the most loved ...", but her parents meant "最も愛を大切に" (Mottomo ai o taisetu ni!; Cherish the love most!), and this is her catchphrase.

  • She was born on 1999 Jul. 4th.
  • She has grown up in Nagoya City (Central Japan).
  • In 200X, started taking classic guitar lessons (but she seems not to have had enough time for guitar practice).
  • In 2007 Aug., she won the second prize of the Ciao Girl audition, and she contracted with Amuse Inc.
  • In 2007?-2009?, she went to Amuse's Osaka branch once a month to take lessons.
  • In 2008-2010, she appeared in Ciao (a girls' comic magazine) as a fashion model, and in some TV CM (McDonald's, etc).
  • In 2010 Aug., she & Miss Yui joined Sakura Gakuin (four months delay was a gimmick and they were substantially original members).
  • In 2011 autumn, she moved to Yokohama (near Tokyo) with her family.
  • On 2015 Mar. 29th, she graduated from Sakura Gakuin because of its age limitation.

  • She has no sister & no brother.
  • she loves idols and animes since she watched an anime "Kirarin Revolution" (きらりん☆レボリューション; Sparkling Revolution; 2006-2009) in which a girl became an J-pop idol.
  • She is a huge fan of ℃-ute (Cute; one of sister groups of Morning Musume.), especially Airi SUZUKI (鈴木愛理), since BABYMETAL & C-ute appeared together in an idol festival in 2012 Apr.

Which is Yui chan and which is Moa chan?

  • Miss Yui's hair has a natural wave. / Miss Moa's hair is straight.
  • Miss Moa's face is relatively triangular. / Miss Yui's face is relatively round.
  • YUIMETAL wears a glove on the right hand & MOAMETAL on the left now, but they wore it oppositely until 2014 Mar.
  • MOAMETAL often stands stage left & YUIMETAL on stage right, but their positions differ depending on the tunes and they interchange their positions even in one tune.
  • Miss Moa's voice is brighter. / Miss Yui's voice is softer.
  • MOAMETAL's voice comes from the right channel and YUIMETAL's from the left in "4 no Uta" & "IJIME, DAME, ZETTAI" of the first CD album.

[Other Stuff]

Information about BABYMETAL

* Biography



SU-METAL's Narrations

* Prologues for "IJIME, DAME, ZETTAI"

Narrations Included in the Live BD/DVD "LIVE - LEGEND I, D, Z, APOCALYPSE -"

  Released on 2013 Nov. 20th (1500 sets of limited DVD box on 2013 Oct. 19th)

* Overtures
* Prologue for SU-METAL's Birthday Celebration
* Prologues for "Onedari DaiSakusen"
* Prologues for "AKATSUKI"
* Prologues for Encore
* Epilogues for Legend "I", "D" & "Z"

Narations Included in the Live BD/DVD "LIVE - LEGEND 1999 & 1997 APOCALYPSE -"

  Released on 2014 Oct. 29th

* Overtures to Legend "1999" & Legend "1997"
* Prologue to YUIMETAL's Birthday Celebraion
* Prologue to MOAMETAL's Birthday Celebraion
* Prologues & Epilogue for Onedari DaiSakusen 2
* Prologue to "NO RAIN, NO RAINBOW"
* Prologue to SU-METAL's Birthday Celebration 2
* Prologue to "GimiChoko"
* Prologues to "AKATSUKI" 2
* Prologue to "BABYMETAL DEATH"
* Epilogues for Legend "1999" & "1997"

Narations Included in the Live BD/DVD "LIVE AT BUDOKAN"

  Released on 2015 Jan. 7th

* Prologue to "Red Night"
* Epilogue for "Red Night"

* Prologue to "Black Night"
* Prologue for BLACK BABYMETAL
* Prologue to "NO RAIN, NO RAINBOW" 2
* Prologue to Summons Ceremony
* Summons Ceremony
* Epilogue for "Black Night"



Included in Special Editions of BABYMETAL's First Album

* Members' Commentaries
    included in the first-press limited edition of the first album released on 2014 Feb. 26th
   * on "Doki Doki * Morning"
   * on "IINE!"
   * on "Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!"
   * on "IJIME, DAME, ZETTAI"
   * on "MEGITSUNE"
   * (All in One)

* History of BABYMETAL - Early days' videos and 25min. interview,
    included in the Bodokan limited editoin of the first album released on 2014 Mar. 1st



Visual Programs

* Talking on HotWave 1 - 18 min. interview on 2013 Feb. 13th by TV Saitama.

* Talking on HotWave 2 - 18 min. interview on 2013 Jun. 19th by TV Saitama.

* Before the Inazuma Rock Festival - 9 min. interview on 2013 Sep. 22nd by niconico live.

* After MUSIC STATION - 2 min. interview on 2014 Feb. 7th by TV Asahi.

* At TowerRecords 2013 - 35 min. interview of Sakura Gakuin's 9th grader on 2013 Mar. 20th.
    Miss Suzuka NAKAMOTO.

