When last we saw Fruitpochette, it was Teratani Mina’s farewell, leaving the future of the group in doubt. And when we last saw nanoCUNE … was never, actually, except in the context of Mad Magazine’s big blow-up earlier in the year.
Nonetheless, feet are being landed on, and we’re learning a little bit about where things go from here.
First off, nanoCUNE no longer exists. It’s nanoRider now!
— nanoRider (@nanorider2016) April 30, 2016
Second off, I don’t know if Fruitpochette’s future is all that much clearer, but Shiori is still out there banging that drum, and I’ll go ahead and suggest that there may be an excellent in-house candidate ready to go.
Just listen to this:
— タカ@えひめ (@axela20) May 5, 2016
This was a Nissan event in the MADCREW’s home base of Ehime, so of course the cool local idols performed and included in that set Fruitpochette’s “灼熱-Drop,” which is one of this Maniac’s favorites of theirs. Joining Shiori? Mayu from nanoCUNE/Rider. And she did a really great job with it.
Of course, nanoRider currently consists of but two members, one of whom is Mayu, so that may not be a likely long-term match. Still! In general, that’s a nice little performance. I’m also taking this as a cue to finally get around to covering some nanoCUNE/Rider.
As for Mina, she’s still at it, albeit at a slower burn than Fruitpochette would have required:
— コスコレ@ソウル・福岡・札幌・広島 (@cos0123) May 3, 2016
As a cosplay model!