It’s finally the day of release! BABYMETAL’s 10 year compilation album is now in stores (in Japan) and available for digital purchase/streaming.

For those still looking to buy it and/or know what the difference between all the editions is, see the “BEST ALBUM” Definitive Guide

Fans started receiving notifications that their orders had started shipping on Monday 21st, and Japanese fans started getting them a day ahead of release, on Tuesday 22nd.

Today and this whole week there will be several events related to the release of the album and the anniversary. There are special stands and events at stores in Japan, BABYMETAL will appear at several shows to perform on TV, dozens of magazines, ads in Shibuya, there are special merch items, and more! Remember to check the “BABYMETAL Calendar” for all dates and links.

Today there will be a special edition of BABYNET DA DA DA that will show off the album and some new exclusive merch.

Toy’s Factory is sharing hints to be able to get the SU-METAL and MOAMETAL PROPHET versions, which should open soon for fans wanting to try their guesses.

Below I have posted pictures that fans have shared of the different editions of the album, as well as bonuses and some special stands in stores.

Note that not all products or bonuses are pictured/mentioned here, only the ones I found photos of.


BEST ALBUM

INITIAL LIMITED VERSION A

Contents:

  • CD with 10 songs
  • Blu-ray disc with all 16 previously released music videos (“Doki Doki Morning”, “Iine!’, “Headbanger!, “Ijime Dame, Zettai”, “Megitsune”, “Gimme Chocolate!!”, “Road of Resistance”, “KARATE”, “THE ONE”, “Distortion”, “Starlight”, “PA PA YA!!”, “Elevator Girl [English ver.]”, “Shanti Shanti Shanti”. “DA DA DANCE”, and “BxMxC”)

INITIAL LIMITED VERSION B

Contents:

  • CD with 10 songs
  • 10 different LP-sized jackets composed of 10 new pictures of SU-METAL and MOAMETAL reflecting on the past 10 years they have journeyed.
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INITIAL LIMITED VERSION C

Contents:

  • CD with 10 songs
  • A Blu-ray featuring “10 LEGEND MOVIES” which were selected by fans on the “10 LEGEND SONGS TOURNAMENT“. Each of the chosen songs will be compiled with past live footage from different performances.
  • A poster

THE ONE LIMITED EDITION VERSION A “KARUTA BATTLE SET”

Contents:

  • CD with 10 songs
  • Battle Cards (42 member photos)
  • Battle CD with KARUTA BATTLE track
  • Battle field to play KARUTA

THE ONE LIMITED EDITION VERSION B “CHRONICLE SET”

Contents:

  • CD with 10 songs
  • Blu-ray 1 with an interview of SU-METAL and MOAMETAL looking back on the past 10 years of their journey
  • Blu-ray 2 features live footage of the 10 songs featured on the CD
  • Photobook (72 pages) capturing exclusive photos of BABYMETAL’s journey over the past 10 years
  • A big flag with a special 10th year design

Bonus Items

These are different bonuses that come with purchases of the BEST ALBUM. Some come by ordering from a specific store, others were timed pre-orders, among other things.

Note that THE ONE versions do not get any of these bonuses.

Prophet Cards

Each purchase of the BEST ALBUM comes with one of these cards at random, which can be used to acquire the PROPHET versions of the BEST ALBUM. See more details here.

Double Sided Calendar Poster

Came with all pre-orders made before November 23rd.

Rakuten Box

A special shipping box from Rakuten for all pre-orders before December 17th.

Sticker Sheet

Comes from pre-ordering from A!Smart.

Acrylic Phone Stand

Comes from pre-ordering from 7net.

Postcard Set

Comes from ordering from Toy’s Factory Store.

(only 1 shown on both these pictures)

Various Bonuses


Stores

Several stores across Japan will feature special events for the occasion. Most of them are Tower Records, but other stores will celebrate as well.

The Bone Store Manager will be visiting different stores on the weekend. See full details here.

On top of all the other bonuses, Tower Records will be issuing special receipts to purchasers of the album.

Special Receipt

It also appears that each Tower Records location has a different backdrop image.

Tower Records Shibuya

At the store they are shooting video of fans congratulatory comments (10 seconds each), which will later be shared on the stores social media.

They also have larger than usual displays on floors 1 and 3. They have panels, photo spots, and a signed “METAL GALAXY” poster.

More details on their website.

Even White T-shirt guy showed up!

Tower Records Shinjuku

They have large displays of photos, a photo spot, panel exhibitions and more on floors 7, 8, and 9.

Tower Records Umeda

Tower Records Nagoya

Tsutaya

Tower Records Hiroshima

Tower Records Fukuoka

Tower Records Yokohama

Tower Records Sapporo

Tower Records Kintetsu

Shibuya Tsutaya Music


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