* At TowerRecords 2015 - 48 min. talk session of Sakura Gakuin's 9th graders on 2015 Mar. 5th
    Miss Moa KIKUCHI, Miss Yui MIZUNO, Miss Hana TAGUCHI & Miss Yunano NOTSU.

* NHK MJ 2016 Apr. 4th - 10 min. interview parts
    (the program was 39 min. in total with live performance & introduction).

Audio Programs

* On Radio 2013 Oct. 9th - 3 min. threesome girl talk by Mainichi Broadcasting.

* On Radio 2014 Jan. 9th - 7 min. interview by Smile Wave (Japanese in Singapore).

* Takanori NISHIKAWA's Chokotto Naito Nippon (on 5 successive days)
  - free talk with the host by Nippon Broadcasting.
    * Part 1: 2014 Feb. 17th - 4 min.
    * Part 2: 2014 Feb. 18th - 4 min.
    * Part 3: 2014 Feb. 19th - 5 min.
    * Part 4: 2014 Feb. 20th - 4 min.
    * Part 5: 2014 Feb. 21st - 4 min.

* On REDNIQS 2015 Sep. 21st - 14 min. interview by FM802.



BABYMETAL APOCALYPSE WEB

* Explanation - about the package and the web site, announced on 2013 Nov. 21st.

misc.

* .srt Adjuster - Tool to ajdust the timecodes of .srt file.

2013/09/20

Overtures

Included in the BD "LIVE - LEGEND I, D, Z, APOCALYPSE -" (released on 2013 Nov. 20), also included in the limited edition "Ki", "Tsu" and "Ne" of "MEGITSUNE" respectively (released on 2013 Jun. 19).
These are the introductory narrations for their live performances.


Overture for Legend "I"   on 2012 Oct. 6th

Recently the world was ruled by the big power "Idols" with their overwhelming magic.
Including "the media", "the politics", "the economy", all were controlled by the Idols...
The music other than the idol songs was seen as harmful, and the metal was not an exception.
The metallers who were robbed of their soul prayed for the restoration of the metal.
Before long, the prayers reached "the Fox God" who is in charge of the metal.
The Fox God named three girls, SU-METAL, YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL,
"BABYMETAL" meaning "the birth of the new metal",
and, as the dark heroines of the idol scene, has sent them down to this world.
Everyone, soon comes the opening of "the Metal Resistance"!


Overture for Legend "D"   on 2012 Dec. 20th

"The Metal Resistance"
It is the holy war.
It is the holy light-of-night.
Silent Night, Holy Night.
Now is the time when the big power "Idols" are in their heyday.
This is the world where the music other than the idol songs is persecuted.

The prayers of the apostles that wish the restoration of the metal
reached "the Fox God" who is in charge of the metal.
The Fox God, aiming to restore the soul of the metal,
summoned three girls, SU-METAL, YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL,
named them "BABYMETAL",
and, as the dark heroines of idol scene, has sent them down to this world.

BABYMETAL is the incarnation of the Fox God.
The descent of the god needs no words.
BABYMETAL is the incarnation of the Fox God.
The descent of the god is never permanent.
Everyone, the signal fire for "the Metal Resistance" has been sent up!!


Overture for Legend "Z"   on 2013 Feb. 1st

Long, long and long ago,
there was a girl who stood up against the big power "Idols" and fought bravely.
"The Crimson Seven Days"
After the fight, the girl's soul became "the Crimson Flame",
and continued blazing for seven days.
Then, the girl's soul went up guided by Fox-Squirrel.

When, above the Valley of the Metal, the Golden Moon overlaps the Crimson Sun,
the goddess veiled in holy flame shall revive again.



  ROMAJI TRANSCRIPTION AND NOTES ARE BELOW.

2013/09/16

Kimi to Anime ga Mitai

Release on 2012 Mar. 7th, coupled with IINE!
Lyric: Kiba of Akiba / Music: Kiba of Akiba / Arr.: Kiba of Akiba

This is a cover of Kiba of Akiba.

Kimi to Anime ga Mitai - Answer for Animation With You.

  [Hi everyone, it's starting now.]

With you, I wanna see the anime. Wanna see the anime. Wanna see the anime.
  [I wanna see so much.]
Being with you and seeing the anime is to get two birds with one stone.
  [I'm lucky.]
With you, I wanna see the anime. Wanna see the anime. Wanna see the anime.
  [I wanna see so much.]
Why don't you come to my house?
  [Come on!]

Won't we come to my house soon?
I get tired after walking so much today.
I think you told me before
your TV set has a fairly big screen.

I wanna watch. I wanna watch
you seeing the anime.
I wanna watch. I wanna watch
your face in profile.
You don't have to pay attention to me.
Alright. Let's have something to drink!

With you, I wanna see the anime. Wanna see the anime. Wanna see the anime.
  [I wanna see soon.]
Being with you and seeing the anime is to get two birds with one stone.
  [I'm lucky.]
With you, I wanna see the anime. Wanna see the anime. Wanna see the anime.
  [I wanna see soon.]
Again and again.
  [Once more.]

