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The Cant of Words (Page 2)
Gyakudai, Sakudai, Korodai
This is a dive term that makes its appearance in the middle of “Hedobangya!!”. Bending at the elbow with one arm, and then at the determined point in time in the song and while making a fist with the hand of this arm the fan makes his or her body fall forward from the chest in unison with the other fans. This is known as “Gyakudai”. Placing one’s body so it rides on a barrier or partition in the concert hall, the fan then does a “Gyakudai”. This is known as “Sakudai”. Being lifted up by the surrounding fans and then rolling on top of them toward the stage is what is called, “Korodai”. It is an ironclad rule of manners that when doing the “Korodai” one first removes their shoes, and since many concert halls prohibit such dive actions, one must honor these rules of manners and have fun in the concert without causing injuries to oneself nor others. Not doing so is “Dame, Zettai”.
Kurenai no Kishi
The Crimson Knight
In order to return the Metal souls of Yuimetal and Moametal who have fallen into the dark side by transforming into Black Babymetal, Su-metal transforms herself into the Crimson Knight by engulfing herself in Dark Crimson flames. At many performances Su-metal saves the 2 girls by singing “Akatsuki”.
Kobametal is the producer of Babymetal and the successor of the records of Apocalypse of Kitsune-sama. The divine instructions of Kitsune-sama are passed on to the members through Kobametal. In other words, he performs the function of what could be called a psychic medium.
（さ） （Sa） Line
Sakura Gakuin is the venue in which the 3 girls carry out their activities of “Metal Resistance in the Idol world in their guises of stealth. “Juonbu” (Heavy sound club) was established so these club activities could be carried out in a manner differing from “Keionbu” (Light sound club). When Juonbu was first established there were incessant complaints from the other clubs about the explosive sounds coming from their performances, and so when Su-metal graduated from Sakura Gakuin in March of 2013, Juonbu was abolished and Babymetal went on to carry out its activities independent from the school.
Basically speaking in theses live performances carried out without MC, the only words coming from the stage are this phrase “See you!!” said at the end of each show. The closing greetings the girls use when transmitting messages through the media is also this phrase of, “See you!!”.
This is a very important role that has been issued by Kitsune-sama to Yuimetal and Moametal. For Babymetal, the scream is an amazing and unexpected “Ai no Te” (an interjected chant) performed in instrumental sections of songs. At times they are also in charge of the Death Voice parts.
（た） （Ta） Line
Not good! Jump
In chorus section of “Ijime, Dame, Zettai”, when Su-metal vocalizes “Ijime!”, in unison Yuimetal and Moametal scream out, “Dame!” while at the same time cross their arms about the height of their faces in the Fox sign and jump up performing one of Babymetal’s ceremonial movements.
The members of Babymetal often say “Death!!” at the end of conversations. Doing so they bite their tongue, not so so hard as to cause pain, in order to properly make the “TH” sound.
A wide variety of both high pitched sounds and low pitched Death voices such as “Gya-!!” and “??” make their appearance in Babymetal songs and are utilized as a form of interjected chant signalling the fans to raise their voices. Some parts are handled by Yuimetal and Moametal. These Death voices were introduced into early songs such as, “Doki Doki Morning” and “iine” and are pioneering developments that were the first Death Voices to be utilized in a full fledged manner in the Idol world.
Hedoban done from a kneeling position
This appears in the middle of the song, “Hedobangya-!!”. This is a form of Hedobanging where one kneels on the ground and bows in manner that one’s head rubs on the ground. It also appears to be a ritual for summoning the Hedoban kami. This is also a symbolic Hedoban ceremonial homage to Headbanging carried on throughout the Visual band world.
The front and center seat
This is term about seating that appears in the middle of “Hedobangya-!!”. This means the very center, or in other words, the center seat of the front row. This is a term that is used often in the Visual band world.
（な） （Na） Line
Nanba-wan jyanakute onri-wan
Not number one, but rather, the only one
This is one of the missions assigned to Babymetal by Kitsune-sama. Based on the concept of “Fusing together Idol with Heavy Metal”, Babymetal is to carry out the Metal resistance as a presence in the world of both Idol and Heavy Metal that is completely unique and without peer.
（は） （Ha） Line
The Fox sign
When the members of Babymetal were being taught the Maloik sign which is a symbolic and ritualistic sign in the world of Heavy Metal, the girls mistook it for a shadow picture hand formation of the Fox. This is what led to the creation of the Kitsune sign, or Babymetal’s style of the Maloik sign. The shape of Kitsune-sama can be envisioned by the form of the fingertips.
