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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

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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!

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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

Death Rabbits: a new idols group playing Japanese Death Pop

Death Rabbits brand of metal is described as Japanese Death Pop.

From the darkness has been born the cutest Idol Metal group Death Rabbits. Death Rabbits is a special mix as whatever experience and weaknesses the Idols have at this stage is covered by having a respected musician of the Heavy Metal genre Akira Death providing the vocal punch and the swat team costumed Heavy Metal assault this unit needs.

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Death Rabbits to my knowledge is only group to feature their producer as a member of the group. Akira Death provides the group that features Yuzu [12], Emi [11] and Karin [13] that metal edge that the girls lack.

There is times however when his abilities overpowers the more softer Idols and other times when the girls take center. Overall it`s hard to overlook the girls moe charm. Death Rabbits are still a few years away from hitting break point and getting to the next level, however they continue to make steady growth and are on their way to become a top metal idols band i a near future.

Death Rabbits have juste released their first cd on CDJapan!

Dai Ichiji Usagi Taisen / Death Rabbits
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Source: Pure Idol Heart

Death Rabbits: a new idols group playing Japanese Death Pop

Death Rabbits brand of metal is described as Japanese Death Pop.

From the darkness has been born the cutest Idol Metal group Death Rabbits. Death Rabbits is a special mix as whatever experience and weaknesses the Idols have at this stage is covered by having a respected musician of the Heavy Metal genre Akira Death providing the vocal punch and the swat team costumed Heavy Metal assault this unit needs.

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Death Rabbits to my knowledge is only group to feature their producer as a member of the group. Akira Death provides the group that features Yuzu [12], Emi [11] and Karin [13] that metal edge that the girls lack.

There is times however when his abilities overpowers the more softer Idols and other times when the girls take center. Overall it`s hard to overlook the girls moe charm. Death Rabbits are still a few years away from hitting break point and getting to the next level, however they continue to make steady growth and are on their way to become a top metal idols band i a near future.

Death Rabbits have juste released their first cd on CDJapan!

Dai Ichiji Usagi Taisen / Death Rabbits
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Source: Pure Idol Heart

Death Rabbits: a new idols group playing Japanese Death Pop

Death Rabbits brand of metal is described as Japanese Death Pop.

From the darkness has been born the cutest Idol Metal group Death Rabbits. Death Rabbits is a special mix as whatever experience and weaknesses the Idols have at this stage is covered by having a respected musician of the Heavy Metal genre Akira Death providing the vocal punch and the swat team costumed Heavy Metal assault this unit needs.

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Death Rabbits to my knowledge is only group to feature their producer as a member of the group. Akira Death provides the group that features Yuzu [12], Emi [11] and Karin [13] that metal edge that the girls lack.

There is times however when his abilities overpowers the more softer Idols and other times when the girls take center. Overall it`s hard to overlook the girls moe charm. Death Rabbits are still a few years away from hitting break point and getting to the next level, however they continue to make steady growth and are on their way to become a top metal idols band i a near future.

Death Rabbits have juste released their first cd on CDJapan!

Dai Ichiji Usagi Taisen / Death Rabbits
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Source: Pure Idol Heart

A Look at Idol Metal and Idol Rock , Other Than BABYMETAL Part 1

Our good friend at Pure Idol Heart has post this very nice 2 part article titled : A Look at Idol Metal and Idol Rock, Other Than BABYMETAL

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If you look around You Tube, heavy metal media sites and Japanese media in general, you are left with the impression that BABYMETAL is the only Idol Metal or Idol Rock group on the planet. Even BABYMETAL themselves are so isolated from other groups, that they themselves claim to be the only Kawaii Metal group.

Today heavy metal music has come a long way from its original blues rock and psychedelic rock influences to have a wide range of influences, sub-genres and fusion-genres.

In the same way Idol pop has started to create it`s own sub-genres with Idol metal and Idol rock.

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Idol metal, Kawaii metal, Idol hard rock are all fusion genres of Idol pop. To give you a better understanding of what a fusion genre is, let`s look at the fusion metal genre industrial metal.
Industrial metal draws its influences from industrial dance, thrash metal, hardcore punk. With repeated metal guitar riffs, distorted vocals, synthesizers and sampling.

As you can see they have taken many influences and fused them into a type of heavy metal genre.

BABYMETAL the leaders of Idol Metal/Kawaii Metal backing musicians and songwriters have taken their various backgrounds and influences in heavy metal and fused it with traditional Idol Pop to open the door to a new sub-genre.

With BABYMETAL opening the doors to this fusion sub-genre of Idol music, let’s take a look at some groups that have entered this new fusion sub-genre and are creating their own styles and fan bases.
BABYMETAL in interviews claim to be the only Kawaii metal group. Death Rabbits may have a different opinion on that claim.

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Death Rabbits feature`s their producer as a member, giving the group the metal balance to the Idols cuteness. With the members being younger then BABYMETAL at 11, 12, 13 yrs old, they lack the impact that BABYMETAL has at this stage.

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[nIo] new Idol order

The group members go by the names #1, #2, and #3 and have taken the nu metal/hardcore punk band Maximum the Hormone and other bands songs and decided to make them as angry as possible. The group features two vocalists that use clean vocals, one that uses harsh vocals, fits of anger and mixes them into their own style of angry Idol metal.
nIo just like BABYMETAL are members of a traditional Idol group whose English name is Thumb Princess, with member #2 trading in her pink bunny for the cuteness of her Punitan character.


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NEXT少女事件 [NEXT SHOJO JIKEN]

This group brings the same level of rebellion as nIo, with their use of toy knives, profanity in songs, free use of the middle finger, and creating random mischief in their lives. The group`s focus is on their stage theatrics and clean vocals while often wearing handkerchief scarfs ,masks over their mouths

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FRUITPOCHETTE

This group has spent much of this year touring with heavy metal bands and the one off Idol festival live.
As a group, I feel they are next group that is ready to breakout .Their songs feature strong guitar riffs and catchy harmonies. It`s one group that feels like an traditional metal group as they have put most of their focus on their songs and limited the dances. The songs feel more like metal songs and don`t follow the fusion of Idol pop + metal.



Shippu Jinrai / FRUITPOCHETTE
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NECRONOMIDOL

Whose focus is on dark synth music and dark metal to create an ambient style. By using dark wave and retro synth they have set their path on being a separate fusion within a new fusion sub-genre of Idol music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVbvVAkaG8g

PART 2

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