History YMMV / BabyMetal

24th Apr '18 2:56:21 AM Soufriere
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** Honestly, several concerts that were key to their evolution count – [=SummerSonic=] 2012[[labelnote:*]] (their first festival appearance, playing a tiny stage next to the food court; youngest group ever to perform at the festival)[[/labelnote]], Legend I[[labelnote:*]] (their first long-form show and the first appearance of Kami Band, albeit for only two songs)[[/labelnote]], Budokan[[labelnote:*]] (their largest concert up to that point, the youngest ever to headline the iconic venue, the first time Yui and Moa sang completely live, and their first show backed entirely by the Kami Band)[[/labelnote]], [=SoniSphere=] 2014[[labelnote:*]] (their first show in an English-speaking country, where they had to open the main stage and rock the socks off 50,000 British Metalheads; and again the youngest singers to perform there)[[/labelnote]], Wembley[[labelnote:*]] (their largest show outside Japan to date and the first Japanese act to headline ''that'' iconic venue - they didn't ''quite'' sell out all 12,500 seats, though they came very close)[[/labelnote]], Tokyo Dome[[labelnote:*]] (their largest show to date, at 55,000 per day for two days)[[/labelnote]], and LEGEND S[[labelnote:*]] (Su's triumphant return to her hometown Hiroshima for her 20th birthday, with a set design that rivaled the stages at Budokan and Tokyo Dome; plus those elaborate costumes for "The One")[[/labelnote]]

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** Honestly, several concerts that were key to their evolution count – [=SummerSonic=] 2012[[labelnote:*]] (their first festival appearance, playing a tiny stage next to the food court; youngest group ever to perform at the festival)[[/labelnote]], Legend I[[labelnote:*]] (their first long-form show and the first appearance of Kami Band, albeit for only two songs)[[/labelnote]], Budokan[[labelnote:*]] (their largest concert up to that point, the youngest ever to headline the iconic venue, the first time Yui and Moa sang completely live, and their first show backed entirely by the Kami Band)[[/labelnote]], [=SoniSphere=] 2014[[labelnote:*]] (their first show in an English-speaking country, where they had to open the main stage and rock the socks off over 50,000 British Metalheads; and again the youngest singers to perform there)[[/labelnote]], Wembley[[labelnote:*]] (their largest first arena show outside Japan – only one to date – and the first Japanese act to headline ''that'' iconic venue - they didn't ''quite'' sell out all 12,500 seats, though they came very close)[[/labelnote]], Tokyo Dome[[labelnote:*]] (their largest show to date, at 55,000 per day for two days)[[/labelnote]], and LEGEND S[[labelnote:*]] (Su's triumphant return to her hometown Hiroshima for her 20th birthday, with a set design that rivaled the stages at Budokan and Tokyo Dome; plus those elaborate costumes for "The One")[[/labelnote]]



** They're pretty big in their native Japan, but they also have many fans overseas. They've performed sold-out headline shows in the US, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Canada, amongst other countries – albeit in far smaller venues (Wembley Arena being the exception). They were the opening act for Music/LadyGaga (who is a self-proclaimed fan) during various concerts on her Japan tour. Even [[Music/{{Opeth}} Mikael Åkerfeldt]] [[http://www.metalinjection.net/shocking-revelations/opeth-frontman-backs-babymetal-says-it-got-his-daughter-to-stop-listening-to-one-direction is a fan.]]

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** They're pretty big popular in their native Japan, but they also have many fans overseas. They've performed sold-out headline shows in the US, USA, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Canada, amongst other countries – albeit in far smaller venues (Wembley Arena being the exception). They were the opening act for Music/LadyGaga (who is a self-proclaimed fan) during various concerts on her Japan tour. Even [[Music/{{Opeth}} Mikael Åkerfeldt]] [[http://www.metalinjection.net/shocking-revelations/opeth-frontman-backs-babymetal-says-it-got-his-daughter-to-stop-listening-to-one-direction is a fan.]]