This is the unit name of Yuimeta and Moametal when they transform in their incursions into the entertainment world of various conspiracies of the gigantic and powerful “Idol”. When they go through their transformation, they say, “This isn’t Metal, is it?” as they begin to disrespect Metal for violating the true meaning of Metal. When Yuimetal and Moametal transform into Black Babymetal in “Onedari Daisakusen” they chant the sounds of “Yo! Yo!”.
Use the words correctly and carry out your missions undercover and in accordance with the divine instructions of Kitsune-sama.
（あ） (Ah) line
A very powerful and gigantic force that skillfully manipulates everything including the “Media”, “Politics” and the “Economy”. All forms of music other than Idol songs are considered to be hazardous, including Metal, and it has stolen the soul of Metallers(??)
Aidorukai no Da-ku hiroin
The dark heroine of the Idol world
This does not mean they are the so-called “bad guys (girls)”, this is a different name given to Babymetal who radiate a completely unique sense of existence in the Idol world wearing a costume coordinated with their theme colors of black and red and possessing a sense of incongruity between their cute visual appearance and their energetic and wild live performances.
Ichigo no yoru
The night of a 15 year old
A brief time that does not come ever again. On December 20th, 2013 a solo live performance, “I,D, Z~Legend ” was held to celebrate Su-metal’s 15th birthday, and this became a Legend known exactly as the words describe, （Ichigo no yoru） “the night of a 15 year old”. In the year that Su-metal was born, 1997, a legendary band that was “without equivalent enemies” brought their activities to a close at the Tokyo Dome around the end of this year, and a teens group that possessed the secondary name of “the Speed King of Okinawa” created a huge trend of excitement in the World of the “Idol”. Even if one feels one has been set a bit free on the “night of a 15 year old” one is not to steal a motorcycle and drive around-Dame, Zettai (It is bad, absolutely so).
This is a call-and-response that is performed at the ending section of each live performance. After Su-metal calls out, “We are!!”, Yuimetal, Moametal and the fans gathered in the concert hall respond with the powerful vocal of “Babymetal!”.
うおーる おぶ です
（ウオール オブ デス）
The Wall of Death
When the Intro to “Ijime, Dame, Zettai” echoes throughout the concert hall the fans separate into two groups and in unison with Su-metal’s piercing scream they run towards the center of this open space and swirl in a gigantic Mosshusshu. Simultaneous with this on the stage, Yuimetal and Moametal chase each other around the stage at full throttle.
This is the Holy location of the gigantic force, “Idol”. Taking responsibility for cornering Su-metal into a critical and dangerous situation, Yuimeta and Moametal charge in and are transformed into “Black Babymetal”. This is the town where this takes place.
This is a Hedoban term that appears in the middle of “Hedobangya!!”. This is a form of headbanging wherein the person bends at the waist to a 90 degree angle and performs Hedoban in a form similar to a bow. It can also be called “Koshiori” (Bent at the waist) Hedoban.
（か） (Ka) line
God(s) descending into a person
Due to the fact that god enters into the members during Babymetal activities, and especially during the times the members are performing on stage, it is reported that they have almost no degree of consciousness. It seems that even after a performance the girls have only partial memories of what took place. In ordinary life as well the girls will suddenly switchover between “times when god has descended into them” and “times when god has not ”.
The Fox God band
This refers to an air band that was summoned by the Fox God when “Megitsune” was released and who perform wearing Fox masks and white gowns. This ancient band crossed over Space/Time and danced their way into the present time, transformed a Noh theatre into a live house and their Metal drum kit composed of double bass Japanese drums and their break down revolving around the motif of “Sakura Sakura” played with Shamisen and other Japanese traditonal instruments has caused a huge stir not only in Japan but also to the peoples living in lands on the other sides of the seas outside of Japan.
The Fox God
The Fox God is a “god who rules over Metal” and who gave birth to Babymetal. The prayers of Metal messengers to revive and restore Metal reached the ears of the Fox God and he thus summoned together the 3 girls and gave them the name of Babymetal with the intent and meaning of “giving birth to a new Metal”. The members of Babymetal carry out their activities in accordance with the numerous divine instructions provided by the Fox God. Since the Fox God’s divine instructions come all of a sudden, the members are often without knowledge of what will come as a result of them.
Kitsunesama no mokushiroku
The Apocalypse of the Fox God
The “prophecies” regarding the future activities of Babymetal are all recorded, and the Metal resistance will proceed to unwind in accordance with this Apocalyptic record. Further, the numerous “Legends” that have occurred in the past are also recorded and these serve as historical reference books for Babymetal.
[Moa new diary 2014-11-25]
Title: Aiko and Megu
Good mornooning It’s Moa.
