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FRUITPOCHETTE Are Another JPop/Metal Sensation

Posted by on March 20, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Babymetal have been in the news forefront for a while now as a pop sensation, affront to the metal community, or cute novelty, depending on the reporter or publication. But come to find out, they aren't the only young, Japanese and female pop stars out there making waves. Fruitpochette have recently gotten a lot of attention for their similar brand of heavy metal meets Manga-cute pop stars. According to their Last FM page,

"FruitPochette, formerly known as Frupoche , is a Japanese idol group formed in 2012. It currently consists of 2 members : Teratani Mina and Azuma Shiori.
FruitPochette is a sister group of Hime Kyun Fruit Can and nanoCUNE.
Frupoche changed their name to FruitPochette on July 1, 2013."

MetalSucks already pointed out that since this group formed in 2012, we can't claim that they are just another Babymetal imposter. It seems more likely that this is just a case of girl-pop metal groups being bigger in Japan. And speaking as a girl who grew up loving metal and rock but still having an affinity for teen pop culture, I would have jumped on this bandwagon in a big way. Regardless of the fact that this probably isn't most metalheads' cup of tea, it is awesome that these girls are able to get their musical careers off to an early start.

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