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** Yui was a child actress before ending up in Sakura Gakuin, appearing in commercials and a few TV movies. One of those had her character writing a angry letter to her mother – while she does just fine onscreen, the voiceover she provides is gloriously ''seething''.
24th Mar '18 9:08:37 PM Soufriere
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* AwesomeMusic: '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK3NMZAUKGw TOO]]''' '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2Tu-g-_rEE MANY]]''' '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIKqgE4BwAY TO]]''' '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVdBBOpSoN4 LIST]]'''. MEGITSUNE, Headbanger, Gimme Chocolate, Iine... just the tip of the iceberg! "Road of Resistance", their collaboration with Music/{{Dragonforce}}, is about as awesome as you could imagine. Meanwhile, "Tales of the Destinies", their clearest stab yet at ProgressiveMetal, has been compared favourably to Music/DreamTheater.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: the swag rap breakdown in the otherwise PowerMetal-ish "Iine!". Worth noting that in live shows they don't perform the full song, using call-and-response instead of the original lyrics during the breakdown, though it still ends with the gloriously {{memetic|mutation}} "Kitsune da o!".
** In a DVDCommentary on the music video, the girls openly wondered ''why'' they don't do the full rap anymore and expressed a desire to bring it back. So far, though, it hasn't happened.

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* AwesomeMusic: '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK3NMZAUKGw TOO]]''' '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2Tu-g-_rEE MANY]]''' '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIKqgE4BwAY TO]]''' '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVdBBOpSoN4 LIST]]'''. MEGITSUNE, Megitsune, Headbanger, Gimme Chocolate, Iine... just the tip of the iceberg! "Road of Resistance", their collaboration with Music/{{Dragonforce}}, is about as awesome as you could imagine. Meanwhile, "Tales of the Destinies", their clearest stab yet at ProgressiveMetal, has been compared favourably favorably to Music/DreamTheater.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: the Some of their songs will change genres partway through for no reason other than RuleOfCool.
** The
swag rap breakdown in the otherwise PowerMetal-ish "Iine!". Worth noting that in live shows they don't perform the full song, using call-and-response instead of the original lyrics during the breakdown, though it still ends with the gloriously {{memetic|mutation}} "Kitsune da o!".
** *** In a DVDCommentary on the music video, the girls openly wondered ''why'' they don't do the full rap anymore and expressed a desire to bring it back. So far, though, it hasn't happened.happened.
** "Song 4" has ''two'' reggae breakdowns in the middle of the song, plus what can only be described as a Black Metal interlude in between ''those''. Oh, and there's a "boing!" sound effect thrown in there too – yes, Yui and Moa jump there.



** Honestly, several concerts that were key to their evolution count – [=SummerSonic=] 2012[[labelnote:*]] (their first festival appearance, playing a tiny stage next to the food court; youngest group ever to perform at the festival)[[/labelnote]], Legend I[[labelnote:*]] (their first long-form show and the first appearance of Kami Band, albeit for only two songs)[[/labelnote]], Budokan[[labelnote:*]] (their largest concert up to that point, the youngest ever to headline the iconic venue, the first time Yui and Moa sang completely live, and their first show backed up entirely by the Kami Band)[[/labelnote]], [=SoniSphere=] 2014[[labelnote:*]] (their first show outside Asia where they had to open the main stage and rock the socks off 50,000 British Metalheads)[[/labelnote]], Wembley[[labelnote:*]] (their largest show outside Japan to date and the first Japanese group to headline ''that'' iconic venue - they didn't ''quite'' sell out all 12,500 seats, though they came very close)[[/labelnote]], Tokyo Dome[[labelnote:*]] (their largest show to date, at 55,000 per day for two days)[[/labelnote]], and LEGEND S[[labelnote:*]] (Su's triumphant return to her hometown Hiroshima, and a set design that rivaled the stages at Budokan and Tokyo Dome; plus those elaborate costumes for "The One")[[/labelnote]]