We came back safely to Japan finishing New York and London concerts!!
This time again, Moa could have wonderful times. I’m very thankful for everything
While we went to extracurricullar activity, there were a three-day weekend in Japan. And unusually, there were no Sakura activity in the weekend. So, Sakura members could have time to do something they wanted, or could have rest. Good for them! Moa feels we need some me-time — playing with friends, doing hobbies, studying and doing nothing but rest — to improve ourselves!!
THEREFORE…Please give us some holidays again. lol
Well, this time Moa write about Aiko & Megu!!
Like MoaYui in Sakura Gakuin, or Yuimetal & Moametal in BABYMETAL, Aiko and Megu sometimes are grouped into one pair.
Moa and Yui joined Sakura at the same time and are the same age. So, we have been looked as a pair or have been compared our differences so often. Moa sometimes wondered why so many people didn’t look Moa as a single person. Moa hated to be regarded as a pair when Moa was 1st grade in middle school and said by teachers and a make-up artist to be “chuunibyou”. lol
【Chuunibyou (中二病), or “Middle-school 2nd Year Syndrome”, is a colloquial and rather derisive term in Japan which describes a person at the age of fourteen would either act like a know-it-all adult, or thinks they have special powers no one else has. Some would even go as far as being obnoxious, arrogant, and often look down on adults or older people. This way of thinking or acting is mostly seen in teenagers during adolescence, however there are people who still act like this even after reaching adulthood.
Chuunibyou uses the word “病” for “syndrome” or “disease” but it does not actually relate to any medical condition or mental disorder. It can also be written as 厨二病 in Japanese, where “厨” means “-fag” in net slang. In English it is often abbreviated as chuu2. (– from pixiv dictionary)】
Aiko and Megu are not in the state of chuunibyou yet. They make a lot of noise and have many quarrels — how vigorous and boisterous they are!
Moa also had been said by elder members “Moa is so vigourous♪” or “Moa, you are really free spirit♫”. But, Moa feel they have more energy than Moa had in those days!!
Both Aiko and Megu are smart. They are good in study in school. And , if you look at them one by one, their personalities are different.
Aiko is straightforward, and is like a cute puppy Megu is generous and easygoing.
But, when they are together, Moa feels they are similar in many characters. It’s mysterious!!
Aiko joined Sakura one year earlier than Megu. And Aiko ‘put on a senpai-air’ to Megu【means Aiko act like a senpai–like a boss】. Aiko put on a senpai-air even to Sara –Sara is a year older than Aiko! lol Aiko is very willing to teach something to kouhais(=juniors, in this context, members who joined Sakura later). It’s fun to see ‘Teacher Aiko’ make a mistake or, try to teach but Aiko herself can’t do it.
Most of Sakura girls have similar experiences (try to teach and fail. or vice versa) and seeing such Aiko make us smile. Aiko is faithful. Aiko comes all the way from Kagoshima and it must be very tough, but she is always positive and cheerful. And Moa love Aiko sing!! I’m really looking forward to seeing Aiko’s improvement♫
Megu changes completely on the stage!! Megu can sense what is expected from her and can respond quickly.
The other day, Megu sent Moa an E-mail. It said “Moa-chan, do you have anything you can’t do well and don’t know what to do?” When Moa was in elementary school, there was nothing which bother me as for the Sakura works. Moa had been acting as Moa liked, wondering nothing, just enjoying the works. But Megu is already thinking more than just enjoying herself!! Megu is thinkng how to send our love to Fukei-sans In the E-mail, Megu also said, “Megu is likely to be too greedy on the stage…How can I act more naturally”
…OMG, Megu is extraoridinary!! Moa respect Megu who can think over and can point out her problem by herself
Moa replied to the E-mail “While Megu is in elementary school, you can enjoy yourself freely! But Megu is thinking how to improve yourself. Well done Megu” Megu is full of spirit to entertain people and try to do very best on the stage. How adorable Megu is!
On open school events the other day, in which Aiko and Megu were separated to other class. And Aiko said “Without Megu, I feel something is missing…” Soooo cute Aiko is!! They are a pair after all!!
♪The two of us have the faces of rivals and close friends♪
Aiko and Megu…they are in really good relations, Moa think
Maybe, they will grow up bigger than MoaYui. (or already they are?)
Now, Moa think of the name of the (would be)unit!
Aiko愛子 and Megumi愛 make “Love×2” 【愛 means Love】
Call them “LoveLove” Doesn’t it sound good? (self-praise)
Or…”Megu ri Ai” 【Meguriai means ‘meeting with long-separated beloved one’ or ‘meeting with the one having been seeking’ 】
Ah…this sounds like enka. lol 【enka is a Japanese traditional love-ballads】
Fukei-sans, Please cherish Aiko and Megu’s growth with Moa.
