Absolutely Fabulous: Joanna Lumley Takes in Kamen Joshi

Once again, the Mask Girls become ambassadors for idol culture by drawing in a Western eye. Joanna Lumley, star of many things but people away from the Beeb’s orbit probably know best from AbFab, has a new BBC series on Japan, and for this episode did a stop-in at PARMS, where she (seems to have) enjoyed a night of Kamen Joshi and talking with performer and fan alike.

There’s some weird picture-in-picture situation with this video, but it’s the only freely available version that I could find after hearing about the show the other day; if you have something that can embed cleanly, please holler.

Skip to like 14:20 or so

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BBC’s Documentary Featuring Babymetal Currently Available to View

I say “currently” because this could be a short-lived mirror on Dailymotion; BBC’s player is restricted to, you know, Britain.

Babymetal: Wembley to Tokyo (BBC) by Blussy96 Continue reading


Your Chance to Listen Live to the World Premiere of Babymetal’s ‘KARATE’

To avoid becoming Babyblog, I’m just going to keep updating these original posts.

Wanna hear the UK’s BBC Radio 1 debut of “KARATE”?

BABYMETAL – BBC Radio 1 (25 February 2016) – KARATE Debut by Missing Reel

North American audiences will be able to listen to “KARATE” tonight at midnight, that is 24:00 Thursday / 0:00 Friday, on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal. Jose’s show. What’s it called?

And now that we got that taken care of, read on for another look at the marketing at play. Continue reading