BABYMETAL announced that they will be releasing original “BABYMETAL TAROT CARDS”. The first 2.000 orders will receive a limited edition numbered exclusive illustration of the members of BABYMETAL.
There will also be a special event held in September with “metal fortune-teller”, Maiden Hashiyama, who will shuffle the tarot cards while head-banging. This event will be held in Tokyo and requires a lottery entry.
These tarot cards were designed by illustrator Isana Kagami, who has designed many of BABYMETAL’s t-shirts over the years. The Major Arcana are a set of 22 cards and each beautifully designed card showcases BABYMETAL’s unique concept. These cards are stored in an originally designed box which have been developed using a special foil printing technology called “S Prism Print ®.”
What are Tarot Cards?: For those unaware, tarot is a pack of playing cards used in various parts of Europe from the mid-15th century. Apart from games they have also been used for card reading and fortune-telling, which is what BABYMETAL seems to be going for. As for the “Major Arcana”, it’s the name given to the cards of a Tarot pack. You can find out more about them on the Tarot Wikipedia page.
Full details on everything below.
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Details: Originally designed box with tarot cards (Major Arcana) 22 cards
Size: Card dimension: 12cm height x 7 cm width / BOX: 17cm height x 12cm width / Numbering paper (if included): 14.5cm x 9.5cm
Material: Card body and box: paper
Pre-sale starts: Friday, July 2nd at 9 PM (JST)
Expected Shipping: Beginning to mid-September
Names of the Cards (the Japanese writing is the same meaning as the English one)
00. THE FOOL -愚者-
01. THE MAGICIAN -魔術師-
02. THE HIGH PRIESTESS -女教皇-
03. THE EMPRESS -女帝-
04. THE EMPEROR -皇帝-
05. THE HIROPHANT -法王-
06. THE LOVERS -恋人-
07. THE CHARIOT -戦車-
08. STRENGTH -力-
09. THE HERMIT -隠者-
10. WHEEL OF FORTUNE -運命の輪-
11. JUSTICE -正義-
12. THE HANGED MAN-吊るし人-
13. DEATH -死神-
15. THE DEVIL -悪魔-
16. THE TOWER -塔-
17. THE STAR -星-
18. THE MOON -月-
19. THE Sum -太陽-
20. Judgement -審判-
21. The World -世界
- This item is limited to 1 per customer.
- The numbering does not depend on the order of purchase. Also, you will not be able to choose the number you receive.
The world view of BABYMETAL is expressed by foils.
The world of BABYMETAL is expressed on each tarot card with foil. In addition, the elements related to Babymetal are scattered here and there, delicately and beautifully drawn.
Special foil printing technology “S Prism Print®” applied to the box
The original storage box is designed with “S Prism Print®”, a special foil printing technology that controls three-dimensional expression and the movement of light, creating a mystical atmosphere where colors change and shapes emerge depending on the angle of view. The design creates a mysterious atmosphere, with colors changing and shapes emerging depending on the angle from which you look at it. The finished product can be enjoyed not only as fortune-telling goods, but also as a work of art on display.
Fortune-telling Event (in Tokyo, Japan)
Those that purchase the tarot card set will have the ability to enter a lottery for a special “Fortune-telling” event in September. 10 winners will be selected by lottery to attend “Metal’s Fortune Telling Hall”, to be held at HMV & BOOKS SHIBUYA (Tokyo, Japan) on Saturday, September 11th.
“Heavy metal comedian” Hashiyama Maiden (Hashi-Metal) will perform using the “BABYMETAL TAROT CARDS” while head-banging.
There may be a mistake, as the listing says that it will be “Some place in Tokyo. The location of the event will be announced only to the winners. The time zone cannot be specified.” but on another page they do specify it’s between 2 and 4:30 PM at the HMV & Books in Shibuya.
Date and Time: Saturday, September 11th, between 2 PM and 4:30 PM (time required: 5 to 20 minutes per person)
Place: HMV & BOOKS SHIBUYA
Price: Free (must win lottery)
Application Period: Friday, July 2nd at 9 PM – Monday, July 12th at 11:59 AM (JST)
Application Requirements: The 13-digit A!Smart order number of the “BABYMETAL TAROT CARDS” order.
Notification Period: Winners will be notified via email by the end of Friday, August 20th.
The winners will be asked to provide the necessary information to participate in the contest by the deadline stated in the e-mail. Not replying by the deadline means your entry may be invalidated.
- BABYMETAL members are not scheduled to perform.
- Details will be announced only to the winners.
- One entry per order. Only the person who ordered may apply. Only the person who won will be allowed to enter the event. There shall be no recording or photography in the event.
- Due to the ongoing pandemic, masks are required, as well as the use of alcohol disinfectant, and having a temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius or lower. There will also be a sheet between the fortuneteller and the customer to prevent droplet infection.