2012-2014 – SISTERBONES
Backups dancers have a long history with BABYMETAL. They appeared in older “big shows”, especially for Black BABYMETAL songs, as the “SISTERBONES”.
Their first show was LEGEND D where they backed Head Banger (night of 15 mix). Then they appeared in LEGEND 1999, where they backed Yui and Moa in their solo songs. In LEGEND 1997 they backed Yui and Moa during Onedari Daisakusen and played a big part during Head Banger (Night of 15 mix) and BABYMETAL DEATH. Their last shows were at Budokan, where they backed Yui and Moa for Onedari Daisakusen and Song 4 again.
After that they didn’t have any backing dancers again until 2018, after Yui stopped appearing at shows. But these were different, as they no longer wore completely different outfits to the main members, but just slightly different outfits, and appeared throughout the entire show.
At least 1 of them appeared at every show in 2018. For the US and EU tour’s there were 2 (Minami and Minako), making a lineup of 4 with Su and Moa. Then, for the Japan tour, there were 5 (whole list below) making “The Chosen Seven”. Finally, for the last 4 shows of the year, Saya was the only backup dancer and basically filled in Yui’s position in the original 3 member lineup.
|Name||First Show||Last show||Number of shows||Social media|
|Minami Tsukui||2018/5/8||2018/10/31||19||Twitter – Instagram – Blog|
|Minako Maruyama||2018/5/8||2018/10/31||19||Twitter – Blog|
|Saya Hirai*||2018/10/23||2018/12/9||9||Twitter – Instagram|
|Kotono Oomori**||2018/10/23||2018/10/31||5||Twitter – Instagram|
*Joined Torahime Ichiza in March 2019. She then stopped posting on her own social media (she appears on the Torahime social media and blogs)
**Joined IRONBUNNY in April 2019. She also deleted her social media.
At the start of the first show of the year (BABYMETAL AWAKENS – The Sun Also Rises) at Yokohama Arena, the kamishibai at the show announced that there will be a 3rd member supporting Su and Moa in the shows:
And to support SU-METAL and MOAMETAL
Three brave avengers were summoned by the FOX GOD.
Today, one out of these three CHOSEN DANCERS will be selected
But who will be summoned is something only the FOX GOD knows.
The first to appear, Riho Sayashi, is best known for being a Morning Musume member. Meanwhile the 2nd to appear, Kano Fujihira, is the Sakura Gakuin president for the 2019-2020 nendo. Finally, Momoko Okazaki appeared in Taiwan and became the 3rd Avenger, she is an ex-Sakura Gakuin member.
|Name||First Show||Last show (so far)||Number of shows||Social media|
|Kano Fujihira||2019/6/29||2019/7/7||2||Sakura Gakuin|
Last updated Late August 2019.