BABYMETAL live-action/animated shortform series currently in development

Fresh off the finale of their 2016 world tour in front of more than 110,000 fans at the Tokyo Dome, metal idol sensation BABYMETAL will embark on a new adventure: an original shortform series.

The hybrid live-action and animated project is currently in development will be produced by Warner Bros.’ digital studio Blue Ribbon Content, Amuse USA, and manager and creator of BABYMETAL Key Kobayashi (a.k.a. KOBAMETAL).

The series was announced today by Sam Register, President of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series.

BABYMETAL have to be seen to be believed — a mind-blowing, fun combination of pop vocals, heavy metal music and dance choreography brought to life by three incredibly talented teenage stars,” says Register. “We are huge fans here at Blue Ribbon Content and are extremely excited to help bring the BABYMETAL phenomenon to U.S. audiences through this upcoming digital series.

Tatsuro Hatanaka, President of Amuse Inc. and Amuse USA, commented: “We are grateful for Warner Bros. and Blue Ribbon Content’s interest in BABYMETAL, and to be moving onward with the project. We are very much looking forward to working on this project with Sam and his team, and hope everyone will enjoy our completed work.

The action-adventure will take viewers inside the magical world of heavy metal music as it comes under attack, and one lonely god, Kitsune, forms the warrior band BABYMETAL to save the day. In the series, SU-METAL, YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL join together to ultimately redefine the genre. The series will also feature new live-action performances from the group, who will enter the animated world through a secret portal.

Will this top the masterpiece that is Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi?

(via Warner Bros.)