Many things were scattered in my room.
For you coming, I've put them all in order.
Look at me! I've changed.
[[For you and seeing the anime with you.]]

Let me watch! Let me watch
you seeing the anime.
Don't watch me! Don't watch me!
Your face in profile.
You don't have to pay unusual attention.
Alright. Have a relaxing time!

With you, I wanna see the anime. Wanna see the anime. Wanna see the anime.
  [I'm very hungry.]
With you, I can get over that meaninglessly long anime.
  [It continues still more?]
With you, I wanna see the anime. Wanna see the anime. Wanna see the anime.
  [I wanna fast-forward.]
By all means.

I won't let you go home and won't return the DVD too.
There is nothing that disturbs us.
After it's over, let's decide which to see next.
Let's talk about our future.
Can you believe in me and the animation?
It is the never interrupted thread.

With you, I wanna see the anime. Wanna see the anime. Wanna see the anime.
  [I'm so sleepy.]
Being with you and seeing the anime is to get two birds with one stone.
  [I wanna go home.]
With you, I wanna see the anime. Wanna see the anime. Wanna see the anime.
  [It's so annoying.]
By all means.
  [No way! No way! No way! No way!]

The animation with you... I wanna see.
The animation with you... I wanna see.

  [Ding.]



  ROMAJI LYRIC AND NOTES ARE BELOW.

2013/09/12

Uki Uki * Midnight

Released on 2012 Jul. 4th, coupled with Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!.
Lyric: RYU-METAL, FUJI-METAL, Chaos NAKATA / Music: TEAM-K / Arr.: Yuyoyuppe

Uki Uki * Midnight

Let's turn off the light and charge ourselves with energy.
Now seems to begin...  [[a hilarious midnight.]]
Let's write "serious" and read it as "really".
It's time to get hyper under the sparkling mirror ball.

Squid, squid. I want to eat squid arms.
I prefer dried squid.
No, no. It makes you like a middle-aged man.
Why don't we choose cute sweets?

Hey, boys and girls,
packing lots of your sweets and your dreams,
now gather
in my house! It's a party night.

You and me.   [[You and me.]]
Tonight is a cheerful...  [[hilarious midnight.]]
Curfew,   [[Closing time,]]
no, no, non.   [[no way!]]
It continues still more.   [[Glittering bright!]]

Let's turn off the light and charge ourselves with energy.
Now seems to begin...  a hilarious midnight.
Let's write "serious" and read it as "really".
It's time to get hyper under the sparkling mirror ball.

  [[Hilarious midnight.]]

  [[Hilarious midnight.]]
  [[Midnight, midnight, midnight.]]
  [Midnight.]

Hey, boys and girls,
eating lots of the sweets and the dreams,
now jump out
of my house! It's a party time.

You and me.   [[You and me.]]
Tonight is a cheerful...  [[hilarious midnight.]]
Curfew,   [[Closing time,]]
no, no, non.   [[no way!]]
It continues still more.   [[Glittering bright!]]

I'm becoming sleepy and I feel full.
But now is coming...  the climax.
My eyes get bleary, I rub them, and "Really?"
Let's get hyper!   [[Glittering bright!]]

Let's turn off the light and charge ourselves with energy.
Now seems to begin...  [[a hilarious midnight.]]
Let's write "serious" and read it as "really".
It's time to get hyper under the sparkling mirror ball.



  ROMAJI LYRIC AND NOTES ARE BELOW.

2013/09/08

BABYMETAL DEATH

Released on 2013 Jan. 9th, coupled with IJIME, DAME, ZETTAI (included in the limited edition).
Lyric: KITSUNE of METAL GOD / Music: KITSUNE of METAL GOD / Arr.: Yuyoyuppe

Usually, this is the opening tune of BABYMETAL's concert.

BABYMETAL DEATH (We Are BABYMETAL)

B x A x B x Y x M x E x T x A x L   DEATH!!



[i] The letters "DEATH" only means "to be" (= DESU/DES_).

The official lyric really consists of only the above one line. Maybe the staff thought too many "DEATH"s are inappropriate.

The Japanese word "desu" (です) is a copula (= to be). The Eastern Japanese almost drop "u" of this word, so the word "desu/des" sounds like "death". And someone started writing "DEATH" instead of "です" (desu). It makes sense only where the Japanese word "desu" is expected to come. The title "BABYMETAL DEATH" means only "We are BABYMETAL." No relation to the death itself.

I'm not sure of its origin, but I saw long before such a character as a vampire or a death metal singer in a comic and all his "です" (desu) were replaced with "DEATH" to emphasize his character. With such an air, it works well. Without such an air, it probably doesn't work.

[ii] Is This Death Metal?

There is a genre named "Death Metal". The sound of this tune seems to fall within that genre, and the lyric writer may have put many "DEATH"s to emphasize the Death-Metal-ness. It might be alright to use many "DEATH"s without thinking of death if some of Death Metal bands also chose their style just to differentiate themselves rather than driven by the feeling about death. But I don't know the Death Metal well.

