The rise of the Japanese pop-metal sensation continues

BABYMETAL are set for their own animated web series, as confirmed by Warner Bros.

The Japanese pop-metal sensation, who released their second album Metal Resistance earlier this year ahead of a theatrical headline show at London’s Wembley Arena, will play themselves in the online series which promises to be a blend of animation and live-action.

According the Deadline, the full synopsis reads: “The action-adventure will take viewers inside the magical world of heavy metal music as it comes under attack, and one lonely god, Kitsune, forms the warrior band BABYMETAL to save the day. In the series, Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal join together to ultimately redefine the genre.

“The series also will feature new live-action performances from the group, who will enter the animated world through a secret portal.”

Warner Bros. Animation President Sam Register added: “BABYMETAL have to be seen to be believed. 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.”

The series is currently in the early stages of development.

Meanwhile, BABYMETAL will be supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers on their upcoming UK tour. Full dates are below.

DECEMBER

05 – LONDON O2
06 – LONDON O2
08 – GLASGOW Hydro
10 – BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
11 – BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
14 – MANCHESTER Arena
15 – MANCHESTER Arena