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** Honestly, several concerts that were key to their evolution count – [=SummerSonic=] 2012[[labelnote:*]] (their first festival appearance, playing a tiny stage next to the food court; youngest group ever to perform at the festival)[[/labelnote]], Legend I[[labelnote:*]] (their first long-form show and the first appearance of Kami Band, albeit for only two songs)[[/labelnote]], Budokan[[labelnote:*]] (their largest concert up to that point, the youngest ever to headline the iconic venue, the first time Yui and Moa sang completely live, and their first show backed up entirely by the Kami Band)[[/labelnote]], [=SoniSphere=] 2014[[labelnote:*]] (their first show outside Asia in an English-speaking country, where they had to open the main stage and rock the socks off 50,000 British Metalheads)[[/labelnote]], Metalheads; and again the youngest singers to perform there)[[/labelnote]], Wembley[[labelnote:*]] (their largest show outside Japan to date and the first Japanese group act to headline ''that'' iconic venue - they didn't ''quite'' sell out all 12,500 seats, though they came very close)[[/labelnote]], Tokyo Dome[[labelnote:*]] (their largest show to date, at 55,000 per day for two days)[[/labelnote]], and LEGEND S[[labelnote:*]] (Su's triumphant return to her hometown Hiroshima, and Hiroshima for her 20th birthday, with a set design that rivaled the stages at Budokan and Tokyo Dome; plus those elaborate costumes for "The One")[[/labelnote]]



*** In fact, they could be considered to be the first Japanese band to successfully ''break through to America'', easily the most popular group to come from Japan. Their sophomore album ''Metal Resistance'' was the best-debuting Japanese album since '''1963''', and if you asked an American to name a Japanese band, it'll probably be them.

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*** In fact, they could be considered to be are on the cusp of becoming the first Japanese band to successfully truly ''break through to America'', easily well known as the most popular group toughest music market in the world to come from Japan. access for a number of reasons (language barrier being only part of it). Their sophomore album second album, ''Metal Resistance'' was Resistance'', cracked Billboard's Top 40, the best-debuting Japanese first album since '''1963''', and if you asked an American to name by a Japanese band, it'll probably be them.act to do so since '''1963'''. Note that Music/XJapan and Music/DirEnGrey, both of whom regularly tour the USA and have a significant fanbase there, never had any of their albums chart on Billboard's main index. Kobayashi has made it no secret that one of his ultimate goals is for Babymetal to sell out Madison Square Garden.


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*** "Karate" played in the background of an episode of the series ''Series/AlteredCarbon'', which brought in a few new fans.
16th Mar '18 5:53:57 PM Soufriere
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%%*** In a Japanese music show, the hosts managed to make her [[{{Kayfabe}} break character]] twice. [[https://youtu.be/Orx4HGqXk0o?t=1m35s Her panicked reaction was priceless]]. This may be why she doesn't talk much these days.



*** Her true personality was showcased to a degree during her three years in Sakura Gakuin, and sometimes rears its head even in Babymetal despite herself. Suzuka is, at her core, a massive dork – a MotorMouth who has NoSenseOfDirection[[labelnote:*]] (a brief video from a Chicago music festival shows her almost get lost ''on a straight path'')[[/labelnote]] and can't tie her own shoes[[labelnote:*]] (take a close look at the girls' costumes; Su's trademark 1" heels lack shoelaces – so does her Funko Pop figure)[[/labelnote]] or ride a bike.
*** When the girls were still doing variety shows, they participated in a mystery box game in Taiwan where they had to guess what was inside the box, which turned out to be a large bullfrog. After the reveal, [[https://youtu.be/083al132LOk?t=4m44s all three girls were terrified at first]], until Moa came forward and picked up the amphibian; Yui also eventually let it sit on her forearm. Su, on the other hand, couldn't touch the frog until the end of the show, and we saw one of the only times she's been [[NotSoStoic scared]] in a public appearance.

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*** Her true personality was showcased to a degree during her three years in Sakura Gakuin, and sometimes rears its head even in Babymetal despite herself. Suzuka is, at her core, a massive dork – a MotorMouth who has NoSenseOfDirection[[labelnote:*]] (a brief video from a Chicago music festival shows her almost get lost ''on a straight path'')[[/labelnote]] and can't tie her own shoes[[labelnote:*]] (take a close look at the girls' costumes; Su's trademark 1" heels lack shoelaces – so does her Funko Pop figure)[[/labelnote]] or ride a bike.
bike. She's also a huge music nerd – her older sister Himeka said that, when they meet, they'll often do karaoke together, singing up to a hundred songs running the musical gamut (Western ''and'' Japanese) until their voices are shot.
*** When the girls were still doing variety shows, they participated in a mystery box game in Taiwan where they had to guess what was inside the box, which turned out to be a large bullfrog. After the reveal, [[https://youtu.be/083al132LOk?t=4m44s all three girls were terrified at first]], until Moa - remembering she had ''already'' touched it - came forward and picked up the amphibian; Yui also eventually let it sit on her forearm. Su, on the other hand, couldn't touch the frog until the end of the show, and we saw one of the only times she's been [[NotSoStoic scared]] in a public appearance.