Credit to Onji Kobe-san for the translation~ Source: Babymetal 重音部
The moment BABYMETAL played the bland-new song «The One», a rumor started to fly over the Internet. It says that the song indecates future collaboration of BABYMETAL with Attack on Titan, an Anime which went to the Internet phenomena last year.
Nothing has been confirmed at the point, but what makes people talking about the rumor? I am going to pick up some “coincidences” said in the Internet.
1. Coincidence of riding a horse
In the biginning of the song, Su-metal, Yuimetal and Moametal do choreography of riding a horse running fast with whipping. And in Attack on Titan, horses are main carrier and main characters ride their horses.
2. Coincidence of salute posing
In the middle of the song, the three girls do saluting pose with putting their right hands on their chest. In Attack on Titan, the same saluting is using a lot of times as a sign of royality and bravery to their army against titans.
3. Coincidence of motive and characteristics
From its early days BABYMETAL describes their lives and other activities as The Metal Resistance. They have a mission to save Heavy Metal and the world by introducing the new style of Heavy Metal. That mission started from nothing, has a lot of obstacles and difficulties. So it is called as resistance.
As for Attack on Titan, the story began from massive attack of titans with countless casualties, and almost no hope left with human race. The main characters faced a lot of obstacles and difficulties. The main character never give up and keep his heart burning, pushing him and his friends forward as he can.
The new song is a straight power metal number with shredding guitar and J-Rock melody. Lyrics of BABYMETAL brand-new song describes a resistance from solidarity to unity as one with keeping their inner fire burning up, overcoming obstacles and difficulties. In a word they have same storyline, motive and feeling.
4. Coincidence of release dates
The song had its debut last week. The first movie version of Attack on Titan is going to release next week in Japan. It is not likely to use the song in the movie as an image song with considering no official comment has done a week early of the release. But what if they would use the song as a secret collaboration BGM? All audience must be so hyped.
And the second Attack on Titan movie will come next year, furthemore a live-action version in two episodes is under production aiming to next year release. This new song would be a signal for future collaboration if it would not be this time.
5. Win-Win effect
BABYMETAL gets wide attention from this April with the Internet viral song Gimme Chocolate and got recognition from metalheads and little monsters through its first World Tour in France, UK, US and Canada including its performance on a main stage of Sonisphere, a big Metal festival in UK and support acts for Lady Gaga’s US tour, artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball. They would be able to get another big attention from new audience by a collaboration with movie business.
Also as for Attack on Titan, a collaboration with the Internet sensation would be able to get wider interests from non-Anime fans.
Some BABYMETAL fans are favorable about this rumor, others are not. Critical responses say such collaboration with Anime would ruin BABYMETAL’s core value as authentic “one and only” live unit that surprised the world by its quality of songs, voices, dances and sounds.
For the Dragonforce and BABYMETAL collaboration well, Herman Li have these on Facebook earlier this week.
I've been summoned by the Fox God along with Sam Totman of Dragonforce to join the Metal Resistance with BABYMETAL. 😉
So what do you think about that?
A brief chat with the Japanese phenomenon
Last Saturday Babymetal played to a sold-out Brixton O2 Academy in what was only their third ever UK performance. But before they danced and partied all holy hell out of the 5000 strong crowd, we caught up with Su-metal, Yuimetal and Moametal to find out about the new album and the Fox God.
It’s hard to ignore the monumental success of Babymetal since their inception at Sonisphere this summer, so when we had the chance to meet up for a second time it was a no-brainer.
Here we talk to the three-girl tour de force about the experience of playing a metal festival, how Gimme Chocolate came together and how they’re planning on celebrating Christmas – seemingly by celebrating Su-metal’s birthday (which you know will be at last 60 times more bonkers than yours).
Check Metal Hammer review and gallery of Babymetal’s Brixton show.
Here is a live video for BABYMETAL – Love machine featuring MOAMETAL on lead vocals.
This song has been played on 30th of June 2013, where BABYMETAL held their LEGEND “1999″ YUIMETAL & MOAMETAL Birthday Live at the NHK Hall.
LOVE Machine is a metal cover of Morning Musume hit in 1999 by MOAMETAL.
This track is tacken from BABYMETAL brand new DVD and Blu-Ray Live – Legend 1999 & 1997 Apocalypse.
