Dance Unit Gets OGN From Z2 In Apocrypha: The Legend Of Babymetal

by Hannah Means Shannon

Z2 Comics have announced that next Fall, they’ll be partnering with Hollywood film/TV production company Amuse Group USA, and Babymetal’s producer Kobametal to publish an original graphic novel in Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal.

The OGN will feature 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. They combine metal sound and dance performances and have garnered some star fandom in Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Guns N’ Roses’ Slash and Rob Zombie.

Z2 Comics have previously collaborated on music-inspired graphic novels with Dan Auerbach, Robert Finley, the Music Maker Foundation, DJ Paul Oakenfold, and jazz musician Dave Chisholm.

Z2 Comics Co-Publisher Sridhar Reddy says:

With the book still months from publication, it’s too early to reveal much. In the months to come, BABYMETAL fans can expect more announcements, but today I would say the question we should be asking is not who is BABYMETAL, but what is BABYMETAL?’

Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal will be available online for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Kinokuniya USA, and 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). Besides the cover design, the special cover edition will be identical to the standard version.

In May, Babymetal will also be on a world tour across the United States and Europe with performances scheduled at Rock on the Range and Download UK:

BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018

【US TOUR】

2018/05/08 Kansas City, MO / Uptown Theater

2018/05/10 Austin, TX / ACL Live at the Moody Theater

2018/05/11 Dallas, TX / House of Blues Dallas

2018/05/13 Houston, TX / Revention Music Center

2018/05/15 Atlanta, GA / Tabernacle Atlanta

2018/05/17 Charlotte, NC / The Fillmore

2018/05/18 Nashville, TN / Marathon Music Works

2018/05/20 Columbus, OH / 「Rock on the Range」appearance

【EUROPE TOUR】

2018/06/01 Nürburg, Germany /「Rock am Ring」at Nürburgring appearance

2018/06/02 Nuremberg, Germany /「Rock im Park」at Zeppelinfeld appearance

2018/06/04 Innsbruck, Austria/ Music Hall Innsbruck

2018/06/05 Utrecht, Netherlands / TivoliVredenburg

2018/06/06 Utrecht, Netherlands / TivoliVredenburg

2018/06/09 Derby, UK / 「Download UK」at Donington Park appearance

Babymetal’s Official Web Site:

Japanese http://www.babymetal.jp/

English http://www.babymetal.com