* TastesLikeDiabetes: Their approach to J-metal. Earlier songs especially fit this.

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* TastesLikeDiabetes: Their approach to J-metal. Earlier songs especially fit this.this.

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5th Mar '18 12:36:28 AM Soufriere
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** Honestly, several concerts that were key to their evolution count – Legend I[[labelnote:*]] (their first long-set show and the first appearance of Kami Band, albeit for only two songs)[[/labelnote]], Budokan[[labelnote:*]] (their largest concert up to that point, the youngest ever to headline the iconic venue, the first time Yui and Moa sang completely live, and their first show backed up entirely by the Kami Band)[[/labelnote]], [=SoniSphere=] 2014[[labelnote:*]] (their first show outside Asia where they had to open the main stage and rock the socks off 50,000 British Metalheads)[[/labelnote]], Wembley[[labelnote:*]] (the first Japanese group to headline ''that'' iconic venue - they didn't ''quite'' sell out all 12,500 seats, though they came very close)[[/labelnote]], Tokyo Dome[[labelnote:*]] (their largest show to date, at 55,000 per day for two days)[[/labelnote]], and LEGEND S[[labelnote:*]] (Su's triumphant return to her hometown Hiroshima, and a set design that rivaled the stages at Budokan and Tokyo Dome; plus those elaborate costumes for "The One")[[/labelnote]]

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** Honestly, several concerts that were key to their evolution count – [=SummerSonic=] 2012[[labelnote:*]] (their first festival appearance, playing a tiny stage next to the food court; youngest group ever to perform at the festival)[[/labelnote]], Legend I[[labelnote:*]] (their first long-set long-form show and the first appearance of Kami Band, albeit for only two songs)[[/labelnote]], Budokan[[labelnote:*]] (their largest concert up to that point, the youngest ever to headline the iconic venue, the first time Yui and Moa sang completely live, and their first show backed up entirely by the Kami Band)[[/labelnote]], [=SoniSphere=] 2014[[labelnote:*]] (their first show outside Asia where they had to open the main stage and rock the socks off 50,000 British Metalheads)[[/labelnote]], Wembley[[labelnote:*]] (the (their largest show outside Japan to date and the first Japanese group to headline ''that'' iconic venue - they didn't ''quite'' sell out all 12,500 seats, though they came very close)[[/labelnote]], Tokyo Dome[[labelnote:*]] (their largest show to date, at 55,000 per day for two days)[[/labelnote]], and LEGEND S[[labelnote:*]] (Su's triumphant return to her hometown Hiroshima, and a set design that rivaled the stages at Budokan and Tokyo Dome; plus those elaborate costumes for "The One")[[/labelnote]]
5th Mar '18 12:28:40 AM Soufriere
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** Honestly, several concerts that were key to their evolution count – Legend I[[labelnote:*]] (their first long-set show and the first appearance of Kami Band, albeit for only two songs)[[/labelnote]], Budokan[[labelnote:*]] (their largest concert up to that point, the youngest ever to headline the iconic venue, the first time Yui and Moa sang completely live, and their first show backed up entirely by the Kami Band)[[/labelnote]], [=SoniSphere=] 2014[[labelnote:*]] (their first show outside Asia where they had to open the main stage and rock the socks off 50,000 British Metalheads)[[/labelnote]], Wembley[[labelnote:*]] (the first Japanese group to headline ''that'' iconic venue - they didn't ''quite'' sell out all 12,500 seats, though they came very close)[[/labelnote]], Tokyo Dome[[labelnote:*]] (their largest show to date, at 55,000 per day for two days)[[/labelnote]], and LEGEND S[[labelnote:*]] (Su's triumphant return to her hometown Hiroshima, and a set design that rivaled the stages at Budokan and Tokyo Dome; plus those elaborate costumes for "The One")[[/labelnote]]



