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!😊

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

Happy Fox Day 2018!

Apart from being Easter Sunday and April Fool’s Day today, it turns out it’s also Fox Day. If you are unaware, on this day in 2016, BABYMETAL‘s second studio album, Metal Resistance, was released and the idea of Fox Day was used to promote it. So to all the BABYMETAL fans out there, have a good day!

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Happy Birthday Suzuka!

Today (December 20) is the twentieth birthday of Suzuka Nakamoto, AKA SU-METAL, from BABYMETAL.Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