BABYMETAL was interviewed on Razor TV from Singapore in order to promote their performance on December 28, 2013 at Scape The Ground, their first ever headline show in Singapore. BABYMETAL played there in 2012 as part of AFA Singapore. Watch the interview with English subtitles below.
BABYMETAL "Death Match 'May Revolution' Tour 2013" and Sakura Gakuin 2011 Nendo Graduate Ayami Muto are featured in Quick Japan issue Vol.111. The content features interviews with BABYMETAL & Ayami and live photos from the performances. Check the scans below.
As BABYMETAL member, Suzuka has one more performance than Moa and Yui. She performed as Su-Metal on the Japan Pop Culture Carnival on Novemver 4 of 2013 as guest for JAM Project. She was interviewed by Asian Beat to talk about her experience with the incredible group JAM Project. Read the excerpt of the interview emphasizing the part with Suzuka Nakamoto.
BABYMETAL has been featured in the first issue of aniS Magazine, the Issue 0 of the Magazine from Singapore includes 4 pages about BABYMETAL's performances in Singapore. Check the content below!
Interesting excerpt of HEDOBAN Magazine Volume 2 relased on November 20 of 2014 about the talk of the BABYMETAL producer Kobametal with Metallica's band members and especially Lars Ulrich (the drummer) who was watching the BABYMETAL performance in Osaka at the Summer Sonic 2013 on August 11 (show notes).
BABYMETAL in collaboration with Metallica in November of 2013 released "Gods Of Metal" a video featuring Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal introducing Metallica's new movie "Through The Never" to the Japanese audience. Read the press release and video translated with English subtitles below!
Sakura Gakuin went to Music x ID show to have fun and show their special skills. Most of the girls showed great skills other like Aiko, Moa, Raura or Yui didn't showed special skills. Watch the full video with english subtitles.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by Nami Iwasaki and Reo Tsuchiya at the Inazuma Rock Festival 2013 in Shiga Prefecture. The exclusive interview took place before their performance. The girls talking about meeting metal music, Kitsune-Sama, going to school and performing in Festivals, Su-Metal as elder sister of Yuimetal an Moametal and more, watch the 13 minutes interview with english subtitles below!
Kobametal has been interviewed on Nexus Bimonthly Magazine Vol.60 to answer questions about BABYMETAL's concept, how he came up with the idea, how he created the group, why they don't talk too much onstage, similar projects to BABYMETAL and more! Interview translated below.
Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2013 members where featured on Big One Girls No.18 released on August 29 of 2013. The release included a Sakura Gakuin live
report, Tokyo Idol Festival 2013 and awesome photos of the girls! Check the high quality scans below!
Sakura Gakuin 2013 Nendo student Moa Kikuchi was featured in the cover with Yuriya Suzuki from Cheeky Parade and Aika Hirota from Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku, also the trio was interviewed by Big Comic Spirits Magazine! Very interesting, fun and cute interview! Read the translation and check the scans below!
Moa Kikuchi and Yui Mizuno were interviewed on Big One Girls Magazine Nº17 on July 31 of 2013 to talk about the Sakura Gakuin 4th Graders, Nene Sugisaki, Marina Horiuchi, Hinata Sato and Raura Iida. Also they talk about their personal news.
Interview translated courtesy of YMJapan.
BIG ONE GIRLS Nº17 released on July 17 of 2013 featured BABYMETAL live at NHK Hall for "Legend 1999" Yuimetal and Moametal Seitansai but also Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2013 members and Sakura Gakuin Graduate Airi Matsui. Check the high quality scans below.
Music Lounge report about BABYMETAL's Inari cermeony at Tower Records Shibuya to celebrate and bless the release of "Megitsune" Single which was released three days earlier on June 19. Check the report translated and photos from the event below.
Photos of the official Megitsune Inari Prayer Ceremony at Tower Records Shibuya with the presence of the Tower Records President Ikuo Minewaki, along with BABYMETAL fans. This was one of the promotional events to support the release of the BABYMETAL Single "Megitsune".
Young Jump Magazine issue No.29 released on Yui Mizuno's 14th birthday a special photo session with BABYMETAL promoting a few Metallica songs on it. The special session shows off the girls in a very special style with Megitsune outfits representing Metallica's songs! Check the scans below.
Yui Mizuno as Yuimetal wrote a new diary on Sakura Gakuin to talk about the new BABYMETAL Single "Megitsune". The Single was released including a Music Video (also known as Promotional Video) showing off many details of the Japanese culture. Yui speaks about "Megitsune" and also about her 14th Birthday! Diary translated below.