  ROMAJI LYRIC AND NOTES ARE BELOW.

2013/09/04

Catch Me If You Can

Released on 2013 Jan. 9th, coupled with IJIME, DAME, ZETTAI (included in the regular edition).
Lyric: EDOMETAL / Music: NARASAKI / Arr.: NARAMETAL

Catch Me If You Can

  [One, two, one, two, three, four.]

[[Hey! Are you ready? Are you ready?]]
No, not yet.
[[Hey! Are you ready? Are you ready?]]
No, not yet.

That way? This way?
Hey, tagger, where do you think I am?
Never to be found,
I've found such a special place to hide.

[[Hey! Are you ready? Are you ready?]]
No, not yet.
[[Hey! Are you ready? Are you ready?]]
No, not yet.

To right and to left, I look around.
Oh, no. My heart can't stop beating fast.
Alright. If you think you can find me,
go ahead and try it! Try it!

[[Hey! Are you ready? Are you ready?]]
No, not yet.
[[Hey! Are you ready? Are you ready?]]
No, not yet.

Hey, tagger, here I am.   [Hey, tagger, here I am.]
Come toward my clapping!   [Come toward my clapping!]
Hey, tagger, here I am.

Now I'm ready.

Wow wow... Round and round, hide-and-seek.
I run around.   [voi!]   I run around.   [voi!]
Please mind your footing!   [Hey, catch me!]

Wow wow... Round and round, hide-and-seek.
Red shoes,   [Yes!]   you shouldn't wear.   [Non!]
Because they are dangerous.

[[???voi??? Aren't here any crybabies?]]
[[???voi??? Aren't here any naughty kids?]]

Hey, tagger, here I am.   [Hey, tagger, here I am.]
Come toward my clapping!   [Come toward my clapping!]
Hey, tagger, here I am.

[[I've found you.]]

Wow wow... Round and round, hide-and-seek.
Hey, red ogre,   [voi!]   hey, blue ogre,   [voi!]
take your steps!   [one, two, one, two.]

Wow wow... Round and round, hide-and-seek.
Even if you fall over,   [Yes!]   you shouldn't cry.   [Non!]
Because you are strong kids.

We are going still more.

Wow wow... Round and round, hide-and-seek.

Wow wow... Round and round, hide-and-seek.
Red shoes, you shouldn't wear.
Because they are dangerous.

  [No, not yet.]
  [No, not yet.]



  ROMAJI LYRIC AND NOTES ARE BELOW.

2013/09/03

[Song List]

Singles and Coupling Tunes

* Doki Doki * Morning   (rel. on 2011 Oct. 24th / 2011 Apr. 27th)

* IINE!   (rel. on 2012 Mar. 7th)
   * Kimi to Anime ga Mitai - Answer for Animation With You (a cover of KIBA of AKIBA)

* Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!   (rel. on 2012 Jul. 4th)
   * Uki Uki * Midnight

* IJIME, DAME, ZETTAI   (rel. on 2013 Jan. 9th)
   * Catch Me If You Can   (incl. in regular edition)
   * BABYMETAL DEATH   (incl. in limited edition)

* MEGITSUNE   (rel. on 2013 Jun. 19th)
   * AKATSUKI   (incl. in regular edition)
   * Onedari DaiSakusen   (incl. in limited edition)

* Road of Resistance   (download only; rel. on 2015 Feb. 1st / 2015 Jan. 7th)

* KARATE   (download only; rel. on 2016 Feb. 26th)

Included in the First Album "BABYMETAL"

Released on 2014 Feb. 26th.

+ BABYMETAL DEATH
+ MEGITSUNE
* GimiChoko!!
+ IINE!
+ AKATSUKI
+ Doki Doki * Morning
+ Onedari DaiSakusen
* Yon no Uta
+ Uki Uki * Midnight
+ Catch Me If You Can
* Akumu no Rondo
+ Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!
+ IJIMIE, DAME, ZETTAI

Included in the Second Album "METAL RESISTANCE"

Released on 2016 Apr. 1st.

+ Road of Resistance
+ KARATE
+ Awadama Fever
* YAVA!
* Amore
* META! Meta Taro
* Syncopation (Japanese edition only)
  - From Dusk Till Dawn (Out-of-Japan edition only)
* GJ!
* Sis. Anger
+ NO RAIN, NO RAINBOW
* Tales of The Destinies
* THE ONE

Included in the live BD/DVD "LIVE - LEGEND I, D, Z, APOCALYPSE -"

Released on 2013 Nov. 20th (1500 sets of limited DVD box on 2013 Oct. 19th)

Covers:
* White Love (metal cover of Speed), rec. on 2012 Dec. 20th
* Over The Future (metal cover of Karen Girl's), rec. on 2012 Dec. 20th
* Tsubasa o Kudasai (cover of Akai Tori), rec. on 2012 Dec. 20th

