No Japanese musical act has managed to thrill international audiences like BABYMETAL, a heavy metal idol trio that defies expectations. With their energetic live performances, upbeat lyrics, and striking visual style, the group won the hearts of pop junkies and metalheads alike. Fans are just as likely to headbang as they are to sing-along to songs about chocolate or karate. They’ve performed at some of Japan’s most prestigious stages such as the Budokan and Tokyo Dome, while also hitting international venues like London’s Wembley Arena. While some BABYMETAL merchandise are available overseas, there are many must-haves merchandise for fans that can only be found in Japan.
1. Live DVD at Tokyo Dome: The Pinnacle of BABYMETAL Live Performances
Released in April 2017, Live at Tokyo Dome is the latest video album from BABYMETAL. The final shows of their 2016 world tour rock Tokyo’s biggest venue, and BABYMETAL gives some of their greatest performances to date in front of a sold out crowd across two nights. Showcasing songs from their debut album as well as Metal Resistance, don’t be shocked if you end up with several earworms. There’s no skimping on the spectacle either, as the Dome’s size allows for one of the most impressive stages you’ll find at any metal concert. The two-disc Blu-ray set has nearly three hours of concert footage, and many will want to experience it all again after the last song fades into the night.
2. Merchandise for Cosplay: Become the Fourth Member with Richly Detailed Clothing
BABYMETAL has one of the most iconic visual styles in all of Japanese music. Their fusion of gothic clothing with a fringe of J-Pop idol flair is instantly recognizable. The three members, Su-Metal, Yuimetal, and Moametal, share the same theme of dark blacks and blood reds, but also have subtle differences in their costumes as well. Choose your favorite and try out these cosplay sets that look as authentic as the real thing.
3. BABYMETAL Limited Edition: Relive the Origins of BABYMETAL
Their first album, the self-titled BABYMETAL, was a massive hit in both Japan and abroad. With their continued success, a re-release of their debut CD to celebrate their 2016 world tour hit Japanese stores, featuring a new cover along with a bonus DVD. Mega hits “Gimme Chocolate!!” and “Megitsune” are just some of the songs you won’t be able to get out of your head after listenting to this thirteen track album. This limited edition CD is a the perfect introduction for newcomers, as well as a fantastic gift for hardcore BABYMETAL headbangers.
4. The Fox Festivals in Japan 2017: Five Nights, Five Concerts, Countless Unforgettable Memories
The Fox Festivals in Japan 2017 is a massive six-disc Blu-ray featuring the unique Fox Festival concerts. The color-coded concerts each have a unique gimmick for the guests. The Red Fox Festival only has female concert goers, while the Silver Fox Festival is for elementary school children and seniors above 60. The highlight is perhaps the White Fox Festival, which requires attendees to wear white corpse paint on their face. These creative settings allow for a fresh atmosphere, and you can feel kinetic energy flowing through the crowd. Each disc also comes with a postcard-sized photograph from each concert. The set is hard to find even within Japan, so if buying it straight from a store is a bit too expensive, try to see if you can nab it for a better price at Yahoo! Auctions.
5. Fox Festival Pendants: Heavy Metal Charms
If you can’t get a hold of The Fox Festivals Blu-ray set, this set of five fox mask charms can still show off your love for BABYMETAL. Featuring five colors, each based on the different types of concerts, the fox mask pendants resemble different amulets and charms you can find at Japanese shrines. Will attaching one to your bag give you divine blessings? Only the Fox God knows.
This is just a sampling of the dozens of unique BABYMETAL merchandise you can discover through Buyee. Whether it’s getting them directly through Rakuten, or scoring an amazing deal on Yahoo! Auctions, Buyee will help you fulfill your heavy metal dreams.