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The three little metal fox ladies of BABYMETAL, YUIMETAL, SU-METAL and MOAMETAL, are heading to their first animated adventure in partnership with Warner bros.
Warner Bros just announced that their digital studio Blue Ribbon Content and Japanese powerhouse Amuse Inc’s subsidiary, Amuse USA will produce an original short-form series. Manager and creator of BABYMETAL Key Kobayashi (a.k.a. KOBAMETAL) is also going to take part in the production. The hybrid live-action and animated project is currently in development, it was announced in September 29 by Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series.
Sam Register said: “BABYMETAL have to be seen to be believed — a mind-blowing, fun combination of pop vocals, heavy metal music and dance choreography brought to life by three incredibly talented teenage stars. We are huge fans here at Blue Ribbon Content and are extremely excited to help bring the BABYMETAL phenomenon to U.S. audiences through this upcoming digital series.”
— Alternative Press (@AltPress) September 29, 2016
Tatsuro Hatanaka, President, Amuse, Inc. and Amuse USA, commented: “We are grateful for Warner Bros. and Blue Ribbon Content’s interest in BABYMETAL, and to be moving onward with the project. We are very much looking forward to working on this project with Sam and his team, and hope everyone will enjoy our completed work.”
We are sure that you are already guessing that the story is going to have something to do with metal. And you are right: According to the press release the adventure will take us inside the magical (and quite loud) world of heavy metal music as one lonely god, Kitsune (a fox had to be present) forms the warrior band BABYMETAL to save it from a new enemy. The series will also feature live-action performances.
We really hope that this is not going to be another music animation flop. We just have to wait and see.