Included in the live BD/DVD "LIVE - LEGEND 1999 & 1997 APOCALYPSE -"

Released on 2014 Oct. 29th

Original:
* NO RAIN, NO RAINBOW (a.k.a. "Yamanai Ame" (Endless Rain) ), rec. on 2013 Jun. 30th

Covers:
* Chokotto LOVE by YUIMETAL (metal cover of Putchimoni), rec. on 2013 Jun. 30th
* LOVE Machine by MOAMETAL (metal cover of Morning Musume.), rec. on 2013 Jun. 30th
* Tamashii no Rufuran (Soul's Refrain) (metal cover of Yoko TAKAHASHI,
    the movie theme of "Evangelion: Death and Rebirth"), rec. on 2013 Dec. 21st

Included in the members' limited live BD "LEGEND 2015 - Shinshun Kitsune Matsuri -"

Released on 2015 Aug. 14th

Original:
* Awadama Fever, rec. on 2015 Jan. 10th



In the Live Performances

- Performed for YUIMETAL's birthday celebration, on 2014 Jul. 1st & Jul. 21st
   - Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!!, the latter part sung by YUIMETAL.

- Performed for MOAMETAL's birthday celebration, on 2014 Jul. 3rd & Jul. 21st
   - Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!!, the latter part sung by MOAMETAL.



Sakura Gakuin's Songs

* Sakura-iro no Avenue - Suzuka's solo
   included in "Sakura Gakuin school year 2012 -My Generation-" released on 2013 Mar. 13th.

* Aogeba Tôtoshi (from Sakura Gakuin 2014) (released on 2015 mar. 4th)
   a rock cover of a famous graduation song.

2013/09/02

Onedari DaiSakusen

Released on 2013 Jun. 19th, coupled with MEGITSUNE (included in the limited edition).
Lyric: Chaos NAKATA, RYU-METAL, FUJI-METAL / Music: TEAM-K / Arr.: tatsuo, KxBxMETAL

This song is sung by BLACK BABYMETAL (MOAMETAL & YUIMETAL).

Onedari DaiSakusen (Beg-Dad-for-it Operation)

Tactic 1:
I flatter more than usual.
I give Dad a shoulder massage, and immediately...
"I love you, Dad."

Tactic 2:
Thank you for your hard work. You are my god.
Of course my favorite type is...
"I love you, Dad."

Lies are alright.   [No need to restrain!]
Keep on praising!   [Flattery, flattery!]
I want that one.   [A little more bolder!]
I want this one too.

[With angel's face, devil's whisper.]
[Rather than preaching, give me the money!]
[With angel's face, devil's whisper.]

"I will become your bride, Dad."

Let's go! Let's go!
Beg-Dad-for-it operation.
Make a cute sulky face and keep on claiming!
The strongest   [oh],   the greatest   [oh].
Dad is about to be cheated by my angelic smile. : P
Let's go! Let's go!
Beg-Dad-for-it operation.
I will get it in secret from Mom.
The strongest   [oh],   the greatest   [oh].
I beg. I beg.
Beg-Dad-for-it operation.

I entreat.   [This is the last.]   I entreat.   [Always]
If I marry, I will marry after all... [You, Dad.]
I entreat.   [This is the last.]   I entreat.   [Always]
I play the spoiled kid.   [BLACK BABYMETAL]
I entreat.   [This is the last.]  I entreat.   [Always]
Once in my lifetime.   [The first and the last.]
I entreat.   [This is the last.]  I entreat.   [Always]
I play the perfect little devil.   [BLACK BABYMETAL]

Because I am a girl,
I love sparkling things.
I love cute things.
I love delicious things.

One for the money!
Two for the money!
Three for the money!
Money! Money! Money! Money!

One for the money!
Two for the money!
Three for the money!
Money! Money! Money! Money!

One for the money!
Two for the money!
Three for the money!
Money! Money! Money! Money!

One for the money!
Two for the money!
Three for the money!
Money! Money!

Buy it! Buy it! Buy it! Buy it!
Buy it! Buy it! Buy it! Buy it!
I beg! I beg! I beg! I beg!
I beg! I beg! I beg! I beg!

Buy it! Buy it! Buy it! Buy it!
Buy it! Buy it! Buy it! Buy it!
I beg! I beg! I beg! I beg!
I beg! I beg! I beg!

Let's go! Let's go!
Beg-Dad-for-it operation.
Make a cute sulky face and keep on claiming!
The strongest   [oh],   the greatest   [oh].
Dad is about to be cheated by my angelic smile. : P
Let's go! Let's go!
Beg-Dad-for-it operation.
I will get it in secret from Mom.
The strongest   [oh],   the greatest   [oh].
I beg. I beg.
Beg-Dad-for-it operation.

