Death Rabbits Fight Ninja and Fall in Love in “Nande?” MV

Japanese death pop band’s latest single will be released on November 11, 2015

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The newest music video by Japanese death pop band Death Rabbits, entitled “Nande?” (“Why?”), envisions their gas mask-clad stormtrooper manager Bucho as a frustrated salaryman who fights ninjas and engages in a little interoffice romance. The single for “Nande?” will be released in Japan on November 11, 2015.

For more information about Death Rabbits, please check out their official English language home page here.

Death Rabbits on CdJapan

Nande? / Death Rabbits
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Dai Ichiji Usagi Taisen / Death Rabbits
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Death Rabbits Unleashes “Usagi no Kimochi” MV

Novelty idol / metal band’s new single fuses death metal, pop, jazz, and other musical genres

Death Rabbits, an idol / metal novelty band, has released a new single entitled “Usagi no Kimochi” (“Rabbits’ Feelings”).

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The video features a fusion of musical styles – incorporating elements of death metal, rock, jazz, pop, etc. – that the band simply refers to as “Japanese death pop”.

Death Rabbits is made up of teenager idol singers Yuzu Ookawa, Emi Mochizugi, and Karin Yasui – as well as their armor-clad stormtrooper manager, Bucho, who bears a strong resemblence to something from Mamoru Oshii’s Kerberos Panzer Cop series. You can find out more about their music at their official Japanese home page here.

Source: Tokyo Girls Update

Death Rabbits Unleashes “Usagi no Kimochi” MV

Novelty idol / metal band’s new single fuses death metal, pop, jazz, and other musical genres

Death Rabbits, an idol / metal novelty band, has released a new single entitled “Usagi no Kimochi” (“Rabbits’ Feelings”).

DeathRabbits

The video features a fusion of musical styles – incorporating elements of death metal, rock, jazz, pop, etc. – that the band simply refers to as “Japanese death pop”.

Death Rabbits is made up of teenager idol singers Yuzu Ookawa, Emi Mochizugi, and Karin Yasui – as well as their armor-clad stormtrooper manager, Bucho, who bears a strong resemblence to something from Mamoru Oshii’s Kerberos Panzer Cop series. You can find out more about their music at their official Japanese home page here.

Source: Tokyo Girls Update

Ladybaby: Ladybeard makes music debut as lead member of pop idol trio

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.

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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:

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!

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!

And now they release their first ever music video and this is just epic!

You can pre-order the first single!

Ladybeard
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

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Recommended Bands for SCANDAL/BABYMETAL Lovers

SCANDAL and BABYMETAL have got a huge popularity among fans all over the world, and as you might have known, there are more bands/units who have a lot of appeal like SCANDAL and BABYMETAL.

We’ve compiled a list of such bands/units with promotional videos, and hope this page may helps your new discovery of up-and-coming Japanese girls rock.

Almost all of the items are eligible for “J-POP Released Items 10% Points Offer until May 6th” offer, so, take this limited opportunity!

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BAND MAID

BAND-MAID is a five-girl rock band formed in July 2013. They treats their gigs as “serve” and welcome their fans as “masters” or “ladies.” They have released two titles so far: a mini-album “MAID IN JAPAN” out on January 8, 2014 and a single “Ai to Jonetsu no Matador (currently out of stock)” out on August 13, 2014. Members are: Saiki (Vo), Miku Kobato (Gt & Vo), Kanami Tono (Gt), Akane Hirose (Dr, Leader), and MISA (Ba).

Ai to Jonetsu no Matador / BAND-MAID  MAID IN JAPAN / BAND-MAID

Chelsy

Chelsy is a three-piece girls pop rock band mainly active in Tokyo. After signed with a major label, they released a single “I will/Animation,” in which a song “I will” was featured as an insert song for the anime series “Ao Haru Ride” in 2014 summer. According to their official website, they are going to partipate “Chelsy Akihabara Expo 2015” held in Anaheim, California from December 18 through 20, 2015. Members are: MIO (Vo, Gt), Ami (Dr, Leader), and SHIZUKA (Ba).

SistAr / Chelsy Yes / Good-bye Girl / Chelsy I will / Animation / Chelsy

NECRONOMIDOL

NECRONOMIDOL is a J-Pop “Ankokukei idol” (occult idol) unit mainly active in Tokyo. They currently aim to invade the underground of the J-Pop idol scene and let the people all over the world know how scary the living matter of J-Pop idol is. Great Scott! Their music inspired by extreme metal music, shoegazing, and more. Members are: TSUKUMO, Aoi, Sari, and Kakizaki.

Reikon Shometsu / NECRONOMIDOL

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Death Rabbits

DEATH RABBITS is a J-Pop idol unit performing metal rock and consisting of three girls, Yuzu Okawa, Emi Mochizuki, and Karin Yasui. A producer of this unit is Akira Kanzaki who is known as AKIRADEATH. They released three singles (“Idol Star Wars,” “Koisuru Kisetsu,” “Omatsuri Japan!! Kokuhaku Night”) and one album (“Dai Ichiji Usagi Taisen”) so far, and they will be holding their first one-band show on May 30, 2015 at club asia in Tokyo.

Dai Ichiji Usagi Taisen / Death Rabbits  Koisuru Kisetsu / Death Rabbits  Omatsuri Japan!! Kokuhaku Night / Death Rabbits  Idol Star Wars / Death Rabbits
 

Ganbare! Victory

Ganbare! Victory is a five-girl rock band originally formed in 2007 in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture. They aim to show “Heisei Old Rock,” meaning conveying a greatness of rock music in the 1970’s to the 1980’s. Member are: Ayaki (Vo), Rena (Gt), Mayuko (Dr), Shinobu (Ba), and Minami (Gt).

Fly High!!! / Ganbare! Victory KGSD / Victory Zenryoku! Start / Yume no Tsuzuki / Ganbare! Victory

Tankobuchin

Tankobuchin is a five-girl rock band originally formed when they were elementary school students in Karatsu, Saga prefecture. In 2013, they debuted from a major label as a band of active high school students with the first single “Dremi FUN LIFE.” Members are: MADOKA (Vo. & Gt), YURI (Gt), NODOKA (Ba), HONOKA (Dr), and CHIHARU (Key).

Tancobuchin / Tancobuchin Tancobuchin / Tancobuchin Shiawase Tarantula / Tankobuchin

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Other than BABYMETAL, there are lots of popular female groups in Japan who perform Heavy Metal Rock hard. Here we introduce such bands/groups. Hope their songs will make you headbang and say, “Japanese female heavy metal rocks!”

Aldious

Dazed and Delight / Aldious District Zero / Aldious Dominator/i Don't Like Me / Aldious

Cyntia

WOMAN / Cyntia Limit Break / Cyntia Lady Made / Cyntia

DESTROSE

Prologue / DESTROSE RIN / MAZE / DESTROSE Destrose / DESTROSE

Mary’s Blood

Countdown to Evolution / Mary's Blood Azure / Mary's Blood SCARLET / Mary's Blood