As with the past few years, BABYMETAL has announced the next THE ONE year in late February, a couple of month ahead of time so people can get their pre-orders in. This year the website opens on April 20th.

THE ONE Membership

For those that don’t know what the membership comes with, it has the following benefits:

  • Access to THE ONE website and email
  • A METAL name
  • Exclusive Merch (from A!Smart in Japan, ships worldwide)
  • Exclusive tickets to shows (in Japan)

Do note that as always they say “this service is not guaranteed for those who purchase from overseas”, so some things may be Japanese resident exclusive. Especially for tickets this year due to ongoing travel restrictions.

One thing many fans are looking forward to (not announced yet) is the Budokan blu-ray set, which surely will come out and might be the biggest blu-ray set yet.

If you are not a 2020 member and would like to become one, something I would absolutely not recommend given that it ends in a month, you can buy the tee with this link.

For full info see my THE ONE Membership Guide (video and text).

THE ONE 2021 Dates

Opening Date: Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 at 12:00 (12 PM)
Close Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2022 at 23:59 (11:59 PM)

Transfer Period for 2020 Members: Up till June 15th at 23:59 (11:59 PM)

THE ONE 2021 T-Shirt

The design is once again a T-shirt, which comes in 5 sizes (S to XXL). On the back it has all 10 symbols of each EPISODE of the METAL RESISTANCE. It is already up for pre-sale, exclusively on A!Smart for ¥5,000.

2021 THE ONE Membership Item Design

Current 2020 THE ONE members who order the 2021 THE ONE (T-Shirt) before March 31st at 23:59 will receive a “THE ONE original sticker sheet” (Approx. 116mm x 116mm) as a pre-order bonus.

THE ONE original sticker sheet

The current membership (THE ONE 2020-2021) ends on March 31st, 2021.

T-Shirt Purchase Link
T-Shirt (with Sticker) Purchase link

For those that order before April 1st, they should ship from early to mid April. For those who order on or after April 1, delivery is scheduled for late April.

Do note that stock could run out for the first batch, and the delivery date will be later. Stock will not run out of the T-shirt (though there may be periods where they don’t sell it), but they could run out of the sticker bonus.

Lore Text

(Machine translated)


2021 BABYMETAL Members’ Project THE ONE Starts!


With the sound of the gongs of the final chapter of METAL RESISTANCE ringing out
What is the destiny that awaits BABYMETAL, who ran through the road without a path…

Gentlemen, are you ready for your heads?
Be a witness to history and make the heart of steel “THE ONE”!



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