Inside the world of "Kawaii metal"

What is Kawaii Metal?

Kawaii metal is a new type of Japanese music genre that is the fusion of Jpop (Japanese pop idols) with heavy metal.  While many metalheads have complained that mixing heavy metal with pop makes it not metal, this genre of music is slowly getting more popular , with many bands trying this idea. 

Honorable Kawaii metal bands: 

Baby Metal
Baby metal would have to be one of the first groups under the Kawaii metal genre. Active since 2010, the three members consisting of Su-Metal (Suzuka Nakamoto) who's in charge of voicals and Yuimetal (Yui Mizuno) and Moametal (Moa Kikuchi) , who are both in charge of the cute Jpop dancing and the scream, along with the accompanying band.

 Since 2013 they have visited a variety of events including heavy metal festivals and Hyper Japan in London. The group takes one the theme of a fox god which is represented through their signature fox head hand gesture.

Offical Website . On  April 2nd 2016 , They will be performing in London once again.
To Buy tickets Online, click  here .

Lady baby
A new group That HAS a high Popularity. The group Consists of three members. Teenaged Rie Kaneko and Rei Kuromiya Are in charge of the cute, pop side of Lady baby. " Ladybeard "IS in charge of the metal side of the Songs. He is one of the reasons why Lady Baby are getting more famous since he is an unique cross dresser from Australia.

Band maid were formed in 2013 with their first mini album "Maid in Japan" and are still currently active. The name of the group comes from the fact that their uniforms consist of maid uniforms. The members consist of Miku (Guitar and vocals), Saiki (Vocals), Kanami (Guitar), Akane (Drums) and Misa ( on Base)
Official youtube. Official website

Passcode debuted in 2013. The members consists of  Yuna Imada (twitter), Kaede Takashima (twitter),  Yuri Kurohara and Nao Minami (twitter) The members acting in their music videos makes Passcode stand out.

Hikari Shiina or "Pikarin" is an Otaku (anime fan) who cosplays as well as models for varies fashion magazines including Kera and Popteen. In 2015 she started to shine on the Kawaii metal scene.

Official website.

That was it for our short guide into the world of Kawaii metal. Are you a fan? Comment below.

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  1. Lovely post! I love harajuku fashion!

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  2. I love it ~~ An d I love that Pikarin introduce to kawaii metal's world ♥

  3. Never heard that kawaii and metal can be joined together. Looks cool to me though, just like pastel and goth. :)

    Cathy | cat bra


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