Happy 20th Birthday Moa!

Today, July 4, is the 20th birthday of Moa Kikuchi, AKA MOAMETAL, from the Japanese group BABYMETAL, one of my favourite artists.😊 I didn’t give myself much time to work on this, that’s why it’s only a rough sketch that doesn’t do justice to the beauty of Moa. But as they say, it’s the thought that counts!😊

This is the first BABYMETAL fan art I’ve done in quite a while. That’s because last year, after Yui left, it looked like they had lost direction, but this year things seem to be improving. Having said that, however, I have to admit I’m not very fond of their last few songs.😅 Hopefully their next album, which Is due in October, will have some real gems in it! Anyway, that’s all for now. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

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My Translation: “Elevator Girl” by BABYMETAL

After what seems an eternity, today Babymetal released a new track, titled Elevator Girl. It’s a song that they performed a fair bit during the shows they did last year, but I hadn’t heard it until today. I don’t think it’s their best effort. It’s very poppy, but not as catchy as some of their big hits. Anyway, when I heard this new track was coming out, I decided I would have a go at translating it, just like I did with all the Metal Resistance songs (minus one). It’s pretty repetitive, which made the translation easy. A couple of things to note: italics designate English words in the original lyrics; square brackets designate additions I have made to better convey what I think the lyrics are saying. Continue reading

BABYMETAL’s “LIVE AT TOKYO DOME” DVD/Blu-ray Out April 12!

This trailer was just released for BABYMETAL’s LIVE AT TOKYO DOME DVD and Blu-ray, which is coming out on April 12. It features the final two shows of BABYMETAL’s 2016 world tour: the Red Night concert, from September 19, and the Black Night concert, from September 20. The shows looked like they were amazing, don’t they? And that stage looks absolutely enormous!

There are four editions of this release; the fan club Blu-ray edition; a specially-packaged Blu-ray edition and two standard editions, one on Blu-ray and one on DVD. I think I’ll just be getting the standard Blu-ray edition.😋 Can’t wait to check it out!

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