Update 11/8/2021: the merchandise to be sold at the exhibitions has been revealed. It includes new items, see below (almost at the bottom).
Update 2/9/2021: select purchases at the HMV Museum “10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS – EXHIBITION -” will receive a the “10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS – EXHIBITION – postcard” as a bonus benefit.
Yesterday BABYMETAL announced the end of the “10 BABYMETAL YEARS” anniversary year, as well as some things remaining to be announced. We have now received our first announcements, a book and a museum exhibition.
The book is written by KOBAMETAL and will follow BABYMETAL live shows from the first one up till the last one this year at Budokan. There are 4 alternate covers available as well.
The exhibition will be at HMV in Tokyo and Osaka in September and October, where they will display the history of BABYMETAL, their latest outfits, and more, including a visit from KOBAMETAL himself, who will answer some fan questions.
This takes up 2 of the slots from the 10 BABYMETAL YEARS roadmap, so there are 2 remaining, one before September 29th, and one after.
Full information and links below.
“10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS” Live History Book
It is an official book that summarizes the live activities of the past 10 years, written by KOBAMETAL, the producer of all BABYMETAL’s live performances, himself. It explores the activities from the first show up till the last one at Budokan.
There is a main cover, as well as 4 alternate covers sold as a pre-order at different stores in Japan. Amazon and HMV have the same picture, Tower Records and A!Smart have another one. The difference is that Amazon and Tower Records’ cover the entire front and back, while HMV and A!Smart are mostly black with the picture on the only.
Price: ¥1,870 (tax included)
Release Date: Thursday, September 2nd
Written by KOBAMETAL / Edited & Published by PIA MUSIC COMPLEX (PMC)
Specifications: A5 size / 224 pages (tentative) / wireless binding
There are 4 alternative covers, available as a pre-order bonus at each of 4 stores:
Full description (DeepL translation):
“BABYMETAL is alive in the live! BABYMETAL lives in the live!
KOBAMETAL, the producer who is in charge of all the live performances of BABYMETAL, will write about the origin of 10 years of LEGEND = live performances and deliver it with the photos of the successive live performances, the first LIVE HISTORY BOOK of BABYMETAL !
It’s an official book that consolidates 10 years of live activities in conjunction with “10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS” that is being developed as one of the pillars of the 10th anniversary year of their formation that started on October 10 last year.
It picks up the LEGEND that has been the highlight of all 10 chapters of METAL RESISTANCE from the beginning of the band’s formation in 2010 to the 10 concerts at Nippon Budokan “10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN” in 2021, conveys the philosophy of BABYMETAL’s live performance and its original stone, and introduces many episodes that have happened in and out of Japan in these 10 years.
The phenomenon that BABYMETAL became the only one existence in the world by cutting the road without a path, the miracle of “Sonisphere Festival UK” in the UK, the largest indoor capacity in Japan at Tokyo Dome 2days, the final chapter of METAL RESISTANCE at Nippon Budokan 10 shows, and more. “BABYMETAL lives in their live performances! As the words “BABYMETAL is alive in their live performances!”, we will deliver the 10 years of accumulating legends with the photos of their live performances which will be exhibited in “10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS – EXHIBITION -“.
“10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS” Exhibition
In commemoration of the release of the “10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS” book, BABYMETAL will hold exhibitions in Tokyo and Osaka. Attendees must purchase a ticket to enter.
KOBAMETAL himself will appear on a select day at each venue, and will answer fan questions! Details below on how to participate.
- HMV & Books Shibuya (6F) in Tokyo from Saturday, September 4th to Thursday, September 23rd
- HMV & Books Shinsaibashi (OPA 8F) in Osaka from Friday, October 1st to Sunday, October 10th
- Exhibition focusing on live activities from the formation of BABYMETAL to the 10 performances at Budokan in 2021
- Sound effects by directional speakers
- Exhibition of their latest costumes
- Sales of commemorative goods and related products
- Bonus sticker to any visitor. There are 2 versions (very slightly different), one for all, and another exclusively for THE ONE members who show their THE ONE ID.
How to participate:
Ticket Price: ¥1,000
L code (Tokyo): 36024
L-code (Osaka): 56024
Tickets can also be purchased at the venue, with cash only.
There is a limit to the amount of tickets sold, but they may add tickets on the day of the event even if sold out. If so they will announce on the store Twitter accounts.
“10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS” Publication Commemorative Event
Full information and links on the HMV website.
Date and time: September 4, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 2 sessions 13:00 / 15:00
Venue HMV&BOOKS SHIBUYA 6F Event Space
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Time: 2 sessions, 13:00/15:00
Venue: HMV&BOOKS SHINSAIBASHI Event Space
How to participate:
Those who pre-order the event products with full payment at HMV&BOOKS online during the period will be able to participate in the event on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sales Period: Wednesday, August 4th 12:00 – Sunday, August 22nd 22:59
- This event is only available for Lawson WEB account members.
- If the maximum number of available products is reached, the reservation will be closed even during this period.
- Please note that it’s only one participation per item purchased
They will be selling items at the venue and some for reservation.
Merch Sold At Exhibition
These items will be sold at the exhibitions. You must have an admission to the exhibition to purchase.
- “10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS – EXHIBITION – ” Jacket Badge Collection (19 types in total, random): ¥550 (tax included)
- “10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS – EXHIBITION – ” Jacket Sticker Collection (19 types in total, random): ¥550 (tax included)
- “10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS – EXHIBITION – ” TEE (M, L, or XL): ¥3,700 (tax included)
- “10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS – EXHIBITION – ” Tote: ¥2,200 (tax included)
The badges and stickers are limited up to 10 per person, while the tee and tote are limited up to 2 per person.
They will also be selling 2 items that are made-to-order. You are required to pay full price at the time of booking.
- “10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS – EXHIBITION – ” Framed Metal Poster: ¥22,000 (tax included)
- “10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS – EXHIBITION – ” Pail Can: ¥9,900 (tax included)
Reservation Period and Delivery Date:
・ Reception Period: Saturday, September 4th – Thursday, September 23rd
・ Delivery Date: Tuesday, November 2nd
・ Reception Period: Friday, October 1st – Sunday, October 10th
・ Delivery Date: Saturday, November 20th
Purchase Bonus Postcard
BABYMETAL & HMV have announced that those that enter the “10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS – EXHIBITION -” (hmv museum) and purchase select editions of the “10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN” release will receive a the “10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS – EXHIBITION – postcard” as a bonus benefit.
- “10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN” First Press Limited Edition Blu-ray (TFXQ-78193) – ¥15,400 (tax included)
- “10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN” Regular Blu-ray (TFXQ-78195) – ¥7,700 (tax included)
- “10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN” Regular DVD (TFBQ-18237) – ¥6,600 (tax included)
- “10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN” CD (TFCC-86782) – ¥3,300 (tax included)
Those that order the blu-ray or DVD (TFXQ-78193, TFXQ-78195, TFBQ-18237) will get the original pre-order post-card (which is different from the one mentioned above), and CD (TFCC-86782) pre-orders will get the pre-order bonus stickers. They will be handed out as long as supplies last.
PMC Editor KOJO KUMIKO:
The book is currently #1 on Amazon Japan Books:
- BABYMETAL: Tweet 1 – Facebook – Instagram – Tweet (book) – Tweet (exhibition)
- BABYMETAL website: Book (Japanese) – Museum (Japanese)
- LIVING LEGEND special website
- HMV exhibition page
- Toys Factory: Book – Exhibition