I entreat.   [This is the last.]   I entreat.   [Always]
If I marry, I will marry after all... [You, Dad.]
I entreat.   [This is the last.]   I entreat.   [Always]
I play the spoiled kid.   [BLACK BABYMETAL]
I entreat.   [This is the last.]  I entreat.   [Always]
Once in my lifetime.   [The first and the last.]
I entreat.   [This is the last.]  I entreat.   [Always]
I play the perfect little devil.   [BLACK BABYMETAL]



  ROMAJI LYRIC AND NOTES ARE BELOW.

2013/08/28

AKATSUKI

Released on 2013 Jun. 19th, coupled with MEGITSUNE (included in the regular edition).
Lyric: NAKAMETAL, TSUBOMETAL / Music: TSUBOMETAL / Arr.: Kyôtô

This is SU-METAL's solo tune.

AKATSUKI (Crimson Moon)

Going over thousands nights,
some love shall survive.
So, until my body perishes,
until my life disappears,
I shall keep on cherishing this love.

Shining in the depths of the eyes,
the moon is about to cry.
Red tears overflow
and dye the night sky.

In the silence,
the two damaged blades stand face to face.
Our loneliness and our uneasiness
slash even our hearts.

Going over thousands nights,
some love shall survive.
So, until my body perishes,
until my life disappears,
I shall keep on cherishing this love.

In the passage of time,
I keep my eyes shut.
Even if the red thread flowing in my hand breaks,
I still feel we are tied.

In the silence,
I hold the damaged blade face to face.
My loneliness and my uneasiness,
I slash, even my heart,
now.

Going over thousands nights,
some love shall survive.
So, until my body perishes,
until my life disappears someday...

Going over thousands nights,
some love shall survive.
So, until my body perishes,
until my life disappears,
I shall keep on cherishing this love.

Dye crimson! Dye bloody crimson!



  ROMAJI LYRIC AND NOTES ARE BELOW.

2013/08/24

*Bullying, No, Absolutely

もしあなたがこの歌を英語で歌いたいと思ったら・・・そのためにメロディに乗るような訳詩を考えました。 'lone = alone, 'way = away, 'cause = because, 'bout = about, 'twas = it was です。 (but) や (I) は歌いません。元記事最後の [English Lyric for Singing] でローマ字日本語歌詞と並べています。

If you want to sing this song in English... I try to think the Enlish lyric that would fit to the melody. I placed Romaji and English side by side [English Lyric for Singing] at the end of that article.

Bullying, No, Absolutely (IJIME, DAME, ZETTAI)

Rururu...

Hah!

Though I wanted peace of mind,
I couldn't even have a chance to dream.
In between the darkness and the twilight,
I stayed 'lone.

Really those who got hurt were
not only I myself who got actually,
(but) also those who kept on watching me.
It was you.

Confidence,
  [Have it!]
I couldn't have.
  [Don't be beaten!]
I kept on hiding myself.
  [I dislike to be found!]
Yesterdays,
  [Yesterdays!]
go 'way. And good-bye to my timidness.
  [Bye-bye!]

Bullying is,   [No good!]
bullying is   [No good!]
nothing to boast about.   [No! No! No! No!]
Sometimes you get hurt.
Sometimes you do hurt.
We'll all get badly hurt in the end.

KITSUNE,   [Let's fly!]
dear my friend,   [Let's fly!]
I'm sure that you can fly.   [Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly!]
Let your pain come out. Let your sadness out.
Express all that's kept in your heart.
It's alright 'cause I will guard you.

No. I didn't show my tears.
And in the night when I was 'bout to cry,
(I) shut myself up deep inside my heart, and
I stayed 'lone.

Really those who hurt me were
not only someone else who did actually,
(but) also those pretended not to notice.
'Twas my friend.

Not a word
  [Nothing!]
could I say.
  [Say nothing!?]
I was about to give up.
  [No easy throwing out!]
Yesterdays,
  [Yesterdays!]
go 'way. And good-bye to my weak-willed-ness.
  [Bye-bye!]

Bullying is,   [No good!]
bullying is   [No good!]
nothing to boast about.   [No! No! No! No!]
Sometimes you get hurt.
Sometimes you do hurt.
We'll all get badly hurt in the end.

KITSUNE,   [Let's fly!]
dear my friend,   [Let's fly!]
I'm sure that you can fly.   [Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly!]
Let your pain come out. Let your sadness out.
Express all that's kept in your heart.
It's alright 'cause I will guard you.

Pain...
Aching...
All the while...
Alone...
Your heart...
Pretending not to notice...
Anymore...
I'll never get away.
Bullying, No, Absolutely.

Full of dearest-ness,
it's so pressuring.
Also it's encouraging.
No anymore...
no anymore...
(I) don't want to see your tears anymore.

Bullying is,   [No good!]
bullying is   [No good!]
nothing to boast about.   [No! No! No! No!]
Sometimes you get hurt.
Sometimes you do hurt.
We'll all get badly hurt in the end.

KITSUNE,   [Let's fly!]
dear my friend,   [Let's fly!]
I'm sure that you can fly.
Let your pain come out. Let your sadness out.
Express all that's kept in your heart.
It's alright 'cause I will guard you.