*** Yui is a fan of Music/ArianaGrande and the band has met and taken a photo with her. However, when Nylon's Mickey Stanley asked her to sing an Ariana Grande song, she became all flushed and seemed ready to run away at "Can you sing..."
*** In a Japanese music show, the hosts managed to make her [[{{Kayfabe}} break character]] twice. [[https://youtu.be/Orx4HGqXk0o?t=1m35s Her panicked reaction was priceless]]. This may be why she doesn't talk much these days.
** Moa's no slouch in this department. She's [[GenkiGirl far more outgoing]] than Yui or even Su, but wears her emotions on her sleeve. She's also the shortest and youngest (by 14 days) of the trio.

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*** Yui is a fan of Music/ArianaGrande and the band has met and taken a photo with her. However, when Nylon's Mickey Stanley asked her to if she could sing an Ariana Grande song, she became all flushed and seemed ready to run away at "Can you sing..."
*** %%*** In a Japanese music show, the hosts managed to make her [[{{Kayfabe}} break character]] twice. [[https://youtu.be/Orx4HGqXk0o?t=1m35s Her panicked reaction was priceless]]. This may be why she doesn't talk much these days.
** Moa's no slouch in this department. She's [[GenkiGirl far more outgoing]] than Yui or even Su, but wears her emotions on her sleeve. She's also the shortest (by 2cm) and youngest (by 14 days) of the trio.


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** Suzuka was given acting training (in addition to singing lessons) during her time at Actor's School Hiroshima and twice took part in musicals. She also [[TheCameo appeared as herself]] on a later episode of ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'' along with Ayami and Yuika. She enjoyed the experience and has expressed a desire to do voice work again.
25th Feb '18 9:28:33 PM RicardoRenegado
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* HeReallyCanAct: In this case, She Really Can Scream. As live performances have shown, the girls were fully capable of switching from the expected sugary singing to genuine death growls even BEFORE they grew over 16.


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* SheReallyCanAct: In this case, She Really Can Scream. As live performances have shown, the girls were fully capable of switching from the expected sugary singing to genuine death growls even BEFORE they grew over 16.
25th Feb '18 9:05:46 PM RicardoRenegado
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* ChildProdigy: The girls have all been in the limelight since they were very young.
** Suzuka was a child model as the age of 4 (she won the Bandai Jewel Drop brand ambassador pageant in 2002), has been singing since at least 8 (she joined ASH in 2006), became at 10 the youngest member of Karen Girl's – the trio that sang the opening theme to ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'', and as part of Babymetal was many times the youngest frontwoman to headline [insert venue here].
** Yui and Moa were talented enough to join Sakura Gakuin as 5th graders (most SG girls don't get in until 6th or 7th grade) and join Su on Doki Doki☆Morning a few months later. Being able to keep up with Suzuka is a feat in itself.
*** Moa, having a birthday two weeks after Yui's, holds the record as the youngest person ever to perform at [=SummerSonic=] (13), the Budokan (14), [=SoniSphere=] (14), O2 Arena (15), Wembley (16), etc.
*** Yui acted in commercials prior to joining Sakura Gakuin, and is known to those around her for her intelligence. On the rare occasions she speaks in interviews, she'll usually have something profound to say, often taking the other two by surprise.
* ColbertBump: Subverted somewhat since they had become viral before appearing on his show, though that performance certainly helped raise their profile in the USA (the girls were already popular in the UK).



* [[EloquentInMyNativeTongue Eloquent in Her Native Tongue]]: Yui, more so than the other girls. She's the least proficient at English – her shyness and perfectionism don't help – but in Japanese interviews she shows herself to be highly analytical and whip-smart, often giving the most thoughtful responses.



* FanNickname: Officially, the genre of the music they play is called "kawaii metal". But, some people have dubbed it "''{{moe}}''tal", among other names.
* FreudianTrio: Moa is Id, Su is Ego, Yui is Superego.