BABYMETAL visited once again HOTWAVE presented by Yamamoto. This time the girls promote their new Single released this day, Megitsune! They talk about the songs of the Single, the Death Match Tour, Kami Band, key words of the group and more! Watch the interview with English Subtitles below!
Suzuka Nakamoto as Su-Metal was interviewed on June 18 of 2013, just hours before the release of their new Single "Megitsune" on Kayou Guest Plus. She talked about the new costume to represent Megitsune, her role as Su-Metal and as Suzuka Nakamoto, Yuimetal scared about "Catch Me If You Can" and much more! Watch the full interview with english subtitles below!
BABYMETAL has been featured on Marquee Magazine Vol.97 issue with a special photoshoot of the girls promoting their new major Single "Megitsune" which is released on June 19, 2013. In addition the feature includes an interview with Su-Metal and a live report of Death Match Tour!
BABYMETAL was interviewed on BIG ONE GIRLS Magazine Nº16 released on June 10 of 2013 to talk about their new Single to be released in June 19, "Megitsune". But also about the other songs in the Single, "Onedari Daisakusen" and "Akatsuki". In addition the girls talk about their upcoming live shows in 2013, "Legend 1999", "Join Alive" and "Summer Sonic 2013". Very interesting interview translated by our collaborator YMJapan.
Suzuka Nakamoto Graduation Memorial published on BIG ONE GIRLS Nº16 released on May 27 of 2013 to promote the new BABYMETAL Single at that time "Megitsune". Suzuka makes mention to her last event as Sakura Gakuin member, the Graduation Photobook Launch Events at Tower Records Shinjuku and Shosen Book Tower in April of 2013. Read her memorial translated by YMJapan below.
BIG ONE GIRLS interviewed Suzuka Nakamoto, Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi on issue number 16 released on May 27 of 2013. One of the several interview sections with the girls was "Impressions" to talk about each other. Find out what the BABYMETAL girls think about each other. Interview translated by YMJapan.
BIG ONE GIRLS interviewed Suzuka Nakamoto, Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi on issue number 16 released on May 27 of 2013. One of the several interview sections with the girls was "Sweet Impressions" a special corner with Moa Kikuchi and Yui Mizuno to answer as Sakura Gakuin members. Read translation thanks to YMJapan.
BABYMETAL and Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2013 members were featured and interviewed on BIG ONE GIRLS issue number 16 released on May 27 of 2013. The issue features the new Sakura Gakuin members and also promotes BABYMETAL after the great "Death Match 'May Revolution' Tour" and the upcoming release of "Megitsune". Check the high quality scans below.
Yui Mizuno wrote a new diary on Sakura Gakuin but as Yuimetal to talk about the experience of the "BABYMETAL Death Match 'May Revolution' Tour 2013" which took place during 2 week. Considered as "Training Tour" by the girls, was their first full shows with Kami Band! Read her impressions below!
The group "Movement Design" who was part of the cast of the BABYMETAL's Music Video "Megitsune" released on Youtube on June 4 of 2013, published in April of 2013 photos from the set of the Music Video. The photos feature details of the main dancer Kimono and also the girls appear in one picture. Check below!
Suzuka Nakamoto wrote a Touji Letter in response to the Souji Letter wrote by Sakura Gakuin students before her graduation. Nakamoto shared her deep thoughts
about her stay on Sakura Gakuin, please read the explanation of Touji and Souji courtesy of our collaborator Ken Tabise and the translation below courtesy of:
Very intimate interview to Suzuka Nakamoto was published on her Graduation Photobook released on Abril 15 of 2013. She talks about her stay in Sakura Gakuin sinces the early days until her graduation. Her point of view, her last year as President Council, and what she thinks about others think about her. Very intimate and emotional interview with the charismatic, talented and beautiful Suzuka Nakamoto.
The farewell messages of the Sakura Gakuin girls to Suzuka Nakamoto before her Graduation. The letters were published on the Suzuka Nakamoto Graduation Photobook released on April 15 of 2013. The deep, intimate and full of emotion messages from the girls on the Graduation Photobook are translated below courtesy of: YMJapan.
Natalie's report from Sakura Gakuin 2012 Nendo last performance "The Road To Graduation Final" where Sakura Gakuin Students Council President Suzuka Nakamoto along with Mariri Sugimoto graduated from Sakura Gakuin. Read the report translated and a beautiful album of photos below.
On March 31 of 2013 Suzuka Nakamoto wrote her last diary before her graduation. With a very emotive last diary Suzuka thanked to all Fukei-Sans and the Sakura Gakuin members, also mentioned a very important person for her, Mikiko-Sensei.
