BABYMETAL is teaming up with Warner Bros. to develop a digital series that is a hybrid of live-action and animation. The series is a collaboration between Blue Ribbon Content (digital studio of Warner Bros.) and Amuse USA (Amuse Inc. subsidiary), and perhaps most importantly, Kobayashi Key (Kobametal) is producing it.
But what is all this gonna be, right? Right.
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 will also feature new live-action performances from the group, who will enter the animated world through a secret portal.
Even after reading that, I still have no idea what to expect or how it’ll work. But then again, BABYMETAL shouldn’t work to begin with, and ‘Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi‘ shouldn’t have worked either, but both turned out more than fine. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see what comes of this, and regardless, being recognized by Warner Bros. for their crossover potential seems like a big deal for BABYMETAL.
The series, which is still untitled, is currently in development.