Thank you ✖ BABYMETAL ✖ ☠ ✖ 重音部 ✖ for the translation
At 27th Sept Live,
It was really happy because can cerebrate together with fukei-san on the birthday surprise for Shi-tan that planed by everyone from Sakura Gakuin
That was a great success!
Thank you for your cooperation! !
I want to cerebrate someone’s birthday together again!
I hope there will be a good timing for that…
I wonder if there is any~~~??
When the live,
From Talk Chairman Yunano,
The theme for self introduction today was “Your uneasy subject and weak subject in test”.
At that time,
Sakura Gakuin members was proud with the points they score,
But Moa did not think like that at that time.
Can I brag a little here?
I will do that even you say cannot~~~ (laughs)
Actually for Moa,
the result when middle school year 1 is (three 5, five 4) (5 is full mark)
It was a pretty good result.
(I talked on the radio, so did you know right?)
From that time, the result gradually decreases ….
But, the result was maintain at middle to upper middle up until now.
Oh dear, it’s too ordinary and boring result
But you know! But you know! !
I did the National academic and learning Investigation test in the first semester!!
And the result had coming out.
the test difficulty for National academic and learning Investigation test is not different depending on the school in Japan,
It is the test to get know how much is your academic ability, and your grasp.
In that test,
I get 30 right answer over 32 question in Japanese language A~
(National average is 24.5)
And I get 8 right answer over 9 question in Japanese language B~
(National average is 4.6)
As a Japanese,
The people with confidence in national language can communicate well about feeling and thought,
I want to continue to grow every day! !
One thing that Moa can taught.
To taking care of both work and study is tough,
But I wont lose!
I hope it can be deliver to everyone in Sakura Gakuin~
BLACK BABYMETAL – Prolog for “Onedari Daisakusen” / 「おねだり大作戦」プロローグ with English captions.
Legend “I” Live concert – Shibuya O-EAST – 6 October 2012. Translation by Du Enki. For the best English translations of BABYMETAL material: http://du-metal.blogspot.ca/
ABYMETAL – Onedari Daisakusen [HQ Audio] (sub english / sub español)
Everyone, do you ike sleeping???
I love sleeping very much !!
But I don’t like bedtime (sweat)
The feels like “It may have something else fun to do”,
or no longer want to sleep because feeling wasteful to sleep like that…
But, If I fall asleep,
I cannot get up even if you wake me up because I want to sleep more.
I sleep together with Yui in the same room during sleepover for BABYMETAL activities.
Since that the case of Su-chan sleep alone is increased,
I will become trouble when I (who cannot sleep alone) cannot sleep together with Yui…
Yui and me will have quite a bad mood in the morning.
Even though we are very close in the night,
But we get dressed without talking in the morning.
After a while when our stomach starts to move,
Both of us will return as usual.
We both say that we like our good relation which allow us to be in bad mood ★
There is something I will always bring together when going to a long trip!
That is, the white sesame color stuffed seal – Shirotan,
and stuffed monkey – Monchan! ! !
Monchan is the guardian to stand watch the luggage in suitcase,
While Shirotan will be the my pillow in Airplane and Shinkansen.
It just good to placed on shoulder and leaning on it,
And also hug it.
I always keep it like that when I bring Shirotan,
(refer picture in the comment)
Isn’t it super kawaii??
Kawaii uhuhu (laughs)
Is that members of Sakura Gakuin particular about the pillow??
And what kind of the pillow they are using???
I’m concern, so I make a questionnaire this time ★ ★
Hana – Flat pillow with red and pink rose-patterns. Love the smell!!
Sara – Like a little firm one! I will put a towel with the smell I like near to the pillow!
Aiko – Light pink and dark pink (using two pillows?). When stay at dorm, I will bring pillow cover because I cannot sleep without smell of home
[Anything is good type]
Yunano – Light pink. Do not very concern about it, but actually alittle bit more thick pillow will be good!
Shi-chan – Using rabbit shape pillow at home! But it’s okay to use dormitory pillows at dorm!!
Megu – Using memory foam pillow at home! Same with Shi-chan, it’s okay to use dormitory pillows at dorm!!
Saki – Using it since little, A pillow filled with buckwheat husks! It’s fluffy, sleep with my face on the pillow!!
[Without pillow type]
Yui – Pillow is place there, but I sleep without using it!!
Rinon – Sleeping on floor (< laughs) so she can sleep without pillow or anything! ^ She's wild (laughs) ✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿ Moa can sleep with any kind of pillow ♫ But, at home, I place many pillow beside my bed, K-ON! pillow, Funnassyi pillow, Love Live! Pillow etc... Even that they has fallen when I wake up.... (laughs) Wish you also have a nice dream today~~~ - Moo Source: Babymetal 重音部
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