** They're pretty BigInJapan, but they also have many fans overseas. They've performed sold-out headline shows in the US, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Canada, amongst other countries – albeit in far smaller venues (Wembley Arena being the exception). They were the opening act for Music/LadyGaga (who is a self-proclaimed fan) during various concerts on her Japan tour. Even [[Music/{{Opeth}} Mikael Åkerfeldt]] [[http://www.metalinjection.net/shocking-revelations/opeth-frontman-backs-babymetal-says-it-got-his-daughter-to-stop-listening-to-one-direction is a fan.]]

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** They're pretty BigInJapan, big in their native Japan, but they also have many fans overseas. They've performed sold-out headline shows in the US, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Canada, amongst other countries – albeit in far smaller venues (Wembley Arena being the exception). They were the opening act for Music/LadyGaga (who is a self-proclaimed fan) during various concerts on her Japan tour. Even [[Music/{{Opeth}} Mikael Åkerfeldt]] [[http://www.metalinjection.net/shocking-revelations/opeth-frontman-backs-babymetal-says-it-got-his-daughter-to-stop-listening-to-one-direction is a fan.]]



* IdolSinger: They all started out as this. Whether they still count is up to interpretation; some publications still refer to them as "metal idol band", "metal idol fusion group", or other variants.



* ItWillNeverCatchOn: What most of their detractors have said even ''after'' Babymetal caught on. Over the seven years [as of this edit] the group has been around, every possible insult has been thrown at them – starting with several variants of "{{gimmick}}"[[labelnote:*]] ([[{{Hypocrite}} as if most other metal bands DON'T use gimmicks]])[[/labelnote]] and "just a fad", along with predictions the girls will be fired as soon as they turn 16 (didn't happen), 18 (didn't happen), or 20 (didn't happen with Su; Yui & Moa aren't there yet). Fans now joke about this.
-->'''''BABYMETAL: Passing fad that will be gone in a year since 2010'''''
* MetalBandMascot: The Fox God fits the description to some degree.



* TastesLikeDiabetes: Their approach to J-metal. Earlier songs especially fit this.
* TheRedStapler: Variant. the Saiai brand of saké has enjoyed a surge in demand ever since fans discovered the brand [[AlternateCharacterReading shares the same kanji characters]] with Moametal's given name. Interestingly, the brewery also happens to be based in Moa's home prefecture of Aichi. Now they even [[http://sake-life.hatenablog.com/entry/2017/05/16/200000 put Babymetal merch on display.]]
* TheUnintelligible: "From Dusk Til Dawn", The international-exclusive track from ''Metal Resistance'', is entirely in English, but good luck trying to figure out what the girls are actually singing half the time, especially on the album cut with all its distortion (the live version at Hollywood Palladium is slightly better). Two years after the release of the song, people ''still'' can't agree on what the lyrics are… and the international album (unlike the Japanese) doesn't include lyric sheets – all the ones online, even from "official" sources, are just guesswork.
** Yui when speaking English, due to her thick accent and ''very'' quiet voice. [[note]] Moa's accent is just as heavy, but she speaks loudly and clearly enough she can still be understood despite that. Yui ''might'' know more English than she lets on, but her shyness, lack of confidence, and tendency to overthink things all hold her back.[[/note]]

