And speaking of things that people are all HEY YOU JERK YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING WITH THIS about, I submit to you not a new maturation of idol rock, but a new realization of kawaiicore that’s presently* giving vigorous side-eye to all who’ve come before:
I was quite confused as to why Twitter seemed to think that the group had been around since 2014(!), considering that at least one of the members would have been a fetus at the time and because, between the lot of us, not many things that are good things would have escaped notice given that length of time to be noticed. But!
2月24日(土)渋谷DESEOminiにて "PINKYPOKER LAST LIVE /Re：START
— PINKYCASE (@PINKYCASE) January 30, 2018
So there you go. I won’t pretend to have known PINKYPOKER, either, but that, friends, is why we do this stuff.
They’re way beyond the bounds of chika, too, it must be said, as they’re “already” rubbing shoulders with the likes of Cheeky Parade and Yumemiru Adolescence at a ZEPP show:
会場：Zepp DiverCity TOKYO
1円〜スタートのカウントアップチャージライブ!!～IDOL エンタメTOPICS 2018～開催！
— PINKYCASE (@PINKYCASE) March 12, 2018
The hard side of idol grows and grows.
*In my head canon, shut up
**Still, man alive do I hate that term