Change sometimes happens with glacial slowness. Sometimes, it comes in waves. Burst Girl apparently prefers change at the pace of a meteor strike. If a die-hard Burst Girl fan was hit by a bus and spent the week in a coma, they would be forgiven for waking up this morning, seeing the new MV and asking, “Who are these purple-clad punks and why does the center’s smile look so familiar?”
Burst Girl’s revolutionary week started last Sunday when it was announced that they would be making their Western debut as part of Italian idol festival Monster of Dolls 2020 line-up.
Who are you? WE ARE BURST GIRL! @burst_girls is our second #InnerCircle guest! Get ready to have your lives rocked and your bones broken, the explosive girls are coming, they want you to come… and they absolutely won't take no for an answer! #MoD2020 #爆裂女子 pic.twitter.com/IakvWxKluy
— Monster Of Dolls (@monster_dolls) September 15, 2019
Then Monday saw the graduation of Zero-chan. Though I’ve been overusing the phrase this year, this graduation is an end of an era. Rei-chan was an iconic presence in chika idol and it is hard to remember a time when she wasn’t the BOSS, first of Guso Drop and then of Burst Girl.