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* TastesLikeDiabetes: Their approach to J-metal. Earlier songs especially fit this.
* TheRedStapler: Variant. the Saiai brand of saké has enjoyed a surge in demand ever since fans discovered the brand [[AlternateCharacterReading shares the same kanji characters]] with Moametal's given name. Interestingly, the brewery also happens to be based in Moa's home prefecture of Aichi. Now they even [[http://sake-life.hatenablog.com/entry/2017/05/16/200000 put Babymetal merch on display.]]
* TheUnintelligible: "From Dusk Til Dawn", The international-exclusive track from ''Metal Resistance'', is entirely in English, but good luck trying to figure out what the girls are actually singing half the time, especially on the album cut with all its distortion (the live version at Hollywood Palladium is slightly better). Two years after the release of the song, people ''still'' can't agree on what the lyrics are… and the international album (unlike the Japanese) doesn't include lyric sheets – all the ones online, even from "official" sources, are just guesswork.
** Yui when speaking English, due to her thick accent and ''very'' quiet voice. [[note]] Moa's accent is just as heavy, but she speaks loudly and clearly enough she can still be understood despite that. Yui ''might'' know more English than she lets on, but her shyness, lack of confidence, and tendency to overthink things all hold her back.[[/note]]
this.
25th Feb '18 7:55:18 PM RicardoRenegado
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* BrokenBase:
** Ask general metalheads whether they're classified as metal and prepare for a round of InternetBackdraft. [[{{irony}} And that's despite them already getting the OK from established metal bands.]]
** Also up for debate is whether the group is really anything special outside of what even their critics will admit is a brilliant gimmick.
13th Feb '18 12:58:47 PM Soufriere
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: the swag rap breakdown in the otherwise PowerMetal-ish "Iine!". Worth noting that in live shows they don't perform the full song, truncating the breakdown, though it still ends with the gloriously {{memetic|mutation}} "Kitsune da o!".
* ChildProdigy: The girls have been in the show business since they were very young.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: the swag rap breakdown in the otherwise PowerMetal-ish "Iine!". Worth noting that in live shows they don't perform the full song, truncating using call-and-response instead of the original lyrics during the breakdown, though it still ends with the gloriously {{memetic|mutation}} "Kitsune da o!".
** In a DVDCommentary on the music video, the girls openly wondered ''why'' they don't do the full rap anymore and expressed a desire to bring it back. So far, though, it hasn't happened.
* ChildProdigy: The girls have all been in the show business limelight since they were very young.



* [[EloquentInMyNativeTongue Eloquent in Her Native Tongue]]: Yui, more so than the other girls. She's the least proficient at English – her shyness and perfectionism don't help – but in Japanese interviews she shows herself to be highly analytical and whip-smart, often giving the most thoughtful responses.



*** Yui is a fan of Music/ArianaGrande and the band has met and taken a picture with her. However, when an interviewer asked her to sing an Ariana Grande song, she became all flushed and seemed ready to run away at "Can you sing..."

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*** Yui is a fan of Music/ArianaGrande and the band has met and taken a picture photo with her. However, when an interviewer Nylon's Mickey Stanley asked her to sing an Ariana Grande song, she became all flushed and seemed ready to run away at "Can you sing..."



*** When the girls were still doing variety shows, they participated in a mystery box game where they have to guess what was inside the box, which turned out to be a large bullfrog. After the reveal, [[https://youtu.be/083al132LOk?t=4m44s all three girls were terrified at first]], until Moa came forward and picked up the amphibian; Yui also eventually let it sit on her forearm. Su, on the other hand, couldn't touch the frog until the end of the show, and we saw one of the only times she's been [[NotSoStoic scared]] in a public appearance.

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*** When the girls were still doing variety shows, they participated in a mystery box game in Taiwan where they have had to guess what was inside the box, which turned out to be a large bullfrog. After the reveal, [[https://youtu.be/083al132LOk?t=4m44s all three girls were terrified at first]], until Moa came forward and picked up the amphibian; Yui also eventually let it sit on her forearm. Su, on the other hand, couldn't touch the frog until the end of the show, and we saw one of the only times she's been [[NotSoStoic scared]] in a public appearance.



** Yui when speaking English, due to her thick accent and ''very'' quiet voice. [[note]] Moa's accent is just as heavy, but she speaks clearly enough that she can still be understood despite that. Yui ''might'' know more English than she lets on, but her known shyness, lack of confidence, and tendency to overthink things all hold her back.[[/note]]

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** Yui when speaking English, due to her thick accent and ''very'' quiet voice. [[note]] Moa's accent is just as heavy, but she speaks loudly and clearly enough that she can still be understood despite that. Yui ''might'' know more English than she lets on, but her known shyness, lack of confidence, and tendency to overthink things all hold her back.[[/note]]
13th Jan '18 10:40:03 AM petewarrior
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* IdolSinger: They all started out as this. Whether they still count is up to interpretation; some publications still refer to them as "metal idol band", "metal idol fusion group", or other variants.
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