Bullying should never be allowed.
  [Never! Never! Never! Never!]
Bullying is no good forever.
Bullying should never be allowed.
  [Never! Never! Never! Never!]
Bullying is no good, no good.

2013/08/21

[Talking on HotWave 1]

In Short: Talking about its name and pronunciation, a fox sign, Sakura Gakuin, and what they are into. About songs "IJIME, DAME, ZETTAI", "BABYMETAL DEATH" and "Catch Me If You Can".

This is a copy of http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xxhkdt with an English subtitle.
This is a translation of 18 min. part of a TV program "HOT WAVE" broadcasted on 2013 February 13th by TV Saitama. I'm sorry the subtitle is sometimes difficult to read with overlapping the original captions. Watching on full screen would improve it somewhat.

Please note that the letters "DEATH" you see in the video mean only "to be" (=DESU / DES_), written so only to add heavy-metal-ness, and no serious meaning is contained.



About Osaka dialect which this MC speaks and his role, plaese see [Note [i] of Talking on HotWave 2]

[i] The letters "DEATH" only means "to be" (=DESU/DES_).

In this video you see the letters "DEATH" many times. I'm afraid you may think why these girls smile while talking about the death. No. It's not the case. The Japanese word "DESU" is a copula (=to be), and the Eastern Japanese pronounce "U" of this very weak (they almost drop it). So the word "desu" or "des" sounds like "death", and someone started writing "DEATH" in stead of "desu". The title "BABYMETAL DEATH" means nothing but "We are BABYMETAL." No relation to death.

I'm not sure of its origin. But I saw long before such a character as a vampire or a death metal singer in a comic and all his "desu" were replaced with "DEATH" to emphasize his character. With such an air, it will work well. Without it, it won't work.


Notes

  1. "We beg your kindness." is for Japanese "Yoroshiku onegai-shimasu." This is literally (a polite form of) "We hope you to do (all) things properly (=in our favor)". It stands in for "Nice to see you", "Thank you in advance", etc.
  2. Sakura Gakuin (=Cherry Blossom School) is a girl group. It has 12 members as of 2013 Aug. It is compared to a school. Its sub groups are called "club activities". Their fans are called "fathers and elder brothers" (=guardians). And a member graduates from (=leave) the group when she graduates from junior high. SU, born on 1997 Dec. 20, graduated on 2013 Mar., and thereafter BABYMETAL is no longer its club activity while YUI and MOA still belong to Sakura Gakuin. Please see Wikipedia or else for more information.
  3. In Japan, popular music was once called "light music" and the club activity is still called "keiongaku-bu" (=light music club) or "keion". So "juuon-bu" is rather "heavy music club" than "heavy sound club".
  4. The students that don't belong to any club are sometimes called (a member of) "kitaku-bu" (=the go-home club).
  5. "Nido-zuke" (=double dipping) is to put a food into a dipping source, take a bite, and put it back in. It's a bad manner. He suggests that an entertainer should not react twice.
  6. "Getemono" (originally "low quality") has a negative feeling. It is used for every bizarre thing (food, fashion, etc). There is another word "chinmi" (=rare taste food), but it means almost "delicacy".
  7. A girl, a top, a bottom, shoes and accessories are painted on a transparent card. These cards are layered on each other to make a coordinated fashion. These are Tomy's products "Millefeui Cards".
  8. A stamp-size sticker is called "seal" and it is often used to seal the envelope.
  9. In Japan, the graduation is typically late in March, and the entrance is typically early in April. And Somei-Yoshino, typical cherry trees, bloom in this period in most of Japan.
  10. They don't speak any words between the tunes, but at last they call "We are...", the audience respond "BABYMETAL!", and with their "See you!", the live ends.
  11. BABYMETAL officials write "No more bullying", but I think "ZETTAI" (=absolutely) is indispensable. [Here] is my translation of this song and notes.
  12. "BABYMETAL DEATH" is a tune of death-metal-like? sound. It has no melody, only saying "B, A, B, Y, M, E, T, A L. / SU-METAL des_. YUIMETAL des_. MOAMETAL des_. BABYMETAL des_." repeatedly. For "DEATH" and "des_", please see note [i].
  13. "Catch Me If You Can" is based on children's play "kakuren-bo" (=hide-and-seek). Many words are borrowed from it. [Here] is my translation and notes.
  14. "Keeki" is for "cake", and "genki" is for "energetic".
  15. Mushi Production is an anime studio started in 1961 by Osamu TEZUKA, the Godfather of Anime.
  16. "Nanja korya?" (=nanda korewa) means "What is this?". It is male language of some dialects. It may be the superlative of "nanda korewa".
      It is famous as Yusaku MATSUDA's word in a TV drama in 1974. A detective was unexpectedly shot by the man he had protected. Seeing his own bloody hand, he said "What's the fuck?" and then fell down dead. Yusaku himself plotted this part.

  The transcription (.srt file) is below.

