Yuimetal is 18 years old: The transformation from Sakura Gakuin’s “Juuonbu” to BABYMETAL era

BABYMETAL was once again featured on Tech Insight as they published an article regarding Yuimetal's 18th Birthday on June 20. They speak about BABYMETAL's transformation from Sakura Gakuin in 2010 to 2017 and how the girls are getting popular but also femenine on stage. Check the article translated below. 


Tech Insight article on BABYMETAL's transformation as Yuimetal is 18 years old

Yuimetal of BABYMETAL celebrated her 18th Birthday on June 20. BABYMETAL's Twitter celebrated with "Happy 18th Birthday Yuimetal!!. Domestic and overseas fans wished: "Yui chan happy birthday!!", "Thank you for being born, thank you and I love you!", "Happy birthday to Yuuuui!", so on the blessing comments continued. 


Just think that their club activities in the Idol Group Sakura Gakuin started in 2010. The three members that belonged there released "Doki Doki Morning" in October 2010 and in February 2011 officially revealed their name was BABYMETAL making their activities in full-scale in July with "Ijime, Dame, Zettai". When they released the music video for "Doki Doki Morning" on Youtube, they got noticed from around the world as media picked up the new. 


When they released their Major Single debut "Ijime, Dame, Zettai" in January 2013 they became popular in domestic Rock festivals but until they participated at Loud Park 2013 it wasn't decided, voices of approval and disapproval were heard. But on that day their performance exciting the venue blown away the prejudice of "Idols in Metal Festivals?". Now since their first appearance on "Music Station" broadcast on February 7 of 2017 their popularity incresead even more, the numbers of Festivals and tours in Europe and United States increased their popularity overseas as well. 


At that time Su-Metal in charge Vocals was 16 years old, and Yuimetal and Moametal in charge of scream and dance were only 14 years old, especially in the last two girls on the both sides of the stage remained a "likeness". Then, the time passed, and the other day held a one-man show live in Los Angeles at The Palladium on the 16th (June) local time. Not only on Su-Metal but also on Yuimetal and Moametal are losing that feel of innocence in their dignified figures. 


This summer they will hold the long-awited Japan Tour as "BABYMETAL 5 Big Kitsune Festival in Japan" and "Big Kitsune Festival in Japan". At that time also Moametal will be 18 years old and it seems that a femenine sense will be increased on stage. 




Article by: Tech Insight

Translation by: Hitoshi Sugioka.