Inside the Homicidol Mind: Shinozaki Kokoro of petit pas!

The more you learn about petit pas!, the more you appreciate the kind of hustle that goes into idol; the current trio’s only been together for about a year, but Kokoro has been there since the beginning, now the leader of a self-mandated “little steps” group with the aim of being the most kawaii in Tokyo, combining a rock sound with a hip youth-culture aesthetic.

Three years on and a pretty good debut album still fresh, it’s fair to say that petit pas! may not yet have reached their goal, but they’re doing pretty okay nonetheless.

Kokoro spoke with Gekirock about the group’s progress, the album and her own career, and Phillter got in more handy practice in providing the translation (thanks, dude!). A few highlights: Continue reading