2013/08/09

[Talking on HotWave 2]

In Short: About songs "MEGITSUNE", "Onadari Dai Sakusen" and "AKATSUKI". About concerts, the live band, WoD, mosshusshu, headbanging, etc.

Source: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1124zs (this video is other's.)
This is a translation of 18 min. part of a TV program "HOT WAVE" broadcasted on 2013 June 19th by TV Saitama.

A kind person pbh19950 subtitled based on my translation. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x146rc8


The notes are at the bottom. No Japanese words corresponding to the enclosed words (It's not disguising), (intension) and (terrible) are spoken, but I insert them to complement those sentences.

[i] The Man from Osaka or About Japanese Dialects

Though it is broadcasted in Saitama, near Tokyo, the MC is from Osaka and speaks Osaka dialect.
SU-METAL is from Hiroshima (more west than Osaka). YUIMETAL is from Kanagawa (near Tokyo). They speak Standard Japanese. MOAMETAL is from Nagoya (between Tokyo and Osaka). She also speaks it, but only at 03:02 she speaks Kyoto-Osaka-like dialect ("ku~tsu_ko~wa~re~" instead of "ku_tsu~ga_ko_wa~re~"; ~:high, _:low). She may have grown under some influence of that region.

Standard Japanese is based on Tokyo dialect. While dialects have been reevaluated since about 1980, the youth's dialects have become milder under the influence of TV (the accents are preserved but the conjugations etc. have become a little like Standard Japanese). Most people (try to) speak Standard Japanese on formal occasions or when in Tokyo. But many people of Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe and Nara (=core of Kansai region) speak their dialect even in Tokyo.

People of Kansai are in general good at conversation, and they (e.g. Yoshimoto comedians) are often selected for the host of nationwide TV talk show. They are good at drawing interesting responses from the guest, and treat them well (sometimes they fail). These hosts speak Kansai dialect and it has become familiar to other regions.

Stereotyped Osaka people are "too frank", and in many comics and amines appears a frank character who speaks Osaka dialect. Recently some people use a phrase of foreign dialect to wear such a stereotyped image. This is called "dialect cosplay". Saying "Nametara ikan zeyo." (Kochi dialect) is such one.

Notes

  1. I found "I beg your kindness." on the Yahoo BBS. An American interpreter in Japan proposed it for "Yoroshiku onegai-shimasu." This is literally (a polite form of) "I wish (you) (to do) properly". More detailed "I wish you to do (all) things in my favor (=properly)". This is often translated to "Nice to see/meet you.", but it is obviously a kind of requesting, and also stands in for "Thank you in advance".
  2. [Here] is my translation of "MEGITSUNE" and notes.
  3. [Here] is my translation of "Onnedari Dai Sakusen" and notes. The lyric contains "[From angel's face comes devil's whisper.]" , "I will ask Dad for it in secret from Mom.", etc.
  4. "Kakko" is for parenthesis or bracket, and "kakkoii" is for "cool".
  5. [Here] is my translation of "AKATSUKI" and notes.
  6. X-Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band peaking in 1990's. Its fans often say "Akatsuki" is very X-Japan-like.
  7. Bowing deep so that one's head touches to the ground, dogeza is an act of showing a deep deference, apology, or entreaty. But I think that Dogeza Headbanging is so called only because of the resemblance of posture and it doesn't have such meanings. Today I Learned Dogeza Headbanging originated from a visual-kei band "the GazettE".
  8. I insert "kindly" for Japanese "-te-kureru". it is something like "(do something) for us". "Kureru" alone is "to give (us)". It is used to show the perceiving of other's favor and the gratitude to it. For example, Japanese "the audience sing with us." without "-kureru" suggests something like "We don't care whether the audience sing or not". BABYMETAL are well trained and use many "-te-kureru" but I drop most of them.
  9. I insert "(we) get a chance to (do)" for Japanese "-sase-te-morau". "Morau" alone is "to receive". Usually it is dropped and the translation is simple "we do/did". But it suggests "We know someone helps us to do so and we appreciate it" (originally? someone = Amitabha Buddha). If there is no actual help, it suggests only "We are allowed to do so." or "We have the right to do so". It's redundant. I drop such ones.
  10. Shifting-up (=shakuri) is the singing technique typically used in enka. The singer starts the note at lower pitch (one whole tone or more) and shifts up (quickly) to the target pitch. The range, speed and curve of shifting and which note to shift up, all are important.
  11. "Tsugaru Kaikyo Fuyugeshiki" is a famous typical enka, released in 1977, sung by Sayuri ISHIKAWA. The lyrics are like: "When I got off the night train from Tokyo Ueno, the Aomori Station was already veiled with snow. There was a crowd going back to the North but all were silent. I could hear only the sea roaring. I too got into the ferry ship. Watching a sea gull freezing, I kept on weeping. Ah, this is a winter scene of the Tsugaru Strait". ..."Farewell, my darling." comes on the second chorus.
  12. Masako NATSUME is the actress who said "Nametara ikan zeyo" in a movie in 1982 and made it famous.

  The transcription is below.