You guys remember this from earlier in the week?
A virtual high-five to the person who can give me a working definition of #idoloid, which is a term that I learned two minutes ago
— Homicidol Maniac (@homicidols) June 6, 2016
Our friend Zac answered the call. In an off-site message:
I’ve seen this group before at SARU. I think the whole idoloid thing is just a term they made up? There’s an origin story for the group … PiGU is an abbreviation of “POP iD Girls Unit”, and they are an idol unit of magical idoloids created when the tears of angels that fell from cracks in the old testament were personified.
Well, that’s very interesting. Thank you, Zac. Anything else we should know?
They’re from Osaka and have their own theater in Nihonbashi, apparently. Cute rock, fun rock is their thing music-wise. Cute mosh! Cute lift! Cute dive! They also have that on [their website].
Fascinating. So who exactly are PiGU? In their own words:
あなたのアイドロイド〜PiGU٩̋(˃̶͈̀ ȏ ˂̶᷇ ⁎)♪
— PiGU Official (@PiGU_idoloid) June 11, 2016
Or, basically, it’s an 80s revival! I wouldn’t say that’s 100 percent accurate, but there is a ton of Bangles/Go Go’s moves among the idol. To whit:
That’s PiGU. Follow them on Twitter. Happy Saturday.