Oh, Ladybeard. Your antics have given us so much joy over the years here at RocketNews24. Who could forget the time you gracefully modelled the boob shirt for our viewing pleasure? And your collaboration with Sailor Suit Old Man was a thing of pure joy.
But we always knew you were destined for even greater things, Ladybeard. And now you’re making your pop debut with your very own idol unit “Ladybaby”!
It appears that Ladybaby will be tasked with promoting costume company Clearstone via special events and YouTube performances. The new idol unit consists of Ladybeard himself, plus “junior” idols Rie Kaneko and Rei Kuromiya. The trio was officially unveiled on March 26 with the following post on Twitter:
— クリアストーン/CLEARSTONE (@CLEARSTONE_info) March 26, 2015
Shortly afterwards, a rather bizarre and very energetic video was uploaded on their YouTube channel celebrating the official birth of the group. Check it out!
Here are some behind-the-scenes shots of the making of the video!
Vol.0「誕生編」 撮影現場での可愛すぎてカオス過ぎるオフショットのほんの一部(* ´▿` *)♡ pic.twitter.com/KM2h87i7fz
— 塚本 舞'17@9/18生誕ライブ🎀 (@mai_tsukamoto) March 27, 2015
Just look at Ladybeard go! He’s got those cutesy idol moves down! Rie-chan and Rei-chan will have their work cut out for them trying not to be constantly upstaged by the bearded wonder. He’s got top idol written all over him!
— Ladybeard🎀9/10新宿ライブ (@Ladybeard_Japan) March 30, 2015
And now they release their first ever music video and this is just epic!
You can pre-order the first single!
Richard M. aka Ladybeard, is an Australian wrestler and entertainer. Before starting his carreer in Japan he lived in Hongkong and Taiwan, also doing singing and dancing acts, which were very popular.
In 2013 he moved to Japan and after only a year he got very popular through wrestling shows, various singing perfomances and even TV shows.
He calls his music style a mix of kawaii pop and hard core. This makes his personal genre called “kawaii core”. He sings popular pop songs and ballads, starting with a cute voice and original sounds and then, in the middle of the songs, heavy metal elements are added and he sings with his very deep voice.
LADYBABY x DEATH RABBITS