Read the last diary wrote by Suzuka Nakamoto before her graduation. Translation by Hitoshi Sugioka.
One of the best interviews with Suzuka Nakamoto so far and probably one of the best interviews related with Sakura Gakuin. Tower Records President Ikuo Minewaki interviewed Suzuka a few days before of her Graduation. Watch the 4 parts interview with english subtitles.
Sakura Gakuin students Suzuka Nakamoto, Moa Kikuchi, Marina Horiuchi and Ooga Saki were interviewed on HMV News Japan to introduce their new Single "My Graduation Toss", which is Suzuka Nakamoto's graduation song from Sakura Gakuin. Read this very fun interview with very emotional parts translated below.
Sakura Gakuin members, Suzuka Nakamoto, Nene Sugisaki, Marina Horiuchi, Moa Kikuchi, Saki Ooga and Yui Mizuno were interviewed on Niko
Niko to promote the new Sakura Gakuin Single (at that moment) "My Graduation Toss" and the new Album "My
BABYMETAL was interviewed by Asian Beat from Japan to talk to their visit to Singapore on November 10, 2012 (Show report). Asian Beat wrote a very interesting article about Japanese Idol culture, Idol music and BABYMETAL's concept mixed with quotes of his interview with the girls. Full article and interview below.
Interesting, fun and also deep interview with Sakura Gakuin 2012 Nendo members featuring comments by Suzuka Nakamoto as Students President, also Moa Kikuchi, Yui Mizuno and the rest of the 2012 Nendo students. They talk about the new Single "My Graduation Toss", harsh moments on Sakura Gakuin, BABYMETAL, and the upcoming Suzuka's graduation! Check the video with English subtitles below.
Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2013 Students Council President Suzuka Nakamoto was featured on Tokyo's Newspaper Sakura Times about her Graduation from Sakura Gakuin on March 31 of 2013 and her activities with BABYMETAL, check the scans below.
Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2012 members lead by the Students Council President Suzuka Nakamoto - Su-Metal, were featured on BOOM Magazine March 2013 released on February of 2013. The members of Nendo 2012 were introduced before the Graduation events in March where Suzuka Nakamoto and Mariri Sugimoto graduated that year. Check the high quality scans below!
Sakura Gakuin 2012 Nendo students were featured in a new issue of BIG ONE GIRLS, BOG No.15 was released on February 8, 2012 to promote the new Sakura Gakuin's single "My Graduation Toss" including Suzuka Nakamoto as special feature, check the scans below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on HOTWAVE, their debut at the popular TV Show was held to promote the release of its Major Single "Ijime, Dame, Zettai" released on January 9, 2013. Expect many cute moments, funny moments and many personal questions answered! Full interview with English Subtitles below!
Here is a Sakura Gakuin special of 3 parts to enjoy the interviews on Saku Saku with Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi first, and then
a second and third part with Suzuka Nakamoto, Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi. Three parts on a special Youtube playlist to enjoy.
Suzuka Nakamoto diary entry about the new Sakura Gakuin song "Magic Melody" in collaboration with "Maho no i land". Su talks about the experience of recording the song and wearing a different outfit to feel more confortable with the song. Read the diary translated below.
Usually BABYMETAL never answers personal questions. Most of the information about them is known from Sakura Gakuin diaries, and past videos. In this particular interview on FM Nack5 the girls answer personal questions! Check the interview translated below.
Barks Japan live report from Tower Records Shinjuku where BABYMETAL held a special ceremony to celebrate the release of their Major Single debut "Ijime, Dame, Zettai". The girls appeared in a "social reform" costume, held a press conference and photo session. Report translated below.
BABYMETAL attended to Tower Records Shinjuku for the release event of their first Major Single "Ijime, Dame, Zettai". The Major Single was officially released on January 9 of 2013 at in Shinjuku with the special presence of Tower Records President Ikuo Minewaki. Check more info, photos and a video of the event below.
In order to promote BABYMETAL's Major Single "Ijime, Dame, Zettai", Su-Metal representing BABYMETAL and Takeru Uwakimono representing SuG were interviewed together on Natalie Power Push to talk about the impressions of each other and possible collaboration. Since they played together in August of 2012 at Shibuya WWW, remained a nice friendship between the two. Read the full interview translated and the complete photoshoot below!
Someday back in January 2013 Sakura Gakuin 2012 Nendo students lead by Marina organized a beautiful appreciation surprise party to celebrate Suzuka Nakamoto's graduation. Check the content taken from "My Generation" CD/DVD with English Subtitles.