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I first heard them years ago, and my reaction then was WTF, I am am intrigued. Japanese pop idols singing some kind of metal thing. I just started listening to their last album "Metal Galaxy" today and several tracks brought back that first WTF feeling.
Ijime, Dame, Zettai
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I don't know wtf is going on this song, its like a Japanese school girl decided to be a pirate and had access to an electric guitar.

Shanti, Shanti, Shanti has got some Indian vibe with the instruments and melodies.
 

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That is most peoples reactions.
 

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I would say I had the same first impression. But hey it came from Japan, it'll be weird (at least to us)!

I saw the videos like 3 years ago or so, first one was this:


Then as @thirdgen89gta already stated Megitsune then Karate:


There are idols in Japan in this age range in different genre that a conglomerate sponsors.

There are other age, even ethnic background that gets into this:


This group had split up like 2-3 yrs ago and the Aussie guy already formed his own group, Deadlift Lolita:


It makes money.... btw... BabyMetal is only Su-Metal and MoaMetal as Yui-Metal had a medical condition that does not allow her to tour no more. (BabyMetal had performed to Metal concerts in the States and other countries)
 

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Yeah. The Japanese Idol industry is something we really don’t have here.
 

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The official genre is Kawaii Metal. I guess it's harder to get Japan into metal so they made it cuter?
 

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The official genre is Kawaii Metal. I guess it's harder to get Japan into metal so they made it cuter?
The Japanese metal scene is huge so I don't think they have trouble finding fans. This is just a producer seeing a niche that combines metal and jpop and capitalizing on it.
 

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I liked blasting that from the RS while driving the kid and wife around on Halloween. Was great when some kid, that looked to be a young metalhead, appeared to know the song and get really excited about it.
 

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Every time I see that, all I can think of is the old anime Project A-ko, where they made fun of Fist of the North Star.
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I've found that stubbly square-jawed muscular cross-dressing men is a pretty common theme in most animes lol
Actually, the character is a girl. Buy a parody of FotNS.
 

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And now there is a real life one!

Based from some interviews I watched about this dude....

He is a legit Metal performer

He wrestles

He is a hetero... likes cross dressing though.
 

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I am a dwarf and I'm digging a hole, diggy diggy hole.

Heard this on my Tidal mix. WTF the lyrics make me laugh.

 

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I know the lyrics all too well.... At least I now have a theme song in my head when I am at the losing end of an argument with the Mrs.

Great hair though!
 

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I didn't realize it got its start as a Minecraft song. My nephew will never let me live it down.
 
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