These Are the Details for the FRUITPOCHETTE Resurrection Single

I mean, it’s not much, but I’m so personally hype about this that I had to put it into HTML for the sake of posterity:

What a title. And given how much vintage Pantera I’ve been listening to over the last month, willingly and un, I’m doing this incredible groove riff in my head that’s probably going to be nothing like what the Frupoche band puts together, but that’s fine, it’s Shiori and Mina singing together again, and it’s going to be loud and pretty intense and that makes me want to go punch a kitten in excitement.

Please make an MV.

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Hot Damn, FRUITPOCHETTE Is Coming Back!

Cancel the next installment in the Let’s Remember Some Idols series, because the subject of that installment doesn’t need remembering. Not anymore. No, the Year of Idol Resurrections surges on. They’re going to be live, step-dancing to power metal riffs right in our faces, knocking out dual-titled tunes on some of the best-packaged records in music. They’re (hopefully!) going to grab idol itself by the collar of its lazy knock-off shirt and scream in its face and remind a bunch of people who’s really bad around here.

It’s for an indeterminate number of gigs, and probably indeterminate number of releases, but FRUITPOCHETTE, as both good and loud as it gets with practically zero contrivance, a jolt of power no matter what they do, will be back in August, and with the original duo reunited:

As Mina clears it up, exactly how active they are will depend on her health — Continue reading

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Mina’s Staying Loose, Just Waiting for the Bullpen Phone to Ring

I wondered if we’d get another chance to revisit the Greatest Conspiracy in Human History again before the year was over, and the Babymetal Illuminati allowed another sign of their intentions to slip through.

Via the Idolmetal group

See Mina’s previous connection to the conspiracy. Continue reading

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I’ll Stop Fanning These Flames When They Stop Fanning Themselves

We’ve seen the hidden symbols. We’ve seen the changes in the members’ behavior. And we’ve ever seen a small glimpse of how one former rival has been subtly rehearsing for a role that she must for some reason believe could be available to her soon.

Yes, Teratani Mina, ex of Fruitpochette, has a message for the world: She’s ready to Babymetal when Babymetal doesn’t anymore. Continue reading

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Teratani Mina Reveals Her Big Post-Fruitpochette Move

Seeing Mina go down and leave Fruitpochette due to lingering health issues was a bummer, and fans have wondered ever since just what exactly she’s going to wind up doing. There’s been some idoling for sure, getting her back into music, and some modeling and the like, but somebody of Mina’s outsized talent had to be working on something pretty big, right?

Right?

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Here’s What Fruitpochette and nanoCUNE Have Been Up To

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. Continue reading

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Fruitpochette’s Teratani Mina Says Farewell

We’ve known for a while that Mina was leaving Fruitpochette not because of an organizational shake-up and not because she wanted to, but because her actual ability to live mattered. Yesterday was her final performance, and there some really great photos via the Facebook fan group. Continue reading

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While We’re on the Topic, Fruitpochette Seems to Have New Music Coming Anyway

As living proof that idol groups just keep on ploughing through, members be damned, Fruitpochette may be losing Teratani Mina, but they might also be releasing at least one new track in the near future. Continue reading

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Further Clarity on the Mad Magazine Situation

Finding out earlier this week that the whole Himekyun Fruit Can structure represented by Mad Magazine records was basically being blown up (except for Himekyun Fruit Can themselves, who released an album and are doing quite well, thank you) set off kind of a tizzy. People just plain had more questions than answers. At the moment, we have a another answer. Continue reading

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Teratani Mina Is in Fact Retiring

Building on the post from earlier about one half of Fruitpochette graduating along with a whole passel of down-roster talent at Mad Magazine, it turns out that Teratani Mina is leaving not due to a disagreement with management, as I had suggested, but due to actual real-deal health issues.

From her blog today (translations via Google): Continue reading

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