Get Metal with a Babymetal Graphic Novel
There’s no band in the world like Babymetal, the metal dance unit, whose hit songs like “KARATE,” “Gimme Chocolate,” and “Megitsune” have captured the imaginations of fans around the globe. This fall, Z2 Comics, Hollywood film/TV production company Amuse Group USA, and Babymetal’s producer Kobametal are collaborating on a brand new, original story for the graphic novel Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal, featuring art by award-winning illustrator GMB Chomichuk.
Formed in 2010, Babymetal is a metal dance unit made up of three performers, Su-Metal, Yuimetal, and Moametal. With their combination of powerful metal sound and dance performances, they are by far the most unique band out there. Since its inception, the Japanese metal dance unit has developed a devoted fan base that describes their concerts as both energetic and unforgettable. The band has received glowing praise from the industry’s top acts, including Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Guns N’ Roses’ Slash and Rob Zombie.
The book will be published by Z2 Comics, who has previously collaborated on acclaimed music-inspired graphic novels with the likes of rockstar Dan Auerbach, bluesman Robert Finley and the Music Maker Foundation, platinum selling DJ Paul Oakenfold and jazz musician Dave Chisholm.
The graphic novel based on the band, Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal will be on sale in comic book stores and bookstores in October 2018 and will retail for $24.99. Also, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Kinokuniya USA, and Japanese online market Asmart will each release a limited special cover edition of the graphic novel (pre-order dates for Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Kinokuniya USA are TBD).